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Title: Ernest "Boots" Thomas Letters
Description: This collection relates to Ernest "Boots" Thomas, a Platoon Sergeant for Company E of the Second Battalion, 28th Marines of the Fifth Marines Division. He led the small group of men that raised the first flag on Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima, during Operation Iwo Jima. The collection includes the let...
Title: Feldwebel Schaefer WWII 1940 Battle of France photograph album, 1941-1940
Scope and content: Photos, newspaper clippings, and poetry (all in German) from Schaefer's journal about the 25th Infantry Division during the 1940 Battle of France.
Date Issued: 1940
Identifier: FSU_WW2_16_0005 (IID), fsu:307119 (fedora)
Title: Frederick C. Jackson Collection
Description: This collection primarily consists of letters sent from Private Frederick C. Jackson, 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, to his parents, as well as a 1944 diary with entries from Jackson during the Battle of Anzio. The collection also contains a 1947 printed history of the 180th Inf...
Abstract/Description: This collection primarily consists of letters sent from Private Frederick C. Jackson, 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, to his parents, as well as a 1944 diary with entries from Jackson during the Battle of Anzio. The collection also contains a 1947 printed history of the 180th Infant...
Title: Gertrude Margaritte Ivory Bertram Papers
Description: This collection relates to Gertrude Margaritte Ivory Bertram, an African American nurse who served the U.S. Army and consists of letters, photographs, personal items, books, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, and interviews. The materials mainly document the Bertram's time at Fort Bragg, NC, but t...
Abstract/Description: This World War II collection relates to an African American nurse who served the U.S. Army and consists of letters, photographs, personal items, books, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, and interviews. The materials mainly document the nurse's time at Fort Bragg, NC, but there is some information co...
Title: Hasterlik-Hine Collection
Description: The materials in the Hasterlik-Hine Collection document the life of an upper-middle-class Viennese family in Nazi-occupied Austria that was deemed Jewish under the Nuremberg laws. The digitized collection consists of roughly 530 handwritten and typed letters, post cards and greeting cards between...
Title: Holocaust Collection
Description: The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience holds many collections with materials pertaining to the Holocaust, the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators (...
Title: Oliver L. Austin Collection
Description: Dr. Oliver L. Austin, Jr. was born in 1903 in Tuckahoe, New York, and in 1931, received Harvard University's first Ph.D. Degree in Ornithology. As a seasoned sailor whose family owned a large summer home on Cape Cod, Austin felt that he could be of service to the US Navy, and volunteered for sea...
Title: Roy Gerald King Papers
Description: This collection of photographs and ship log documents relates to a U.S. Navy sailor who served in the Pacific Campaign on the U.S.S. Alchiba (AKA-6). The photographs depict Torpedo Squadron 3, Cavite Navy Yard, Philippines before, during, and after the December 10th, 1941 Japanese attack on Cavit...
Abstract/Description: This collection of photographs and ship log documents relates to a U.S. Navy sailor who served in the Pacific Campaign on the U.S.S. Alchiba (AKA-6).
Title: Thaddeus M. Moseley Collection
Description: This collection primarily consist of the journal of WWII European Campaign U.S. Army Dr. Thaddeus M. Moseley who served with the 4th Auxiliary Surgical Group The journal details each surgical case attended to by Dr. Moseley at the time. Each case includes details about the type of injury, method...
Abstract/Description: These papers primarily consist of the 92 page handwritten WWII European Campaign U.S. Army surgeon's journal of Dr. Thaddeus M. Moseley who served with the 4th Auxiliary Surgical Group The journal details each surgical case attended to, including patient name, date of injury, and rank. Each case in...