Edward G. Miller Papers, 1941-1966

Manuscript Collection #541

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

Title: Edward G. Miller Papers
Creator: Miller, Edward G.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers (1941-1966) including official orders, correspondence, and miscellaneous items.
Extent: 0.11 Cubic feet, 76 items , consisting of official orders, correspondence, and miscellaneous items.

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

Accessions Information

December 7, 1987, 76 items; Official correspondence file (1941-1966), reflecting naval career of U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1941 graduate. Gift of Capt. Edward G. Miller, Falls Church, Virginia.

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

Edward G. Miller Papers (#541), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Capt. Edward G. Miller

Processing Information

  • Processed by J. Layne, June 1988

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services

Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Captain Edward G. Miller, a member of the U.S. Naval Class of 1941, served on battleships and destroyers during World War II. Included in his wartime duty was service in the USS WASHINGTON operating in the Atlantic and then reassignment to the USS GHERARDI during the Normandy invasion.

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

The collection consists primarily of official orders, commendations, and correspondence. Orders (1941-1966) reflect Miller's service in the USS WASHINGTON (1941-1942); USS GHERARDI (1943-1946); USS GYATT (1955); USS ROBERT H. OWENS (1956-1957); USS RALEIGH (1964-1965); and the USS MONROVIA (1966). Other duty included Commander Sixth Fleet (1952), Commander Amphibious Squadron TEN, and Director of the Shipyards Policy Board (1964). Miller's commendations include two Bronze Stars received for duty in France (June 6, 1944) and during the Dominican Republic crisis (April 26-30, 1965).

Official correspondence includes a report from Robert McNamara (1964) concerning the function of the Shipyards Policy Board (1964). Of particular interest are the reports Miller wrote concerning various aspects of the Mediterranean cruise of the USS MONROVIA (1965-1966) and the reasons for the low enlistment in PHIBLANT (1965).

Miscellaneous items include copies of the magazine Knickerbocker from the USS NEW YORK's Midshipmen's Practice Cruise (1940), the USS WASHINGTON's Wash-Rag (1942), Capsule Facts of the Armed Forces--Dominican Republic (1965), and The Gator--Amphibious Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (May 21, 1965), which discusses the evacuation of the Dominican Republic and the role of the crew of the USS RALEIGH during that crisis. Miscellaneous newspaper clippings include articles concerning Captain Miller and the USS WASHINGTON. For related materials see O.H. 92.

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Card Catalog Entries Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Reading Room's card catalog. This system is no longer maintained, but it is left in place to help on-site researchers locate particular topics in the collection.

Autograph Entries :

  • McNamara, Robert S[trange] 1964

Subject Entries :

  • U.S.--DEPARTMENTS, COMMISSIONS, AGENCIES--Department of the Navy--Shipyards Policy Board
  • U.S.--MILITARY--Dominican Republic Crisis, 1965
  • U.S.--MILITARY--Navy--20th Century
  • U.S.--MILITARY--Navy--Publications--1940, 1942, 1965
  • U.S.--MILITARY--Navy--Ships--USS RALEIGH
  • U.S.--MILITARY--Navy--Units--PHIBLANT

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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