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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

James A. Armstrong collection

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2020 Box, Folder: 20.0007 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-20.0007
Content Description

This collection relates to Technical Sergeant James A. Armstrong who served 691st Ordnance Company in the European Theater of Operation. He participated beginning with the Normandy Campaign and each subsequent campaign with the company through to Germany. After the war, he was also commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant Ammunition Supply Officer and assigned to the 633rd Ordnance Company. The collection contains letters, military documents, and photographs.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1945-1947; Other: Date acquired: 09/11/2020; Event: Service (Great Britain, France, Belgium): 1945-1944; Event: Service (Holland, Germany, Austria): 1944-1945; Event: Service (France): 1945

Chester W. Bailes papers

 Collection — Box: 14.0031 - Box 1
Identifier: 02-14.0031
Scope and Contents

Chester W. Bailes served as a 4th Grade technician in the US Army 1st Armored Division during World War II. He was first sent to Ireland, before participating in the North Africa invasion, Sicily, and Anzio during the invasion of Italy, where he spent the rest of the war. His collection includes a few letters, publications relating to his unit written after the war, Time, Stars and Stripes, and Yank Magazines, as well as a number of pamphlets and military-published books relating to World War II.

Dates: Created: 1942-2007; Other: Majority of material found within 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 08/07/2014

Bartholomew Lynch Journal

 Collection — Box: 152
Identifier: MSS 0-180
Scope and Contents

Journal in manuscript kept by US Army Private Bartholomew M. Lynch, commanded by Lieutenant John Graham during the Florida War. Early entries document his training and travel from New York to Florida on board the "Southern liner called America." Includes an eyewitness description of the captive Seminole leader Osceola, dated May 2, 1837.

Pages one and two are missing; page three begins with an entry for October 3, 1836.



Online Copy Available

http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_MSS0180_B52a

Dates: 1836-1839; Other: Date acquired: 04/16/1954

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

Melvin Brown transcript

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box, Folder: 06.0107 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-06.0107
Content Description

This collection relates to Melvin Brown who served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945 in the European Theatre. This collection contains an oral history transcript detailing his service and life after the war.

Dates: January 12, 2005; Event: Majority of material found within 1941-1945

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

Charles Alden Haug manuscript

 Collection — Container: Manuscript
Identifier: 02-00.0273
Scope and Contents

This manuscript relates to Sergeant Charles Alden Haug who served with Company B, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division during World War II in the European Theater of Operations. He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge and Bronze Star Medal. This collection contains an unpublished manuscript memoir.

Dates: Created: 1944-1945; Other: Date acquired: 06/08/2000

Craig Darius Whitesell papers

 Collection — Box: 08.0187 - Box 1
Identifier: 02-08.0187
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Private First Class Craig Darius Whitesell who served as an armorer with the 3rd Search Attack at Langley Field, VA during World War II. He was stationed in Atlantic City, NJ, Buckley Field, CO, Langley Field, VA, Florence, SC, and Great Bend, KS. This collection includes letters, documents, postcards, photographs, and newspaper clippings. The letters in this collection were written by Whitesell to his parents throughout his time in the Army Air Corps. His letters detail the life of a mainland armorer in the Army Air Corps, which includes training classes, KP and guard duty, and relations between privates and their superiors. He also discusses...
Dates: Created: 1942 - 1945; Other: Date acquired: 02/04/2009

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

Dell Dinneen collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-01.0276
Scope and Contents

This collection includes letters, photocopies of 2 personal scrapbooks, and photographs related to Dell Dinneen who served as a U.S. Army nurse during World War II in the European and Mediterranean Theaters with the 61st Field Hospital.

Dates: Created: 1943-1946; Other: Majority of material found in 1943-1945; Other: Date acquired: 06/18/2001

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

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

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

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

George Logue transcript

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2002 Box, Folder: 02.0412 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-02.0412
Scope and Contents

This oral history interview transcript relates to George Logue,  an aerial gunner armament specialist on a B-24 assigned to the 15th Air Force.  Logue discusses his bombing missions over Europe, being shot down, life as a prisoner of war, and his brief service with the British 5th Army.

Dates: Created: 1943-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 10/07/2002

Leon J. Gwiazdowski papers

 Collection — Box: 14.0044 - Box 1
Identifier: 02-14.0044
Scope and Contents

Leon J. Gwiazdowski served as a U.S. Army engineer in the Pacific Theater with the 340th Engineers during World War II. His collection includes letters written between Gwiazdowski and his family, as well as other documents relating to his time in the military.

Dates: 1942-1946; Other: Majority of material found within 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 09/29/2014

Harold Cooler transcript

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box, Folder: 04.0051 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-04.0051
Scope and Contents

The collection of Harold Cooler contains an oral history transcript of an interview provided by the Reichelt Program for Oral History. Cooler served in the U.S. Army in the 165th Engineer Combat Battalion in the European Theater during World War II.

Dates: Created: 1943-1947; Other: Majority of material found in 1945; Other: Date acquired: 02/02/2004

George Harris papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collecion - 2000 Box, Folder: 00.0694 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-00.0694
Scope and Contents

George D. Harris (Army Air Corps, 1942-1945) trained as a radioman and gunner on a B-17 and was assigned to the 91st Bomb Group in England in 1943. His collection contains a photocopy of three articles from the American Ex-Prisoners of War Bulletin from January 1996 and a copy of his oral history interview conducted on February 26, 2003.

Dates: Created: 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 08/07/2000

Harold and Lester Hart collection

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2012 Box, Folder: 12.0026 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-12.0026
Content Description

This collection relates to Harold and Lee Hart who served in the Pacific Theater of Operations and European Theater of Operations respectively. This collection contains two manuscripts, "Bataan ... My Story", by Harold Hart, and "Never to Forget", by Les Hart, and an accompanying current newspaper photograph of Lester hart. Harold's manuscript recounts events from June 1941 - June 1946, and covers his training, station in Manila, capture, experiences as a Prisoner of War, liberation, and return home. Les' manuscript recounts his experiences in World War II from 1944 to 1945 with the 10th Mountain Infantry Division, 220th anti-tank Unit.

Dates: 1941-1946

Harvey Glick papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 1999 Box, Folder: 99.0341 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-99.0341
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.

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

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