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01. Manuscripts Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: 01

Found in 1228 Collections and/or Records:

Maydene Asbury transcript

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box 8 (04.0264-04.0310), Folder: 04.0264 - Folder 1
Identifier: 04.0264
Content Description

This collection relates to Maydene Asbury who worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory separating Uranium-235 from Uranium-238 during World War II, which was part of the process for building the atomic bomb. This collection contains an oral history interview transcript.

Dates: Event: 1943-1947; September 25, 2004

Reubin O'Donovan Askew papers

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2000 Box 18 (00.0506-00.0534), Folder: 00.0520 - Folder 1
Identifier: 00.0520
Scope and Contents

This collection centers around one Florida State Guard soldier, and an American soldier stationed at the Technical School and Basic Training Center for the Air Force in Gulfport Field, Mississippi. The collection includes a child's drawing, two letters written to the soldier's mother outlining Air Force training and daily life, a newspaper clipping written about the Florida State Guard drills, a letter about D-Day, and photographs of a B-26 Marauder, an American flight crew, an American and Russian soldier, and Yontan Airfield in Okinawa, and their corresponding modern negatives.

Dates: Created: 1943-1946; Other: Date acquired: 09/28/2001

Augustus B. Turnbull Papers

 Collection — Drawer 9
Identifier: MSS 93-1
Scope and Contents This collection contains a variety of materials about the life and career of Augustus B. Turnbull III. Subjects covered by these materials include: Tallahassee, bicycling, conservation, land use, Lake Bradford, public opinion, schools, citizens, housing, drainage, sewers, traffic, Florida, Society of Civil Engineers, Council of Neighborhood Associations, parks and recreation, town meetings, transportation, Florida State University, Charles Joe Carter, and a White House luncheon menu. There are also a series of photographs: Switzerland, Augustus Turnbull, President John F. Kennedy, George Smathers, Marjorie Turnbull, and others. As well, there are 24 blueprints, showing geographical area...
Dates: Created: 1971-1990

William R. Auld papers

 Collection — Box 00.0646 - Box 1
Identifier: 00.0646
Scope and Contents

The William R. Auld papers include over 800 photographs taken by Major William R. Auld who served with the 31st Photo Reconnaissance Squadron of the Ninth Army Air Force following General George S. Patton throughout the United States, England, France, and Germany.  The William R. Auld papers also include various sketches done by one of his comrades, a promotion notice, and two poems.

Dates: Created: 1943-1945; Other: Date acquired: 07/12/2000

Jason M. Austin collection

 Collection — 99.0655 Box 1
Identifier: 99.0655
Content Description

This collection contains letters, documents, poetry, and photographs related to the military service of Jason M. Austin who served with the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II in the Pacific Campaign and the Korean War. The collection includes documentation regarding the overseas service of Austin with the African American Marines who were part of the First and Fourth Marine Depot based in the Russell Islands.

Dates: 1943-1999; Other: Date accessioned: 1999-12-01

Oliver Luther Austin collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 13.0075
Scope and Contents This collection relates to ornithologist Oliver Luther Austin and includes 3 boxes of colored photographic slides most of which were taken in various locations around Japan. The majority of slides depict Japanese buildings, cultural events, and everyday life. In addition, there is a oral history from Anthony Austin, Oliver Luther Austin's son detailing his experiences living in Japan during the U.S. occupation. Online Copies Available Selected materials from this collection have been digitized and are available through the FSU Digital...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1945-1952; 1945-2013; Other: Date accessioned: 2013-11-13

Autograph Note, Nathaniel Foster

 Collection — Thomas Percy Collection
Identifier: MSS 96-26
Scope and Contents

Handwritten note by Nathaniel Foster with a message written on the verso by Thomas Percy. There are three questions in Latin which constitute an examination given to Thomas Percy in 1756 "previous to the Archbishop's granting" a dispensation to Percy for the dual livings of Easton Mauduit and Wilby. The verso message by Percy is his holograph identification of the examination. The questions are: (1) Quibus potissimum argumentis probatur divina SS. Scripturanim auctoritas? (2) Quid est Ecclesia Catholica? (3) An bona Xnorum sint quoad jus et titulum communia?

Part of the Thomas Percy Collection, #33.

Dates: Created: ca. 1756; Other: Majority of material found in 18th century

B. F. Hammond Civil War Letters

 Collection — Box 149: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3
Identifier: MSS 1965-135
Scope and Contents

Photostats of the Civil War letters by B.F. Hammond written during 1863 and 1864 from various camps in Virginia to members of his family in South Carolina. All letters were written on battlefields and contain vivid descriptions of "the bloody struggle." Also known as MSS 0-135.

Dates: Created: 1863-1864

Baguio-Bilibid Internees collection

 Collection — Box 10.0023
Identifier: 10.0023
Dates: Other: Date accessioned: 2019-11-25

David E. Bail Jr. papers

 Collection — 12.0025-Box 1
Identifier: 12.0025
Content Description This collection relates to Lieutenant David E. Bail Jr. who serves as a bombardier with the 335th Bomb Squadron, 95th Bomb Group in England during World War II. He attended University of Florida and enlisted in Spring of 1942. He flew two missions over France before he was shot down over Hanover, Germany on July 26, 1943 and killed in action. This collection contains seven folders includes Bail’s personal letters to his family from December, 1941 up to his death, letters from the War Department to Bail’s family first declaring him MIA, then later confirming him KIA, two photographs of Bail and his crew, and a letter from his sister to Bail’s parents recounting her interview with Bail’s...
Dates: 1938-1949; Other: Date accessioned: 2012-06-14

Chester W. Bailes papers

 Collection — 14.0031 - Box 1
Identifier: 14.0031
Scope and Contents

Chester W. Bailes served as a 4th Grade technician in the US Army 1st Armored Division during World War II. He was first sent to Ireland, before participating in the North Africa invasion, Sicily, and Anzio during the invasion of Italy, where he spent the rest of the war. His collection includes a few letters, publications relating to his unit written after the war, Time, Stars and Stripes, and Yank Magazines, as well as a number of pamphlets and military-published books relating to World War II.

Dates: Created: 1942-2007; Other: Majority of material found within 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 08/07/2014

Earl L. Bailey collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 03.0019
Scope and Contents This collection consists of letters and memorabilia sent by U.S. Army soldier Earl L. Bailey to friends and family during World War II, as well as the transcript of an oral interview with the soldier. These documents detail the soldier's basic training at Camp Maxey, TX, participation in the Army Specialized Training Program at Ohio State University, and service in the 405th Regiment, 102nd Infantry Division. This service included stops at Camp Swift, TX, Fort Dix, NJ, and participation in the suppression of the Philadelphia Transit Strike of 1944 before departing for Europe. The letters discuss the campaign in Europe, battles in France and Germany, the Siegfrieg Line, and the occupation...
Dates: Created: 1942-1946; Other: Date acquired: 07/30/2003

Robert Bailey collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 10.0091
Scope and Contents

This collection contains Japanese World War II ephemera such as paper money, Japanese propaganda scrapbooks, a book of fundamental Japanese, a bond from a Japanese bank, and a company document on Japanese paper.

Dates: Created: 1939-1945; Other: Majority of material found within 1944-1945; Other: Date acquired: 08/08/2010

Dae D. Baird, Jr. papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2009 Box, Folder: 09.0169 - Folder 1
Identifier: 09.0169
Scope and Contents This collection contains papers pertaining to Ensign Dae D. Baird, Jr. and his experiences as a Merchant Marine during World War II.The papers include photographs, letters, speeches, biographical articles, and military documents.The Dae D. Baird, Jr. collection pertains to the service of Ensign Dae D. Baird, Jr. in the United States Merchant Marines from June 1943 until 1946, as a Purser. Consisting of copies of photographs, records of medals, and articles on the Merchant Marine and Mr. Baird’s experiences during World War II, the collection provides insight into the experiences of a Merchant Mariner. In his brief account on the war, “Unusual and Rare World War II...
Dates: Created: 1944-2009; Other: Date acquired: 11/20/2009

Irvin Baker manuscript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box 1 (06.0001-06.0084), Folder: 06.0027 - Folder 1
Identifier: 06.0027
Scope and Contents

1st Lieutenant Irvin Baker's unpublished manuscript describes his experiences as a platoon leader with the 4th Marine Division and 10th Amtrac Battalion of the United States Marine Corps. He led his platoon through the Battle of Iwo Jima.

Dates: Created: 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 03/09/2006

Nicholas and Jeanne Baldino transcript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box 2 (06.0075-06.0150), Folder: 06.0106 - Folder 1
Identifier: 06.0106
Content Description

This collection relates to Nicholas Baldino who served in the U.S. Army Air Corps with the 5th and 11th Bomb Groups in the Pacific Theatre and his wife Jeanne Baldino. This collection contains an oral history transcript detailing Nicholas Baldino's military service and how Jeanne met Nicholas Baldino.

Dates: Other: Date accessioned: 2005-04-13; Event: Majority of material found within 1943-1946

Ballads of Thomas Cobbe

 Collection — Item 1
Identifier: MSS 0-65
Scope and Contents

Bound manuscript copy of Legends (After the Basque), containing nineteen "Tales of Faiëry" written in the winter of 1877-1878 by Thomas Cobbe, adapted from Basque Legends by Wentworth Webster (1877). They comprise 224 pages with 20 original drawings by Janet Finlay Cobbe. The back cover is in poor condition with two of the metal corner pieces still attached. Manuscript pages are in excellent condition and the handwriting is legible.

Dates: Created: 1878; Other: Date acquired: 03/24/1958

Mark C. Bane, Jr. transcript

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2001 Box 19 (01.0464-01.0486), Folder: 01.0469 - Folder 1
Identifier: 01.0469
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Mark C. Bane Jr. who joined the National Guard in May 1941. He later volunteered for the 501st Parachute Battalion and was sent to Montgomery, Alabama to train at the Maxwell Air Force Base. While at Maxwell Air Force Base, he trained British cadets under the Arnold Plan. In late 1945, Bane traveled overseas with General Douglas MacArthur. The collection consists of an oral history transcript.

Dates: Created: 1927-1946; Other: Date acquired: 09/27/2001

Bank of Florida Letter

 Collection — Box 515
Identifier: MSS 0-13
Scope and Contents

The three page letter, signed by E.G. Booth, secretary to D.S. Kennedy, Esq. of New York, gives a list of drafts drawn on several individuals and then the details of a bill of lading covering 41 bales of cotton, all being sent for discount. The postscript refers to the financial difficulties then existing in Florida banking circles.

Dates: Other: Date acquired: 04/01/1952; 1844

Joseph T. Bannan papers

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2005 Box 4 (05.0102-05.0132), Folder: 05.0128 - Folder 1
Identifier: 05.0128
Scope and Contents

This collection follows Joseph T. Bannan as he served aboard the U.S.S. Panamint (AGC13). He was under the command of Admiral Arthur D. Struble. On this ship were photograph developers that obtained the picture of renowned wartime journalist, Ernie Pyle, lying dead on the island of Le Shima. Only two copies were ever made and the original was destroyed shortly after its creation to prevent a decline in American morale. This collection contains a photocopy of one of the original copies owned by Bannan.

Dates: Created: 1944-1946; Other: Date acquired: 09/12/2005

Barbara Gier papers

 Collection — 00.0554 - Box 1
Identifier: 00.0545
Scope and Contents

This collections consists of World War II personal letters to family, primarily her mother, from Barbara Gier who served as a U.S. Army Nurse in France. Several letters provide vivid descriptions of the English and French countrysides.

Dates: Created: 1942-1946; Other: Date acquired: 05/24/2000

Barbara McCrimmon Research Collection

 Collection — Personal Papers
Identifier: MSS 2001-01
Abstract

Letters and research materials of Barbara McCrimmon, Florida State University alumna, mainly concerning her time spent drafting the biography of Dr. Richard Garnett.

Dates: Created: 1895 - 1993; Other: Majority of material found in 1975-1993; Other: Date acquired: 06/06/2011

Barbara Morrison Secretary of State war ballot scrapbook

 Collection — OS H.7: Series 12; Series Series 4; Series Series 6
Identifier: MSS 1-19
Scope and Contents

Scrapbook of the Administration of the Official War Ballot in the Office of Secretary of State. A project done by Barbara Morrison, 'intern' in the Office of the Secretary of State. Subject is World War II absentee war ballots. It documents the administration of Public Law 712 (Federal) which provides for absentee voting by service personnel serving away from place of residence.

Dates: Other: November 7, 1942

George and Hazel Barbour papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2001 Box 1 (01.0001-01.0033), Folder: 01.0026 - Folder 1
Identifier: 01.0026
Scope and Contents The collection of George and Hazel Barbour relates to George Barbour who served in the 14th Air Force "Flying Tigers" in the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater, and his wife Hazel Barbour who remained on the home front during World War II. The collection contains an oral history transcript interview of George Barbour.  It also contains Barbour's unofficial flight journal. Also included are memoirs by his wife, Hazel Barbour, of life on the home front in South Portland, Maine. The collection also consists of brief recollections of her mother (who worked at a shipyard in South Portland, Oregon) on the life of the Pueblo Air Base.  Moreover, the collection contains log notes of George...
Dates: Created: 1942-2003; Other: Majority of material found within 1941-1946; Other: Date acquired: 02/04/2002

Robert B. Barnick collection

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2000 Box 6 (00.0140-00.0177)
Identifier: 00.0140
Content Description

This collection relates to Robert B. Barnick who served in the European Theater of Operations as part of the Italian campaign with the 10th Mountain Division, 604th Field Artillery. This collection includes a manuscript titled "In My Right Mind," newspaper clippings relating to his service, and photographs.

Dates: February 2000; Event: 1943-1945; Other: Date accessioned: 2020-12-01

Zeddie P. Barron, Jr. papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 07.0077
Scope and Contents

This collection pertains to Technician Fifth Grade Zeddie P. Barron, Jr., who was stationed in Virginia, Kentucky, Ireland, Britain, France, Holland, Belgium, and Germany between 1943 and 1945. As a clerk in the 552nd Railhead Company, Barron was attached to the First Engineer Special Brigade. The collection contains personal letters sent from Barron to his wife throughout his period of service, military documents including a ration book, Barron's military record and entrance physical, as well as newspaper clippings, envelopes, and an unpublished poem by Eugene S. Masters reacting to the use of the atomic bomb.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1943-1945; 1939-1945; Other: Date acquired: 2007-06-12; Other: Date accessioned: 2020-04-22

Elfriede Gertrude Bartau-Little transcript

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box 1 (04.0001-04.0045), Folder: 04.0002 - Folder 1
Identifier: 04.0002
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the transcript of an interview with Elfriede Gertrud Bartau-Little who grew up in Germany during WWII.

Dates: Created: 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 01/07/2004

Bartholomew Lynch Journal

 Collection — Box 152
Identifier: MSS 0-180
Scope and Contents

Journal in manuscript kept by US Army Private Bartholomew M. Lynch, commanded by Lieutenant John Graham during the Florida War. Early entries document his training and travel from New York to Florida on board the "Southern liner called America." Includes an eyewitness description of the captive Seminole leader Osceola, dated May 2, 1837.

Pages one and two are missing; page three begins with an entry for October 3, 1836.



Online Copy Available

http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_MSS0180_B52a

Dates: 1836-1839; Other: Date acquired: 04/16/1954

Robert Otto Bauer collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 18.0015
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Technician Fifth Grade Robert Otto Bauer who served with the 100th Infantry Division Band and subsequently Company C, 8th Armored Infantry Battalion, 20th Armored Division, in the European Theater during World War II. The collection includes artifacts, German World War II pilot flying helmets, photographs, veteran association newsletters, and ephemera. One unpublished photograph includes actress Ingrid Bergman posing with Bauer during the war. Photographs and memorabilia related to Bauer's wife, Joyce Ann Bauer, are also included in the collections.

Dates: Created: 1941-2004; Other: Date acquired: 2018-05-16; Other: 2018-05-21

Clyde Campbell Beaver collection

 Collection — 17.0004 - Box 1
Identifier: 17.0004
Scope and Contents

This collection contains artifacts, papers, and photographs that belonged to Clyde Campbell Beaver from his time serving in the U.S. Army in the Corps of Engineers as a draftsman during World War II in the Pacific Theater.  The artifacts include his draftsman tools, jacket, camera, and Bronze Star.  The papers include official Army documents, newspaper clippings about Clyde, a personal letter to his wife, Adele Beaver, and a telegram.  The photographs include photographs of Clyde in the Philippines, photographs with his wife and mother, and photographs he took himself.

Dates: 1941-1990; Other: Date acquired: 02/16/2017; Date accessioned: 2017-05-23