Toledo Area World War II Veterans

The Ward M. Canaday Center in Carlson Library at the University of Toledo is fortunate to have the manuscript collection of "Steph" Pecsenye, including numerous "V-mail" letters he sent home during the War. "V-mail" or "Victory Mail" was written by service people on pre-printed envelope sheets supplied by the government. The letters were microfilmed and sent back to the United States where they were printed out on paper and mailed to the addressee. V-mail dramatically reduced the bulk of mail, freeing thousands of tons of shipping space for war materials. [Read the complete article]

War in Their Own Words 

This virtual exhibition features many local veterans from the Toledo area.

Related resources:

Toledo Area World War II Veterans  (slide show)

Veterans History Project (Library of Congress Website)

Index to Oral History Interviews with Toledo-area Veterans (search results)

Veteran History Project Information for local interviewers and prospective interviewees (Ward M. Canaday Center, University of Toledo Libraries)

Veterans History Interviews - with audio (Ward M. Canaday Center, University of Toledo Libraries)

Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections - War, Soldiers, and Veterans

Steven Pecsenye Collection, 1942-1983, MSS-084 (Canaday Center finding aid)

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