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Herbert and Betty Colker papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 11.0006

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the personal papers, photographs, ephemera, documents, newspaper clippings, and various other papers relating to World War II years and post war years lives of Herbert and Betty Colker as well as many family members and their correspondences with the Colkers.


  • 1935-1947
  • Other: Date accessioned: 2011-01-26


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

Herbert Colker passed away on Monday, July 4, 2016, at his home. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on October 3, 1920 and moved to Huntington, WV in 1946, after serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, in order to join his brother, Joseph, in business at West Virginia Electric Supply Company. He was married to his wife Betty for 73 years. Betty was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on February 19, 1921 and moved to Huntington, WV in 1946 with Herbert. She passed away on April 16, 2016. Both Herbert and Betty are buried at Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington, WV.


9 Linear Feet (8 full boxes, 1 photo album 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.

Herbert and Betty Colker papers
D. Craig Whittington
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

116 Honors Way
PO Box 3062047
Tallahassee FL 32306-2047 US