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Collection TitleCL 153 Collson/ Lockner CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:June 2015
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Barbara Lockner in 2015. 

Breesport (NY); Horseheads (NY); Student newspapers and periodicals; United States.  Navy; World War, 1939-1945


Robert Lockner of Elmira served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. L.S.T. 307 during World War II in the European Theater.  His wife, Wanda Collson Lockner, was a graduate of Breesport High School.     


The Collson/ Lockner Collection contains Merle Collson's photographs of H.C. Spaulding Lumber, 1920-30s; Wanda Collson Lockner's papers from Breesport High School, 1935-9; and Robert Lockner's papers from World War II, 1940s. 

Notes:Shares a box with CL 152.
Extent.5 Linear Feet
Date Span1920-1995
AbstractThis collection contains photographs of H.C. Spaulding Lumber; material from the Breesport High School; and Robert Lockner's World War II papers. 

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
(9) Photographs of the interior and exterior of the H.C Spaulding Co., lumber dealer, 157 E. Fifth Street, ca. 1920s-30s. PhotographsA0101
Magazine - The Observer, Breesport High School, March 1935. MagazineA0201
Magazine - Breesport High Lights Vol. 1, Breesport High School: January, February, March, April & May 1937. MagazineA0301
Magazine - Breesport High-Lites Vol. 2, Breesport High School: October, December 1937; January, April 1938. MagazineA0401
Magazine - Breesport High-Lites Vol. 3, Breesport High School: September, November, December 1938; January, February, March 1939. MagazineA0501
Breesport High School yearbook, 1938-9.BookA0601
(5) Greeting cards sent to Robert Lockner when he joined the Navy, 1943. Greeting CardsA0701
Photograph of U.S. Naval Training Station Company 565, Sampson, New York, February 19, 1944. PhotographA0702
Booklet - Helpful Hints to the Navy Recruit by the U.S. Navy Recruiting and Induction Division, August 1943. BookletA0703
Booklet - Legal Rights of Members of the Armed Forces and Their Families, compliments of the Mayor's Committee for Servicemen of Elmira and Chemung County, 1943. (With envelope) Booklet A0704
Booklet - The Making of a Sailor by the U.S. Naval Training State at Sampson, New York, 1943. BookletA0705
Magazine - Our Navy, February 1944. MagazineA0706
(6) Photographs of U.S.S. L.S.T. 307, exterior, crew, officers & chiefs and engineers division, 1944-45. PhotographA0801
Menu - Thanksgiving in England aboard the U.S.S. L.S.T. 307, November 23, 1944. MenuA0802
Menu - Christmas aboard U.S.S. L.S.T. 307 in European waters, December 25, 1944. MenuA0803
Newspaper clippings regarding the history of U.S.S. L.S.T. 307 and its service during World War II.Newspaper ClippingsA0804
Manuscript - Recollections of the action at Sword Beach, Normandy, June 5-15, 1944, as written by Edgar G. Aid in 1995. ManuscriptA0805
Robert Lockner's photograph album with pictures of the crew of U.S.S. L.S.T. 307, including reunion photos, 1944-1994. Photo AlbumA0901

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