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Roger B. Highland Second World War correspondence

 Collection — Box: WWII 49, Folder: 1-21, Folder: 1-21
Identifier: 2017-720-w-r

Content Description

This collection contains correspondence from T/5 Roger B. Highland, USA to his mother and to his wife during the Second World War. Also, included are many of his photographs from during this time. There is also correspondence from post Second World War, the 1990s, from Tony Schrand, who was an army buddy, to Roger Highland. There is also a correspondence from Roger Highland to his son written in 1990 about his time in the Second World War. Highland served with the 38th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron in France, Germany and Czechoslovakia. His job was principally with radio communications. The collection contains photographs taken in Germany, Fance and Czechoslovakia, and images of the concentration camp Buchenwald. The collection also contains military discharge papers, medals, citations, newspapers, and a history of the 38th Calvary.


  • Majority of material found within 1943 - 1945
  • Majority of material found within 1994 - 1995
  • 1990

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions. For further copyright information, please contact the archivist.

Biographical / Historical

A biography of Technician Fifth Grade Roger B. Highland, United States Army (1916 - 2003) is included in the collection's donor file. A short obituary is at -- An obituary for Esther Highland can be found at!/Obituary


.32 Linear feet (22 folders)

Language of Materials



This collection contains correspondence and photographs from T/5 Roger B. Highland, USA during the Second World War.


This collection is arranged by material type, author and date.

  • Series 1, Correspondence from Roger to his mother
  • Series 2, Correspondence from Roger to Esther
  • Series 3, Correspondence - Roger to Lynn Highland
  • Series 4, Correspondence between Roger and Tony Schrand
  • Series 5, Correspondence from Esther Highland to Lucy Highland
  • Series 6, Correspondence from Alan Highland Lucy Highland
  • Series 7, Maps
  • Series 8, Memorabilia
  • Series 9, Military citations
  • Series 10, Military documents
  • Series 11, Medals
  • Series 12, Currency and stamps
  • Series 13, Book - A Short History of the 38th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mechanized), 1945
  • Series 14, Book - New Testament of Bible
  • Series 15, Photographs - France, Germany, Czechoslovakia
  • Series 16, Photographs - Buchenwald concentration camp
  • Series 17, Photographs of German swords
  • Series 18, Newspapers

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Roger Highland WWII Letters & Memorabilia, donated by Lynn Highland.

Finding Aid for the Roger B. Highland Second World War correspondence
Sharon Clairemont
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States