Vance Stewart Papers, 1916-1926

Manuscript Collection #695

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Vance Stewart Papers
    Creator: Stewart, Vance
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1916-1926) including correspondence, flight training material, orders, letters, etc.
    Extent: 0.108 Cubic feet, 61 items , including orders, flight training material, correspondence, and miscellaneous.
  • Description
     

    The collection's material pertains to Stewart's World War I service and consists primarily of his official orders and correspondence home. Stewart detached from active duty (1919) and returned to Ohio.

    Orders reflect Stewart's position as assistant paymaster on the USS VIRGINIA (April-July 1917) and for the U.S. Naval forces in France (July 1917-February 1918). Further materials pertain to his certification as a naval aviator and duty at a Naval aviation station in Italy (1918). Other military papers include orders for delivery of secret correspondence (1917) and mission activity to the French front (1918). Also included are flight training forms, earnings statements, fees for transportation on U.S. ships, and requests for transfers and rank insignia.

    The collection's personal correspondence consists of letters relating to war bonds, bank policies, how to get stationed in France (1917), and a description of life at a resort near Brest, France (1917).

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    May 22, 1995, 61 items; Papers (1917-1920) of U.S. Naval Reserves aviator, including orders and correspondence. 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

    Vance Stewart Papers (#695), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

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