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Frederick C. Jackson collection

 Collection — Container: Letters/Diary/Scrapbook
Identifier: 02-14.0037

Scope and Contents

This collection primarily consists of letters sent from Private Frederick C. Jackson, 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, to his parents, as well as a 1944 diary with entries from Jackson during the Battle of Anzio. The collection also contains a 1947 printed history of the 180th Infantry Regiment and a scrapbook containing homefront newspaper clippings related to the 45th Infantry Division and the Italian Campaign, as well as Jackson's wounding at Anzio.


  • Created: 1943-1947
  • Other: Date acquired: 06/02/2014


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish, exhibit, or broadcast works from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience must be requested and granted in writing by the director of the Institute. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Institute on World War II as the owner of the physical items and the copyright holder. Possession of a copy of an item does not constitute permission to publish, exhibit, or broadcast it. The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience reserves the right to refuse permission to individuals and publishers who have not complied with its policies. Permission fees must be paid before images are provided. Please contact the director of the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience for current publication and duplication rates.

Biographical or Historical Information

Frederick C. Jackson was born on December 21, 1923 in New York, New York.  He lived in New Milford, Connecticut. He served with the 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division during World War II.  Jackson was present during the Battle of Anzio, Italy and was wounded in both arms and lost his right eye from shrapnel on Thursday, March 23rd, 1944.  He was evacuated and returned to the U.S.

Note written by Michael G. Kasper


1.00 boxes

Source of Acquisition

Kathy Bye (daughter of Frederick Jackson)

Method of Acquisition

Frederick C. Jackson collection
Michael G. Kasper
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Repository Details

Part of the Institute on WWII and the Human Experience Repository

Florida State University
Room 401 BEL, 113 Collegiate Loop
Tallahassee FL 32306 US