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Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.06.0073

Betty L. Brown transcript, 1941-1945

1 folders
This collection includes an oral history interview transcript of a homefront worker during WWII. She served in a camouflage factory. She describes her experiences surviving the Great Depression, learning of Pearl Harbor, and hearing stories about relatives' military service. This collection also contains a personal photograph.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.11.0018

Clark and Kenneth Adams collection, 1943-1945

3.00 boxes
This World War II collection relates to two brothers who served in the U.S. Army and consists of letters, documents, photographs, memorabilia, army uniform items, equipment, personal items, and medals. The letters from one brother, primarily sent to his parents, detail his service from Mifflinburg, PA through his training in the United States at Camp Polk, LA, and Fort Sam Houston, TX. They also cover his overseas transfer to England, as well as France, Belgium, and Germany. The letters from the other brother detail service from Mifflinburg, PA to the North African Campaign, and then to the European Campaign.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.06.0098

Diana Naylor Morgan papers, 1937-1945

1 boxes
This collection relates to Diana Naylor Morgan who served as a junior USO hostess in New Jersey during World War II. The collection includes an oral interview with Morgan, news articles, photographs, and letters sent to her from American and British soldiers deployed overseas during World War II. In the letters, servicemen describe their day to day activities while deployed overseas, their locations, views on the Japanese, and opinions about the Atomic Bomb. A letter dated June 2, 1944, written by an American sailor Ernest Feasy was not censored; Feasy describes how he is waiting for D-Day to arrive.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.06.0112

Francis Edwards transcript, March 11, 2005

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This collection relates to Francis Edwards who served in the 20th U.S. Army Air Force, 58th Group, 25th Squadron in the Pacific theater. This collection contains an oral history transcript detailing his service during the war and his return to the U.S.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 00.HP-2012-017

Franklin: My Most Famous Friend, 2012

1.00 items
Franklin: My Most Famous Friend, is Lynn Rice's memoir regarding her childhood struggle with polio and her visits to White Springs, Georgia where she met then President Franklin Roosevelt.  It also chronicles her years as a student at Florida State University.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.08.0148

Hope C. Waggoner Papers, 1943-1946

1.00 boxes
This collection relates to Hope C. Waggoner who served with the 18th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron in the European Theater during World War II. These papers contain information on the day to day life of an army soldier. It contains his army papers, newspaper clippings, propaganda pieces, and personal correspondences.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.00.0651

Lawrence E. Vaughan collection, 1942-1946

1 boxes
This collection relates to Lawrence E. Vaughan who served with the 2811 Engineers Pipeline District Company of the Army Corps of Engineers during World War II in the Pacific Theater. This collection includes letters,journal entries, and a manuscript memoir, and documents.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.98.0762

Paul Lionel Edwards Helliwell papers, 1942-1944

1 boxes
This collection relates to Paul Lionel Edwards Helliwell who served as a captain in the U.S. Army assigned to Military Intelligence, G-2 1616, Office of Strategic Services (OSS), in the Middle Eastern and Far Eastern Theaters (Egypt, Iran, and China) during World War II. The collection contains Helliwell's original diary and a transcribed copy. He records his participation in security at the Tehran conference with impressions of Winston Churchill, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.17.0030

Robert L. and Virginia Butler papers, 1937-1945, bulk 1944-1945

1 boxes
This collection relates to Corporal Robert L. Butler, who served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in the U.S., and his wife Virginia Butler. This collection contains letters sent between Robert and Virginia while he was training at six different locations from 1944 to 1945. Also included in the collection are letters to Robert from his mother Vedale Butler (née Irwin) and letters to Robert from his brother Charles. The letters are personal but some discuss Robert's daily routine while in training. Virginia's letters mostly discuss her day-to-day routine at home in Michigan and the lives of their friends and family.