March 23, 2001, (unprocessed), 2 items, 24 pages; Collection of 2 pamphlets relating to Wray R. Herring's service in the U.S. Navy Pre-Flight School Band and other musical units, 1943-44, including: "The Cloudbuster Band in Pictures," (Chapel Hill: Welfare & Public Relations Office, U.S. Navy Pre-Flight School Band, 1944), 16 p., and "For High Achievement: Official Presentation, The Army-Navy E to the Men and Women of the National Munitions Corporation of Carrboro, North Carolina for Excellence in the production of war materials," a program featuring the U.S. Navy Pre-Flight Band, Chapel Hill, Memorial Hall, January 22, 1943, 8 p. Donor: Wray R. Herring.
March 23, 2001, (unprocessed addition 1), 10 items, 20 pages; Addition to collection relating to Wray B. Herring's service in the U.S. Navy Pre-Flight School Band & Orchestra, the U.S. Navy B-1 Band, and the Manana Ridge Band and including programs, printed forms and other printed and manuscript materials, 1942-45. Donor: Wray R. Herring.
October 25, 2003, (unprocessed addition 2), 7 items, 0.56 cubic feet; Collection (22 September 1944 - 15 August 1945, n.d.) of programs, clippings, and sound recordings of radio broadcasts (78 RPM vinyl radio transcription discs) relating to the U.S. Navy B-1 Band, the first all-African American Navy Band during World War II. See preliminary inventory attached. Donor: Wray R. Herring.
July 20, 2015, (unprocessed addition 3), 0.013 cubic feet; Items related to Wray Herring’s World War II military career as a member of the U.S. Navy B-1 Band include official correspondence (1945), a 1943 concert program, a poem (1944, with accompanying 2005 letter) he wrote while in Hawaii at Manana Barracks, a menu (1945) for a buffet and dance while at Manana Barracks, sheet music for 3rd Saxophone for “Night Mists in the Canyon” signed on the reverse by B-1 Band members, 1945 American vs. National League All-Stars game program, and a 2001 U. S. B-1 Band survey filled out for Alex Albright. Gift of Wray R. Herring through Alex Albright.
Gift of Wray R. Herring
Gift of Wray R. Herring through Alex Albright
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
Wray Raphael Herring Collection (#810), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
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