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Neil Betten collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 01.0097

Content Description

This collection was compiled by former Florida State University Department of History professor Neil Betten. It contains 41 copies of Congress Weekly: A Review of Jewish Interests from February 1942 to June 1944. This weekly newsletter was published by the American Jewish Congress, which was headed by Stephen Wise. The newsletter includes a column, "News of the Women's Division." The newsletter covered topics such as the Warsaw Ghetto, Jewish soldiers in the U.S. military, Palestine, Zionism, and current issues in the United States and overseas affecting Jews. The collection also contains a Ph.D. dissertation by Peggy G. Pelt, "Wainwright Shipyard: Impact of a World War II War Industry in Panama City, Florida." The dissertation contains oral histories that document work and Home Front conditions related to this shipping building company.


  • 1942-1944
  • 1994
  • Other: Date accessioned: 2020-04-06

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

Neil Betten is a former professor and chair of the Department of History at Florida State University.


2 Linear Feet (1 quarter box, 1 full box, 1 flat box (9.25x12x3"))

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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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gifted by Betton, a former FSU professor.

Neil Betten collection
Beatrice Dain
April 29, 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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