By Perri Hamilton
|Title:||Rare Book Room Artifacts, 1935-1945|
|Primary Creator:||University of North Texas. Rare Book Room and Texana Collection.|
|Forms of Material:||
Scope and Contents of the MaterialsA collection of artifacts that were donated with rare publications or manuscript material. The artifacts are made of a variety of material: metal, ceramic, cloth, or wood. The processing of these items is an ongoing project.
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|Repository:||University of North Texas Special Collections|
|Accruals:||These artifacts were transferred to the Rare Book Room form the Historical Collection/University Archives.|
|Acquisition Method:||Purchase, Transferred from the Historical Collection, or Gift|
|Preferred Citation:||Rare Book Room Artifacts, University of North Texas Special Collections.|
|Processing Information:||This collection is being processed.|
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World War II German Luftwaffe Fallschirmjaeger (Paratrooper) helmet. The exterior is a dark green with a decal of an eagle carrying the Nazi swastika on the side of the helmet. The exterior paint is cracking and is chipped in places. There are two labels inside: "Kopfweite Gr., Stahlhaube Nr. 57, 71" and " Karl Heisler, Berlin C2, D.R.G.M.o." In pencil on the interior metal is written "David Trantham is Bill's son."
A exhibit label for the helmet.Barcode: 642742
Black leather gun holster for a handgun. It has a leather strap in front with a belt buckle to secure it. There are two black leather belt loops in back to secure the holster to a belt. A woven, tan military belt with a dark green buckle that is decorated with an eagle in the center of an oval that stands on a swastika. The holster also comes with a thin leather sholder strap, also in black leather.
A thin, black leather shoulder strap.