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Michael Amdahl collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02.12.0022

Content Description

This collection includes miscellaneous materials collected from numerous sources by Michael Amdahl, a Refuse Transfer Center worker who collected and donated found materials over the course of many years. Included in this collection are a variety of graphic materials, letters, documents, magazines, and a book on the 13th Air Force. Also included are photographs depicting war-torn cities, soldier life, sea and air vessels, and scenery from around Europe.


  • Majority of material found within 1942-1948


Language of Materials

English .

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing 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.

Biographical / Historical

Michael Amdahl works at a Refuse Transfer Center and collects World War II material that has been thrown away by others. This collection contains a series of donations that Mr. Amdahl has made to the Institute. While a large portion of the donated materials were originally owned by Lieutenant Commander George John Tauxe, Amdahl's collection derives from several different people. The assorted nature of this collection and its sources give many insights into the personal experiences of the war throughout the world, the degree of damage to which cities and nature faced, and even the scopes to which American soldiers trained for combat and logistics.


2 boxes (Two 1/2 Boxes)

Michael Amdahl collection 02.12.0022
Aidan A. MacKinlay
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Repository Details

Part of the Institute on WWII and the Human Experience Repository

Tallahassee FL 32306 US