By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University honors student Claire Thornton grew up hearing stories of her grandfather, Dell, a combat medic during World War II. This year, Thornton studied the impact GIs had on Washington State College as they left the war behind and entered the halls of higher education.
By Linda Weiford, WSU News PULLMAN, Wash. – When we think of World War II heroes, museum curators and archivists aren’t who come to mind. Unless, of course, we’ve seen the box-office hit, “Monuments Men,” based on a true story about a ragtag group of men and women who risked their lives in Europe – […]
WSU has one of the three largest public collections in the U.S. of films from the RKO studio. A total of 436 feature films and 27 military documentaries from World War II were donated by the family of J. Elroy McCaw in 1982. RKO was a major filmmaker from 1928 to 1957.The films, which have […]