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U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Collection: Chester C. Grusinski Papers, 1952-1994

(Manuscript Collection #677-039)

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Title: U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Collection: Chester C. Grusinski Papers
Creator: Grusinski, Chester C.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Materials Dealing with UFO sightings by crew of USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA-42). (undated)
Extent: 0.155 Cubic feet, 52 items , photocopies.

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Accessions Information

December 13, 1995, 52 pages; Materials dealing with UFO sightings by crew of the USS FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (CVA-42). Gift of Mr. Chester C. Grusinski, Clinton Township, MI.

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: Chester C. Grusinski Papers (#677-039), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mr. Chester C. Grusinski

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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Grusinski served on board the attack aircraft carrier USS FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (1958-1960) and while in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (1958), Grusinski saw an unidentified flying object (UFO). The collection contains correspondence with other FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT officers and crew who either relate their experiences with UFOs and the carrier, or deny any knowledge of such incidents; other UFO researchers; and government agencies (1966, 1978-1994). Throughout the collection, Grusinski's attempts to prove what he saw and verify other UFO sightings are documented. The collection also contains an interview of Grusinski with the "Michigan UFO Newsletter (MUFON)" ; articles on Grusinski's research and other interviews; color- copy slides from a sighting aboard the carrier during Operation Mainbrace (1952); a color photocopy of the USS FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT ; various articles concerning UFO experiences; a drawing by Grusinski of his 1958 sighting; and biographies of Captain Ralph L. Shifley and Commander Charles L. Burbage, commanding officers of the carrier in 1958.

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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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Special Collections Division, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University. The materials described here are physically available in our reading room. None of the original documents in this collection are digitally available online at this time.
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