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Lois Logan Horn, WWII Military Records

Title: Lois Logan Horn, WWII Military Records

Creator: Horn, Lois Logan

Dates: 1940-1994 bulk 1993-1994

Quantity: 1 box  (0.5 linear ft.)

Collection Number: MS 0031

Language: English


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Preferred Citation: Lois Logan Horn, WWII Military Records (MS 0031). Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.


Lois Logan Horn served in the United States Navy during World War II as a member of Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES).

Scope and Content:

The Horn papers comprise interview transcripts, correspondence, photographs, military publications, and newspaper articles. The majority of the material is photocopies, with a few original letters, publications, and photographs from World War II that were gathered by Horn during the interview process. The majority of interviews took place in 1993 and 1994, with some taking place earlier. Lois Logan Horn acquired the material after she documented her own memories and interviewed her husband and her brother about their experiences during World War II. Her work expanded when family members and friends also wanted to talk about their own memories. The interviews provide a view of the impact of the war on the United States.

Many of those who are represented in the collection served for the United States armed services, including service in the Pacific Theater and in the WAVES. The memoires detail imprisonment in the Phillippines, the Bataan Death March, the war efforts in the United States, and experiences in different branches of the military. Others detail pre-war experiences in Washington, D.C., China, Hungary, Italy, and Japan, along with views of a conscientious objector, those forced into relocation camps, and those in the war industry.


World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons

World War, 1939-1945 -- United States

World War, 1939-1945 -- Correspondence

World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female -- Sources

World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American

United States. Naval Reserve. Women's Reserve

Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945


Container List: Box 1. Folder 1. Horn, Lois Logan, memoirs, correspondence, military publications, photos, 1944-1945, 1990-1994 Box 1. Folder 2. Horn, Bob, Alan Horn, James Horn, Florence Horn Maier, interviews, diary, article, photos, 1944-1945, 1994 Box 1. Folder 3. Logan, Bill, Makoto Ikeda, correspondence, photos, 1940-1945, 1994 Box 1. Folder 4. Logan, Bob, memoirs, photos, 1991-1994 Box 1. Folder 5. Logan, Donald, Vance Logan, Jack Logan, Helen Louise Logan, Calloway, Nebraska, transcript, correspondence, 1944, 1986, 1994 Box 1. Folder 6. Carlisle, Ila, Bruce Morris, Jeanette Mclean Barlen, Long Pine, Nebraska, transcript, photographs, 1993-1994 Box 1. Folder 7. Creel, Wilhelmine, transcript, 1976, 1994 Box 1. Folder 8. Davis, Charles, transcript, photos, 1993 Box 1. Folder 9. Erickson, Barbara, transcript, photos, 1990, 1993-1994 Box 1. Folder 10. Everett, Julian, transcript, 1986, 1993 Box 1. Folder 11. Hilbert, Leighton, Bob Sherman, transcript, 1986, 1994 Box 1. Folder 12. Hirabayashi, Gordon, transcript, correspondence, news clippings, 1942-1944, 1984, 1990, 1994 Box 1. Folder 13. Jones, Elva, correspondence, photos, 1993 Box 1. Folder 14. Kahle, Joe, transcript, memoir, 1993-1994 Box 1. Folder 15. Odbert, Lonnie, transcript, memoir, photos, 1945, 1993 Box 1. Folder 16. Strohl, Morris, Jean Humphrey Strohl, transcript, photos, 1942-1945, 1993-1994 Box 1. Folder 17. Taylor, George, transcript, news clippings, 1986, 1994 Box 1. Folder 18. Tullio, Anthony, transcript, 1987, 1994 Box 1. Folder 19. Ward, Janet, transcript, correspondence, 1945, 1991, 1994

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