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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 3: Correspondence, 1932-2000

Correspondence is divided into four sub-series by format: Postcards from POW Camp, Telegrams, Letters, and Envelopes. The Postcards from POW Camp series includes postcards written by Houston crew members while they were being held as prisoners-of-war. These postcards were highly censored by the Japanese military. The Postcards from POW Camp, Telegrams, and Envelopes sub-series are each arranged by sender. If there are multiple items from the same sender, they are further arranged by receiver. If there are multiple items from the same sender to the same receiver, they are further arranged by date.

The Letters sub-series is organized somewhat differently. It contains several large groups of letters that all pertain to one individual or family: William C. Batchelor, Jr., Robert B. Fulton, Henry Nickel, Claude E. Parker, Frank Pistole, William Slough, and the family of Francis B. Weiler. The letters of John Wisecup are from the 1980s and 1990s from Japan. These groups of letters are arranged separately from the rest. Each group is arranged by sender, then by receiver, and then by date. The rest of the letters fall under the General heading, where they are arranged by sender, then by receiver, and then by date.

The letters of the family of Francis B. Weiler are photocopies of materials in the collection of the Naval Museum, U.S. Naval Academy.

Sub-Series 1: Postcards from POW Camp
Box 7
Folder 1
Item 1: Bill Batchelor, [Jr.] to W.C. Batchelor, [Sr.], Moulmein, Burma, 1942-1943
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 2: Leroy Alvin Buckner to Roy Noble Buckner, Thailand, February 20, 1945, 1945
Donor: Leroy Buckner
Item 3: Leroy Alvin Buckner to R.N. Buckner, Siagon [sic], August 22, 1945, 1945
Donor: Leroy Buckner
Item 4: George E. Detre to Mrs. C.J. Detre, Moulmein, Burma, [ca. 1942-1943]
Donor: George E. Detre
Item 5: Frank Dopson Ellis to Mrs. G.W. Vogan, Nike, Thailand, [ca. 1942-1945]
Donor: Dominick DiMassimo
Item 6: Frank D. Ellis to Mr. J.W. Vogan, Moulmein, Burma, [ca. 1942-1943]
Donor: Dominick DiMassimo
Item 7: Henry Nickel to Mrs. J. Nickel, Moulmein, Burma, [ca. 1942-1943]
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Item 8: Henry Nickel to Mrs. J. Nickel, Nike, Thailand, [ca. 1942-1945]
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Item 9: C. Eugene Parker to Mrs. A.S. Murphy, Thailand, March 3, 1944, 1944
Donor: Claude E. Parker
Item 10: Claude Eugene Parker to Mrs. A.S. Murphy, Thailand, [ca. 1942-1945]
Donor: Claude E. Parker
Item 11: Claude E. Parker to Mrs. A.S. Murphy, Nike, Thailand, [ca. 1942-1945]
Donor: Claude E. Parker
Item 12: Frank L.H. Pistole to Mrs. Lawrence W. Pistole, Moulmein, Burma, [ca. 1942-1943]
Donor: Robert Pistole
Item 13: Leon William Rogers to Mrs. Virginia B. Rogers, Nike, Thailand, [ca. 1942-1945]
Item 14: William Ross, Jr. to Mrs. Harry Olson, Oct. 18-19, 1943, 1943
Donor: William Ross, Jr.
Item 15: William Ross, Jr. to Mrs. Harry Olsen, Thailand, May 19, 1944, postmarked Feb. 6, 1945, 1944-1945
Donor: William Ross, Jr.
Item 16: John Stefanek to Mrs. Lewis Stefanek, Nike, Thailand, [ca. 1942-1945]
Donor: John Stefanek
Sub-Series 2: Telegrams
Box 7
Folder 2
Item 1: Louis Denfeld to Imogene Thew, Washington D.C., October 8, 1945, with two envelopes, 1945
Donor: Henry P. Thew
Item 2: Randall Jacobs to Mrs. W.C. Batchelor, Washington D.C., March 14, 1942
Donor: Betty Batchelor
Item 3: Randall Jacobs to Mrs. Ora Magelene Ellis, Washington D.C., August 31, 1945
Donor: Dominick DiMassimo
Item 4: Randall Jacobs to Mr. and Mrs. A. Kondzela, Washington D.C., (printed digital copy),  August 30, 1945
Donor: Susan Pogue
Item 5: Randall Jacobs to Emma Carolyne Pistole, Washington D.C., March 14, 1942
Donor: Robert Pistole
Item 6: Randall Jacobs to Emma C. Pistole, Washington D.C., [ca. 1944-1945]
Donor: Robert Pistole
Item 7: Jacobs to Imogene Thew, Washington D.C., March 14, 1942
Donor: Henry P. Thew
Item 8: Randall Jacobs to George Edwin White, Washington D.C., (photocopy), March 1, 1942
Donor: Charles E. White
Item 9: Navy Department to William Charles Batchelor, [Sr.], BUNAV [Bureau of Navigation], March 15, 1942
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 10: [Nettke?] to Mrs. Frank D. Ellis, San Bruno, California, May 14, 1944
Donor: Dominick DiMassimo
Item 11: OPNAV to Navy Yard, Cavite; Navy Yard, Puget Sound; Houston, [1940]
Donor: Dominick DiMassimo
Item 12: Samuel G. O’Regan to Mrs. Frank D. Ellis, Oakland, California, (with envelope), May 3, 1948
Donor: Dominick DiMassimo
Item 13: Henry Prior Thew to Henry Wm. Thew, Washington D.C., (with envelope), June 16, [1942-1945]
Donor: Henry P. Thew
Item 14: Colonel Williamson to Mrs. William C. Batchelor, Fort Myer, Vir[ginia], May 28, 1948
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Sub-Series 3: Letters
Sub-Series 1: William C. Batchelor, Jr.
Box 7
Folder 3
Item 1: H. B. Atkinson to William C. Batchelor, Washington D.C., July 3, 1945
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 2: H. B. Atkinson to Mr. and Mrs. William Batchelor Sr., with document, Washington D.C., August 27, 1945
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 3: H. B. Atkinson to Lt. & Mrs. W.C. Batchelor, with document, Washington D.C., September 6, 1945
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 4: H. B. Atkinson to Mrs. W.C. Batchelor, Washington D.C., March 8, 1946
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 5: F. Byrne Austin to Mrs. W.C. Batchelor, Washington D.C., February 28, 1951
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 6: Frank W. Barton to Annabelle K. Batchelor, Washington D.C., September 18, 1951
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 7: Frank W. Barton to Annabelle K. Batchelor, with document, Washington D.C., February 2, 1953
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 8: Betty Batchelor to Navy Awards Board, La Connor, Washington, [ca. 1985], (photocopy). With letter from C.R. McDonnold, St. Louis, MO, June 13, 1985, document, and clipping (photocopies), 1985
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 9: William Charles Batchelor, Jr. to Mother [Annabelle K. Batchelor], (photocopy), December 30, 1941
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 10: W.C. Batchelor [Sr.] to Chief of the Bureau of Navigation, March 19, 1940
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 11: W.C. Batchelor, [Sr.] to Joe Fagen, Pearl Harbor, T.H., January 26, 1943
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 12: William C. Batchelor, [Sr.] to The Chief of the Bureau of Personnel, January 5, 1944
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 13: W.C. Batchelor, [Sr.] to The Prisoner of War Information Bureau, January 30, 1944
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 14: W.C. Batchelor, [Sr.] to Circulation Manager, Time Magazine, Shelton, Washington, March 22, 1944
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 15: W.C. Batchelor, [Sr.] to Headmaster, Fort Union Military Academy, Shelton, Washington, [ca. 1944]
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 16: W.C. Batchelor to The Director, U.S. Veterans Administration, Insurance Division, Keyport, Washington, September 7, 1945
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 17: Howard E. Brooks to To Whom it May Concern, March 21, 1998
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 18: Carl N. Burgard to To Whom it May Concern, Aloha, Oregon, February 22, With letter to Betty Miles, Aloha, Oregon, February 22, 1998
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 19: Edwin J. Carpenter to W.C. Batchelor, [Sr.], Washington D.C., February 24, 1944
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 20: David Clark to Betty Batchelor, Victoria, Australia, April 28, 1989, with drawing of 80 Kilo Camp, 1989
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 21: C.M. Drury to Dr. William B. Pugh, Washington D.C., April 26, 1946
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 22: J. L. Fitzgerald to Betty Batchelor, Victoria, Australia, September 21, 1989
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 23: James Forrestal to William C. Batchelor, [Sr.], Washington D.C., July 23, 1945
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 24: James Forrestal to Mrs. William C. Batchelor, Washington D.C., July 23, 1945
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 25: Harold S. Hamlin Jr. to Lt. and Mrs. Batchelor, Washington D.C., October 23, 1945
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 26: W.J. McNicol, Jr. to William C. Batchelor, Washington D.C., June 25, 1945
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 27: A.C. Jacobs to Mr. and Mrs. William C. Batchelor, Washington D.C., January 10, 1944
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 28: A.C. Jacobs to William C. Batchelor, [Sr.], Washington D.C., January 28, 1944
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 29: A.C. Jacobs to Mrs. W.C. Batchelor, Washington D.C., February 5, 1944
Item 30: A.C. Jacobs to Mrs. W.C. Batchelor, Washington D.C., February 5, [1944?]
Item 31: Randall Jacobs to William C. Batchelor, Washington D.C., February 10, 1940
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 32: Randall Jacobs to William C. Batchelor, [Sr.], Washington D.C., March 10, 1943
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 33: Randall Jacobs to Mrs. W.C. Batchelor, Washington D.C., March 10, 1943
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 34: Christopher J. Kersting to William Charles Batchelor, [Sr.], with Presidential Unit Citation, Washington D.C., June 21, 1950
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 35: Al Kopp to To Whom It May Concern, [Minnesota], February 21, 1998. With letter to Mrs. Miles, February 25, 1998
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 36: C.R. McDonnold to Betty Batchelor, St. Louis, Missouri, June 13, 1985
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 37: Herbert B. Maw to Annabelle K. Batchelor, Salt Lake City, Utah, May 14, 1946
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 38: M.J. Mayer to Otto Schwarz, March 6, 1991
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 39: Ross T. McIntire to Mrs. W.C. Batchelor, Washington D.C., August 19, 1946
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 40: David Milne to Betty A. Miles, with envelope, Victoria, Australia, September 23, 1988
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 41: C.W. Nimitz to William C. Batchelor, [Sr.], Washington D.C., March 16, 1940
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 42: C.W. Nimitz to William C. Batchelor, Jr., Washington D.C., May 17, 1940
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 43: M.E. Reeder to Mr. & Mrs. W.C. Batchelor, Washington D.C., February 17, 1950
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 44: M.E. Reeder to William C. Batchelor, [Sr.], with report of casualty, Washington D.C., May 12, 1950
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 45: M.E. Reeder to William C. Batchelor, [Sr.], with report of casualty, Washington D.C., June 29, 1950
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 46: M.E. Reeder to William C. Batchelor, [Sr.], [photocopies], 1945-1950
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 47: Jack D. Smith to To Whom it May Concern, Chula Vista, California, with letter To Whom It May Concern, Chula Vista, California, Feb. 20, 1998
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 48: A.E. Stone to William C. Batchelor, [Sr.], Washington D.C., July 7, 1945
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 49: C.A. Swanson to Mrs. W.C. Batchelor, Washington D.C., September 17, 1947
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 50: O.N. Thomas to Annabelle K. Batchelor, Olympia, Washington, October 30, 1950
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 51: Max W. Wilker to To Whom it May Concern, February 21, 1998
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 52: George H. Williams, Washington D.C., April 10, 1946
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 53: Letters of support for William C. Batchelor, Jr. Purple Heart, 1998
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Sub-Series 2: Robert B. Fulton
Box 7
Folder 4
Item 1: T.C. Chandler to Mr. Fulton, Washington, D.C., November 21, 1942
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Item 2: Dixon to Bob Fulton, Christmas card, 1943
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Item 3: Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Fulton, August 17, 1941
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Item 4: Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Fulton, September 1-8, 1941
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Item 5: Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Fulton, September 17, 1941
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Item 6: Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Fulton, September 22, 1941
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Item 7: Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Fulton, October 5, 1941
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Item 8: Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Fulton, October 6, 1941
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Item 9: Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Fulton, October 10, 1941
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Item 10: Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Fulton, October 18, 1941
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Item 11: Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Fulton, November 7, 1941
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Item 12: Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Fulton, November 13, 1941
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Item 13: Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Fulton, November 22, 1941
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Item 14: Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Fulton, December 5, 1941
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Item 15: Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Fulton, December 14, 1941
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Item 16: Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Fulton, December 18, 1941
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Item 17: Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Fulton, December 18, 1941
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Item 18: Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Fulton, December 29, 1941
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Item 19: Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Fulton, January 2, 1942
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Item 20: Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Fulton, January 9, 1942
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Item 21: Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Fulton, January 9, 1942
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Item 22: Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Fulton, February 10, 1942
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Item 23: Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Fulton, February 14, 1942
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Item 24: Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Fulton, February 17, 1942
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Item 25: Americans who are held prisoners of war in Zentsuji War Prison Camp, Island of Shikoku, Japan, December 1942-1943
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Item 26: Robert B. Fulton to Mrs. R.B. Fulton, Zentsuji War Prison Camp, Nippon, August 29, 1943
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Item 27: [Mr. and Mrs. Fulton] to Mrs. Ingram, January 15, 1945
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Item 28: [Mr. Fulton] to Gilbert Redfern, Prisoners of War Bulletin, January 15, 1945
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Item 29: Mary Guinn to Mr. Fulton, August 13, 1945
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Item 30: Cecil E. Hinton to Lt. R.B. Fulton, Birthday card, [1944]
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Item 31: Fred G. Hodge to Mr. W.L. Fulton, October 4, 1943
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Item 32: Fred G. Hodge [to Mr. Fulton],Exchange of Information Sheet for Relatives, Revised to May 10, 1944
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Item 33: Fred G. Hodge [to Mr. Fulton],Exchange of Information Sheet for Relatives, Revised to January 15, 1945
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Item 34: Fred G. Hodge [to Mr. Fulton],Exchange of Information Sheet for Relatives, Revised to August 15, 1945
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Item 35: J.P. McDermott to Mrs. Fulton, [1942]
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Item 36: The Radio Gang, USS Wm. B. Preston to Mr. and Mrs. Fulton, March 22, 1943
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Item 37: Schacht to Lt. Comdr. Bob Fulton, Christmas card, undated
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Item 38: W. Waverly Webb to Mr. W.L. Fulton, November 24, 1942
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Item 39: Clayton Wallace to Mr. W.L. Fulton, April 27, 1943
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Item 40: Adam Welker to Mr. Fulton, May 31, 1942
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Item 41: Adam Welker to Mr. Fulton, April 14, 1943
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Item 42: Adam Welker to Mr. Fulton, April 14, 1943
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Item 43: Adam Welker to Mr. Fulton, May 2, 1943
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Item 44: Adam Welker to Mr. Fulton, July 28, 1943
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Item 45: Adam Welker to Mr. Fulton, August 1, 1943
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Sub-Series 3: Henry Nickel
Box 7
Folder 5
Item 1: F.E. [Kenfeld?] to Henry Nickel, Washington D.C., September 28, 1945
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Item 2: Margaret Uhrich to Henry Nickel, with envelope, Dinuba, California, January 19, 1944
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Item 3: Margaret Uhrich to Henry Nickel, with envelope, Dinuba, California, February 17, 1944
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Item 4: Margaret Uhrich to Henry Nickel, with envelope, Dinuba, California, March 13, 1944
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Item 5: Margaret Uhrich to Henry Nickel, with envelope, Dinuba, California, March 28, 1944
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Item 6: Marie to Henry Nickel, San Francisco, California, January 10, 1944
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Item 7: Mr. & Mrs. J. Nickel to Henry Nickel, with envelope, Dinuba, California, February 17, 1944
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Item 8: Mrs. [L.D.?] “Eppie” Williams to Henry Nickel, with envelope, Burlingame, California, January 9, 1944
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Item 9: Mrs. J. Nickel to Henry Nickel, with envelope, Dinuba, California, January 11, 1944
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Item 10: Mrs. J. Nickel to Henry Nickel, with envelope, Dinuba, California, March 27, 1944
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Sub-Series 4: Claude E. Parker
Box 7
Folder 6
Item 1: Agnes and [Forrest] “Dunk” [Duncan] to [Claude] Gene [Parker], with envelope, Atchison, Kansas, January 26, 1942
Donor: Claude E. Parker
Item 2: Mr. & Mrs. A.S. Murphy to Claude E. Parker, Lawrence, Kansas, December 12, 1944
Donor: Claude E. Parker
Item 3: Mr. & Mrs. A.S. Murphy to Claude Eugene Parker, Lawrence, Kansas, February 16, 1945
Donor: Claude E. Parker
Item 4: Mr. & Mrs. A.S. Murphy to Claude Eugene Parker, Lawrence, Kansas, May 29, 1945
Donor: Claude E. Parker
Item 5: Mr. & Mrs. A.S. Murphy to Claude E. Parker, Lawrence, Kansas, June 28, 1945
Donor: Claude E. Parker
Item 6: Mr. & Mrs. A.S. Murphy to Claude Eugene Parker, Lawrence, Kansas, July 21, 1945
Donor: Claude E. Parker
Item 7: Claude Eugene Parker to Mr. & Mrs. A.S. Murphy, with commemorative envelope, Manila Bay, P.I., December 14, 1940
Donor: Claude E. Parker
Item 8: [Claude] Gene [Parker] to Mr. & Mrs. A.S. Murphy, with commemorative envelope, Olangapo, P.I., January 12-13, 1941
Donor: Claude E. Parker
Item 9: [Claude] Gene [Parker] to Mr. & Mrs. Forrest Duncan, with envelope, Manila Bay, February 17, 1941
Donor: Claude E. Parker
Item 10: [Claude] Gene [Parker] to Mr. & Mrs. Forrest Duncan, with envelope, Manila Bay, May 13, 1941
Donor: Claude E. Parker
Item 11: [Claude] Gene [Parker], USS Houston Christmas card, Philippines
Donor: Claude E. Parker
Sub-Series 5: Frank Pistole
Box 7
Folder 7
Item 1: Sister M. Agnella to Mr. & Mrs. Pistole, Bloomington, Illinois, March 18, 1942
Donor: Robert Pistole
Item 2: Bill Baines to Mrs. Pistole, Japan, February 11, 1946
Donor: Robert Pistole
Item 3: C. Wayland Brooks to Emma Carolyn Pistole, [with A.C. Jacobs letter on reverse], Washington D.C., October 25, 1945
Donor: Robert Pistole
Item 4: H. Feldman to Emma C. Pistole, [with Ross T. McIntire letter on reverse], Washington D.C., April 22, 1949
Donor: Robert Pistole
Item 5: Harold S. Hamlin, Jr. to Mrs. Pistole, Washington D.C., October 23, 1945
Donor: Robert Pistole
Item 6: Merle Hobbs to Mr. & Mrs. Pistole, November 11, 1946
Donor: Robert Pistole
Item 7: A.C. Jacobs to Emma C. Pistole, [with C. Wayland Brooks letter on reverse], Washington D.C., January 10, 1944
Donor: Robert Pistole
Item 8: Ross T. McIntire to Emma Carolyn Pistole, [with H. Feldman letter on reverse], Washington D.C., September 6,, 1946
Donor: Robert Pistole
Item 9: [Frank] “Butch” [Pistole] to C[larence] & Gladys, Manila, P.I. February 18, 1941
Donor: Robert Pistole
Item 10: [Frank] “Butch” [Pistole] to Aunt & Uncle, Manila, P.I. February 24, 1941
Donor: Robert Pistole
Item 11: Frank L.H. Pistole to Mother & Family, December 30, 1941
Donor: Robert Pistole
Item 12: Frank Pistole to Mother, with envelope, USS Houston, February 10, 1942
Donor: Robert Pistole
Item 13: Frank Pistole to Aunt & Uncle, February 14, 1942
Donor: Robert Pistole
Item 14: [Frank] “Butch” [Pistole] to [Mother?], USS Houston Christmas card, Philippines, [1941?]
Donor: Robert Pistole
Sub-Series 6: William Slough
Box 7
Folder 8
Item 1: Red Burke to O.E. Baer, November 16, 1934
Item 2: Bill [Slough] to Moms, San Diego, [California], May 27, 1934
Item 3: Bill [Slough] to Moms, San Diego, [California], June 2, 1934
Item 4: Wm. “Bill (Tex)” Slough to Martin A. “Bud” Slough, with envelope, San Diego, California, June 7, 1934
Item 5: Bill [Slough] to Moms, San Diego, [California], June 10, 1934
Item 6: Bill (Tex) [Slough] to Moms, San Diego, [California], June 22, 1934
Item 7: Bill [Slough] to Moms, San Diego, [California], June 29, 1934
Item 8: Bill [Slough] to Moms, San Diego, California, July 2, 1934
Item 9: Bill [Slough] to Moms, July, 1934
Item 10: W.M. “Bill” Slough to O.E. Baer, with envelope, San Diego Harbor, August 23, 1934
Item 11: Bill [Slough] to Moms, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, October 10, 1934
Item 12: Bill [Slough] to Moms, San Pedro, California, November 10, 1934
Item 13: Wm. “Bill” [Slough] to O.E. Baer, with envelope, San Pedro, California, November 10, 1934
Item 14: Bill [Slough] to Moms, Long Beach, California, November 26, 1934
Item 15: Wm. “Bill” Slough to Mrs. D.W. “Moms” Slough, with envelope, Mare Island, California, December 9, 1934
Item 16: [William] Tex [Slough] to Moms, Long Beach, California, January 6, 1935
Item 17: Bill [Slough] to Mr. & Mrs. O.E. Baer, with envelope, Long Beach, California, February 10, 1935
Item 18: Bill [Slough] to Mrs. O.E. “Moms” Baer, with envelope, Long Beach, California, February 24, 1935
Item 19: Bill [Slough] to Mrs. O.E. Baer, with envelope, Long Beach, California, March 3, 1935
Item 20: W.M. “Bill” Slough to Mr. & Mrs. O.E. Baer, with envelope, Long Beach, California, March 24, 1935
Item 21: Bill [Slough] to Mrs. D.W. Baer, with envelope, Long Beach, California, April 6, 1935
Item 22: Bill [Slough] to Mrs. D.W. “Madre Mio” Baer, with envelope, Long Beach, California, April 13, 1935
Item 23: [William] Tex [Slough] to Mrs. O.E. “Moms” Baer, with envelope, San Diego, [California], June 13, 1935
Item 24: William M. “Bill” Slough to Mr. & Mrs. O.E. Baer, with envelope, Blaine, Washington, July 5, 1935
Item 25: William M. “Bill” Slough to Mrs. O.E. “Moms” Baer, with envelope, At sea, July 12, 1935
Item 26: [William] Willyam (Tex) Nuts and Bolts [Slough] to Mother of Mine, Mare Island, California, February 14, 1936
Item 27: Bill [Slough] to Moms, Long Beach, California, March 11, 1936
Item 28: Clara & [Caraly?] to Honey, Tuesday, [ca. 1935]
Sub-Series 7: Francis B. Weiler, family of
Box 7
Folder 9
Item 1: F.W. Boehm to Mrs. George Weiler, (photocopy), Washington D.C., July 5, 1950
Item 2: Bureau of Naval Personnel, Navy Department, Service of Lt.(jg) Francis Brooks Weiler, (photocopy), September 13, 1945
Item 3: Gavin Campbell to Mrs. Weiler, (photocopy), Portland, Victoria, Australia, March 11, 1945
Item 4: Joseph C. Dalton to Mrs. [Payne?], Sparks (photocopy), undated
Item 5: Joseph C. Dalton to Mrs. Weiler, Sparks, MD, April 7, 1943, with Joseph C. Dalton to Gentlemen [Mr. England?], March 29, 1943, and J.F. Dalton to Mother and Dad [Mr. & Mrs. Joseph C. Dalton], Zentauji War Prison Camp, Japan, August 28 (all photocopies), 1942
Item 6: L.E. Denfeld to Dr. and Mrs. George S. Weiler, with Presidential Unit Citation facsimile (photocopies), Washington D.C., November 16, 1944
Item 7: Wade DeWeese to Rear Admiral James B. Weiler, (photocopy), June 22, 1961
Item 8: Betty Kirkpatrick to Mrs. Weiler, Ardmore, PA, December 3, 1942, with poem, letter from William Glassford to Mr. Hamill, June 4, 1942, and letter from Mrs. John L. Stivers to Mrs. Kirkpatrick, (all photocopies), [ca. 1942}
Item 9: J.R. Stimmel to George S. Weiler, (photocopy), Gardner, ND, March 1, 1943
Item 10: F[?] A. Todd to Dr. & Mrs. Weiler, Philadelphia, [PA], April 7 (photocopy)
Sub-Series 8: John Wisecup
Box 7
Folder 10
Item 1: John Wisecup to Bill Flowers, February 3, 1985
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 2: John Wisecup to Bill Flowers, May 13, 1985
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 3: John Wisecup to Bill Flowers, November 11, 1985
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 4: John Wisecup, "Greetings Ohana San", November 18, 1985
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 5: John Wisecup to Bill and Val Flowers, March 2, 1986
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 6: John Wisecup to Bill and Val Flowers, March 29, 1986
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 7: John Wisecup to Bill Flowers, July 7, 1986
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 8: MACS Danny R. Wheeler to John Wisecup, November 2, 1986
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 9: John Wisecup to Bill Flowers, November 26, 1986
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 10: John Wisecup, "Hello Folks", January 22, 1987
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 11: John Wisecup to Bill and Val Flowers, June 21, 1987
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 12: John Wisecup, "Hello Folks", July 15, 1988
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 13: John Wisecup, "Hello Folks"
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 14: John Wisecup to Bill Flowers, January 30, 1989
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 15: John Wisecup and Iku, August 1, 1989
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 16: John Wisecup to Bill Flowers, August 8, 1989
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 17: John Wisecup to Bill Flowers, April 12, 1990
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 18: John Wisecup to Bill Flowers, July 25, 1991
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 19: John Wisecup to Bill Flowers, August 14, 1991
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 20: John Wisecup to Bill Flowers, December 18, 1991
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 21: John Wisecup to Bill Flowers, July 3, 1992
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 22: John Wisecup to Bill Flowers, August 1, 1992
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 23: John Wisecup, "Hello Hana San", August 20, 1993
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 24: John Wisecup, "Hello Folks", December 18, 1993
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 25: John Wisecup to Bill and Val Flowers, July 18, 1994
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 26: John Wisecup to Bill and Val Flowers, August 16, 1994
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 27: John Wisecup to Bill Flowers, November 7, 1995
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 28: John Wisecup to Bill Flowers, March 8, 1998
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 29: John Wisecup to Bill Flowers, June 6, 1998
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 30: John Wisecup to Bill Flowers, August 30, 1998
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 31: John Wisecup, "Hello Folks", November 7, 1998
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 32: John Wisecup, "Hello Folks", January 6, 2000
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 33: John Wisecup, "Diggers", Feburary 8, 2000
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 34: John Wisecup, "Hello Folks", March 1, 2000
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 35: John Wisecup to Bill and Val Flowers, March 9, 2000
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 36: John Wisecup, "Hello Folks", March 11, 2000
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 37: John Wisecup, "Hana San", March 23, 2000
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 38: John Wisecup, "Digger", March 30, 2000
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 39: John Wisecup to Konichiwa Flowers San, June 13, 2000
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 40: John Wisecup to Mr. and Mrs. Flowers, June 20, 2000
Donor: Bill Flowers
Folder 11
Item 1: John Wisecup, "Diggers", July 7, 2000
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 2: John Wisecup, "Hello Folks", January 7, 2001
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 3: John Wisecup, "Hello Folks", February 12, 2001
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 4: John Wisecup, "Diggers", March 30, 2001
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 5: John Wisecup, August 30, 1995
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 6: John Wisecup, "Hello Folks"
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 7: John Wisecup, "Hello Folks"
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 8: John Wisecup, "Hello Folks"
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 9: John Wisecup, "Hello Folks"
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 10: John Wisecup to Bill Flowers
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 11: Louisiana Department of Public Safety to Manufacturers of Automobiles, June 30, 1989
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 12: John Wisecup to Bill and Val Flowers, April 5, 1998
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 13: John Wisecup, "Hello Folks", September 27, 2000
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 14: John Wisecup, "Digger"
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 15: Pappy Starr to Otto
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 16: John Wisecup, "Diggers"
Donor: Bill Flowers
Item 17: John Wisecup to Bill Flowers
Donor: Bill Flowers
Sub-Series 9: General
Box 8
Folder 1: American Ex-POWs, Santa Clara Valley Chapter, various, 1956-1958
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Folder 2: A-C
Item 1: Bill Archer, M.C. to Robert I. Martin, Houston, Texas, September 19, 1973
Donor: Robert I. Martin
Item 2: Ernest & Carolyn Arroyo to Otto Schwarz, Honolulu, Hawaii, Dec. 7, 1993
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 3: H. B. Atkinson to Howard Louis Chandler, Jr., (photocopy), Washington D.C., March 8, 1946
Donor: Dan T. Chandler
Item 4: Lloyd Bentsen to Robert I. Martin, Houston, Texas, September 25, 1973
Donor: Robert I. Martin
Item 5: Wm. A. Bernrieder to the Editor of the Houston Chronicle, with The Cruiser Houston Story, (photocopy), Houston, Texas, March 27, 1962
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 6: Wm. A. Bernrieder to Harold Rooks, with note to Otto Schwarz, (photocopy), September 29, 1982
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 7: E. A. Bush to Lieut. Barrett, (printed digital copy), late December, 1943
Donor: Susan Pogue
Item 8: George Bush to USS Houston Survivors Association, Washington [D.C.], February 24, 1992
Donor: Val Roberts-Poss
Item 9: George W. Bush to USS Houston Survivors Association, with letter from Nikki Richnow to Evelyn Poss,  Austin, Texas, April 26, 1995
Donor: Val Roberts-Poss
Item 10: George W. Bush to USS Houston Survivors Association, Austin, Texas, February 14, 2000
Donor: Lin Drees
Item 11: Gavin Campbell to Otto Schwarz, Denistone, Australia, August 5, 1989
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 12: Edwin J. Carpenter to Mrs. J.W. Vogan, Washington D.C., January 24, 1944
Donor: Dominick DiMassimo
Item 13: Dan Chandler to [USS Houston Survivors Association], Newport, Kentucky, [1999]
Donor: Dan T. Chandler
Item 14: [I. Roy Coats] to Catherine Rooks, undated
Donor: I. Roy Coats
Folder 3: Joe Davis to Mrs. Francis M. Davis and others, (transcriptions in booklet with other photocopied material); Great Lakes, Illinois; Pearl Harbor, T.H.; Manila, P.I.; July 6, 1940-March 24, 1942
Folder 4: D-H
Item 1: Nick Day to Otto [Schwarz], May 25, 1981
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 2: A.R. “Art” DuHaime to Robert Peary & his family, USS Houston Christmas card, with envelope, San Francisco, California, December 7, 1941
Donor: Robert Peary
Item 3: Paul Erickson to Otto Schwarz, Jakarta, Indonesia, April 28, 1992
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 4: Tom Falloon to Otto Schwarz, with photograph of Arthur and Betty Maher, postcard, and obituary for Arthur Maher (photocopy), March 27, 1994
Donor: Otto Schwarz]
Item 5: Francis J. Galbraith to Robert I. Martin, Houston, Texas, September 12, 1973
Donor: Robert I. Martin
Item 6: Larry [B. Grant] to Otto Schwarz, April 23, 1980
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 7: Helen I. Gould to F.B. Simms, (carbon copy), with affidavit (copy and carbon copy) and notes, Wichita, Kansas, August 8, 1947
Donor: Pam Crispi Foster
Item 8: Harold S. Hamlin, Jr. to Mrs. Abrams (photocopy), Washington, D.C., [ca. October 23, 1945]
Item 9: Harold S. Hamlin, Jr. to Mrs. Ellis, Washington D.C., October 23, 1945
Donor: Dominick DiMassimo
Item 10: Harold S. Hamlin, Jr. to Mr. & Mrs. Kondzela, (photocopy), Washington D.C., October 23, 1945
Donor: Harold S. Hamlin
Item 11: Mrs. Thomas C. (Caroline B.) Hart to Otto C. Schwarz, Sharon, Connecticut, April 1, 1980
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 12: Mrs. Thomas C. (Caroline B.) Hart to Otto [Schwarz], Sharon, Connecticut, April 16, 1981
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 13: Harold J. “Hap” Heidel to Otto [Schwarz], New Leston, Wisconsin, June 10, 1986
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 14: Hell Fire Pass Memorial Project, [W.H. Toon] to Otto Schwarz, Union, New Jersey, December 1, 1997
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 15: Hell Fire Pass Memorial Project, [W.H. Toon] to Otto Schwarz, Union, New Jersey (photocopy), April 25, 1998
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 16: Hell Fire Pass Memorial Project, [Gavan Daws] to Otto Schwarz, Union, New Jersey (photocopy), November 23, 1998
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 17: Hell Fire Pass Memorial Project, [T.R. Beaton] to Otto Schwarz, Union, New Jersey, September 23, 2001
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 18: Fred G. Hodge to Edith Rooks, with Exchange of Information Sheets, Portland, Oregon, August 27, 1945
Item 19: Viva June Hogan to Lieut. H.S. Hamlin, (photocopy), Camp Claiborne, Louisiana, September 14, 1945
Item 20: J.I. Hollingsworth to Harold S. Hamlin, Jr. (photocopy), Denver, Colorado, June 14, 1946
Item 21: John Wm. “Bill” Hollingsworth to Dr. & Mrs. J.L. Kinkaid, with envelope (photocopy), Great Lakes, Illinois, August 13, 1940
Donor: Irene Mills
Item 22: John Wm. “Bill” Hollingsworth to Dr. & Mrs. J.L. Kincaid, with envelope (photocopy), Great Lakes, Illinois, September 5, [1940]
Donor: Irene Mills
Item 23: John Wm. “Bill” Hollingsworth to Dr. & Mrs. J.L. Kincaid, with envelope (photocopy), Great Lakes, Illinois, September 17, 1940, 1940
Donor: Irene Mills
Item 24: Bill [Hollingsworth] to Dr. & Mrs. J.L. Kincaid, (photocopy), Great Lakes, Il., September 19, 1940
Donor: Irene Mills
Item 25: John Wm. “Bill” Hollingsworth to Dr. & Mrs. Kincaid, (photocopy), Mare Island, California, September 30, 1940
Donor: Irene Mills
Item 26: John Wm. “Bill” Hollingsworth to Dr. & Mrs. J.L. Kincaid, (photocopy), Asiatic Station, December 31, 1940
Donor: Irene Mills
Item 27: John William “Bill” Hollingsworth to Dr. & Mrs. J.L. Kincaid, (photocopy), Manila, Philippine Islands, June 15, 1941
Donor: Irene Mills
Item 28: Linda G. Holmes to Otto Schwarz, Union, New Jersey, March 14, 2000
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 5: K-M
Item 1: John D. H. Kane, Jr. to Otto C. Schwarz, Washington D.C., March 4, 1980
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 2: W.A. Kirkland to Officer of Deck, USS Houston [CL-81], Houston, Texas, October 31, 1945
Donor: Allie V. Layne
Item 3: Joe Kollmyer to Department of the Army, (photocopy), San Angelo, Texas, December 11, 1988
Donor: Joe Kollmyer
Item 4: Joe Kollmyer to William E. Ryan, Jr., (photocopy), San Angelo, Texas, September 29, 1988
Donor: Joe Kollmyer
Item 5: M.R. Lenci to Mr. [Otto] Schwarz, with letter from M.R. Lenci to Houston parents, San Francisco, California, March 15, 1993
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 6: Lorie, All Faith Monument Works, to Otto Schwarz, Newfoundland, New Jersey, September 28, 1994
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 7: Ken Lowman to Mrs. Keith, (photocopy), August 27, 1946
Donor: Clyde Keith
Item 8: James McCone to Otto Schwarz, Arlington, WV, September 26, 1989
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 9: Ross T. McIntire to Mrs. Ora Magelene Ellis, Washington D.C., September 5, 1946
Donor: Dominick DiMassimo
Item 10: A.L. Maher to Chief of Naval Personnel (photocopy), re: Harold S. Hamlin, Jr., March 7, 1946
Item 11: A.L. Maher to Mrs. Jones, (photocopy), with biographical account of William S. Jones, Washington D.C., November 14, 1945
Item 12: A.L. Maher to Mr. White, (photocopy), Washington D.C., November 14, 1945
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 13: John F. Manning to Joe Kollmyer, with case findings for Francis B. Weiler, Alexandria, Virginia, January 3, 1989
Donor: Joe Kollmyer
Item 14: Otis Massey to Frank Knox, Secretary of [Navy], (photocopy), January 29, 1943
Item 15: M.J. Mayer to Otto Schwarz, USS Chosin, March 6, 1991
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 16: Irene Mills to Mr. [Otto Schwarz], with envelope. Donor: Irene Mills, undated
Donor: Irene Mills
Folder 6: N-S
Item 1: Thomas B. Payne to Otto [Schwarz], Coronado, California, January 25, 1990
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 2: R.N. “Sonny” Robertson to Sister & Jim, Pearl Harbor, March 8, 1940
Donor: James R. Darden and Bonnie J. Fields
Item 3: [R.N.] “Sonny” [Robertson] to Madeline & Jim, Manila, P.I., March 2, 1941
Donor: James R. Darden and Bonnie J. Fields
Item 4: R.E. “Gene” Peterson to Elinore Peterson, with envelope, USS Houston, May 7, 1941
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 5: [R.E.] “Gene” [Peterson] to [Mrs. R.N. Peterson], Manila, P.I., June 21, 1941
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 6: [R.E.] “Gene” [Peterson] to Mother, Manila, P.I., June 26, 1941
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 7: [R.E.] “Gene” [Peterson] to Mother, Cebu, Cebu, P.I., August 16, 1941
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 8: R.E. Peterson to Mother, Tui Tui Bay, August 19, 1941
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 9: [R.E.] “Gene” [Peterson] to Mother, Cavite, P.I., November 22, [1941]
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 10: R.H. “Bob” Pullen to Carol Pullen, with envelope, Asiatic Station, June 27, 1941
Donor: Carol Pullen
Item 11: Larry [Rivett] to Otto Schwarz, Union, New Jersey, undated
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 12: Capt. A[lbert] H. Rooks, (photocopy), Operations for December 21, 22 and 23, 1941
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Item 13: William E. Ryan, Jr. to Joe Kollmyer, (photocopy), Washington D.C., November 26, 1988
Donor: Joe Kollmyer
Item 14: Otto C.  Schwarz to Elizabeth Wachendorfer, Union, New Jersey, November 1992, with note from Otto [Schwarz] to Liz [Wachendorfer], November 18, 1992, and excerpts from Blue Bonnet, 1992
Item 15: Otto C. Schwarz to Paul Hidalgo, carbon copy, February 15, 1980
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 16: Otto [Schwarz] to Shipmates, (two copies), Union, New Jersey, February 20, 1980
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 17: Otto Schwarz to Mrs. [Thomas C.] Hart, carbon copy, April 8, 1980
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 18: Otto Schwarz to Paul Erickson, Union, New Jersey, June 19, 1992
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 19: Otto Schwarz to Lt. Col. T.R. Beaton, Melbourne, Australia, November 16, 2001
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 20: F.B. Simms to Helen I. Gould, Washington D.C., March 20, 1947
Donor: Pam Crispi Foster
Item 21: F.B. Simms to Helen I. Gould, Washington D.C., May 9, 1947
Donor: Pam Crispi Foster
Item 22: J.H.B. Smith to Robert I. Martin, Houston, Texas, September 10, 1973
Donor: Robert I. Martin
Item 23: R.P.  Somers to Harold S. Hamlin, Jr., (photocopy), Carnegie, Australia, December 12, 1945
Folder 7: T-W
Item 1: Harry Truman to George Elen Detre, (photocopy), Washington [D.C.], November 15, 1945
Donor: George E. Detre
Item 2: Harry Truman to William John Stewart, with envelope, Washington [D.C.], November 27, 1945
Donor: William J. Stewart
Item 3: Lee Tucker [on behalf of Louie Welch] to Chief Robert I. Martin, Houston, Texas, September 25, 1973
Donor: Robert I. Martin
Item 4: Lee Tucker [on behalf of Louie Welch] to Chief Robert I. Martin, Houston, Texas, October 12, 1973
Donor: Robert I. Martin
Item 5: Johan Van Leer to USS Houston Survivor's Association with enclosures, August 12, 2002
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 6: J.W. Vogan to Mrs. F.D. (Ora) Ellis, Goodland, Kansas, February 1, 1944
Donor: Dominick DiMassimo
Item 7: Elizabeth Wachendorfer to Otto C. Schwarz, (photocopy), Houston, Texas, December 14, 1992
Elizabeth Wachendorfer to Otto C. Schwarz, Houston, Texas, December 14, 1992 (photocopy)
Item 8: G.A. Wallace to Thomas B. Payne, San Francisco, California, March 2, 1992
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 9: Madeline Day Wassell to Mrs. R.B. (Ruth) Ansell, with envelope, Los Angeles, California, March 19, 1944
Donor: Eugene Crispi
Item 10: Richard L. Wilson to J.B. Soedarmanto Kadarisman, with Diplomatic Note No. 204, Jakarta, Indonesia, April 30, 1992
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 11: Sidney Winoker to Paul Hidalgo, (photocopy), Winter Haven, Florida, February 6, 1980
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 12: Walter G. Winslow to Johan van Leer, Indialantic, FL, July 31, 1992
Donor: Johan van Leer
Item 13: Walter G. Winslow to Johan van Leer, Indialantic, FL, August 19, 1992
Donor: Johan van Leer
Item 14: Walter G. Winslow to Johan van Leer, Indialantic, FL, May 15, 1993
Donor: Johan van Leer
Item 15: Walter G. Winslow to Johan van Leer, Indialantic, FL, September 1, 1993
Donor: Johan van Leer
Item 16: John and Iku Wisecup to Frank Gallagher, with envelope, Yokohama, Japan, July 23, 1996
Donor: Ned Gallagher
Item 17: John and Iku Wisecup to Frank Gallagher, with envelope, Yokohama, Japan, February 14, 1997
Donor: Ned Gallagher
Item 18: [John Wisecup] to Frank E. Gallagher Jr., with envelope, Yokohama, Japan, November 16, 1997
Donor: Ned Gallagher
Item 19: [John Wisecup] to Frank E. Gallagher Jr., cartoons, clipping, envelope, etc., [circa 1996-1997]
Donor: Ned Gallagher
Item 20: John and Iku [Wisecup] to Otto [Schwarz], with photocopied poems and other materials, Yokohama, [Japan], September 15
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 21: Hunter Wood, Jr. to John G. Robertson, Washington D.C., August 7, 1944
Sub-Series 10: Envelopes
Box 8
Folder 8
Item 1: Commemorative and postmarked envelopes, three, 1932-1934
Donor: Allen Crispi
Item 2: Commemorative envelope, 1935
Donor: Vivian Barber
Folder 9: Commemorative envelopes, 1936-1939
Donor: Fred Viskovich
Folder 10
Item 1: Commemorative envelopes, forty-five, (including five photocopies), 1936-1995
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 2: Commemorative envelopes, three, 1939 and [ca. 1939]
Donor: Harold Page
Item 3: Commemorative envelope, (postmarked 1987), [1942]
Donor: Ralph H. Lovett, Sr.
Folder 11
Item 1: G.E. Detre to Mr. & Mrs. C.G. Detre, Manila, P.I., December 8, 1941
Donor: George E. Detre
Item 2: [Arthur DuHaime] to Veronica DuHaime, commemorative envelope, Vallejo, California, September 10, 1940
Donor: Art DuHaime
Item 3: F.D. Ellis to Mrs. F.D. Ellis, commemorative envelope, Manila, P.I., Dec. 8, 1940
Donor: Dominick DiMassimo
Item 4: F.D. Ellis to Mrs. F.D. Ellis, commemorative envelope, Manila, P.I., Dec. 15, 1940
Donor: Dominick DiMassimo
Item 5: [Thomas Falloon] to Dorothy Perotti, Christobal, C[anal] Z[one], April 26, 1934
Donor: Thomas Falloon
Item 6: [Thomas Falloon] to Dorothy Perotti, San Juan, P.R., July 7, 1934
Donor: Thomas Falloon
Item 7: [Thomas Falloon] to Dorothy Perotti, Cartagena, Columbia, July 10, 1934
Donor: Thomas Falloon
Item 8: [Thomas Falloon] to Dorothy Perotti, Balboa, Canal Zone, July 12, 1934
Donor: Thomas Falloon
Item 9: [Thomas Falloon] to Dorothy Perotti, Honolulu, T.H, July 28, 1934
Donor: Thomas Falloon
Item 10: [Thomas Falloon] to Dorothy Perotti, Portland, Oregon, August 3, 1934
Donor: Thomas Falloon
Item 11: William O. Frederick to Jo Robertson, commemorative envelope, Long Beach, CA, May 1, 1939
Donor: Gary E. and Gregory P. White
Item 12: William O. Frederick to Jo Robertson, commemorative envelope, Bremerton, WA, July 25, 1939
Donor: Gary E. and Gregory P. White
Item 13: William O. Frederick to Jo Robertson, commemorative envelope, September 13, 1939
Donor: Gary E. and Gregory P. White
Item 14: [Herb Herman] to Minerva G. Cato, commemorative envelope, Seattle, Washington, August 8, 1935
Donor: Herb Herman
Item 15: [Herb Herman] to C.A. Emerson, USS Houston, June 22, 1938
Donor: Herb Herman
Item 16: [Herb Herman] to W.A. Mealey, Honolulu, T.H., July 28, 1934
Donor: Herb Herman
Item 17: [Herb Herman] to Nell Horowitz, USS Houston, June 17, 1935
Donor: Herb Herman
Item 18: [Herb Herman] to Nick J[r.], commemorative envelope, USS Houston, February 23, 1936
Donor: Herb Herman
Item 19: [Herb Herman] to Nick Jr., commemorative envelope, USS Houston, March 6, 1936
Donor: Herb Herman
Folder 12
Item 1: Donald Myers to Mrs. Donald Myers, Los Angeles, California, commemorative envelope, November 12, 1939
Donor: I. Roy Coats
Item 2: Mrs. J. Nickel to Henry Nickel, Dinuba, California, December 30, 1943
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Item 3: Claude Eugene Parker to Mr. & Mrs. Forrest Duncan, Asiatic Station c/o San Francisco, December 8, 1940
Donor: Claude E. Parker
Item 4: R.E. Peterson to Mrs. R.N. Peterson, Asiatic Station c/o San Francisco, California, May 26, 1941
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 5: R.E. Peterson to Mr. Lillian Peterson, Asiatic Station c/o San Francisco, California, July 16, 1941
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 6: R.E. Peterson to Mrs. R.N. Peterson, Asiatic Station c/o San Francisco, California, July 30, 1941
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 7: R.E. Peterson to Mrs. Lillian Peterson, commemorative envelope, Asiatic Station, September 19, 1941
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 8: R.E. Peterson to Mrs. Lillian Peterson, Asiatic Station c/o San Francisco, California, September 19, 1941
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 9: R.E. Peterson to Mrs. Lillian Peterson, commemorative envelope, Asiatic Station, October 11, 1941
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 10: [Otto Schwarz] to Elizabeth Wachendorfer, two commemorative envelopes, Perth, Australia, February 28, 1992
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 11: [William Slough] to O.E. Baer, San Diego, California, August 18, 1934
Item 12: William Slough to Mrs. O.E. Baer, San Francisco, California, December 10, 1943
Item 13: William Slough to Mrs. O.E. Baer, San Francisco, California, March 7, 1944
Item 14: John Stefanek to Mr. & Mrs. Al Stefanek, commemorative envelope, Manila, P.I., 1941
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 15: To G.F.J. von Hoffman, commemorative envelope, May 31, 1934
Donor: Joe Schroeder

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[Series 21: Oral Histories],
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[Series 26: Invitations],
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[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],
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