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Institute on WWII and the Human Experience

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Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience

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Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.10.0016

Abraham Lifschitz collection, 1942-1946

2 boxes
This collection relates to Abraham Lifschitz, a Polish native, who served in the U.S. Army from 1942-1945 with the 100th Infantry Division in the European Theater. This collection contains military service records, wartime publications, religious items, and brief correspondence with his niece, Roberta, who donated this collection. Additionally, this collection contains a veteran hat and handkerchief from an unknown relative who served in World War I, as well as Lifschitz's unit patch, cigarette case, marksmanship badge, bracelet of French francs, dog-tags, and a banner commemorating his unit's history.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.01.0130

Alan May papers, 1944

1 folders
Alan May served as a gunner on a B-24 Bomber with the 451st Bomb Group during World War II in Italy and was shot down during a mission to Ploesti, Romania, and became a POW.  May was awarded the Purple Heart, Air Medals, 2 Presidential Unit Citations, and the Distinguished Flying Cross. Included in this collection is a footnoted manuscript diary of missions.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.00.0597

Cecil Blumenstein transcript, 1925-1946

1 folders
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.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.00.0273

Charles Alden Haug manuscript, 1944-1945

1.00 boxes
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 This collection contains an unpublished manuscript memoir.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.11.0018

Clark and Kenneth Adams collection, 1943-1945

3.00 boxes
This World War II collection relates to two brothers who served in the U.S. Army and consists of letters, documents, photographs, memorabilia, army uniform items, equipment, personal items, and medals. The letters from one brother, primarily sent to his parents, detail his service from Mifflinburg, PA through his training in the United States at Camp Polk, LA, and Fort Sam Houston, TX. They also cover his overseas transfer to England, as well as France, Belgium, and Germany. The letters from the other brother detail service from Mifflinburg, PA to the North African Campaign, and then to the European Campaign.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.00.0237

Dr. Thaddeus M. Moseley journal, 1944-1945

4.00 folders
These papers primarily consist of the 92 page handwritten WWII European Campaign U.S. Army surgeon's journal of Dr. Thaddeus M. Moseley who served with the 4th Auxiliary Surgical Group.  The journal details each surgical case attended to, including patient name, date of injury, and rank. Each case includes details about the type of injury, methods of treatment and various medications used. Moseley includes information regarding the movement of his unit and assignment to various hospitals throughout Europe. While the majority of cases Moseley attended to were U.S. Army casualties, there are entries that include German prisoners-of-war, several civilians, and a British soldier.  Also included with these papers are a headnote with annotations about Dr. Thaddeus M. Moseley, as well as transcriptions of the journal entries.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.03.0019

Earl L. Bailey collection, 1942-1946

1 boxes
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 Germany. Earl L. Bailey also discusses religion, food, POW's, propaganda, artist Bill Mauldin, German National Socialist Ideology, and V-1 rockets.  Also included are German propaganda leaflets that were dropped on U.S. soldiers.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.00.0800

Emanuel Lamb papers, 1945-2001

1 boxes
Emanuel Lamb served with the Heavy Weapons Company of the 89th Infantry Division. Collection includes letters from Emanuel and his brother Mandy during their time serving overseas, mainly discussing their daily lives, censorship, and treatment of prisoners of war, as well as a complete oral history transcript between Emanuel Lamb and an interviewer discussing his time in combat and his memories of the Battle of the Bulge. There are also newspaper clippings, photocopies of identification cards and ephemera included in the collection.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.16.0005

Feldwebel Schäfer Photograph Album, 1940-1941, bulk 1940

1 scrapbook
This album contains photographs, newspaper clippings, and poetry (all in German) from Schäfer's journal about the 25th Infantry Division during the 1940 Battle of France.  This album also contains a signed document and signed portrait photograph of 25th Division commander Erich-Heinrich Philipp Karl Albert Reinhard Clößner (17 September 1888 – 28 March 1976) who was a highly decorated General der Infanterie in the Wehrmacht during World War II.  He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.14.0037

Frederick C. Jackson collection, 1943-1947

1 boxes
This collection primarily consists of letters sent from Private Frederick C. Jackson, 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, to his parents, as well as a 1944 diary with entries from Jackson during the Battle of Anzio. The collection also contains a 1947 printed history of the 180th Infantry Regiment and a scrapbook containing homefront newspaper clippings related to the 45th Infantry Division and the Italian Campaign, as well as Jackson's wounding at Anzio.