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Robert E. Smith collection

 Collection — Container: Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box 8 (04.0264-04.0310), Folder: 04.0273 - Folder 1
Identifier: 04.0273

Content Description

This collection contains a manusript written by Robert E. Smith where he recounts his memories of World War II as a child in the United States.


  • Event: 1941-1945
  • Other: Date accessioned: 2004-11-16

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

Robert E. Smith was born on August 2nd, 1935 in Mobile, Alabama. He served as a Tank Commander in the Army during his years in Germany, achieving the rank of Major. He was awarded for marksmanship and made an instructor. Robert E. Smith ultimately earned a Doctor of Education and was the Dean of Students at Northern Virginia Community College in Virginia, and at Chipola Junior College in Marianna. He served on the School Board in Virginia and finished his working career serving as a Psychologist at Sunland. Robert E. Smith was a very active volunteer in his retirement years by serving in the Gideon’s teaching Sunday school, Vacation Bible School, Prison Ministry, and making mission trips to Honduras. Robert E. Smith passed away on September 29th, 2018 at the age of 83. He is buried at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens in Marianna, Florida.


1 folders (1 folder)

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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.

Robert E. Smith collection
Beatrice Dain
November 09, 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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