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Darwin Stapleton collection

 Collection — Container: 14.0035 - Box 1
Identifier: 14.0035

Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Staff Sergeant Warren R. MacInnes (part of the 834th) in Italy. The box contains letters and photographs sent to him from his wife while he was stationed on the Italian front in Europe. In addition, there are periodicals and pamphlets related to the reintroduction of soldiers from the Italian front back into civilian life Stateside.  This collection also contains documents related to Private Gerald Greenbaum who served with 1560th Service Unit, Medical Section-Station Complement, Camp Atterbury, Indiana.


  • 1942-1976
  • Other: Majority of material found within 1944-1946
  • Other: Date acquired: 05/15/2015
  • Other: Date accessioned: 2020-05-25


Conditions Governing Access

This collections 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

Staff Sergeant Warren R. MacInnes was stationed in Italy (part of the 834th) during World War II. His wife Betty McInnes was left Stateside during his deployment. Many of the letters contain typical domestic conversation as well as reference to the miliary progress and wartime situations.

Note written by Erik Braeden Lewis


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Arrangement Note

These folders are grouped by who sent the letters, or by pamphlet type.

Custodial History

This collection was donated by Darwin Stapleton. The collection was acquired by the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience on May 15, 2015.

Custodial History

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

Processing Information

Entered 06/02/2016


Darwin Stapleton collection
Erik Braeden Lewis
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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