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Kenneth F. Cameron papers

 Collection — Container: Single Folder Collections - 2008 Box 1 (08.0001-08.0074), Folder: 08.0042 - Folder 1
Identifier: 08.0042

Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Kenneth F. Cameron of Portland, Maine who provided a telephone interview on February 8, 2001, concerning his experiences in the U.S. Navy during World War II. The collection contains an oral history interview transcript.

The transcript consists of an 8-page oral history interview. In the interview he discusses working in a shipyard, joining the Seabees, and the places he served in the Pacific. He talks about building for the war relief program, and Bundles for Britain. Some other topics Cameron discusses are working on LSTs while under fire from the Japanese, the climate in the South Pacific, catching malaria, weight loss, and returning home to a war bride.


  • 1941-1946
  • Other: Majority of material found within 1943-1946
  • Other: Date acquired: 02/14/2008
  • Other: Date accessioned: 2020-06-09


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

Kenneth F. Cameron was born on September 1, 1922, in Portland, Maine. He worked for a shipyard at the start of World War II, then joined the Seabees in 1943. He served on a ship in the Pacific Theater for the duration. He served on the USS Tutuila, ARG-4. The ship visited Eniwetok, Leyte in the Philippines, Seoul, Korea, China, the Solomon Islands, and Ulithi. Cameron passed away on May 1, 2005.


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Custodial History

This collection was donated by Kenneth F. Cameron. The collection was acquired by the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience on February 14, 2008.

Custodial History

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


Kenneth F. Cameron papers
Allyson Gates
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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