Finding Aid to the Elbert Kenneth Saxmann Manuscript Collection, 1926-1963, MS 3101

Finding Aid to the, Elbert Kenneth Saxmann Manuscript Collection, 1926-1963, MS 3101

H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society

 

Collection summary

Title:

Elbert Kenneth Saxmann  Manuscript Collection

Creator:

Saxman, Elbert Kenneth

Call number:

MS 3101

Inclusive dates:

1926-1963

Bulk dates:

1941-1945

Extent:

1 box

Abstract:

Contains documents and ephemera relating to the life of Cpl. Elbert K. Saxmann, focusing primarily upon World War II.

Administrative summary

Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library

Maryland Historical Society

201 W. Monument St.

Baltimore, MD 21201

www.mdhs.org

specialcollections@mdhs.org

Access restrictions

Open to the public without restrictions.

Use restrictions

Permission to quote must be received in writing from the Special Collections Librarian.

Provenance

Gift of George and Barbara Whitehead, April 23, 2012.

 

Accession number

2012-002-LIB

 

Processing note

Processed by Margaret McCready, July 2016

 

Biographical Note

Corporal Elbert K. Saxmann was born in Iowa on November 14th, 1919. He fought in the Second World War, and was in active service from January 29th 1942 to December 5th, 1945, discharged honorably. He fought first in the 97th Chemical Composite Company, and then the Alaskan Wing Air Transport Command starting in January 1944.

 

Scope and Content

The Collection contains one clamshell of documents and ephemera pertaining to Elbert K. Saxmann’s life and experiences before, during, and after World War Two.

The documents are organized in several series, each contained in a single folder. Within each folder, the documents are organized into an approximate chronological order. The series are as follows: Ephemera; Discharge Documents; Early Life; Appreciation Certificates Post War; Forms and Applications; Letters and Formal Documents; Yearbooks; and Physical Ephemera. Photographs removed to the Elbert Kenneth Saxmann Photograph Collection, PP315.

 

Container List

Description

Date

Box

Folder

Series I: Ephemera

 

 

 

"Going Back to Civilian Life" Instructional booklet for newly discharged veterans

August, 1945

1

Folder 1

Series II: Discharge Documents

 

 

 

"Enlisted Record and Report of Separation Honorable Discharge" Document with 1963 newspaper obituary of Saxmann's mother pasted on.

December 5th, 1945

1

Folder 2

Honorable discharge certificate

December 5th, 1945

1

Folder 2

Series III: Early Life

 

 

 

Color Print. "From the Beginners' Class to Primary" Sunday School Certificate

October 10th, 1926

1

Folder 3

"Vacation Church School" certificate

July 17th, 1931

1

Folder 3

"Junior High Schools Certificate"

June 20th, 1935

 

Folder 3

"Certificate of Regular Attendance"

June 21st, 1935

1

Folder 3

Series IV: Appreciation Certificates Post-War

 

 

 

Letter of Appreciation from Richard C. Sanders, stating that veterans will continue to be aided by the Air Force.

c. 1945

1

Folder 4

"Army Air Forces Certificate of Appreciation for War Service" from Commanding General Army Air forces

c. 1945

1

Folder 4

Letter of Appreciation for Veterans from Harry S. Truman

December, 1945

1

Folder 4

Letter of Appreciation for Veterans from Omar N. Bradley

December, 1945

1

Folder 4

Airforce Station Veteran Card

March 10th, 1946

1

Folder 4

Certificate of Appreciation of Service from Harry S. Truman

c. 1945

1

Folder 4

State of Maryland Certificate of Appreciation from Herbert R. O'Connor

c. 1945

1

Folder 4

Series V: Forms and Applications

 

 

 

"Patient's Deposit Certificate" Blank.

Not Dated

1

Folder 5

"Certificate of Proficiency Unit Gas Non-Commissioned Officer"

March 16th, 1944

1

Folder 5

"Application for Appointment as Warrant Officer" Duplicate included, both blank.

August 19th, 1942

1

Folder 5

"Personnel Placement Questionnaire" Filled out by Elbert Saxmann, multiple copies included.

December 15th, 1943

1

Folder 5

Series VI: Letters and Formal Documents

 

 

 

Confidential document detailing transfer of Elbert K. Saxmann and David C. Shope to Big Delta, Alaska. Three Copies.

May 14th, 1943

1

Folder 6

Letter from Dean S. Swift to Elbert Saxmann about fixes and the return of Private Shope.

November 13th, 1943

1

Folder 6

"Request for Transfer to Alaskan Wing, Air Transport Command" Letter from Saxmann, with responses from commanding officers. First denied then approved. Includes carbon copies of messages.

February 14th, 1944

1

Folder 6

"Non-Commission Officers' Voluntary School Candidate" Request by Saxmann, with pink carbon copy slip.

March 13th, 1944

1

Folder 6

"Application for Appointment of WO JG" Written by R. E. Barr. Includes pink carbon copy slip.

March 27th, 1944

1

Folder 6

"Restricted Special Orders" Includes information about Elbert Saxmann's transfer to Alaska.

March 28th, 1944

1

Folder 6

 "Memorandum Reciept" clothes given by the quartermaster in Alaska

October 25th, 1943

1

Folder 6

 "Memorandum Reciept" clothes given by the quartermaster in Alaska

January 30th, 1944

1

Folder 6

 "Memorandum Reciept" clothes given by the quartermaster in Alaska

January 31st, 1944

1

Folder 6

 "Clearance Slip" list of dues for exiting the military

March 31st, 1944

1

Folder 6

Series VII: Yearbooks

 

 

 

Baltimore City College Yearbook, 1938

1938

1

Folder 7

2nd Separate Chemical Battalion, Fort Bragg, 1942

1942

1

Folder 7

General Ephemera found in 1938 yearbook, including a prom flyer, a comic strip, mourning cards, newspaper clippings, and a class reunion booklet of 1963.

1938-1963

1

Folder 8

Series VIII: Physical Ephemera

 

 

 

Set of five small golden buttons// L & R Metal// American coat of arms embossed on front

Not Dated

 

Box 1

Set of Four larger golden buttons// Scovill MFC CO, Waterbury// American coat of arms embossed on front

Not Dated

 

Box 1

Two Tax Tokens, 10 cents and 14 cents

1935; 1941

 

Box 1

Two Dogtags, Elbert K. Saxmann

Not Dated

 

Box 1

Screw-back U.S. Pin

Not Dated

 

Box 1

Screw-back Ensignia Pin

Not Dated

 

Box 1

Fare Token, Takoma Washington

Not Dated

 

Box 1

Fare Token, Durham Public Service Co.

Not Dated

 

Box 1

"Flammis Vincimus" Enamel Dragon Pin

Not Dated

 

Box 1

Medal with a Footballer Embossed on Front

Not Dated

 

Box 1

Small, Dark Pin with Bird on it

Not Dated

 

Box 1

9th Service Command Patch (Blue patch with pointed circle)

1941-1945

 

Box 1

Army Service Forces Patch (Blue Star in Center)

1941-1945

 

Box 1

Two First Army "A" Patches

1941-1945

 

Box 1

Two Green Corporal Shoulder Patches

1941-1945

 

Box 1

Horizontal Overseas Service Bars, Four and Two

1941-1945

 

Box 1

Ruptured Duck Discharge Badge[?]

1941-1945

 

Box 1

Social Security Card

Not Dated

 

Box 1

Secret Service Belt

Not Dated

 

Box 1

 

Games