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Roy M. Holt papers

 Collection — Container: Single Folder Collections - 2003 Box 4 (03.0078-03.0124), Folder: 03.0095 - Folder 1
Identifier: 03.0095

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of an oral history interview transcript of Roy Mack Holt, who was enlisted in the U.S. Navy and worked as a Navy aircraft pilot during World War II, serving on anti-submarine patrols on the Atlantic coast and the Caribbean Sea (Cuba, Brazil, and Morocco). The interview covers his life before and after service. The interview also describes his years after the war studying at Florida State University. This collection also includes a small fragment of his obituary.


  • created: 1921-1947
  • Other: Majority of material found within 1941-1946
  • Other: Date acquired: 03/20/2001


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 or Historical Information

Roy Mack Holt was born in Pensacola, FL on December 31, 1921. He graduated from Marion Institute in May 1941 and joined the Naval Academy the following month with the desire of becoming a Navy Aircraft Pilot; however, his poor vision forced him to take the eye examination several times. After finally passing the exam, Holt finished his training in 1943 and was assigned to the 125th Patrol Bombing Squadron in San Julian (Cuba) responsible for performing anti-submarine patrol missions over Mexico and Central America. After one year there, the squadron was sent, for a short time, to Brazil and Morocco. During that period, Holt decided that he would go to college after the war, so he later enrolled in the Tallahassee Branch of the University of Florida and studied Economics, as it was the most similar major to Business at the time. A devout Baptist, Holt passed away on March 1, 2004 in Birmingham, Alabama.


1 folders

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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.

Source of Acquisition

David Gregory

Method of Acquisition

Donated to The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience.

Related Materials

Obituary for Roy Holt:

Processing Information

Revised 08/14/2017 by Alberto Miguel Pérez-Rueda, Revised 06/11/2020 by Beatrice Dain

Roy M. Holt papers
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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