ROGER T. WOLFE PAPERS
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
Letters written by Wolfe to his future wife, Eleanor Brown, during and immediately following World War II comprise the bulk of the collection. Also included are limited military records. Photographs documenting Wolfe's participation in the 10th Mountain Division's Italian Campaign, complete the collection.
The bulk of the series consists of Wolfe's World War II correspondence with his future wife, Eleanor Brown. Additional correspondence between Eleanor Brown and Wolfe's mother, Verna Kelly, is also included. Limited military records also form part of the series.
The series contains black and white photographs, color photographic postcards and souvenir photograph packets. Images primarily depict the 10th Mountain Division's Italian Campaign and occupation duty following combat.
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
The collection is open for research.
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Roger Theodore Wolfe was born December 25, 1915 in New Lexington, Ohio, the son of Dewey M. and Verna B. Wolfe. He graduated from New Lexington High School, New Lexington, Ohio in 1933. After graduation, Wolfe sold men and boys clothing for the J.C. Cullen Company of New Lexington. He enlisted in the Army March 10, 1943 at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana and was trained as a clerk typist in the Signal Corps. As a member of the 10th Mountain Division, Wolfe served with the 110th Mountain Signal Company at Camp Swift, Texas; Camp Carson, Colorado and in Italy. During combat operations in Italy, Wolfe received the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service. He was discharged from the service December 2, 1945. Following the war, Wolfe worked briefly with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He also married Eleanor Brown. Wolfe died in Verona, New Jersey October 6, 1988.
Other Finding Aids
Gift, Roger T. Wolfe, most likely donated the papers in this collection, the donor and the date of donation are not documented. Wolfe donated the photographs, but the date of this donation is also unknown.
Number of Boxes: 1 (.5 linear feet)
Number of PhotoBoxes: 1 (.25 linear feet)
- Camp Hale (Colo.) -- Pictorial works. Subject Source: Lcnaf
- Military maneuvers -- Cold weather conditions. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Military records Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Personal papers. Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Photographs. Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Ski troops. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Soldiers -- United States -- Correspondence. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- United States. -- Army. -- 110th Mountain Signal Company-- Archival resources.
- United States. -- Army. -- Mountain Division, 10th Quartermaster Battalion -- Archival resources.
- Wolfe, Roger T.. -- 1915-1988 -- Archives.
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- ROGER T. WOLFE PAPERS
- MARCH 2012
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