April 15, 2016, (unprocessed), 0.05 cubic feet; This collection consists of items taken from a Japanese sailor during World War II when he was taken prisoner after being shipwrecked in the East China Sea off Okinawa. Included is a wallet and its contents and a name seal carved in wood. The wallet contents included Japanese paper money, paper money from Fiji and Vietnam, and a document that might be a Japanese ration book. These items had been in the possession of former U.S. Navy sailor Jack F. Sweatte who served on board the USS
San Francisco and the USS
Hazard. Gift of Joel and Mary Sweatte.
Gift of Joel and Mary Sweatte
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
Jack F. Sweatte Papers (#1276), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA