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Henry Louis and Mart Hill collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 00.0732

Scope and Contents

Henry Louis Hill served as a captain with the U.S. Army's 97th Infantry, Field Artillery, S-3 Battalion during World War II. This collection contains a veteran's questionnaire from Louis Hill; a one-page faded cartoon of native women on Guadalcanal; and a brief (less than one page) recount of how Hill came upon a Japanese lantern, which is also part of the collection. The collection also contains a black and white photograph of the president of Florida State College for Women (FSCW), Dr. Edward Conradi, buying supposedly the first defense bond issued in Tallahassee, FL, from Miss Mart Pierson (later married to Henry Louis Hill). According to the inscription on the photograph, the date was 14 December 1941, the first day defense bonds were sold in the US. Miss Pierson was the president of the College Government and chairman of the College Student Defense Committee. Also, there is a book of war stories from World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, but Hill is not represented.


  • Created: 1943-2000
  • Other: Date acquired: 09/14/2000


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 Louis Hill was born on December 15, 1914 in Tallahassee, Florida. He received his initial training at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. During the war, he served as a Captain with the U.S Army’s 97th Infantry, Field Artillery, S-3 Battalion, fighting at Guadalcanal in 1943 and later serving in Europe in 1944.


1 folders (1 folder)

1 boxes (Oversize Box 2)

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By creator

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

Mrs. Mart Hill

Method of Acquisition


Henry Louis and Mart Hill collection
Lorenzo Bright
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

116 Honors Way
PO Box 3062047
Tallahassee FL 32306-2047 US