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Military History

An Artist at War: Frank D. Duncan, Jr. was born in Chicago in 1916. A graduate of the Yale School of Fine Arts, Duncan was drafted into the U.S. Army, and bacame one of forty-two artists selected to participate in the War Art Program. This collection of his works represents his time in North Africa documenting the surrounding landscape and everyday life in the army camps.

Bronze Star Nurse: Josephine Hobbs Kaser, World War II army nurse, public health nurse, and hospital administrator received the Bronze Star Medal for Meritorious Achievement for her military service. The Josephine Hobbs Kaser collection includes letters, diaries, military documents and photos. Her descriptions of life on board a hospital ship and in post war Japan are invaluable to the study of World War II, and especially the role American women played in the war effort.

"To Whom Was This Sacrifice Useful?": The Texas Revolution and the Narrative of José Enrique de la Peña, showcases examples from the Center's archival collections relating to the history of the Texas Revolution.

University of Texas Naval ROTC Oral History Project: In 1943, University of Texas Naval ROTC students were placed on active duty and began living a military life on a university campus. The Naval ROTC Oral History Collection site includes biographical sketches, photographs and excerpts from video interviews.