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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: 02.08.0158

Charlotte D. Mansfield collection, 1915-2017, bulk 1942-1957

13 boxes
Charlotte Mansfield enlisted in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (W.A.A.C.) in 1942 to pursue work in photograph processing for the military. She was part of the first all-women graduating class from Lowry Field Photo School in Colorado, where she was trained to be a photo technician that developed primarily aerial shots in photography labs. Mansfield was stationed at various locations throughout the United States before being transferred to lab work overseas in England and Germany. By this time, W.A.A.C. had transitioned to Women's Army Corps (W.A.C.). Throughout her military service, Mansfield took numerous personal photographs that featured her friends and surroundings. They provide an unparalleled amount of insight into the private lives of W.A.C.s as they negotiated what it meant to serve in World War II. Mansfield reenlisted after the war, eventually becoming part of the Women in the Air Force (W.A.F.), and retired in 1973. Photography remained her passion until her death in 2007.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.20.0008

McClellan-Smith Family collection

1 boxes
This collection relates to Viola S. McClellan (Women's Auxillary Corps) and Dowey McClellan (Army Air Corps) who served in the European Theater of Operations. This collection also relates to Charles S. Smith who was a prisoner of war at Wake Island in the Pacific Theater of Operation. This collection contains documents, ephemera, and photographs.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.08.0178

Richard Frakes papers, 1943-1946, bulk 1944

1.00 folders
The collection is from PFC (T/Sgt) Richard Frake's military records and ephemera, including training certificates for Pre-RADAR VIII, Bomb Reconnaissance School, and Radio/Radar Repairman. The collection also has unofficial certificates proving that Frakes "officially" passed the equator and became a "shellback" on board the USAT Pemant. There are also documents and ephemera about Japanese POWs surrendering.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.00.0858

Rosemary Reed Powell collection, 1943-2001, bulk 1943-1945

1 boxes
This collection includes personal photographs, personal letters, and paper ephemera related to Rosemary Reed Powell who served in the Women's Army Corps with the 3rd Army during World War II.