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William Clayton Greene papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 01.0268

Scope and Contents

This collection relates to William Clayton Greene who served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Belgium and Germany. The collection includes informaton about his experience there. There are letters to his family, a friend, as well as letters from Nuns from a Belgian convent that Greene befriended. Also included is a German publication entitled Sparta: Der Lebenskampf Einer Nordischen Herrenschicht which is signed by Heinrich Himmler.


  • 1944-1945
  • Other: Date accessioned: 2004-04-27

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

William Clayton Greene served as an U.S. Army Corporal that served in the European theater of World War II. He spent his time overseas stationed in Belgium and later Germany. Upon the end of the war, he settled in New York City with his life partner. Exact birth and death dates are unknown but his Last Will and Testament, written in 1989, would suggest a death date in the 1990s and a burial location in New York.


1.25 Linear Feet (1 quarter box, 1 flat box)

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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.


William Clayton Greene Papers
Drew Bennett
November 7, 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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