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Kenneth A. Skoog papers

 Collection — Container: 05.0105 - Box 1
Identifier: 05.0105

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the personal papers of Kenneth A. Skoog.  Skoog served in the European Theater (ETO) in the 121st and the 118th US Army Signal Radio Intelligence Corps. His collection includes nine World War I photos and 82 World War II photos. The World War II photographs related to the 118th and 121st Signal Radio Intelligence Companies. Also included are personal photographs of Skoog, Charles A. Bowen, Jr., and Army comrades. There are photographs taken in Germany, Belgium, Holland, France, and Austria. The collection also includes letters from Charles A. Bowen, Jr., who was a U.S. Marine Corps photographer, to Kenneth A. Skoog. The letters include descriptions of fine art, drawings, poetry, and a sketched map. Ephemera such as unused postcards are also in the collection. There are also three short manuscripts written by Kenneth A. Skoog about his life before and during the war.


  • 1942-1945
  • Other: Majority of material found within 1943
  • Other: Date acquired: 07/25/2005
  • Other: Date accessioned: 2020-06-02


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

Born in 1923, Kenneth A. Skoog joined the US Army Signal Corps in 1943 and received radio and electronics training. He was assigned to the 121st Signal Radio Intelligence Company where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge and later served in the 118th Signal Radio Intelligence Company at Zipf, Austria as an Interceptor Operator. Skoog was discharged as a T-5 Technical Sergeant at the end of the war in 1945. Kenneth A. Skoog was married to his wife Doris (Eckman), and the couple had two sons, Jim and Alan, and a daughter, Cheryl Jensen, as well as three three grandsons and eight great-grandchildren. Skoog was a a Mason, a Shriner, and a charter member of Christ the King Lutheran Church. He was also a licensed Ham Radio operator and retired from Control Data as a Quality Control Engineer. Skoog passed away on May 11, 2019.


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Custodial History

This collection was donated by Kenneth A. Skoog. The collection was acquired by the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience on July 25, 2005.

Custodial History

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



Kenneth A. Skoog papers
Craig Whittington
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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