William D. Murdy, WWII Collection, 1944-1945 | East Texas Research Center

Collection Overview

Title: William D. Murdy, WWII Collection, 1944-1945Add to your cart.

ID: A/160

Primary Creator: Murdy, William D.

Extent: 0.0

Subjects: Concentration camps -- Germany -- Photographs, Dachau (Concentration camp) -- Photographs, Murdy, William D. -- Diaries, World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, World war, 1939-1945 -- Photographs

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of photocopies of the journals Murdy numbered 4-6. He said the other journals were destroyed over the years following the war. Some of the original pictures of the Dachau Concentration Camp were given to the department and are catalogued in the Photograph Collection.

Collection Historical Note

During World War II, Captain William D. Murdy served with the U. S. Army, 3rd (later became 2831st) Battalion, 40th Engineer Combat Regiment, as Company Commander from August 1944-May 1945. The company operated both in France and Germany. Murdy kept a journal of the activities of the company in which he included periodic reports of work accomplished, recommendations for awards, statements of the history of his company, commendations, some correspondence, and other military reports and orders. He took and collected photographs of work done, military equipment and machinery, members of the company, war damages, and historic sites. Also included were photos taken at Dachau Concentration Camp.

("William D. Murdy, WWII Collection." East Texas Research Center. Ralph W. Steen Library. Stephen F. Austin State University).

Subject/Index Terms

Concentration camps -- Germany -- Photographs
Dachau (Concentration camp) -- Photographs
Murdy, William D. -- Diaries
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives
World war, 1939-1945 -- Photographs


Box and Folder Listing


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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Journal, August-December 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Journal, December 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Journal, January- February 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Journal, (Includes photocopies of pictures from Dachau Concentration Camp in Germany), February-April 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Journal, (Includes photocopy of Stars and Stripes announcing the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, information sheets on Hitler's mountain retreat with pictures and diagrams of the retreat), April-May 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Journal, November 1945Add to your cart.

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