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Cruiser Houston Collection

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Finding Aid/Inventory

Photographs

Negatives and Slides

Correspondence

Diaries

The Blue Bonnet newsletter

Deck Logs

Reports

Statements

Rosters

POW Camp Records

Citations

Certificates

Programs

Booklets and Pamphlets

Documents

Newsletters

Articles

Clippings

Personal Accounts

Typescripts/Historical Accounts

Oral Histories

Commemorative Booklets

Poetry

Speeches

Scrapbooks

Invitations

Menus

Memorabilia

Film, Video, and DVD Recordings

Audio Recordings

Maps and Ships' Plans

Miscellaneous Artworks

Framed Items

Plaques

Exhibits

Preston Clark

2010-2015 Additions

USS Houston Survivors’ Association and Next Generation Records



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Cruiser Houston Collection, 1917-2008 | University of Houston Libraries

By Julie Grob, with Emily Irby and Miriam Rouziek, 2003-2004; Chinh Doan and Gregory Yerke, 2012-2013

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Collection Overview

Title: Cruiser Houston Collection, 1917-2008View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:1929-1945

ID: 10/1981-001

Primary Creator: USS Houston Survivors Association

Extent: 63.0 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 00/00/1981

Subjects: Burma-Siam Railroad, Houston (Cruiser : CA-30), Java Sea, Battle of the, Indonesia, 1942, Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945, Sunda Strait, Battle of, Indonesia, 1942, World War, 1939-1945, World War, 1939-1945 - Prisoners and prisons, Japanese

Forms of Material: Clippings (information artifacts), Correspondence, Diaries, Greeting cards, Memorabilia, Negatives (photographic), Newsletters, Paintings (visual works), Photographs, Postcards, Reminiscences, Reports, Rosters, Scrapbooks, Telegrams, Videocassettes

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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."

Related Materials:

Archival Collections:

      • William A. Bernrieder Collection (http://archon.lib.uh.edu/?p=collections/controlcard&id=273)

      • Samuel Milner U.S.S. Houston (CA-30) and 2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery Papers (http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=192)

      • Captain Albert H. Rooks Papers (http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=461)

Digital Library Collections:

      • Lt. Robert B. Fulton USS Houston Letters digital collection (http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/fulton)

      • USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters digital collection (http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22)

      • William Slough USS Houston Letters digital collection (http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/slough)

      • USS Houston (CA-30) Photographs (http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/hca30)

Other Related Materials:

      • A permanent exhibit of materials from the Cruiser Houston Collection is on display in the M.D. Anderson Library of the University of Houston.

      • The UH Libraries also maintains a digital exhibit on the USS Houston (CA-30) online (http://exhibits.lib.uh.edu/exhibits/show/cruiser-houston).

Biographical Note

On September 7, 1927, the U.S. Navy announced that in response to a local campaign, a new heavy cruiser would be named for the city of Houston. The ship's keel was laid on May 1, 1928 at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company. On September 7, 1929, the USS Houston (CA-30) was launched, and on June 17, 1930, she was commissioned.

In 1931, the Houston became flagship of the Asiatic Fleet. The Houston left the Asiatic in 1933 to join the Scouting Force, based in Long Beach, California. During the 1930s, avid fisherman President Franklin D. Roosevelt made four leisure cruises on the Houston. The Houston joined the Hawaiian Detachment in Pearl Harbor in November 1939, and returned to the Asiatic in March 1941.

On November 27, 1941, the USS Houston was undergoing some repairs at Cavite Naval Yard in the Philippine Islands when her captain, Albert H. Rooks, received a Navy Department warning about an impending Japanese attack on the Asiatic Fleet. The Houston was ordered to the central Philippines. On December 8, the crew learned of the outbreak of hostilities with Japan.

In January 1942 the Houston became part of a multi-national American-British-Dutch-Australian (ABDA) force. On February 4th, a group of ABDA ships attempted to intercept a Japanese force in the Makassar Straits, but were attacked by Japanese bombers. One of the bombs destroyed the Houston's rear 8-inch gun turret, killing 48 men and injuring 20 others.

On February 27, the Houston was among a fleet of ABDA ships that engaged a Japanese task force that was advancing on eastern Java. In the eight-hour Battle of the Java Sea, the Japanese inflicted defeat upon the ABDA ships, sinking or crippling two Dutch cruisers and three destroyers. Although the Houston was hit twice by Japanese 8" shells, she and the Australian light cruiser HMAS Perth both survived the battle.

On the night of February 28, the Houston and the Perth attempted to pass through Sunda Strait in an effort to reach the safer waters of the Indian Ocean. As they approached the entrance to the strait, they unexpectedly encountered a Japanese force that was protecting the invasion fleet. In the ensuing battle, four torpedoes struck and sunk the Perth. The Houston managed to hit three destroyers and sink a minesweeper, but was struck by four torpedoes and started to sink. Following orders to abandon ship, crew members jumped over the sides and began to swim for the distant shore of Java. The Battle of Sunda Strait and the sinking of the ship took the lives of 700 of the Houston's 1068 crew members.

When news of the ship's sinking reached Houstonians, they raised money to build the light cruiser USS Houston (CL-81), as well as a small aircraft carrier. On Memorial Day, 1942, one thousand "Houston Volunteers" were sworn into the Navy to symbolically replace the Houston's crew, who were all presumed dead.

In Java or its surrounding waters, the Houston crew members who survived the sinking were taken prisoner by the Japanese. They were marched to the town of Serang and held there until April 1942, when most of the men were transported to "Bicycle Camp" in Batavia. There the men of the Houston were joined by troops from the 2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery, a National Guard unit from Texas (nicknamed the "Lost Battalion").

In October, the majority of the POWs were taken to Moulmein, Burma, while the rest were sent to work in various camps throughout Asia. There they became slave labor for a Japanese project to build a railroad for transporting troops and supplies from Thailand to Burma. Sixty-one thousand Allied prisoners-of-war and over 200,000 Asian natives worked on the Burma-Thai Railway, which eventually stretched 250 miles between mountains, across rivers, and through jungles. The men were fed starvation rations, beaten frequently, and subject to illnesses such as beri beri, pellagra, malaria, and tropical ulcers.

Nearly 13,000 Allied POWs and 100,000 Asian natives died building the "Death Railway," including 79 men from the Houston. Upon the railway's completion in October 1943, the surviving POWs were scattered to various camps in Singapore, Burma, Indochina, and Japan. On August 16, 1945, the POWs learned that the war was over and they were to return home.

Following the war, survivor Otto Schwarz formed the USS Houston Survivors Association, whose newsletter was named the Blue Bonnet after the original ship's newsletter. Many survivors kept in touch by attending annual reunions with their friends from the Lost Battalion. In 1981, the survivors donated a collection of archival materials and memorabilia to the UH Libraries, which built a Cruiser Houston Memorial Room to display the items. On March 21, 1981, they celebrated the launch of another ship named "Houston," the nuclear powered submarine USS Houston (SSN-713). And in 1995, the Texas Commandery of the Naval Order of the United States dedicated a monument to the USS Houston and her crew in downtown Houston.

In 1991 the Survivors Association formed a complementary group called the Next Generation, made up of children and younger relatives of survivors. Under the direction of Next Generation members Val Roberts-Poss and Lin Drees, and co-editor Otto Schwarz, the Blue Bonnet continues to come out four times a year. Roberts-Poss and Drees also organize an annual memorial service in Houston at the site of the downtown monument.

Chronology

January 1, 1927: First meeting of the Cruiser Houston Committee

September 7, 1927: Navy announces that heavy cruiser will be named for Houston

May 1, 1928: Ship's keel laid at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company

September 7, 1929: USS Houston (CA-30) launched in Newport News, Virginia

June 17, 1930: Ship commissioned in the United States Navy Yard

February 22, 1931: Houston becomes flagship of Asiatic Fleet

1933: Houston joins Scouting Force based in Long Beach, CA

July 1, 1934: First cruise by President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Oct. 3, 1935: Second Presidential Cruise

July 16, 1938: Third Presidential Cruise

February 18, 1939: Fourth Presidential Cruise

November 7, 1939: Houston in Pearl Harbor with Hawaiian Detachment

November 27, 1941: Houston ordered to central Philippines

January 15, 1942: Houston becomes part of American-British-Dutch-Australian (ABDA) force

February 4, 1942: Battle of Makassar Strait

February 27, 1942: Battle of the Java Sea

February 28-March 1, 1942: Battle of Sunda Strait and sinking of USS Houston (CA-30)

March 1942: USS Houston crew members become POWs

May 30, 1942: Thousand Houston Volunteers join Navy

June 19, 1943: USS Houston (CL-81) launched

October 1942-October 1943: Burma-Thai Railway built with POW labor

August 16, 1945: Houston crew members learn war is over

1948: Beginnings of USS Houston Survivors Association

March 21, 1981: USS Houston (SSN-713) launched

November 11, 1995: USS Houston monument dedicated

Subject/Index Terms

Burma-Siam Railroad
Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
Java Sea, Battle of the, Indonesia, 1942
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945
Sunda Strait, Battle of, Indonesia, 1942
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945 - Prisoners and prisons, Japanese

Administrative Information

Repository: University of Houston Libraries

Access Restrictions: Open for research.

Use Restrictions:

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, locating 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.

Photocopy decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis. Patrons are responsible for obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders.

Acquisition Method:

The original core of material that makes up this collection was donated to the UH Libraries by members of the USS Houston Survivors Association in 1981. Additional donations from crew members of the USS Houston (CA-30), their family members, and other individuals have been made steadily since the initial donation.

Series 38 was donated by the USS Houston Survivors’ Association and Next Generation February 18, 2011.

Preferred Citation: Cruiser Houston Collection, Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries.

Other URL: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/uhsc/00042/hsc-00042.html


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Photographs, 1917-2003],
[Series 2: Negatives and Slides, 1927-2002],
[Series 3: Correspondence, 1932-2000],
[Series 4: Diaries, 1941-[1945]],
[Series 5: The Blue Bonnet newsletter, 1933-2014],
[Series 6: Deck Logs, 1940-1942],
[Series 7: Reports, [ca. 1942] - 1947],
[Series 8: Statements, 1945-1950],
[Series 9: Rosters, 1942-1998],
[Series 10: POW Camp Records, 1942-1945],
[Series 11: Citations, 1942-1949],
[Series 12: Certificates, 1924-1998],
[Series 13: Programs, 1930-2014],
[Series 14: Booklets and Pamphlets, 1934-1997],
[Series 15: Documents, 1929-1995],
[Series 16: Newsletters, 1930-1996],
[Series 17: Articles, 1941-2004],
[Series 18: Clippings, 1929-2002],
[Series 19: Personal Accounts],
[Series 20: Typescripts/Historical Accounts],
[Series 21: Oral Histories],
[Series 22: Commemorative Booklets],
[Series 23: Poetry],
[Series 24: Speeches],
[Series 25: Scrapbooks],
[Series 26: Invitations],
[Series 27: Menus],
[Series 28: Memorabilia],
[Series 29: Film, Video, and DVD Recordings],
[Series 30: Audio Recordings],
[Series 31: Maps and Ships' Plans],
[Series 32: Miscellaneous Artworks],
[Series 33: Framed Items],
[Series 34: Plaques],
[Series 35: Exhibits],
[Series 36: Preston Clark],
[Series 37: 2010-2015 Additions],
[Series 38: USS Houston Survivors’ Association and Next Generation Records],
[All]

Series 36: Preston Clark

This series consists of correspondence, documents, photographs, printed material, and memorabilia related to Preston Clark’s service in the U.S. Navy during World War II and his subsequent captivity by the Japanese and time spent as a prisoner of war.  Correspondence from Preston Clark and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester N. Clark, are arranged chronologically, while others are arranged alphabetically.

Preston R. Clark served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during World War II.  He was aboard the USS Houston when it was sunk in the Battle of the Java Sea (February 1942).  He survived the sinking of the Houston, swimming five hours to shore, only to be captured by the Japanese as a prisoner of war.  He remained in captivity for nearly four years, during which he worked on the Thailand-Burma Railway (or “Death Railway” as it was known to the prisoners of war).  He was liberated at the conclusion of the war with Japan and continued to serve in the Navy, following his return to the U.S.  He passed away on July 6, 1997.

Sub-Series 1: Correspondence
Sub-Sub-Series 1: Preston R. Clark
Sub-Sub-Sub Series 1: From Preston R. Clark
Box 76
Folder 1
Item 1: Richard Cobb, Nov. 9, 1940
Item 2: Richard Cobb, Jan. 14, 1941
Item 3: Marian V.V. Colwell, Feb. 16, 1941
Item 4: Richard Cobb, Sept. 13, 1941
Item 5: Richard Cobb, Nov. 16, 1941
Item 6: Mrs. Chester N. Clark, Jan. 2, 1942
Item 7: Mrs. Chester N. Clark, Jan. 25, 1942
Item 8: Mrs. Chester N. Clark, Feb. 14, 1942
Item 9: Mrs. Chester N. Clark (3), Sept. 4, 1945
Item 10: Mrs. Chester N. Clark, Sept. 14, 1945
Item 11: Mr. & Mrs. Chester N. Clark, Sept. 22, 1945
Item 12: Mrs. Chester N. Clark, Sept. 29, 1945
Item 13: Mrs. Chester N. Clark, Nov. 2, 1945
Item 14: W.A. Julian, Dec. 6, 1945
Item 15: U.S. Legislation, Aug. 2, 1988
Sub-Sub-Sub Series 2: To Preston R. Clark
Box 76
Folder 2
Item 1: Ethel Martha Blair, Nov. 20, 1947
Item 2: J.J. Bunch, Mar. 26, 1948
Item 3: Chester N. Clark, Oct. 10, 1943
Item 4: Chester N. Clark, Oct. 25, 1943
Item 5: Robert P. Clark, Aug. 16, 1945
Item 6: Mr. and Mrs. Chester N. Clark, Sept. 28, 1945
Item 7: Robert P. Clark, Sept. 30, 1945
Item 8: Richard Cobb, May 24, 1976
Item 9: Richard Cobb, Oct. 6, 1981
Item 10: Richard Cobb, May 6, 1985
Item 11: Richard Cobb, Jan. 22, 1990
Item 12: George P. Lawley, June 30, 1965
Item 13: Val Roberts-Poss, June 9, 1993
Folder 3
Item 1: Otto Schwarz, Dec. 31, 1973
Item 2: Otto Schwarz, Apr. 7, 1976
Item 3: Otto Schwarz, Jan. 31, 1977
Item 4: Otto Schwarz, June 29, 1979
Item 5: Otto Schwarz, Aug. 27, 1990
Item 6: Otto Schwarz, Sept. 22, 1990
Item 7: Otto Schwarz, Nov. 2, 1990
Item 8: Otto Schwarz, Mar. 23, 1992
Item 9: Otto Schwarz, Jan. 26, 1994
Item 10: Mrs. J.R.B. Stoopman, Nov. 2, 1948
Item 11: “Sweetpea” Washburn, Sept. 26, 1983
Item 12: John M. Williams, Apr. 24, 1974
Sub-Sub-Series 2: Parents of Preston R. Clark (Mr. & Mrs. Chester N. Clark)
Sub-Sub-Sub Series 1: From Mr. & Mrs. Chester Newman Clark
Box 76
Folder 4
Item 1: Richard Cobb, Mar. 4, 1942
Item 2: Richard Cobb, Mar. 20, 1942
Item 3: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cobb, Dec. 1, 1942
Item 4: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cobb, Mar. 18, 1943
Item 5: Howard F. Bresee, Mar. 25, 1944
Item 6: Howard F. Bresee, Apr. 10, 1944
Item 7: Howard F. Bresee, May 7, 1944
Item 8: Howard F. Bresee, Sept. 5, 1944
Item 9: Howard F. Bresee (2), Sept. 20, 1945
Item 10: Howard F. Bresee, Sept. 22, 1945
Sub-Sub-Sub Series 2: To Mr. & Mrs. Chester Newman Clark
Box 76
Folder 5
Item 1: H.B. Atkinson, Mar. 9, 1945
Item 2: W.G. Bacon, July 25, 1942
Item 3: E.L. Bailey, Apr. 10, 1942
Item 4: James and Mary Bannister, Mar. 22, 1942
Item 5: Malcolm Barter, Mar. 20, 1942
Item 6: George J. Bates, Apr. 6, 1942
Item 7: George J. Bates, Apr. 8, 1942
Item 8: George J. Bates, Apr. 21, 1942
Item 9: George J. Bates, Apr. 28, 1942
Item 10: George J. Bates, Apr. 30, 1942
Item 11: George J. Bates, Dec. 9, 1943
Folder 6
Item 1: B.B. Biggs, May 28, 1942
Item 2: B.B. Biggs, June 23, 1942
Item 3: B.B. Biggs, July 24, 1942
Item 4: B.B. Biggs, Aug. 18, 1942
Item 5: B.B. Biggs, Aug. 19, 1942
Item 6: O.D.H. Bentley, Jan. 3, 1943
Folder 7
Item 1: Howard F. Breese, Feb. 1, 1943
Item 2: Howard F. Breese, May 31, 1943
Item 3: Howard F. Breese, Sept. 30, 1943
Item 4: Howard F. Breese, Dec. 11, 1943
Item 5: Howard F. Breese, Jan. 18, 1944
Item 6: Howard F. Breese, May 1, 1944
Item 7: Howard F. Breese, May 4, 1944
Item 8: Howard F. Breese, Sept. 26, 1944
Item 9: Howard F. Breese, June 15, 1945
Item 10: Mr. and Mrs. Russell P. Brown, Mar. 16, 1942
Item 11: Priscilla A. Cabeen, Apr. 4, 1944
Item 12: Cornelia N. Chisholm, Aug. 30, 1942
Item 13: Cornelia N. Chisholm, June 7, 1943
Item 14: Cornelia N. Chisholm, Aug. 19, 1944
Item 15: Cornelia N. Chisholm, May 12, 1945
Item 16: Gertrude Cobb, Mar. 28, 1942
Item 17: Richard Cobb, Sept. 1, 1942
Item 18: Richard Cobb, Dec. 16, 1943
Folder 8
Item 1: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Dalton, Mar. 1, 1943
Item 2: Joseph C. Dalton, Mar. 4, 1943
Item 3: Joseph C. Dalton, Apr. 12, 1943
Item 4: Joseph C. Dalton, Apr. 19, 1943
Item 5: Joseph C. Dalton, June 22, 1943
Item 6: Joseph C. Dalton, Aug. 22, 1943
Item 7: Joseph C. Dalton, Sept. 19, 1943
Item 8: Joseph C. Dalton, Dec. 22, 1943
Item 9: Joseph C. Dalton, Aug. 15, 1944
Item 10: Joseph C. Dalton, Jan. 31, 1945
Folder 9
Item 1: Mary E.S. Day, Feb. 19, 1945
Item 2: Mrs. Barton M. Douglas, Mar. 16, 1942
Item 3: Mrs. Barton M. Douglas, Mar. 24, 1942
Item 4: Ethel Merraw Duglay, Mar. 6, 1943
Item 5: Elsie A. Edwards, Mar. 20, 1942
Item 6: Mrs. H. Eugene Eldridge, Mar. 17, 1942
Item 7: Frederica A Emery, Mar. 18, 1942
Item 8: Edith (Mrs. Milton W.) Faber, Mar. 27, 1942
Item 9: Alice and George Foster, Mar. 18, 1942
Item 10: Auntie Ruth (Mrs. Stafford A.) Francis, Mar. 19, 1942
Item 11: Mr. & Mrs. Brent L. Harrell, Jan. 13, 1944
Folder 10
Item 1: C.B. Hatch, Sept. 29, 1942
Item 2: William V. Hayden, Mar. 17, 1942
Item 3: A.C. Jacobs, Apr. 3, 1943
Item 4: A.C. Jacobs, Dec. 24, 1943
Item 5: Eleanor J., Mar. 19, 1942
Item 6: Martha Jeffs, Mar. 16, 1942
Item 7: Stephen C. Johnson, Mar. 26, 1941
Item 8: M.C. [Haviland], undated
Item 9: Hazel & Ed Kimball, Dec. 8, 1943
Folder 11
Item 1: Frank Knox, Apr. 9, 1942
Item 2: Grace Koch, Mar. 18, 1942
Item 3: Frederic C. Lawrence, Jan. 24, 1945
Item 4: Mrs. William E. Lawson, Mar. 17, 1942
Item 5: Dorothy Leland, Dec. 18, 1941
Item 6: Dorothy Leland, Mar. 30, 1942
Item 7: Dorothy Leland, Dec. 20, 1943
Item 8: D.R. “Dottie” Leland, Sept. 3, 1946
Item 9: H.C. Lodge, Jr., Mar. 15, 1943
Item 10: H.C. Lodge, Jr., Mar. 30, 1943
Box 77
Folder 1
Item 1: H. Winifred Malcolm, Mar. 16, 1942
Item 2: H.L. McCoy, Apr. 15, 1942
Item 3: Carroll & Millita Morgan, Mar. 23, 1942
Item 4: Abram Nadell, Mar. 17, 1942
Item 5: Minnie (Mrs. John) Nelson, Dec. 15, 1943
Item 6: Minnie (Mrs. John) Nelson, Aug. 24, 1944
Item 7: Aunt Milda U. Otto, Mar. 19, 1942
Item 8: Kathleen L. Parker, Mar. 17, 1942
Item 9: Virginia (Mrs. Thomas B. Payne), Apr. 13, 1943
Item 10: Wilfred A. Pelletier, Oct. 27, 1943
Item 11: Chet Pope, Mar. 16, 1942
Item 12: Helen M. Quill, Feb. 1, 1943
Item 13: Helen M. Quill, Feb. 15, 1944
Item 14: Ralph Sherwin?, Dec. 11, 1943
Item 15: Helen Slattery, Mar. 20, 1942
Item 16: Edna N. Spofford, Mar. 18, 1942
Item 17: Ethel B. (Mrs. John L.) Stivers, Dec. 26, 1943
Folder 2
Item 1: Sidney and Claire Tappan, Mar. 16, 1942
Item 2: Mary Trout, Mar. 21, 1942
Item 3: Bette Wilson, Mar. 18, 1942
Item 4: Alice and George W., Mar. 22, 1942
Item 5: C.A. Yontz, Feb. 17, 1943
Item 6: George F. Young, Mar. 17, 1942
Item 7: W.B. Young, Apr. 13, 1943
Item 8: Charles J. Zimmerman, Dec. 30, 1942
Folder 3
Item 1: Edna, Mar. 27, 1942
Item 2: Aunt Elsie and Uncle Dick, Mar. 20, 1942
Item 3: Fred, Mar. 17, 1942
Item 4: George and Hortense, Mar. 23, 1942
Item 5: “Kay”, Mar. 15, 1942
Item 6: Martha, Mar. 30, 1942
Item 7: Aunt Minnie & Dick, Mar. 30, 1942
Item 8: Nettie, Mar. 16, 1942
Item 9: Putt, Dec. 27, 1943
Item 10: Ralph, Mar. 17, 1942
Item 11: Gladys, undated
Sub-Sub-Series 3: Miscellaneous
Box 77
Folder 4
Item 1: Jack Allen to John L. Stivers, Feb. 25, 1943
Item 2: George J. Bate to Mr. Chester L. Clark, Sept. 10, 1943
Item 3: J.C. Dalton to friends, Oct. 17, 1943, with Joseph F. Dalton to Mother & Dad , April 1944
Item 4: H.C. Fisher to Honorable George J. Bates, Sept. 13, 1943
Item 5: Navy Department to Ella Milam, June 3, 1942
Item 6: Mrs. John L. Stivers. to Mr. & Mrs. Dalton [copy of], Apr. 12, 1943
Item 7: John L. Stivers, Dec. 20, 1943
Item 8: Jeanne Lamade to Robert P. Clark, June 15, 1944
Item 9: Kenneth S. Blair Letters, 1942-1947
Sub-Sub-Series 4: Envelopes
Box 77
Folder 5
Item 1: Navy Department to Mrs. Chester N. Clark, May 25, 1941
Item 2: War Department to Mr. Chester N. Clark, Dec. 11, 1943
Item 3: S.K. Thomson to Mr. & Mrs. Chester N. Clark, Dec. 20, 1943
Item 4: John L. Strivers to Mr. & Mrs. Chester N. Clark, Dec. 21, 1943
Item 5: J.C. Dalton to Mr. & Mrs. Chester N. Clark, Feb. 1, 1945
Item 6: American Red Cross to Mrs. Chester N. Clark, June 26, 1945
Item 7: Fred G. Hedge to Mr. & Mrs. C.N. Clark, Aug. 25, 1945
Item 8: Fleet Post Office to Preston Richter Clark, Dec. 2, 1945
Item 9: U.S.S. Houston Surv. Assoc. to P.R. Clark, Dec. 29, 1975
Item 10: Leon W. Rogers to Preston Clark, Dec. 19, 1996
Sub-Sub-Series 5: Telegrams
Box 77
Folder 6
Item 1: Rear Admiral Randall Jacobs to Chester N. Clark, Mar. 14, 1942
Item 2: Vice Admiral Louis Denfield to Mr. & Mrs. Chester N. Clark, Sept. 26, [1945]
Item 3: Winidred Mactavish to Helen M. Quill, June 26 [1945]
Item 4: Robert to Mrs. Chester N. Clark, Sept. 17, [1945]
Item 5: Preston R. Clark to Chester N. Clark, Sept. 20, [1945]
Item 6: Vice Admiral Louis Denfield to Mr. & Mrs. Chester Clark, Sept. 27, 1945
Item 7: Robert to Preston R. Clark, Oct. 1, 1945
Item 8: Preston R. Clark to Mrs. Chester Clark,, Oct. 5, [1945]
Sub-Sub-Series 6: POW Camp-related Postcards
Sub-Sub-Sub Series 1: From Preston R. Clark
Box 77
Folder 7
Item 1: Mr. & Mrs. Chester N. Clark, Nov. 17, 1941
Item 2: Mr. & Mrs. Chester N. Clark, Dec. 6, 1943
Item 3: Mr. & Mrs. Chester N. Clark, Mar. 2, 1944
Item 4: Mr. & Mrs. Chester N. Clark, May 19, 1944
Item 5: Mr. & Mrs. Chester N. Clark, Aug. 4, 1944
Item 6: Mr. & Mrs. Chester N. Clark, Oct. 28, 1945
Sub-Sub-Sub Series 2: To Preston R. Clark
Box 77
Folder 8
Item 1: Mr. & Mrs. Chester N. Clark, Oct. 25, 1943
Item 2: Mr. & Mrs. Chester N. Clark (2), Dec. 16, 1943
Item 3: Mr. & Mrs. Chester N. Clark (2), Jan. 23, 1944
Item 4: Mr. & Mrs. Chester N. Clark (2), Jan. 29, 1944
Item 5: Mr. & Mrs. Chester N. Clark (2), Mar. 4, 1944
Item 6: Mr. & Mrs. Chester N. Clark (2), Apr. 10, 1944
Item 7: Mr. & Mrs. Chester N. Clark, May 7, 1944
Item 8: Mr. & Mrs. Chester N. Clark, May 14, 1944
Item 9: Mr. & Mrs. Chester N. Clark, May 14, 1944
Item 10: Mr. & Mrs. Chester N. Clark, July 30, 1944
Item 11: Mr. & Mrs. Chester N. Clark (2), Jan. 29, 1945
Item 12: Mr. & Mrs. Chester N. Clark, Feb. 5, 1945
Item 13: Mr. & Mrs. Chester N. Clark, Apr. 2, 1945
Item 14: Mr. & Mrs. Chester N. Clark, Apr. 9, 1945
Item 15: Mr. & Mrs. Chester N. Clark, May 7, 1945
Item 16: Mr. & Mrs. Chester N. Clark, May 14, 1945
Item 17: Mr. & Mrs. Chester N. Clark, May 21, 1945
Item 18: Mr. & Mrs. Chester N. Clark, May 28, 1945
Item 19: Mr. & Mrs. Chester N. Clark, June 4, 1945
Item 20: Mr. & Mrs. Chester N. Clark, June 6, 1945
Item 21: Mr. & Mrs. Chester N. Clark, June 11, 1945
Item 22: Mr. & Mrs. Chester N. Clark, June 18, 1945
Item 23: Mr. & Mrs. Chester N. Clark, June 25, 1945
Item 24: Mr. & Mrs. Chester N. Clark (3), Aug. 17, 1945
Item 25: Mr. & Mrs. Chester N. Clark, undated
Item 26: Robert P. Clark, Jan. 22, 1944
Item 27: Richard Cobb, Jan. 22, 1944
Item 28: Dorothy Ireland, July 30, 1945
Folder 9: Partial list of postcards from Mr. & Mrs. Chester N. Clark, June 1944-July 1945
Sub-Sub-Sub Series 3: To Mr. & Mrs. Chester Newman Clark
Box 77
Folder 10
Item 1: Daltons, Sept. 12, 1945
Item 2: Ethel B. Strivers, Mar. 18, 1944
Item 3: Ethel B. Strivers, Aug. 18, 1944
Item 4: Ethel B. Strivers, Aug. 29, 1944
Item 5: Ethel B. Strivers, Jan. 25, 1945
Item 6: Roy V. Weldon, Sept. 22, 1945
Sub-Sub-Series 7: Sympathy Cards
Box 77
Folder 11: Sympathy cards
Folder 12: Sympathy cards
Folder 13: Sympathy cards
Folder 14: Sympathy cards
Sub-Sub-Series 8: Greeting Card
Box 77
Folder 15: From Preston R. Clark, 1941
Sub-Series 2: Research Files
Sub-Sub-Series 1: Documents
Documents are arranged alphabetically by their title or subject.
Box 77
Folder 16: Allotments of Men Missing in Action, Interned in Neutral Country or Captured by the Enemy
Folder 17: Appointment in Naval Reserve, May 21, 1938
Folder 18: Action Report U.S.S. Houston (Sunda), Nov. 13, 1945
Folder 19: Action Report U.S.S. Houston (Flores, Java), Nov. 15-16, 1945
Folder 20: Commissioning of The Nuclear Powered Attack Submarine, 1981-82
Folder 21: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Recognition of Service, undated
Folder 22: Conversation with Clark and Jacobs
Folder 23: The Following is a Brief Resumé of Known Facts Concerning PresClark, U.S.N. U.S.S. Houston
Folder 24: Former POW Benefits Act of 1981
Folder 25: Insurance Benefits
Folder 26: Insurance Applications
Folder 27: Memorial Day Speech, May 28, 1986
Box 78
Folder 1: Memorial to the USS Houston
Folder 2: Medical Records
Folder 3: Officer Courier Designation
Folder 4: Payment to the Men under My Command (1 of 2)
Folder 5: Payment to the Men under My Command (2 of 2)
Folder 6: P.O.W, Roster of Deceased and Survivors
Folder 7: Presidential Unit Citation, Dec. 28, 1945
Folder 8: Prisoners of War Information and Camp Locations
Folder 9: Prisoners of War Post Mail
Folder 10: Semaphore Sheet
Folder 11: Souvenir Programs
Folder 12: Transient Registration Card
Folder 13: War Production Board, Request for Scrap Materials
Folder 14: War Ration Book
Folder 15: White House, On the 50th Anniversary of the USS Houston’s Sinking
Folder 16: USS Houston (CA-30) Artifacts and Memorials
Folder 17: USS Houston (CA-30) History
Folder 18: USS Houston (CA-30) Porthole
Folder 19: USS Houston (CA-30) Rosters, 1946, 1996
Folder 20: USS Houston (CA-30) Ship’s Bell
Folder 21: USS Houston (CA-30) Survivors Mailing List, 1959
Sub-Sub-Series 2: Magazines and Newsletters
Box 78
Folder 22: The American Magazine, Aug. 1944
Folder 23: The American Legion Magazine, Jan. 1951
Folder 24: Barbed Wire and Bamboo, vol. 23 no. 2, Apr. 1973
Folder 25: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin, Jan. 1943
Folder 26: Ex-Pow Bulletin, vol. 52 no. 8, Aug. 1995, vol. 53, no. 4, Apr. 1996
Folder 27: Harvard Alumni Bulletin, vol. 45, Apr. 10, 1943, vol. 48, Feb. 16, 1946
Folder 28: Life, vol. 53, no. 25, Dec. 31, 1962
Folder 29: Our Navy, Apr. 1944
Folder 30: Reader’s Digest, Dec. 1950
Box 79
Folder 1: Sea Classics, vol. 19, no. 2, Mar./Apr. 1986
Folder 2: St. Albans Naval Hospital News, vol. 3, no. 33, Oct. 5, 1945
Folder 3: Texas State Trooper, no. 58, Sept. 1995
Folder 4: Time: The Weekly News Magazines, vol. 38, no. 21, Nov. 24, 1941
Folder 5: Time: The Weekly News Magazines, vol. 41, no. 9, Mar. 1, 1943
Folder 6
Item 1: Prisoners of War Bulletin, vol. 1, no. 2, July 1943
Item 2: Prisoners of War Bulletin, vol. 1, no. 3, Aug. 1943
Item 3: Prisoners of War Bulletin, vol. 1, no. 4, Sept. 1943
Item 4: Prisoners of War Bulletin, vol. 1, no. 5, Oct. 1943
Item 5: Prisoners of War Bulletin, vol. 1, no. 6, Nov. 1943
Item 6: Prisoners of War Bulletin, vol. 2, no. 1, Jan. 1944
Item 7: Prisoners of War Bulletin, vol. 2, no. 2, Feb. 1944
Item 8: Prisoners of War Bulletin, vol. 2, no. 3, Mar. 1944
Item 9: Prisoners of War Bulletin, vol. 2, no. 4, Apr. 1944
Item 10: Prisoners of War Bulletin, vol. 2, no. 5, May 1944
Item 11: Prisoners of War Bulletin, vol. 2, no. 6, June 1944
Item 12: Prisoners of War Bulletin, vol. 2, no. 7, July 1944
Item 13: Prisoners of War Bulletin, vol. 2, no. 8, Aug. 1944
Item 14: Prisoners of War Bulletin, vol. 2, no. 9, Sept. 1944
Item 15: Gefangenen Gazette:  Special Supplement to Prisoners of War Bulletin, Sept. 1944
Item 16: Prisoners of War Bulletin, vol. 2, no. 10, Oct. 1944
Item 17: Prisoners of War Bulletin, vol. 2, no. 11, Nov. 1944
Item 18: Prisoners of War Bulletin, vol. 2, no. 12, Dec. 1944
Item 19: Prisoners of War Bulletin, vol. 3, no. 1, Jan. 1945
Item 20: Prisoners of War Bulletin, vol. 3, no. 2, Feb. 1945
Item 21: Prisoners of War Bulletin, vol. 3, no. 3, Mar. 1945
Item 22: Prisoners of War Bulletin, vol. 3, no. 4, Apr. 1945
Item 23: Prisoners of War Bulletin, vol. 3, no. 5, May 1945
Item 24: Prisoners of War Bulletin, vol. 3, no. 6, June 1945
Sub-Sub-Series 3: Articles
Box 79
Folder 7
Item 1: Death of the Houston, Time, Mar. 11, 1946
Item 2: Divided We Fell, Proceedings, Oct. 1966
Item 3: Capt. Albert Rooks and The Glorious Last Hour of America’s Bravest Warship, Men, Apr. 1962
Item 4: Thai Break, Cara, Jul-Aug. 1949
Sub-Sub-Series 4: Clippings
Box 79
Folder 8
Item 1: “This Month the Beverly Evening Times Salutes,” Beverly Evening Times, Mar. 30, 1940
Item 2: “Behind Barbed Wire of Jap Prison Camps,” Andrew R. Boone, Oct. 20, 1943
Item 3: “Internment Camp Life Is Boresome,” Salem News, Aug. 5 1944
Item 4: “Mother Hears From Son Missing in Action Three Years,” Boston Evening Globe, Jan. 22, 1945
Item 5: “Lt. Clark, Houston Survivor, Interned In Thailand”, Aug. 29, 1945
Item 6: “Meeting bridges 39 years for two veterans of River Kwai,” The Tribune, July 16, 1983
Item 7: “USS Houston (CA-30),” Military, July 1993
Item 8: “Trooper Hooper, the duck,” Lionel Carter, Military, July 1993
Item 9: “Japan’s Darkest Secret,” Wall Street Journal, Nov. 15, 1994
Item 10: “POW camp is newest national museum,” The Patriot Ledger, Mar. 30, 1998
Item 11: “P.O.W. Sightseer", undated
Item 12: “River Kwai continues to stir emotion as deep as its waters,” Los Angeles Times, undated
Item 13: “World War II POWs Recall River Kwai,” Los Angeles Times, undated
Item 14: “Ex-POWs recall ordeals”, undated
Folder 9
Item 1: “Prisoners of Japan”, Sept. 11, 1944
Item 2: “Begin Evacuating 300 Houston Survivors”, Aug. 29, 1945
Item 3: “Houston Mystery Solved, Cruiser Lost Battling 16 Jap Warships,” The Boston Herald, Mar. 3, 1946
Item 4: “Survivors of disaster meet again in Poconos,” Bob Keeler, Oct. 26, 1994
Item 5: “TAPS, Frank (Foo) Fujita,” obituary, Feb. 1997
Item 6: “Directions for Sending Parcels To War Prisoners”, undated
Item 7: “Asiatic Fleet Intact After Base Change”, Jan. 15, 1942
Item 8: “Heroic Story of Dr. Wassell”, undated
Item 9: “Cambridge Mother Hears From Missing Son in Japan,” Boston Traveler, Oct. 18, 1944
Item 10: “Six Held Jap Prison”, undated
Item 11: “Thousands Arrive Today”, undated
Item 12: “New Bedford Sailor Freed”, undated
Item 13: “Hart’s Classic Order:  Terse Command to Fight to Last”, undated
Item 14: “Pay For Cruiser”, Dec. 19, 1942
Item 15: “Naval Hero Promoted: Cdr. Preston R. Clark”, undated
Item 16: “Cruiser Houston Survivors Safe in Batavia Camp”, undated
Item 17: “Beverly Boy with U.S. Asiatic Fleet”, undated
Item 18: “Lt. Clark of Beverly, Survivor of Houston, Thrilled at First Smoke,” Salem News, Sept. 28, 1946
Item 19: “Jap Rescue of Many Sailors On USS Houston Reported”, undated
Item 20: “Allow Cash To Prisoners: Japs Agree to Relief for Yankees Held”, undated
Item 21: “1000 Missing with Houston and Perth Prisoners of Japs,” Boston Herald, July 2, 1942
Item 22: “Woburn Sailor Jap Prisoner”, undated
Item 23: “Beverly Officer Prisoner of Japan,” Monitor, Mar. 18, 1944
Item 24: “Navy Announces Clark Is War Prisoner”, undated
Item 25: “Missing Seaman Prisoner of Japs”, undated
Item 26: “Japs Hold Woburn Man, Feared Houston Victim”, undated
Item 27: “Beverly Lieutenant Home from India”, Sept. 14, 1945
Item 28: “Navy Casualties,” Traveler, 1944
Item 29: “Japan to Allow Y.M.C.A. Access to American War Prisoners”, 1942
Item 30: “Cupid Scores War Hit”, undated
Item 31: “A Tribute to Veterans”, undated
Item 32: “Lt. (j.g) Preston Clark Reported Liberated”, Sept. 14, 1945
Item 33: “Jap Broadcast Holds Hope That Clark Is Safe”, undated
Item 34: “Beverly Ensign is Reported Missing”, May 12, 1942
Item 35: “Captain Tells of Houston’s Battle”, undated
Item 36: “After 17 Months ‘Missing’ Finds Son Jap Prisoner”, undated
Item 37: “4 More N. E. Men Freed in Japan,” Traveler, Sept. 14, 1945
Item 38: “U.S. Prisoners Lashed by Japs”, undated
Item 39: “Japs Say Treatment of Prisoners ‘Satisfactory’”, undated
Item 40: “Houston Survivors Captive,” Advertiser, July 2, 1942
Item 41: “Cambridge Officer Died in Jap Prison”, undated
Item 42: “Japs Report 1000 Saved from U.S.S. Houston…,” Post, undated
Item 43: “Japs Save 1000 from U.S. Vessel,” Post, July 2, 1942
Item 44: “How U.S. Cruiser Houston Was Saved From Explosion,” Globe, 1942
Item 45: “Tells Houston Saga,” Beverly Times, Mar. 7, 1946
Item 46: “Houston Survivors Forced to Eat Cats, Snakes, Dogs”, undated
Item 47: “Tokyo Quotes Survivor of the Houston,” Syracuse Herald-Journal, Apr. 24, 1942
Item 48: “Say Survivors of Houston at Batavia Camp,” Beverly Times, July 2, 1942
Folder 10
Item 1: “As War Hits the Pacific…,” Boston Evening American, Dec. 8, 1941
Item 2: “United Nations Halt Invasion of Java,” Beverly Evening Times, Feb. 28, 1942
Item 3: “Beverly Lieutenant Missing in Java Action,” Boston Post, Mar. 17, 1942
Item 4: “Two U.S. Seamen Saved by Sub Tell How Japs Sank Two Ships,” The Boston Daily Globe, Mar. 27, 1942
Item 5: “Vet remembers order to abandon ship”, undated
Sub-Sub-Series 5: Oversize Original Newspaper Articles
OVS_Box 87
Item 1: “Triple Thrust at Java,” The Boston Herald, Feb. 15, 1942
Item 2: “13 Allied Ships Lost in Battle,” Boston Traveler, Mar. 14, 1942
Item 3: “Dutch Army Still Fights In Java,” Boston Traveler, Mar. 14, 1942
Item 4: “Allies Reveal Naval Disaster in Loss of 13 Warships at Java,” The Boston Herald, Mar. 15, 1942
Item 5: “Lt. Preston R. Clark, Beverly, Reported As Missing in Java Battle,” The Salem Evening News, Mar. 16, 1942
Item 6: “Beverly Boy Among Men Believed Lost on U.S.S. Houston,” Beverly Evening Times, Mar. 16, 1942
Item 7: “First Detailed Story of Java Sea Battle:  Odds Fierce, But Attackers Got 5 Jap Destroyers,” The Boston Daily Globe, Mar. 20, 1942
Item 8: “U.S. Destroyers Play Hero Role in Java Sea,” The Boston Daily Globe, Mar. 21, 1942
Item 9: “Navy Lists 58 Mass. Men as Missing in Action,” Boston Traveler, May 15, 1942
Item 10: “Navy Reports 93 New Englanders Missing in Action,” The Boston Daily Globe, May 15, 1942
Item 11: “54 N.E. Men Prisoners of Japs, Navy Reveals,” The Boston Daily Globe, May 14, 1943
Item 12: “Lieut. Preston R. Clark is Reported Prisoner of War,” Beverly Evening Times, Dec. 7, 1943
Item 13: “Japs Buried U.S. Prisoners Alive: Bataan Heroes Starved, Beheaded, Beaten,” The Boston Daily Globe, Jan. 28, 1944
Item 14: “Nearly 50,000 Bataan Captives Slain,” Boston Traveler, Jan. 28, 1944
Item 15: “Jap Atrocities Enrage Capital:  ‘Hang Mikado’ Cry Greet Facts About Prisoner Tortures,” The Boston Herald, Jan. 29, 1944
Item 16: “December,” Beverly Servicemen’s Special, Mar. 1944
Item 17: “No Japanese Fleet Left,” The Kansas City Times, Aug. 22, 1945
Item 18: “Alive in Jungle:  Report That Some 300 Men Presumed Lost on Houston Live Comes From Thailand,” The Kansas City Times, Aug. 29, 1945
Item 19: “Prisoners in Need of Food,” Boston Traveler, Aug. 29, 1945
Item 20: “Men of Cruisers Houston Praised,” Houston Chronicle, Oct. 27, 1945
Item 21: “Warships in Port Are Visited by Over 5,000,” Houston Chronicle, Oct. 28, 1945
Item 22: “Warships in Port Are Visited by Over 10,000,” Houston Chronicle, Oct. 29, 1945
Item 23: “Americans in Adversity… The Survivors,” The Stars and Stripes -- The National Tribune, Mar. 11, 1982
Item 24: “Americans in Adversity… The Survivors: Part II,” The Stars and Stripes -- The National Tribune, Mar. 18, 1982
Item 25: “Americans in Adversity… The Survivors: Part III,” The Stars and Stripes -- The National Tribune, Mar. 25, 1982
Item 26: “Americans in Adversity… The Survivors: Part IV, The Diary of Quentin Madsen,” The Stars and Stripes -- The National Tribune, Apr. 1, 1982
Item 27: “Americans in Adversity… The Survivors: Part V, The Diary of Quentin Madsen,” The Stars and Stripes -- The National Tribune, Apr. 8, 1982
Item 28: “Americans in Adversity… The Survivors: Part VI, The Diary of Quentin Madsen,” The Stars and Stripes -- The National Tribune, Apr. 15, 1982
Item 29: “Americans in Adversity… The Survivors: Part VIII, The Diary of Quentin Madsen,” The Stars and Stripes -- The National Tribune, Apr. 29, 1982
Item 30: “Americans in Adversity… The Survivors: Part IX, The Diary of Quentin Madsen,” The Stars and Stripes -- The National Tribune, May 6, 1982
Item 31: “Hollywood Misses the Mark, Former Prisoners of War Say,” Beverly Times, Dec. 29, 1993
Sub-Series 3: Photographs
Box 79
Folder 11
Item 1: U.S.S. Houston Rio, 1936
Item 2: Naval inspection, Captain J.B. Oldendorf USN, Ensign P.R. Clark (SC) USN, and Lieutenant J.K. Chisholm (SC) USN, Aug. 23, 1941
Item 3: Ensign, P.R. Clark (SC) USA, Hut #6, Mar. 1944
Item 4: From Chester N. Clark, Sept. 4, 1944
Folder 12
Item 1: Preston Clark speaking at Foley Bros. Dry Good Co., Oct. 29, 1945
Item 2: Preston Clark speaking at Foley Bros. Dry Good Co., Oct. 29, 1945
Item 3: Preston Clark group picture at Foley Bros., Oct. 29, 1945
Item 4: Preston Clark group picture at Foley Bros., Oct. 29, 1945
Item 5: Preston Clark in his naval uniform
Folder 13
Item 1: Preston Clark with souvenirs
Item 2: Preston Clark holding metal plate
Item 3: POW Camp souvenirs
Item 4: Preston Clark holding Medals in Service
Item 5: Preston Clark looking at POW Camp souvenirs
Item 6: POW Camp site
Folder 14
Item 1: U.S.S. Houston (3)
Item 2: U.S.S. Houston
Item 3: U.S.S. Houston Document reproduced on photographic paper
Item 4: U.S.S. Houston at Tjilijap, Java
Item 5: USS Carovan (AM-157)
Item 6: Super Carrier Franklin D. Roosevelt
Folder 15
Item 1: U.S.S. Houston Survivors Association at Poconos, Oct. 1987
Item 2: U.S.S. Houston Survivors Association
Item 3: Porthole
Folder 16
Item 1: Dedication Houston Monument in Houston Texas
Item 2: Negatives of Houston Monument Dedication
Folder 17
Item 1: U.S.S. Houston postcard
Item 2: U.S.S. Houston ship’s bell
Item 3: American Ex-Prisoners of War postcard
Sub-Series 4: Poetry
Box 79
Folder 18
Item 1: “The Houston” by William R. Perry
Item 2: “Battle Cruise of the Flagship ‘Houston’” by Lloyd V. Willey
Item 3: “Joe Gans stood up…” by [John Wisecup]
Item 4: “The ‘Houston’ Under Fire” by [?]
Sub-Series 5: Memorabilia
Box 79
Folder 19
Item 1: U.S.S. Houston: December 8, 1941 to February 28, 1942
Item 2: Rocket Run:  North Africa Division
Item 3: Welcome to Casablanca:  Passenger Information
Item 4: Palatuntunan menu, Philippines
Item 5: Railway Express tag
Item 6: United Service Country Club card, Philippines, Aug. 16, 1941
Item 7: 39th Annual Lost Battalion Association Reunion, Aug. 12-13, 1983
Item 8: 48th Annual Lost Battalion Association Reunion, Aug. 14-15, 1992
Item 9: U.S.S. Houston  Survivors Association
Folder 20: Postcards, blank, undated
Box 80: Wallets
Box 81
Item 1: Medal box with monies, unit pin, dog tag, oak leaf pin, and rank pin
Item 2: Metal first aid packet contain tobacco
Item 3: Metal, “USS Houston SSN 713, Capt. G.H. Mensch” tag
Item 4: Wooden USS Houston CA30 Teak Deck, 1940
Box 82: Wooden picture frame with picture of naval inspection, Aug. 23, 1941
Box 83: Silver bowl, spoon, and a white metal cup with metal cover
Box 84
Item 1: Silver plate, USS Houston (CA30) CDR Preston Clark, USN, inscribed
Item 2: American Red Cross convalescent kit bag
Item 3: POW blanket
Item 4: G-string
Item 5: Orange sleeve
Sub-Series 6: Scrapbooks
Box 85: Souvenir of My Service in the Philippines, Oct. 1-15, 1940
Sub-Series 7: Maps, Awards, and Other
Box 59
Folder 33: Military File, 1948-1988
Donor: Preston R. Clark, Jr.
Box 86
Item 1: City of Manila Map, 1938
Item 2: Theater of War in the Pacific Ocean Map, 1942
Item 3: Fifth Branch Burma, P.O.W. Roster of Deceased American Personnel
Item 4: Recruiting Poster to Avenge the USS Houston
Item 5: Franklin D. Roosevelt Citation, Feb. 8, 1940
Item 6: Imperivm Neptvni Regis [Crossing the Line certificate], Dec. 13, 1941
Item 7: Imperivm Neptvni Regis [Crossing the Line certificate], Apr. 16, 1946

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