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Milton McConnell Ronsheim collection, 1942-1947

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Series I: Manuscripts
BOX-FOLDER MSS1303/1 Military Papers, April 19, 1943
MS01: Copy of Army Instruction. TM 21-250.
BOX-FOLDER MSS1303/2 Military Papers, January 1945
MS02: Copy of Pay and Allowances of Enlisted Personnel. TM 14-502.
BOX-FOLDER MSS1303/3 Military Papers, 1943
MS03: Copy of Service Records and Allied Papers Guide.
BOX-FOLDER MSS1303/4-5 Correspondence, August 2, 1942-January 27, 1943
MS04: Correspondence between Ronsheim and his parents, Louis Milton Ronsheim and Isabel Ronsheim, who lived in Cadiz, Ohio. Includes birthday card addressed to Ronsheim’s father, Louis Milton Ronsheim. Topics covered include: work at Fort Hayes, Ohio as an administrative clerk with the 1524th Service Unit; leisure time activities, including hunting, and attending plays, movies, and concerts; veteran’s status as a Limited Service enlistee; teaching Sunday school, attending Presbyterian churches; rationing and automobile maintenance; football games; work at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana as an administrative clerk with the 1532nd Service Unit; advice for others on how to be disqualified by physical examinations; German prisoners of war at Fort Benjamin Harrison; work at Wakeman General Hospital in Camp Atterbury, Indiana as an administrative clerk with the 3547th Service Unit, 5th Service Command; plans of attending college after leaving the military; seeing seriously wounded service members returning from Europe; 1944 presidential election; his brother Samuel Ronsheim and his service in the Pacific Theater; supervising female civilian employees, referred to as girls; emotional reaction to leaving the military.
BOX-FOLDER MSS1358/1-3 Correspondence, February 4, 1943-January 26, 1944
MS04 continued
BOX-FOLDER MSS1415/1-4 Correspondence, February 7, 1944-September 28, 1945
MS04 continued
BOX-FOLDER MSS1456/1-2 Correspondence, October 10,1945-January 28, 1946
MS04 continued
BOX-FOLDER MSS1517/1 Correspondence, August 2, 1942-August 28, 1942
MS05: Correspondence between Ronsheim and his wife, Nately Ronsheim, of Cadiz, Ohio. Topics covered include: Planning for their wedding and future together; uncertainty about his future in the Army; typist training.
BOX-FOLDER MSS1517/2-4 Correspondence, September 24, 1942-October 29, 1945
MS06: Letters between Nately Ronsheim and Isabel Ronsheim of Cadiz, Ohio. Topics covered include: Nately and Milton’s wedding plans; social life; teaching church school programs; Nately’s jobs, including one at the hospital at Camp Atterbury; Milton’s work; housework; cheering for the Chicago Cubs in the 1945 World Series.
BOX-FOLDER OVZ361/1 Correspondence, March 3, 1943-October 13, 1944
MS06 continued
BOX-FOLDER MSS1517/5 Creative Works, 1947
MS07: Book report on the book The Pilgrim’s Progress from a college history class; course curricula from veteran’s academic career.
BOX-FOLDER MSS347/1 Military Papers, 1944
MS08: discharge orders (1/23/1946); commissary card; promotion warrant (11/14/1942); references, training aids, copies of administrative records, and blank forms from duties as an administrative clerk (1942-1945); includes copy of company file from 1532d Service Unit, Basic Training Unit, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana (3/8/1944-7/6/1944).
BOX-FOLDER MSS1129/1-2 Military Papers, 1942-1946
MS08 continued
Series II: Photographs
BOX-FOLDER MSS347/2 Original photographic print
PH01: Official military portrait of Ronsheim in uniform. Writing on the back says Cpl M. M. Ronsheim.
PH02: Portrait of Ronsheim with wife Nately Ronsheim. Writing on the back says Milton & Nately Ronsheim.
BOX-FOLDER MSS347/2 Photocopy of photographic print
PH03: Portrait of Milton Ronsheim and Samuel Ronsheim.

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