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Cruiser Houston Collecton

 Collection
Identifier: 1981-001
Scope and Contents The full finding aid is available on TARO: https://legacy.lib.utexas.edu/taro/uhsc/00042/hsc-00042.htmlThis 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...

Herman George Eiden Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2016-008
Scope and Contents: The Herman George Eiden Papers consists of three albums of photos and mementos from Eiden's service in the Pacific while in the United States Navy. It also includes correspondance to and from Eiden, films and a log script by Eiden, as well as articles, newspapers, and brochures in relation to the sinking of the Houston (Cruiser: CA-30) and its 60th anniversary commemoration.

Floyd Glass Navy Recruiting Literature Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 1970-002
Scope and Contents 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...

Kenneth W. Kennedy World War II Letters

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Identifier: 2007-019
Scope and Contents This collection is primarily concerned with correspondence from Kenneth Wade Kennedy relating to his World War II service. The collection also includes correspondence from various family members, newspaper clippings relevant to the family, and a small number of musical programs and wedding invitations. All letters are arranged chronologically with the exception of a discreet number of letters from various family members which have been arranged alphabetically by author. Newspaper...

George Kirksey Papers

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Identifier: 1971-002
Scope and Contents The George Kirksey Papers contain clippings, manuscripts, some correspondence, scrapbooks, and numerous photographs. Materials are dated between 1910 and 1971. The collection comprises 18 manuscript boxes and has 3,363 items. The collection is divided into several series, based on a particular function of Kirksey's life or by form (photographs, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous items). The collection arrived at the University of Houston Special Collections unorganized for the most part....

Lienhard Family Papers

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Identifier: 2017-046
Scope and Contents The Lienhard Family Papers document the lives of four members of the Lienhard family: Johann Heinrich Lienhard I (1822-1903), John H. Lienhard III (1893-1979), James (Jim) Henderson Lienhard (1921-2018), and John H. Lienhard IV (1930-). The collection consists primarily of material from John H. Lienhard III’s service in World War I and James H. Lienhard’s service in World War II. Materials are arranged into series by family member. Johann Heinrich Lienhard I’s (1822-1903) material...

Captain O.C. McDavid World War II Letters

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Identifier: 2011-008
Scope and Contents This collection primarily consists of correspondence from Captain O.C. McDavid during his service in World War II in the South Pacific. The collection also includes a handful of correspondence addressed to Captain McDavid, newsletters from his service, memorabilia collected while abroad, a sketch drawn by Captain McDavid, newspaper clippings, and Letters from OC: The War Years--1940 through 1945, compiled by Gene McDavid. Correspondence from Captain McDavid is arranged...

Samuel Milner U.S.S. Houston (CA-30) and 2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2000-003
Scope and Contents The Samuel Milner Papers primarily contain research materials that Milner gathered for his uncompleted book project on the USS Houston (CA-30) and members of the 2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery of the Texas National Guard. Some materials may not have been returned to research subjects prior to Milner's death. For inquiries about these items, please contact Special Collections. The most notable materials in the collection are the interviews that Milner did in the 1950s with...

Captain Albert H. Rooks Papers

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Identifier: 2010-010
Scope and Contents This collection contains five series: Correspondence, Captain Albert H. Rooks Honors, Research Files, Photographs, and Memorabilia. Material includes correspondence, awards, published articles, newspapers, clippings, reports, pamphlets and other Cruiser Houston related material. The Correspondence and Research Files series are divided into topical sub-series. Thereafter, the collection is arranged chronologically within each series.

Clell Thorpe World War II Photographs

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Identifier: 1971-003
Scope and Contents The bulk of this collection dates from the years 1943 through 1945. The collection mainly contains black and white photographs taken by Clell Thorpe, as well as some 4x5" negatives, one letter, one manuscript, and some miscellaneous items.

The material is arranged in five series: Naval School of Photography, Marine Bombing Squadron (VMB-613), Pacific Atoll, Tarawa, and Miscellaneous.

UH Veteran's Office Records

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Identifier: 1977-006
Scope and Contents The UH Veteran's Office Records contain material pertaining to the university and government-sponsored office for the support and advising of veteran students during the 1940s and 1950s. Dates for items in the collection range from 1944 to 1958, with the bulk of the material dating from the late 1940s. The collection is arranged into nine series: Veteran's Office, Veteran's Staff Meetings, Budget, Correspondence with Veteran's Administration, Veteran's Administration Field Manual...

UH World War II Era Clippings

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Identifier: 1996-008
Scope and Contents University of Houston World War II Clippings contains newspaper articles that mostly relate to the University of Houston during the years 1939-1944. Some of the topics covered in these articles include the separation of the university from the Houston school system, Frontier Fiesta, and the university's contributions to the war effort through the offering of special war-related subject in areas including classes in navigation, diesel engine repair, map interpretation, aircraft engine repair,...