John Wallace Gilpin Papers, 1907-2001

Manuscript Collection #833

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: John Wallace Gilpin Papers
    Creator:
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1907-2001) of Lt. Cmndr. John W. Gilpin, U.S. Navy, including materials relating to his family; attendance at the U. S. Naval Academy (Class of 1941); World War II service on the destroyers U. S. S. Monaghan, U.S.S. Trathen, and U.S.S. Evans; his postwar education, business career, and fraternal life.
    Extent: 1.1 Cubic feet,
  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    July 20, 2001 (unprocessed), 4 containers, 1870 items, 1.1 cubic feet; Papers of Lt. Cmndr. John W. Gilpin, US Navy, including materials relating to his family; attendance at the U. S. Naval Academy (Class of 1941); World War II service on the destroyers USS MONAGHAN, USS TRATHEN, and USS EVANS ; his postwar education, business career, and social, fraternal, and social life, 1907-2001. (1.1 cubic feet est.). Donor: Mrs. John W. Gilpin.

    July 11, 2005 (unprocessed addition 1), 1 item, 0.001 cubic feet; Clipping (ca. 1945) from a Baltimore, MD newspaper, entitled “Battle Off Okinawa: City Sailor Leaps Into Sea To Save Officer,” describing how Seaman 1 Class Pat J. Macciocca rescued Lt. John W. Gilpin, the executive officers of the USS EVANS, when the latter was blown overboard during a Japanese Kamikaze attack; article has a portrait of Macciocca. Incomplete. Photocopy. Donor: Mrs. John W. Gilpin.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mrs. John W. Gilpin

    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

    John Wallace Gilpin Papers (#833), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Encoded by Apex Data Services


Preliminary Inventory

Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

  • Box 1
     
    Book. Cruise Ports Mark V Summer Practice Cruise of 1938: An Information Booklet for the Midshipman's Summer Practice Cruise of 1938. Classes of 1939 and 1941. Edited by Allen B. Cook and Royal S. Pease (Annapolis, MD: U. S. Naval Academy, May 1938). Printed material; May 1938
    Clippings - Family. Clippings; ca. 1948, 1975
    Clippings - Navy (USS Evans DD-552). Clippings; 1945
    Diary - John W. Gilpin. Manuscript volume; 01/01 - 04/25/1936
    Gilpin, John W. "Charles Gilpin of North Troy, Vermont, 1797-1881," (Photocopy typescript). Genealogical manuscript; 06/01/1994
    Gilpin, John W. Death & Funeral Service. Program, Clipping, Eulogy; 07/13, 07/17/1994
    Gilpin, John W. Death & Funeral Service. Tributes from former shipmates. Correspondence; 1993-97
    Gilpin, John W. Education & Professional Activities File. Correspondence, Printed forms, Clippings, Notes; 1936-63
    Gilpin, John W. "History of BAMCTWS Bay Area Marching Chowder and Table Walking Society," (Photocopy typescript). Article manuscript; Oct. 1993
    Gilpin, John W. Navy File. Correspondence, Orders, Reports; 11/17/1936 - 03/05/1945
    Gilpin, John W. Navy Information, Identity Cards, Etc.. Correspondence, Ephemera, Clippings, Etc.; 1948-2001
    Gilpin, John W. Professional Activities File. Correspondence, Photographic prints & negatives, Clippings, Notes, Etc.; 1948-81
    Gilpin, John W. Telegram to Parents (Mr. & Mrs. D. S. Gilpin) announcing his engagement to Phoebe Sarah Barkan. Telegram; 09/07/1948
    Gilpin, John W. U. S. Navy Memorial Foundation Membership. Newsletters & Correspondence; 1984-91
    Gilpin, Phoebe. Correspondence with Betty Taussig, re: Biography of John Gilpin. Correspondence, Notes; 07/19 - 11/28/1999
  • Box 2
     
    Harvard Business School Alumni File. Correspondence, Newsletters, Clippings, Photographic prints; 1948-94
    Hillsborough Beautification Foundation (Hillsborough, CA) File. Correspondence, Notes, Periodicals, Award; 1991-2001
    Navy Alumni Association File. Correspondence, Award, Clippings; 1954-95
    Identity Cards. Ephemera; n.d., 1907, 1940-47
    Navy Medals - Silver Star & Presidential Unit Citation (USS Evans DD-552) & Purple Heart Citation. Correspondence, Notes, Award transcripts; Dec. 1945 - Dec. 1946
    Navy - Retirement File. Correspondence, Printed forms, Orders; June 1945 - Aril 1949
    Photographic prints - Gilpin Family. Photographic Prints; 1924-49
    Photographic prints - Harvard Business School. Photographic Prints; 1945-48
    Photographic prints - Navy. Photographic Prints; ca. 1945-46
    Photographic prints - Navy - Philadelphia Naval Hospital. Photographic Prints; 1945-46
    Photographic prints - U. S. Naval Academy. Photographic Prints; 1937-41
    Photographic prints - USS Evans (DD-552). Photographic Prints; 1944-94
    Photographic prints - USS Evans (DD-552) - Reunions. Photographic Prints & Slides; 1966-95
    Publications - Genealogy. Periodicals; 1995, 1997
    U. S. Naval Academy File. Brochures, Correspondence, Printed forms, Awards; 1937-41
    U. S. Naval Academy Class of 1941 File. Clippings, Correspondence, Printed materials, Photographic prints, Class Rosters, Awards, Etc.; 1991-2000
    U.S.S. Evans - Battle Reports & Photographs. Reports, Photographic prints; May - Nov. 1945
    U.S.S. Evans - "History of U. S. S. Evans (DD-552)" (Typescript mimeograph). Manuscript article; n.d., 1944-45
  • Box 3
     
    U. S. S. Evans - Reunion File. Correspondence, Printed Forms, Computer diskette (5.25"), Brochures, Programs, Rosters, Photographic print; 1992-2001
    U. S. S. Evans - Reunion File. Correspondence, Brochures, Rosters, Photographic print; 1966-83
    U. S. S. Monaghan (DD-354) File. Orders, Documents; 12/07/1941 - 04/21/1942
    U. S. S. Monaghan (DD-354) File - Historical Notes & Correspondence. Correspondence, Clippings, Rosters; 1988-94
    U. S. S. Trathen (DD-530) - Reunion File. Correspondence, Clippings, Rosters, Menu; 1945, 1985-94
    Oversized materials folders. Original art, Photographic prints, Printed forms; 1941-45

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Preliminary Inventory

  • Box 1
     
    Book. Cruise Ports Mark V Summer Practice Cruise of 1938: An Information Booklet for the Midshipman's Summer Practice Cruise of 1938. Classes of 1939 and 1941. Edited by Allen B. Cook and Royal S. Pease (Annapolis, MD: U. S. Naval Academy, May 1938). Printed material; May 1938
    Clippings - Family. Clippings; ca. 1948, 1975
    Clippings - Navy (USS Evans DD-552). Clippings; 1945
    Diary - John W. Gilpin. Manuscript volume; 01/01 - 04/25/1936
    Gilpin, John W. "Charles Gilpin of North Troy, Vermont, 1797-1881," (Photocopy typescript). Genealogical manuscript; 06/01/1994
    Gilpin, John W. Death & Funeral Service. Program, Clipping, Eulogy; 07/13, 07/17/1994
    Gilpin, John W. Death & Funeral Service. Tributes from former shipmates. Correspondence; 1993-97
    Gilpin, John W. Education & Professional Activities File. Correspondence, Printed forms, Clippings, Notes; 1936-63
    Gilpin, John W. "History of BAMCTWS Bay Area Marching Chowder and Table Walking Society," (Photocopy typescript). Article manuscript; Oct. 1993
    Gilpin, John W. Navy File. Correspondence, Orders, Reports; 11/17/1936 - 03/05/1945
    Gilpin, John W. Navy Information, Identity Cards, Etc.. Correspondence, Ephemera, Clippings, Etc.; 1948-2001
    Gilpin, John W. Professional Activities File. Correspondence, Photographic prints & negatives, Clippings, Notes, Etc.; 1948-81
    Gilpin, John W. Telegram to Parents (Mr. & Mrs. D. S. Gilpin) announcing his engagement to Phoebe Sarah Barkan. Telegram; 09/07/1948
    Gilpin, John W. U. S. Navy Memorial Foundation Membership. Newsletters & Correspondence; 1984-91
    Gilpin, Phoebe. Correspondence with Betty Taussig, re: Biography of John Gilpin. Correspondence, Notes; 07/19 - 11/28/1999
  • Box 2
     
    Harvard Business School Alumni File. Correspondence, Newsletters, Clippings, Photographic prints; 1948-94
    Hillsborough Beautification Foundation (Hillsborough, CA) File. Correspondence, Notes, Periodicals, Award; 1991-2001
    Navy Alumni Association File. Correspondence, Award, Clippings; 1954-95
    Identity Cards. Ephemera; n.d., 1907, 1940-47
    Navy Medals - Silver Star & Presidential Unit Citation (USS Evans DD-552) & Purple Heart Citation. Correspondence, Notes, Award transcripts; Dec. 1945 - Dec. 1946
    Navy - Retirement File. Correspondence, Printed forms, Orders; June 1945 - Aril 1949
    Photographic prints - Gilpin Family. Photographic Prints; 1924-49
    Photographic prints - Harvard Business School. Photographic Prints; 1945-48
    Photographic prints - Navy. Photographic Prints; ca. 1945-46
    Photographic prints - Navy - Philadelphia Naval Hospital. Photographic Prints; 1945-46
    Photographic prints - U. S. Naval Academy. Photographic Prints; 1937-41
    Photographic prints - USS Evans (DD-552). Photographic Prints; 1944-94
    Photographic prints - USS Evans (DD-552) - Reunions. Photographic Prints & Slides; 1966-95
    Publications - Genealogy. Periodicals; 1995, 1997
    U. S. Naval Academy File. Brochures, Correspondence, Printed forms, Awards; 1937-41
    U. S. Naval Academy Class of 1941 File. Clippings, Correspondence, Printed materials, Photographic prints, Class Rosters, Awards, Etc.; 1991-2000
    U.S.S. Evans - Battle Reports & Photographs. Reports, Photographic prints; May - Nov. 1945
    U.S.S. Evans - "History of U. S. S. Evans (DD-552)" (Typescript mimeograph). Manuscript article; n.d., 1944-45
  • Box 3
     
    U. S. S. Evans - Reunion File. Correspondence, Printed Forms, Computer diskette (5.25"), Brochures, Programs, Rosters, Photographic print; 1992-2001
    U. S. S. Evans - Reunion File. Correspondence, Brochures, Rosters, Photographic print; 1966-83
    U. S. S. Monaghan (DD-354) File. Orders, Documents; 12/07/1941 - 04/21/1942
    U. S. S. Monaghan (DD-354) File - Historical Notes & Correspondence. Correspondence, Clippings, Rosters; 1988-94
    U. S. S. Trathen (DD-530) - Reunion File. Correspondence, Clippings, Rosters, Menu; 1945, 1985-94
    Oversized materials folders. Original art, Photographic prints, Printed forms; 1941-45

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