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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
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The collection contains correspondence during Colonel Rush's time as a student at Annapolis. Reference is made to the annual summer cruise on battleships, leave cancellations at Christmas, consumption of bootleg whiskey, leisure activities, participation in and correspondence about a variety of sports teams, and deaths due to the Spanish flu epidemic.
Colonel Alan S. Rush (1898-1946) was born in New Haven Connecticut, attended Yale University and the U. S. Naval Academy, and was a veteran of both World Wars. He served as a midshipman in the Navy and in 1920 joined the Army, where he was commissioned as a lieutenant. He retired in 1938 but returned to active duty in 1940, receiving the Legion of Merit in 1946 for his service in World War II.
May 22, 1995, 11 items; Correspondence (1918, undated) of U. S. Naval Academy midshipman. Gift courtesy of Friends of ECU Library.
Gift of Friends of ECU Library
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
Alan S. Rush Papers (#696), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
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