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Thomas McFarland papers

 Collection — Box: 02.0160-Box 1
Identifier: 02.0160

Content Description

This collection relates to Technician Grade 5 Thomas McFarland who served as a medical aide with a field hospital unit during World War II in the European and Pacific Theaters. This collection consists of letters from McFarland to his family about his time stationed in France, Africa, and Okinawa.


  • 1943-1945
  • Date accessioned: 2019-10-23


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers. No Deed of Gift was received from the Donor, Thomas McFarland. McFarland, was the writer and subject of these letters included in the collection.

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

Thomas McFarland was born on July 1, 1921 in Chevy Chase, MD. He entered the U.S. Army on February 23, 1942 and assigned serial number 13051221. He was married to Lucile McFarland, and had three children. He donated his collection of personal letters he wrote to his family during the War on May 8, 2002. He passed away on February 5, 2004 in Greenville, SC and is buried at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Greenville, SC beside his wife, Lucile.


1.75 Linear Feet (1 OS box 30 dated letters 8 undated letters )

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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.

Thomas McFarland papers
Mallory Malman
November 7, 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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