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Alan S. Rush Papers, 1918-1919, undated

Manuscript Collection #696

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Title: Alan S. Rush Papers
Creator: Rush, Alan S.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers (1918-1919, undated) including correspondence, reference of war, leisure activities, death due to epidemic, etc.
Extent: 0.108 Cubic feet, 11 items , consisting of correspondence.

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Accessions Information

May 22, 1995, 11 items; Correspondence (1918, undated) of U. S. Naval Academy midshipman. 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

Alan S. Rush Papers (#696), 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

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.

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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.

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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