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Richard Bruce Worley collection

 Collection — Container: Single Folder Collections - 2000 Box 14 (00.0398-00.0432), Folder: 00.0422 - Folder 1
Identifier: 00.0422

Content Description

This collection consists of six letters from Richard Bruce Worley, a U.S. Navy fireman who entered the service in 1944 and spent most of his time in northern and central California. The letters, dating from November of 1944 to June of 1945, are written to his parents in Ohio and describe a variety of his experiences living on army bases.


  • Creation: November 7, 1944 - June 30, 1945
  • Other: Date accessioned: 2000-07-25


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

Richard Bruce "Dick" Worley was born on June 26, 1926 in Miami County, Ohio. After graduating high school in 1944, he was inducted into the U.S. Navy on October 13 in Columbus, Ohio. After receiving training at Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Illinois, he served in the Navy's Maintenance Department as a naval fireman second class and electrician. Worley spent most of his time before discharge at training camps and on ships in and around California. According to his Veteran's Questionnaire, he briefly served overseas at Kwajalein Atoll and was involved in the Operation Crossroads atomic bomb tests in Bikini Atoll. Dick Worley passed away on October 18, 2020. He is buried at the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery in Brevard County, FL.


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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated by Richard B. Worley.

Richard Bruce Worley collection
Aidan A. MacKinlay
January 29, 2021
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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