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Floyd Glass Navy Recruiting Literature Collection

Identifier: 1970-002

This collection is composed entirely of U.S. Navy recruiting literature from 1941-1949. Included are booklets, pamphlets, broadsides, posters, promotional materials, and some miscellaneous response cards. Materials have been sorted by type of material. Materials for recruiting WAVES (the women's counterpart to the U. S. Navy) have been separated from materials recruiting men.

The 61 booklets (items with several pages), and 129 pamphlets (items made from one or two folded sheets) are arranged alphabetically by title. The miscellaneous items (108 items), which include promotional materials and response cards, are arranged alphabetically by folder heading.

Posters and other broadsheets (190 items, total) have been sorted so that all duplicate materials are together. These materials are arranged at the container level. One box of the posters includes items which were drymounted to acid-free board. These items have been kept together, as have posters and broadsheets which are geared toward recruiting WAVES.


  • 1941-1949


Conditions Governing Access:

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian. Reproduction decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis.


6.50 linear feet

Biographical Information:

Floyd Glass served in the United States Navy for several years. During World War II, he was stationed abroad in England for some time.

After his retirement from the Navy, Glass and his wife Marjorie moved to Houston. During this time he assembled a fine collection of books on English literature and history, as well as illustrated books and books with unusual bindings. This collection was donated to the University of Houston Libraries in the late 1960s.

Acquisition Information:

The collection was given by the widow of Mr. Floyd Glass, Mrs. Marjorie Glass.

Processing Information:

Andrea Bean Hough, 1996


Guide to the Floyd Glass Navy Recruiting Literature Collection
Andrea Bean Hough
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Revision Statements

  • 2021-07-20: As a part of the 2021 Special Collections reparative description project, Brooks Whittaker added subject headings to this finding aid to better represent individuals and promote discoverability of collection materials.

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