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Dr. Donald R. Roberts collection

 Item — Object: 21.0004 - Book 1
Identifier: 21.0004

Content Description

This collection relates to Dr. Donald R. Roberts who served as a World War II surgeon with the 47th Regiment, 9th Infantry Division in North Africa and Europe. This collection contains his memoir titled The Other War: A World War II Journal where he details his time at Fort Bragg, in North Africa, Sicily, England, Normandy, Belgium, Germany, and Dachau.


  • Publication: 2008
  • Event: 1941-1945
  • Other: Date accessioned: 2021-03-01


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

Dr. Donald R. Roberts was born on October 4, 1912 in New York. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree and studied medicine two years at West Virginia University. He completed his medical education in 1937 at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Roberts served as a World War II surgeon for the 47th Regiment, 9th Infantry Division in North Africa and Europe. He sent testimony to the Nuremberg Trials concerning the inhuman conditions he found at Dachau Concentration Camp. After the war, Dr. Roberts returned to practice medicine in Elkins, West Virginia. During his 45 years of medical practice, he delivered 5,612 babies. Roberts passed away on July 14, 1986 in Elkins, West Virginia. He is buried in Beverly Cemetery in Randolph County, West Virginia.


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This collection was donated by Dr. Heather R. Biola.

Custodial History

Transferred from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience to FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives in July 2022.

Dr. Donald R. Roberts collection
Beatrice Dain
April 9, 2021
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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