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Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.06.0073

Betty L. Brown transcript, 1941-1945

1 folders
This collection includes an oral history interview transcript of a homefront worker during WWII. She served in a camouflage factory. She describes her experiences surviving the Great Depression, learning of Pearl Harbor, and hearing stories about relatives' military service. This collection also contains a personal photograph.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 01.MSS 1976-019

Blue Ridge Institute for Southern Community Service Executives Records, 1927-2006

13.20 Linear Feet
This collection includes the proceedings of the annual Blue Ridge Institute, presentations that were not part of the proceedings but were presented at the Institute, programs, invitations, invitation lists, correspondence, background material, photographs and various related materials, including audio tapes and video tapes.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.16.0008

Cay Hohmeister collection, 1943-1945

1 folders
This collection includes 2 American knitting pamphlets from between 1943 and 1945, titled "Knit for Victory" and "Practical, Warm Hand Knits for Service Men." Continued from World War I, the "Knit for Victory" campaign emphasized the contributions women on the homefront could make to the war effort. Pamphlets of patterns like these were available to provide instructions for women to knit socks, sweaters, hats, and other essentials to help soldiers stay warm overseas.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.06.0008

Charles Crampton papers, 1943-2006

1.00 folders
This collection consists of an oral history interview transcript of a U.S. Army Air Corps cook and baker, who served in England during World War II in the 2003rd Ordnance Unit at Melchbourne Park. This collection also contains a unit history.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.00.0352

Dorothy "Dot" Douglas Whittle collection, 1941-2007

2 boxes
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 volunteered at the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience at Florida State University.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.97.0064

George Langford collection, 1941-2003, bulk 1941-1954

12 boxes
This collection contains seven boxes pertaining to George, Daniel, and William Langford's experiences during World War II and life post-war. The papers include personal documents, military documents, photographs, paintings, newspaper articles, pamphlets, magazines, foreign money, and most prolifically, letters. Also included in George Langford's collection is a full box of artifacts pertaining to his war-time experience.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.15.0030

Grafton W. Johnson papers, 1931-1994, bulk 1944-1956

3 boxes
Although the collection was donated in the name of Grafton W. Johnson, who served as a an Army Staff Sergeant in Florida during WWII, the bulk of the collection consists of private papers of his wife, Doris Hightower Johnson, from her childhood until Grafton's death in 1994.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.99.0415

Harold J. Tommaso collection, 1941-1948

1 boxes
This collection relates to U.S. Army Private Harold J. Tommaso who served during World War II. The collection contains letters, newspapers, and various official documents and papers related to Tommaso.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.02.0360

Harriette Shulman papers, 1921-1951, bulk 1944

1.00 folders
In an oral history interview, Harriette Shulman recalls her experiences as a war bond coordinator on the Home Front during World War II.  A good portion of the transcript is off topic about World War II, but it also contains information on how Shulman, who is Jewish, dealt with American anti-Semitism. Here she talks about anti-Semitism and slurs used against her by acquaintances.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.98.0729

Hasterlik-Hine collection, 1700-2000

16 boxes
The Hasterlik-Hine collection consists personal correspondence between Giulia Kortischoner (married name Hine) and her family and friends. The personal correspondence consists of letters, postcards, get-well-soon cards, greeting cards, and a small number of travel documents. The collection contains discussions about the Holocaust, life as a Jewish refugee, and the progress of the war and life afterwards.