Guide to the Milan DeRuwe Papers 1944-46; 1986-1994
Cage 681

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
DeRuwe, Milan
Title
Milan DeRuwe Papers
ID
Cage 681
Date [inclusive]
1944-46; 1986-1994
Extent
700.0 items.
Language
English
Abstract
Papers consist of letters from Milan DeRuwe to Bernadine Sawins, describing what he experienced in the European war theater.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 681, Milan DeRuwe Papers . Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Milan DeRuwe attended Washington State College in the early 1940s. He was assigned to duty in the United States Army in the spring of 1943 when his ROTC class was activated. At various locations in the United States until October 1944, he then was assigned to the European front. From that time until June 1946 his activities took him around England, France, Belgium, and Germany. He was in both front and rear lines during the last months of the war, and then spent over a year with various duties in the occupation force and in England.

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Scope and Contents note

The papers consist of letters from Milan DeRuwe to Bernadine Sawins. The principal content is DeRuwe's descriptions of what he saw and experienced as a junior officer in the European War and during its immediate aftermath. The earliest letters are from August 1944 and the latest from June 1946.

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Arrangement note

The papers are in chronological order.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2002

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Letters of Milan DeRuwe were donated to the Washington State University Libraries in 2002 by Mr. DeRuwe (Accession Number MS2002-06).

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • DeRuwe, Milan --Archives
  • Sawins, Bernadine--Correspondence

Subject(s)

  • International Relations
  • Military
  • Washington (State)
  • World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Wartime Letters of Milan DeRuwe 

Folder

 August 1944 

1

 September 1944 

2

 October 1944 

3

 November 1944 

4

 December 1944 

5

 January 1945 

6

 February 1945 

7

 March 1945 

8

 April 1945 

9

 May 1945 

10

 June 1945 

11

 July 1945 

12

 August 1945 

13

 September 1945 

14

 October 1945 

15

 November 1945 

16

 December 1945 

17

 January 1946 

18

 February 1946 

19

 March 1946 

20

 April 1946 

21

 May 1946 

22

 June 1946 

23

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Series 2: Other Papers 

Folder

Travel letters 1986 

24

Reunion, ROTC class of 1943 1994 

25

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