Vance Stewart Papers

Manuscript Collection #695
Stewart, Vance
Physical description
0.108 Cubic Feet, 61 items , including orders, flight training material, correspondence, and miscellaneous.
Preferred Citation
Vance Stewart Papers (#695), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Papers (1916-1926) including correspondence, flight training material, orders, letters, etc.

Biographical/historical information

Vance Stewart worked at Garfield Savings Bank in Cleveland, OH, and enrolled in the Naval Coast Guard Reserves in Boston, MA (1917).

Scope and arrangement

The collection's material pertains to Stewart's World War I service and consists primarily of his official orders and correspondence home. Stewart detached from active duty (1919) and returned to Ohio.

Orders reflect Stewart's position as assistant paymaster on the USS VIRGINIA (April-July 1917) and for the U.S. Naval forces in France (July 1917-February 1918). Further materials pertain to his certification as a naval aviator and duty at a Naval aviation station in Italy (1918). Other military papers include orders for delivery of secret correspondence (1917) and mission activity to the French front (1918). Also included are flight training forms, earnings statements, fees for transportation on U.S. ships, and requests for transfers and rank insignia.

The collection's personal correspondence consists of letters relating to war bonds, bank policies, how to get stationed in France (1917), and a description of life at a resort near Brest, France (1917).

Administrative information
Custodial History

May 22, 1995, 61 items; Papers (1917-1920) of U.S. Naval Reserves aviator, including orders and correspondence. Gift courtesy of Friends of ECU Library.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Friends of ECU Library

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.