Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
McKenzie High School (Detroit, Mich.) World War II Collection

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: McKenzie High School (Detroit, Mich.) World War II Collection,
Creator: McKenzie High School (Detroit, Mich.)
Inclusive dates: 1943-1945'
Extent: 4.5 cubic ft. (in 5 boxes)
Abstract:
The papers include Vmail (Victory mail) from McKenzie graduates, male and female, who served in the armed forces during World War II to Herb Eiges.

Call number: MSS.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
250 East Preston Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: 989-774-3352
Fax: 989-774-2160
Email: clarke@cmich.edu
Website: http://clarke.cmich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Acc# 2982

Access Restrictions:

McKenzie High School (Detroit, Mich.) World War II Collection is open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

McKenzie High School (Detroit, Mich.) World War II Collection, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement

Arrangement is by series: Correspondence (alphabetical by surname), Miscellaneous Materials, Newsletters (chronological).


History

Biography:

Herbert (Herb) Eiges was a teacher (?) at McKenzie High School in Detroit, MIchigan. He collected letters from men and women graduates of McKenzie High School who were serving in the armed forces during World War II. From the letters, he wrote and produced a small newsletter of information about who was in the services during war.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Collection includes letters and Vmail from McKenzie High School graduates to Eiges and the newsletters he created, 1943-1945. The incoming correspondence is organized alphabetically by surname. Envelopes for letters have been included so addresses can be identified, except for the Vmail.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Eiges, Herbert.
    • McKenzie High School (Detroit, Mich.)
    • World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    McKenzie High School (Detroit, Mich.) World War II Collection. [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Correspondence, A, 1943-1945
    Box   1 F   2
    Correspondence, B (folder 1 of 5), 1943-1945
    Box   1 F   3
    Correspondence, B (folder 2 of 5) 1943-1945
    Box   1 F   4
    Correspondence, B (folder 3 of 5), 1943-1945
    Box   1 F   5
    Correspondence, B (folder 4 of 5), 1943-1945
    Box   1 F   6
    Correspondence, B (folder 5 of 5), 1943-1945
    Box   1 F   7
    Correspondence, C (folder 1 of 2), 1943-1945
    Box   1 F   8
    Correspondence, C (folder 2 of 2), 1943-1945
    Box   1 F   9
    Correspondence, D (folder 1 of 2), 1943-1945
    Box   1 F   10
    Correspondence, D (folder 2 of 2), 1943-1945
    Box   1 F   11
    Correspondence, E (folder 1 of 2), 1943-1945
    Box   1 F   12
    Correspondence, E (folder 2 of 2), 1943-1945
    Box   1 F   13
    Correspondence, F, 1943-1945
    Box   2 F   1
    Correspondence, G, 1943-1945
    Box   2 F   2
    Correspondence, H (folder 1 of 4), 1943-1945
    Box   2 F   3
    Correspondence, H (folder 2 of 4), 1943-1945
    Box   2 F   4
    Correspondence, H (folder 3 of 4), 1943-1945
    Box   2 F   5
    Correspondence, H (folder 4 of 4), 1943-1945
    Box   2 F   6
    Correspondence, I, 1943-1945
    Box   2 F   7
    Correspondence, J, 1943-1945
    Box   2 F   8
    Correspondence, K (folder 1 of 4), 1943-1945
    Box   2 F   9
    Correspondence, K (folder 2 of 4), 1943-1945
    Box   2 F   10
    Correspondence, K (folder 3 of 4), 1943-1945
    Box   2 F   11
    Correspondence, K (folder 4 of 4), 1943-1945
    Box   2 F   12
    Correspondence, L (folder 1 of 2), 1943-1945
    Box   2 F   13
    Correspondence, L (folder 2 of 2), 1943-1945
    Box   3 F   1
    Correspondence, M (folder 1 of 8), 1943-1945
    Box   3 F   2
    Correspondence, M (folder 2 of 8), 1943-1945
    Box   3 F   3
    Correspondence, M (folder 3 of 8), 1943-1945
    Box   3 F   4
    Correspondence, M (folder 4 of 8), 1943-1945
    Box   3 F   5
    Correspondence, M (folder 5 of 8), 1943-1945
    Box   3 F   6
    Correspondence, M (folder 6 of 8), 1943-1945
    Box   3 F   7
    Correspondence, M (folder 7 of 8), 1943-1945
    Box   3 F   8
    Correspondence, M (folder 8 of 8), 1943-1945
    Box   3 F   9
    Correspondence, N (folder 1 of 3), 1943-1945
    Box   3 F   10
    Correspondence, N (folder 2 of 3), 1943-1945
    Box   3 F   11
    Correspondence, N (folder 3 of 3), 1943-1945
    Box   3 F   12
    Correspondence, O, 1943-1945
    Box   3 F   13
    Correspondence, P (folder 1 of 3), 1943-1945
    Box   3 F   14
    Correspondence, P (folder 2 of 3), 1943-1945
    Box   3 F   15
    Correspondence, P (folder 3 of 3), 1943-1945
    Box   3 F   16
    Correspondence, Q (no R), 1943-1945
    Box   4 F   1
    Correspondence, S (folder 1 of 9), 1943-1945
    Box   4 F   2
    Correspondence, S (folder 2 of 9), 1943-1945
    Box   4 F   3
    Correspondence, S (folder 3 of 9), 1943-1945
    Box   4 F   4
    Correspondence, S (folder 4 of 9), 1943-1945
    Box   4 F   5
    Correspondence, S (folder 5 of 9), 1943-1945
    Box   4 F   6
    Correspondence, S (folder 6 of 9), 1943-1945
    Box   4 F   7
    Correspondence, S (folder 7 of 9), 1943-1945
    Box   4 F   8
    Correspondence, S (folder 8 of 9), 1943-1945
    Box   4 F   9
    Correspondence, S (folder 9 of 9), 1943-1945
    Box   4 F   10
    Correspondence, T (folder 1 of 2), 1943-1945
    Box   4 F   11
    Correspondence, T (folder 2 of 2), 1943-1945
    Box   4 F   11
    Correspondence, U, 1943-1945
    Box   4 F   12
    Correspondence, V, 1943-1945
    Box   4 F   13
    Correspondence, W (folder 1 of 3), 1943-1945
    Box   4 F   14
    Correspondence, W (folder 2 of 3), 1943-1945
    Box   4 F   15
    Correspondence, W (folder 3 of 3), 1943-1945
    Box   4 F   14
    Correspondence, Y (no X), 1943-1945
    Box   4 F   15
    Correspondence, Z, 1943-1945
    Box   4 F   16
    Miscellaneous Materials, 1943-1945
    Box   4 F   17
    Illegible or incomplete names (folder 1 of 2), 1943-1945
    Box   4 F   18
    Illegible or incomplete names (folder 2 of 2), 1943-1945
    Box   4 F   19
    Ack Ack (armed forces newsletter), August 25, 1945
    Box   5 F   1
    Newsletters, July 1943-August 1944
    Box   5 F   2
    Newsletters, September 1944-September 1945