Waldron M. McLellon Papers, 1880-2001

(Manuscript Collection #491)

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Series 1 :
WALDRON M. MCLELLON
  • Box 1
    • Folder a
      USS OKLAHOMA, USS PERKINS, 1941-1942
      Orders, printed material, "History of USS PERKINS". 20 pages
    • Folder b
      Change of Duty 1943-1945
      Orders, government correspondence. 38 pages
    • Folder c
      Guam, 1946-1947
      Government correspondence, orders. 36 pages
    • Folder d
      Cheatham Annex, 1947-1949
      Government correspondence, orders. 56 pages
    • Folder e
      Radiology Courses, 1949-1951
      Government correspondence, printed material, correspondence, certificates, diploma, grade reports. 36 pages
    • Folder f
      Orders relating to Armed Forces Special Weapons Project while stationed at Sandia AF Base, 1951-1953
      Orders, government documents, commendations and correspondence, miscellaneous handwritten pages. 133 pages
    • Folder g
      Ohio State University, 1951-1952
      Government correspondence and documents, grade reports, miscellaneous handwritten pages. 26 pages
    • Folder h
      Duty, 1951-1956
      Government correspondence and documents, certificate of appointment as a Commander of the Civil Engineer Corps in the U.S. Navy, certificate for participation in Operation Teapot atomic energy tests in Nevada. 80 pages
    • Folder i
      Orders, 1954-1955
      Correspondence, government documents and correspondence, commendations. 34 pages
    • Folder j
      Coursework Completed 1952-1958
      Government documents and correspondence, correspondence, certificates. 23 pages
    • Folder k
      Eniwetok-Bikini Atolls Atomic Energy Tests, 1952-1954
      Two certificates, copy and original of "More Minus than Plus,". 116 pages
    • Folder l
      Duty, 1957-1958
      Government correspondence and documents, correspondence, newsletter, certificate. 96 pages
    • Folder m
      Duty, 1959
      Postcards, printed material, government documents and reports, personal correspondence, certificate. 51 pages
    • Folder n
      Summer Management Program at Monterey Management School, 1956-1958
      Charts, memorandums, reports, agendas, government correspondence, seminar notes, suggested topics for seminar. 84 pages
  • Box 2
    • Folder a
      Post Graduate Education, 1960
      Correspondence, government documents, reports. 21 pages
    • Folder b
      Investigation into Accidental Death of U.S.Navy Stewardsman Pilapil, Dec. 1959 (Naval Station, Charleston,SC)
      Government correspondence and documents, blueprint, hand-written notes, copy of newspaper clipping. 53 pages
    • Folder c
      Duty, 1960
      Government reports, official and personal correspondence. 124 pages
    • Folder d
      Orders, 1960-1961
      Official and personal correspondence, government reports. 56 pages
    • Folder e
      Duty, 1961
      Official and personal correspondence, printed material, government records, . 188 pages
    • Folder f
      Duty, 1962
      List of names and addresses, personal and official correspondence, "Nuclear Weapons Effects" booklet (Quick Reference Guide by General Electric, 1958). 98 pages
    • Folder g
      Orders, 1962-1963
      Official correspondence, government reports, certificate, retirement documents. 48 pages
    • Folder h
      National Fallout Shelter Survey Materials, 1962-1963
      Articles "The National Fallout Shelter Survey Results," "The National Fallout Shelter Survey and Marking Program Part I- Initiation" prepared by McLellon for publication in The Military Engineer, correspondence, printed material. 49 pages
    • Folder i-j
      Fallout Shelter Books, 1959-1964, 1996
      Civil Defense publications plus 1996 explanatory note from McLellon. 358 pages
    • Folder k
      Post Graduate Education, 1962-1963
      Certificates, handwritten notes, correspondence, magazine pages, and brochure re looking into schools to attend for obtaining a PhD. after retiring. 73 pages
  • Box 3
    • Folder a
      Materials re Post-Retirement Opportunities, 1962-1963
      Applications, resumes, printed material, personal and official correspondence, handwritten notes, and clippings re searching for job opportunities after retiring from the Navy. 63 pages
    • Folder b
      Battleships Histories
      Mar. 1981 issue of Shipmate containing the article "History of USS Perkins;" "Where did they go from Battleship Row?" article from Dec. 1977 issue of The Retired Officer; history of USS OKLAHOMA from Naval Records & History Office (1951). 62 pages
    • Folder c
      Personal and Family-Related Materials, 1937-1981
      Clippings, correspondence, cards, certificate, abstract for "A Proposal for a National Advisory Council on Operator Training." 56 pages
    • Folder d
      Biographical Materials, 1918-1983
      Magazine clippings, resumes, government records, marriage and birth certificates, biography, correspondence, sheet music dedicated to Waldron McLellon (many items here are copies). 59 pages
    • Folder e
      School Records, 1925-1967
      Report cards, programs, diplomas, certificates, correspondence, printed material, clippings. 80 pages
    • Folder f
      Awards and Certificates,1943-1982
      Awards, certificates. 15 pages
    • Folder g
      Reminiscences and Poetry, 1941-1993
      Reminiscences and poetry re military experience and life post retirement by Waldron McLellon. 106 pages
    • Folder h
      Newspapers, 1941, 1991
      2 copies of 50th anniversary issue (1991) of The Orlando Sentinel, regarding the bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 (includes reminiscence by McLellon). 8 pages
    • Folder i
      Writings and Correspondence related to War Reminiscences 1962-1993
      Cards, programs, correspondence, printed material, writings of Waldron McLellon (mainly WWII, but also Viet Nam War). 86 pages
    • Folder j
      Publications, 1979-1989
      "Proceed Immediately. . ." article by Waldron McLellon for Golden Lucky Bag of Class of '41; Dec. 1979 journal issue for Florida Engineering Society (McLellon is president and his photograph is on the front page); list of his publications. 92 pages
  • Box 4
    • Folder a
      Autobiography
      "Reflections" (1985) by Waldron McLellon. 240 pages
    • Folder b
      Miscellaneous, 1935-1998
      Correspondence about WWII in Australia, program, photograph of Franklin D. Roosevelt signing the Social Security Act (Aug. 14, 1935), certificate, clippings, printed material, postcards, card. 75 pages
    • Folder c
      World War II Reminiscences, 1941-1943, 1996-2000
      Copies of magazine clippings, periodicals and newsletter containing WWII reminiscences (not written by McLellon) about Pearl Harbor, Midway, and the USS NEVADA; poetry by Kenneth Shirk (firecontrolman first class aboard USS PERKINS 1941-1943) re WWII; in-depth reminiscences by Charles Lee Burbage re Pearl Harbor and Battle of Midway. 81 pages.
    • Folder d
      USS OKLAHOMA, USS PERKINS, 1941-1943
      Copies of government documents, copy of telegrams, excerpts from books, histories. 82 pages
    • Folder e
      USS PERKINS Reunion Video, 1996
      Videocassette of 1996 USS PERKINS Reunion. 1 item
    • Folder f
      USS PERKINS, 1991-2000
      Correspondence, roster of shipmates, printed material, photographs, cards, clippings. 104 pages
    • Folder g
      USS PERKINS, 1999, 2002
      Book Boys to Men: Stories of men who served aboard the USS Perkins [DD-377] during World War II by William P. Mitchell; McLellon's contribution to Mitchell's book. 95 pages
  • Box 5
    • Folder a
      The Perk-U-Lator, 1991-2000
      Newsletter of the USS PERKINS Association (largely complete run for 1991-July 2000). 138 pages
    • Folder b
      Research Material for Writings 1991-1996
      Printed material, card, correspondence. 32 pages
Series 2 :
UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY CLASS OF 1941 REUNIONS
  • Box 5
    • Folder c
      Class of 1941 Twenty and Twenty-five Year Reunions Books, Fifty Year Reunion Programs
      Twenty-years book (pub.1962), and twenty-five years book and proof copy (pub.1965), fifty-years programs (1991). 202 pages
    • Folder d
      Class of 1941 Fifty Year Reunion-Correspondence, Filed by Last Name: Ball-Delano
      Correspondents: George C. Ball, Jr., J. V. Bartlett, Robert L. Baughan, David B. Benham, Thomas G. Buell, Thomas P. Cocke, William J. Daly, Victor Delano; "Some Philosophy for 1988" by Waldron McLellon. (1939, 1988-1990) 72 pages.
    • Folder e
      Class of 1941 Fifty Year Reunion-Correspondence, Filed by Last Name: Einstein-Jackson
      Correspondents: Seymour Einstein, C. L. Fears, Paul N. Gray, Pleas E. Greenlee, Jr., Jacques B. Hadler, George Hagerman, William F. Heavey, Jr., Enders P. Huey, David H. Jackson; clipping. (1988-1990) 76 pages
    • Folder f
      Class of 1941 Fifty Year Reunion-Correspondence, Filed by Last Name: Jamison-Lynn
      Correspondents: James P. Jamison, Tommy Blount re Harry Bean Jarrett, Archie P. Kelley, Sheldon H. Kinney, Joseph Lynn; "Uncle Beanie" by Waldron McLellon. (1988-1991) 69 pages
    • Folder g
      Class of 1941 Fifty Year Reunion-Correspondence, Filed by Last Name: Malcolm-Murphy
      Correspondents: E. A. Malcolm, J. T. Materi, A. G. McIntyre, Allan Shaw McLellon, Charles J. Merdinger, Mary Merdinger, Ed Miller, Victor A. Moitoret, W. P. Murphy; writings by Waldron McLellon. (1988-1991) 70 pages
    • Folder h
      Class of 1941 Fifty Year Reunion-Correspondence, Filed by Last Name: Neely-Price
      Correspondents: William W. Neely, John Newland, William M. Nicholson, F. F. Parry, Frank H. Price. (1987-1989) 64 pages
    • Folder i
      Class of 1941 Fifty Year Reunion-Correspondence, Filed by Last Name: Quilter-Thomas
      Correspondents: J. F. Quilter, Roland Rieve, Earl J. Rowse, Tully Shelley, Jr., Vining A. Sherman, C. W. Styer, Joseph K. Taussig, Jr., Kenneth M. Tebo, Robert E. Thomas. (1987-1990) 66 pages
  • Box 6
    • Folder a
      Class of 1941 Fifty Year Reunion-Correspondence, Filed by Last Name: Wright-Zirkle
      Correspondents: Richard M. Wright, Frederick C. Wyse, Joseph C. Zirkle; reminiscences of Richard "Dick" M. Wright . (1988-1989) 87 pages
    • Folder b
      Class of 1941 Fifty Year Reunion-Biographies for 50-Year Lucky Bag
      Biography Data Forms, Correspondence. (1989-1990, 1996) 209 pages
    • Folder c
      Class of 1941 Sixty Year Reunion--Correspondence
      Correspondence and photographs, July 1999 - January 2000. 58 pages
    • Folder d
      Class of 1941 Sixty Year Reunion--Correspondence
      Correspondence and photographs, February 2000. 57 pages
    • Folder e
      Class of 1941 Sixty Year Reunion--Correspondence
      Correspondence, photographs, and diskette titled "60th Lucky Bag, Gene & Ann Somers" March 2000. 83 pages
    • Folder f
      Class of 1941 Sixty Year Reunion--Correspondence
      Correspondence, clipping and photographs, April 2000. 68 pages
    • Folder g
      Class of 1941 Sixty Year Reunion--Correspondence
      Correspondence, May through July 2000, and May 2001; photograph, Waldron McLellon biographical sketch, diskette and print-out of "Double Up and Secure" by Waldron McLellon. 75 pages
  • Box 7
    • Folder a
      Shipmate Columns by Waldron McLellon 1941-1957
      Copies of magazine clippings. 200 pages
    • Folder b
      Shipmate Columns by Waldron McLellon 1958-1978
      Copies of magazine clippings. 213 pages
    • Folder c
      Shipmate Columns by Waldron McLellon 1979-1991
      Magazine clippings. 155 pages
    • Folder d
      Shipmate Columns by Waldron McLellon 1989-1996
      Magazine clippings. 98 pages
    • Folder e
      Shipmate Columns by Waldron McLellon Jan 1991-June 1995
      Magazine clippings. 105 pages
    • Folder f
      Shipmate Columns by Waldron McLellon July/August 1995-December 1997
      Magazine clippings. 110 pages
    • Folder g
      Shipmate Columns by Waldron McLellon 1998-July/August 2000
      Magazine clippings. 84 pages
    • Folder h
      USNA Class of 1941 Roster
      Article from website, United States Naval Academy Class of 1941 Class Roster. (1995-1999) 43 pages
Series 3 :
GENEALOGY
  • Box 8
    • Folder a
      McLellon, Murrill, Shaw Families-- Genealogy Notes
      Report card, printed material, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photocopy of family genealogy, Civil War service records. 56 pages
    • Folder b
      Roll of the 22nd National Encampment of the GAR, Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 12-14, 1888
      Booklet. 19 pages
    • Folder c
      William Henry Crone--Crone Family Notes
      Photocopy of clipping (1939) and of letter (1935), genealogy notes, Civil War service records. 22 pages
Series 4 :
CLYDE HALL MCLELLON
  • Box 8
    • Folder d
      Clyde Hall McLellon--Appts., 1904-1909
      Government reports, certificates. 12 pages
    • Folder e
      Clyde Hall McLellon Correspondence 1907-1920
      Correspondence, personal and official telegrams. 115 pages
    • Folder f
      Clyde Hall McLellon Correspondence, 1921-1930
      Official and personal correspondence, inventories. 169 pages
    • Folder g
      Clyde Hall McLellon--Chemical Warfare School 1926
      Certificates, thesis "Use of Chemicals by the Navy Against Permanent Shore Fortifications," examinations. 15 pages
    • Folder h
      Clyde Hall McLellon-USS ANTARES, U.S. Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Rifle Range Party 1930-1931
      Personal and official correspondence concerning organizing a rifle range party from the USS ANTARES while at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. 141 pages
    • Folder i
      Clyde Hall McLellon--Correspondence 1931-1946
      Personal and governmental correspondence, report, government document, telegram. 82 pages
    • Folder j
      Clyde Hall McLellon--Miscellaneous
      Booklet Small Arms Firing Regulations, U.S. Navy (1923), postcards, map, certificates, printed material, handwritten pages, calling cards, clippings, correspondence, notes, reminiscences, military service records, map of U.S. Naval Station at Fromentine in France (1918), Recollections of Clyde Hall McLellon by Waldron Murrill McLellon (1987). 115 pages
Series 5 :
CHRISTIAN JACOB CRONE
  • Box 9
    • Folder a
      Christian Jacob Crone-- Appointments and Service, 1891-1989
      Certificates bound in leather, certificates, copy of 1918 Navy Cross certificate. 7 pages.
    • Folder b
      Christian Jacob Crone Diary (1902-1914)
      Original and photocopy, (also comments by Waldron M. McLellon). 120 pages.
    • Folder c
      Christian Crone--Miscellaneous
      Health record book, "Outstanding Events in United States Naval History," The Boat Book of the United States Navy, card, biographical sketch by Waldron M. McLellon (1986). 181 pages
    • Folder d
      Christian Crone--Sweeping the North Sea Mine Barrage
      Book titled Sweeping the North Sea Mine Barrage written in 1919 by Christian Crone. 81 pages
    • Folder e
      Christian Crone-Service on USS AVOCET 1918-1919
      Recollections by Howard Sharp of service as Pharmacist's Mate First Class (written 1987). 9 pages
    • Folder f
      Christian Crone--Orders 1891-1930
      Official and personal correspondence, telegrams. 88 pages
    • Folder g
      Christian Crone--Orders 1909-1925
      Official correspondence, orders. 144 pages
  • Box 10
    • Folder a
      Christian Crone--Orders 1898-1927
      Official and personal correspondence, telegrams, government documents. 98 pages
    • Folder b
      Christian Crone--Orders 1923-1926
      official correspondence, orders. 70 pages
Series 6 :
DAVID WALDRON CRONE
  • Box 10
    • Folder c
      David Waldron Crone-- Appointment book
      Certificates, program, identification cards, note. (1934-1984) 16 pages
    • Folder d
      David Waldron Crone--Crossing the Line 1951
      Certificates, correspondence, printed material, program. 7 pages
    • Folder e
      David Waldron Crone--USS Albany
      Clippings, pamphlets, program, card, correspondence, certificate. (ca. 1951) 17 pages.
Series 7 :
PHOTOGRAPHS
  • Box 11
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    • Folder a  (1 item digitized)
      Photographs: Guam 1945-1947
      Photographs, notes (1984). 49 items
    • Folder c
      Photographs: W. M. McLellon Family
      Photographs (1978-1986). 3 items
    • Folder d
      Photographs: USS ALBANY
      Photographs, clippings (1945,1951). 27 items
    • Folder e
      Photographs: Clyde Hall McLellon
      Photographs (1914-1967). 50 items
    • Folder f
      Photograph: William Patrick Heaney
      Photograph of Heaney in GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) regalia (1870s or 1880s), notes (1984, 1986). 3 items
    • Folder g
      Photograph: C.J. Crone--Personal
      Photographs (1895-1911, 1920s), note (1984). 14 items
    • Folder h
      Photographs: C.J. Crone--Haiti, Guam
      Photographs (1900-1929), notes (1984). 52 items
    • Folder i
      Photographs: C.J. Crone--Cuba, Nassau, Mexico
      Undated photographs. 30 items.
    • Folder j
      Photographs: C.J. Crone-- Miscellaneous Caribbean
      Photographs, postcards. (1900-1930) 21 items
    • Folder k
      Photographs: C. J. Crone--World War I
      Photographs, postcards. 59 items
    • Folder l
      Photographs: C. J. Crone--Crews, Friends, Ships
      Original photographs, reprints and postcards (1899-1927), handwritten note (1984). 38 items
    • Folder m
      Photographs: C. J. Crone--Hunting, Fishing, miscellaneous
      Photographs (1911-1930), envelope (1984). 31 items
    • Folder n
      Photographs: C. J. Crone, David W. Crone,
      Photographs (1935, 1946). 2 items
    • Folder o
      Photographs: Miscellaneous
      Photographs (1940, 1948, undated). 15 items
Series 8 :
OVERSIZE MATERIALS

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