USS North Carolina Battleship Collection, 1939-1975

Manuscript Collection #292

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: USS North Carolina Battleship Collection
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Collection (1939-1975) consisting of photocopies of photographs, poetry, letters, personal accounts of battles, menus, diaries, clippings, pamphlets, scrapbook, memoranda, etc., concerning the USS North Carolina Battleship and its crew.
    Extent: 1.66 Cubic feet,
  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    May 20, 1980 (unprocessed addition 1), 400 items; Commission material (1961-1975), including correspondence, clippings, programs, and miscellaneous pertaining to memorial day ceremonies, the "sound and lights" program, and other aspects of the memorials operation. Donor: USS North Carolina Battleship Memorial. Originals were returned December 9, 1998, and photocopies were retained in their place.

    August 25, 1980 (unprocessed addition 2), 5 vols.; Specifications and contract documents (1961-1971) for battleship memorial, Donor: Captain Frank S. Conlon, USN (ret)

    May 19, 1981 (unprocessed addition 3), 1 vol.; Charles Curtis Awkerman journal (1941-1945). Donor: Lt. Col. Amo F. Judd

    January 10, 1983 (unprocessed addition 4), 33 items; Howard E. Mattson papers, including programs, menus, ship newspapers, charts, and miscellaneous items. Donor: Howard W. Mattson

    June 7, 1983 (unprocessed addition 5), 200 items; Chaplains' correspondence (1941-1945). donor: Captain Frank S. Conlon, USN (ret)

    June 24, 1983 (unprocessed addition 6), 174 items; Executive officer's memos (1943-1944), intelligence file (1941, 1943), historical matter file (1945-1956), and miscellaneous materials. Donor: Captain Frank S. Conlon, USN (ret)

    July 11, 1983 (unprocessed addition 7), 177 items; Administrative naval message file (1947). Donor: Captain Frank S. Conlon, USN (ret)

    August 29, 1983 (unprocessed addition 8), 121 items; Navigator's files and records, consisting of manuals, reports, memorandums, charts, orders, forms, and miscellaneous. Donor: Captain Frank S. Conlon, USN (ret)

    October 4, 1983 (unprocessed addition 9), 1 reels; Movie film of USS North Carolina. Donor: Captain Frank S. Conlon, USN (ret)

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of USS North Carolina Battleship Memorial
    Gift of Captain Frank S. Conlon, USN (ret)
    Gift of Lt. Col. Amo F. Judd
    Gift of Howard W. Mattson
    Gift of Captain Frank S. Conlon, USN (ret)

    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

    USS North Carolina Battleship Collection (#292), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by D. Lennon

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

Preliminary Inventory

Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

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Sensitive Materials Statement

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection, without the consent of those individuals, may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which East Carolina University assumes no responsibility.

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