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2010-2015 Additions

From the Collection:

This collection consists of materials in a wide variety of formats that document the history of the USS Houston (CA-30) and her crew. A significant portion of the material dates from the period 1929 to 1945. There is also a large quantity of material that dates from the 1980s to the present.

The materials have been divided into four major categories:

  • Core Material is the material most frequently requested by researchers, and includes Photographs, Negatives and Slides, Correspondence, Diaries, Blue Bonnets, Deck Logs, Reports, Statements, Rosters, and POW Camp Records.
  • Printed Material includes Citations, Certificates, Programs, Booklets and Pamphlets, Documents, Newsletters, Articles, and Clippings.
  • Literary Productions include Personal Accounts, Typescripts/Historical Accounts, Oral Histories, Commemorative Booklets, Poetry, and Speeches.
  • Other Material includes primarily material in formats other than papers or photographs, such as Scrapbooks, Invitations, Menus, Memorabilia, Film and Video Recordings, Audio Recordings, Maps and Ships' Plans, Miscellaneous Artworks, Framed Items, and Plaques.
Books and commercial videotapes have been removed from the collection and incorporated into the library's cataloged holdings. These may be found by searching the UH Libraries' catalog by author, using the phrase "Cruiser Houston Collection."


  • 1917-2008
  • Majority of material found within 1929-1945

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.


From the Collection: 63.0 Linear Feet

Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston TX 77204-2000 USA