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John Wallace Gilpin Papers, 1907-2001

Manuscript Collection #833

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

Title: John Wallace Gilpin Papers
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers (1907-2001) of Lt. Cmndr. John W. Gilpin, U.S. Navy, including materials relating to his family; attendance at the U. S. Naval Academy (Class of 1941); World War II service on the destroyers U. S. S. Monaghan, U.S.S. Trathen, and U.S.S. Evans; his postwar education, business career, and fraternal life.
Extent: 1.1 Cubic feet.

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

Accessions Information

July 20, 2001 (unprocessed), 4 containers, 1870 items, 1.1 cubic feet; Papers of Lt. Cmndr. John W. Gilpin, US Navy, including materials relating to his family; attendance at the U. S. Naval Academy (Class of 1941); World War II service on the destroyers USS MONAGHAN, USS TRATHEN, and USS EVANS ; his postwar education, business career, and social, fraternal, and social life, 1907-2001. (1.1 cubic feet est.). Donor: Mrs. John W. Gilpin.

July 11, 2005 (unprocessed addition 1), 1 item, 0.001 cubic feet; Clipping (ca. 1945) from a Baltimore, MD newspaper, entitled “Battle Off Okinawa: City Sailor Leaps Into Sea To Save Officer,” describing how Seaman 1 Class Pat J. Macciocca rescued Lt. John W. Gilpin, the executive officers of the USS EVANS, when the latter was blown overboard during a Japanese Kamikaze attack; article has a portrait of Macciocca. Incomplete. Photocopy. Donor: Mrs. John W. Gilpin.

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

John Wallace Gilpin Papers (#833), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mrs. John W. Gilpin

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#0833.1
    • Folder a#0833.1.a
      Book. Cruise Ports Mark V Summer Practice Cruise of 1938: An Information Booklet for the Midshipman's Summer Practice Cruise of 1938. Classes of 1939 and 1941. Edited by Allen B. Cook and Royal S. Pease (Annapolis, MD: U. S. Naval Academy, May 1938). Printed material; May 1938
    • Folder b#0833.1.b
      Clippings - Family. Clippings; ca. 1948, 1975
    • Folder c#0833.1.c
      Clippings - Navy (USS Evans DD-552). Clippings; 1945
    • Folder d#0833.1.d
      Diary - John W. Gilpin. Manuscript volume; 01/01 - 04/25/1936
    • Folder e#0833.1.e
      Gilpin, John W. "Charles Gilpin of North Troy, Vermont, 1797-1881," (Photocopy typescript). Genealogical manuscript; 06/01/1994
    • Folder f#0833.1.f
      Gilpin, John W. Death & Funeral Service. Program, Clipping, Eulogy; 07/13, 07/17/1994
    • Folder g#0833.1.g
      Gilpin, John W. Death & Funeral Service. Tributes from former shipmates. Correspondence; 1993-97
    • Folder h#0833.1.h
      Gilpin, John W. Education & Professional Activities File. Correspondence, Printed forms, Clippings, Notes; 1936-63
    • Folder I#0833.1.I
      Gilpin, John W. "History of BAMCTWS Bay Area Marching Chowder and Table Walking Society," (Photocopy typescript). Article manuscript; Oct. 1993
    • Folder j#0833.1.j
      Gilpin, John W. Navy File. Correspondence, Orders, Reports; 11/17/1936 - 03/05/1945
    • Folder k#0833.1.k
      Gilpin, John W. Navy Information, Identity Cards, Etc.. Correspondence, Ephemera, Clippings, Etc.; 1948-2001
    • Folder l#0833.1.l
      Gilpin, John W. Professional Activities File. Correspondence, Photographic prints & negatives, Clippings, Notes, Etc.; 1948-81
    • Folder m#0833.1.m
      Gilpin, John W. Telegram to Parents (Mr. & Mrs. D. S. Gilpin) announcing his engagement to Phoebe Sarah Barkan. Telegram; 09/07/1948
    • Folder n#0833.1.n
      Gilpin, John W. U. S. Navy Memorial Foundation Membership. Newsletters & Correspondence; 1984-91
    • Folder o#0833.1.o
      Gilpin, Phoebe. Correspondence with Betty Taussig, re: Biography of John Gilpin. Correspondence, Notes; 07/19 - 11/28/1999
  • Box 2#0833.2
    • Folder a#0833.2.a
      Harvard Business School Alumni File. Correspondence, Newsletters, Clippings, Photographic prints; 1948-94
    • Folder b#0833.2.b
      Hillsborough Beautification Foundation (Hillsborough, CA) File. Correspondence, Notes, Periodicals, Award; 1991-2001
    • Folder c#0833.2.c
      Navy Alumni Association File. Correspondence, Award, Clippings; 1954-95
    • Folder d#0833.2.d
      Identity Cards. Ephemera; n.d., 1907, 1940-47
    • Folder e#0833.2.e
      Navy Medals - Silver Star & Presidential Unit Citation (USS Evans DD-552) & Purple Heart Citation. Correspondence, Notes, Award transcripts; Dec. 1945 - Dec. 1946
    • Folder f#0833.2.f
      Navy - Retirement File. Correspondence, Printed forms, Orders; June 1945 - Aril 1949
    • Folder g#0833.2.g
      Photographic prints - Gilpin Family. Photographic Prints; 1924-49
    • Folder h#0833.2.h
      Photographic prints - Harvard Business School. Photographic Prints; 1945-48
    • Folder I#0833.2.I
      Photographic prints - Navy. Photographic Prints; ca. 1945-46
    • Folder j#0833.2.j
      Photographic prints - Navy - Philadelphia Naval Hospital. Photographic Prints; 1945-46
    • Folder k#0833.2.k
      Photographic prints - U. S. Naval Academy. Photographic Prints; 1937-41
    • Folder l#0833.2.l
      Photographic prints - USS Evans (DD-552). Photographic Prints; 1944-94
    • Folder m#0833.2.m
      Photographic prints - USS Evans (DD-552) - Reunions. Photographic Prints & Slides; 1966-95
    • Folder n#0833.2.n
      Publications - Genealogy. Periodicals; 1995, 1997
    • Folder o#0833.2.o
      U. S. Naval Academy File. Brochures, Correspondence, Printed forms, Awards; 1937-41
    • Folder p#0833.2.p
      U. S. Naval Academy Class of 1941 File. Clippings, Correspondence, Printed materials, Photographic prints, Class Rosters, Awards, Etc.; 1991-2000
    • Folder q#0833.2.q
      U.S.S. Evans - Battle Reports & Photographs. Reports, Photographic prints; May - Nov. 1945
    • Folder r#0833.2.r
      U.S.S. Evans - "History of U. S. S. Evans (DD-552)" (Typescript mimeograph). Manuscript article; n.d., 1944-45
  • Box 3#0833.3
    • Folder a#0833.3.a
      U. S. S. Evans - Reunion File. Correspondence, Printed Forms, Computer diskette (5.25"), Brochures, Programs, Rosters, Photographic print; 1992-2001
    • Folder b#0833.3.b
      U. S. S. Evans - Reunion File. Correspondence, Brochures, Rosters, Photographic print; 1966-83
    • Folder c#0833.3.c
      U. S. S. Monaghan (DD-354) File. Orders, Documents; 12/07/1941 - 04/21/1942
    • Folder d#0833.3.d
      U. S. S. Monaghan (DD-354) File - Historical Notes & Correspondence. Correspondence, Clippings, Rosters; 1988-94
    • Folder e#0833.3.e
      U. S. S. Trathen (DD-530) - Reunion File. Correspondence, Clippings, Rosters, Menu; 1945, 1985-94
    • Folder os1#0833.3.os1
      Oversized materials folders. Original art, Photographic prints, Printed forms; 1941-45

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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