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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.
Florida Atlantic University Libraries: PMC00031

Zager Music Collection

1 Linear Feet
In 2006, Dr. Michael Zager donated his music collection consisting of original manuscript, printed sheet music, albums, and studio recordings. Dr. Zager is Florida Atlantic University's Dorothy F. Schmidt College Eminent Scholar in the Performing Arts and Director of the FAU Commercial Music Program. Professor Zager is the recipient of three Fulbright Specialist grants from the United States Department of State and five Visiting Professor grants, He is the recipient of 15 gold or platinum records and has served on the Board of Governors for the Florida Chapter of the Recording Academy (Grammy Awards).
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.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.19.0020

Zelma Dearing papers, 1933-1944

1 folders
This collection relates to Johnson T. Wakins and Jasper Tucker. Watkins was the father of Zelma Dearing and served in Civilian Conservation Corps before World War II. Jason Tucker was the Step-father of Zelma Dearing who served as civilain fire fighter at Camp Gordon Johnston , FL during World War II. This collection includes a Discharge from Civilian Conservation Corps and Invitation letter to the Regular Army for Johnson T. Watkins (Father) including the envelope, War Department, Report of Field Action and a War Savings bond, Class A pay reservation application for Jasper Tucker.
Florida Gulf Coast University Special Collections: 02/01/26

Zine Collection, 1973-2018

9 Linear Feet
The Zine Collection includes Riot Grrrl zines, which is an artist's collective formerly based in Olympia WA with roots in the punk/grunge music scene and covers topics such as feminism, the reclaimation of derogatory language, racism, physical assult and rape, LGBT issues and anarchism; zines that were created by Southwest Florida artists and collectives which features both homemade zines and professionally printed materials covering topics ranging from feminism to witchcraft to home block printing; and the last part of the collection is comprised of zines focused on the topics of rape culture and feminism, but are not a part of any collective or created in Southwest Florida, and they are examples of many types of home-publications as well as comics, orginial art, and personal ethnogrophies.