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Marvin McArthur collection

 File — Container: Single Folder Collections - 2008 Box 1 (08.0001-08.0074), Folder: 08.0065- Folder 1
Identifier: 08.0065

Content Description

This collection pertains to Marvin McArthur and his service in the Army during World War II in the Pacific Theatre of Operation. The collection contains a copy of a letter written by Marvin to his parents while he was stationed at Mindoro in the Philippines. He speaks of his duties on the island including policing items and digging up soldier's bodies to bring back to the states.


  • November 21, 1945
  • Other: Date accessioned: 2008-07-22


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Marvin McArthur was born on April 24, 1924 in Bay Saint Luis, Mississippi. He served at the Pacific Theatre in the Philippines in World War II. He was part of the 96th Infantry Division. McArthur married Hilda Bosarge in 1946 and they had two daughters. McArthur passed away on January 21, 1990 and is buried in Bayou Caddy Cemetery in Hancock County, Mississippi.


1 folders (1 folder)

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Custodial History

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was gifted by Kay Rice.

Marvin McArthur collection
Sara Canon
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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