Alan S. Rush Papers, 1918-1919, undated

Manuscript Collection #696

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Alan S. Rush Papers
    Creator: Rush, Alan S.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1918-1919, undated) including correspondence, reference of war, leisure activities, death due to epidemic, etc.
    Extent: 0.108 Cubic feet, 11 items , consisting of correspondence.
  • Description
     

    The collection contains correspondence during Colonel Rush's time as a student at Annapolis. Reference is made to the annual summer cruise on battleships, leave cancellations at Christmas, consumption of bootleg whiskey, leisure activities, participation in and correspondence about a variety of sports teams, and deaths due to the Spanish flu epidemic.

  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    Colonel Alan S. Rush (1898-1946) was born in New Haven Connecticut, attended Yale University and the U. S. Naval Academy, and was a veteran of both World Wars. He served as a midshipman in the Navy and in 1920 joined the Army, where he was commissioned as a lieutenant. He retired in 1938 but returned to active duty in 1940, receiving the Legion of Merit in 1946 for his service in World War II.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    May 22, 1995, 11 items; Correspondence (1918, undated) of U. S. Naval Academy midshipman. Gift courtesy of Friends of ECU Library.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Friends of ECU Library

    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

    Alan S. Rush Papers (#696), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

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