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Francis Coleman papers

 Collection — Container: Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box 2 (04.0046-04.0075), Folder: 04.0064 - Folder 1
Identifier: 04.0064

Scope and Contents

The collection of Francis I.G. Coleman contains an oral history transcript of an interview conducted by or for the Institute on World War II. Coleman served in the European Theater (ETO). He briefly discusses his childhood and the Depression. Coleman frequently discusses politics in his interview. During his service, and discussed in his interview, he was witness to the treatment of Axis POWs, and French treatment of Arabs/subject peoples, Halifax bombing runs, French police, traitors, executions, ambushing German convoys along the Rhone River, and the liberation of France.


  • Created: 1940-1963
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1944
  • Other: Date acquired: 02/02/0004


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

Francis Coleman came from a family that encouraged the U.S. government to legislate the draft and to aid Britain. His older brother served with the Navy in the Pacific. Coleman did his basic training at Fort Sill (Oklahoma) and went to the Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP), Oklahoma State University (at Stillwater), University of Maryland, soon after, he joined the paratroopers.


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Custodial History

Transferred from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience to FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives in July 2022.

Source of Acquisition

Francis Coleman

Method of Acquisition


Francis Coleman papers
Craig Whittington
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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