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Clark and Kenneth Adams collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 11.0018

Scope and Contents

This World War II collection relates to two brothers who served in the U.S. Army and consists of letters, documents, photographs, memorabilia, army uniform items, equipment, personal items, and medals. The letters from one brother, primarily sent to his parents, detail his service from Mifflinburg, PA through his training in the United States at Camp Polk, LA, and Fort Sam Houston, TX. They also cover his overseas transfer to England, as well as France, Belgium, and Germany. The letters from the other brother detail service from Mifflinburg, PA to the North African Campaign, and then to the European Campaign.


  • created: 1943-1945
  • Other: Date acquired: 05/10/2011


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

Clark Noll Adams was born in Mifflinburg, PA on October 13, 1923. He served as a sergeant during World War II with Company B, 320th Engineer Battalion, 95th Infantry Division from February 1943 to November 1945. He served in Northern France, the Rhineland, and Central Europe.  Particularly, he participated in the Battles of Metz, France and Saarlautern, Germany.

Kenneth Larue Adams was the brother of Clark and also born in Mifflinburg, PA. He served with the Reconnaissance Company, 813th Tank Destroyer Battalion. The 813th Tank Destroyer Battalion arrived in North Africa on January 17th, 1943, where it supported British, French, and American troops in Tunisia. The 813th then sailed to the United Kingdom in November 1943. It disembarked at Utah Beach on June 17, 1944, where it joined the drive to the Falaise Gap. It entered Belgium in September 1944. It supported the advance to battle the German Nordwind offensive in January 1945. The battalion crossed the Rhine River on March 24th and participated in the reduction of the Ruhr Pocket.  It finally took on military government duties in May 1945.


3.00 boxes

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Custodial History

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

Source of Acquisition

Michele Jemmott Morris

Method of Acquisition


Processing Information

Revised 02/07/2016 by Michael G. Kasper

Clark and Kenneth Adams collection
Michael G. Kasper
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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