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Elbert Kenneth Saxmann manuscript collection

Identifier: MS 3101


This collection contains documents and ephemera relating to the life of Corporal Elbert K. Saxmann, focusing primarily upon World War II.


  • 1926 - 1963

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

The reproduction of materials in this collection may be subject to copyright restrictions. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine and satisfy copyright clearances or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information visit the MCHC’s Rights and Permissions page.

Biographical / Historical

Corporal Elbert K. Saxmann was born in Iowa on November 14th, 1919. He fought in the Second World War, and was in active service from January 29th 1942 to December 5th, 1945, discharged honorably. He fought first in the 97th Chemical Composite Company, and then the Alaskan Wing Air Transport Command starting in January 1944.


0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of David Ranzan, May 2012.

Related Materials

PP315, Elbert Kenneth Saxmann photograph collection, 1942-1969

Scope and Contents

The collection contains one clamshell of documents and ephemera pertaining to Elbert K. Saxmann’s life and experiences before, during, and after World War Two.

The documents are organized in several series, each contained in a single folder. Within each folder, the documents are organized into an approximate chronological order. The series are as follows: Ephemera; Discharge Documents; Early Life; Appreciation Certificates Post War; Forms and Applications; Letters and Formal Documents; Yearbooks; and Physical Ephemera.

Guide to the Elbert Kenneth Saxmann manuscript collection
Under Revision
Margaret McCready
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Revision Statements

  • 2020-04-01: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Malloryy Herberger.

Repository Details

Part of the H. Furlong Baldwin Library Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library
Maryland Center for History and Culture
610 Park Avenue
Baltimore MD 21201 United States