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Wray Raphael Herring Collection, 1942-1945

Manuscript Collection #810

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

Title: Wray Raphael Herring Collection
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Collection (1943-1944) of 2 pamphlets relating to Wary R. Herring's service in the U.S. Navy Pre-Flight School and other musical units, 1943-44, including : " The Cloudbuster Band pictures, "(Chapel Hill: Welfare and Public Relation office, U.S. Navy Pre flight School Band, 1944), 16 p., and "For High Achievement: Official Presentation, The Army-Navy E to the Men and Women of the National Munitions Corporation of Carrboro, North Carolina for Excellence in the production of war materials, "a program featuring the U.S. Navy Pre-Flight Band, Chapel Hill, Memorial Hall, January 22, 1943.
Extent: 0.576 Cubic feet.

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

Accessions Information

March 23, 2001, (unprocessed), 2 items, 24 pages; Collection of 2 pamphlets relating to Wray R. Herring's service in the U.S. Navy Pre-Flight School Band and other musical units, 1943-44, including: "The Cloudbuster Band in Pictures," (Chapel Hill: Welfare & Public Relations Office, U.S. Navy Pre-Flight School Band, 1944), 16 p., and "For High Achievement: Official Presentation, The Army-Navy E to the Men and Women of the National Munitions Corporation of Carrboro, North Carolina for Excellence in the production of war materials," a program featuring the U.S. Navy Pre-Flight Band, Chapel Hill, Memorial Hall, January 22, 1943, 8 p. Donor: Wray R. Herring.

March 23, 2001, (unprocessed addition 1), 10 items, 20 pages; Addition to collection relating to Wray B. Herring's service in the U.S. Navy Pre-Flight School Band & Orchestra, the U.S. Navy B-1 Band, and the Manana Ridge Band and including programs, printed forms and other printed and manuscript materials, 1942-45. Donor: Wray R. Herring.

October 25, 2003, (unprocessed addition 2), 7 items, 0.56 cubic feet; Collection (22 September 1944 - 15 August 1945, n.d.) of programs, clippings, and sound recordings of radio broadcasts (78 RPM vinyl radio transcription discs) relating to the U.S. Navy B-1 Band, the first all-African American Navy Band during World War II. See preliminary inventory attached. Donor: Wray R. Herring.

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

Wray Raphael Herring Collection (#810), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Wray R. Herring

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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

Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

  • Box 1#0810.1
    • Folder c#0810.1.c
      • Naval Barracks, Navy 919 presents: "Happy Hour 22 September 1944" [Program] Program made by Otto Morris, Mus. 2.C. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #i)
      • "EXTRA: GERMANS QUIT: Unconditional Surrender At Eisenhower's Headquarters." Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 7 May 1945. [Clipping] 1 item. 2 p.  (item #ii)
      • "In respect to the memory of our beloved President Franklin Delano Roosevelt 1882-1945: The President is Deat," by The Rev. Robert L. Stevenson, Iolani School, T. H., April 12, 1945. [Obituary clipping] 1 item 1 p.  (item #iv)
      • "EXTRA: TURMAN REPORTS JAPAN HAS QUIT: Surrender of Japs Complete." Honolulu Advertiser First Edition 15 August 1945. [Clipping] 1 item. 2 p.  (item #iii)
  • Box 2#0810.2
    • Folder a#0810.2.a
      Radio Transcription Disc. #4 Audiodisc 1102 (c. 1945) 78 RPM vinyl disc. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder b#0810.2.b
      Radio Transcription Disc. #5 Audiodisc 1102 (c. 1945) 78 RPM vinyl disc. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder c#0810.2.c
      Radio Transcription Disc. #6 Audiodisc 1102 (c. 1945) 78 RPM vinyl disc. 1 item. 1 p. Note: #6 scratched in vinyl.

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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