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Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.09.0005

Wrightson Ely Clinton, Sr. collection, 1943-1946, bulk 1944-1945

1.00 boxes
This collection pertains to Corporal Wrightson Ely Clinton Sr., who served in the 116th Field Artillery Battalion of the United States Army National Guard's 31st Infantry Division. He served in the Netherland East Indies and the Philippines from 1944 to 1945 as a clerk of the Battery.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 0-309

Wyatt Blassingame papers, 1951-1969

4 boxes
This collection contains materials related to the publications and works of Wyatt Blassingame. Included are: For better or worse, 1951; manuscript entitled, In another country; The golden geyser, 1961, with a section written for Reader's Digest; The golden geyser, edited typescript; Halo of spears, 1962; Live from the devil, 1959, editor's copy with layout and notes; Medical corps heroes of World War II, 1969, galley sheets; Medical corps heroes of World War II, manuscript, first draft, notebook. There are also letters in the collection about Medical Corps heroes of World War II. They are sent to Random House, to and from the editor. Some letters are from the 92nd and 93rd Division of Emory Doctors. Some are copies of service publications, such as a photocopy of The Medical Department: medical service in the Mediterranean and minor theaters, by Charles M. Wiltze.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.10.0007

Wyman Daniel Martin collection, 1936-1946

1 boxes
The Wyman Daniel Martin collection contains personal artifacts and ephemera from Martin's time as a middle school student before the outbreak of war and as a dorsal gunner on a B-17 bomber before being killed in action above Holland. These objects include photographs of Martin and the crew of his bomber the "Sky Queen", his various medals which include an engraved Purple Heart, a narrative written by a surviving crewman regarding his final mission, and official documents regarding his internment in Arlington National Cemetary.
Florida Atlantic University Libraries: SPC00007

Yiskor Bikher (Memorial Books), 1950-1970

100.00 Linear Feet
Yiskor bikher, or Memorial Books, were written after the Holocaust by survivors. The purpose of these books was to document the shtetls (Jewish villages of Central and Eastern Europe) that were destroyed and record the names of those Jews killed by Nazis or Nazi sympathizers. Yiskor books are a source of valuable information about life in Jewish towns before the Holocaust and for genealogical research. These books may contain biographies, photographs, maps and other items of historical interest. Most of these books are in Hebrew or Yiddish; please be aware that transliteration or translation services are not available. Photocopies or electronic scans may be requested, but may not be ready the same day. When requesting information by email, please give variable spellings.
UWF University Archives and West Florida History Center: M1966-04.##of3

Yonge Family Papers, 1781-1934

15.00 boxes
Correspondence, legal papers and business records, 1781‑1934.  With files of the Pensacola Land Company, established in 1835, legal drafts and notes of Chandler Cox Yonge (1818‑1889), and correspondence of his son, Philip Keyes Yonge (1850‑1934), prominent lawyer, educator and businessman.  The emphasis of the collection is on land speculation in Territorial Florida, and contains numerous maps and legal papers pertaining to land titles in East and West Florida.
UWF University Archives and West Florida History Center: M1987-19

Young Men's Christian Association (Pensacola, Fla.) Records, 1881-

1135.00 items
Records of the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) of Pensacola, Florida, 1881-present. Includes annual reports, minutes, newspaper clippings, press releases, and photographs and other materials concerning the history of the YMCA, its buildings, programs, and activities in Pensacola. Key individuals include Oscar Brock, Maurice Davis, and Robert Hart. Includes materials on the United Service Organization (USO).
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.11.0025

Yves Knafou collection, 2011

1 folders
This collection consists of an oral history interview transcript of Yves Knafou, who served in French Algeria and France during World War II. In this extensive interview, Knafou recounts his experiences of the Second World War, but as is made clear by his answers, his memory is fragile and so must be taken with caution. At several points in the interview he contradicts himself and forgets what he had previously said.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.07.0077

Zeddie P. Barron, Jr. papers, 1939-1945, bulk 1943-1945

2 boxes
This collection pertains to Technician Fifth Grade Zeddie P. Barron, Jr., who was stationed in Virginia, Kentucky, Ireland, Britain, France, Holland, Belgium, and Germany between 1943 and 1945. As a clerk in the 552nd Railhead Company, Barron was attached to the First Engineer Special Brigade. The collection contains personal letters sent from Barron to his wife throughout his period of service, military documents including a ration book, Barron's military record and entrance physical, as well as newspaper clippings, envelopes, and an unpublished poem by Eugene S. Masters reacting to the use of the atomic bomb.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.07.0119

Zelma D. Abarbanel collection, 1943-1945

1 folders
This collection refers to Zelma D. Abarbanel, who served as a Technician Fourth Grade with the WAC Second Detachment during World War II. Abarbanel worked as a stenographer and assistant for the Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia, in the Office of Weapons. The collection includes a transcript of an oral history interview, one letter, the military records of both Abarbanel and her husband, Milton Goldman Abarbanel, and several photographs depicting Abarbanel's life as a WAC.