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James W. Herrington papers

 Collection — Container: Single Folder Collections - 2000 Box 6 (00.0140-00.0177), Folder: 00.0150
Identifier: 00.0150

Scope and Contents

This collection relates to James W. Harrington who served with the 101st Airborne Division during World War II. This collection includes a manuscript entitled Return to Ville de Bastogne: A Time Remembered, which concerns the Battle for Bastogne, Belgium. This manuscript consists of a 10-page memoir of the Battle of the Bulge following Harrington's return visit to Bastogne 53 years later. He describes his division's encampment prior to the Battle of the Bulge. This manuscript is an exclusive Battle of the Bulge memoir. An additional page entitled "A Trek Remembered" is an account of a specific experience on December 17, 1944. It also includes photocopies of maps, insignia, ephemera, a copy of a certificate of discharge, a photocopy of a picture of Harrington in uniform, and a veteran's questionnaire.


  • Event: 1944-1990
  • Other: Date acquired: 02/23/2000


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

James W. Harrington was born on November 18, 1920 in Scottsdale, PA and served in the U.S. Army with the 101st Airborne Division, 327th Glider Infantry Regiment, in the European Theater of Operations (ETO). Harrington participated in campaigns in France and the Battle of the Bulge. He served in Africa, Sicily, Italy, France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany. He was discharged at the rank of sergeant in 1945. He received a Good Conduct Medal, Eastern Service Medal and six Bronze Stars. He resided in Greensburg, PA after the war and passed away on November 2, 2012.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by James W. Herrington

James W. Herrington papers
Craig Whittington
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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