U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Collection: Virgil Duane Grier Papers

1856-1865, 1943-1946
Manuscript Collection #677-038
Creator(s)
Grier, Virgil Duane
Physical description
4.46 Cubic Feet
Preferred Citation
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Collection: Virgil Duane Grier Papers (#677.038), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions

A Sketch of Naval Life (1856-1865) by John A. Grier and "The Escambia Scrapbook" detailing the experiences of the crew of the USS Escambia (AO-80) (1943-1946).


Administrative information
Custodial History

December 13, 1995 (unprocessed), 2 items; "A Sketch of Naval Life" (1856-1865) by John A. Grier and "the ESCAMBIA Scrapbook" detailing the experiences of the crew of the USS ESCAMBIA (AO-80) (1943-1946). Donor: Mr. Virgil Duane Grier.

December 27, 2006 (unprocessed addition 1), 365 items; Collection (1938-2005, n.d.) of manuscripts, printed materials, and ephemera relating to Yeoman First Class Virgil Duane Grier. Donor: Mrs. Linda Grier Pulliam.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mr. Virgil Duane Grier

Gift of Mrs. Linda Grier Pulliam

Processing information

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.


Container list
Box 1 Folder a 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
Box 1 Folder b Escambia Scrapbook, compiled by Harry R. White, Virgil D. and June J. Grier [ca. 1991]. Photocopy typescript. Spiral bound. 88 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
Box 2 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
Box 2 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
Box 2 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
Box 2 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
Box 2 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
Box 2 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
Box 3 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
Box 3 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
Box 4 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
Box 4 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
Box 5 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
Box 5 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
Box 5 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
Box 6 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
Box 6 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
Box 6 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
Box 6 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
Box 6 Folder f SS ESCAMBIA Launching Program (4/25/1943). Broadside. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Framed
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 os1 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