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Vance Stewart Papers, 1916-1926

(Manuscript Collection #695)

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

Title: Vance Stewart Papers
Creator: Stewart, Vance
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers (1916-1926) including correspondence, flight training material, orders, letters, etc.
Extent: 0.108 Cubic feet, 61 items , including orders, flight training material, correspondence, and miscellaneous.

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

Accessions Information

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.

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

Vance Stewart Papers (#695), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Friends of ECU Library

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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

Vance Stewart worked at Garfield Savings Bank in Cleveland, OH, and enrolled in the Naval Coast Guard Reserves in Boston, MA (1917).

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

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).

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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