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Sheldon Nead collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 99.0462

Scope and Contents

The Sheldon Nead collection focuses on Nead's service in the Persian Gulf Command from 1944-1945. He was assigned to help transfer supplies from the United States to Russia through Iran. His collection consists of photographs, a book on the Persian Gulf Command, a Russian commemorative medal, a letter accompanying the medal, and a contemporary map of the Middle East.


  • created: 1944-1945
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1944-1945
  • Other: Date acquired: 12/07/1999


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

Sheldon Nead was born on July 5, 1921, and enlisted in 1943. He trained at Camp Gruber in Muskogee, Oklahoma before being sent overseas. He spent a short amount of time in New Zealand, Australia, and Bombay, India before transferring to Iran. In Khorramshahr, Iran he served with the Persian Gulf Command aiding the Soviet Union with transporting supplies. After the war Nead stayed in the military and served in Vietnam in the United States Air Force. In December of 1971, he retired as a Senior Master Sergeant. Sheldon Nead passed away on May 21, 1997, at the age of 75.


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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

Margarete Nead

Method of Acquisition


Sheldon Nead collection
Julianna Witt
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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