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Anderson, SC USA

World War 2 Collections

Our WWII materials collection includes an extensive library on the war, brochures, magazines, wartime rationing, materials from family members who served in World War II, and other war-related ephemera.

NOTE: The majority of our collection is in the process of digitization which will likely last through the end of 2023.

World War 2 Book Collection at the GG Archives

World War 2 Book Collection

Our extensive World War 2 Book Collection covers both the European and Pacific war theatres from 1939-1945, including the aftermath and the prelude to war.

Front Cover, Our Navy: The United States Navy in 1945 Brochure.

Brochures of World War II

Publications about World War II and the US participation in the war -- Our brochures cover all military branches, military recruits, Naval reserves, ships, transports, servicewomen, and much more.

German Tourist Print Ad - London Times in July 1939

1939-07-14 Advertisement - Germany - Land of Hospitality

Tourism Advertisement appeared in the London Times - about six week before Germany invaded Poland. German occupation and hostilities had already begun in the Slovakian region.

George Knaphus, United States Army circa 1943.

The Battle of the Bulge

An Interview with Dr. George Knaphus. George Knaphus was a private in Company B of the 112th Infantry Division during World War 2. This was an account of his experiences during that infamous battle.

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The Folks Behind the GG Archives

The GG Archives is the work and passion of two people, Paul Gjenvick, a professional archivist, and Evelyne Gjenvick, a curator. Paul earned a Masters of Archival Studies - a terminal degree from Clayton State University in Georgia, where he studied under renowned archivist Richard Pearce-Moses. Our research into the RMS Laconia and SS Bergensfjord, the ships that brought two members of the Gjønvik family from Norway to the United States in the early 20th century, has helped us design our site for other genealogists. The extent of original materials at the GG Archives can be very beneficial when researching your family's migration from Europe.