Towson and World War II
This collection contains photographs, letters, postcards, information forms, newspaper clippings, and other materials about current students of the State Teachers College at Towson (STC), as well as alumni of STC and the Maryland State Normal School, who served in the military during World War II. Much of the correspondance is addressed to leaders of the school, such as Mary Wiedefeld, Rebecca Tansil, and Don Minnegan, and documents of the service men and women while serving abroad.
In these historic archives, you may encounter words, images or other language used that were reflective of the tenor of our nation, and thus university, at that time in history. Those images may be disturbing and offensive, as they reflect the prejudice of the time. However, they do not reflect Towson University’s values and our commitment toward building a welcoming, diverse and inclusive campus that supports all the members of our community to thrive, regardless of their race, religion, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation or levels of ableness.