[Lt. Sollie Kaplan Collection].

The Kaplan Collection consists of records related to Lt. Kaplan's service in the Army Air Corps during the Second World War. Folders include a set of snapshots of Kaplan and fellow officers and tourist photograph cards and postcards acquired by Kaplan while on duty in Paris in 1944-45. Three remarkable photographs by an unknown photographer portray scenes from the Liberation of Paris in August 1944. Other highlights include passes and visitation cards representing the American Red Cross in France, the House of Commons visitors' galley, and many others. A 1945 newsletter from Kaplan's Army Air Corps base provides rare informal description of base life at the end of the war.