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Stalag 17 POWs papers

 Collection — Box: 98.0475-Box 1
Identifier: 98.0475

Scope and Contents

This collection was compiled by Edward McKenzie and includes a directory of New Hampshire Ex-POWs book. It is a boxed collection of approroximately 20 individual collections of American POWs who were interned at Stalag 17. The individual collections collectively consist of personal papers, transcripts, documents, photographs, and drawings relating to their experiences as prisoners of war.


  • 1937-1945
  • Other: Date acquired: 1998-05-12
  • Other: Date accessioned: 2019-09-04

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

The materials contained within this box are from a variety of United States Army and Army Air Corps members, officers, enlisted soldiers. and air crews who were captured in the European Theater and sent to Stalag 17B as Prisoners of War. The collections include those belonging to Staff Sergeant Michael Colamonico, Doctor Barbara Stelzl-Marx, Joe Suss, and Rey McMann of the 92nd Bomb Group, Fletcher de Wolf, Marcus Davis, Grover Mullins, Helen Strong, Don Bevan, Sam Roland Magun, Lee Kessler, Ben Phelper, William Chapin, Sergeant Frank Grey, Glen Loveland, Ralph Lavoie, Bernard Hanover, Kenneth Kurtenback, Jerry Ferroggiaro, Lieutenant Louise Birch (Army Nurse Corps), Wilhelm Nowy, Robert Patterson, Colonel Delmar T. Spivey, Edward D. MacKenzie, John E. Wasch, Mark Curtis, Larry Dennis, and Nelson Crawford.


1 Linear Feet (1 full box)

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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.

Stalag 17 POW papers
Craig Whittington
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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