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J. Charles "Charlie" Christensen collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 17.0021

Scope and Contents

This collection is related to J. Charles "Charlie" Christensen (Staff Sergeant) who served in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater with Company B, 1st Battalion, 337th Infantry, 85th Infantry Division. The collection consists of scrapbooks, photographs, documents, and letters.


  • 1925-1989
  • Other: Date acquired: 09/22/2017


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 or Historical Information

J. Charles “Charlie” Christensen was born May 13, 1923, and died on August 6, 1989, in Newport, Rhode Island. Christensen entered service on October 5, 1943. He served as a staff sergeant in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater. He served with Company B, 1st Battalion, 337th Infantry, 85th Infantry Division primarily in North and Central Italy which earned him three campaign stars, Combat Infantryman Badge, and Bronze Star Medal. He was honorably discharged on December 13, 1945, at Fort Devens, MA.

After the war, Christensen entered an electric company. He represented the Monowatt Electricity Corporation in their sports teams and worked for the General Electric Corporation until his retirement in 1984. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Newport Post 406; the Newport Lodge of Elks; and the American Legion, Newport Post.


1.5 Linear Feet (2 half boxes, 1 OS box)

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Custodial History

This collection was donated by Jenna Pope. The collection was acquired by the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience on September 22, 2017.

Custodial History

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

Method of Acquisition

Thelma Pope Christensen Stewart preserved her husband's items after his death. Jesse Pope, Charlie and Thelma's nephew, discovered J. Charles "Charlie" Christensen's collection after his death and gave them to his daughter, Jenna Pope, to donate and process.

J. Charles "Charlie" Christensen collection
Jenna Pope
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

116 Honors Way
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