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U.S.S. Emmons Association Collection, 2001-2002

Manuscript Collection #887

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

Title: U.S.S. Emmons Association Collection
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Collection (2001 - 2002) of materials concerning the destroyer U. S. S. 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 4/5/1945, and including printed materials, clippings, video, manuscripts. and a documentary of its rediscovery on 2/19/2001, broadcast by Japanese television, 7/1/2001.
Extent: 0.25 Cubic feet, 3 items .

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

Accessions Information

September 14, 2002 (unprocessed), 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 4/5/1945, and including printed materials, clippings, video, manuscripts. and a documentary of its rediscovery on 2/19/2001, broadcast by Japanese television, 7/1/2001. See preliminary inventory attached. Donor: Robert Charoux, President and Edwin L. Hoffman, Jr., Correspondent.

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

U.S.S. Emmons Association Collection (#887), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Robert Charoux
  • Gift of Edwin L. Hoffman, Jr

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 #0887.
    • Folder a#0887..a
      Roster of members; 2/1/2002. 3 items
    • Folder b#0887..b
      "Emmons was pivotal in D-Day invasion," Navy Times, p. 47 (Photocopy clipping); 6/3/2002. 2 items
    • Folder c.1#0887..c.1
      U. S. S. Emmons Newsletter, U.S. S. Emmons Assn., Vol. 13, no. 2; ; Summer 2002. 4 items
    • Folder c.2#0887..c.2
      U. S. S. Emmons Newsletter, U.S. S. Emmons Assn., Vol. 13, no. 3; Dec. 2001. 2 items
    • Folder c.3#0887..c.3
      U. S. S. Emmons Newsletter, U.S. S. Emmons Assn., Vol. 14, no 1 ; 5/1/2002. 4 items
    • Folder d#0887..d
      "Discovery of USS Emmons at Okinawa 2/19/01; Memorial Service 4/6/01 and addnl. Underwater footage (From Rich Ruth, Fathoms Dive Shop" (VHS Videocassette T-120); 2/1/2001; 4/6/2001. 1 items
    • Folder e#0887..e
      "NNN Document 2001 - Nippon News Network broadcast July 1, 2001: Discovery and underwater footage of USS Emmons; interviews / survivor and family of kamikaze pilot," (VHS Videocassette T-120) ; 7/1/2001. 1 items
    • Folder f#0887..f
      "NNN Document 2001 - Nippon News Network broadcast July 1, 2001: Discovery and underwater footage of USS Emmons; interviews / survivor and family of kamikaze pilot," (VHS Videocassette T-120) Time Coded Version.; 7/1/2001. 1 items

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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