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Alvin Dinsmore White papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2008 Box, Folder: 08.0084 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-08.0084
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.
Dates: Created: 1944-2007; Other: Majority of material found in 1945; Other: Date acquired: 04/15/2008

Anthony Catalino papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2002 Box, Folder: 02.0025 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-02.0025
Scope and Contents This collection contains a manuscript memoir of Anthony Catalino's WWII service in the U.S. Army Field Artillery and staff work at Army hospitals and supply depots in North Africa and Italy.
Dates: Created: 1941-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1943; Other: Date acquired: 02/11/2002

Lyle D. Armstrong collection

 File — Box: Single Folder Collections-2003 Box, Folder: 03.0049- Folder 1
Identifier: 02-03.0049
Content Description This collection relates to Lyle D. Armstrong and his service in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater of Operations. The collection contains a veteran’s questionnaire where he shares his experience in service and recalls a memory of being in Manila when the Japanese Envoys came to speak to General MacArthur. He also mentions that he kept in contact with some of the men he met in service. The collection also contains photographs of Armstrong and his three older brothers, who also served in World War II.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1944-1946

Harold E. Bergman papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2005 Box, Folder: 05.0173 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-05.0173
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Harold E. Bergman's (Army Counter Intelligence Corps). The collection contains a memoir of his service. He volunteered in December 1939, spent two years in ROTC, and was later assigned as a clerk for Medical Replacement Training Center (MRTC), within the 54th Training Battalion.
Dates: 1939-1953; Other: Majority of material found within 1945; Other: Date acquired: 12/12/2005

Jane Borg papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 1998 Box, Folder: 98.0478 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-98.0478
Scope and Contents This collection contains two oral histories; one with Dr. Philip Gilman, Jr. and one with James Izumizaki. It also includes the reprint of a letter by Pvt. Lavern Borg, Jr. written on April 2, 1945. The letter tells about his experiences with the 5th Marine Division of the U.S. Marine Corp in the battle of Iwo Jima. The next document includes a service record and medallist dated June 1967, January 1969, and August 1973. A pamphlet collected by the Pajaro Valley Arts Council, California entitled Nihen Bunka Japanese Culture: One hundred years in Pajaro Valley is also in the collection.
Dates: Created: 1940-1973; Other: Date acquired: 05/12/1998

Raymond F. Bricker papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 1999 Box, Folder: 99.0472 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-99.0472
Scope and Contents This collection contains a transcript of an interview with Raymond F. Bricker conducted by David Gregory on April 17, 1999.  It details his time in the U.S. Army from 1941 through 1945. Raymond F. Bricker served with the 82nd Airborne Division during World War II.
Dates: Created: 1940-1944; Other: Date acquired: 06/22/1999

Taylor G. Burke, Jr. collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-16.0010
Scope and Contents This collection is centered around a U.S. Army Air Corps pilot in the 35th Squadron of the 64th Troop Carrier Group. He was involved in the European- African- Middle Eastern campaign in Rome, Italy and Operation Dragoon in Southern France. This collection contains special orders, yearbooks, certifications of flight training, letters between the pilot and his family and friends, photos from Italy, France, and Puerto Rico, portraits in uniform, pamphlet for soldiers describing the famous monuments and history of Rome, Italian theatre programs, flight logs, checks, manuals, and charts, an original personnel file, various pins and medals, and maps of the Mediterranean theatre.
Dates: Created: 1943-1945; Other: Date acquired: 05/18/2016

Robert H. Cardinell papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 1999 Box, Folder: 99.0668 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-99.0668
Scope and Contents Second Lieutenant Robert H. Cardinell served with the 65th Infantry Division in Europe during the latter part of the Second World War and the occupation forces afterward. The collection includes two manuscripts. One is entitled "65th Infantry Division." The other is titled "Battle of Struth-Roscus at Dorna." The manuscript contains recollections of the Struth-Dorna battles fought on 7 April 1945. It also contains an account and photos of a return visit to Dorna in 1988 by several members of the division. Also, the manuscript gives an account of the battles by a German participant. Both manuscripts are both about the 65th Infantry Division in the European Theater (ETO).
Dates: Created: 1945-1988; Other: Date acquired: 12/03/1999

Carl Lavin papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 1999 Box, Folder: 99.0146 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-99.0146
Scope and Contents The papers of Carl Lavin contains a transcript provided by the Reichelt Program for Oral History. Carl Lavin served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946 as an infantryman in the European Theatre of Operations with the 69th Infantry Division. He operated a Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) in the advance across Western Europe in 1944 to 1945, and he relates numerous anecdotes from his combat experiences.
Dates: Created: 1943-1946; Other: Majority of material found in 1945; Other: Date acquired: 06/18/1999

Edward Carrow papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-99.0565
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Private First Class Edward Carrow who served with the 665th Engineer Topographical Company, 4th Regiment, in the European Theater of Operations during World War II.  The collection contains numerous letters dating from July 1943 to October 1945. The collection also contains a scrapbook containing telegrams, playbills, several photographs, two maps of Europe and the Pacific, and several currency notes from France, Germany, and Austria.
Dates: Created: 1943-1945; Other: Date acquired: 10/19/1999

Edward J. Cavanary collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-05.0036
Scope and Contents This collection pertains to Edward J. Cavanary who served in the U.S. Army as an Adjutant in the 7th Field Hospital during WWII. This collection contains a photographic copy of a scrapbook, as well as photographs, postcards, playbills, letters, ticket stubs, flyers, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, drawings, maps and a book of  true experiences of members of the 7th Field Hospital written by John Kidda and Fred Marston.
Dates: 1943-2005

Clarke M. Brandt collection

 Collection — Container: Oral History Transcript/ Publications
Identifier: 02-02.0458
Scope and Contents The collection of Clarke M. Brandt contains an oral history transcript and various publications about army life during World War II. In it are examples such as George (Bob) Caron who was a tail gunner on the "Enola Gay" B-29 Bomber. The oral history includes Caron's eyewitness account of the bomb being dropped on Hiroshima. Also included are pamphlets and newsletters including "War Buddies," which covers the relationship between a soldier and his canine companion through his years as a member of the US Marine Corps. "War Buddies" is written by Earle Welch and Dick Roberts.
Dates: Created: 1939-2003; Other: Majority of material found in 1943; Other: Date acquired: 10/29/2002

Herbert and Betty Colker papers

 Collection
Identifier: 02-11.0006
Scope and Contents This collection contains the personal papers, photographs, ephemera, documents, newspaper clippings, and various other papers relating to World War II years and post war years lives of Herbert and Betty Colker as well as many family members and their correspondences with the Colkers.
Dates: 1935-1947

Dwight R. Crum transcript

 File — Box: Single Folder Collection - 2003 Box, Folder: 03.0032 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-03.0032
Content Description This is an oral interview transcript relates to Dwight R. Crum regarding his service with the 119th Anti-Aircraft Battalion in Europe during World War II. He was initially drafted into the 95th Coast Artillery Corps in 1941. He served at Pearl Harbor in 1942 before being transferred to the European Theater where he served as a 2nd LT with the 119th Anti-Aircraft Battalion.
Dates: 1940-1945

Eugene Dance transcript

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 1999 Box, Folder: 99.0514 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-99.0514
Scope and Contents This collection contains the oral history transcript of Lieutenant Colonel Eugene A. Dance pertaining to his World War II service as a First Lieutenant serving in Europe. Oral history transcript states that Eugene Dance (served 1941-46) discusses his experiences in the 38th Infantry Division and the 101st Airborne in World War II.
Dates: Created: 1921-1946; Other: Date acquired: 10/07/1999

Clifford Kenneth Dodd collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-18.0028
Content Description This collection includes photographs and letters from the military career of Clifford Kenneth Dodd, who served in the Army Corps of Engineering during WWII. Included are official National Park Service photographs of various generals, diplomats, historic events, and Washington, D.C. Also included are photographs from Dodd's military time from basic training to his time in the Philippines. The included letters are correspondence from Dodd to his mother Marion F. Dodd. Also included are photographs from Frank Joseph Kelley, of Guam reconstruction.
Dates: 1939-1946

Donald Nelson papers

 Collection — Container: Personal Manuscripts
Identifier: 02-07.0082
Scope and Contents Donald Nelson served in the 59th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, 6th Armored Division and the 36th Field Artillery in the European (ETO), North African, and Mediterranean Theaters. Nelson was a technician, 5th grade (medic). The collection includes a memoir of his experience covering the period January 27,1942 to October 30, 1945.
Dates: Created: 1942-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 06/18/2007

Edward Biedricki II collection

 Collection — Container: General Collection
Identifier: 02-08.0094
Scope and Contents The Edward Biedricki II collection contains assembled documents and ephemera from members of the 4th Armored Division, specifically the 10th Armored Infantry Battalion. This includes two books regarding the actions of the 4th Armored Division and the 3rd Army in Europe, official documents from the 10th Armored Infantry Battalion headquarters describing the actions of the unit across the European theater, pages from the McClellan Cycle newspaper that was distributed around Fort McClelland, and personal letters to members of the division after the war. The Edward Biedricki II collection does not represent the experiences of one single soldier of the unit, it...
Dates: Created: 1943-1993; Other: Majority of material found in 1943-1945; Other: Date acquired: 05/06/2008

Guy M. Edwards collection

 Collection — Box: Single Folders Collections - 2015 Box, Folder: 15.0043 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-15.0043
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Guy M. Edwards. The collection contains untitled private photographs taken on the ground across Europe while Edwards served with the 10th Photographic Reconnaissance Group and the 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group.
Dates: 1941-1945; Other: Majority of material found within 1944-1945; Other: Date acquired: 11/25/2015

Ernest Hubacker papers

 Collection — Container: Personal Papers
Identifier: 02-98.0605
Scope and Contents Ernest Hubacker served in the U.S. Army in the United States and in the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater. The collection includes a manuscript entitled One Veteran's Remembrance of WWII. It also includes photocopies of documents relating to induction and discharge as well as a photograph of Hubacker on an Army horse dated 1943.

The manuscript gives his account of his experiences in Myitina, his time as he kept watch in foxholes, the sneak attacks on soldiers, and the sanitation and ration situations. He discusses his involvement in battles in India and China as well.
Dates: Created: 1941-1946; Other: Majority of material found in 1943; Other: Date acquired: 06/09/1998

Essie Nirider papers

 Collection — Container: Personal papers
Identifier: 02-98.0398
Scope and Contents Essie Nirider served in the Army in the 2nd Infantry in the Atlantic and European (ETO) Theaters during World War II. The collection contains a diary titled "2nd Infantry in Iceland: A Diary," which covers the time period for the year 1942 when Nirider served in Iceland with the 2nd Infantry, in which he rose from private to corporal. The collection also includes a 66-page manuscript entitled "World War II Reflections" about time with the Army in the Atlantic and European Theaters. Also included is a summary of the 5th Infantry's activities in the pages of "Diamond Dust."
Dates: Created: 1941-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1941; Other: Date acquired: 05/14/1998

Eugene B. Jackson Collection

 Collection — Container: Letters/Photobook/Artifacts
Identifier: 02-01.0533
Scope and Contents The materials included in this collection are numerous photographs (loose and in photobook form) covering Eugene Jackson's training to service in Belgium; several captured German Army items, his uniform ribbons and patches plus many other mementos from his time in Europe during his service.
Dates: Created: 1821-1961; Other: Majority of material found in 1943 - 1946; Other: Date acquired: 10/23/2001

Florida State College for Women papers

 Collection — Box: 06.0010 - Box 1
Identifier: 02-06.0010
Scope and Contents This collection relates to the Florida State College for Women (FSCW) during the World War II period. The collection consists of newspaper articles, photographs, letters and documents concerning faculty, staff, and alumnae. These materials include a series of letters discussing plans for the installation of a plaque honoring alumnae in the military service and the American Red Cross. There are a series of index cards of a speech to the Alumnae Association of Pensacola announcing the installation. ) In addition, there is a testimonial from Admiral George D. Murray in honor of the WAVES, two Western Union telegrams, from president Doak S. Campbell, and Governor Spessard L....
Dates: 1942-1983; Other: Majority of material found within 1944; Other: Date acquired: 01/30/2006

Francis Coleman papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box, Folder: 04.0064 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-04.0064
Scope and Contents The collection of Francis I.G. Coleman contains an oral history transcript of an interview conducted by or for the Institute on World War II. Coleman served in the European Theater (ETO). He briefly discusses his childhood and the Depression. Coleman frequently discusses politics in his interview. During his service, and discussed in his interview, he was witness to the treatment of Axis POWs, and French treatment of Arabs/subject peoples, Halifax bombing runs, French police, traitors, executions, ambushing German convoys along the Rhone River, and the liberation of France.
Dates: Created: 1940-1963; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 02/02/0004

Francis Montague Wells papers

 Collection — Container: Letters/ Photographs
Identifier: 02-09.0040
Scope and Contents The Francis Montague Wells collection, consisting of seventy-one letters, offers the insight and perspective of an enlisted Private First Class with the 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, in the European campaign during World War II.  The collection also contains two photographs of Francis Wells and a letter from his daughter Peggy Wells Hughes.
Dates: Created: 1944-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1945; Other: Date acquired: 04/28/2009

Francis Yonkin collection

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 1998 Box, Folder: 98.0386 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-98.0386
Scope and Contents This collection includes 17 articles, which all pertain to either Francis Yonkin or the 11th Armored Division/3rd Army during World War II as they moved through Europe following the invasion of Normandy during World War II. Also included are 20 photographs, which include some of Francis Yonkin, and also prints of Nazi officers (in Paris at restaurants), and also photographs of tanks and the 11th Armored, as well as stock photographs of General Eisenhower, Churchill, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt (possibly from the Tehran Conference).
Dates: Created: 1939-1945; Other: Date acquired: 07/12/1998

Frank Turosik papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box, Folder: 04.0208 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-04.0208
Scope and Contents This collection contains the oral history interview of Frank Turosik conducted by Jack Sigler on January 2, 2004. Turosik served as a combat engineer in the Pacific theater of war.
Dates: Created: 1942-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 07/01/2004

Franklin Peterson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-04.0127
Scope and Contents This collection contains Franklin Merle Peterson's personal correspondence, newspapers, ephemera, and photographs from Peterson’s lifetime. Peterson was a veteran of the First World War in France and the Second World War in the U.S. Army Air Corps.
Dates: Created: 1896-1984; Other: Date acquired: 01/27/2004

Joseph Freilick papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2001 Box, Folder: 01.0545 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-01.0545
Scope and Contents This manuscript memoir relates to Joseph Freilick who served with the 102nd Infanty Division during World War II in the European Theater.
Dates: Created: 1944-1945; Other: Date acquired: 10/15/2001

Edna Kosant Garboski collection

 Collection
Identifier: 02-12.0060
Content Description This collection relates to Edna Garboski, a woman who stayed on the homefront in Stockholm, New Jersey during World War II. The collection primarily contains a series of letters from servicemen in the Army, Army Air Force, and Navy from 1941 to 1944. It also includes photographs of her brother-in-law, Stephen Garboski, while he was in service, as well as miscellaneous materials such as newspaper clippings, drawings, and photographs she received during this time.
Dates: 1941-1944

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