North Carolina Shipbuilding Collection, 1939-1979, undated

Manuscript Collection #62

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  • Box 1
    Correspondence 1939-1979
    • Folder a
      Letters pertaining to the North Carolina Shipbuilding Company and S.S. Zebulon B. Vance, a hospital ship 1948-1956
    • Folder b
      Letters pertaining to the surplus yards located in Wilmington, North Carolina after World War II 1947-1951
    • Folder c
      Letters pertaining to the founding and building of the North Carolina Shipbuilding Company 1939-1942
    • Folder d
      Correspondence from various persons to both Ralph Scott and William Still 1975-1977
    • Folder e
      Correspondence between various persons and William Still, Ralph Scott's thesis director 1975-1979
  • Box 2
    Printed Materials 1941-1975, undated
    • Folder a
      Clippings (Newport News Daily Press) concerning building of shipyards, union organization, and the anti-union NLRB cases 1941-1945
    • Folder b
      Clippings (Raleigh News & Observer) concerning the actions against unions, the NC Ship. Co.'s operations and wartime activities in Wilmington 1941-1949
    • Folder c
      Clippings (Shipyard Worker) concerning the evolution of the NC Shipbuilding Company, workers, and ship production. 1942-1946
    • Folder d
      Clippings (Wilmington Morning Star) concerning the evolution of the shipyards, ships built at the NCSB, and the economy of Wilmington 1941-1949
    • Folder e
      Typewritten histories of S.S. Zebulon B. Vance1941, undated
    • Folder f
      Materials related to the history of S.S. John Meany, including copies of the ship's newspaper, Compass1944, undated
    • Folder g
      Book titled Five Years of North Carolina Shipbuilding, eleven copies of Shipyard Bulletin, and Marine Age1941-1945
    • Folder h
      Various copies of articles and chapters pertaining to shipping and Wilmington 1946, undated
    • Folder i
      Book titled Zebulon B. Vance: U.S. Liberty Ship. publ. 1962. NC Dept. of Archives and History by Beth Crabtree 1962
    • Folder j
      Chapters of books and articles from South Atlantic Quarterly and The Navy and Industrial Mobilization in WWII1949-1951, undated
    • Folder k
      Book on USS North Carolina, chapter copies from Ships of the American Merchant Fleet, Fortune Magazine, Nov. 1936 and July 1943, Ships For Freedom and Report of Special Committee on National Defense1936-1975
  • Box 3
    Legal Papers 1941-1946
    • Folder a
      Documents related to S.S Zebulon B. Vance and S.S. John J. Meany, 1942
    • Folder b
      Legal documents of Case R5455 and 5-C-1237, statements and responses concerning union practices, depositions, etc. From National Archives RG25, 1943
    • Folder c
      Legal documents of Case 5-R-1528, actual transcripts of case involving union elections, petitions and decisions of the NLRB. From NA RG 25 and 280 1943-1944
    • Folder d
      Legal documents of Case 5-C-1565 involving illegal practices versus the unionization of workers, statements, etc. From NA RG 25 1942-1946
    • Folder e
      Photocopy of the North Carolina Shipbuilding Company bylaws 1941-1943
  • Box 4
    Reports 1941-1976, undated
    • Folder a
      Various reports and records concerning Wilmington and the NC Shipbuilding Company 1941-1942, undated
    • Folder b
      Reports ranging from Wilmington population to the lunch menu from the shipyard's café 1942-1944, undated
    • Folder c
      Materials related to the history of S.S. Zebulon B. Vance1946-1948, undated
    • Folder d
      Materials relating to the use of power and light by the NC Shipbuilding Company 1942-1947, undated
    • Folder e
      Financial reports of the North Carolina Shipbuilding Company 1944-1951, undated
    • Folder f
      Papers of the NCSPA relationship with the North Carolina Shipbuilding company. Documents from North Carolina State Archives, Perkins Library, Duke University, and Nat. Archives RG 178 1945-1963
    • Folder g
      Reports related to the use of the Wilmington shipyard and port depths 1958-1967, undated
    • Folder h
      Reports related to the NC Shipbuilding Company and various other shipyards including Newport News, Virginia 1943-1945
    • Folder i
      NC Shipbuilding Company production reports, speeches, interviews with workers, etc. From NA RG 178 and 179 1941-1976
    • Folder j
      Copies of reports titled Employing Women in Shipyards by the Women's Bureau and A Statistical Summary of the Wilmington Area by the US Dept. of Labor. Also records pertaining to the Department of Defense 1943-1946, undated
    • Folder k
      Copy of Gerald Fischer's A Statistical Summary of Shipbuilding Under the US Maritime Commission During WWII. Hist. Reports of War Administration, 1949
  • Box 5
    Research Materials 1944-1977, undated
    • Folder a
      An interview transcript and several pages of handwritten research notes, 1944, undated
    • Folder b
      Notecards, handwritten notations concerning the history of S.S. Zebulon B. Vance1944-1948, undated
    • Folder c
      Various typewritten and handwritten notes undated
    • Folder d
      Materials such as hand written research notes on notebook paper and a typewritten copy of a thesis chapter, undated
    • Folder e
      Edited copy of Ralph Scott's thesis, 1977
  • Box 6
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    Photographs 1943-1947, undated
    • Folder a  (1 item digitized)
      Photographs of various vessels including S.S. Zebulon B. Vance, as well as crew and officers 1943-1947, undated
    • Folder b
      Numerous photocopies of photographs of several ships, as well as an unidentified man, undated
  • Box 7
    • Folder a
      The Independent Press (photocopies). 17 Issues
      • The Independent Press, Vol. 1, No. 1 "Yard's Workers Accept USA: Outsiders' Drive Is Halted." Published by and for the employees of the N. C. Shipbuilding Company, Wilmington, North Carolina. Photocopy of original newspaper. 11" x 17". 5/14/1944  (item #1)
      • The Independent Press, Vol. 1, No. 2 "CIO Humiliates World War Fighters." Published by and for the employees of the N. C. Shipbuilding Company, Wilmington, North Carolina. Photocopy of original newspaper. 11" x 17". 5/18/1944  (item #2)
      • The Independent Press, Vol. 1, No. 3 "More Income Seen Under USA." Published by and for the employees of the N. C. Shipbuilding Company, Wilmington, North Carolina. Photocopy of original newspaper. 11" x 17". 5/25/1944  (item #3)
      • The Independent Press, Vol. 1, No. 4 "USA Shows Steady Membership Gains." Published by and for the employees of the N. C. Shipbuilding Company, Wilmington, North Carolina. Photocopy of original newspaper. 11" x 17". 6/1/1944  (item #4)
      • The Independent Press, Vol. 1, No. 5 "Ships Built in Carolina Yard Participate in Invasion Move." Published by and for the employees of the N. C. Shipbuilding Company, Wilmington, North Carolina. Photocopy of original newspaper. 11" x 17". 6/8/1944  (item #5)
      • The Independent Press, Vol. 1, No. 6 "CIO Strikes Despite Invasion; Bond Drive Starts With 'Whoop.'" Published by and for the employees of the N. C. Shipbuilding Company, Wilmington, North Carolina. Photocopy of original newspaper. 11" x 17". 6/15/1944  (item #6)
      • The Independent Press, Vol. 1, No. 7 "CIO Gets Another Drubbing in Vote." Published by and for the employees of the N. C. Shipbuilding Company, Wilmington, North Carolina. Photocopy of original newspaper. 11" x 17". 6/22/1944  (item #7)
      • The Independent Press, Vol. 1, No. 9 "Workers Ready to Vote Against CIO; Voting Ordered But Exact Date Is Yet to be Set." Published by and for the employees of the N. C. Shipbuilding Company, Wilmington, North Carolina. Photocopy of original newspaper. 11" x 17". 7/6/1944 Note: #8 missing.  (item #8)
      • The Independent Press, Vol. 1, No. 10 "Workers Rally to USA Standard; Future Clear-Cut In NLRB Vote.; White and Colored Workers Join in Move for Drubbing of CIO Union in Next Vote." Published by and for the employees of the N. C. Shipbuilding Company, Wilmington, North Carolina. Photocopy of original newspaper. 11" x 17". 7/13/1944  (item #9)
      • The Independent Press, Vol. 1, No. 11 "CIO Union Hanging on Ropes; Record of Yard Brings Contract for More Ships; Defeat Looms for Radicals; USA Is Gaining." Published by and for the employees of the N. C. Shipbuilding Company, Wilmington, North Carolina. Photocopy of original newspaper. 11" x 17". 7/20/1944  (item #10)
      • The Independent Press, Vol. 1, No. 12 "CIO Union Crawls Out of Vote Fate; USA Protests NLRB Vote Delay; USA Appeal Asks for Election in Yard as Planned." Published by and for the employees of the N. C. Shipbuilding Company, Wilmington, North Carolina. Photocopy of original newspaper. 11" x 17". 7/27/1944  (item #11)
      • The Independent Press, Vol. 1, No. 13 "Watch CIO Warning is Sounded Here; They're Beat But They Will Start Up Anew." Published by and for the employees of the N. C. Shipbuilding Company, Wilmington, North Carolina. Photocopy of original newspaper. 11" x 17". 8/3/1944  (item #12)
      • The Independent Press, Vol. 1, No. 14 USA Confidently Waits for Election; CIO Sounds Its Usual Wail of 'Unfair' Labor Practices; CIO Now Quiet, But Workers in Yard Must Watch." Published by and for the employees of the N. C. Shipbuilding Company, Wilmington, North Carolina. Photocopy of original newspaper. 11" x 17". 8/10/1944  (item #13)
      • The Independent Press, Vol. 1, No. 15 "Defeated CIO Issues Usual Threats; Organizers Rant About Situation; Seek More Dues." Published by and for the employees of the N. C. Shipbuilding Company, Wilmington, North Carolina. Photocopy of original newspaper. 11" x 17". 8/17/1944  (item #14)
      • The Independent Press, Vol. 1, No. 46 [16] "Radicals' False Claims Bared in Yard; USA Wants Bargaining Agency in N. C. Yard; Independents Wait Reply of Company Heads." Published by and for the employees of the N. C. Shipbuilding Company, Wilmington, North Carolina. Photocopy of original newspaper. 11" x 17". 8/31/1944  (item #15)
      • The Independent Press, Vol. 1, No. 47 [17] "Victory of Independents Scored at Newport News Rocks CIO Here; Defeat of Radical Outfit is Hailed; USA is Confident." Published by and for the employees of the N. C. Shipbuilding Company, Wilmington, North Carolina. Photocopy of original newspaper. 11" x 17". 9/7/1944  (item #16)
      • The Independent Press, Vol. 1, No. 25 "Land Appeals for Speedy Building of Ships Here for Big Offensives; All-Out Production Urged in Telegram Sent to Yard Here." Published by and for the employees of the N. C. Shipbuilding Company, Wilmington, North Carolina. Photocopy of original newspaper. 11" x 17". 10/12/1944  (item #17)

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