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James Philip Keel Collection, 1945-1946

(Manuscript Collection #1132)

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

Title: James Philip Keel Collection
Creator: Keel, James Philip
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 0.83 Cubic feet, 527 items .

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

Accessions Information

September 10, 2008, (unprocessed) 527 items, 0.83 cubic feet; Collection (1945-1946) of manuscript materials, photographic prints & negatives, printed materials & oversized materials relating to the family, military training & service of Private ? Staff Sgt. James Philip Keel, from Robersonville, North Carolina, who served in the 61st Finance Disbursing Section, Headquarters, Seine Section, Theater Services Forces, European Theater, during World War II, & including materials relating to Robersonville, North Carolina, Indianapolis, Indiana, Paris, France, Basle & Kandersteg, Switzerland. English & French language. See preliminary inventory attached. Donor: Philip W. Keel; Richard C. Keel; Walter M. Keel

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

James Philip Keel Collection (#1132), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Philip W. Keel
  • Gift of Richard C. Keel
  • Gift of Walter M. Keel

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Jonathan Dembo, September 10, 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.

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Series 1:
MANUSCRIPT MATERIALS
  • Box 1#1132.1
    • Folder a#1132.1.a
      1945 The Mill Mutuals Southeastern Department Nashville, Tennessee Pocket Calendar containing diary of James Philip Keel's military service (1945-1946) including an account of the his vacation in Paris, France 12/30/1945 - 2/2/1946. Mss. 1 vol., 78 pages. Note: Includes notes on photographs the donor took in Paris, beginning on p. 6.
    • Folder b#1132.1.b
      Military Service Records (9 August 1945-8 June 1946) including Class 108 Pre-Activating Training (9 August - 3 October 1945) Army Finance School, Army Service Forces Training Center, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana; promotion orders. 6 items.
Series 2:
PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTS
  • Box 1#1132.1
    • Folder c#1132.1.c
      Keel Family, Robersonville, North Carolina - France. Photographic prints (ca. 1945) 3.5" x 5.75" Black & White. 16 items.
    • Folder d#1132.1.d
      Keel Family, Robersonville, North Carolina. Photographic prints (ca. 1946) 2.5" x 4.5" Black & White. 11 items.
    • Folder e#1132.1.e
      Eiffel Tower - Fontainebleau - Statue of Liberty - St. Augustin - Notre Dame - Misc. Photographic prints. (Dec. 1945 - May 1946) 2.5" x 3.75" Black & White. 86 items.
    • Folder f#1132.1.f
      Parades & Carnivals, Paris, France. Photographic Prints (Dec. 1945 - May 1946) 2.5" x 3.75" Black & White. 86 items. Note: Includes photo of Charles de Gaulle marching in VE Day Parade, May 1946.
    • Folder g#1132.1.g
      Parisian Street Scenes, France. Photographic prints. (Dec. 1945 - May 1946) 2.5" x 3.75" Black & White. 103 items.
    • Folder h#1132.1.h
      Switzerland & Paris, France. Photographic prints. (April - May 1946) 2.5" x 3.75" Black & White. 71 items.
    • Folder i#1132.1.i
      Zoo de Paris, Paris, France. Photographic prints. (April 1946) 2.5" x 3.75" Black & White. 86 items.
Series 3:
PHOTOGRAPHIC NEGATIVE STRIPS
  • Box 1#1132.1
    • Folder j#1132.1.j
      • Negative strips #01 (4/7-4/8/1946) Paris Zoo, Champs, Madeleine, Concorde, Tuilleries, Misc. 7 strips.  (item #1)
      • Negative strips #02 (4/13/1946): Mr. Hedges, The Louvre, Notre Dame. 7 strips.  (item #2)
      • Negative strips #03 (4/13 & 4/14/1946): Notre Dame, Seine River scene, Paris garbage truck, St. Augustin, Sidewalk market, Pictures, Arc of Triomphe, Fontainebleau. 7 strips.  (item #3)
      • Negative strips #04 (5/1/1946): Fontainebleau. 7 strips.  (item #4)
    • Folder k#1132.1.k
      • Negative strips #05 (4/14-5/1/1946) The Rocks between Paris and Fontainebleau; Bois de Boulogne; Statue of Liberty. 7 strips.  (item #1)
      • Negative strips #06 (4/21 & 4/22/1946): Eiffel Tower, Trocadero, Statue of Liberty. 7 strips.  (item #2)
      • Negative strips #07 (4/28 & 5/1/1946): Trinite, Casino, French Bread, Peddlers, The Bastille, May Day Parade, Scavengers. 7 strips.  (item #3)
      • Negative strips #08 (5/1/1946): May Day Parade. 7 strips.  (item #4)
    • Folder l#1132.1.l
      • Negative strips #09 (5/1/1946): May Day Parade, Sidewalk café, Misc. 7 strips.  (item #1)
      • Negative strips #10 (5/4-5/5/1946): Arc of Triomphe, St. Augustin, Opera, Unknown Soldier's Tomb, French Bread, Misc. 7 strips.  (item #2)
      • Negative strips #11 (5/15/1946): American Cathedral, French Bread, Jardin Des Tuilleries, Misc. street scenes. 7 strips.  (item #3)
      • Negative strips #12 (5/5/1946): Tuilleries, Joan of Arc, Barge, Notre Dame, Pantheon, Luxembourg, Misc. 7 strips.  (item #4)
    • Folder m#1132.1.m
      • Negative strips #13 (5/5-5/8/1946): Luxembourg, St. Sulpice, Concorde, Madeleine, Notre Dame of Lorette, Carriages, Flower vendors, Street scenes. 7 strips.  (item #1)
      • Negative strips #14 (5/12/1946): VE Day, Jean of Arc Day, Parade. 7 strips.  (item #2)
      • Negative strips #15 (5/12/1946): VE Day Parade, Night Scenes. 7 strips.  (item #3)
      • Negative strips #16 (5/26-5/30/1946): The Opera (inside), Notre Dame de Lorette, Eiffel Tower, Trocadero, River Seine, Palace of Versailles. 7 strips.  (item #4)
    • Folder n#1132.1.n
      Negative strips #17 (5/30 & 6/5/1946): Palace of Versailles gardens, Folies Bergère . 7 strips.
Series 4:
MISCELLANEOUS & PRINTED MATERIALS
  • Box 1#1132.1
    • Folder o#1132.1.o
      Paris, France Landmarks, by Bert Larrens [?] Prints (ca. 1946) Color prints. 6 items.
    • Folder p#1132.1.p
      Indianapolis, Indiana Tourist Views. Prints. (ca. 1945) 3.5" x 2.25" Black & White. 17 items.
    • Folder q#1132.1.q
      Film Developing & Enlarging Instructions, by Argus, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI (undated) Mimeographed typescript. 2 items.
    • Folder r#1132.1.r
      Folies Bergère Program (ca. 1946) Pamphlet. French language. 1 item.
    • Folder s#1132.1.s
      Welcome to Santa Maria [Airport] Terminal Building. Passenger Personnel [Azores Islands, Spain] (ca. 1945-1946) Brochure. 1 item.
Series 5:
NEGATIVE STRIP ALBUM
  • Box 2#1132.2
    • Folder a#1132.2.a
      • Film-Album Leicathèque Negative Strips Page 01: Strip #1: Scene at Trocadero, Same, Eiffel Tower, Same Same; Strip #2: Sacre-Coeur, Pigalle Circus, Madeleine, Llama at the Zoo; Strip #3: Sacre Coeur, Same, Same Same, Same; Strip #4: Street scene, A Picture, Same, Same, Same; Strip #5: No. 1 Mess Hall, Guaranty Bank Building, Same, Flower vendor; Strip #6: Workers, A Picture, Same, D-E, Pigeons. 6 strips.  (item #1)
      • Film-Album Leicathèque Negative Strips Page 02: Strip #1: Street scene, Acre-Coeur, Same, Same, Same; Strip #2: Camel at the Zoo, Same, Same, Same, Same; Strip #3: Kitts, Knicker bocker, Me; Strip #4: Laper, Laper, A Picture, Me; Strip #5: Mayo 1, Same, Same ,Same Same, ; Mayo 1, Same, Same, Same, Same. 6 strips.   (item #2)
      • Film-Album Leicathèque Negative Strips Page 03: Strip #1: N. G, Me, DE, Eiffel Tower, Trocadero; Strip #2: Trocadero, Statue at Trocadero, Street scene, Statue, Fuhrman; Strip #3: Statue on Bridge, Same, Me, Fishing on the Seine; Same; Strip #4: Trocadero, Apartment, Eiffel Tower, Seine Foot Bridge, Seine Bridge; Strip #5: Seine Bridge, Fishing, Same, Same, Eiffel Tower; Strip #6: N-G, N-G, Sacre-Coeur, Same, Scene at Sacre-Coeur.; Strip #7: Horses. 7 strips.  (item #3)
      • Film-Album Leicathèque Negative Strips Page 04: Strip #1: Fogg on Train to Mulhouse, Me on Train to Mulhouse, N, G., N.G., N.G.; Strip #2: N.G., Fogg & Sad Sack, Me & Sad Sack, N.G., N.G.; Strip #3: Street scene Basle; Same, D.E., Me, Schutzenhaus in Basle; Strip #4: Schutzenhaus in Basle, Church in Basle, Same, Buick in Basle, Street vendor in Basle; Strip #5: Signpost in Basle, Laper in Basle, Store window in Basle, N.G., Policeman in Basle; Strip #6: Policeman in Basle, Store window, Castle-Thun; Strip #7: Castle-Thun, Hotel-Thun, Same. 7 strips.  (item #4)
      • Film-Album Leicathèque Negative Strips Page 05: Strip #1: Kandersteg Mountain scene, Same, Same, Same, Sleigh at Station; Strip #2: Kandersteg Mountain scene, Same, Laper, Mountain scene, Fogg; Strip #3: Kandersteg Mountain scene, Same, Fogg on Skiis, Same, Same; Strip #4 Laper on Skiis, Same, Same, Same, Same; Strip #5: Fogg & Laper, Same, Fogg & Me, Me, Me; Strip #6: Table scene, N. G., Children, Mountains, Same; Strip #7: Mountains, N.G., Fogg & Laper, Same. 7 strips.  (item #5)
      • Film-Album Leicathèque Negative Strips Page 06: Strip #1: Laper mountain climbing, Same, Kandersteg Village, Same, Same; Strip #2: Kandersteg Village, Same, N.G., Laper "on the way down," Same; Strip #3: Laper "on the way down," Same, Same, Same, Same; Strip #4: Tailing Party, Same, Same, Same, Same; Strip #5: Tailing Party, Same, Same, Same, Same; Strip #6: Tailing Party, Same, Same, Same, Same; Strip #7: Tailing Party, Same. 7 strips.  (item #6)
      • Film-Album Leicathèque Negative Strips Page 07: Strip #1: Kandersteg Winter Scenes, Same, Same, Same, Same; Strip #2: Kandersteg Winter Scenes, Same, Same, Same, Same; Strip #3: Kandersteg Winter Scenes, Same, Same, Same, Same; Strip #4: Kandersteg Winter Scenes, Same, Same, Same, Laper; Strip #5: Kandersteg Winter Scenes, Same, Same, Me, Winter Scene; Strip #6: Kandersteg Winter Scenes, Same, Same, Same, Laper; Strip #7: Laper, Laper, Same, Same. 7 strips.  (item #7)
      • Film-Album Leicathèque Negative Strips Page 08: Strip #1: Kurhaus, Same, Winter scene, Same, Church steeple; Strip #2: N.G., Church, Same, Store, Store; Strip #3: Street scenes, Same, Same, Same, Same; Strip #4: Church, Ski jump, Ski jump, Ski jump, Street scene; Strip #5: Street scene, Sleigh, Sleigh, N.G., N.G.; Strip #6: Snow scenes, Same, Same, Same, Kandersteg Station; Strip #7: Kandersteg Station. 7 strips.  (item #8)
      • Film-Album Leicathèque Negative Strips Page 09: Strips #1-7: Martigny Carnival. 7 strips.  (item #9)
      • Film-Album Leicathèque Negative Strips Page 10: Strips #1-4: Martigny Carnival; Strip #5: Swans at Geneva; Strip #6: Swans at Geneva. 6 strips.   (item #10)
      • Film-Album Leicathèque Negative Strips Page 11: Strip #1: Lake Geneva Birds; Strip #2: Geneva Street scenes; Strip #3: Geneva Street scenes; Strip #4: Geneva Street scenes, Same, Geneva Railway Station, Same, N.G.; Strip #5: Paris Art on Display. 5 strips.  (item #11)
      • Film-Album Leicathèque Negative Strips Page 12: Strips #1-4: Folies Bergère; Strip #5: Folies Bergère, Same, Animal, Llama, Llama; Strip #6: Llamas; Strip #7: Llamas. 7 strips.  (item #12)
      • Film-Album Leicathèque Negative Strips Page 13: Strip #1: Buffalo, Elephant, Same, Same, Same, Same; Strip #3: Elephant, Same, Same, Same, Same, Same; Strip #3: Wildebeest, The "Rock", Giraffe, Giraffe, Giraffe, Camel; Strip #4: Camels, The "Crowd", Goats, Goats; Strip #5: Mountain sheep, Same, Goat, Monkeys, Same. 5 strips.  (item #13)
      • Film-Album Leicathèque Negative Strips Page 14: Strip #1: Zoo visitors, Animal, Swan, Same, Same; Strip #2: Giraffe, Donkeys to ride, Same, Walrus, Riding camel; Strip #3: Riding camel, Flamingoes, Same, Same, Same; Strip #4: Pony, Pony, Peacock, Pony, Pony; Strip #5: Bears, Bear, Bear, Bear, Bear; Strip #6: Bear, Bear, Bear, Bear, Bear; Strip #7: Bear, Bear, Bear, Elephant. 7 strips.  (item #14)
      • Film-Album Leicathèque Negative Strips Page 15: Strip #1: Sacre Coeur, Same, Same, Same, Same; Strip #2: Sacre Coeur, Same, Same, Same, Same; Strip #3: Opera, Opera, St. Augustin, St. Augustin, American Embassy; Strip #4: American Embassy, Same, Concorde Square; Same, Same; Strip #5: Concorde Square, Arc de Triomphe, Same, Same, Same; Strip #6: Arc de Triomphe, Same, Same, Same, Same; Strip #7: Mess No. 1, Same, Parrot at Zoo, Same, Same. 7 strips.  (item #15)
      • Film-Album Leicathèque Negative Strips Page 16: At the Zoo: Strip #1: Monkeys, Same, Lion, Bird, Tiger; Strip #2: Tiger, Tiger, Tiger, Elephant, Same; Strip #3: Bear, "Flamingoes", Same, Bear, "Flamingoes"; Strip #4: "Flamingoes", Same, Hippo, Sea Lion, Same; Strip #5: Sea Lion, Kitts, Kitts, Swans, Swans; Strip #6: Swan, Swan, Lion, Lion, Lion; Strip #7: Goats, Goats, Llama, ?, ? 7 strips.  (item #16)
Series 6:
OVERSIZED MATERIALS
Oversize Folder os1#1132.os1
Plan de Paris / Nouveau Paris Monumental [Map of Paris / New Paris Monuments Map] French language. Scale: 1: 17.5. [ca. 1945] 29.75" x 22" 1 item
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