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Joyce M. Shotwell Collection, 1960-1982

(Manuscript Collection #882)

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

Title: Joyce M. Shotwell Collection
Creator: Shotwell, Joyce M.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Collection (ca. 1960 - 1982) of clippings, medals, certificates, citations, and photographic prints, relating to her career as a U.S. Navy medical officer on the hospital ship USS YOSEMITE (AD-19), 7/20/1980 - 8/28/1981, for which she received the Navy Commendation Medal; also her Lamesa, Texas grade school autograph book, ca. 1960
Extent: 0.37 Cubic feet, 61 items, clippings, medals, certificates, citations and photographic prints

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Accessions Information

August 13, 2002, 0.25 cubic feet, 61 pages; Collection (1960s - 1982) of clippings, medals, certificates, citations, and photographic prints, relating to her career as a U.S. Navy medical officer on the hospital ship USS YOSEMITE (AD-19), 7/20/1980 - 8/28/1981, for which she received the Navy Commendation Medal; also her Lamesa, Texas grade school autograph book, ca. 1960s. 61 items. (0.25 cubic feet est.) See preliminary inventory attached. Donor: Jonathan Dembo.

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

Joyce M. Shotwell Collection (#882), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Jonathan Dembo

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services

  • Processed by Mattie M. Rasberry April 2006


Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Lt. Joyce Shotwell, Lt. Carol Ramsey and Lt. Deborah Loewer all served as female officers onboard the US Navy ship USS YOSEMITE (AD-19). Shotwell received the US Navy Commendation Medal.

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

This collection contains 2 photocopied newspaper clippings. The first clipping is an interview with Lt. Joyce Shotwell, Lt. Carol Ramsey, and Lt. Deborah Loewer about their experiences as female officers onboard the US Navy ship USS YOSEMITE (AD-19). The second clipping is an announcement of Lt. Joyce M. Shotwell’s award ceremony where she received the US Navy Commendation Medal. Also included in the collection is the original commendation certificate, medal, letters of endorsement and citations. There are three black and white photographic headshots of Lt. Joyce M. Shotwell in uniform, one color photo of Lt. Shotwell in civilian attire posed in front of the USS YOSEMITE (AD-19) and three small black and white photos of Lt. Shotwell receiving her medal at the award ceremony, accompanied by a Capt. Palumbo and one unidentified male officer. Also included is Shotwell’s 1960s grade school autograph book signed by friends and teachers.

Container List Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

  • Box 1#0882.1
    • Folder a#0882.1.a
      Clippings relating to Lt. Joyce M. Shotwell's service as a medical officer on the hospital ship USS YOSEMITE (AD-19), 7/20/1980 - 8/28/1981 for which she received the Navy Commendation Medal. 1981
    • Folder b#0882.1.b
      Navy Achievement Medal Certificate, signed by John Lehman, Secretary of the Navy. 11/30/1982
    • Folder c#0882.1.c
      Navy Achievement Medal Certificate Citation and Endorsements 11/12/1981 - 12/21/1981
    • Folder d#0882.1.d
      Photographic prints of Lt. Joyce M. Shotwell (US Navy). 6 B & W, 1 color c. 1982
    • Folder e#0882.1.e
      Navy Commendation Medal with bar in original box. 1981
    • Folder f#0882.1.f
      Grade School Autograph Book belonging to Joyce M. Shotwell, Lamesa, Texas, a gift from her parents. 1 vol. 44 p. c. 1960s

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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