September 14, 2002, 3 items, 0.25 cubic feet, 15 pages; Collection (2001–2002) of materials concerning the destroyer USS
Emmons (DD-457/DMS-22), which was the last naval fighting ship commissioned prior to U.S. entry in World War II, and which sank after being badly damaged by Japanese kamikaze attacks off Okinawa on 5 April 1945, and including printed materials, clippings, video, manuscripts, and a documentary of its rediscovery on 19 February 2001, broadcast by Japanese television on 1 July 2001. See preliminary inventory attached. Donor: Robert Charoux, President and Edwin L. Hoffman Jr., Correspondent.
Gift of Robert Charoux, President of USS Emmons Association
Gift of Edwin L. Hoffman, Jr., Correspondent of USS Emmons Association
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
Emmons Association Collection (#887), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Encoded by Apex Data Services, 2002; Preliminary processing & preliminary inventory by Thomas Hall (intern) 6/4/2018; Processing completed by Jonathan Dembo, 7/1/2019.