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Institute on WWII and the Human Experience
Collection ID: 02.05.0105

Kenneth A. Skoog papers, 1942-1945, bulk 1943

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Location of this collection:
116 Honors Way
Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
Restrictions:
This collection is open to all researchers.
Terms of Access:
Permission to publish, exhibit, or broadcast works from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience must be requested and granted in writing by the director of the Institute. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Institute on World War II as the owner of the physical items and the copyright holder. Possession of a copy of an item does not constitute permission to publish, exhibit, or broadcast it. The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience reserves the right to refuse permission to individuals and publishers who have not complied with its policies. Permission fees must be paid before images are provided. Please contact the director of the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience for current publication and duplication rates.
Preferred citation:
Skoog, Kenneth A., papers. Institute on World War II and the Human Experience, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. http://purl.fcla.edu/fsu/WWII_05_0105.

Collection description

Summary

Extent:
1 boxes
Language:
English .
Preferred citation:
Skoog, Kenneth A., papers. Institute on World War II and the Human Experience, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. http://purl.fcla.edu/fsu/WWII_05_0105.

Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open to all researchers.

Terms Of Use:

Permission to publish, exhibit, or broadcast works from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience must be requested and granted in writing by the director of the Institute. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Institute on World War II as the owner of the physical items and the copyright holder. Possession of a copy of an item does not constitute permission to publish, exhibit, or broadcast it. The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience reserves the right to refuse permission to individuals and publishers who have not complied with its policies. Permission fees must be paid before images are provided. Please contact the director of the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience for current publication and duplication rates.

Background

Scope and Content:

This collection contains the personal papers of Kenneth A. Skoog.  Skoog served in the European Theater (ETO) in the 121st and the 118th US Army Signal Radio Intelligence Corps. His collection includes nine World War I photos and 82 World War II photos. The World War II photographs related to the 118th and 121st Signal Radio Intelligence Companies. Also included are personal photographs of Skoog, Charles A. Bowen, Jr., and Army comrades. There are photographs taken in Germany, Belgium, Holland, France, and Austria. The collection also includes letters from Charles A. Bowen, Jr., who was a U.S. Marine Corps photographer, to Kenneth A. Skoog. The letters include descriptions of fine art, drawings, poetry, and a sketched map. Ephemera such as unused postcards are also in the collection. There are also three short manuscripts written by Kenneth A. Skoog about his life before and during the war.

Biographical / Historical:

Born in 1923, Kenneth A. Skoog joined the US Army Signal Corps in 1943 and received radio and electronics training. He was assigned to the 121st Signal Radio Intelligence Company where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge and later served in the 118th Signal Radio Intelligence Company at Zipf, Austria as an Interceptor Operator. Skoog was discharged as a T-5 Technical Sergeant at the end of the war in 1945. Kenneth A. Skoog was married to his wife Doris (Eckman), and the couple had two sons, Jim and Alan, and a daughter, Cheryl Jensen, as well as three three grandsons and eight great-grandchildren. Skoog was a a Mason, a Shriner, and a charter member of Christ the King Lutheran Church. He was also a licensed Ham Radio operator and retired from Control Data as a Quality Control Engineer. Skoog passed away on May 11, 2019.

Custodial history:

This collection was donated by Kenneth A. Skoog. The collection was acquired by the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience on July 25, 2005.

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