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Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: World War, 1939-1945
  • Branch of Service: Army
  • Unit of Service: Company D; 191st Port Company, 488th Port Battalion, 5th Army Transportation Corps
  • Location of Service:
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/116589

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About this Item

Title

  • William Charles Schmitt Collection

Names

  • Seltzer, Karen Schmitt
  • Schmitt, William Charles

Home State

  • Illinois

Headings

  • -  Schmitt, William Charles
  • -  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.

Repository

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

Gender

  • Male

Race

  • White

Service History

  • World War, 1939-1945

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Unit of Service: Company D; 191st Port Company, 488th Port Battalion, 5th Army Transportation Corps
    • Location of Service:
    • Highest Rank: Sergeant
    • Dates of Service: 1942-1945
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran served as a base sign painter, an illustrator, and cartoonist for the base newspaper. He also served as a pitcher for the base softball team.

Materials

  • Manuscript: Biographical information [4 items] -- Typewritten document (collected 2016)
  • Manuscript: Clippings [28 items] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents) (collected 1942-2016)
  • Manuscript: Creative works [7 items] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents) (collected 1942-1945)
  • Manuscript: Memoirs [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 2004-09-05)
  • Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [2 items] -- Typewritten document (collected 1942-12)
  • Manuscript: Correspondence [5 items] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents) (collected 1944-1945)
  • Manuscript: Printed matter [2 items] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents) (collected 1944)
  • Photograph: Original photographic print [45 items] -- Photograph (collected 1942-1945)
  • Photograph: Digital print [2 items] -- Photograph (collected 2006)
  • Photograph: Copy photographic print [2 items] -- Photograph (collected 1943)
  • Photograph: Photocopy of Photographic Print [9 items] -- Photograph (collected 1944)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/116589

Cite as

  • William Charles Schmitt Collection (AFC/2001/001/116589), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Additional Metadata Formats

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:

Seltzer, Karen Schmitt, and William Charles Schmitt. William Charles Schmitt Collection. 1942.

APA citation style:

Seltzer, K. S. & Schmitt, W. C. (1942) William Charles Schmitt Collection.

MLA citation style:

Seltzer, Karen Schmitt, and William Charles Schmitt. William Charles Schmitt Collection. 1942.