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Archie P. Kelley Oral History Interview, April 26, 2001

(Oral History #OH0197)

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Title: Archie P. Kelley Oral History Interview
Creators: Kelley, Archie P.
Lennon, Donald R.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 0.0050 Cubic feet, 1 audiocassette, 1.5 hours, 41 pages .

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General note

1918-1956

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No restrictions

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Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Archie P. Kelley Oral History Interview (#OH0197), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Archie P. Kelley

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  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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Captain Kelley, a Navy junior born in D.C., grew up in a Navy family primarily in California. After commenting briefly on his youth and US Naval Academy experiences, he describes his experiences in the USS WEST VIRIGINIA during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He comments on the aftermath of the attack, the raising of the WEST VIRIGNIA and the OKLAHOMA, and his service in the USS GANSEVOORT and FRAZIER. He details seven Pacific engagements, including attacks on Kwajalein and Gaudalcanal.

Captain Kelley entered the postgraduate course at MIT in 1944 and from there was assigned to work with Admiral Rickover in the nuclear submarine program. He discusses Admiral Rickover and development and testing of the NAUTILUS and SEA WOLF nuclear submarines and other aspects of his career until his resignation from the Navy in 1956 to enter the aerospace industry.

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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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