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M.G. Nelson collection

 Collection — Container: Single Folder Collections - 1999 Box 16 (99.0352-99.0373), Folder: 99.0359 - Folder 1
Identifier: 99.0359

Content Description

This collection includes an oral history interview transcript of M.G. Nelson who worked for the Wainwright Shipyard in Panama City, Florida during World War II. He assisted with payroll.


  • Other: Date acquired: 1192-06-30
  • Creation: 1943-1945


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 and Historical Context

M. G. Nelson was living in Panama City, FL as a banker when the Wainwright Shipyard operated. Nelson largely handled the payroll of all the workers that were employed by or because of the Wainwright Shipyard and saw how the shipyard transformed Panama City. Nelson discusses the logistics of financing the workforce and how the creation, the free time activities of the town, and closure of the shipyard affected the local community. In 1992, he was interviewed by Peggy Pelt on the history and experiences of the Wainwright Shipyard.


1 folders

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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

This collection was a gift from M. G. Nelson.


M.G. Nelson collection
Logan MacMillan
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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