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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.
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: 02.17.0030

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.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 0-110

Senator Duncan U. Fletcher Papers, 1860-1936

2.00 boxes
Correspondence, books, photographs, newspaper clippings. The collection is largely comprised of correspondence sent to Duncan Fletcher from various United States presidents, senators, heads of departments of state and other related officials as well as information about his family and estate. There are also other materials such as books from his senate office, a group photograph of the Jacksonville Kiwanis Club, and photocopies of newspaper clippings about Fletcher. Some of the principal correspondents include James P. Burns, Tom Fletcher, W. J. Fletcher, Mrs. J. Z. Gladney, B. F. Johnson, Zollie Maynard, Judge L. W. Rigsby, Frank A. Shelton, Calvin Coolidge, Warren G. Harding, Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, William H. Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Hiram Bingham, James Couzens, Pat Harrison, J. Edgar Hoover, John J. Pershing, Albert W. Gilchrist, Cary A. Hardee, Park Trammell, and Booker T. Washington.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.99.0462

Sheldon Nead collection, 1944-1945, bulk 1944-1945

1.00 folders
The Sheldon Nead collection focuses on Nead's service in the Persian Gulf Command from 1944-1945. He was assigned to help transfer supplies from the United States to Russia through Iran. His collection consists of photographs, a book on the Persian Gulf Command, a Russian commemorative medal, a letter accompanying the medal, and a contemporary map of the Middle East.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 03.MSS 76-5

Spessard Lindsey Holland Papers, 1892-1971

47 boxes
The Spessard Lindsey Holland collection consists primarily of the personal correspondence, photographs, campaign materials, individual files, Floridiana, and memorabilia such as various awards and certificates, plaques, and miscellaneous novelty items. The collection has materials dated from the 1890s to the early 1970s with the majority of the collection dated after the 1930s. Biographical materials on the former Governor and U.S. Senator can be found in this collection as well as various papers and correspondence during his terms in both of these offices. Also included are speeches, tax records, recordings and photographs, presentations, memberships, Holland Family papers and correspondence, as well as over 170 books that belonged to the Hollands.