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Emanuel Lamb papers

 Collection — Container: 00.0800 - Box 1
Identifier: 00.0800

Scope and Contents

Emanuel Lamb served with the Heavy Weapons Company of the 89th Infantry Division. Collection includes letters from Emanuel and his brother Mandy during their time serving overseas, mainly discussing their daily lives, censorship, and treatment of prisoners of war, as well as a complete oral history transcript between Emanuel Lamb and an interviewer discussing his time in combat and his memories of the Battle of the Bulge. There are also newspaper clippings, photocopies of identification cards and ephemera included in the collection.


  • Created: 1945-2001
  • Other: Date acquired: 10/12/2000


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

Emanuel Lamb was born on October 16, 1925, in New York City, before his family moved to Brooklyn a year later. Lamb was still in high school when World War II began. His brother was drafted into the army in 1941, and Lamb was drafted in 1943. Lamb was under 19 years old when he was drafted, so was not immediately sent overseas and into combat. Instead, he completed basic infantry training at Fort Dix, then Camp Wheeler in Georgia. He was eventually assigned to a heavy weapons company of the 89th Infantry Division and was shipped out to England and Belgium in 1944. He participated in the end of the Battle of the Bulge as a runner for his heavy artillery unit's officers, and was one of the first to reach the Rhine River. Lamb also served in the occupation forces in Germany, and was discharged shortly after in 1946.


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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

Emanuel Lamb

Method of Acquisition


Emanuel Lamb papers
Beatrice Dain
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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