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Fay Brackett Settle Oral History Interview, February 20, 1986, July 11, 1986

Oral History #OH0081

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Title: Fay Brackett Settle Oral History Interview
Creators: Lennon, Donald R.
Settle, Fay Brackett
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 0.01 Cubic feet, 2 audiocassettes, 3 hours, 67 pages .

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Repository does not own copyright to the oral history collection. Permission to cite, reproduce, or broadcast must be obtained from both the repository and the participants in the oral history, or their heirs.

Preferred Citation

Fay Brackett Settle Oral History Interview (#OH0081), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Fay Brackett Settle

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  • Encoded by Apex Data Services

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Mrs. Settle recounts her background in Massachusetts, her marriage to Thomas G. W. Settle, and her subsequent experiences as the wife of a naval officer. Included are commentary on Admiral Settle's service aboard airships (1924-1929), his participation in balloon races and experiments in lighter-than-air travel, as well as her own experiences in airship travel. She also describes life in China and the Far East while her husband was assigned to various commands within the Asiatic Fleet (1934-1938, 1945-1946). Other commentary concerns her life during World War II, residence at Newport, R.I., and travel to Turkey.

In her second interview Mrs. Settle continues her discussion of experiences in Turkey. She then recounts Admiral Settle's duty in New Orleans with the 8th Naval District, in San Diego with the Pacific Fleet, and in Norway prior to his retirement in 1957.

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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