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Clarence H. Anderson papers

 Collection — Container: 15.0005 - Box 1
Identifier: 15.0005

Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Private First Class Clarence H. Anderson who served with the 41st Armored Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Division, in the European theater during World War II. The collection contains letters from Anderson to his fiance Eleanor Schumaker. The letters encompass ten months from March 1944-January 1945 in which he writes from England, France, Belgium, and Germany. Clarence was wounded in Germany and sent to a hospital in England to recover. Julius Sleszak was stationed in California in the Transportation Section at Camp Beale. He sent seven letters to his wife during November 1945.


  • created: 1944-1945
  • Other: Date acquired: 02/27/2015


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

Clarence H. Anderson was from Kankakee, Illinois. He served as a Private in the 41st Armored Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Division and served in Africa, Sicily, England, France, Belgium, and Germany. Anderson was later promoted to Private First Class. He was injured in combat in Germany and recovered in a hospital in England. He married Eleanor Schumaker on November 17, 1945.

Julius Sleszak was stationed at Camp Beale in California. He worked in the Transportation Section fixing vehicles.


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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

Richard Campbell

Method of Acquisition


Clarence H. Anderson papers
Allison Overholt
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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