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Edward J. Cavanary collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier:  05.0036

Scope and Contents

This collection pertains to Edward J. Cavanary who served in the U.S. Army as an Adjutant in the 7th Field Hospital during WWII. This collection contains a photographic copy of a scrapbook, as well as photographs, postcards, playbills, letters, ticket stubs, flyers, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, drawings, maps and a book of  true experiences of members of the 7th Field Hospital written by John Kidda and Fred Marston.


  • Creation: 1943-2005
  • Other: Date accessioned: 2005-02-17


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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

Edward J. Cavanary Jr. was born January 20, 1919 in Detroit, Michigan. His parents were Edward J. Cavanary Sr. and Rhea Natalie Owens. During WWII, Cavanary served in the U.S. Army as an Adjutant in the 7th Field Hospital. Cavanary was stationed in the U.S. for a short period of time before being sent overseas to Europe where he served in Ireland, Wales, England, France, Belgium, Germany and Czechoslovakia. Cavanary later received the Bronze Star Medal for his service. From 1961 to 1981, Cavanary taught art and art history for the Birmingham, Michigan public school system. In 1962, Cavanary married Charlotte Kasperowicz and they later moved to Pensacola, Florida in 1993. Cavanary eventually passed away at the age of 90 on May 31, 2009.


.75 Linear Feet (2 boxes located in general collection)


This collection was donated by Lt. Col. Edward J. Cavanary, Ret.

Custodial History

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

Edward J. Cavanary collection
Sara Underwood
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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PO Box 3062047
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