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War & Society

A guide to sources for the study of military history and the historical implications of war.

Florida State University is home to the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience, which strives to preserve the photographs, letters, and artifacts of service members and their families. For research on this pivotal even in world history, consider this rich collection, housed in the Claude Pepper Library, part of the FSU Libraries Special Collections and University Archives.

Primary Source Materials

The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience and the FSU Libraries Special Collections combined hold over 500 collections of soldiers' accounts and personal stories from the homefront.

Search the library catalog or the database of archives and manuscripts for "World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives" to discover these materials.


There are many newspapers that would include coverage of military and domestic issues during times of war. To find newspapers in all formats held by FSU Libraries, search the library catalog by combining a city name with the keyword "newspapers."

  • Berlin (Germany) -- Newspapers

Visit the complete guide to Newspapers available from FSU Libraries to access major US, British, and other important newspapers available digitally and on microfilm.

United States


Great Britain


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