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Margery Ann Tully collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 13.0073

Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials related to Margery Ann Tully and her husband Horace L. Tully who served with the 31st Special Naval Construction Battalion during World War II on Saipan and Japan.  The collection contains newspapers; military newsletters/bulletins, including the "Sea Bee" and others; postcards, including a set from Seabee Training Camp at Camp Peary, VA; personal photographs at Saipan and various Japanese cities; photographs of the USS Saratoga (CV-3) and USS Lexington (CV-2) at the Panama Canal and crews; a large-scale group photograph and program from the USS Lexington Farewell Ball; Japanese currency and postage stamps; and ephemera.  Also included is a large scrapbook of pasted newspaper articles, newspaper photographs, and ephemera that document the expansion of the U.S. Navy battleships and aircraft carriers during the 1920's and early 1930's.


  • Created: 1933-2001
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1933-1961
  • Other: Date acquired: 11/07/2013


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish, exhibit, or broadcast works from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience must be requested and granted in writing by the director of the Institute. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Institute on World War II as the owner of the physical items and the copyright holder. Possession of a copy of an item does not constitute permission to publish, exhibit, or broadcast it. The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience reserves the right to refuse permission to individuals and publishers who have not complied with its policies. Permission fees must be paid before images are provided. Please contact the director of the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience for current publication and duplication rates.

Biographical or Historical Information

Margery Ann Tully was born on July 21, 1910 and was married to Horace Tully of Sopchoppy, Florida for 57 years after meeting in California during World War II. Horace served in the U.S. Navy Upon retirement to Tallahassee, Florida  she served in a number of local community and philanthropic roles. Margery passed away on April 5, 2013 at 102 years of age. Her papers and collections were donated to the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience by Mr. Robert Maxwell shortly after her death.  Margery Ann Tully participated in the Reichert Oral History Program in which a transcript may be found in collection 06.0186.

Note written by Craig W. Beebe


3.00 Linear Feet (3 flat boxes)

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Source of Acquisition

Robert Maxwell

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Related Materials

Follow link to "Find A Grave" for Margery Ann Tully:        [url=][/url]

Related Publications

Reichert Oral History Program interview transcript of Margery Ann Tully may be found in collection 06.0186.

Margery Ann Tully collection
Craig W. Beebe
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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