MS 792 - Robert Warren Wolfe Papers
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The Robert Warren Wolfe Papers were donated to the Center for Archival Collections by Robert Warren Wolfe on August 31, 1999.
The collection consists of materials relating to his military service during World War II. The collection was processed and register prepared by Stephen M. Charter, Reference Archivist. No restrictions exist on the use of this collection. Duplication is permitted for the purposes of preservation and research.
Robert Warren Wolfe, son of Carl E. and Hester M. Holzfoster Wolfe, was born on February 12, 1922 in Lima, Allen County, Ohio. He enlisted on October 5, 1942 and later served in the 187th Engineer Combat Battalion (1943-1945). He was awarded a Bronze Star Medal in August, 1945. Robert received an A.B. degree at Ohio University and a M.Ed. at Bowling Green State University. He taught at Bowling Green High School in Bowling Green, Ohio 1951-1955; Central Junior High School in Riverside, California 1955-1959; Rubidoux Senior High School in Riverside, California 1959-1966; and Indiana State University 1966-1985. He died on May 16, 2005 in Lima, Ohio.
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The Robert Warren Wolfe Papers span the years 1942 to 1945. The largest portion of the collection is the correspondence of Robert Warren Wolfe, written to his family during his service in World War II. He provides a vivid portrayal of army life and the character changes affected by the deprivation of war.
A scrapbook of wartime mementos contains photographs of his fellow soldiers, Camp White (Medford, Oregon), Holland, and Germany. Several photographs of a liberated concentration camp near Gammelin, Germany are included.
The collection contains the original typescript of his novel Naked Soul: Coping With War, which documents his military service and wartime experiences through his letters.
CORRESPONDENCE-ROBERT WARREN WOLFE TO FAMILY
CORRESPONDENCE-MISCELLANEOUS TO ROBERT WARREN WOLFE
SCRAPBOOKS AND SCRAPBOOK MATERIALS
MAPS, CHARTS, DIAGRAMS, GRAPHS, LISTS, ETC.
BRONZE SERVICE STAR MEDAL
Box 1: Correspondence from Robert Warren Wolfe to family
Box 2: Correspondence from Robert Warren Wolfe to family
Box 3: Correspondence from Robert Warren Wolfe to family