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Alvin Dinsmore White papers

 Collection — Container: Single Folder Collections - 2008 Box 2 (08.0075-08.0199), Folder: 08.0084 - Folder 1
Identifier: 08.0084

Scope and Contents

The collection of Alvin Dinsmore White consists of three letters and a V-mail written by Army officer Jim White of the 42nd "Rainbow" Infantry Division during World War II.  Also, in the collection is a news article and email describing his two other family members' actions during the war. Fort Benning, Georgia, and Rotenberg, Austria are the two discernible locations where Jim wrote his letters.


  • Created: 1944-2007
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1945
  • Other: Date acquired: 04/15/2008


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

First Lieutenant Alvin Dinsmore White served in the European Theater with C Company, 232nd Infantry Regiment, 42nd Infantry Division.  He was awarded the Bronze Star for administering first aid to a fellow soldier and covering the stretcher-bearers as they evacuated the casualty in Wurzburg, Germany.  He was also awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in the same action.


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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

Alvin Dinsmore White

Method of Acquisition


Alvin Dinsmore White papers
Craig Whittington
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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