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01. Manuscripts Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: 01

Found in 1227 Collections and/or Records:

Herbert and Betty Colker papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 11.0006
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the personal papers, photographs, ephemera, documents, newspaper clippings, and various other papers relating to World War II years and post war years lives of Herbert and Betty Colker as well as many family members and their correspondences with the Colkers.

Dates: 1935-1947; Other: Date accessioned: 2011-01-26

Colonel William Morrison Robinson Jr. papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 86-20
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of materials related to the military career and history of Colonel William Morrison Robinson, Jr. Much of the material deals with research and preparation for his books, The Confederate privateers, and Justice in Grey, a history of the judicial system of the Confederate States. Subjects covered by this collection include: American Legal History Society, Harvard University Press, segregation and integration, Confederate commerce, Confederate courts, Colonial national monument in Yorktown, Virginia, Georgia railroads, privateering, Cape Canaveral history, Civil War commanders, Gustavus Woods, Dr. Jonathan J. Jones, fluoridation in Quincy, Florida, Civil War...
Dates: Created: 1854-1965

Colonel William Morrison Robinson Jr. pictures

 Collection — Box 141
Identifier: MSS 0-275
Scope and Contents Photocopies of pictures of uniforms and their ornaments of the C. S. Navy (1861-1865). The eight plats show pictures of the following: 1. Uniforms of Officers - Flag Officer, Captain, Lieutenant, Surgeon, Commander, Passed-Midshipman, Chief Engineer, Master, Purser, Chaplain, Commanders Secretary, Midshipman. 2. Ornaments of Caps of Officers - Flag Officer, Captain, Commander, Lieutenant, Master, Passed Midshipman, Surgeon of over 12 years, Surgeon of under 12 years, Pass't. Ass't. Surgeon, Ass't. Surgeon. 3. Buttons: Large, Medium, Small. 4. Shoulder Straps of Officers - Flag Officers, Captains, Commanders, Lieutenants, Master, Passed Midshipman, Surgeon of over 12 years, Surgeon...
Dates: Created: 1861-1865

Colonel William Robinson Books and Newspaper Clippings on the Confederate Navy

Identifier: 01-##0s0

Books and newspaper clippings collected by Col. William Robinson relating to the Confederate Navy.

Dates: Other: Dummy Date

Columbia County letter

 Collection — Box 141
Identifier: MSS 0-68
Scope and Contents

This item is a letter in manuscript by A. J. T. Wright, Alligator, October 22, 1855, to Mr. T. W. Brevard, Comptroller, Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, informing him that the vacancy in the Tax Collector office was occasioned by the resignation of William A. Sheffield, and not by his death. Attached to the letter is this note: "Lake City, known as Alligator before 1859, because of its proximity to an Indian village ruled by a Seminole chief of that name..."

Dates: Other: October 22,1855

Confederate Money

 Collection — Box 141
Identifier: MSS 1965-072
Scope and Contents

Collection of Confederate and pre-Confederate bank notes of various dates 1835-1864 from Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Virginia. Also known as MSS 0-72

Dates: Created: 1835-1864

Confederate States Tax Collector's Receipt

 Item — Box 141
Identifier: MSS 0-74
Scope and Contents

Item is a Confederate States Tax Collector's Receipt dated December 7, 1864 for the amount of $13,746.20 in Montgomery, North Carolina.

Dates: December 7, 1864

Ernie and Chris Conte collection

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2016 Box 1 (16.0001-16.0014), Folder: 16.0009 - Folder 1
Identifier: 16.0009
Scope and Contents

This collection includes seven newspaper issues, dated from June 9, 1950 to July 21, 1950. The Great Lakes Bulletin was a weekly publication exclusive to the U.S. Naval Training Center in Great Lakes, Illinois.

Dates: Created: June 1950- July 1950; Other: Date acquired: 05/19/2016

Cora Cheney Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-317
Scope and Contents

Collection includes original manuscripts of Cheney's work with her edits, book jackets and illustrations from the publications and book galleys. One manuscript is accompanied with a letter from Cheney and a newspaper clipping about her and her family.

Dates: 1957-1961; Other: Date acquired: 05/24/1961

Cornelius Curtis Letter to Secretary of the Navy

 Collection — Box 142
Identifier: MSS 1958-081
Scope and Contents

Holograph letter by Cornelius Curtis to "Hon. Gideon Wells," Secretary of the Navy (1863) concerning acts practiced by civil employees of the government in regard to captured Confederate vessels in Florida. Also known as MSS 0-81.

Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1863; Other: Date acquired: 04/29/1958

Craig Darius Whitesell papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 08.0187
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Private First Class Craig Darius Whitesell who served as an armorer with the 3rd Search Attack at Langley Field, VA during World War II. He was stationed in Atlantic City, NJ, Buckley Field, CO, Langley Field, VA, Florence, SC, and Great Bend, KS. This collection includes letters, documents, postcards, photographs, and newspaper clippings. The letters in this collection were written by Whitesell to his parents throughout his time in the Army Air Corps. His letters detail the life of a mainland armorer in the Army Air Corps, which includes training classes, KP and guard duty, and relations between privates and their superiors. He also discusses...
Dates: Created: 1942 - 1945; Other: Date acquired: 02/04/2009

George Oliver Craig collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 11.0036
Content Description

This collection relates to George Oliver Craig who served with the 99th Infantry Division during World War II in France, during the Battle of the Ardennes, and Germany. The collection contains letters, photographs, government documents, newspaper clippings from Craig's experiences in the Civilian Conservation Corps, at training camps in the U.S., and at various stations in Germany, France, and England. The collection also contains a diary. His burial flag is also included in this collection.

Dates: 1935-1946

Allen H. Crawford transcript

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 03.0030
Content Description

This collection relates to Allen H. Crawford who served in the U.S. Army Air Force as a bombardier and navigator in the 401st Bomb Group in the European Theater of Operation during World War II. This collection contains an oral history transcript where Crawford details his numerous bombing missions over Germany from late 1944 through the end of the war.

Dates: Event: 1943-1945; June 5, 2000

William David Crawford papers

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2007 Box 1 (07.0001-07.0074), Folder: 07.0016 - Folder 1
Identifier: 07.0016
Scope and Contents

William David Crawford served as a U.S. Navy pilot who flew PB4Y-1's in the Pacific Theater during the Second World War. This collection consists of his memoir.

This memoir was written by Crawford for his children. It describes his enlistment into the Navy, his training as a naval aviator, and his missions in the Pacific.

Dates: 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 2007-02-08; Other: Date accessioned: 2020-06-11

Francis B. Crews collection

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2003 Box 2 (03.0030-03.0050), Folder: 03.0043 - Folder 1
Identifier: 03.0043
Content Description

This collection pertains to Francis Bryant Crews, who served as a Boatswain's Mate for the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War II. This collections contains various photographs, a two-page manuscript, and a Veteran's Questionnaire. The manuscript details Crews' duties minesweeping and assisting the Navy Photographer on and around the island of Iwo Jima. The photographs included were taken by the Navy Photographer.

Dates: 1942-1945; Other: Accessioned: 2002-10-16

Crispen Nissen papers

 Collection — Box 98.0704
Identifier: 98.0704
Scope and Contents

Crispen Nissen served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps with the 12th and 18th Weather Squadrons during World War II in the United States, England, North Africa, and Italy. This collection includes an original diary Nissen kept from 1941-1942, describing his daily thoughts, experiences, and observations about the general war effort. The collection also includes Vmail and handwritten letters, written by Nissen to his fiancee and future wife, Etrulia Ellis, as well as the letters she sent to him.

Dates: Created: 1941-1999; Other: Majority of material found in 1943; Other: Date acquired: 09/10/1998

William I. Criste collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 14.0017
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to U.S. Navy Electrician's Mate First Class William I. Criste who served during World War II with GROPAC 11, Section E-9. The materials relate to the battle, work, and life on Iwo Jima, including more than 100 photographs, military documents, and Japanese military artifacts.

Dates: Created: 1886-2003; Other: Date acquired: 04/25/2014

Cromartie Land Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2017-001
Scope and Contents

Documentation of the land holdings of Alexander Cromartie (1807-1870) of Leon County, Florida.  Includes an 1868 manuscript land indenture transferring two parcels of land to Cromartie's son, Alexander G. Cromartie; and an 1870 map by surveyor W. L. Robeson, detailing the division of Cromartie's 978 acres near Lake Iamonia after his death.

Dates: Created: 1868, 1870; Other: Date acquired: 03/12/2016

James Crooke papers

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2005 Box 6 (05.0149-05.0178), Folder: 05.0172 - Folder 1
Identifier: 05.0172
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of an oral history transcript of an interview with 2nd Lt. James J. Crooke, who served in World War II. Crooke served in the Army Air Corps with the 303rd Bomb Group in the European Theater (ETO).

Dates: 1921-1945; Other: Majority of material found within 1943; Other: Date acquired: 12/15/2005; Other: Date accessioned: 2020-05-22

Angie Croy collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 98.0574
Content Description

This collection relates to Angie Croy and her father, Aviation Machinist's Mate Felder Lang Howell, who was killed in a car accident while on duty at Corry Field in Pensacola, Florida. The collection consists of two scrapbooks from World War II, one belonging to Angie Croy, the other assembled by her mother. The scrapbooks include photographs, greeting cards, newspapers, and magazine clippings. The collection also includes letters, telegrams, certificates, and military documents all pertaining to Howell and his family. Artifacts include jewelry, a gold star flag, a floral arrangement ribbon, and a medal awarded posthumously.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1941-1951; Other: Date accessioned

Dwight R. Crum transcript

 File — Single Folder Collections - 2003 Box 2 (03.0030-03.0050), Folder: 03.0032
Identifier: 03.0032
Content Description

This is an oral interview transcript relates to Dwight R. Crum regarding his service with the 119th Anti-Aircraft Battalion in Europe during World War II. He was initially drafted into the 95th Coast Artillery Corps in 1941. He served at Pearl Harbor in 1942 before being transferred to the European Theater where he served as a 2nd LT with the 119th Anti-Aircraft Battalion.

Dates: 1940-1945; Other: Date accessioned: 2001-04-10

Norval Vernon Cummings manuscript

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2017 Box 1 (17.0003-17.0027), Folder: 17.0019-Folder 1
Identifier: 17.0019
Scope and Contents

This manuscript was written by Norval Vernon Cummings (Sergeant) who served with the 35th Combat Engineer Battalion during World War II in the European Theater.

Dates: 1925-2003; Other: Majority of material found within 1943-1946; Other: Date acquired: 2017-08-23

Cuneiform Tablets

Identifier: MSS 2016-002
Scope and Contents

Twenty-eight clay tablets with text in cuneiform script, dating from the Third Dynasty of Ur, the Old Babylonian period, the reign of Sîn-kasid, and Neo-Babylonian period.  Known geographical sources include Umma, Puzris-Dagan, Girsu, and Uruk.

Online Copies Available

Digital photographs of all items in this collection are available on the FSU Digital Library: Cuneiform Tablet Collection

Dates: Created: 2500 - 1700 BCE

Martha Cunningham transcript

 File — Single Folder Collections - 2003 Box 2 (03.0030-03.0050), Folder: 03.0031 - Folder 1
Identifier: 03.0031
Scope and Contents

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Dates: Other: Date acquired: 2001-02-01; 1939-1945

Curtis Franklin Walgren collection

 Collection — 11.0060 - Box 1
Identifier: 11.0060
Dates: 1942-05; Other: Date accessioned: 2011-09-01

Dailey Paskman papers

 Collection — Box 683
Identifier: MSS 87-20
Scope and Contents

Collection contains original draft, typescript, script and microfilm of "Yama Yama Girl," as well as carbon copies of agreements between Dailey Paskman and Loew's Inc. (producer) for "Yama Yama Girl" and Hope Davis Gehrig for the "Bessie McCoy Story."

Dates: Created: 1943-1944; Other: Date acquired: 09/01/1987

Barbara Lane Daley papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 00.0608
Scope and Contents This collection pertains to Barbara Lane Daley who served in the US Coast Guard Women's Reserve (SPARS) from 1944 to 1946. She was stationed at the US Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington D.C. The collection contains a photocopy of a scrapbook, photographs, newspaper clippings, ephemera, and various documents including pamphlets, postcards, menus, a restaurant placemat, and certificates. The newspaper clippings in this collection include photocopies as well as the original newspaper clippings of major U.S. events during WWII, such as President Roosevelt's death, the bombing of Pearl Harbor and Japan's surrender. Daley's scrapbook includes photographs of herself, military friends, and...
Dates: Created: 1944-1946; Other: Date acquired: 10/28/2003

Thomas Leo Doyle Daley collection

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box 2 (06.0075-06.0150), Folder: 06.0118 - Folder 1
Identifier: 06.0118
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Thomas Leo Doyle Daley, who served as a naval aviator in the American Theater of Operation. This collection contains postcards, separation paper, and photographs.

Dates: 1942-1945; Other: Date accessioned: 2006-07-12

Dallas Wood Civil War Letter

 Collection — Box 158
Identifier: MSS 1965-272
Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of a photostat of Wood's letter in duplicate. The letter is by Dallas Wood, Co. "K," 6th Fla. Vols, Finley's Brigade, dated Dalton, Georgia, December 25, 1863, to "Dear Sister." Dallas Wood's letter to his sister is chiefly a family letter written on Christmas day and deals only slightly with army life and the granting of furloughs. His reference to "the bloody struggle" was doubtless in anticipation of a forthcoming transfer to Virginia and Tennessee where Brig.-General Finley's Florida Infantry saw service during the following two years.

Dates: Created: 1863

Eugene Dance transcript

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 1999 Box 22 (99.0517-99.0533), Folder: 99.0514 - Folder 1
Identifier: 99.0514
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the oral history transcript of Lieutenant Colonel Eugene A. Dance pertaining to his World War II service as a First Lieutenant serving in Europe. Oral history transcript states that Eugene Dance (served 1941-46) discusses his experiences in the 38th Infantry Division and the 101st Airborne in World War II.

Dates: Created: 1921-1946; Other: Date acquired: 10/07/1999