Special Collections at Flagler College


Special Collections at Flagler College


Katherine Owens
Special Collections Librarian


Mission Statement:
The Special Collections at Flagler College is committed to giving proper care to old, rare, valuable, or institutionally identified subject-specific books, and to educating the Flagler College community on the critical importance of studying, caring for, preserving, and the research value of these distinguished materials.


Books on World War II are in the following languages: English, German, Swedish.


In early 2020, a huge donation of books about World War II was made to Flagler College. Due to the size of the donation, it will take time to merge this donation into Special Collections. Most of the collection is about the war in Europe, but all fronts and aspects of the war are covered.
Other items in the collection related to WWII have been donated or removed from the circulating collection and cover all aspects of the war, though primarily about the European or Pacific Theatres.
Although the bulk of the books on this subject are in English, not all books were written from the U.S or British perspective; a goodly number of books have been translated from their original langagues. All non-book items are U.S.-centric.
Primary sources originate from the following countries (in no particular order): United States, Great Britain, France, Germany, Russia, Switzerland, Yugoslavia, Japan, Sweden, Hungary, and Poland.

Access Rights

For information or access to any of the items displayed here or not displayed here, please contact the Special Collections Librarian.
The Proctor Library is not open or accessible to the public and permission to come in and use our resources must be acquired from the Director of Library Services. All guest access is determined on a case-by-case basis after submittal of a research request and explanation of the need and purpose.

Is Part Of

Proctor Library
Flagler College
74 King Street
St. Augustine, FL 32085

Collection Items

From Here to Eternity
Considered a classic, this book is about two romances set against the backdrop of the before, during, and after of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Yank: The Army Weekly
Weekly magazine produced with the soldier in mind full of contemporary articles of Army life at home and abroad between 1942 and 1945. There are also cartoons and a "Mail Call" section where soldiers have written into the magazine with comments.…

A.P.A. News
Ship's bulletin providing short snippets of news about the outside world to sailors onboard the U.S.S. La Porte in the Pacific Theatre.

Voluntary Hostages of the S.S.
This book documents the efforts of the Swiss International Red Cross to assist POWs in German internment camps. Photographs and maps are included.

Los Angeles Examiner
Newspaper for September 3, 1945 from Los Angeles paying especial attention to the events of September 2, 1945 and the formal surrender of Japan to Allied Forces. Other news pieces or advertisements are included as well.

Ostram's Self Pronouncing Global Vocabulary: Contains Words and Phrases and How to Pronounce Them Correctly In: Japanese, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Arabic
This is a pocket-book to help soldiers/sailors quickly reference common words in the languages of countries they were likely to be deployed to, to assist with communication with local peoples.

The Queen's Book of the Red Cross: With a Message from Her Majesty the Queen and Contributions by
Created as a fundraiser for the Red Cross, this work includes thirty-six short stories or poems with contributions from such well-known names as Georgette Heyer, T.S. Elliot, A.A. Milne, and Daphne du Maurier, as well as a variety of lesser…

Operation Overlord: The History of D-Day and the Overlord Embroidery
This is a book about the history of, the creation of, and the displaying of (at that time) the oversized panels that reproduced photographs onto fabric and in thread that document the D-Day invasion. Not all the illustrations are in color.

The Earth Rests Lightly
This book by Aline Griffith, who went on to write several additional sensational books, that are considered to stretch the truth of her contributions to the U.S. intelligence community during World War II in Spain touches on her time as a spy. The…

Mölders und Sein Männer
Biography of Col. Werner Molders who was a German Ace and the first flyer of any nation with 100 confirmed aerial kills. He was awarded the Knights Cross' Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords, and Diamonds. He was one of the first two men awarded this…
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