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Henry H. Marsh collection

 Collection — Container: Single Folder Collections -1998 Box 14 (98.0320-98.0349), Folder: 98.0342-Folder 1
Identifier: 98.0342

Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Henry H. Marsh who enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1940 and served with the 1st Marine Division, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, in the Pacific on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Oro Bay, New Guinea, Cape Gloucester, New Britain, and the Russell Island Group. The collection contains military records, a letter, ephemera, artifacts and a book.


  • Created: 1940-1956
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1940-1946
  • Other: Date acquired: 06/19/1998


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

Henry H. Marsh was born December 1, 1917, in Paterson, New Jersey.  He enlisted in U.S. Marine Corps in 1940.  His basic training was at Quantico, Virginia and then Parris Island, South Carolina.  He was also sent to Guantanamo Bay for further training.  In 1942, he was sent to the Pacific Theater. He was with the 1st Battalion, 11th Marines.  Henry Marsh served on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands; Melbourne, Victoria, Australis; Oro Bay, New Guinea; Cape Gloucester, New Britain; and Russell Island Group, British Solomon Islands.  He received the National Defense Service Medal. After the war, he stayed in the Marine Corps Reserves until about 1955. He died May 31, 2003, in Davenport, Florida.


1.00 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

Henry H. Marsh

Method of Acquisition


Henry H. Marsh collection
Anne Marsh
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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