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Melburn R. Mayfield collection

 Collection — Container: Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box 2 (06.0075-06.0150), Folder: 06.0138 - Folder 1
Identifier: 06.0138

Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Melburn R. Mayfield who served in the U.S. Army in the European Theater of Operations. Mayfield served as a radio operator with Company C, 71st Infantry, 44th Infantry Division in France, Germany, and Austria. The collection contains a memoir and resume.


  • Majority of material found within 1942-1946
  • Other: Date accessioned: 2006-07-05


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

Corporal Melburn Ross Mayfield was born on August 24, 1921 in Kentucky. Mayfield served in the U.S. army in the 44th Infantry Division and the 71st Infantry Regiment during World War II in the European Theater of Operation where he received the rank of Corporal. He served as a Radio Operator for the Forward Observer at the Observation Post of Cannon Company. Mayfield was stationed in Germany and Austria. After his military career, Mayfield graduated with a master’s degree in Physics from the University of Florida in 1950. He held positions at Mercer University (1950-1957) and Austin Peay State University (1957-1987). At Austin Peay State University, Mayfield founded the Physics Department in 1957 and went to develop various programs designed to train teachers in high school science and mathematics. Mayfield passed away on September 20, 2013 at the age of 92. He is buried at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West in Christian County, Kentucky.


1 folders (1 folder)

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated by Walter Moore.

Melburn R. Mayfield collection
Beatrice Dain
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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