Some of you may remember an exhibition we had on loan from the Museumof Jewish Heritage called Ours To Fight For: American Jews in the Second World War. Because of that exhibition we received a large number of donations of photographs, uniforms, dog tags, books, and papers related to the military service of Jewish Marylanders in World War II. The following finding aid is one of those donations.
David O. Feldman (b. 1920)
World War II Military Papers, n.d, 1942-1953
The Jewish Museum of Maryland
Accession and Provenance
The David O. Feldman World War II Military Papers were donated to the Jewish Museum of Maryland by David O. Feldman as accession 2008.003. Jennifer Vess processed the collection with the help of Bernie Raynor and Alan Blumberg in 2011.
Access to the collection is unrestricted and is available to researchers at the Jewish Museum of Maryland. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the Jewish Museum of Maryland before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library’s usual procedures.
David O. Feldman was born May 16, 1920 in Baltimoreto Benno Feldman and Sarah Frank Feldman. Feldman graduated from North Carolina State University. In May 1942, after graduating college, he entered the US Army through ROTC and was initially commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant. Feldman was stationed at Whitehorse, Yukon Territory and remained there from June 1942 through April 1946. Feldman remained in the Army Reserves until being discharged in 1953. By that point he had attained the rank of Captain. Feldman married in 1948 and had three children.
Scope and Content
This collection contains official records related to David O. Feldman’s military career during World War II, including discharge papers, shipping receipts, orders, rosters, etc. The materials are divided into folders according the subjects designated by the donor, and the folders are organized in a roughly chronological order.