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Everett Melvin O'Brien collection

 Collection — Container: 98.0011 - Box 1
Identifier: 98.0011

Content Description

This collection relates to Everett Melvin O'Brien who served as a 1st Lieutenant with the 603rd Quartermaster Graves Registration Company in the European Theater during World War II. The collection contains photographs from O'Brien's service in Graves Registration in the U.S., France, Belgium, and Germany which include killed in action U.S. soldiers and graves. Photographs of the concentration camp at Dachau are also included.


  • Creation: 1940-1945
  • Other: Date accessioned: 2000-01-04


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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

Everett Melvin O’Brien was born on June 10, 1915 in California. He attended the University of California and married Margaret S. O’Brien. He attended Basic Training at Camp Croft, South Carolina for the 32nd Infantry, Company A. O’Brien began his service on July 14, 1941 and worked with grave registration. Following the war, he worked in Counter intelligence. O’Brien passed away August 19, 1990 at the age of 75. He is buried at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.


1 Linear Feet (flat box, photo album)

Custodial History

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

Everett Melvin O'Brien collection
Beatrice Dain
September 25, 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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