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Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: World War, 1939-1945
  • Branch of Service: Army
  • Service Unit/Ship: Headquarters, Company E, 2nd Battalion, 232nd Infantry Regiment, 42nd Infantry Division; 19th Infantry Division
  • Location of Service: Fort Devens, Massachusetts; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; European Theater
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/57944

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William James Burton Collection
Interview / Recording

More Resources

[ Memoir, Christmas on the Rhine River 1944 ]
[ Biographical information ]
[ Commemorative pamphlett, Christmas at Schofield Barracks ]

About this Item

Title

  • William James Burton Collection

Names

  • Burton, William James
  • Burton, Dolores Marie

Home State

  • Massachusetts

Headings

  • -  Burton, William James
  • -  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.

Repository

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

Gender

  • Male

Status

  • veteran

Service History

  • World War, 1939-1945

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Service Unit/Ship: Headquarters, Company E, 2nd Battalion, 232nd Infantry Regiment, 42nd Infantry Division; 19th Infantry Division
    • Location of Service: Fort Devens, Massachusetts; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; European Theater
    • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
    • Dates of Service: 1940-1945
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran also served in the Massachusetts National Guard from 1937 to 1940 participating in the 101st Infantry Bugle and Drum Corps.

Materials

  • Audio: CD [1 item] -- Self-interview (collected 2008-03-01; 1994-12-31)
  • Manuscript: Biography [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected unknown)
  • Manuscript: Clippings [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 1985-12-04)
  • Manuscript: Memoir [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected unknown)
  • Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [4 items] -- Typewritten document (collected 1940-1945)
  • Manuscript: Printed matter [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 1940-12-25)
  • Manuscript: Periodicals [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 1992-12-12)
  • Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Transcription of audio recording (collected unknown)
  • Manuscript: Unit histories [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 1945)
  • Photograph: Photographic print [5 items] -- Photographs (collected 1940-1944)
  • Photograph: Duplicate [5 items] -- Photographs (collected 1940-1944)
  • Computer File: CD [1 item] -- Electronic file of photograph (collected 1944; 2008)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/57944

Cite as

  • William James Burton Collection (AFC/2001/001/57944), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • audio
  • image
  • pdf

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:

Burton, William James, and Dolores Marie Burton. William James Burton Collection. 1940. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.57944/.

APA citation style:

Burton, W. J. & Burton, D. M. (1940) William James Burton Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.57944/.

MLA citation style:

Burton, William James, and Dolores Marie Burton. William James Burton Collection. 1940. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.57944/>.