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Institute on WWII and the Human Experience

Institute on WWII and the Human Experience

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

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Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.00.0710

Oliver Anderson papers, 1942-2000, bulk 1943-1945

1 boxes
This collection pertains to Oliver "Bud" Anderson who served as a Ship Fitter Second Class aboard the USS Clifton (IX-184) during World War II. The collection contains letters Anderson sent to his mother, father, and brother Nolan while stationed in various locations in the United States, Australia, New Guinea, the Philippines, and Japan. Anderson's letters discuss mail, his high school sweetheart, Indigenous peoples, weather, entertainment, a furlough, rationing, and training. His government documents, several menus, and reflections from 2000 on his war experiences are also included. The collection also includes letters Anderson's brother-in-law, Boyd "Gene" Paradis, sent to his mother-in-law (Anderson's mother). Paradis was a decorated sergeant in the 158th Regimental Combat Team (the Bushmasters).
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.99.0166

Peter R. Durland papers, 1938-1999, bulk 1944-1945

1.00 folders
The Peter R. Durland papers illustrate Captain Peter R. Durland's experiences during his time as a member of the 70th Infantry Division and 29th Infantry Division of the United States Army from 1943-1946. From 1945-1946, Durland served as Major General Leroy Watson's aide, completing various tasks for the General and accompanying him to the Nuremberg Trials. The collection includes an oral history interview transcript, photographs, and papers related to the war crime trials.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.01.0362

Ronald Morgan papers, 1944-1946

1 boxes
This collection contains letters of personal correspondence written by Ronald Morgan, who served with the 11th Airborne Division in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He saw action in Luzon and Okinawa and was among the first wave of American soldiers to enter Japan. The collection also contains two artifacts, an 11th Airborne patch and Morgan's Staff Sergeant patch.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.98.0676

Russell J. Buster papers, 1941-1945

1.00 boxes
The collection contains correspondence and ephemera from Russell's experiences with the Army in the Pacific during World War II. It contains letters to his parents and siblings, newspaper articles from the period concerning the places he visited, photographs from the different locations he was stationed, and small artifacts like pocket guides, foreign currency, and maps.