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John D. Griffin papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 06.0181

Content Description

This collection relates to John D. Griffin, a World War II memorabilia collector who assembled this collection. This collection contains letters and documents related to a German soldier who was killed in action on the Russian front in 1943, German death notice cards, Japanese propaganda, Honorable Discharge forms and certificates, Pretzel, Gillepsie and Stouffer letters discussing their time in China, the initiation of the Pretzel Stouffer Law Firm, and photographs at the China House in Chongqing, China.


  • 1938-1990
  • Other: Date acquired: 09/06/2019

Language of Materials

English, German and Japanese

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.


1 folders (1 accordion-style folder containing 5 individual folders)

Custodial History

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

John D. Griffin papers
Beatrice Dain
September 24, 2019
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Language of description
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Language of description note
English, German, Japanese

Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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