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U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Collection: Marino Bellitteri Papers, 1941-1945

Manuscript Collection #677-017

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Title: U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Collection: Marino Bellitteri Papers
Creator: Bellitteri, Marino
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers (1941-1945) including correspondence, radio press release, newsletters, yearbook.
Extent: 0.155 Cubic feet, 4 items , consisting of a newsletter, press releases, and a book on the history of the USS MIAMI.

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Accessions Information

November 21, 1994, 4 items; Papers pertaining to the USS MIAMI, including a yearbook, radio press release, and a newsletter. Gift courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Roacco, Boca Raton, Florida.

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

U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Collection: Marino Bellitteri Papers (#677-017), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Roacco

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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

This collection consists of information pertinent to the history of the USS MIAMI (1941-1945). A copy (Jan. 1, 1944) of Cramp News, a newsletter written by the employees of Cramp Shipbuilding Company of Philadelphia, includes a brief article on the building of the ship and also contains information on labor issues. A yearbook on the history of the USS MIAMI is also included and it contains brief information on the first ship (1861-1865) with that name. Two radio press releases (June 1944) from the USS MIAMI regard war in the Pacific, especially the Marianas. Detailed reports of land and air attacks in the Pacific are given, along with a record of losses. Other information in World War II press releases includes assessments and accomplishments of Allied and Axis activities in Europe, DeGaulle's provisional government, comments on President Roosevelt's "peace aims," and miscellaneous reports.

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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