By Nicole Milano and Johnamarie Macias
Title: Donald J. Bragg Collection, ca. 1939-1992
Creator: Bragg, Donald J. (Donald Joseph) (b. 1917)
Extent: 0.38 Cubic Feet. More info below.
Arrangement: The papers, artifacts, and photographs are together in 1 folder, and the magazine in one oversize folder. The banner and hand-drawn maps with Japanese characters are in one tube, while the poster and remaining maps are in another tube.
Date Acquired: 00/00/1997
Donald Joseph Bragg was an American Field Service (AFS) ambulance driver during World War II. The Donald J. Bragg Collection contains maps, photographs, papers, and memorabilia related to his service with AFS during the war.
The Donald J. Bragg Collection contains maps of North Africa and Burma (a few containing Chinese and Japanese characters), a colored World War II poster entitled, “A careless word…another cross,” newspaper clippings, a few original photographs, and papers (including an official acceptance letter as an American Field Service ambulance driver and assignment instructions during service.) The collection also contains memorabilia, including his AFS identification bracelets, a metal luggage tag, and a Japanese good luck banner with handwritten Chinese characters (which was carried as a token of good luck during the war, and was likely given to a Japanese soldier by a member of a Chinese or Taiwanese police unit or office.)
Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research. Cotton gloves are required for the handling of all photographic material. Permission to access the fragile Japanese banner or any of the maps should be obtained from the AFS Archives in advance.
Use Restrictions: Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Archives. In the event that this research becomes a source for publication, a credit line indicating the Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs is required. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions.
Acquisition Method: The Donald J. Bragg Collection was donated to the Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs by Donald J. Bragg in 1997.
Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], [Date]; Donald J. Bragg Collection; Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs, New York, NY.
Processing Information: This collection was partially processed by AFS Archives staff at an unknown date, again by Nicole Milano and Johnamarie Macias in May 2011, and again in 2017 by Nicole Milano. Preliminary finding aid written by Nicole Milano and Johnamarie Macias in 2011 and encoded in EAD by Nicole Milano in May 2011 under the scope of the 2010-2011 Basic Processing grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.