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Edward Baxter Billingsley Papers, 1942-1984

Manuscript Collection #782

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Title: Edward Baxter Billingsley Papers
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Research files (ca. 1942-1984) for writing the history of the USS Emmons (The Emmons Saga) including photographs, and correspondence, copies of diaries (US and German), ships' war diaries, after-action reports, operational remarks, clippings, and reports.
Extent: 2.97 Cubic feet.

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Accessions Information

August 10, 1999 (unprocessed), 2 cubic feet; Research files for writing of the history of the USS EMMONS : The EMMONS Saga, including photographs and correspondence, and copies of diaries (U.S. and German), ship's war diaries, after-action reports, operational remarks, clippings, letters, and reports. Donor: USS EMMONS Association.

August 24, 1999 (unprocessed addition 1), 0.27 cubic feet, 235 items, 248 pages; Papers (1950-1999, undated) including a photograph album showing Captain Billingsley, the USS COLUMBUS (CA-74), his family members, fellow naval officers, Lady Nancy Astor, King George VI, naval vessels, social events and ceremonies in England, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Subic Bay, the Philippines, and other locations; also papers relating to Billingsley’s death and burial at sea. Donor: Carolyn Hunter.

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

Edward Baxter Billingsley Papers (#782), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of USS EMMONS Association
  • Gift of Carolyn Hunter

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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