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Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: World War, 1939-1945
  • Branch of Service: Army
  • Unit of Service: Company B, 331st Medical Battalion, 423rd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division
  • Location of Service: Belgium; Germany
  • Highest Rank: Corporal
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/10641

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Jack Sklar Collection
Interview / Recording

More Resources

[ Telegram informing Mrs. Lillian Sklar that her husband is MIA [January 8 1945] ]
[ Telegram to parents of Jack Sklar informing them he is a POW of Germany [April 28, 1945] ]
[ Letter from Adjutant General Ulio to Harry Sklar concerning Jack Sklar's MIA status [March 10, 1945] ]
[ Letter to Dad from Jack Sklar [February 9, 1945] ]
[ Letter to Jack Sklar to Lillian Sklar from POW camp [March 17, 1945] ]

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[ Telegram to Harry Sklar [June 2, 1945] ]
[ Telegram to Harry Sklar [June 21, 1945] ]
[ News clipping from the Indianapolis Star, "106th with 8,000 casualties is [illegible] with stopping Germans in Bulge drive" ]

About this Item

Title

  • Jack Sklar Collection

Names

  • Sklar, Jack
  • VA Medical Center, Chicago Health Care Systems
  • James, Marie L.
  • George, Ellen L.

Home State

  • Illinois

Headings

  • -  Sklar, Jack
  • -  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.
  • -  Prisoner of War -- United States

Repository

  • Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Gender

  • Male

Status

  • veteran

Service History

  • World War, 1939-1945

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Unit of Service: Company B, 331st Medical Battalion, 423rd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division
    • Location of Service: Belgium; Germany
    • Highest Rank: Corporal
    • Dates of Service: 1942-1945
    • Prisoner of War: Yes
    • Military Status: veteran

Materials

  • Manuscript: Correspondence [5 items] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents) (collected 1945)
  • Manuscript: Clippings [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 1945)
  • Photograph: Original photographic print [5 items] -- Photograph (collected 1942-2003)
  • Audio: Microcassette [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 2003-10-25)
  • Audio: CD [1 item] -- Reference copy (collected 2003-10-25; 2007-12-21)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/10641

Cite as

  • Jack Sklar Collection (AFC/2001/001/10641), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • audio
  • image

Additional Metadata Formats

IIIF Presentation Manifest

Rights & Access

Using VHP Material in Publication or Exhibition

The Veterans History Project (VHP) at the Library of Congress collects, preserves and makes accessible the firsthand recollections of U.S. military veterans who served from World War I through more recent conflicts and peacekeeping missions, so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand what they saw, did and felt during their service. The Veterans History Project Collection includes oral histories along with documentary materials such as original letters, diaries, photographs, and memoirs.

Veterans and interviewers contribute these materials to the Library for scholarly and educational purposes, retaining any copyright they may hold. Therefore, permission must be obtained before using the interview or other materials in exhibition or publication. Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these materials should contact the Veterans History Project for assistance.

As a publicly supported institution, the Library generally does not own rights to material in its collections. Therefore, it does not charge permission fees for use of such material and cannot give or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute material in its collections. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item from the Library’s collections and for securing any necessary permissions rests with persons desiring to use the item.

Please contact us with questions.

Obtaining Copies of VHP Materials

In order for VHP materials to be duplicated, we must receive written permission from the interviewee for you to obtain a copy of the recording unless the proposed use is limited to personal use, research, or other uses permissible by copyright law. If the interviewee is deceased, their next-of-kin may grant written permission.

Please contact VHP for assistance if you need to contact a veteran for permission to use their materials in exhibition or publication, or if you have received permission from the veteran and need access to high-resolution copies of VHP collection materials.

Citing VHP Materials

Please use the following formats when citing Veterans History Project materials (substituting the appropriate name and collection ID number).

Materials as a whole:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Manuscript material:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Memoirs (MS02), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Transcript (MS04), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Correspondence (MS01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Recording:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Audio recording (SR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Video recording (MV01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Photograph:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Photographs (PH01), photographer unknown, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Photographs (PH03-PH14), Ralph Williams photographer, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Computer file:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Computer file (CF01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Artifact:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Artifact (AR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Sklar, Jack, Chicago Health Care Systems Va Medical Center, Marie L James, and Ellen L George. Jack Sklar Collection. 1942. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.10641/.

APA citation style:

Sklar, J., Va Medical Center, C. H. C. S., James, M. L. & George, E. L. (1942) Jack Sklar Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.10641/.

MLA citation style:

Sklar, Jack, et al. Jack Sklar Collection. 1942. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.10641/>.