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U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office Collection, ca. 1921, 1964-1977, undated

(Manuscript Collection #1041)

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

Title: U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office Collection
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Collection includes negatives and prints from U. S. Coast Guard Cutter KANKAKEE files (ca. 1921), showing the stern wheel paddle steamer S. J. PHILLIPS, of New Bern, North Carolina, and two sailing vessels, CONSTITUTION of Manteo, NC, and the ETNER, of New Bern, NC. Also included are photographs and 1 negative of the tanker OVERSEAS CHICAGO (1977), the Merchant Marine ship PENN CHAMPION at Bethlehem-Sparrows Point Shipyard (1969), the cargo ship SS SANTA MERCEDES (1964) and the Greek cruise ship OLYMPIA.
Extent: 0.0080 Cubic feet, 11 items .

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

Accessions Information

June 21, 2005, (unprocessed) 4 items, 0.001 cubic feet; Collection (ca. 1921) of negatives from U. S. Coast Guard Cutter KANKAKEE files, showing the stern wheel paddle steamer S. J. PHILLIPS, of New Bern, North Carolina and two sailing vessels, CONSTITUTION of Manteo, NC and the ETNER, of New Bern, NC; prints of negatives. Photographic negatives & prints. Black & white. 3.5" x 5". Donor: Jeffrey L. Bowdoin

November 5, 2012, (unprocessed addition 1) 7 items, 0.007 cubic feet; Addition consists of six photographs and one negative including the Tanker Overseas Chicago approaching an oil terminal at Valdez, Alaska (1977), the Merchant Marine ship Penn Champion at Bethlehem—Sparrows Point Shipyard (1969) in Baltimore, MD, the U.S. Coast Guard inspection of the New Grace Line passenger and cargo ship SS Santa Mercedes also at the Bethlehem Steel Sparrow’s Point Shipyard (1964), and the Greek Cruise ship Olympia (built 1953, retired 2010). Donor: Robert M. Browning, Jr.

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. Coast Guard Historian's Office Collection (#1041), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Jeffrey L. Bowdoin, U.S. Coast Guard
  • Gift of Robert M. Browning, Jr., U.S. Coast Guard

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Lindsay Flood, March 28, 2008


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#1041.1 Icon to indicate that there are digitized materials available
    • Folder a#1041.1.a (1 item  digitized)
      Two negatives (ca. 1921) of the stern wheel paddle steamer S. J. Phillips of New Bern, and the sailing vessels Constitution of Manteo and the Etner of New Bern, N.C.; a CD of scans of the negatives; and prints (not on photographic paper) from the scans.
    • Folder b#1041.1.b
      Six photographs and 1 negative: Tanker Overseas Chicago (1977), Merchant Marine ship Penn Champion (1969), U.S. Coast Guard inspection of New Grace Line passenger and cargo ship SS Santa Mercedes (1964), and Greek Cruise ship Olympia.

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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