U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Collection: Virgil Duane Grier Papers, 1856-1865, 1943-1946

Manuscript Collection #677-038

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  • Box 1
    • Folder a
      Papers (1895-1991) including A Sketch of Naval Life by John A. Grier, Ex Chief Engineer, U. S. N. The Yale, Englewood, Ill., Dec. 12, 1895. Photocopy typescript mss. 29 p.; ESCAMBIA SCRAPBOOK, compiled by Harry R. White, Virgil D. and June J. Grier [ca. 1991]. Photocopy typescript. Spiral bound. 88 p. Note: A Sketch of Naval Life has the following note: "Read before the Military Order of the Loyal Legion Illinois Commandery, Dec. 13, 1895," 2 items. 117 p. Recd. 12/13/1995
    • Folder b
      Scrapbook (1942-1945) of memorabilia relating to the USS ESCAMBIA (AO-80) during World War II collected by Virgil Duane Grier and presented by Linda Grier Pulliam, including manuscripts, printed materials, photographic prints, maps, ephemera, etc. 1 vol. 80 items. ca. 150 p.
  • Box 2
    • Folder a
      Deck Log #1 (10/28 - 12/31/1943) of the USS ESCAMBIA (AO-80) belonging to Virgil D. Grier, pp. 1-67. Photocopy. 1 item. 67 p. Note: Declasssified by NARA from Record Group 24.
    • Folder b
      Deck Log #2 (1/1 - 3/31/1944) of the USS ESCAMBIA (AO-80) belonging to Virgil D. Grier, pp. 68-203. Photocopy. 1 item. 135 p. Note: Declasssified by NARA from Record Group 24.
    • Folder c
      Deck Log #3 (4/1 - 6/30/1944) of the USS ESCAMBIA (AO-80) belonging to Virgil D. Grier, pp. 204-329. Photocopy. 1 item. 125 p. Note: Declasssified by NARA from Record Group 24.
    • Folder d
      Deck Log #4 (7/1 - 9/30/1944) of the USS ESCAMBIA (AO-80) belonging to Virgil D. Grier, pp. 330-436. Photocopy. 1 item. 106 p. Note: Declasssified by NARA from Record Group 24.
    • Folder e
      Deck Log #5 (10/1 - 12/31/1944) of the USS ESCAMBIA (AO-80) belonging to Virgil D. Grier, pp. 437-563. Photocopy. 1 item. 126 p. Note: Declasssified by NARA from Record Group 24.
    • Folder f
      Deck Log #6 (1/1 - 3/31/1944) of the USS ESCAMBIA (AO-80) belonging to Virgil D. Grier, pp. 564-676. Photocopy. 1 item. 112 p. Note: Declasssified by NARA from Record Group 24.
    • Folder g
      Deck Log #7 (4/1 - 6/30/1945) of the USS ESCAMBIA (AO-80) belonging to Virgil D. Grier, pp. 677-806. Photocopy. 1 item. 129 p. Note: Declasssified by NARA from Record Group 24.
  • Box 3
    • Folder a
      Deck Log #8 (7/1 - 9/30/1945) of the USS ESCAMBIA (AO-80) belonging to Virgil D. Grier, pp. 1-62 [63]. Photocopy. 1 item. 63 p. Note: Declasssified by NARA from Record Group 24.
    • Folder b
      Deck Log #8 (10/1 - 12/30/1945) of the USS ESCAMBIA (AO-80) belonging to Virgil D. Grier, pp. 63-111. Photocopy. 1 item. 48 p. Note: Declasssified by NARA from Record Group 24.
    • Folder c
      Deck Log #10 (1/1 - 2/20/1946) of the USS ESCAMBIA (AO-80) belonging to Virgil D. Grier, pp. 112-140. Photocopy. 1 item. 28 p. Note: Declasssified by NARA from Record Group 24.
  • Box 4
    • Folder a
      H.A.B. "IT" (10/29 - 12/29/1942) vol. 1, no. 1 - vol. 1, no. 5, newsletter of the U. S. Naval Reserve Air Base [ U. S. Naval Air Station], Hutchinson, KS. Mimeographed. 7 items ca. 55 p. Note. Bi-weekly.
    • Folder b
      H.A.B.I.T (1/7 - 4/3/1943) vol. 2, no. 6 - vol. 2, no. [12], newsletter of the U. S. Naval Air Station, Hutchinson, KS. Mimeographed. 6 items ca. 84 p. Note. Bi-weekly.
    • Folder c
      HABIT (4/17 - 7/24/1943) vol. 1, no. 1 - vol. 1, no. 5, newsletter of the U. S. Naval Air Station, Hutchinson, KS. Mimeographed. 7 items ca. 98 p. Note. Bi-weekly.
  • Box 5
    • Folder a
      The Growler (7/4/1942 - 4/3/1943) vol. 1, no. 1 - vol. 2, no. [8], newsletter of Moffett Field, California. Mimeographed. 21 items ca. 105 p.
    • Folder b
      The Eighty Times (6/4 - 6/18/1944; 9/1/1945) vol. 1, no. 1 - vol. 1, no. 3; [vol 2, no. 1] newsletter of the U. S. Naval Air Station, Hutchinson, KS. Mimeographed. 4 items ca. 23 p.
    • Folder c
      Lifelines (12/17/1974 - 12/17/1990) [vol. 1, no. 1] - vol. 16, no. 126, newsletter written and published by Virgil D. Grier for veterans of the USS ESCAMBIA (AO-80) Photocopied. 127 items ca. 378 p.
    • Folder d
      Lifelines (2/28/1991 - 9/13/2005) vol. 16, no. 127 - vol. 30, no. 222, newsletter written and published by Virgil D. Grier for veterans of the USS ESCAMBIA (AO-80) Photocopied. 95 items ca. 475 p.
  • Box 6
    • Folder a
      WVTY Presents Ulithi Encyclopedia, Volume the First, Edited by Hatae [a Ulithi native]. Ulithi: WVTY Special Projects Division, 10 March 1945) Mimeographed. 1 item. 31 p/ Note: Based on material presented in "Ulithi Encylopedia" the Sunday evening series of talks broadcast by Armed Forces Radio Station WVTY.
    • Folder b
      32 Official Photographs of U. S. Navy Battleships, Heavy Cruisers, Light Cruisers, Destroyers, Submarines, Destroyer Escorts, P. T.-Boats. Reproduced from official U. S. Navy Photographs. (New York, NY: Plane Facts Co. n.d.) 1 item. 32 p. Note: Photographs in original envelope. Ships numbers marked on photographs; ships fueled by ESCAMBIA during World War II noted on verso of photographs.
    • Folder c
      Castaway's Baedeker to the South Seas. 2d Edition. Prepared Jointly by Commander Air Force, Pacific Fleet and Joint Intelligence Center, Pacific Ocean Areas, September 1943. Pamphlet. 1 item. 50 p.
    • Folder d
      Navy Training Courses: Instructions for Use in Preparation for the Rating of Yeoman 2c. Edition of 1938. Prepared under the supervision of the Bureau of Navigation. Restricted -- For Official Use Only. (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1938) Book. 1 item. 91 p.
    • Folder e
      Navy Training Courses: Instructions for Use in Preparation for the Rating of Yeoman First Class and Chief Yeoman. Edition of 1939. Prepared under the supervision of the Bureau of Navigation. Restricted -- For Official Use Only. (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1938) Book. 1 item. 105 p.
    • Folder f
      SS ESCAMBIA Launching Program (4/25/1943). Broadside. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Framed.
  • Oversize Folder os1
    • Folder a
      USS ESCAMBIA AO-80 1945" (1992), by John M. [Otomell ?]. Color print. 1 item. 1 p. 15.25" x 12" Note: No. 50 of 65 printed.
    • Folder b
      Virgil D. Grier, Y1C USNR, Shellback Certificate (3/11/1944) signed by Lt. Commander Richard Goorgian, captain of USS ESCAMBIA. Printed form. 20.5" x 16" 1 item. 1 p.

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