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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: 02.01.0130

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: 02.09.0165

Archie William Birchwood collection, 1937-1946

1 folders
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.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.07.0102

Arnold Busch papers, 1934-1946, bulk 1943-1946

2.00 boxes
This collection includes letters written to Arnold Busch, a basketball coach for Calvary Methodist Church in Lakewood, Ohio, by the students he previously coached. Whether drafted or enlisted, many of the men kept up a correspondence with Busch throughout the war years. This collection also includes Calvary Church newsletters and pamphlets, pamphlets regarding persons registered for service, ration books and other rationing documents, and letters returned to Busch because their recipients were MIA, deceased, or relocated. Also included are photographs of Calvary Church activities on the Homefront, the basketball team, and the Calvary Church's V-J Day service as well as a copy of an article in which the photograph was featured. The letters included in this collection discuss subjects such as classes, training, camp life, and local towns wherever they are posted. Some letters contain some sexually explicit material.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.00.0608

Barbara Lane Daley papers, 1944-1946, bulk 1944-1446

1.00 boxes
This collection pertains to Barbara Lane Daley who served in the US Coast Guard Women's Reserve (SPARS) from 1944 to 1946. She was stationed at the US Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington D.C. The collection contains a photocopy of a scrapbook, photographs, newspaper clippings, ephemera, and various documents including pamphlets, postcards, menus, a restaurant placemat, and certificates. The newspaper clippings in this collection include photocopies as well as the original newspaper clippings of major U.S. events during WWII, such as President Roosevelt's death, the bombing of Pearl Harbor and Japan's surrender. Daley's scrapbook includes photographs of herself, military friends, and other SPARS at the U.S. Coast Guard training station in Palm Beach, Florida.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.18.0020

Bruce Allen Janasiewicz papers, 1944-1945

3.00 items
This collection contains three World War II newspapers which include the Daily Standard, Celina, Ohio, the Dayton Daily News, and Dayton, Ohio, and School Sidelights printed by the Daily Standard for Immaculate Conception High School.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.18.0007

Bruce Hoffman collection, 1942-1942

1.00 folders
This collection contains one published Arma Corporation, Brooklyn, NY color lithograph World War II paper war bond cover.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.01.0584

Celia Shanker Fine papers, 1942-1945, bulk 1944

1 folders
This collection relates to Celia Shanker Fine who served as a secretary at the Department of Agriculture on the Home Front in Washington, DC, during WWII. She was a typist and stenographer for the school lunch program, and her collection reflects her viewpoint as a Jewish-American civilian.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.02.0288

Charles P. Campbell papers, 1945-1997, bulk 1945

1.00 folders
Charles Campbell was bombardier on a B-17 who was shot down over Linz, Austria and captured by the Germans. While in captivity, he was sent to Mauthausen concentration camp and managed to keep a journal of his experiences there. He served with the 483rd Bombardment Group. Just prior to the war's end, Campbell was transferred to an unidentified Stalag and credits this with saving his life. The collection includes reproductions of 483rd Bomb Group artwork, a statement and picture of the Mauthausen concentration camp from after the war, a World War II memoir with pictures and documents and a copy of his obituary.
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: 02.08.0187

Craig Darius Whitesell papers, 1942 - 1945

1.00 boxes
This collection relates to Private First Class Craig Darius Whitesell who served as an armorer with the 3rd Search Attack at Langley Field, VA during World War II. He was stationed in Atlantic City, NJ, Buckley Field, CO, Langley Field, VA, Florence, SC, and Great Bend, KS.