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Kenneth H. Cardwell collection

 Collection — Container: 01.0011 - Box 1
Identifier: 01.0011

Content Description

This collection relates to Kenneth H. Cardwell, who served in the Army Air Corps from 1941 to 1945. The collection contains a bound memoir of Cardwell's service which details his experiences in Australia and New Guinea. Included as well in the memoir are photographs from his service, diagrams, cartoons, and Cardwell's certificate of training and service.


  • 1988
  • Event: 1941-1945
  • Other: Date accessioned: 2001-01-05


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

Kenneth Harvey Cardwell was born on February 15, 1920, in Los Angeles, California. After joining the Army Air Corps in 1941, Cardwell trained in Biloxi, Montgomery, Jacksonville, and Tallahassee. He began his active duty as a fighter pilot in the 5th Air Force in October of 1942 and was stationed in Australia and Port Moresby in New Guinea. Cardwell was discharged on November 17, 1945, with the rank of 1st Lieutenant. In 1949, Cardwell began teaching as a professor of architecture at the University of California. He self-published the memoir of his service in 1988 and later became the president of the Berkeley Historical Society in 1997. Professor Emeritus Kenneth H. Cardwell passed away on January 11, 2010. Cardwell's self-published memoir is available for sale on Amazon.


1 Linear Feet (1 flat box)

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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 gifted by Kenneth Cardwell.

Kenneth H. Cardwell collection
Aidan A. MacKinlay
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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