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George W. Griffith collection

 Collection — Container: 13.0015 - Box 1
Identifier: 13.0015

Content Description

This collection relates to George W. Griffith who served with the 201st Infantry Regiment during the Aleutian Islands Campaign during World War II. This collection contains diaries, photographs, and souvenirs from Griffith's time in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska. Diaries include entries related to the Pearl Harbor attack and the Japanese occupation of the Attu and Kiska Islands.


  • 1941-1943
  • Date accessioned: 2019-09-09


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 / Historical

George W. Griffith was born on November 14, 1916 in Wheeling, West Virginia. As a young adult George W. Griffith worked in Wheeling for the CCC and later became a barber. George W. Griffith would become a barber for the 201st Infantry Regiment. After World War II, George W. Griffith became a mail carrier for Wheeling, WV. George W. Griffith died on January 1, 1955 at the age of 38. Buried in Greenwood Cemetary Wheeling, WV. (U.S. Find A Grave Index)


2.5 Linear Feet (Oversized Box, 24''x30'')

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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.

George W. Griffith collection
Tyler S. Linton
September 23, 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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