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[Letter from Chester W. Nimitz to Charles Henry Nimitz, February 16, 1908] (open access)

[Letter from Chester W. Nimitz to Charles Henry Nimitz, February 16, 1908]

Handwritten letter from Chester Nimitz to his grandfather in Fredericksburg. Nimitz describes some trouble with native Moro tribesmen in the southern Philippines. He also mentions that he has been able to visit several islands in the Philippines and encountered an Army officer who knew the Nimitz family in Fredericksburg and Kerrville.
Date: February 16, 1908
Creator: Nimitz, Chester W. (Chester William), 1885-1966
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Transcript of Letter from Chester W. Nimitz to Charles Henry Nimitz, February 16, 1908] (open access)

[Transcript of Letter from Chester W. Nimitz to Charles Henry Nimitz, February 16, 1908]

Transcription of letter from Chester Nimitz to his grandfather in Fredericksburg. Nimitz describes some trouble with native Moro tribesmen in the southern Philippines. He also mentions that he has been able to visit several islands in the Philippines and encountered an Army officer who knew the Nimitz family in Fredericksburg and Kerrville.
Date: February 16, 1908
Creator: Nimitz, Chester W. (Chester William), 1885-1966
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History

[Photograph 2012.201.B1344.0577]

Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Major Gen. Jonathan M. Wainwright, 58 yeard old, is in direct command of United States forces in Philippines, with the depature of Gen. Douglas MacArthur to assume allied nations command in Australia and the Pacific."
Date: February 8, 1942
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 233rd week of the war, 115th week of U.S. participation

Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Central Pacific, Southwest Pacific, Air war, Burma, USSR. Maps show air attacks from London to various sites in Germany; New Ireland; south Pacific; Truk Is. Includes photographs: "Island forts", Marine corps set up radio telephone sets at Roi Island, Leathernecks set up machine guns immediately upon landing, All-Negro Ninety-Ninth Fighter Squadron at Anzio, German prisoners disembark from an LST to a prison camp, wounded female Jugoslav guerillas arrive in Malta, General Sir Harold Alexander chats with Yank rangers near Cisterno. Back: Text states "In Mein Kampf, Hitler stated that his plan was to destroy France first, then England, after which he would have the United States cornered without a fight!."
Date: February 28, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Morale Services Division. Army Information Branch.
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library

[Photograph of Chinese Cemetery]

Photograph of an ornate building and gazebo in the Chinese Cemetery of Manila, Philippines. A handwritten note on the back of the photo says "Mare of Chinese Cemetery."
Date: February 1945
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History

[Photograph of Chinese Cemetery Building]

Photograph of a building at the top of a set of steps. A handwritten note on the back of the photo says "Chinese Cemetery, Manila, P.I."
Date: February 1945
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History

[Photograph of Destroyed Tank]

Photograph of a damaged tank. A handwritten note on the back of the photo says "Still another destroyed tank that was hit with a 5" naval gun in securing the Manila Reservoir."
Date: February 1945
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History

[Photograph of Filipinos on Rizal Avenue]

Photograph of Filipino people walking on a covered sidewalk next to a building. A handwritten note on the back of the photo says "Rizal Ave., Manila, Philippines."
Date: February 1945
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History

[Photograph of Joe Reuthinger and George Rogers in Manila]

Photograph of two soldiers standing together on a sidewalk next to a street. A handwritten note on the back of the photo says "Rizal Ave, Manila, P.I. Joe Reuthinger, George Rogers."
Date: February 1945
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History

[Photograph of Knox Memorial Church in Manila]

Photograph of Knox Memorial Church, on the corner of Rizal Avenue and Lope De Vega in Manila, Philippines, with people walking on the streets.
Date: February 1945
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History

[Photograph of Rice Fields in Manila]

Photograph of rice fields in Manila, Philippines, with a road in the foreground and a building in the distance.
Date: February 1945
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History

[Photograph of Santo Tomas Internment Camp]

Photograph of Santo Tomas Internment Camp in Manila, Philippines, with a jeep and people in front of a large building.
Date: February 1945
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History

[Photograph of Santo Tomas University]

Photograph of a jeep parked in front of buildings at Santo Tomas University in Manila, Philippines.
Date: February 1945
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Letter from I. H. to Cecile Kempner, February 4, 1945] (open access)

[Letter from I. H. to Cecile Kempner, February 4, 1945]

Letter to Cecile from her father about her contributions to his business and the war. He shares that he believes that Germany is "doomed economically". Again, he brings up the Jones-Wallace issue. International relation between Russia, Britain, and the US are also discussed.
Date: February 4, 1945
Creator: Kempner, Isaac H. (Isaac Herbert), 1873-1967
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History

[Photograph of Convoy in Manila]

Photograph of soldiers in vehicles on the streets of Manila, with people walking next to them. A handwritten note on the back of the photo says "Looking up the street when the convoy stopped in Manila. Feb 4, 1945."
Date: February 4, 1945
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History

[Photograph of Manila, Philippines]

Photograph of people and cars in the streets of Manila. A handwritten note on the back of the photo says "Looking from the back of the halftrack as we entered the city of Manila in Feb 4th 1945."
Date: February 4, 1945
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History

[Photograph of Santo Tomas University]

Photograph of people standing on the street outside of a building and gates. A handwritten note on the back of the photo says "Main gate to Santo Tomas University, Manila. The gate our tanks crashed the night of Feb 3, 1945."
Date: February 4, 1945
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History

[Photograph of Soldiers and Half-Track]

Photograph of soldiers on and next to a half-track. A handwritten note on the back of the photo says "On Dimasaland St. Manila, P.I. Bob West, Elvin Vieregge standing in front of Half Track. Bill Griffiths on radio in Half Track."
Date: February 4, 1945
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History

[Photograph of Soldiers in Half-Track]

Photograph of two soldiers sitting on the top of a half-track. A handwritten note on the back of the photo says "A picture of myself in the Half Track on Dimasaland St. Manila, P.I. The fellow in the back is Bill Griffiths from Shamokin, Pa."
Date: February 4, 1945
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 282nd week of the war, 164th week of U.S. participation

Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Americans drive toward Manila; Allied aircraft active in Pacific; Red Army on road to Berlin; Allies erase German bulge. Maps: Objective Manila; Pacific action; West to Berlin; East to Berlin. Inset map of Berlin. Back: Text and 6 photographs highlight the activities of the Army Postal Service that delivers an average of 40 million piece of mail a week.
Date: February 5, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch.
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 283rd week of the war, 165th week of U.S. participation

Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Allies close on Reich from two sides, Aircraft strike over wide Pacific area, Manila liberation frees prisoners. Maps: [Germany]; [Pacific area]; Manila liberated. Insets: Manila Back: Text and 17 photographs show Japan in 1939.
Date: February 12, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch.
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 284th week of the war, 166th week of U.S. participation

Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Allies press western front Offensive; Manila battle continues - B-29's active; Soviets make new crossings Maps: Western Front, Soviet Salient, U.S. troops continue to clear Manila. Back: Text and illustration and photographs highlight the role of Military Police.
Date: February 19, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch.
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library
[Letter from Harris K. Weston to Harris Leon Kempner, February 22, 1954] (open access)

[Letter from Harris K. Weston to Harris Leon Kempner, February 22, 1954]

Letter from Harris K. Weston to Harris Leon Kempner providing detailed information on the bid for cotton sales at Manila and requesting to confirm his participation.
Date: February 22, 1954
Creator: Weston, Harris Kempner
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Letter from Harris Leon Kempner to Harris K. Weston, February 23, 1954] (open access)

[Letter from Harris Leon Kempner to Harris K. Weston, February 23, 1954]

Letter from Harris Leon Kempner to Harris K. Weston requesting for clarity on a few points in the contract and requesting for Mr. Frieder's advice in this matter.
Date: February 23, 1954
Creator: Kempner, Harris Leon
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History