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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: 02.08.0113

George R. and Laura E. Nehls collection, 1940-1996

8.00 boxes
U.S. Army Captain George R. Nehls and 1st Lieutenant Laura E. Nehls served in the Medical Corps during World War II. George served with Company "H", 136th Medical Regiment, 34th Infantry Division. This collection contains personal papers, letters, financial documents, military documents, books, army publications including training manuals, artifacts, artifacts, and uniform pieces from George R. and Laura E. Nehls during their World War II service. The collection also contains a three-page interview transcript, and photograph, of Robert Perry Teeple, brother of Laura E. Nehls, who served with the 86th Fighter-Bomber Group in Italy during World War II, was wounded and subsequently became a German POW.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.00.0262

Helen D. Nowels-Mark collection, 1943-1948, bulk 1944-1945

1 boxes
Helen D. Nowels-Mark was a member of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps stationed in the North African and Pacific Theaters during the World War II. This collection contains letters sent to Helen D. Nowels-Marks from soldiers she had met at her various stations. They reflect the trials of long-distance love, the frustrations of war, and the relief at the war's end. Included in this collection are pictures and newspaper articles about some of her nurse friends, a picture diary, and her wedding in 1952.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.05.0172

James Crooke papers, 1921-1945, bulk 1943

1 folders
This collection consists of an oral history transcript of an interview with 2nd Lt. James J. Crooke, who served in World War II. Crooke served in the Army Air Corps with the 303rd Bomb Group in the European Theater (ETO).
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.12.0008

Jean Crosby Olsen collection, 1937-2007

5.00 boxes
This collection relates to Jean Crosby Olsen who served as an American Red Cross worker during and after World War II. This collection consists mostly of photographs taken by Olsen, personal artifacts from her deployments in France, Japan, and Guam (mainly pamphlets and booklets), as well as two nurses' caps, various Red Cross pins, and official I.D. card. This collection, in particular, reveals much about immediate post-war life in France and Japan, as well as an insight into China in the last year of Nationalist rule.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.00.0555

Job C. Martin papers, 1940-1946, bulk 1943-1946

1.00 boxes
This collection contains the World War II 7th Infantry Division personal letters of U.S. Army Chaplain Assistant and Mess Sergeant Job C. Martin to his family in Pennsylvania. The collection also contains photographs and documents. Beginning with letters written while at the St. Fidelis Seminary in 1940 through his discharge in 1946, Martin discusses induction, basic training, anti-air training, reclassification, Pacific theater training in Ft. Ord, California, service in Oahu, the Philippines, Okinawa, and Seoul, Korea.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.01.0397

Johnson Wood papers, 1943-1999, bulk 1943-1947

1.00 folders
This collection relates to Staff Sergeant Johnson Wood's experiences during World War II as a machine gunner in the 100th Infantry Division, 398th Regiment, Company K. His papers include a lengthy and detailed oral history transcript, poems, and a short manuscript. These materials focus on his actions and thoughts during the war, as well as World War II in public memory and his personal relationships with friends and family.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.17.0005

Leigh Jamison Gifford papers, 1945-2009, bulk 1945-1946

7 folders
This collection follows a woman who worked in the Red Cross administration at the 312th Station Hospital in England, and the 239th Station Hospital in France. It includes letters from the nurse to her mother and father, a local newspaper from the 312th Station Hospital, 2 portraits, 3 photographs of the English countryside and Stonehenge (taken by Eli Garfield Gifford), dog tags, and a modern US Military ID card. The letters are dated from December 1945 to May 1946.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.04.0094

Melvin Rackleff collection, 1912-2005, bulk 1944-1946

5.00 boxes
This collection is composed of the personal possessions of Capt. Melvin M. Rackleff, as they relate to the Second World War and subsequent postwar occupation of Germany as a U.S. Army doctor. Included in this collection are letters written to his wife, Hazel Rackleff, during and immediately following the war. Other ephemera from Rackleff's time overseas is included. Additionally, several books, many from his time during the occupation of Germany, are included. Four maps from the immediate post-war period show the division of Germany and town layouts. One box contains several photograph albums that originally belonged to a German family.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: HP-2008-028

Peggy Barker Teague Collection, 1939-1943

539.00 items
The collection features items relating to clubs and organizations that Peggy Barker Teague was involved with during her years at Florida State College for Women, especially the Spirogira honor society, Tarpon Club, and the College Government Association. This includes newspaper clippings, ephemeral documents, and two scrapbooks containing similar documents and items. The largest item is a pillow with the Spirogira skull and cross bones.