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James Woodrow Wade collection

 Collection — Container: Single Folder Collections - 2016 Box 1 (16.0001-16.0014), Folder: 16.0004 - Folder 1
Identifier: 16.0004

Scope and Contents

This collection is related to James Woodrow Wade (US Army 65th Infantry Division, 265th Combat Engineers) and contains of documents, a photograph, and personal items related to Wade who served in the European Theater of Operations during World War II.


  • 1943-1946
  • Other: Date acquired: 02/29/2016
  • Other: Date accessioned: 2020-04-22


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

James W. Wade was born in Glen Jean, West Virginia on November 28th, 1913.  He was a WWII veteran who served as a Captain with the 265th Combat Engineer Battalion, 65th Infantry Division. He entered the U.S. Army on March 31st, 1943, and was discharged on February 15th, 1946.  He was among the troops who entered Ohrdruf Concentration Camp in April 1945, and he was one of the troops who liberated Mathausen concentration camp on 5 May 1945. After WWII he settled in Virginia where he worked in sales and business management. He married Ethel Felts Wade (maiden name)


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Custodial History

This collection was donated by Sammie Wade. The collection was acquired by the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience on February 29, 2016.

Custodial History

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

Related Materials

Link to related personal information for James W. Wade:

James Woodrow Wade collection
Mallory McGovern
April 22, 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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