U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Collection: Miscellaneous Papers

1862, 1885-1934, 1937, 1939-1946, 1950, 1954, 1957, 1963, 1967, 1994
Manuscript Collection #677-058
Creator(s)
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation
Physical description
1.56 Cubic Feet, 6 boxes & 15 os folders (2.6 cubic feet) 225 items. 860 p
Preferred Citation
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Collection: Miscellaneous Papers (#677.058), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions

Collection (1862-1994) containing correspondence, service records, photographic prints, newspapers, newsletters and clippings, scrapbook, publications, pamphlets and other miscellaneous papers relating to the American Civil War, the Spanish American War, World War I and World War II; also relating to the U.S. Navy, its ships, stations, and personnel; donated by various individuals to the U. S. Naval Memorial Foundation and transferred to its collection at various times; arranged in original order.


Biographical/historical information

Historical notes on principal ships and subject matters mentioned in the collection:

USS COLUMBUS (CA-74): Re-commissioned at the beginning of December 1962 after a sustainable overhaul, the Columbus was deployed in August 1964 to the Western Pacific for a cruise that ended in February 1965, just prior to the full-scale U.S. entry into the Vietnam war. The ship was then transferred to the Atlantic Fleet in January 1966 and in October of that year began her first deployment to the Mediterranean Sea. Following the end of that Sixth Fleet tour early in 1967 COLUMBUS operated in the Caribbean and off the U.S. East Coast. She operated again in the Mediterranean in January to July 1968, December 1968 to May 1969, October 1969 to March 1970, and August 1970 to February 1971. The 1970-71 cruise included service during the Jordanian crisis. Columbus conducted her final Sixth Fleet deployment between November 1973 and May 1974. The ship was decommissioned at the end of January 1975, stricken from the Naval Vessel Register in August 1976, and sold for scrapping in August 1977.

USS MISSISSIPPI (BB-41, later AG-128): Built in Newport News, Virginia, the USS MISSISSIPPI was in December 1917. On June 12, 1924, during routine gunnery practice, the ship suffered a turret fire that killed 48 crew members. The Mississippi was one of the ships on the "Good Will" tour of the U.S Fleet during 1925. She also served as the test ship for the Navy's first surface-to-air guided missile, the "Terrier". After nearly 40 years of service, the ship was decommissioned in September 1956 and sold for scrapping.

USS RENVILLE (APA-227): Launched on October 25, 1944, the RENVILLE was commissioned on November 15 of the same year with Captain William W. Ball in command. Involved in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater in World War II, the ship was decommissioned on June 30, 1949, in Vallejo, California. The RENVILLE was re-commissioned on January 5, 1952 and served as part of the Occupation and China service in the Far East. The Renville went on to serve in both the Korean and Vietnam War, before it was decommissioned for good on April 23, 1968.

USS SIBONEY (ID-2999): Originally launched in August 1917 as the S.S. ORIENTE, the SIBONEY gained its name in February of 1918. Involved in World War I, the transport ship made six-round trip voyages from the U.S to France supplying troops. And when the Armistice of WWI came, the SIBONEY made an additional ten trips bringing troops back to the United States. In September of 1919, the ship was decommissioned and given to the U.S. Army, where it spent time as a mail steamship, an army transport, and an army hospital ship. The ship was scrapped in 1957.

USS TENNESEE (BB-43): Commissioned in June 1920 and built in at the New York Navy Ship Yard. The USS TENNESSEE was one of the eight ships attacked at Pearl Harbor, December 7th, 1941 and later provided support to the Iwo Jima operation in February and Mary of 1945. The ship was decommissioned February 1947 and sold for scrapping in July 1959.

Navy Day: The first Navy Day was created by The Navy League for the United States in 1922. The date was selected to honor the birth date of President Theodore Roosevelt who had been the Assistant Secretary of the Navy and as such a strong proponent of the Navy. In addition, October 27 was the anniversary of a 1775 report issued by a special committee of the Continental Congress favoring the purchase of merchant ships as the foundation of an American Navy. Navy Day was last observed on Oct. 27, 1949.

WAVES: Beginning in August 1942, WAVES, or Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service" provided a position for women to join the efforts of World War II. While it took some creative tactics to get it passed through congress, President Roosevelt signed the bill into law on July 30, 1942. Women served not only in traditionally female roles, but also duties in the aviation community, medical professions, communications, intelligence, science and technology offices.

Sources:

Naval History and Heritage Command: http://www.history.navy.mil/

History of Navy Day, U.S. Department of Defense: http://www.defense.gov/afd/navy.aspx


Scope and arrangement

The collection consists of an original donation and 13 subsequent accessions. The collection is arranged in original accession order, in two series: Series 1 consists of Manuscripts & Printed Materials; Series 2 consists of oversized materials. Individual donations are arranged in subseries within each series in order of accession. Oversized materials are files separately but in accession order.

The U.S Navy Memorial Foundation, the official donor of this collection, received it from various individuals at various times and transferred the donations to the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Collection in the East Carolina Manuscript Collection at Joyner Library periodically. The collection contains material including correspondence, newspapers and newsletters, clippings, photographic prints, pamphlets, ship publications, a scrapbook, and other memorabilia dealing with the United States Navy from the Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, and later spanning between the years of 1862 and 1994.


Administrative information
Custodial History

December 4, 1996 (initial donation) 70 items, 1 volume; Scrapbook (1930-1931) apparently of sailor aboard the USS TENNESSEE and commemorative envelopes for seventy U.S. warships. Donor: U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation.

January 28, 1997 (addition 1), 33 items; Copies of The Bainbridge Mainsheet (1944-1945). Donor: U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation.

November 10, 1997 (addition 2), 6 items, 1 volume; "Adventures of Pete The Tramp" - USS PETERSON DE 152 (Courtesty of David W. Draper); Navy Day leaflet on USS DUNLAP DD 384 (Courtesy of Clifford E. Rice); Cruise book of USS SIBONEY, 1918-1919 (Courtesy of John M. Nugent); December 7 & 8, 1941 editions of Vallejo, California newspapers (Courtesy of Charles Bird); and a copy of Harper's Weekly, Sept. 6, 1862 (Courtesy of Norman W. Hill). Donor: U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation.

March 10, 1998 (addition 3), 17 items; Two issues of Navy News (Oct. 21 & 27, 1945), 10 issues of Uncle Sam's Navy (Historical Fine Arts Series, containing photographs of ships and personnel involved in the Spanish American War); a booklet on the USS RENVILLE APA-227 (1946); two port-of-call booklets and a plan-of-the-day for the USS COLUMBUS A-74 (1954); and a prayer book for soldiers and sailors (Courtesy of John H. Irvine). Donor: U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation.

March 10, 1998 (addition 4), 2 items, 4 p.; Navy News Guam Edition & Philippines Edition (21, 27 Oct. 1945). (courtesy of Din Urquhart). Donor: U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation.

April 4, 1998 (addition 5), 7 items, 9 p.; Collection of manuscripts, photographs and correspondence relating to brothers Carl and Harl Goss, who served in the USS TENNESSEE (BB 43) (1925 - 1926); letter from Glynn Munger Cochran to Don Lennon conveying the collection (1998) (courtesy of Glynn Munger Cochran). Donor: U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation.

April 8, 1998 (addition 6), 24 items; Christmas greeting cards (1939) from various ships and naval units (courtesy of Mr. Albert Hartman) and a copy of "Navy Day, 1946" from the USS ABSECON (AVP-23). Donor: U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation.

April 28, 1998 (addition 7), 6 items, 6 p.; Clippings and letter from Adm. Chester M. Nimitz, National Chairman, United States Frigate USS CONSTELLATION (1957, 1967) regarding the restoration of the historic naval vessell (courtesy of Mr. John Small). Donor: U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation.

May 29, 1998 (addition 8), 9 items, 9 p.; Robert M. Higgins, Signalman First Class service records on the USS LST 1097 (1944 - 1946, 1994, 1998) during World War II, funeral card & letter from Edward F. Prados (USNMF) conveying collection to Donald Lennon (courtesy of Mr. Robert M. Higgins). Donor: U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation.

June 8, 1998 (addition 9), 4 items, 35 p.; USS MISSISSIPPI (BB 41 / AG 128) Brochure, Clippings & Magazine related to World War II, including LCI's role during the American invasion of Normandy, 1944 & our Navy Magazine 48th Anniversary Issue, 1946 (1944 - 1946) also a letter from Edward F. Prados (USNMF) conveying collection to Donald Lennon (courtesy of Mr. Allan Stock). Donor: U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation.

June 10, 1998 (addition 10), 7 items, 67 p.; Clippings and printed materials relating to the U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings; Navy Dat at the Washington DC Navy Yard (1932 -1937); also Historic Front Pages of the Washington DC Evening Star, 1898 - 1963 (ca. 1963) (courtesy of Mr. John Small). Donor: U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation.

November 3, 1999 (addition 11), 14 items; Correspondence (1943-1945) written to Miss Maude Mintzell from various U.S. Navy personnel; Navy WAVES songbook that belonged to Loretta Cabalek Reimer; and service record, photograph and clipping for U.S. Navy diver Edward Mattox (courtesy of Ms. Marilyn Wiener). Donor: U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation.

December 31, 1999 (est.) (addition 12), 2 items, 2 p.; Panoramic photographi print of U. S. Naval Training Camp, Portsmouth, NH graduating class (ca. 1917 - 1918); also clipping from the New York Times comparing silhouettes of British and German planes and dirigibles taken from posters (21 Feb. 1915) (courtesy of Mr. John Small). Donor: U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation.

December 31, 1999 (est.) (addition 13), 1 item, 26 p.; Roosevelt in Hawaii Magazine, commemorating President Franklin D. Roosevelt's visit to the islands (24 - 28 July 1934) (courtesy of Mr. Warren R. Fain). Donor: U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation.

Source of acquisition

Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Cochran, Lynn Munger (Ms.) Draper, David W. (Mr.) Etters, Melvin J. (Mr.) Fain, Warren R. (Mr.) Freson, Carl L. (Mr.) Hartmann, Albert (Mr.) Higgins, Robert M. (Mr.) Hill, Norman W. (Mr.) Irvine, John H. (Mr.) Irvine, John H. (Mrs.) Kitterman, John (Mr.) Nugent, John M. (Mr.) Reimer, Rita (Ms.) Rice, Clifford E. (Mr.) Small, John (Mr.) Stock, Allan (Mr.) Urquhard, Din (Mr.) Wiener, Marilyn (Ms.)

Processing information

Encoded by Apex Data Services Processed by Chelsea E. Weger, 6 May 2014; revised by Jonathan Dembo, 9 June 2014

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 USS TENNESSEE (BB 43) sailor scrapbook (1929 - 1931) with photographic prints, clippings, cartoon strips, military insignia, printed material & ephemera, including ticket stubs, poetry, maps, programs, and other navy memorabilia. 1 item, 76 p. Note: Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, 4 Dec. 1996
Box 1 Folder b Navy Warship Commemorative Envelopes Part 1 of 5 [ca. 1942 - 1945] including: USS JOHN D. EDWARDS, USS GOLD STAR, USS BLACH, USS THRUSH, Aloha Tower, USS ARTIC, USS SCULPIN, USS CUYAMA, USS SALT LAKE CITY, USS AARON WARD, USS ARIZONA, USS MARYLAND, USS MISSISSIPPI, and USS ARIZONA from World War II. 14 items, 14 p. Note: Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, 4 Dec. 1996
Box 1 Folder c Navy Warship Commemorative Envelopes Part 2 of 5 [ca. 1942 - 1945] USS HONOLULU, USS LEXINGTON, USS ANTARES, USS ENTERPRISE, USS PILSBURY, USS SAVANNAH, USS WRIGHT, USS WEST VIRGINIA, USS ASTORIA, USS CALIFORNIA, USS BARKER, USS ASHEVILLE, USS MONOCACY, and USS WHIPPLE from World War II. 14 items, 14 p. Note: Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, 4 Dec. 1996
Box 1 Folder d Navy Warship Commemorative Envelopes, Part 3 of 5 [ca. 1942 - 1945] USS BUSHNELL, USS BUCHANAN, USS BULMER, USS SHAW, USS INDIANAPOLIS, Canton Island, South Rout Port of Calls, Hawaii, Yankee Clipper, USS MEDUSA, USS DEWEY, and the Naval Training Station in San Diego from World War II. 14 items, 14 p. Note: Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation 4 Dec. 1996
Box 1 Folder e Navy Warship Commemorative Envelopes, Part 4 of 5 [ca. 1942 - 1945] USS TRENTON, USS VIERO, USS PENSACOLA, Aloha Tower, USS SOWRDFISH, USS PHELPS, USS ALTAIR, USS CRAVEN, USS CHILDS, USS UTAH, USS ENTERPISE, USS TRENTON, USS ALDEN, and USS BRANT from World War II. 14 items, 14 p. Note: Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, 4 Dec. 1996
Box 1 Folder f Navy Warship Commemorative Envelopes, Part 5 of 5 [ca. 1942 - 1945] USS MEDUSA, USS BEAR, USS NEVADA, USS COLORADO, USS NITRO, USS PENNSYLVANIA, USS IDAHO, USS ARKANSAS, USS UTAH, USS ERIE, USS BITTERN, Submarine Rescue Vessel, USS TRINITY, and USS NORTHAMPTON, USS COLORADO, USS NITRO, USS PENNSYLVANIA, USS IDAHO, USS ARKANSAS, USS UTAH, USS ERIE, USS TERN, USS BITTERN, USS TRINITY, & USS NORTHAMPTON from World War II. 14 items, 14 p. Note: Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, 4 Dec. 1996
Box 2 Folder a Bainbridge Mainsheet, The, Bainbridge, MD U. S. Naval Training Center, Vol. 3, no. 24 - Vol. 3, no. 47 (23 April - 30 Sept. 1944) Newsletter. Weekly. 16 items, 76 p. Note: 22 April 1944 one page only; series incomplete; brittle, fragile, needs conservation; Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, 28 Jan. 1997
Box 2 Folder b Bainbridge Mainsheet, The, Bainbridge, MD U. S. Naval Training Center, Vol. 3, no. 49 - Vol. 4, no. 6 (14 Oct. - 16 Dec. 1944) Newsletter. Weekly. 9 items, 45 p. Note: Series incomplete; brittle, fragile, needs conservation; Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, 28 Jan. 1997
Box 2 Folder c Bainbridge Mainsheet, The, Bainbridge, MD U. S. Naval Training Center, Vol. 4, no. 12 - Vol. 4, no. 38 (27 Jan. - 27 July 1945) Newsletter. Weekly. 8 items, 40 p. Note: Series incomplete; brittle, fragile, needs conservation; Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, 28 Jan. 1997
Box 2 Folder d Item 1 Adventures of Pete the Tramp: The Personification of the USS PETERSON (DE 152); Text by David W. Draper ; Illustrated by Robert W. Miller [ca. 1945] Pamphlet. Color. 1 item, 6 p. Note: World War II history of USS PETERSON, 1943 - 1945; Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Courtesy of David W. Draper, 10 Nov. 1997
Box 2 Folder d Item 2 The Jerseyman USS NEW JERSEY, Vol. no. 2, no. 13 (3 Sept. 1944) Newsletter. Mimeographed. 1 item, 4 p. Note: Includes biographical sketches of Admiral William F. Halsey, Jr. and his chief of staff Rear Admiral Robert B. Carney, who made the USS NEW JERSEY their flagship, by Lt. Julius C. Edelstein; Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Courtesy of David W. Draper, 10 Nov. 1997
Box 2 Folder d Item 3 Green Hornet, The: First Anniversary Edition: September 1944 - 1945, Perth, Australia, Lt. (jg) J. M. Anglin, USN & J. L. Quinn, Y2c, USNR, eds. (15 Sept. 1945) Newsletter. Mimeographed. 1 item, 4 p. Note: Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, Courtesy of Captain John Kitterman, USN ret., 10 Nov. 1997
Box 2 Folder e Navy Day Program, USS DUNLAP (DD 384), Houston, TX (27 Oct. 1945) Brochure. 1 item, 2 p. Note: Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, Courtesy of Clifford E. Rice, 10 Nov. 1997
Box 2 Folder f USS SIBONEY (ID 2999) Historical Souvenir Cruisebook (8 April 1918 - 1 August 1919): 1 item, 27 p. Note: Includes biographical sketch of Capt. Robert Morris; historical sketch of World War I activities of a U. S. Navy troopship; illustrations of officers; crew roster; Torn; needs conservation; Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Courtesy of John M. Nugent, 10 Nov. 1997
Box 3 Folder a Item 1 Lax, Oscar, Lieutenant (jg), USNR. Letter to Donald Lennon conveying addition to collection regarding USS RENVILLE (APA 227) (28 Feb. 1946) TLS. 1 item, 1 p. Note: Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, courtesy of John H. Irvine, 1, March 1998
Box 3 Folder a Item 2 USS RENVILLE (APA 227) (Jan. 1946) Pamphlet, edited by Oscar Lax, Lieutenant (jg), USNR ; Letter from commanding officer written by Oscar Lax to Oscar Lax (28 Feb. 1946) Photocopied TLS, commending him for his service aboard USS RENVILLE and for producing the commemorative booklet. 2 items, 13 p. Note: includes World War II service records, names & photographs of ship's personnel; Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, courtesy of John H. Irvine, 1, March 1998
Box 3 Folder c USS COLUMBUS (CA 74) Algiers, Algeria Second Port of Call, USS COLUMBUS, (2 - 7 Oct. 1954) Mimeographed typescript. 1 item, 5 p. Note: Includes history of port, and information on the transportation, restaurants, clubs & hotels, recreation centers, churches, points of interest, and currency conversion; Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Courtesy of John H. Irvine, 1, March 1998
Box 3 Folder d USS COLUMBUS (CA 74) Phaleron Bay, Greece, Fifth Port of Call, USS COLUMBUS (11 - 16 Nov. 1954) Mimeographed typescript. 1 item, 5 p. Note: Includes history of port, and information on the transportation, restaurants, clubs & hotels, recreation centers, churches, points of interest, and currency conversion; Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Courtesy of John H. Irvine, 1, March 1998
Box 3 Folder e Prayer Book for Soldiers and Sailors, by Church Pension Fund (New York, NY: Army and Navy Commission of the Protestant Episcopal Church, 1941) Printed. Hard bound, Clipping, Leaflet. 3 items, 53 p. Note: Also includes clipping of unidentified motel, ca. 1950s; also a leaflet with a statement by Rev. Edward F. Garesché, S.J.; Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Courtesy of John H. Irvine's widow, 1, March 1998
Box 4 Folder a Uncle Sam's Navy : Battleships, Cruisers, Monitors, Gunboats, Torpedo - Boats, Big Guns, Ships' Crews, Drill Exercises, Auxiliary Vessels, Portraits of Naval Officers: Historical Fine Art Series, No. 1 of 10 (Philadelphia, PA: Historical Publishing Co., [1898]) Periodical. 1 item. 10 p. Note: Includes photographs of ships and personnel involved in the Spanish American War: USS MAINE, USS PHILADELPHIA, USS TICONDEROGA, USS INDIANA, USS KATAHDIN, USS TERROR, USS COLUMBIA, USS TORPEDO BOAT NO. 6, USS NEW YORK, USS VESUVIUS, USS IOWA; Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, Courtesy of John H. Irvine, 1, March 1998
Box 4 Folder b Uncle Sam's Navy : Battleships, Cruisers, Monitors, Gunboats, Torpedo - Boats, Big Guns, Ships' Crews, Drill Exercises, Auxiliary Vessels, Portraits of Naval Officers: Historical Fine Art Series, No. 2 of 10 (Philadelphia, PA: Historical Publishing Co., [1898]) Periodical. 1 item. 10 p. Note: Includes photographs of ships and personnel involved in the Spanish American War: USS FERN, USS MINNEAPOLIS, USS BOSTON, USS SAN FRANCISCO, USS OREGON, USS ATLANTA, USS RALEIGH, USS MASSACHUSETTS, USS BALTIMORE, USS BROOKLYN, USS TEXAS, USS AMPHITRITE, USS DOLPHIN, USS BANCROFT; Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, Courtesy of John H. Irvine, 1, March 1998
Box 4 Folder c Uncle Sam's Navy : Battleships, Cruisers, Monitors, Gunboats, Torpedo - Boats, Big Guns, Ships' Crews, Drill Exercises, Auxiliary Vessels, Portraits of Naval Officers: Historical Fine Art Series, No. 3 of 10 (Philadelphia, PA: Historical Publishing Co., [1898]) Periodical. 1 item. 10 p. Note: Includes photographs of ships and personnel involved in the Spanish American War: USS MONTGOMERY, USS CHICAGO, USS NEWARK, USS MACHIAS, USS PURITAN, USS STILETTO, USS MARBLEHEAD, USS MAINE; Gen. Blanco y Arenas; Gen. Fitzhugh Lee; Court of Inquiry in Session; Maine funerals; Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, Courtesy of John H. Irvine, 1, March 1998
Box 4 Folder d Uncle Sam's Navy : Battleships, Cruisers, Monitors, Gunboats, Torpedo - Boats, Big Guns, Ships' Crews, Drill Exercises, Auxiliary Vessels, Portraits of Naval Officers: Historical Fine Art Series, No. 4 of 10 (Philadelphia, PA: Historical Publishing Co., [1898]) Periodical. 1 item. 10 p. Note: Includes photographs of ships and personnel involved in the Spanish American War: Spanish Ships: PELAYO; ALMIRANTE OQUENDO, VISCAYA, NAVARRA, INFANTA MARIA THERESA; Crews of US ships; USS CONCORD; USS YORKTOWN; USS HELENA; USS DESTROYER; USS BROOKLYN; USS CINCINNATI; USS DETROIT; Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, Courtesy of John H. Irvine, 1, March 1998
Box 4 Folder e Uncle Sam's Navy : Battleships, Cruisers, Monitors, Gunboats, Torpedo - Boats, Big Guns, Ships' Crews, Drill Exercises, Auxiliary Vessels, Portraits of Naval Officers: Historical Fine Art Series, No. 5 of 10 (Philadelphia, PA: Historical Publishing Co., [1898]) Periodical. 1 item. 10 p. Note: Includes photographs of ships and personnel involved in the Spanish American War: President William McKinley, Jr.; Secretary of State William R. Day; USS BROOKLYN; USS BENNINGTON; USS NEWARK; USS COLUMBIA; USS PETREL; USS NEW YORK; USS NAHANT; USS INDIANA; USS LANCASTER; Spanish Ships NEUVO ESPANA; USS ANNAPOLIS; USS MONTEREY; USS CHARLESTON; USS MASSACHUSETTS; Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, Courtesy of John H. Irvine, 1, March 1998
Box 4 Folder f Uncle Sam's Navy : Battleships, Cruisers, Monitors, Gunboats, Torpedo - Boats, Big Guns, Ships' Crews, Drill Exercises, Auxiliary Vessels, Portraits of Naval Officers: Historical Fine Art Series, No. 6 of 10 (Philadelphia, PA: Historical Publishing Co., [1898]) Periodical. 1 item. 10 p. Note: Includes photographs of ships and personnel involved in the Spanish American War: USS NASHVILLE; USS KENTUCKY; USS KEARSARGE; USS HOLLAND (Submarine); USS CASTINE; Representation of Modern Naval Battle; Monitors; USS RICHMOND; League Island Navy Yard; Fort Mifflin; USS ROGERS; USS ST. LOUIS; USS ST. PAUL; Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, Courtesy of John H. Irvine, 1, March 1998
Box 4 Folder g Uncle Sam's Navy : Battleships, Cruisers, Monitors, Gunboats, Torpedo - Boats, Big Guns, Ships' Crews, Drill Exercises, Auxiliary Vessels, Portraits of Naval Officers: Historical Fine Art Series, No. 7 of 10 (Philadelphia, PA: Historical Publishing Co., [1898]) Periodical. 1 item. 10 p. Note: Includes photographs of ships and personnel involved in the Spanish American War: USS OLYMPIA; 4 - inch Guns; USS YALE; USS HARVARD; 13 - inch Guns; Washington Navy Yard; USS VESUVIUS; Monitors; Rapid - Fire Rifles; USS HELENA; USS TORPEDO BOAT NO. 3; Maxim Automatic Gun; 4 - inch Rifle; Cramps' Shipyard, Philadelphia; Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, Courtesy of John H. Irvine, 1, March 1998
Box 4 Folder h Uncle Sam's Navy : Battleships, Cruisers, Monitors, Gunboats, Torpedo - Boats, Big Guns, Ships' Crews, Drill Exercises, Auxiliary Vessels, Portraits of Naval Officers: Historical Fine Art Series, No. 8 of 10 (Philadelphia, PA: Historical Publishing Co., [1898]) Periodical. 1 item. 10 p. Note: Includes photographs of ships and personnel involved in the Spanish American War: USS IOWA; Steel for Guns; 10 - inch Breech - Loading Rifles; Armor Plate; Conning Tower & Entrance Shield; Ballistic Tests; 13 - inch Gun Turret; Great Naval Engagement in Manila Bay Illustration; 5,000 ton Forging Press; Forging & Finishing Guns; Gun Shop View; 12 - in Breech Loading Mortars; 10 - inch Disappearing Gun; Giant Crane, League Island; Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, Courtesy of John H. Irvine, 1, March 1998
Box 4 Folder i Uncle Sam's Navy : Battleships, Cruisers, Monitors, Gunboats, Torpedo - Boats, Big Guns, Ships' Crews, Drill Exercises, Auxiliary Vessels, Portraits of Naval Officers: Historical Fine Art Series, No. 9 of 10 (Philadelphia, PA: Historical Publishing Co., [1898]) Periodical. 1 item. 10 p. Note: Includes photographs of ships and personnel involved in the Spanish American War: Bombardment of Matanzas; USS WINSLOW; USS NEW ORLEANS; USS PURITAN; USS DUPONT; Secretary of State John Sherman; USS HELENA captain's cabin; War Map of the World; US Marines, Camp Ordway; Old Point Comfort; Fortress Monroe, VA; Washington Navy Yard; Model Boat Basin; War Map of Cuba; Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, Courtesy of John H. Irvine, 1, March 1998
Box 4 Folder j Uncle Sam's Navy : Battleships, Cruisers, Monitors, Gunboats, Torpedo - Boats, Big Guns, Ships' Crews, Drill Exercises, Auxiliary Vessels, Portraits of Naval Officers: Historical Fine Art Series, No. 10 of 10 (Philadelphia, PA: Historical Publishing Co., [1898]) Periodical. 1 item. 10 p. Note: Includes photographs of ships and personnel involved in the Spanish American War: USS MONADNOCK; Troops Arriving at Tampa; USS PRAIRIE; Marines Landing at Brooklyn, NY; Brooklyn Navy Yard; USS TEXAS; USS ESSEX; USS VESUVIUS; Marines Drilling at Hampton Roads; Torpedo on Deck; 8 - inch Gun USS ATLANTA; USS BUFFALO; USS NEWPORT; USS MAYFLOWER; USS INDIANA; Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, Courtesy of John H. Irvine, 1, March 1998
Box 5 Folder d Christmas cards listing Radio Personnel at various naval stations and ships, by Albert Hartmann SAD 1C (1939) Printed. 23 items, 23 p. Note: Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, Courtesy of Albert Hartmann, , April 1998
Box 5 Folder e Navy Day, USS ABSECON (AVP 23), Ship's Roster & History (27 Oct. 1946) Mimeographed typescript. 1 item, 4 p. Note: Front cover autographed by: Lt. Cmdr. Ed. (N.S.) Whitmire, John Bonnell, BKR3, Lt. Cmdr. J. Larsen, CO, Lt. (jg) N. Latimer, C. E. Caudenhead, CMM, C. B. Williamson, AMM2, Lt. (jg) M. Eviland; Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Courtesy of Albert Hartmann, , April 1998
Box 5 Folder f Constellation Restored: Old Ship Gets New Rigging, Washington, DC Evening Star (9 Jan. 1967) Clipping. 1 item, 1 p. Note: Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, Courtesy of John Small, 2, April 1998
Box 5 Folder g Nimitz, Chester W., Fleet Admiral, U. S. Navy, National Chairman, United States Frigate USS CONSTELLATION, Baltimore, MD. Letter to Dear Friend of the CONSTELLATION [1957] Mimeographed TLS, Postcard, TLS. 3 items, 3 p. Note: Letter to raise funds to make CONSTELLATION a "national shrine"; Edward F. Prados Letter to Don Lennon conveying addition to John Small Collection, 28 April 1998; Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, Courtesy of John Small, 2, April 1998
Box 5 Folder h Higgins, Robert M., Signalman First Class service records, including identification and discharge papers; also letter from Edward F. Prados, USNMF conveying the collection to Donald Lennon (1944 - 1946, 7 May 1998] ALS, TLS. 9 items, 9 p. Note: Includes funeral card (25 May 1994); Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Courtesy of Robert M. Higgins, 2, May 1998
Box 6 Folder a Dedicated to the Officers & Men of the USS MISSISSIPPI (BB 41 / AG 128) (1945) Brochure. 1 item, 1 p. Note: World War II victory commemoration; Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, courtesy of Allan Stock, , June 1998
Box 6 Folder b Our Navy Magazine: Forty Eighth Year, Edited by Bruce Taylor, Brooklyn, NY Vol. 50, no. 16 (Mid - Jan. 1946) Periodical & TLS. 2 item, 33 p. Note: Edward F. Prados Letter to Don Lennon conveying gift, 8 June 1998; Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, Courtesy of S/M 1 C Allan Stock, , June 1998
Box 6 Folder c U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings: Table of Contents & Officers, Vol. 63, no. 5 (Whole no. 411) (May 1937), p. 110 - 111. Clipping. 1 item, 2 p. Note: Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, Courtesy of John Small, 1, June 1998
Box 6 Folder d Navy Day, Washington Herald [27 Oct. 1932] Clipping. 1 item, 1 p. Note: Includes photograph of John Paul Jones statue at Tidal Basin, Washington, DC; brittle, fragile; needs conservation; Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, courtesy of John Small, 1, June 1998
Box 6 Folder e Navy Day Souvenir Program, 27 October 1933, U. S. Navy Yard, Washington DC (27 Oct. 1933) Magazine & TLS. 2 items, 43 p. Note: Brittle, fragile, torn; needs conservation; Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Courtesy of John Small, 1, June 1998
Box 6 Folder f Navy Day Program, 1933, Including a Brief History of the Washington Navy Yard (27 Oct. 1933) Magazine. 1 item, 8 p. Note: Antiaircraft battery pictured on cover; Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Courtesy of John Small, 1, June 1998
Box 6 Folder g Navy Day Program, 1934, Including a Brief History of the Washington Navy Yard (27 Oct. 1934) Magazine. 1 item, 8 p. Note: U. S. sailor armed and equipped for landing operations pictured on cover; Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Courtesy of John Small, 1, June 1998
Box 6 Folder h Marching to Victory (U. S. Naval Reserve Midshipman's School, Northampton, MA, 1st rev. ed., 15 Feb. 1943) Pamphlet. 2 items. 20 p. Note: Contains words and march music for WAVES [Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service]; Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Courtesy of Rita Reimer (daughter of Loretta Reimer), 3 Nov. 1999
Box 6 Folder i Mattox, Edward Ambrose, Navy Diver, continuous service certificates ; leather folder, in leather pouch (1885 - 1931, 1941 - 1943) 4 items, 26 p. Note: Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Courtesy of Marilyn Wiener (daughter of Mattox), 3 Nov. 1999
Box 6 Folder j Mattox, Edward Ambrose, Navy Diver (1928) Clipping & Photographic print. 2 items, 3 p. Note: Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Courtesy of Marilyn Wiener (daughter of Mattox), 3 Nov. 1999; laminated; needs conservation
Box 6 Folder k Mintzell, Maude (Miss), Arlington, VA. V - mail & Regular mail from various friends serving in the military, including T 5 Frederick E. Dinsley, Battery A, 559th Anti - Aircraft Artillery (AW) Battalion, Camp Davis, NC; E/M 2 C Gerald W. Gunsten, USS PRAIRIE; Pfc. Fred Herrell; M/M 3 C Warren Wood Mateers, Construction Battalion Marine Unit 511; also letter from Edward F. Prados, USNMF conveying the collection to Donald Lennon (21 Aug. 1943 - 10 Dec. 1945, 7 May 1998] ALS, TLS. 13 items, 19 p. Note: Rescued from a yard sale trash can by Carl L Freson; Ms. Mintzell's descendants threw collection away; courtesy of Edward F. Prados, USNMF; Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, 3 Nov. 1999
Box os1 Ironclad Frigate Ironside, The, Harper's Weekly, Vol. 6, no. 297 (6 Sept. 1862), pp. 561 - 576. Newspaper. 1 item. 8 p. Note: Fragile, brittle, torn; needs conservation; Gift of U. S. Navy Memorial Foundation, 10 Nov. 1997
Box os2 War Extra: Japs Bomb Hawaii; Wait War Declaration, Vallejo, CA Times Herald, Vol. 66, no. 341 (7 Dec. 1941) Section 1, pp. 1-4, 9 - 10. Newspaper. 1 item, 3 p. Note: Describes attack on Pearl Harbor; Brittle, Fragile, Torn; needs conservation; Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Courtesy of Norman W. Hill, 10 Nov. 1997
Box os3 U.S. Congress Declares War, Vallejo, CA Evening News, Vol. 91, no. 24 (8 Dec. 1941) Section 1, pp. 1 - 6. Newspaper. 1 item, 3 p. Note: Reports US declaration of war on Japan after attack on Pearl Harbor; Brittle, Fragile, Torn; needs conservation; Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Courtesy of Norman W. Hill, 10 Nov. 1997
Box os4 [Normandy Invasion Reports] Washington DC Evening Star, Vol. 92, no. 36,560 - 36,566 (6 - 12 June 1944) Section 1. Clippings. 6 items, 32 p. Note: Brittle, Fragile, Torn; needs conservation; Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, Courtesy of Norman W. Hill, 10 Nov. 1997
Box os5 Where Are The Yanks? New Hebrides / Loyalty Islands / New Caledonia, Raleigh News & Observer [18 March 1944] Clipping. 1 item, 1 p. Note: Includes National Geographic Society map; Describes location of American and native population of the islands, history, mineral wealth, strategic importance; Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Courtesy of Norman W. Hill, 10 Nov. 1997
Box os6 Sesquicentennial Exhibitions [of the Library of Congress] Washington (DC) Star Pictorial Magazine (23 April 1950) Clipping. 1 item, 1 p. Note: Exhibits to celebrate 150th anniversary of the Library and establishment of the seat of government; includes images of the White House kitchen, 1901; Admiral Dewey's Victory Parade after the Spanish American War, 7 Oct. 1899; Bird's Eye View of the Sixth Street Wharf, Washington, DC, lithograph, 1863; brittle, fragile, needs conservation; Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Courtesy of Norman W. Hill, 10 Nov. 1997
Folder os7 Navy News: Guam Edition, Guam, Marianas Islands, Vol. 1, No. 90 (21 October 1945) Newsletter. Weekly. 1 item, 2 p. Note: Articles on postwar treatment of Japanese civilians, military, US concentration camps, etc.; Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Courtesy of Din Urquhart, 1, March 1998
Folder os8 U.S. Navy Daily News: Philippines Edition, Manila, Philippine Sea Frontier, Vol. 1, Nos. 43 (27 Oct. 1945) Newsletter. Daily. 1 item, 2 p. Note: Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Courtesy of Din Urquhart, 1, March 1998
Folder os9 Campaign to Restore Constellation Opens, The Washington Post & Times Herald (4 Sept. 1957), p. A16. Clipping. 1 item, 1 p. Note: Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, Courtesy of John Small, 28 April 1998. From 677-058.5.g
Folder os10 Our First Victory at Sea, by George W. Campbell, Capt., USN, The American Weekly (8 Sept. 1957), pp. 14 - 15. Clipping. 1 item, 2 p. Note: Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, Courtesy of John Small, 28 April 1998. From 677-058.5.g
Folder os11 LC - For Invasion: D - Day Landing Problem Solved by Unique Boats Being Built for Navy, by Tim Taylor, New York World Telegram (14 April 1944), pp. Section 2, pp. 21 - 22, 29 - 30. Clipping. 1 item, 2 p. Note: Includes photographs of LCI's [Landing Craft Infantry] under construction; Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Courtesy of Allan Stock, , June 1998
Folder os12 Historic Front Pages, Washington, DC Evening Star (1 July 1898 ; 27 July 1953 ; 11 April 1961 ; 6 Aug. 1945 ; 26 June 1936 ; 21 May 1932 ; 29 June 1914 ; 22 Nov. 1963) Reprints. 1 item, 7 p. Note: Includes Battle of Santiago, Cuba; Korean War Ceasefire; MacArthur to Address Congress; Atomic Bomb at Hiroshima; Schmeling - Louis Boxing Match; Amelia Earhart [Mrs. Putnam] Flies Ocean Alone; Assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria; & Assassination of Pres. John F. Kennedy; Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Courtesy of John Small, 1, June 1998
Folder os13 U.S. Naval Training Camp in Portsmouth NH Graduating Class [ca. 1917 - 1918] Panoramic Photographic print. B & W. 48" x 10.25" 1 item. 1 p. Note: Removed from frame; verso of print damaged; Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, Courtesy of Melvin J. Etters, Coraopolis, PA, ca. 31 Dec. 1999
Folder os14 How Englishmen Learn the Features of German Aircraft: German / British Airships & Aeroplanes, New York Times (21 Feb. 1915), p. 3. Clipping. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Clipping compares silhouettes of British and German planes and dirigibles taken from posters designed to warn Englishmen how to distinguish between German and British aircraft; Brittle, fragile, torn; needs conservation; Gift of USNMF, Courtesy of Melvin J. Etters, Coraopolis, PA, ca. 31 Dec. 1999
Folder os15 Roosevelt in Hawaii (24 - 28 July 1934) Magazine. 1 item, 26 p. Note: Commemorating President Roosevelt's visit to the islands; Brittle, fragile, pressure sensitive tape; needs conservation; Gift of U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Courtesy of Warren R. Fain, ca. 31 Dec. 1999