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Flora Virginia Pittman collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 10.0051

Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Flora Virginia Pittman who served as a U.S. Army nurse from 1940 to 1965. The collection includes artwork collected during her time on duty in the Pacific Theater during World War II, specifically 22 prints of Japanese artwork. The collection also includes photographs, postcards, and ephemera from Pittman's time abroad, as well as pins and military certificates. Also included are personal documents and special folders detailing financial information and letters from both the 80th Medical Group and First Replacement Depot.


  • Created: 1938-1965
  • Other: Majority of material found within 1944-1945
  • Other: Date acquired: 08/03/2010


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

Flora Virginia Pittman was born on November 21, 1914, and served as an army nurse from May 1940 to January 1965. During her career, she served as a Lieutenant, Captain, and Major. She was stationed overseas in Korea, and Europe, as well as Japan. Pittman was also stationed at Fort Sam Houston, Texas from 1940-1941, San Juan, Puerto Rico from 1941-1943, Batista, Cuba in 1943, and Camp Patrick Henry, VA from 1943-1944. During her time in Korea, she served at the 382nd Station hospital from 1946-1948. She retired from the army in the 1960s and passed away on September 2, 2005.


2 boxes

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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

Kristine Lamont

Method of Acquisition


Flora Virginia Pittman collection
Angela Stevens, Huaqing Shi
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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