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Charles W. Aiken collection

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box, Folder: 04.0304 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-04.0304
Content Description This collection relates to Charles Aiken who served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the European Theater of Operation during World War Two. This collection contains a newspaper clipping and an oral history transcript.
Dates: 2005-01-19; Event: Majority of material found within 1943-1945

Michael Amdahl collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-12.0022
Content Description This collection includes miscellaneous materials collected from numerous sources by Michael Amdahl, a Refuse Transfer Center worker who collected and donated found materials over the course of many years. Included in this collection are a variety of graphic materials, letters, documents, magazines, and a book on the 13th Air Force. Also included are photographs depicting war-torn cities, soldier life, sea and air vessels, and scenery from around Europe.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1942-1948

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

Jack Appel transcript

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections-2003 Box, Folder: 03.0103 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-03.0103
Scope and Contents Private First Class Jack Appel's oral history transcript details his life before and during World War II where he served with the 17th Signal Operations Battalion in the United States Army in the European Theater of Operations. His oral history elaborates on his early life, contracting Spinal Meningitis, completing basic training, trying to apply to Officer Candidate School, becoming a driver/messenger, arriving in Europe, landing at Normandy, traveling through France Belgium, and Germany, witnessing Battle of the Bulge, visiting the concentration camp Buchenwald, interacting with civilians, gambling on leave, the discharge point system, returning home, and his experiences with...
Dates: Created: 1943-1945; Other: Date acquired: 06/10/2003

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

Arnold Busch papers

 Collection
Identifier: 02-07.0102
Scope and Contents This collection includes letters written to Arnold Busch, a basketball coach for Calvary Methodist Church in Lakewood, Ohio, by the students he previously coached. Whether drafted or enlisted, many of the men kept up a correspondence with Busch throughout the war years. This collection also includes Calvary Church newsletters and pamphlets, pamphlets regarding persons registered for service, ration books and other rationing documents, and letters returned to Busch because their recipients were MIA, deceased, or relocated. Also included are photographs of Calvary Church activities on the Homefront, the basketball team, and the Calvary Church’s V-J Day service as well as a copy of an article...
Dates: Created: 1934-1946; Other: Majority of material found in 1943-1946; Other: Date acquired: 08/06/2007

William R. Auld papers

 Collection — Box: 00.0646 - Box 1
Identifier: 02-00.0646
Scope and Contents The William R. Auld papers include over 800 photographs taken by Major William R. Auld who served with the 31st Photo Reconnaissance Squadron of the Ninth Army Air Force following General George S. Patton throughout the United States, England, France, and Germany.  The William R. Auld papers also include various sketches done by one of his comrades, a promotion notice, and two poems.
Dates: Created: 1943-1945; Other: Date acquired: 07/12/2000

Earl L. Bailey collection

 Collection — Box: 03.0019 - Box 1
Identifier: 02-03.0019
Scope and Contents This collection consists of letters and memorabilia sent by U.S. Army soldier Earl L. Bailey to friends and family during World War II, as well as the transcript of an oral interview with the soldier. These documents detail the soldier's basic training at Camp Maxey, TX, participation in the Army Specialized Training Program at Ohio State University, and service in the 405th Regiment, 102nd Infantry Division. This service included stops at Camp Swift, TX, Fort Dix, NJ, and participation in the suppression of the Philadelphia Transit Strike of 1944 before departing for Europe. The letters discuss the campaign in Europe, battles in France and Germany, the Siegfrieg Line, and the occupation of...
Dates: Created: 1942-1946; Other: Date acquired: 07/30/2003

Robert Otto Bauer collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-18.0015
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Technician Fifth Grade Robert Otto Bauer who served with the 100th Infantry Division Band and subsequently Company C, 8th Armored Infantry Battalion, 20th Armored Division, in the European Theater during World War II. The collection includes artifacts, German World War II pilot flying helmets, photographs, veteran association newsletters, and ephemera. One unpublished photograph includes actress Ingrid Bergman posing with Bauer during the war. Photographs and memorabilia related to Bauer's wife, Joyce Ann Bauer, are also included in the collections.
Dates: Created: 1941-2004; Other: Date acquired: 05/16/2018

Cecil Blumenstein transcript

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collecion - 2000 Box, Folder: 00.0597 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-00.0597
Scope and Contents Cecil Blumenstein (served 1943-1945) discusses his experiences in the 13th Armored Division in Germany in the winter and spring of 1945. Blumenstein was captured and spent a brief period of time in a POW camp before being liberated and sent back to the front. He fought in several engagements. This collection consists of an interview transcript.
Dates: Created: 1925-1946; Other: Date acquired: 03/13/2001

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

Clifford Brooks Shirley collection

 Collection — Box: 00.0647-Box 1
Identifier: 02-00.0647
Content Description The collection includes 236 letters with some postcards and V-mails that "Cliff" wrote to his mother, Gladys Shirley, letters written to Gladys Shirley from some relatives of a soldier-friend of Cliff's who'd died in an accident, letters to Cliff from a woman he'd befriended in South Wales, and from his deceased friend's mother, to whom he'd written a note of condolence. News clippings, ephemera, and documents are also included. Cliff's letters express worries about post-war life and jobs, the desire for furlough, the point system, railroad strikes, Churchill, FDR, prices and wages, blackouts, housing problems in the US, draft dodgers, poor conditions in Germany (children begging GI's for...
Dates: 1943-1948

Eugene S. Brown transcript

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections-2003 Box, Folder: 03.0105 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-03.0105
Scope and Contents Eugene S. Brown served as a member of the 78th Infantry Division in the European Theater during World War II. He served from 1943-1946. His unit arrived in France in November of 1944. He performed duties as a runner and a jeep driver for his unit. This collection contains a transcript from an interview conducted June 7, 2000.
Dates: Created: 1923-2000; Other: Majority of material found within 1943-1946; Other: Date acquired: 06/10/2003

Milton Charles Brown papers

 Collection — Container: Military Documents/Photographs
Identifier: 02-18.0004
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Technical Sergeant Milton Charles Brown who served in the U.S. Army with the 893rd Tank Destroyer Battalion as an Operations Noncommissioned Officer during World War II. Brown served in the European Theater of Operations.  The collection includes Brown's military personnel documents and photographs.
Dates: Created: 1925-1954; Other: Majority of material found in 1943-1945; Other: Date acquired: 03/02/2018

Butler and Cowart families collection

 Collection — Box: 15.0014 - Box 1
Identifier: 02-15.0014
Scope and Contents This collection pertains to Thomas A. Butler, who served as a First Lieutenant in the 468th Anti-Aircraft Artillery (AAA) Battalion during World War II. Butler served in France and Germany from 1944-1945, receiving five battle stars and a bronze star medal. In the immediate months following the war, he was stationed at the Berchtesgaden Hof Hotel, which was adjacent to Hitler’s retreat at Obersalzberg, where he operated the Hotel as a retreat for Army officers. Butler maintained a detailed Service Record Book that includes his personal information, transfers, the locations he was deployed, the people he met, and military letters he received during and after the war. In aggregate, Butler’s...
Dates: Created: 1943-1950; Other: Majority of material found within 1945-1947; Other: Date acquired: 07/28/2015 by Dr. Marie E. Cowart

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

George Robert Carr papers

 Collection — Box: 00.0733 - Box 1
Identifier: 02-00.0733
Content Description This collection relates to George Robert Carr who served in Europe during World War II. This collection includes two manuscripts. The first manuscript details Robert C. Mowrer's experiences serving with the 106th infantry Regiment, 27th Division, in the Pacific Theater. The second manuscript details German soldier Gunther Schmidt's account of the Battle of Huertgen Forest from the time was sent there to when his battalion is defeated.
Dates: Event: September 6, 1943-February 2, 1996

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

Charles Diedling transcript

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box, Folder: 04.0053 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-04.0053
Scope and Contents This collection contains an oral history transcript of Staff Sergeant Charles Diedling, a flight engineer on a B-24 with the 460th Bomb Group at Spinazola, Italy. Charles Diedling discusses his training as a flight engineer and waist gunner for the B-24 at Keesler AFB, Mississippi and Loredo AFB, Texas.  In June of 1944, he was assigned to the 460th Bomb Group of the 15th Air Force in Spinazola, Italy. Diedling was shot down over Germany becoming a prisoner of war.
Dates: Created: 1942-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 02/02/2004

George Oliver Craig collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-11.0036
Content Description This collection relates to George Oliver Craig who served with the 99th Infantry Division during World War II in France, during the Battle of the Ardennes, and Germany. The collection contains letters, photographs, government documents, newspaper clippings from Craig's experiences in the Civilian Conservation Corps, at training camps in the U.S., and at various stations in Germany, France, and England. The collection also contains a diary. His burial flag is also included in this collection.
Dates: 1935-1946

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

Stanley H. Davis papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collecion - 2000 Box, Folder: 00.0170 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-00.0170
Scope and Contents This collection contains a transcript of an interview conducted with Stanley and Elsie Davis on June 12, 2000. Stanley Davis served in the U.S. Army in the Military Railway Service in the European Theater during World War II.  The collection also contains 6 photographs, a photocopy of Stanley and Elsie's marriage certificate, and a copy of Kaiserzeit: Journal of the Imperial German Military Collector’s Association vol. III, summer 1974.
Dates: Created: 1925-2000; Other: Majority of material found within 1939-1946; Other: Date acquired: 02/23/2001

Deborah Gierach papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-02.0144
Scope and Contents Deborah Gierach's collection of photographs were taken by her late father-in-law (no name given), a B-17 pilot in Europe during the Second World War. The collection consists of scanning from three photograph albums (in German) compiled and produced for the Nazi government as a means to show what the Third Reich was doing during the war. Subjects include Nazi rallies, Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler, Hermann Goering, soldiers, military vehicles, as well as Hitler playing with children and socializing with others. Captions are in German. Organized month to month for separate calendar years of 1939, 1940, 1942. Note: the majority of the photographs do not contain the aforementioned...
Dates: Created: 1939-1942; Other: Majority of material found in 1941; Other: Date acquired: 04/05/2002

Richard Dern manuscript

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2008 Box, Folder: 08.0073 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-08.0073
Scope and Contents This collection contains the memoir of Richard Dern who served in the Luftwaffe on the Eastern Front during World War II.
Dates: 1925-2001; Other: Majority of material found within 1923-2001; Other: Date acquired: 03/03/2008

Donald N. Duvick transcript

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box, Folder: 06.0111 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-06.0111
Scope and Contents Technician Fourth Grade Donald N. Duvick's oral history transcript describes his experiences as a company clerk with the 1265th Engineer Combat Battalion, Company B, of the United States Army. His experiences in Germany as a non-combatant illustrate other roles soldiers were assigned during World War II.
Dates: Created: 1943-1946; Other: Date acquired: 06/21/2006

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

Dr. Earl R. Beck Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1987-002
Scope and Contents Contains both holograph and typescripts of Beck's work, Under the Bombs: The German Home Front, 1942-1945. The papers also include a couple of maps, a 1987 essay exam, articles and newsclippings, research notes on various subjects, and many publications by others. This last area is especially strong in works by German authors including a handful by Schonemann. Collection includes MSS 92-21.
Dates: Created: 1918-1986

Edward L. Herp papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 1997 Box, Folder: 97.0067 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-97.0067
Scope and Contents The Edward L. Herp papers document Captain Edward Herp's time spent as a radio operator for the 321st Fighter Control Squadron of the 9th Air Force for the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. The collection contains an oral history, various photographs, the bulk of them taken at the Buchenwald concentration camp, a letter discussing the photographs, personal documents, postcards, and other items that illustrate his service in Great Britain, France, Belgium, Germany, and Czechoslovakia. Also in the oral history, Herp discusses his time spent working at Florida State University for WFSU-TV and as a professor of television production.
Dates: Created: 1942-1998; Other: Majority of material found in 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 04/20/1998

Emil Spieth papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box, Folder: 04.0295 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-04.0295
Scope and Contents This collections contains the transcript of an interview with Emil Speith.
Dates: Created: 1937-1950; Other: Majority of material found in 1937-1950; Other: Date acquired: 11/23/0004

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

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