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Vivian Hess collection

 Collection — Container: Single Folder Collections – 2019 Box, Folder: 19.0012 - Folder 1
Identifier: 19.0012

Content Description

This collection relates to Vivian Hess who as a youth lived at Camp Gordon Johnston, Carabelle, FL during World War II. Her father served as the postmaster for the base, and she recollects many important details about growing up on a military base. This collection includes an oral history interview transcript and audio taped interview of Vivian Hess.


  • 1939-1948
  • Other: Date accessioned: 2019-07-10


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Conditions Governing Access Note

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use Note

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical / Historical

Vivian Hess was born in 1933 in Tallahassee, FL. When she was eight years old, she moved with her family (mother and father) to Carrabelle, FL. Her father became the Postmaster at Camp Gordon Johnston. She remembered being excited about living on the beach, but she did not spend as much time there as she would have liked. She spent her time doing homework and interacting with soldiers and German POWs.


1 folders

Custodial History

Transferred from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience to FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives in July 2022.

Vivian Hess collection
Andrew Darlington, Sara Underwood
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

116 Honors Way
PO Box 3062047
Tallahassee FL 32306-2047 US