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USS North Carolina Battleship Collection, 1939-1975

Manuscript Collection #292

Descriptive Summary Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Title: USS North Carolina Battleship Collection
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Collection (1939-1975) consisting of photocopies of photographs, poetry, letters, personal accounts of battles, menus, diaries, clippings, pamphlets, scrapbook, memoranda, etc., concerning the U.S.S. NORTH CAROLINA Battleship and its crew.
Extent: 1.66 Cubic feet.

Administrative Information Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Accessions Information

May 20, 1980 (unprocessed addition 1), 400 items; Commission material (1961-1975), including correspondence, clippings, programs, and miscellaneous pertaining to memorial day ceremonies, the "sound and lights" program, and other aspects of the memorials operation. Donor: U.S.S. NORTH CAROLINA Battleship Memorial. Originals were returned December 9, 1998, and photocopies were retained in their place.

August 25, 1980 (unprocessed addition 2), 5 vols.; Specifications and contract documents (1961-1971) for battleship memorial, Donor: Captain Frank S. Conlon, USN (ret)

May 19, 1981 (unprocessed addition 3), 1 vol.; Charles Curtis Awkerman journal (1941-1945). Donor: Lt. Col. Amo F. Judd

January 10, 1983 (unprocessed addition 4), 33 items; Howard E. Mattson papers, including programs, menus, ship newspapers, charts, and miscellaneous items. Donor: Howard W. Mattson

June 7, 1983 (unprocessed addition 5), 200 items; Chaplains' correspondence (1941-1945). donor: Captain Frank S. Conlon, USN (ret)

June 24, 1983 (unprocessed addition 6), 174 items; Executive officer's memos (1943-1944), intelligence file (1941, 1943), historical matter file (1945-1956), and miscellaneous materials. Donor: Captain Frank S. Conlon, USN (ret)

July 11, 1983 (unprocessed addition 7), 177 items; Administrative naval message file (1947). Donor: Captain Frank S. Conlon, USN (ret)

August 29, 1983 (unprocessed addition 8), 121 items; Navigator's files and records, consisting of manuals, reports, memorandums, charts, orders, forms, and miscellaneous. Donor: Captain Frank S. Conlon, USN (ret)

October 4, 1983 (unprocessed addition 9), 1 reels; Movie film of USS North Carolina. Donor: Captain Frank S. Conlon, USN (ret)

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

USS North Carolina Battleship Collection (#292), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of U.S.S. NORTH CAROLINA Battleship Memorial
  • Gift of Captain Frank S. Conlon, USN (ret)
  • Gift of Lt. Col. Amo F. Judd
  • Gift of Howard W. Mattson
  • Gift of Captain Frank S. Conlon, USN (ret)

Processing Information

  • Processed by D. Lennon

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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Preliminary Inventory Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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