U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Collection: Virgil Duane Grier Papers, 1856-1865, 1943-1946

Manuscript Collection #677-038

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Collection: Virgil Duane Grier Papers
    Creator: Grier, Virgil Duane
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: A Sketch of Naval Life (1856-1865) by John A. Grier and "The Escambia Scrapbook" detailing the experiences of the crew of the USS Escambia (AO-80) (1943-1946).
    Extent: 367.0 item,
  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    December 13, 1995 (unprocessed), 2 items; "A Sketch of Naval Life" (1856-1865) by John A. Grier and "the ESCAMBIA Scrapbook" detailing the experiences of the crew of the USS ESCAMBIA (AO-80) (1943-1946). Donor: Mr. Virgil Duane Grier.

    December 27, 2006 (unprocessed addition 1), 365 items; Collection (1938-2005, n.d.) of manuscripts, printed materials, and ephemera relating to Yeoman First Class Virgil Duane Grier. Donor: Mrs. Linda Grier Pulliam.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mr. Virgil Duane Grier
    Gift of Mrs. Linda Grier Pulliam

    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

    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Collection: Virgil Duane Grier Papers (#677.038), 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
     
    Papers (1895-1991) including A Sketch of Naval Life by John A. Grier, Ex Chief Engineer, U. S. N. The Yale, Englewood, Ill., Dec. 12, 1895. Photocopy typescript mss. 29 p.; ESCAMBIA SCRAPBOOK, compiled by Harry R. White, Virgil D. and June J. Grier [ca. 1991]. Photocopy typescript. Spiral bound. 88 p. Note: A Sketch of Naval Life has the following note: "Read before the Military Order of the Loyal Legion Illinois Commandery, Dec. 13, 1895," 2 items. 117 p. Recd. 12/13/1995
    Scrapbook (1942-1945) of memorabilia relating to the USS ESCAMBIA (AO-80) during World War II collected by Virgil Duane Grier and presented by Linda Grier Pulliam, including manuscripts, printed materials, photographic prints, maps, ephemera, etc. 1 vol. 80 items. ca. 150 p.
  • Box 2
     
    Deck Log #1 (10/28 - 12/31/1943) of the USS ESCAMBIA (AO-80) belonging to Virgil D. Grier, pp. 1-67. Photocopy. 1 item. 67 p. Note: Declasssified by NARA from Record Group 24.
    Deck Log #2 (1/1 - 3/31/1944) of the USS ESCAMBIA (AO-80) belonging to Virgil D. Grier, pp. 68-203. Photocopy. 1 item. 135 p. Note: Declasssified by NARA from Record Group 24.
    Deck Log #3 (4/1 - 6/30/1944) of the USS ESCAMBIA (AO-80) belonging to Virgil D. Grier, pp. 204-329. Photocopy. 1 item. 125 p. Note: Declasssified by NARA from Record Group 24.
    Deck Log #4 (7/1 - 9/30/1944) of the USS ESCAMBIA (AO-80) belonging to Virgil D. Grier, pp. 330-436. Photocopy. 1 item. 106 p. Note: Declasssified by NARA from Record Group 24.
    Deck Log #5 (10/1 - 12/31/1944) of the USS ESCAMBIA (AO-80) belonging to Virgil D. Grier, pp. 437-563. Photocopy. 1 item. 126 p. Note: Declasssified by NARA from Record Group 24.
    Deck Log #6 (1/1 - 3/31/1944) of the USS ESCAMBIA (AO-80) belonging to Virgil D. Grier, pp. 564-676. Photocopy. 1 item. 112 p. Note: Declasssified by NARA from Record Group 24.
    Deck Log #7 (4/1 - 6/30/1945) of the USS ESCAMBIA (AO-80) belonging to Virgil D. Grier, pp. 677-806. Photocopy. 1 item. 129 p. Note: Declasssified by NARA from Record Group 24.
  • Box 3
     
    Deck Log #8 (7/1 - 9/30/1945) of the USS ESCAMBIA (AO-80) belonging to Virgil D. Grier, pp. 1-62 [63]. Photocopy. 1 item. 63 p. Note: Declasssified by NARA from Record Group 24.
    Deck Log #8 (10/1 - 12/30/1945) of the USS ESCAMBIA (AO-80) belonging to Virgil D. Grier, pp. 63-111. Photocopy. 1 item. 48 p. Note: Declasssified by NARA from Record Group 24.
    Deck Log #10 (1/1 - 2/20/1946) of the USS ESCAMBIA (AO-80) belonging to Virgil D. Grier, pp. 112-140. Photocopy. 1 item. 28 p. Note: Declasssified by NARA from Record Group 24.
  • Box 4
     
    H.A.B. "IT" (10/29 - 12/29/1942) vol. 1, no. 1 - vol. 1, no. 5, newsletter of the U. S. Naval Reserve Air Base [ U. S. Naval Air Station], Hutchinson, KS. Mimeographed. 7 items ca. 55 p. Note. Bi-weekly.
    H.A.B.I.T (1/7 - 4/3/1943) vol. 2, no. 6 - vol. 2, no. [12], newsletter of the U. S. Naval Air Station, Hutchinson, KS. Mimeographed. 6 items ca. 84 p. Note. Bi-weekly.
    HABIT (4/17 - 7/24/1943) vol. 1, no. 1 - vol. 1, no. 5, newsletter of the U. S. Naval Air Station, Hutchinson, KS. Mimeographed. 7 items ca. 98 p. Note. Bi-weekly.
  • Box 5
     
    The Growler (7/4/1942 - 4/3/1943) vol. 1, no. 1 - vol. 2, no. [8], newsletter of Moffett Field, California. Mimeographed. 21 items ca. 105 p.
    The Eighty Times (6/4 - 6/18/1944; 9/1/1945) vol. 1, no. 1 - vol. 1, no. 3; [vol 2, no. 1] newsletter of the U. S. Naval Air Station, Hutchinson, KS. Mimeographed. 4 items ca. 23 p.
    Lifelines (12/17/1974 - 12/17/1990) [vol. 1, no. 1] - vol. 16, no. 126, newsletter written and published by Virgil D. Grier for veterans of the USS ESCAMBIA (AO-80) Photocopied. 127 items ca. 378 p.
    Lifelines (2/28/1991 - 9/13/2005) vol. 16, no. 127 - vol. 30, no. 222, newsletter written and published by Virgil D. Grier for veterans of the USS ESCAMBIA (AO-80) Photocopied. 95 items ca. 475 p.
  • Box 6
     
    WVTY Presents Ulithi Encyclopedia, Volume the First, Edited by Hatae [a Ulithi native]. Ulithi: WVTY Special Projects Division, 10 March 1945) Mimeographed. 1 item. 31 p/ Note: Based on material presented in "Ulithi Encylopedia" the Sunday evening series of talks broadcast by Armed Forces Radio Station WVTY.
    32 Official Photographs of U. S. Navy Battleships, Heavy Cruisers, Light Cruisers, Destroyers, Submarines, Destroyer Escorts, P. T.-Boats. Reproduced from official U. S. Navy Photographs. (New York, NY: Plane Facts Co. n.d.) 1 item. 32 p. Note: Photographs in original envelope. Ships numbers marked on photographs; ships fueled by ESCAMBIA during World War II noted on verso of photographs.
    Castaway's Baedeker to the South Seas. 2d Edition. Prepared Jointly by Commander Air Force, Pacific Fleet and Joint Intelligence Center, Pacific Ocean Areas, September 1943. Pamphlet. 1 item. 50 p.
    Navy Training Courses: Instructions for Use in Preparation for the Rating of Yeoman 2c. Edition of 1938. Prepared under the supervision of the Bureau of Navigation. Restricted -- For Official Use Only. (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1938) Book. 1 item. 91 p.
    Navy Training Courses: Instructions for Use in Preparation for the Rating of Yeoman First Class and Chief Yeoman. Edition of 1939. Prepared under the supervision of the Bureau of Navigation. Restricted -- For Official Use Only. (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1938) Book. 1 item. 105 p.
    SS ESCAMBIA Launching Program (4/25/1943). Broadside. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Framed.
  • Folder os1
     
    USS ESCAMBIA AO-80 1945" (1992), by John M. [Otomell ?]. Color print. 1 item. 1 p. 15.25" x 12" Note: No. 50 of 65 printed.
    Virgil D. Grier, Y1C USNR, Shellback Certificate (3/11/1944) signed by Lt. Commander Richard Goorgian, captain of USS ESCAMBIA. Printed form. 20.5" x 16" 1 item. 1 p.

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Preliminary Inventory

  • Box 1
     
    Papers (1895-1991) including A Sketch of Naval Life by John A. Grier, Ex Chief Engineer, U. S. N. The Yale, Englewood, Ill., Dec. 12, 1895. Photocopy typescript mss. 29 p.; ESCAMBIA SCRAPBOOK, compiled by Harry R. White, Virgil D. and June J. Grier [ca. 1991]. Photocopy typescript. Spiral bound. 88 p. Note: A Sketch of Naval Life has the following note: "Read before the Military Order of the Loyal Legion Illinois Commandery, Dec. 13, 1895," 2 items. 117 p. Recd. 12/13/1995
    Scrapbook (1942-1945) of memorabilia relating to the USS ESCAMBIA (AO-80) during World War II collected by Virgil Duane Grier and presented by Linda Grier Pulliam, including manuscripts, printed materials, photographic prints, maps, ephemera, etc. 1 vol. 80 items. ca. 150 p.
  • Box 2
     
    Deck Log #1 (10/28 - 12/31/1943) of the USS ESCAMBIA (AO-80) belonging to Virgil D. Grier, pp. 1-67. Photocopy. 1 item. 67 p. Note: Declasssified by NARA from Record Group 24.
    Deck Log #2 (1/1 - 3/31/1944) of the USS ESCAMBIA (AO-80) belonging to Virgil D. Grier, pp. 68-203. Photocopy. 1 item. 135 p. Note: Declasssified by NARA from Record Group 24.
    Deck Log #3 (4/1 - 6/30/1944) of the USS ESCAMBIA (AO-80) belonging to Virgil D. Grier, pp. 204-329. Photocopy. 1 item. 125 p. Note: Declasssified by NARA from Record Group 24.
    Deck Log #4 (7/1 - 9/30/1944) of the USS ESCAMBIA (AO-80) belonging to Virgil D. Grier, pp. 330-436. Photocopy. 1 item. 106 p. Note: Declasssified by NARA from Record Group 24.
    Deck Log #5 (10/1 - 12/31/1944) of the USS ESCAMBIA (AO-80) belonging to Virgil D. Grier, pp. 437-563. Photocopy. 1 item. 126 p. Note: Declasssified by NARA from Record Group 24.
    Deck Log #6 (1/1 - 3/31/1944) of the USS ESCAMBIA (AO-80) belonging to Virgil D. Grier, pp. 564-676. Photocopy. 1 item. 112 p. Note: Declasssified by NARA from Record Group 24.
    Deck Log #7 (4/1 - 6/30/1945) of the USS ESCAMBIA (AO-80) belonging to Virgil D. Grier, pp. 677-806. Photocopy. 1 item. 129 p. Note: Declasssified by NARA from Record Group 24.
  • Box 3
     
    Deck Log #8 (7/1 - 9/30/1945) of the USS ESCAMBIA (AO-80) belonging to Virgil D. Grier, pp. 1-62 [63]. Photocopy. 1 item. 63 p. Note: Declasssified by NARA from Record Group 24.
    Deck Log #8 (10/1 - 12/30/1945) of the USS ESCAMBIA (AO-80) belonging to Virgil D. Grier, pp. 63-111. Photocopy. 1 item. 48 p. Note: Declasssified by NARA from Record Group 24.
    Deck Log #10 (1/1 - 2/20/1946) of the USS ESCAMBIA (AO-80) belonging to Virgil D. Grier, pp. 112-140. Photocopy. 1 item. 28 p. Note: Declasssified by NARA from Record Group 24.
  • Box 4
     
    H.A.B. "IT" (10/29 - 12/29/1942) vol. 1, no. 1 - vol. 1, no. 5, newsletter of the U. S. Naval Reserve Air Base [ U. S. Naval Air Station], Hutchinson, KS. Mimeographed. 7 items ca. 55 p. Note. Bi-weekly.
    H.A.B.I.T (1/7 - 4/3/1943) vol. 2, no. 6 - vol. 2, no. [12], newsletter of the U. S. Naval Air Station, Hutchinson, KS. Mimeographed. 6 items ca. 84 p. Note. Bi-weekly.
    HABIT (4/17 - 7/24/1943) vol. 1, no. 1 - vol. 1, no. 5, newsletter of the U. S. Naval Air Station, Hutchinson, KS. Mimeographed. 7 items ca. 98 p. Note. Bi-weekly.
  • Box 5
     
    The Growler (7/4/1942 - 4/3/1943) vol. 1, no. 1 - vol. 2, no. [8], newsletter of Moffett Field, California. Mimeographed. 21 items ca. 105 p.
    The Eighty Times (6/4 - 6/18/1944; 9/1/1945) vol. 1, no. 1 - vol. 1, no. 3; [vol 2, no. 1] newsletter of the U. S. Naval Air Station, Hutchinson, KS. Mimeographed. 4 items ca. 23 p.
    Lifelines (12/17/1974 - 12/17/1990) [vol. 1, no. 1] - vol. 16, no. 126, newsletter written and published by Virgil D. Grier for veterans of the USS ESCAMBIA (AO-80) Photocopied. 127 items ca. 378 p.
    Lifelines (2/28/1991 - 9/13/2005) vol. 16, no. 127 - vol. 30, no. 222, newsletter written and published by Virgil D. Grier for veterans of the USS ESCAMBIA (AO-80) Photocopied. 95 items ca. 475 p.
  • Box 6
     
    WVTY Presents Ulithi Encyclopedia, Volume the First, Edited by Hatae [a Ulithi native]. Ulithi: WVTY Special Projects Division, 10 March 1945) Mimeographed. 1 item. 31 p/ Note: Based on material presented in "Ulithi Encylopedia" the Sunday evening series of talks broadcast by Armed Forces Radio Station WVTY.
    32 Official Photographs of U. S. Navy Battleships, Heavy Cruisers, Light Cruisers, Destroyers, Submarines, Destroyer Escorts, P. T.-Boats. Reproduced from official U. S. Navy Photographs. (New York, NY: Plane Facts Co. n.d.) 1 item. 32 p. Note: Photographs in original envelope. Ships numbers marked on photographs; ships fueled by ESCAMBIA during World War II noted on verso of photographs.
    Castaway's Baedeker to the South Seas. 2d Edition. Prepared Jointly by Commander Air Force, Pacific Fleet and Joint Intelligence Center, Pacific Ocean Areas, September 1943. Pamphlet. 1 item. 50 p.
    Navy Training Courses: Instructions for Use in Preparation for the Rating of Yeoman 2c. Edition of 1938. Prepared under the supervision of the Bureau of Navigation. Restricted -- For Official Use Only. (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1938) Book. 1 item. 91 p.
    Navy Training Courses: Instructions for Use in Preparation for the Rating of Yeoman First Class and Chief Yeoman. Edition of 1939. Prepared under the supervision of the Bureau of Navigation. Restricted -- For Official Use Only. (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1938) Book. 1 item. 105 p.
    SS ESCAMBIA Launching Program (4/25/1943). Broadside. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Framed.
  • Folder os1
     
    USS ESCAMBIA AO-80 1945" (1992), by John M. [Otomell ?]. Color print. 1 item. 1 p. 15.25" x 12" Note: No. 50 of 65 printed.
    Virgil D. Grier, Y1C USNR, Shellback Certificate (3/11/1944) signed by Lt. Commander Richard Goorgian, captain of USS ESCAMBIA. Printed form. 20.5" x 16" 1 item. 1 p.

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