William J. Wolfgram Uniforms:
Cream colored collared shirt
Tan collared shirt with 10th Mountain division patch, matching pants
PMC Dress White Pants and shirt
PMC Delta uniform (Pants and blouse)
Tan pants and tan belt
Tan riding pants
Dark Green military collared shirt
PMC Bomber Jacket
Materials from the display located in the Wolfgram Memorial Library including
1 leather ammunition pouch
Blue/grey garrison cap
Regular Army uniform shirt and cap (On display near Circulation desk);
10th Mountain Division 50th anniversary print (On display near Circulation desk);
Framed medals including his purple heart (On display near Library elevator);
Mural portrait of William Wolfgram (On display near Library Elevator)
Red and white braid for shoulder (On display near Circulation desk);
Gold Star Mother flag and information (On display near Circulation desk);
Diploma from Northwestern Military and Navel Academy (See black cabinet in storage) and diploma from Pennsylvania Military College (On display near library elevator);.
Survey map of campus prepared by William Wolfgram, February 15, 1943. (in black cabinet drawers with diploma)
Framed portrait of William Wolfgram given to Archives by Becky Warda. Painted by Furman Fink, commissioned in 1985 by Mrs. Wolfgram. (On display near Circulation desk);
1 color and 1 black and white copy print of William Wolfgram portrait that is hanging in front of library. Includes Dome article clipping from April 26, 1985 that includes the commission of the portrait by Mrs. Wolfgram, by artist Furman Fink, to be unveiled May 5, 1985. (Donated by Roger Weaver.
PMC Alpha blouse,
2 framed photos of William Wolfgram
PMC Cuff links
PMC Belt Buckle
Two photos of William Wolfgram in military attire
Photographs of William Wolfgram;
Medals received during war; Pennsylvania Military College cufflinks;
Letters about his death.
Description of his final days written by First Lieutenant George F. Earle, who knew William personally and talked with William's fellow soldiers about the events surrounding his death.
Condolences letter from Frank Hyatt to Frank Wolfgram.
1943 Commencement program
Omen Movie filmed at Lake Geneva newspaper article.
History / Biographical
After his death, William Wolfgram was buried at the Wisconsin Memorial Park in Brookfield, Wisconsin.
Photographs of William Wolfgram; Articles and correspondence about his death in 1945; sheet music to song "American Capers" written for him by his piano teacher, John W. Schaum; Certificate awarding him the Purple Heart.
Letter from War Department describing the Bronze Star citation William Wolfgram received after his death. The letter is dated August 16, 1945.
Letter from a researcher in Italy describing a chapel built on top of Mt. Croce, in Italy, by ex-servicemen of the Italian Mountain Force. The chapel was built in memory of the soldiers fallen in World War II, and has William Wolfgram's name mentioned in it. This letter given to the archives by Professor Joseph Edgette. Note: William Wolfgram was buried at the Wisconsin Memorial Park in Brookfield, Wisconsin.
Box that contained the Purple Heart William Wolfgram earned (the actual medal ison display in Library near elevator).
Letters about William Wolfgram's death in 1945; Personal memorabilia including 1946 Shorewood High School Yearbook honoring graduates who died in World War II includes William, Scrapbook of early years of his life, Program of 1943 Pennsylvania Military College Commencement (William graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering),
William's copy of the Holy Bible, and other childhood memorabilia.
White blanket with blue embroidery of his name.
Includes poem entitled "Gold Star Mother" and red flag with gold star in the center. (On display near Circulation desk. See Box 10 oversize)
Photographs of William Wolfgram on the Pennsylvania Military College Campus.
The Three Little Pigs book, signed with "To our dearest boy" 1940
ROTC Manual Infantry Basic Volume II
ROTC Manual Infantry Advanced Volume III, includes PMC grading system papers, lesson assignments, motor vehicle quiz, hand written letter requesting to be assigned to active duty assignment, and map assignment.
Insignia and Decorations of the U.S. Armed Forces December 1, 1944
Copperdome yearbooks 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938.
Northwestern Military & Naval Academy rememberance certificate to William Wolfgram Ocotber 1948.
War Department letter dates 16 August 1945 to Frank Wolfgram awarding William Wolfgram the Bronze Medal.
The Observation Post Vol. 9 No. 2 Dec. 1940 Harvard University Department of Military Science & Tactics student newsletter.
Northwestern Military and Naval Academy "Geneva Lake" fifty-second Annual Catalog 1939 - 1940. Includes blank application form. (second copy is smaller)
Homework assignments and notebooks of William Wolfgram
Envelope containing 1 special Map A, 1 protractor graduated in degrees, 1 protractor graduated in Mils.
Harvard University memorial program, A service of Commemoration in Honor of the Harvard Dead in the Second World War December 7th, 1945.
The Logbook newsletter Vol. 32 no. 1, no. 3, no. 4, no. 5, no. 6 1939 - 1940.
Handbook for Officers and Candidates, The Infantry School Fort Benning, Georgia. Included violet colored "Win the War "3cent stamp.
Fighting Divisions by Vheif Warrant Officer E. J. Kahn, Jr & Technical Sergeant Henry McLemore 1946
Special Orders given to Wolfgram, inlcudes War Department Pay Guide for Commissioned Officers 27 July 1944.; Immunization Register; Pay and allowence account; 1944
Wolfgram Memorial Library Dedication program, November 7, 1970
War Department letter awarding Wolfgram the Purple Heart.
PMC Fall Session Report for January 15, 1943
Letter from 10th Mountain Division to Edith Wolfgram about Monument.
American Capers music for piano by John W. Schaum to William Wolfgram, copyright 1935.
Personal effects of William Wolfgram, including the box for the Purple Heart medal and ribbon. Letters from William Wolfgram when he was at school, the army, and overseas during World War II. This also includes letters while he was at PMC.
History of the 87th Mountain Infantry Italy 1945 by Captain George F. Earle (2 copies)
Tenth Mountain Division: A Remembrance 1943 1965 booklette
Photos 10th Mountain Division service Denver 1992
This Was Italy with the 87th Mountain Infantry 10th Mountain Division by R. A. Rocker (2 copies)
10th Mountain Hut & Trail System Colorado 10th Mountain Trails Offical Guide 2ed by Louis W. Davison II
Mountain Troopers! the Story of the Tenth Mountain Division by Curtis W. Casewit
Night Climb The Story of the Skiing 10th by Frank Harper
10th Infantry Division magazine
Letters, correspondance, newspaper articles of the 10th Mountain Division
Fire on the Mountain video (VHS)
Personal memorabilia of William Wolfgram
Gift to Mrs. Wolfgram from William,
Class ring from Northwestern Military Academy belonging to William;
Article about beginning construction on Wolfgram Memorial Library
Personal memorabilia of Wolfgram Family includes photo album from 1973 Widener - PMC Alumni R. Kelso Carter Award to Edith and copy of the speech given by Edith at the ceremony; 1981 President's Council Dinner Menu (Edith was a council member); Cards sent between Frank and Edith Wolfgram.