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Clyde Campbell Beaver collection

 Collection — Container: 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.


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


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

Clyde Campbell Beaver was born on August 1, 1910 in Redondo Beach, CA.  He graduated from Redondo High School in 1928.  Before serving, he was a mine mechanic and a tile salesman.  In June 1941 in Los Anglees, CA, he was inducted into the U.S. Army.  He completed basic training at Camp Roberts, San Miguel, CA and served in the Corps of Engineers.  He was a draftsman in the Pacific Theater April 13, 1942 through March 1, 1945 at the Office of the Chief Engineer, General Headquarters, in the Southwest Pacific.  He mapped potential airfields for the invasion of the Philippine jungles for General Douglas MacArthur and received the Bronze Star Medal on July 4, 1945 for his service.  He met his wife, Adele Elizabeth Gilbert, in Australia and, they lived in California after the war.  Clyde Campbell Beaver passed away on October 22, 1999 in Morro Bay, California, and is buried in Los Osos Memorial Park, Los Osos, California.


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Custodial History

This collection was donated by Pamela Hutchins and Bonnie Pettersen. The collection was acquired by the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience on February 16, 2017.

Custodial History

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

Processing Information

Revised 5/24/17. Entered 5/23/17.

Clyde Campbell Beaver collection
Brianna A. McLean
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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