Skip to main content

Charles F. Silzer collection

 Collection — Container: 19.0024 - Box 1
Identifier: 19.0024

Content Description

This collection relates to Corporal Charles F. Silzer who served with the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, during World War II in the Pacific Theater. He participated in the battles of Cape Gloucester, New Britian, Peleliu, and Okinawa and occupation of China. The collection contains letters Silzer wrote to his fiance, later wife, Florence Erickson, photographs of Silzer, and a framed discharge document.


  • 1941-2019
  • Majority of material found within 1944-1945
  • Other: Date accessioned: 2019-11-05


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

Charles F. Silzer was born Chicago, IL on March 5, 1924. He entered the United States Marine Corps in January 1943, assigned as a replacement with the 1st Marine Division, and sent overseas in September 1943. At the time Silzer was engaged and married Florence A. Erickson after being discharged on January 29, 1946. Silzer passed away on February 10, 2010 and is buried at Chapel Hill Gardens South, Oak Lawn, IL.


1 boxes : 1 1/2 box

Language of Materials


Custodial History

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

Charles F. Silzer collection
Michael G. Kasper
November 6, 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note

Revision Statements

  • 7/8/2021: Updated inclusive dates from 1943-1945 to 1941-2019; added bulk dates.

Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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