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Box 55

 Container

Contains 17 Collections and/or Records:

Norrie C. Gardiner, scrapbook pages, 1942

 File — Box: 55, Folder: 2
Dates: Other: 1942
Scope and Contents From the Series: The scrapbooks in this collection are very fragile and bulky, and many of them contain loose items. Because of their condition, they cannot be photocopied, and decisions about photographing them will be made by the curator on a case-by-case basis. Materials may not be removed from scrapbooks for photocopying or photography.

Scrapbooks are arranged alphabetically by creator.

The Convoy: USS Houston, USS Peary, print of painting, with article, undated

 Item — Box: 55, Folder: 16
Dates: Other: undated
Scope and Contents 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,...

Battle of Sunda Strait by Oliver Houston, photograph of painting, undated

 Item — Box: 55, Folder: 17
Dates: Other: undated
Scope and Contents 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,...

Drawing of USS Houston by Sean Ellerbee, 1999

 Item — Box: 55, Folder: 18
Dates: Other: 1999
Scope and Contents 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,...

Japanese drawing of USS Houston, undated

 Item — Box: 55, Folder: 19
Dates: Other: undated
Scope and Contents 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,...

John Wisecup drawings (photocopies & originals), with forward written by Otto Schwarz, 1943-1992

 Item — Box: 55, Folder: 20
Dates: Other: 1943-1992; Other: undated
Scope and Contents 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,...

“The Legacy of the USS Houstons: A Case of Unparalleled Patriotism,” Texas: Houston Chronicle Magazine, December 9 1979

 File — Box: 55, Folder: 6
Dates: Other: December 9 1979
Scope and Contents From the Series: Articles are arranged alphabetically by title. In many cases, the entire magazine or newsletter that the article may be found in is in the folder.

“Cruiser Houston…Sunk at Java,” Cleveland Press, (original and copy), 1942

 File — Box: 55, Folder: 7
Dates: Other: 1942
Scope and Contents From the Series: The clippings were organized during two different periods using two different methods. The first batch was arranged by topic, while the second batch was sorted only by date. The researcher looking for information on a particular topic should check not only the topical folders but also the date-only folders to make sure he has found all related clippings.

Due to the fragility of newsprint, all of the newspaper clippings have been photocopied onto less acidic paper.

War Bond Drive, 1942

 File — Box: 55, Folder: 8-9
Dates: Other: 1942
Scope and Contents From the Series: The clippings were organized during two different periods using two different methods. The first batch was arranged by topic, while the second batch was sorted only by date. The researcher looking for information on a particular topic should check not only the topical folders but also the date-only folders to make sure he has found all related clippings.

Due to the fragility of newsprint, all of the newspaper clippings have been photocopied onto less acidic paper.

Pennant, USS Houston (CA-30), 1945-1949

 File — Box: 55, Folder: 3
Dates: Other: 1945-1949
Scope and Contents From the Series: The Memorabilia series contains primarily objects that are related to the USS Houston (CA-30), the prisoner of war camps, or the USS Houston Survivors Association. The ship’s bell, the ship’s model, and two crew member uniforms are on permanent exhibit in the library.

Posters, “Avenge the Houston!…with the Houston Volunteers,” (reproductions), 1942

 File — Box: 55, Folder: 4
Dates: Other: 1942
Scope and Contents From the Series: The Memorabilia series contains primarily objects that are related to the USS Houston (CA-30), the prisoner of war camps, or the USS Houston Survivors Association. The ship’s bell, the ship’s model, and two crew member uniforms are on permanent exhibit in the library.

Crossing the Line certificate, (printed digital copy), May 20 1936

 File — Box: 55, Folder: 10
Dates: Other: May 20 1936
Scope and Contents From the Series: The Memorabilia series contains primarily objects that are related to the USS Houston (CA-30), the prisoner of war camps, or the USS Houston Survivors Association. The ship’s bell, the ship’s model, and two crew member uniforms are on permanent exhibit in the library.

Pennants, USS Houston (SSN-713) launch, 1981

 File — Box: 55, Folder: 11
Dates: Other: 1981
Scope and Contents From the Series: The Memorabilia series contains primarily objects that are related to the USS Houston (CA-30), the prisoner of war camps, or the USS Houston Survivors Association. The ship’s bell, the ship’s model, and two crew member uniforms are on permanent exhibit in the library.

Proclamation, Texas Lost Battalion/USS Houston Survivors Days, 1985

 File — Box: 55, Folder: 12
Dates: Other: 1985
Scope and Contents From the Series: The Memorabilia series contains primarily objects that are related to the USS Houston (CA-30), the prisoner of war camps, or the USS Houston Survivors Association. The ship’s bell, the ship’s model, and two crew member uniforms are on permanent exhibit in the library.

Rubbing of plaque at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, 1986

 File — Box: 55, Folder: 13
Dates: Other: 1986
Scope and Contents From the Series: The Memorabilia series contains primarily objects that are related to the USS Houston (CA-30), the prisoner of war camps, or the USS Houston Survivors Association. The ship’s bell, the ship’s model, and two crew member uniforms are on permanent exhibit in the library.