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World War, 1939-1945--Florida

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Neil Betten collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 01.0097
Content Description This collection was compiled by former Florida State University Department of History professor Neil Betten. It contains 41 copies of Congress Weekly: A Review of Jewish Interests from February 1942 to June 1944. This weekly newsletter was published by the American Jewish Congress, which was headed by Stephen Wise. The newsletter includes a column, "News of the Women's Division." The newsletter covered topics such as the Warsaw Ghetto, Jewish soldiers in the U.S. military, Palestine, Zionism, and current issues in the United States and overseas affecting Jews. The collection also contains a Ph.D. dissertation by Peggy G. Pelt, "Wainwright...
Dates: 1942-1944; 1994; Other: Date accessioned: 2020-04-06

Archie William Birchwood collection

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2009 Box 6 (09.0163-09.0180), Folder: 09.0165 - Folder 1
Identifier: 09.0165
Content Description

This collection relates to Archie William Birchwood who served with the U.S. Coast Guard as a border patrolman and the U.S. Merchant Marines during World War II. With the Coast Guard, Birchwood searched for illegal immigrants along the Coast of Florida between Miami and Pensacola. This collection includes an oral history transcript and supporting documents including radio licenses, salary, and a merchant passport.

Dates: 1937-1946; Other: Date accessioned

Hazel Louis Bowman collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 10.0050
Content Description

This collection relates to Hazel Louis Bowman who worked for the Signal Corps and lived in India with the American Red Cross for two years. Bowman's collection contains six full boxes, one oversize box, a phono records box, and two photograph boxes. Four of the boxes include letters written to and from Hazel to her parents, family, neighbors, and friends. The collection also contains an oral history transcript, newsletters and bulletins, American Red Cross publications, her diary, a book written by Bowman, photograph albums, and ephemera.

Dates: Event: Majority of material found within 1930-1948

Lillian Louise Rudd Davisworth papers

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 1999 Box 16 (99.0352-99.0373), Folder: 99.0366-Folder 1
Identifier: 99.0366
Content Description

This collection relates to Lillian Louise Rudd Davisworth who worked as a civilian at Camp Murphy, in Stuart, Florida, first as a Camp Locator, and then after several promotions, was in charge of writing special orders. This collection contains Rudd's documentation from her time at Camp Murphy. Included are several newspaper clippings about Camp Murphy, a Camp Murphy Message Newspaper, and forms that recorded Rudd's employment. Also included is a transcript, from an interview of Rudd by FSU staff member Sellers, where she discusses her wartime experiences.

Dates: Event: 1944-2000; Other: Date accessioned: 2020-04-23

Herman C. Giles papers

 Collection — 00.0236 - Box 1
Identifier: 00.0236
Scope and Contents This collection pertains to Herman C. Giles (Combat Infantry Rifleman with the 103rd Infantry Division), who served in the European Theater. He served as a corpsman with a medical detachment to the 66th Infantry Division according to his typed "Background" statement. His discharge papers note that he was a rifleman in Company G, 411th Infantry Regiment, 103rd Infantry Division, serving in the European Theater, 1943-1945. Giles was stationed at Camp Blanding in 1943, Columbus, GA, for Air Corps training in 1943, and then Texas for infantry training. This collection contains a number of letters on Camp Blanding stationery. He describes Camp Blanding as "a mile and a half in the middle of...
Dates: 1943-1946; Other: Date acquired: 02/23/2000

Millie Nauman collection

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 1999 Box 16 (99.0352-99.0373), Folder: 99.0358 - Folder 1
Identifier: 99.0358
Content Description

This collection relates to Millie Nauman who worked as a civilian employee at the Wainwright Shipyard in Panama City, Florida during the World War II. This collection contains an oral history interview transcript of Nauman. Information contained in the transcript includes life as a welding inspector at the Wainwright Shipyard, and how minorities were treated at the Wainwright Shipyard.

Dates: Other: Date acquired: 1992-06-02; Event: 1944

Henry John Perner collection

 Collection — 99.0130 Box 1
Identifier: 99.0130
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Henry John Perner drafted into the U.S. Army in 1940 and served with the 42nd Infantry Regiment of the 9th Division. He was captured in Tunisia in 1943 and held a prisoner of war in Italy and later in Stalag IIB. The collection primarily consists of letters, telegrams, and informational booklets related to his POW experience.

Dates: 1940-1957; Other: Date accessioned: 1999-06-07

Kenneth A. Skoog papers

 Collection — 05.0105 - Box 1
Identifier: 05.0105
Scope and Contents This collection contains the personal papers of Kenneth A. Skoog.  Skoog served in the European Theater (ETO) in the 121st and the 118th US Army Signal Radio Intelligence Corps. His collection includes nine World War I photos and 82 World War II photos. The World War II photographs related to the 118th and 121st Signal Radio Intelligence Companies. Also included are personal photographs of Skoog, Charles A. Bowen, Jr., and Army comrades. There are photographs taken in Germany, Belgium, Holland, France, and Austria. The collection also includes letters from Charles A. Bowen, Jr., who was a U.S. Marine Corps photographer, to Kenneth A. Skoog. The letters include descriptions of fine art,...
Dates: 1942-1945; Other: Majority of material found within 1943; Other: Date acquired: 07/25/2005; Other: Date accessioned: 2020-06-02