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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: 02.00.0291

Joseph G. Moretti collection, 1941-2000

1 boxes
This collection relates to Joseph G. Moretti who joined the U.S. Navy in Jacksonville, Florida in September 1942. He served in the Navy's Construction Battalion (Seabees) and the 8th Underwater Demolition Team (UDT8) until his discharge on August 14, 1945. He was stationed in Fort Peirce, Florida until he transferred to the Aleutian Islands and, later, the South Pacific. His collection includes an oral history recorded in 2000, Moretti's naval logbook, miscellaneous government documents from 1941 to 1957, news clippings from the 1990s, and photographs.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.08.0042

Kenneth F. Cameron papers, 1941-1946, bulk 1943-1946

1.00 folders
This collection relates to Kenneth F. Cameron of Portland, Maine who provided a telephone interview on February 8, 2001, concerning his experiences in the U.S. Navy during World War II. The collection contains an oral history interview transcript.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.01.0233

Laura Mae Jackson DuFore collection, 1942-2008, bulk 1942-1945

1.00 boxes
This collection pertains to Laura Mae Jackson DuFore who served with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps during World War II. The collection contains four letters that she wrote to her sister and family while she was overseas, two letters from friends, a collection of black and white photographs mainly from New Guinea and the Philippines, foreign currency, various military documents, artwork created by DuFore, a metal bracelet with the name "Laura" etched in, a cigarette lighter made from a .50 caliber round, a Japanese fan, a Japanese cigarette, an Enlisted Infantry collar pin, photocopies of two scrapbooks, and various newsletters from air fields, ships, or other posts. The collection also contains a copy of DuFore's autobiography A Life So Full.
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: 02.18.0016

Richard E. Anderson papers, 1944-1946

1 folders
This collection relates to Private First Class Richard E. Anderson who served with Company L, 381st Infantry Regiment, 96th Infantry Division, during World War II in the Philippine Islands and Okinawa. The collection includes a letter, memoir, and newspaper clippings.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.01.0439

Stewart Abbott Fraser transcript, 1941-1946

1 folders
This oral history transcript relates to Stewart Abbott Fraser who served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater. Fraser served aboard the USS Missouri. Fraser was also present during the formal Japanese surrender on September 2, 1945
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.00.0425

William V. Voss, Jr. papers, December 4, 1943 - April 1, 2000

1 folders
This collection relates to William V. Voss, Jr. who served with the U.S. Army, 11th Field Artillery, 24th Infantry Division, in New Guinea and the Philippines during World War II. This collection contains four copies of personal letters and two manuscripts, as well as letters and articles from a reunion magazine from Robert Dexheimer. In his manuscript on the "Return to Bataan," he recounts his experience and tells stories of men he knew and his interactions with local Filipinos. Included with the manuscript is a photograph of Voss. The letter from James L. Postma describes his time in the Philippines and experience with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and includes a photograph of him from 1945. There are three articles by men recounting their experiences in the Philippines. There is one copy of a photograph of the 21st Brigade at Schofield Barracks and copies of four images of Hawaii before World War II. There is also one article on the Korean War and two articles on incidents at Pearl Harbor after December 7, 1941.