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Robert Frank Augur collection, 1941-2016

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Series I: Manuscripts
BOX-FOLDER MSS2757/1 Biographical Information, 1983-2004
1 folder
MS01: Brief personal resume written by the veteran (1983); list of medals and awards; "Uncle Bob: His World War II Story," pamphlet detailing the veteran's life and service, written by his niece's husband.
BOX-FOLDER MSS2757/2 Civilian Papers, 1946-2004
1 folder
MS02: Correspondence relating to the veteran's work at the Republican National Committee (1946); Correspondence relating to the veteran's work at Bower Trucking and Warehouse Company (1976); Certificate recognizing 50 years of membership in the National Model Railroad Association (1999); memorial program (2000); correspondence, program and Governor's proclamation relating to the dedication of the Lieutenant Robert F. Augur Rail Facility at Fort Bliss, Texas (2004).
BOX-FOLDER MSS2757/3 Clippings, 1942-2003
1 folder
MS03: Clippings relating to the veteran's service and return from the Philippines, family history, an obituary, and an article about the Lieutenant Robert F. Augur Rail Facility at Fort Bliss.
BOX-FOLDER MSS2757/4 Correspondence, 1941-1945
1 folder
MS04: Correspondence from the veteran to his family, and one letter to the veteran from his mother, which was sent while he was a prisoner of war and was returned to sender. Includes several lengthy typed letters written before the war, postcards sent while the veteran was a POW, and letters sent after his liberation, prior to his return to the United States. Topics covered include: finances; weather; uniforms; standing orders; duties; housing; transporting prisoners; escaped prisoner; living conditions of local people; airman stealing and crashing a plane; gasoline rationing; conditions after liberation (1941-1945).
BOX-FOLDER MSS2757/5 Correspondence, 1946
1 folder
MS05: Two letters from comrades, including one from a Philippine Scout, recounting the events of the day Augur was injured (1946).
BOX-FOLDER MSS2757/6 Diaries and Journals, 1941-1945
1 folder
MS06: Diary Augur kept prior to the war, and maintained throughout his captivity. He recorded range and fuse settings for fire of his 155mm guns, a personal property inventory, disciplinary charges against troops he commanded, volumes in the prison library, food, names and addresses of fellow prisoners, list of postcards sent home, chronology of events surrounding his liberation and journey back to the United States.
BOX-FOLDER MSS2757/7 Military Papers, 1941-1985
1 folder
MS07: Orders regarding reception for incoming officers (1941); roster and list of armaments (n.d.); orders awarding veteran the Silver Star (04/09/1942); orders awarding veteran the Purple Heart (1942); communique and Record of Award of Decoration, Distinguished Service Cross (1942); Letter of interest to liberated Army personnel (02/26/1945); appointment to the rank of captain (04/02/1945); transcribed copy of attachment to reparations claim (1946); Bronze Star Medal certificate (09/27/1985).
BOX-FOLDER MSS2757/8 Printed Matter, 1945-2015
1 folder
MS08: Page from Augur's high school year book (1928); brief description of Corregidor Island; Coast Artillery Journal list of prisoners of war (POWs) (1947); Japanese maps of Corregidor, Bataan and Cavite; page 1 of a report on Old Bilibid Prison, prepared by the Office of the Provost Marshal General (11/19/1945); bibliography of books owned by Augur; Japanese POW Story, by Vicki Creighton, daughter of ex-POW John Creighton (Ex-POW Bulletin, June 1996).
BOX CNSV Scrapbook, 1942-1945
MS09: Scrapbook kept by the veteran's wife, Anna. Contains clippings, photographs, event programs, and correspondence relating to the veteran's service and post-war activities, including participation in war bond drives.
Series II: Photographs
BOX-FOLDER MSS2757/9 Mixed (Multiple types of photographs), 1941-2004
1 folder
PH01-PH61: Portraits of the veteran during and after his service, views of Fort Mills, Philippine Scouts, Augur participating in War Bond drives, wedding photograph, images of the Augur family visiting Fort Bliss, Texas, for the dedication of the Lieutenant Robert Augur Rail Deployment Facility.
Series II: Artifacts
BOX-FOLDER MSS2757/10 Artifact, 1941-1945
1 folder
AR01: Sewing needle stored in the spine of the veteran's diary while he was held as a prisoner of war (POW) in the Philippines.
BOX-FOLDER MSS2757/11 Artifact, 1941
1 folder
AR02: Pre-war and Japanese occupation money from the Philippines.
Series III: Computer Files
BOX CDDVD459 Multiple types of electronic files, 2016
1 CD
ID: AFC2001/001/102536 CF01
Digital content available
CF01: Manuscripts and Photographs (MS01-MS08, PH01-PH61) in PDF.
BOX CDDVD451 Electronic file of manuscript, 2016
1 CD
ID: AFC2001/001/102536 CF02
Digital content available
CF02: Scrapbook (MS09) in JPEG format.

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