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John A. Watson transcript

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2001 Box, Folder: 01.0407- folder 1
Identifier: 02-01.0407
Content Description

This collection relates to MSGT John A. Watson who served with G-2, HQ company of 1st U.S. Army. He participated in the D-Day landing on Omaha Beach on 6 June 1944. He landed at 0730 with advance party of Col. Dixon's staff. This collection contains an oral history transcript. This interview is part of the Reichelt Program Oral History interview program. It was conducted on 26 April 1999 by Robin Sellers at the home of Karen Watson Skilling, the veteran's daughter, in Tallahassee, FL.

Dates: 1941-1945

Robert C. and Juanita Watson papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2005 Box, Folder: 05.0113 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-05.0113
Scope and Contents

This World War II collection relates to Robert C. Watson, an African American soldier who served in the Navy during World War II. It contains a page of the roll call from the 316th Port Company with Robert C. Watson's name. There are also news articles and comics from the base. There are photographs of Robert C. Watson's unit and his Veteran's questionnaire. There is also an article he wrote about his experience as a black man who appeared white in the Navy.

Dates: 1943-2005; Other: Majority of material found within 1944; Other: Date acquired: 2005

Marcia Watts papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections-2003 Box, Folder: 03.0065 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-03.0065
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of an oral history interview transcript of Marcia Wilkinson who served with the USO on the home front during World War II. This collection also contains personal photographs.

Dates: Created: 1943; Other: Date acquired: 04/28/2003

Weaver Family collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-19.0003
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Paul Zaccaria and Harry Walters Peters relatives who both served as enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater of Operations. This collection contains Naval Uniforms from Paul Zaccaria and Harry Walters Peters, as well as Zaccaria's photographs of Nagasaki shortly after the atomic bombs were dropped and Prisoner of War repatriation.

Dates: 1942 - 1979

Bert Williamson Webb papers

 Collection — Box: 18.0030-Box 1
Identifier: 02-18.0030
Content Description

This collection relates to Bert Williamson Webb who served as a Captain in the U.S. Army with the 178th Ordnance Depot Company during World War II in the European Theater of Operations. Webb received a Bronze Star Medal for his service. This collection includes a manuscript memoir of Webb's World War II service in the U.S. Army, photographs, unit history with roster, and pre-war cadet booklet.

Dates: 1941-1945

Calvin T. Webb papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folders Collections - 2015 Box, Folder: 15.0036 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-15.0036
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Calvin T. Webb who served as a radio operator in the U.S. Merchant Marines during World War II in Boston, MA, and Catalina Island, CA, prior to serving aboard merchant ships in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans until December of 1946. The collection contains materials related to memory which includes: American Merchant Marine Veterans AMMV Magazine, Winter 2012/2013, Spring 2013, Summer 2013, and Winter 2013/2014; 2002 reprint of The United States Merchant Marine at War; November 5, 2006, The Salt Lake Tribune/Deseret Morning News, "A Tribute To Veterans" advertising supplement...
Dates: 2012-2013; Other: Date acquired: 10/22/2015

Wilhelmina C. "Billie" Weezenaar collection

 Collection — Box: 09.0156-Box 1
Identifier: 02-09.0156
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Wilhelmina C. "Billie" Weezenaar who served as a U.S. Army Nurse during World War II in the United States, Oran, Algeria, and England.  The collection contains a  photograph album with pictures and captions, a letter of commendation and other war documents, foreign currency, unit patches, rank insignia, and newspaper articles. Also included in the collection are documents related to war service and nursing, a personell list of the 151st Station Hospital, an autograph book, personal letters, primarily from patients and colleagues, photographs, and a portrait.

Dates: 1942-1946; Other: Date acquired: 10/21/2009

Wiener-Hartzog papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-11.0002
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the personal papers, journals, documents, ephemera, and correspondence of the Weiner-Hartzog families in the years before during, and just after World War II. Correspondents include both imediate and extended family members, friends, and coworkers of both families.

Dates: 1930-1950

Libby Werbner collection

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2002 Box, Folder: 02.0505 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-02.0505
Content Description

This collection relates to Libby Werbner who served as a teacher with the Manzanar, California Japanese American Internment Camp during World War II. The collection includes an oral history interview transcripts and original photographs. Werbner describes her experience as a third grade teacher, Japanese culture, life in the camp, Army recruitment and the difference between her experiences at an internment camp and what she heard about concentration camps.

Dates: 1942-2003

Werner Wisian manuscript

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 1998 Box, Folder: 98.0241 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-98.0241
Scope and Contents The Werner Wisian manuscript includes detailed descriptions of Private Wisian's time as a member of the 5th Army, Company G, 2nd Battalion, 141st Infantry. He served in the Mediterranean Theater in Italy, and spent over a year as a prisoner of war in various prisoner of war camps such as Stalag IIIB. His 24 page manuscript includes correspondence with a Russian prisoner of war and information on the Texas National Guard. His 1995 manuscript covers topics such as life during basic training, specific actions in combat, life as a prisoner of war, and personal reflections on the war. Also included are facts taken from the Official 36th Infantry...
Dates: Created: 1940-1995; Other: Date acquired: 11/08/1999

West Florida Seminary Cadet Rifle Barrel

 Collection — Container: 1 item
Identifier: HPUA 2015-058
Dates: Created: 1855; Other: Date acquired: 09/20/2015

Wilburn Lewis West collection

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2002 Box, Folder: 02.0163 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-02.0163
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Private First Class Wilburn Lewis West who served with the 32nd Photographic Squadron, 5th Reconnaissance Group, U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.  West was killed in action on April 20, 1944 while aboard a troop transport ship near Algiers, Algeria. The collection contains letters, documents, and a Purple Heart medal.Collection includes the following: a Wilburn L. West engraved Purple Heart Medal in original case, two empty envelopes sent from Wilburn Lewis West to his wife postmarked March 17, 1943 and August 26, 1943; Department of the Army letter, dated September 20, 1949, sent to Dallie West which states the remains of Wilburn Lewis West...
Dates: Created: 1943-1957; Other: Date acquired: 04/19/2002

West Yellow Pine Lumber Company Records, 1855-1916

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1-25
Abstract

The West Yellow Pine Company records include correspondence, letterpress books, time books, invoices, account records, lumber orders, lumber reports, and railway waybills. The collection also includes the records of the Madison Southern Railway, owned by the West Yellow Pine Company.

Dates: Created: 1855 - 1916; Other: Majority of material found in 1900-1916

Westcott Family Papers

 Collection — Box: 158
Identifier: MSS 1990-003
Scope and Contents James Diament Westcott, Jr. correspondence. The collection includes one letter, dated November 9, 1846, to John Y. Mason, from J. D. Westcott, Jr. Mason was then serving as Secretary of the Navy. The letter is in regard to a request of an appointment for Robert J. Floyd of Florida to a pursurship in the Navy and several other concerns regarding Florida's representation in various departments of the military. On the back of the letter Mason has penned his response to the requests, which were favorable. This item was formerly catalogued as MSS 2002-6. James D. Westcott III will and account book. The collection include a typed carbon of James D. Westcott's Last Will and Testament,...
Dates: Created: 1846-1931

Adolph Westheimer Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-98.0165
Scope and Contents

Adolph Joseph Westheimer served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II in the Pacific Theater. The collection includes personal letters, government documents pertaining to his service, some postcards, tickets, papers with Japanese scripts, and Japanese artifacts. It also includes the oral history transcript of the Westheimer interview and manuscripts giving detailed descriptions and information on living conditions of Air Force members during the war in Japan. In addition, it includes the certificates of his physical conditions.

Dates: Created: 1932-1999; Other: 1944-1945; Other: Date acquired: 08/01/1999

Weymouth Tyree Jordan Papers

 Collection — Box: 857
Identifier: MSS 79-7
Abstract

This collection contains a wide variety of materials realted to Weymouth Tyree Jordan, his life and his career. Includes biographical materials, correspondence, articles, photographs, writings, research materials, announcements, books, and related materials.

Dates: Created: 1822-1970

W.F. Barr Civil War letter

 Collection — Box: 137
Identifier: MSS 0-14
Scope and Contents

Photostat of a letter written August 21, 1861, by W.F. Barr at C.H., Culpepper, Virginia to S. Bleckley Esq. in Anderson, South Carolina. He wrote from the Confederate Hospital that he and "several others of our Regiment" were confined with measles. He gave as his location: "We are now encamped six miles north of where we were when Mr. Hammond was here at a place called Germantown..." Others mentioned in the letter were: Tom Bagwell, Jacob Maudlin, Mrs. Hubbard, B.A. McAlster, Jas. Sloan, and A.O.N. Call.

Dates: Created: 1861 August 21; Other: Majority of material found in 1861 August 21

Joseph L. Wheeler Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2017-010
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, library surveys, reports, manuscript drafts, policy statements, photographs, architectural drawings, news clippings, and other materials documenting Joseph L. Wheeler's work as librarian, teacher, author, and library consultant.

Dates: 1914 - 1969

Whitfield notebook

 Collection — Box: 516
Identifier: MSS 0-261
Scope and Contents

The George Whitfield notebook contains records of transactions between 1859 and 1864 and as well as lists of slaves, tax lists, and receipts. It is revealing as to his character, general standing and financial responsibility.



Online Copy Available

http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_MSS_0261_B517_F001_I001

Dates: Created: 1859-1864; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1962

Dorothy "Dot" Douglas Whittle collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-00.0352
Abstract Dorothy "Dot" Douglas Whittle was ten years old when the Japanese invaded the Philippines in December 1941. The Japanese Army interned the Douglas family in civilian prisoner of war camps for the duration of World War II, including Camp John Hay, Camp Holmes, and Bilibid Prison. During this period, Whittle kept a diary to document everyday life in camp, including her schoolwork, schedule, games, and church activities. The US Army liberated the civilian prisoners at Bilibid Prison in February 1945 and the Douglas family subsequently repatriated to the United States. They settled in Florida, and Whittle continued high school and went on to graduate from Florida State University. She later...
Dates: Created: 1941-2007; Other: Date acquired: 05/17/2000

Wiley L. Housewright Faculty Professional Relations Committee Files

 Collection — Box: 1817
Identifier: MSS 2007-009
Scope and Contents The Wiley L. Housewright Faculty Professional Relations Committee Files primarily include correspondence and memoranda to and from the Committee during the period he served as chair. Topics include academic freedom; deliberations over 12-month contracts, faculty participation in civil rights activities, such as discussing the segregation-integration issue in the classroom; sabbaticals; Social Security benefits; tenure, and dismissal policies. Correspondents include FSU President Gordon W. Blackwell and Dean of the Faculties E. Laurence Chalmers. The collection is significant to researchers because it documents the issues facing Florida faculty during the 1960s and how they impacted the...
Dates: Created: 1959-1968; Other: Majority of material found in 1963-1964

Raymond L. Willett collection

 Collection — Box: 16.0015 - Box 1
Identifier: 02-16.0015
Scope and Contents

This collection centers around a Corporal and Combat Radio Operator in the 310th Bombardment Wing, 528th Bomb Squadron, 380th Bomb Group, in the Southwest Pacific theatre of World War II. It includes handwritten radio messages, commendations, strike reports, a copy of the Filipino Press from May of 1945, and a Japanese newspaper. It also includes twenty-two aerial photographs of the Southeast Pacific, including Saigon, Indochina, Formosa, and Muong Man, Vietnam. It also includes two envelopes without letters, a Christmas card, and a modern day article from CNN.



Dates: Created: 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 05/25/2016

William A. Kummerer papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-07.0135
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Staff Sergeant William A. Kummerer who served with the 463rd Field Artillery Battalion, 101st Airborne Division during World War II.  The majority of this collection concerns the reunions of the 101st Airborne, 463rd Field Artillery Battalion, on the creation of the division shoulder patch. Included in the collection are many reunion photographs, photographs of the patch, Mr. Kummerer's decorations, and several captured German insignias. There are several newsletters or magazine articles that describe not only the unit's history but its efforts against the German offensive at Bastogne in December 1944. The collection further contains files and...
Dates: Created: 1941-1987; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 11/20/2007

William Archer Cooke Letter

 Collection — Box: 141
Identifier: MSS 1964-079
Scope and Contents

Holograph letter dated 1876, from William Archer Cooke to Hon. S. Pasco, Hon. G.P. Roney and W.D. Bloxham. The letter relates to counting votes cast in Florida for state electors of President and Vice President. Also known as MSS 0-79.

Dates: Created: 1876

William C. Coleman transcript

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box, Folder: 04.0050 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-04.0050
Scope and Contents

This folder contains the oral history of William Coleman recorded on May 15, 2003.  Coleman served with the 101st Airborne Division in England and participated in the June 6, 1944 D-Day airborne operation into Normandy, France.  He was later captured by German troops and spent time in a prisoner of war camp.

Dates: Created: 1942-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 02/02/2004

William C. Erler collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-98.0745
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to United States Marine Corps Private First Class William C. Erler who served as a Paramarine, and later with the 26th Marine Regiment, 5th Marine Division during World War II.  William C. Erler was killed in action at Iwo Jima on March 2, 1945.  The collection consists of photographs and several personal letters and papers, as well as artifacts, a parachute, gas mask, pins, marksmanship badges, and medals, including his posthumously awarded Purple Heart.

Dates: Created: 1941-1945; Other: Date acquired: 10/02/1998

William Carrier papers

 Collection — Container: Photographs/Documents
Identifier: 02-08.0092
Scope and Contents William Carrier served as an Assistant Turret Officer aboard the USS Nashville from 1944-46 in the Pacific Theater during World War II. During Carrier's time aboard the Nashville, General Douglas MacArthur was transported twice by the Nashville. At this time, Carrier was able to capture candid photographs of MacArthur. This collection contains those photographs as well as photographs of Pacific scenery and crew, along with handwritten notes by Carrier of battles in which the USS Nashville participated. A photograph book is also included that details the...
Dates: Created: 1942-1998; Other: Date acquired: 04/29/2008

William Chaddock papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2005 Box, Folder: 05.0043 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-05.0043
Scope and Contents This collection concerns William C. Chaddock, who served in Company F, 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division during World War II. The collection consists of letters and documents relating to William Chaddock's court-martial for assault in May of 1945, as well as his subsequent attempt to gain clemency. Most of the collection's letters are from William Chaddock to his brother, Richard. The collection also contains correspondence between Richard Chaddock and Senator Wayne Morse, Senator C. Douglass Buck, Senator James M. Tunnell, the office of the Secretary of War, and several US Army officers. The collection also includes several references to Resolution 195, Senator Wayne...
Dates: Created: 1945-1946; Other: Date acquired: 03/07/2005

William Daniel Marshman collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-07.0115
Scope and Contents This collection pertains to William Daniel Marshman who served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as Chief Quartermaster of the destroyer USS Barton (DD-599). Marshman was listed as missing in action, presumed killed in action, on November 14, 1942, when the Barton was sunk during the Guadalcanal campaign.  The collection contains Marshman’s Purple Heart Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, and American Campaign Medal. The collection also contains Marshman’s personnel records, photocopies of newspaper clippings, condolence letters, official correspondence in relation to his death, an issue of the ...
Dates: Created: 1915-2005; Other: Majority of material found in 1943-1945; Other: Date acquired: 10/16/2007

William Ernest Spence papers

 Collection — Container: Letters/Documents/Photographs
Identifier: 02-06.0144
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to First Sergeant William Ernest Spence who served with the 11th Antiaircraft Auto Weapons Group in the European Theater during the World War II. The collection includes letters, foreign currency, military service documents, photographs, a newspaper, postcards, and ephemera.

Dates: Created: 1939-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 07/17/2006

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