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Waldron M. McLellon Papers, 1880-2001

(Manuscript Collection #491)

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Title: Waldron M. McLellon Papers
Creator: McLellon, Waldron M.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: This collection (c. 1880-2001) contains the papers of three generations of U.S. Navy officers whose service covered the years 1891 through 1963. Correspondence, orders, reports, photographs, certificates, publications, a diary, ships histories, clippings and reminiscences document their careers and that of Waldron McLellon's uncle who served in the U.S. Navy from 1934 through 1952. Waldron M. McLellon graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1941 and copious material relates to the lives of the USNA Class of 1941 members through 2001. Other papers concern the genealogy of Waldron McLellon's family.
Extent: 3.75 Cubic feet, 6500 items , consisting of orders, correspondence, reports, photographs, certificates and awards, school and course grade reports, pamphlets, a diary, ships histories, publications, and miscellaneous.

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Accessions Information

April 28, 1984, c. 1,800 items, papers (1904-1979), containing the files of U.S. Navy Captain Waldron M. McLellon, Commander Clyde Hall McLellon, Lt. Christian Jacob Crone, and David Waldron Crone, CBM, consisting of correspondence, reports, orders, photographs, memorandums, certificates, and miscellaneous. Donor: Dr. Waldron M. McLellon.

September 18, 1984, (addition 1), 3 items, Christian Jacob Crone memorandum book (1902-1914), J. C. Shaw memorial (1894), and copy of "More Minus Than Plus" (1954). Gift of Dr. Waldron M. McLellon, Fern Park, Florida.

January 27, 1986, (addition 2), 370 items; Papers (1898-1930) of Lt. Christian Jacob Crone, including correspondence, orders, and a copy of Sweeping the North Sea Mine Barrage. Donor: Dr. Waldron M. McLellon.

March 14, 1986, (addition 3), 1 vol.; "Reflections," an autobiography. Donor: Dr. Waldron M. McLellon.

May 7, 1986, (addition 4), 5 items; Biographical sketches of Christian Jacob Crone and James C. Shaw and photographs of Christian Jacob Crone. Donor: Dr. Waldron M. McLellon.

September 15, 1987, (addition 5), 11 items; Reminiscences, correspondence, ship histories, and miscellaneous. Donor: Dr. Waldron M. McLellon.

November 16, 1987, (addition 6), 1 item; Genealogical information on the Crone family. Donor: Dr. Waldron M. McLellon.

March 1, 1989, (addition 7), 3 items; Photographs and "23 Club" recollections. Donor: Dr. Waldron M. McLellon.

October 30, 1991, (addition 8), 1 cubic foot; Biographical files for members of the USNA Class of 1941. Donor: Dr. Waldron M. McLellon.

November 9, 1993, (addition 9), 32 items; Correspondence, articles by Waldron M. McLellon, photographs, and copies of action reports for USS OKLAHOMA and USS PERKINS. Donor: Dr. Waldron M. McLellon.

November 3, 1999, (addition 10), 1 cubic foot; Personal files pertaining to the USS PERKINS, the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1941, and the National Fallout Shelter Survey Program (1961-1963). Donor: Dr. Waldron M. McLellon.

September 5, 2000, (addition 11), 19 items; Personal files, including USS PERKINS newsletters, correspondence, a printed copy of a Civil War reminiscence, and miscellany. Donor: Dr. Waldron M. McLellon.

May 28, 2001, (addition 12), 0.5 cubic foot; Collection of research materials, correspondence, and manuscripts of articles published in Shipmate Magazine, compiled and written by Waldron M. McLellon (published by the Naval Academy Alumni Association), including correspondence, notes, printed materials, and 1 computer diskette, 1991-99. Donor: Dr. Waldron M. McLellon.

May 30, 2003, (addition 13), 0.1 cubic foot; Boys to Men: Stories of men who served aboard the USS PERKINS [DD-377] during World War II, by William P. Mitchell, with former shipmates. (New York, Lincoln, Shanghai: Writers Club Press, copyright 2002 by William P. Mitchell), 152 pp. ISBN: O-595-26055-1. 2 copies. Donor: Dr. Waldron M. McLellon.

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

Waldron M. McLellon Papers (#491), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Dr. Waldron M. McLellon

Processing Information

  • Processed by M. Boccaccio; A. Prokop; M. Elmore, February 2010

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Waldron Murrill McLellon (b. 1918) enlisted in the Navy in June of 1936 and was discharged in June of 1937 to enter the U.S. Naval Academy. He graduated in 1941 and joined the USS OKLAHOMA in the Pacific Fleet. After the OKLAHOMA was sunk in the attack on Pearl Harbor, he joined the USS PERKINS. In 1942 McLellon applied for the Civil Engineer Corps and attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for postgraduate work in engineering. Throughout 1945 and 1946, McLellon served in Guam as Commander of the 30th USNC Battalion, Public Works Officer (PWO) at the U.S. Naval Medical Center and Resident Officer in charge of construction. In 1947 he was attached to Cheatham Annex of the U.S. Naval Supply Center (Norfolk) in Williamsburg, VA, as PWO and later that year to the Naval Supply Center in Norfolk. During the 1948-1952 period, Lt. Commander McLellon took a series of radiological courses and special weapons employment courses at the Army Chemical Center in Edgewood, MD, the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School at Annapolis, MD, Ohio State University, and Sandia Air Force Base in New Mexico. While stationed at Sandia, Cmdr. McLellon participated in atomic energy tests in Operation Ivy (fall 1952) with the Control Group of the Rad-Safe Unit and in Operation Castle (winter 1953-1954) as Commander Task Group 7.1 with Joint Task Force SEVEN on Eniwetok and Bikini atolls in the Marshall Islands. He also participated in atomic energy testing in Nevada as part of Operation Teapot in the spring of 1955. In 1955 McLellon was District Public Works Officer (DPWO) in San Diego and in 1957 moved to the Bureau of Yards and Docks in Washington, D.C., where he was Manager of the Atomic Energy Branch (1958) and Director of the Engineering Division (1958-1960). In 1960 Captain McLellon became the PWO and the Resident Officer in charge of construction at the Charleston Naval Shipyard. He returned to Washington, D.C., to be the Navy Representative and Chief, Operations and Training Division, of the Joint Civil Defense Support Group, Chief of Engineers Office, U.S. Army (September 1961-September 1963).

Captain McLellon retired in 1963, received a Ph.D. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and taught at Clemson University from 1966 to 1969, and at Florida Technological Institute (now called University of Central Florida) where he was Chairman of the Department of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science from 1969 to 1981 and retired as emeritus professor. After retiring from teaching, McLellon became active with reunions for the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1941 and the USS PERKINS, and with his own writing. For the fifty-year reunion of the Class of 1941 in 1991, he wrote a biography of the class titled "Proceed Immediately . . ." In 2001 he continued the Class of 1941 biography when he wrote "Double Up and Secure" for the sixty-year reunion. He also has written his memoirs "Recollections" and an addendum to it as well as numerous other reminiscences, historical articles and poems.

Other people figuring heavily in this collection are Waldron's father Commander Clyde Hall McLellon, Waldron's grandfather Lieutenant Christian Jacob Crone and Waldron's uncle David Waldron Crone, all of whom served in the U.S. Navy.

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This collection is organized and described in the following eight series: Waldron M. McLellon, United States Naval Academy Class of 1941 Reunions, Genealogy, Clyde Hall McLellon, Christian Jacob Crone, David Waldron Crone, Photographs and Oversize Materials.

Series I contains files relating directly to Waldron M. McLellon and covers all aspects of his career in the Navy and his post-Navy retirement years. There is a large amount of biographical materials, school records (1925-1967), duty-related documents and orders, clippings and some correspondence found in this series. Duty and Orders files reflect his activities as Public Works Officer and Construction Officer in his various locations. The Duty files also contain material concerning come of his professional association activities, comments concerning articles he wrote and information about projects in his office. A file on radiology courses (1949-1951) and another on Eniwetok (1952-1954) reflect his activities and interests in atomic energy. The Eniwetok file contains certificates of participation in Operations Ivy and Castle and a book of cartoons put together by the men involved in Operation Castle. The cartoons are accompanied with a written description by McLellon of activities there.

During McLellon's time with the Joint Civil Defense Support Group, he and Col. A. D. Chaffin, Jr., Corps of Engineers, headed up the National Fallout Shelter Survey and Marking Program beginning in late 1961 and ending with the publication of survey results in June 1963. The Joint Civil Defense Support Group was responsible for developing and administering the National Fallout Shelter Survey, and compiling the results. The collection contains articles he wrote about the survey process and results for publications, and several Civil Defense publications (1959-1966).

There's a lot of material pertaining to McLellon's personal life such as school records, biographical documents, resumes, correspondence and clippings. Also found here are documents related to his search for a school to attend after his Naval retirement in 1963 in order to obtain his PhD, and related to post-retirement job opportunities. Along with the biographical material are his voluminous writings--reminiscences, poetry and his autobiography "Reflections." World War II is a major focus of his writings, but he also writes about other aspects of his military career as well as non-military experiences. Although McLellon did not serve in the Vietnam War, there is some material concerning problems that veterans of that war experienced as gleaned from some of the engineering students he taught that were veterans of the Vietnam War. Found with McLellon's writings are poetry by Kenneth Shirk (a firecontrolman first class aboard the USS PERKINS, 1941-1943) and reminiscences of Charles Lee Burbage about Pearl Harbor and the Battle of Midway Island. Correspondence with Glenn Huxley of Australia includes his article about the Japanese midget submarine attack on Sydney Harbour the night of May 31-June 1, 1942. He specifically recounts the sinking of the HMAS KUTTABUL of which his father Stoker W. Huxley was a survivor.

Several files give duty and background information on the USS OKLAHOMA and the USS PERKINS and contain articles on the PERKINS and other World War II battleships. There is also a copy of Boys to Men: Stories of men who served aboard the USS PERKINS [DD-377] during World War II by William P. Mitchell (2002) and a videocassette documenting the 1996 USS PERKINS crew reunion. In addition, there is an incomplete run (1991-2000) of The Perk-U-Lator, the newsletter of USS PERKINS Association.

Included in the collection in Series II are McLellon's research notes and correspondence with classmates in the United States Naval Academy Class of 1941 which were used in compiling the fifty- and sixty-year reunions books (the Lucky Bag) for that class. The copious correspondence for the fifty-year reunion book is filed alphabetically by classmates' last names while the less voluminous but still sizeable correspondence for the sixty-year reunion publication is filed by date. These letters contain a wealth of reminiscences about World War II service. Copies of the Class of 1941's twenty-year and twenty-five year reunions books as well as programs for the fifty-year reunion are found here. This series also includes clippings from the United States Naval Academy Alumni Association's publication Shipmate; almost every column about the Class of 1941 for the period of 1941 through 2000 is included in the collection.

Series III deals with the McLellon, Murrill, Shaw and Crone family genealogies. Included are genealogy notes, copies of the official Civil War service records for James Claudius Shaw of Ohio, Charles Henry Murrill of Virginia, and William Henry Crone of Pennsylvania (later of Virginia), printed material and correspondence. There's an 1888 booklet titled "Roll of the Twenty-Second National Encampment of the GAR, Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 12, 13 and 14, 1888." The McLellon Family files notes some of the genealogy of Ohio and West Virginia relations while some genealogical notes can be found in the series containing his father's and grandfather's papers and with the photographs.

Commander Clyde Hall McLellon (1885-1975) was Captain McLellon's father. He enlisted in the Navy in Boston in 1903 and rose from gunner's mate to chief warrant officer. In 1917 he received a temporary appointment as ensign and in 1918 as lieutenant jg. Until 1917, he shipped on the USS LOUISIANA, the USS CULGOA, and the USS NEW HAMPSHIRE specializing in torpedo work. In 1918 he was assigned to Fromentine, Vendee, France, as aeroplane armament officer. From 1919-1921 he commanded several Eagle Boats at Portsmouth, N.H., and then as lieutenant shipped on the USS ARKANSAS (1923-1926) and the USS ANTARES (1929-1931). He attended the Chemical Warfare School at Edgewood Arsenal in 1926 and was in charge of the Rifle Range Party at Guantanamo Bay (1930-1931). Retiring in 1931, he was reactivated as lt. commander in 1942 with refitting, conversion, and outfitting duty. In 1944 he was convoy commodore in the Eastern Sea Frontier and the Panama Sea Frontier. Commander McLellon retired from active duty in June 1945.

Series IV contains material related to Clyde Hall McLellon such as reports, certificates, official and personal correspondence, reminiscences and military service records. The 1920-1921 correspondence concerns the outfitting and running of Eagle boats, and two Oct. 10, 1930, letters from a lawyer alude to possible Congressional dissatisfaction with the Act of June 4, 1920, which dealt with commissions. The 1930-1931 correspondence deals at length with the organization of the Rifle Range Party from the USS ANTARES at the U.S. Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. A World War I map of the U.S. Naval Air Station at Fromentine in France is included. Other items found here are his thesis from Chemical Warfare School (1926) titled "Use of Chemicals by the Navy Against Permanent Shore Fortifications," a booklet titled Small Arms Firing Regulations, U.S. Navy(1923), and "Recollections of Clyde Hall McLellon" by Waldron M. McLellon (1987). Photographs covering the various aspects of his career can be found in Series VII.

Lieutenant Christian Jacob Crone (1869-1951) was Captain McLellon's grandfather. As 3rd Class he served on the USS ST. LOUIS (1891) and later on the USS RICHMOND, the USS VERMONT, and the USS ANNAPOLIS. He was stationed in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans during the Spanish American War in both the Philippines and Puerto Rico. During and after World War I, he seved on the USS AVOCET minesweeping in the North Sea. He seved on the USS WANDANK, USS BUSHNELL, USS KEWAYDIN and USS WOODCOCK before retiring in 1930.

Material reflecting Lieutenant Crone's long naval career can be found in Series V. Several folders contain correspondence and orders covering the years 1891 through 1926. A diary (1902-1914) reflects his activities beginning with duty in Guam and is most complete for the 1902-1903 period noting the arrival and departure of ships, weather, visits to various points on the island, and occasionally people. He was transferred to Manila (Philippines) in 1903 and his service on the USS RAMBOCO as boatswain's mate (BM) and carpenter. There are no entries in the diary between May 28, 1903, and January 8, 1906. The diary picks up with him leaving Portsmouth, Virginia, for the Virgin Islands, and from there he goes to Trinidad in December 1907 and then to Rio de Janeiro in January 1908, around Tierra del Fuego to Chile and up to San Diego where he arrived on March 31. After another gap from early May 1908 to November 1911, he picks up aboard the USS CULGO which is in dry dock in New Jersey. The years 1912 to August 1914 find him on several short trips at sea that usually bring him back to Hampton Roads, Virginia. He visits Veracruz, Tampico, and Guantanamo. The inside front cover of the diary includes a photograph of Crone's wife Laura and three of their children aboard the SOLACE in 1900. Miscellaneous materials include a Boat Book, 1927, and Outstanding Events in U.S. Naval History, 1935. Also included is a book, Sweeping the North Sea Mine Barrage, 1919, honoring the efforts of the crews of the AVOCET and other ships. Included in the collection are photographs from Lieutenant Crone's career and they can be found in Series VII.

David Waldron Crone (1915-1981) was the son of Christian Jacob Crone and uncle of Waldron M. McLellon. He enlisted in the Navy in 1934 and variously served aboard the USS TUSCALOOSA (1935), the USS REINA MERCEDES (1938-1942), and the USS ALBANY (1951-1952). There is a small amount of his material included in this collection such as certificates, programs and clippings plus a file on "crossing the line" activities. A small number of photographs can be found in Series VII.

The collection contains several hundred photographs spanning the years from the late 1800s through 1986. The photographs are found in Series VII and they are organized into groups relating to the following topics: Waldron McLellon's life for the period of 1931 through 1986 including his Naval Academy days, the USS PERKINS, post-World War II years with USO, in Guam and aboard the USS ALBANY; Clyde H. McLellon; William Patrick Heaney (in GAR regalia); Christian J. Crone in Haiti, Cuba, Nassau, Mexico, in World War I, and in personal shots; and David W. Crone.

Oversize materials include four photographs: one of a formal dinner (November 24, 1919, Hotel Astor, New York City) held for minesweeper crews including C. J. Crone and with Josephus Daniels present, another of the USS BUSHNELL crew aboard ship in New London, Connecticut (1923), a third one of the Naval Academy Preparatory Class (1937) at Naval Training Station in Norfolk, Virginia, and a fourth of Waldron McLellon's Graduating Platoon (1936) at Naval Training Station in Norfolk, Virginia. Also included with the oversize materials are the December 1, 1918, issue of Le Miroir (a photo journal of the effects of WWI on France) and the front page of the October 15, 1921, issue of the Army and Navy Register.

Note that folders containing acidic materials will have those materials filed in a separate sequence at the end of each folder.

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Series 1:
WALDRON M. MCLELLON
  • Box 1#0491.1
    • Folder a#0491.1.a
      USS OKLAHOMA, USS PERKINS, 1941-1942

      Orders, printed material, "History of USS PERKINS". 20 pages

    • Folder b#0491.1.b
      Change of Duty 1943-1945

      Orders, government correspondence. 38 pages

    • Folder c#0491.1.c
      Guam, 1946-1947

      Government correspondence, orders. 36 pages

    • Folder d#0491.1.d
      Cheatham Annex, 1947-1949

      Government correspondence, orders. 56 pages

    • Folder e#0491.1.e
      Radiology Courses, 1949-1951

      Government correspondence, printed material, correspondence, certificates, diploma, grade reports. 36 pages

    • Folder f#0491.1.f
      Orders relating to Armed Forces Special Weapons Project while stationed at Sandia AF Base, 1951-1953

      Orders, government documents, commendations and correspondence, miscellaneous handwritten pages. 133 pages

    • Folder g#0491.1.g
      Ohio State University, 1951-1952

      Government correspondence and documents, grade reports, miscellaneous handwritten pages. 26 pages

    • Folder h#0491.1.h
      Duty, 1951-1956

      Government correspondence and documents, certificate of appointment as a Commander of the Civil Engineer Corps in the U.S. Navy, certificate for participation in Operation Teapot atomic energy tests in Nevada. 80 pages

    • Folder i#0491.1.i
      Orders, 1954-1955

      Correspondence, government documents and correspondence, commendations. 34 pages

    • Folder j#0491.1.j
      Coursework Completed 1952-1958

      Government documents and correspondence, correspondence, certificates. 23 pages

    • Folder k#0491.1.k
      Eniwetok-Bikini Atolls Atomic Energy Tests, 1952-1954

      Two certificates, copy and original of "More Minus than Plus,". 116 pages

    • Folder l#0491.1.l
      Duty, 1957-1958

      Government correspondence and documents, correspondence, newsletter, certificate. 96 pages

    • Folder m#0491.1.m
      Duty, 1959

      Postcards, printed material, government documents and reports, personal correspondence, certificate. 51 pages

    • Folder n#0491.1.n
      Summer Management Program at Monterey Management School, 1956-1958

      Charts, memorandums, reports, agendas, government correspondence, seminar notes, suggested topics for seminar. 84 pages

  • Box 2#0491.2
    • Folder a#0491.2.a
      Post Graduate Education, 1960

      Correspondence, government documents, reports. 21 pages

    • Folder b#0491.2.b
      Investigation into Accidental Death of U.S.Navy Stewardsman Pilapil, Dec. 1959 (Naval Station, Charleston,SC)

      Government correspondence and documents, blueprint, hand-written notes, copy of newspaper clipping. 53 pages

    • Folder c#0491.2.c
      Duty, 1960

      Government reports, official and personal correspondence. 124 pages

    • Folder d#0491.2.d
      Orders, 1960-1961

      Official and personal correspondence, government reports. 56 pages

    • Folder e#0491.2.e
      Duty, 1961

      Official and personal correspondence, printed material, government records, . 188 pages

    • Folder f#0491.2.f
      Duty, 1962

      List of names and addresses, personal and official correspondence, "Nuclear Weapons Effects" booklet (Quick Reference Guide by General Electric, 1958). 98 pages

    • Folder g#0491.2.g
      Orders, 1962-1963

      Official correspondence, government reports, certificate, retirement documents. 48 pages

    • Folder h#0491.2.h
      National Fallout Shelter Survey Materials, 1962-1963

      Articles "The National Fallout Shelter Survey Results," "The National Fallout Shelter Survey and Marking Program Part I- Initiation" prepared by McLellon for publication in The Military Engineer, correspondence, printed material. 49 pages

    • Folder i-j#0491.2.i-j
      Fallout Shelter Books, 1959-1964, 1996

      Civil Defense publications plus 1996 explanatory note from McLellon. 358 pages

    • Folder k#0491.2.k
      Post Graduate Education, 1962-1963

      Certificates, handwritten notes, correspondence, magazine pages, and brochure re looking into schools to attend for obtaining a PhD. after retiring. 73 pages

  • Box 3#0491.3
    • Folder a#0491.3.a
      Materials re Post-Retirement Opportunities, 1962-1963

      Applications, resumes, printed material, personal and official correspondence, handwritten notes, and clippings re searching for job opportunities after retiring from the Navy. 63 pages

    • Folder b#0491.3.b
      Battleships Histories

      Mar. 1981 issue of Shipmate containing the article "History of USS Perkins;" "Where did they go from Battleship Row?" article from Dec. 1977 issue of The Retired Officer; history of USS OKLAHOMA from Naval Records & History Office (1951). 62 pages

    • Folder c#0491.3.c
      Personal and Family-Related Materials, 1937-1981

      Clippings, correspondence, cards, certificate, abstract for "A Proposal for a National Advisory Council on Operator Training." 56 pages

    • Folder d#0491.3.d
      Biographical Materials, 1918-1983

      Magazine clippings, resumes, government records, marriage and birth certificates, biography, correspondence, sheet music dedicated to Waldron McLellon (many items here are copies). 59 pages

    • Folder e#0491.3.e
      School Records, 1925-1967

      Report cards, programs, diplomas, certificates, correspondence, printed material, clippings. 80 pages

    • Folder f#0491.3.f
      Awards and Certificates,1943-1982

      Awards, certificates. 15 pages

    • Folder g#0491.3.g
      Reminiscences and Poetry, 1941-1993

      Reminiscences and poetry re military experience and life post retirement by Waldron McLellon. 106 pages

    • Folder h#0491.3.h
      Newspapers, 1941, 1991

      2 copies of 50th anniversary issue (1991) of The Orlando Sentinel, regarding the bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 (includes reminiscence by McLellon). 8 pages

    • Folder i#0491.3.i
      Writings and Correspondence related to War Reminiscences 1962-1993

      Cards, programs, correspondence, printed material, writings of Waldron McLellon (mainly WWII, but also Viet Nam War). 86 pages

    • Folder j#0491.3.j
      Publications, 1979-1989

      "Proceed Immediately. . ." article by Waldron McLellon for Golden Lucky Bag of Class of '41; Dec. 1979 journal issue for Florida Engineering Society (McLellon is president and his photograph is on the front page); list of his publications. 92 pages

  • Box 4#0491.4
    • Folder a#0491.4.a
      Autobiography

      "Reflections" (1985) by Waldron McLellon. 240 pages

    • Folder b#0491.4.b
      Miscellaneous, 1935-1998

      Correspondence about WWII in Australia, program, photograph of Franklin D. Roosevelt signing the Social Security Act (Aug. 14, 1935), certificate, clippings, printed material, postcards, card. 75 pages

    • Folder c#0491.4.c
      World War II Reminiscences, 1941-1943, 1996-2000

      Copies of magazine clippings, periodicals and newsletter containing WWII reminiscences (not written by McLellon) about Pearl Harbor, Midway, and the USS NEVADA; poetry by Kenneth Shirk (firecontrolman first class aboard USS PERKINS 1941-1943) re WWII; in-depth reminiscences by Charles Lee Burbage re Pearl Harbor and Battle of Midway. 81 pages.

    • Folder d#0491.4.d
      USS OKLAHOMA, USS PERKINS, 1941-1943

      Copies of government documents, copy of telegrams, excerpts from books, histories. 82 pages

    • Folder e#0491.4.e
      USS PERKINS Reunion Video, 1996

      Videocassette of 1996 USS PERKINS Reunion. 1 item

    • Folder f#0491.4.f
      USS PERKINS, 1991-2000

      Correspondence, roster of shipmates, printed material, photographs, cards, clippings. 104 pages

    • Folder g#0491.4.g
      USS PERKINS, 1999, 2002

      Book Boys to Men: Stories of men who served aboard the USS Perkins [DD-377] during World War II by William P. Mitchell; McLellon's contribution to Mitchell's book. 95 pages

  • Box 5#0491.5
    • Folder a#0491.5.a
      The Perk-U-Lator, 1991-2000

      Newsletter of the USS PERKINS Association (largely complete run for 1991-July 2000). 138 pages

    • Folder b#0491.5.b
      Research Material for Writings 1991-1996

      Printed material, card, correspondence. 32 pages

Series 2:
UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY CLASS OF 1941 REUNIONS
  • Box 5#0491.5
    • Folder c#0491.5.c
      Class of 1941 Twenty and Twenty-five Year Reunions Books, Fifty Year Reunion Programs

      Twenty-years book (pub.1962), and twenty-five years book and proof copy (pub.1965), fifty-years programs (1991). 202 pages

    • Folder d#0491.5.d
      Class of 1941 Fifty Year Reunion-Correspondence, Filed by Last Name: Ball-Delano

      Correspondents: George C. Ball, Jr., J. V. Bartlett, Robert L. Baughan, David B. Benham, Thomas G. Buell, Thomas P. Cocke, William J. Daly, Victor Delano; "Some Philosophy for 1988" by Waldron McLellon. (1939, 1988-1990) 72 pages.

    • Folder e#0491.5.e
      Class of 1941 Fifty Year Reunion-Correspondence, Filed by Last Name: Einstein-Jackson

      Correspondents: Seymour Einstein, C. L. Fears, Paul N. Gray, Pleas E. Greenlee, Jr., Jacques B. Hadler, George Hagerman, William F. Heavey, Jr., Enders P. Huey, David H. Jackson; clipping. (1988-1990) 76 pages

    • Folder f#0491.5.f
      Class of 1941 Fifty Year Reunion-Correspondence, Filed by Last Name: Jamison-Lynn

      Correspondents: James P. Jamison, Tommy Blount re Harry Bean Jarrett, Archie P. Kelley, Sheldon H. Kinney, Joseph Lynn; "Uncle Beanie" by Waldron McLellon. (1988-1991) 69 pages

    • Folder g#0491.5.g
      Class of 1941 Fifty Year Reunion-Correspondence, Filed by Last Name: Malcolm-Murphy

      Correspondents: E. A. Malcolm, J. T. Materi, A. G. McIntyre, Allan Shaw McLellon, Charles J. Merdinger, Mary Merdinger, Ed Miller, Victor A. Moitoret, W. P. Murphy; writings by Waldron McLellon. (1988-1991) 70 pages

    • Folder h#0491.5.h
      Class of 1941 Fifty Year Reunion-Correspondence, Filed by Last Name: Neely-Price

      Correspondents: William W. Neely, John Newland, William M. Nicholson, F. F. Parry, Frank H. Price. (1987-1989) 64 pages

    • Folder i#0491.5.i
      Class of 1941 Fifty Year Reunion-Correspondence, Filed by Last Name: Quilter-Thomas

      Correspondents: J. F. Quilter, Roland Rieve, Earl J. Rowse, Tully Shelley, Jr., Vining A. Sherman, C. W. Styer, Joseph K. Taussig, Jr., Kenneth M. Tebo, Robert E. Thomas. (1987-1990) 66 pages

  • Box 6#0491.6
    • Folder a#0491.6.a
      Class of 1941 Fifty Year Reunion-Correspondence, Filed by Last Name: Wright-Zirkle

      Correspondents: Richard M. Wright, Frederick C. Wyse, Joseph C. Zirkle; reminiscences of Richard "Dick" M. Wright . (1988-1989) 87 pages

    • Folder b#0491.6.b
      Class of 1941 Fifty Year Reunion-Biographies for 50-Year Lucky Bag

      Biography Data Forms, Correspondence. (1989-1990, 1996) 209 pages

    • Folder c#0491.6.c
      Class of 1941 Sixty Year Reunion--Correspondence

      Correspondence and photographs, July 1999 - January 2000. 58 pages

    • Folder d#0491.6.d
      Class of 1941 Sixty Year Reunion--Correspondence

      Correspondence and photographs, February 2000. 57 pages

    • Folder e#0491.6.e
      Class of 1941 Sixty Year Reunion--Correspondence

      Correspondence, photographs, and diskette titled "60th Lucky Bag, Gene & Ann Somers" March 2000. 83 pages

    • Folder f#0491.6.f
      Class of 1941 Sixty Year Reunion--Correspondence

      Correspondence, clipping and photographs, April 2000. 68 pages

    • Folder g#0491.6.g
      Class of 1941 Sixty Year Reunion--Correspondence

      Correspondence, May through July 2000, and May 2001; photograph, Waldron McLellon biographical sketch, diskette and print-out of "Double Up and Secure" by Waldron McLellon. 75 pages

  • Box 7#0491.7
    • Folder a#0491.7.a
      Shipmate Columns by Waldron McLellon 1941-1957

      Copies of magazine clippings. 200 pages

    • Folder b#0491.7.b
      Shipmate Columns by Waldron McLellon 1958-1978

      Copies of magazine clippings. 213 pages

    • Folder c#0491.7.c
      Shipmate Columns by Waldron McLellon 1979-1991

      Magazine clippings. 155 pages

    • Folder d#0491.7.d
      Shipmate Columns by Waldron McLellon 1989-1996

      Magazine clippings. 98 pages

    • Folder e#0491.7.e
      Shipmate Columns by Waldron McLellon Jan 1991-June 1995

      Magazine clippings. 105 pages

    • Folder f#0491.7.f
      Shipmate Columns by Waldron McLellon July/August 1995-December 1997

      Magazine clippings. 110 pages

    • Folder g#0491.7.g
      Shipmate Columns by Waldron McLellon 1998-July/August 2000

      Magazine clippings. 84 pages

    • Folder h#0491.7.h
      USNA Class of 1941 Roster

      Article from website, United States Naval Academy Class of 1941 Class Roster. (1995-1999) 43 pages

Series 3:
GENEALOGY
  • Box 8#0491.8
    • Folder a#0491.8.a
      McLellon, Murrill, Shaw Families-- Genealogy Notes

      Report card, printed material, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photocopy of family genealogy, Civil War service records. 56 pages

    • Folder b#0491.8.b
      Roll of the 22nd National Encampment of the GAR, Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 12-14, 1888

      Booklet. 19 pages

    • Folder c#0491.8.c
      William Henry Crone--Crone Family Notes

      Photocopy of clipping (1939) and of letter (1935), genealogy notes, Civil War service records. 22 pages

Series 4:
CLYDE HALL MCLELLON
  • Box 8#0491.8
    • Folder d#0491.8.d
      Clyde Hall McLellon--Appts., 1904-1909

      Government reports, certificates. 12 pages

    • Folder e#0491.8.e
      Clyde Hall McLellon Correspondence 1907-1920

      Correspondence, personal and official telegrams. 115 pages

    • Folder f#0491.8.f
      Clyde Hall McLellon Correspondence, 1921-1930

      Official and personal correspondence, inventories. 169 pages

    • Folder g#0491.8.g
      Clyde Hall McLellon--Chemical Warfare School 1926

      Certificates, thesis "Use of Chemicals by the Navy Against Permanent Shore Fortifications," examinations. 15 pages

    • Folder h#0491.8.h
      Clyde Hall McLellon-USS ANTARES, U.S. Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Rifle Range Party 1930-1931

      Personal and official correspondence concerning organizing a rifle range party from the USS ANTARES while at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. 141 pages

    • Folder i#0491.8.i
      Clyde Hall McLellon--Correspondence 1931-1946

      Personal and governmental correspondence, report, government document, telegram. 82 pages

    • Folder j#0491.8.j
      Clyde Hall McLellon--Miscellaneous

      Booklet Small Arms Firing Regulations, U.S. Navy (1923), postcards, map, certificates, printed material, handwritten pages, calling cards, clippings, correspondence, notes, reminiscences, military service records, map of U.S. Naval Station at Fromentine in France (1918), Recollections of Clyde Hall McLellon by Waldron Murrill McLellon (1987). 115 pages

Series 5:
CHRISTIAN JACOB CRONE
  • Box 9#0491.9
    • Folder a#0491.9.a
      Christian Jacob Crone-- Appointments and Service, 1891-1989

      Certificates bound in leather, certificates, copy of 1918 Navy Cross certificate. 7 pages.

    • Folder b#0491.9.b
      Christian Jacob Crone Diary (1902-1914)

      Original and photocopy, (also comments by Waldron M. McLellon). 120 pages.

    • Folder c#0491.9.c
      Christian Crone--Miscellaneous

      Health record book, "Outstanding Events in United States Naval History," The Boat Book of the United States Navy, card, biographical sketch by Waldron M. McLellon (1986). 181 pages

    • Folder d#0491.9.d
      Christian Crone--Sweeping the North Sea Mine Barrage

      Book titled Sweeping the North Sea Mine Barrage written in 1919 by Christian Crone. 81 pages

    • Folder e#0491.9.e
      Christian Crone-Service on USS AVOCET 1918-1919

      Recollections by Howard Sharp of service as Pharmacist's Mate First Class (written 1987). 9 pages

    • Folder f#0491.9.f
      Christian Crone--Orders 1891-1930

      Official and personal correspondence, telegrams. 88 pages

    • Folder g#0491.9.g
      Christian Crone--Orders 1909-1925

      Official correspondence, orders. 144 pages

Series 6:
DAVID WALDRON CRONE
  • Box 10#0491.10
    • Folder c#0491.10.c
      David Waldron Crone-- Appointment book

      Certificates, program, identification cards, note. (1934-1984) 16 pages

    • Folder d#0491.10.d
      David Waldron Crone--Crossing the Line 1951

      Certificates, correspondence, printed material, program. 7 pages

    • Folder e#0491.10.e
      David Waldron Crone--USS Albany

      Clippings, pamphlets, program, card, correspondence, certificate. (ca. 1951) 17 pages.

Series 7:
PHOTOGRAPHS
Series 8:
OVERSIZE MATERIALS

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