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Harvey Glick papers

 Collection — Container: Single Folder Collections - 1999 Box 15 (99.0327-99.0351), Folder: 99.0341 - Folder 1
Identifier: 99.0341

Scope and Contents

The papers of Harvey Glick contains a transcript that was provided by the Reichelt Program for Oral History. Harvey Glick served with the 63rd Infantry Division in the European theater during World War II.


  • Created: 1944-1946
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1945
  • Other: Date acquired: 02/24/1999


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all reserchers.

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

Harvey Glick was a Jewish American serviceman who was drafted in 1944 into the U.S. Army and sent to infantry basic training school at Camp Walters, Texas. Because he was only eighteen years old, he was not sent overseas immediately, but remained at Camp Vardon, Mississippi, in Company L, 253rd Regiment, 63rd Infantry Division. He talks about the living conditions and entertainment while there. Eventually, he was shipped to Marseilles, France on December 8, 1944, and his unit replaced the 42nd Division in the Battle of the Bulge. He gives a detailed description of the confusion accompanying his first days of combat experience, the harsh winter conditions, and how his unit went without supplies because of a loss of communication. He was in combat until April 29, 1945, leading raids and taking German towns such as Bach. He was in Paris, France on a 3-day leave when V-E day arrived. After the war, he joined the SignalCorps and worked in Germany for a number of months. He discusses his feelings while in Germany as Jewish American serviceman. He returned to the states in April of 1946.


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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

Harvey Glick

Method of Acquisition


Harvey Glick papers
Craig Whittington
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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