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Stephen Alex Nemeth papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 17.0033

Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Stephen Alex Nemeth who served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as an armed guard aboard vessels and also served during the Korean War in the U.S. Navy.  The collection includes books, military records, photographs, and ephemera.


  • 1943-2001
  • Other: Majority of material found within 1943-1952
  • Other: Date acquired: 2017-11-25


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

Stephen Alex Nemeth was born on February 13, 1925, in New Haven, CT.  He entered service in the U.S. Navy on February 10, 1943.  Nemeth was trained and served as an armed guard aboard the S.S. Surprise, U.S.S. Abel Parker Upshur, U.S.S. Pratt and U.S.A.T. Santa Paula. He was discharged on January 18, 1946.  From 1947 to 1948 Nemeth worked as a Scrape Man for Richardson Batteries, New Brunswick, NJ.  He subsequently re-enlisted in the U.S. Navy on April 15, 1948, and served on the U.S.S. Valcour (AVP-55) and the Atlantic Reserve Fleet in Boston, MA.  He was discharged a second time on April 10, 1952.


1 folders

10 Volumes (1 set of 9 volumes, 1 standalone book)

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Custodial History

This collection was donated by Stephen Alex Nemeth. The collection was acquired by the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience on November 25, 2017.

Custodial History

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


Stephen Alex Nemeth papers
Michael G. Kasper
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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