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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: 02.16.0018

Alexander Schmidt collection, 1942-1945

3 boxes
This World War II collection covers the overseas experience of a sailor in the U.S. Navy aboard the escort aircraft carrier U.S.S. Natoma Bay (CVE 62), Composite Squadron 63 (VC-63). The collection includes sets of uniforms, a bomber jacket, personal papers, medals, awards, and a plaque. His personal papers include personnel documents, two journals, captured Japanese papers, the Bluejacket Manual, Natoma Bay records, and various publications from and about the Natoma Bay Association. The papers primarily document his time spent in the Pacific Campaign, although his records also date his trainings in Rhode Island and Jacksonville, Florida. This sailor also has a memoir titled Between Here and There that details his life and military experiences. He died in 2010.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.13.0005

Arnold L. Schuster collection, 1943-1946

1 folders
The Arnold L. Schuster collection mainly compromise official orders and documents given to 2nd Lieutenant Arnold L. Schuster during his training and into his eventual deployment overseas during 1943 to 1946. Included in the collection are personal photography as well as various orders that document his deployment overseas to the Pacific theater during World War II. Within the collection there are also certificates, lists, receipts, and other official documents that show Lieutenant Arnold L. Schuster's career in the Army Air Force.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.16.0002

Carl Emil and Marion Bennett Johnson letters, 1943-1946

13 boxes
This World War II collection relates to First Lieutenant Carl Johnson and his wife Marion Bennett Johnson and includes various letters, photographs, telegrams, cards, documents, and memorabilia. Carl's letters to Marion comprise the bulk of the collection and detail his college experiences as well as his training and overseas military experience as a United States Marine Corp officer during and after the war. During his career as a Marine, he was stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, then went to San Francisco to start his voyage in the Pacific. He went to Pearl Harbor, Guam, and Okinawa before arriving in China where he served as a Commanding Officer. Marion's letters to Carl highlight her experiences on the home front during and after the war.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.02.0458

Clarke M. Brandt collection, 1939-2003, bulk 1943

1.00 boxes
The collection of Clarke M. Brandt contains an oral history transcript and various publications about army life during World War II. In it are examples such as George (Bob) Caron who was a tail gunner on the "Enola Gay" B-29 Bomber. The oral history includes Caron's eyewitness account of the bomb being dropped on Hiroshima. Also included are pamphlets and newsletters including "War Buddies," which covers the relationship between a soldier and his canine companion through his years as a member of the US Marine Corps. "War Buddies" is written by Earle Welch and Dick Roberts.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.17.0016

Collier County Museum collection, 1942-1959, bulk 1942-1945

4 folders
This deaccessioned Collier County Museum, Naples, FL World War II collection includes four separate collections.  The first collection relates to Technician Fourth Grade Sergeant Dale E. Hortin who served with the 210th Field Artillery Battalion, 33rd Infantry Division,  in the Pacific Theater, which includes photographs, documents, foreign currency, and German stamps. The second collection includes U.S. ration booklets and ration documents. The third collection relates to Sheila Pritchard who served as an American Red Cross Nurse's Aide, which includes Red Cross documents and patches. The fourth collection relates to Corporal Frank Taylor who served in the Pacific Theater and includes postcards, Japanese occupation currency, and a vellum Domain of Neptune Rex certificate.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.17.0015

Edgar Dean Clemmons, Sr. papers, 1944-1946

1 folders
This collection relates to Edgar Dean Clemmons who served in the United States Navy during World War II in the Pacific Campaign on Guam as a Second Class Machinist's Mate working with oxygen generation and compressed gas equipment. The collection includes military documents.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.08.0171

George Ronald Wiszneauckas collection, 1941-1946

1 boxes
This collection relates to George Ronald Wiszneauckas who served as a Captain with as a Signal Officer for the 81st Infantry Division. This collection contains brochures from Camp San Luis Obispo, Camp Rucker, New Caledonia and other Pacific islands. The collection also includes newsletters from The Wildcat, a military newsletter, Japanese Naval binoculars, and military documents.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.02.0065

Helen B. Strzelczyk papers, June 1943-November 1945

3 boxes
This collection relates to Technician 3 Helen B. Strzelczyk who served with the United States Women's Army Corps during World War II in the Pacific Theater between June 1943 and November 1945. This collection includes a photocopy of a scrapbook, diaries and notebooks during Helen B. Strzelczyk's time in basic training and in serving in the WAAC, as well as several souvenirs during her time of service. Souvenirs include photographs taken in Old Bay, New Guinea and Manila, Philippines; Japanese issued Manila currency, newspapers, pamphlets and postcards. This collection also includes letters to Helen B. Strzelczyk from friends, co-workers, and other military members. Additional identification information and government issued documents are included in this collection.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.00.0262

Helen D. Nowels-Mark collection, 1943-1948, bulk 1944-1945

1 boxes
Helen D. Nowels-Mark served in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps stationed in the North African and Pacific Theaters during the World War II. This collection contains letters sent to Helen D. Nowels-Marks from soldiers she had met at her various stations. They reflect the trials of long-distance love, the frustrations of war, and the relief at the war's end. Included in this collection are pictures and newspaper articles about some of her nurse friends, a picture diary, and her wedding in 1952.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.00.0009

Jack H. Heinzel transcript, 1941-2000, bulk 1941-1945

1.00 folders
Oral history of U.S. Army Air Corps B-17 Co-Pilot Colonel Jack H. Heinzel, an American prisoner of war who survived the Bataan death march and subsequent "Hell Ships" starting in April of 1942. The collection contains one folder with fifteen pages detailing this airman's experience of these atrocities.