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This is a collection guide. 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.
The collection's material pertains to Stewart's World War I service and consists primarily of his official orders and correspondence home. Stewart detached from active duty (1919) and returned to Ohio.
Orders reflect Stewart's position as assistant paymaster on the USS
VIRGINIA (April-July 1917) and for the U.S. Naval forces in France (July 1917-February 1918). Further materials pertain to his certification as a naval aviator and duty at a Naval aviation station in Italy (1918). Other military papers include orders for delivery of secret correspondence (1917) and mission activity to the French front (1918). Also included are flight training forms, earnings statements, fees for transportation on U.S. ships, and requests for transfers and rank insignia.
The collection's personal correspondence consists of letters relating to war bonds, bank policies, how to get stationed in France (1917), and a description of life at a resort near Brest, France (1917).
Vance Stewart worked at Garfield Savings Bank in Cleveland, OH, and enrolled in the Naval Coast Guard Reserves in Boston, MA (1917).
May 22, 1995, 61 items; Papers (1917-1920) of U.S. Naval Reserves aviator, including orders and correspondence. Gift courtesy of Friends of ECU Library.
Gift of Friends of ECU Library
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Vance Stewart Papers (#695), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
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