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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 1: Photographs, 1917-2003

This series contains black & white and color photographic prints, including some oversize and panoramic prints. The photographs are arranged into sub-series by general subject. Within each sub-series, the photographs are in alphabetical order according to the subjects of the individual photograph. Some of the photographs are copies of prints from institutions such as the National Archives or the U.S. Naval Institute. 

Box 4 includes a binder of photographs taken by a professional photographer at the 2002 USS Houston Survivors Association Reunion. If reproduced in print or on a website, or otherwise publicly displayed, these photographs must include the following credit line: Copyright Arturo Sanchez, Frank White Photography.

Sub-Series 1: Bell, Ship's
Box 1
Folder 1: Bell, 1981
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 2: Bell, undatedView associated digital content.
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Folder 3: Bell, Ceremony City of Houston, [1973?]
Donor: Battleship Texas
Box 54
Folder 9: Bell, 1973
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Sub-Series 2: (George R.) Brown Room Opening
Box 1
Folder 4: William A. Bernrieder, 1981
Folder 5: William A. Benrieder and Admiral Hayward Brown, 1981
Folder 6: Admiral Hayward Brown, 1981
Folder 7: Brown Room Exhibit, 1981
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 8: Brown Room Opening, 1981
Donor: Harold R. Rooks
Folder 9: Brown Room Opening, 1981
Donor: Harold R. Rooks
Folder 10: Brown Room Opening, 1981
Donor: Harold R. Rooks
Folder 11: Brown Room Opening, 1981
Donor: Harold R. Rooks
Folder 12: Brown Room Opening, 1981
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 13: Brown Room Opening, 1981
Folder 14: Brown Room Sign, 1981
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 15: Brown Room Speakers, 1981
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 16: Contact Sheets, 1981
Folder 17: Barry Munitz, 1981
Folder 18: Captain Albert H. Rooks Medals, 1981
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 19: Harold Rooks, 1981
Sub-Series 3: Crew Members (Group Shots)
Box 1
Folder 20: Chiefs, 1932View associated digital content.

Inscription on back: "Some Chiefs of USS Houston, October, 1932"

Donor: Philip Wayne and Sean Ellerbee

Folder 21: Crew in China, [1932?]
Donor: Norrie C. Gardiner
Item 1: Crew on deck in China, [1932?]View associated digital content.
Inscription on front: "Crew of U.S.S. Houston, China"
Folder 22: Change of Command Ceremony (Oldendorf to Rooks), August 30, 1941View associated digital content.

Standing by microphone: Capt. Albert Harold Rooks. Standing in front of group, saluting: Capt. Jesse Olderdorf. First row, left to right: Cmdr. Homer Louis Grosskopf, Cmdr. (MC) William A. Epstein, unknown, unknown, unknown, Cmdr. Arthur Laurence Maher, Lt. Cmdr. Richard Hermus Gingras, unknown. Second row, left to right: Unknown, unknown, unknown, Lt. Thomas Benjamin Payne, Lt. Ernest Debbes Hodge, Lt. Robert Burwell Fulton, Lt. John Dietrick Lamade, unknown, unknown. Third row, left to right: Unknown, unknown, Lt. Joseph Francis Dalton, unknown, Lt. Harold Sherwin Hamlin, Jr., unknown, unknown, unknown, Lt. (j.g.) Francis Brooks Weiler, Lt. (j.g.) Kenneth Leon Kollmyer. Fourth row, left to right: Unknown, Ensign Fred Ferguson Mallory, Ensign John Marshall Hamill, unknown, Ensign John Blount Nelson, Ensign Alva Freeman Nethken, Ensign Charles Donovan Smith II, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown. Fifth row, far left: 2nd Lt. Frank E. Gallagher. Standing at rear of group in khaki: Warrant Officer Louis E. Biechlin.

Donors: Joe Kollmyer, Battleship Texas

Folder 23: Crew [Japan?], [1930s]View associated digital content.
Folder 24: Crew in Cuba, [1932]
Item 1: Crew member [Simino] and Cuban boy, 1932View associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "[Simino] in Cuba, 1932"
Item 2: Crew dockside with Cubans watchingView associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "[Leso?]"
Item 3: Crew member with cannonView associated digital content.
Item 4: Crew member with Cuban woman and childrenView associated digital content.
Item 5: Crew member with large gunView associated digital content.
Item 6: Crew member with monkey to his leftView associated digital content.
Item 7: Crew member with monkey to his rightView associated digital content.
Item 8: Crew members and Cuban womanView associated digital content.
Item 9: Crew members at back of barracksView associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "Jimmie & [Mac?] Back of barracks"
Item 10: Crew members in front of store on Cuban streetView associated digital content.
Item 11: Crew members with Cuban boyView associated digital content.
Item 12: Lifting sea plane from sea, 1934View associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "A plane crash at sea 1934"
Item 13: Marine Corps officer on deck with riflesView associated digital content.
Item 14: Men and women in front of tentsView associated digital content.
Item 15: Soldiers with rifles in CubaView associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "The old gang, Cuba"
Item 16: Swimming at Officer's Landing, Guantanamo Bay, CubaView associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "Officer's Landing, Guantanamo Bay Cuba, 1932, Swimming"
Item 17: U.S. Navy plane submerged at seaView associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "Plane crashes at sea, 1934"
Item 18: USS Houston (CA-30) in dry dockView associated digital content.
Folder 25: Crew, [1930s]
Donor: Norrie C. Gardiner
Item 1: Crew on deck, [China]View associated digital content.

Inscription on back: "Crew - U.S.S Houston, period: 1930's, Gift: Mr. Norrie Gardiner, Fairfield, Ca (survivor)"

Joseffa Photo Studio

Folder 25a: Crew Members; USS Houston and USS Kent; Manila, PI, 1933View associated digital content.

Inscription on back: "Houston's party to Kent, Manila, January 24, 1933"

Donors: Phillip Wayne and Sean Ellerbee

Folder 26: Crew Members, 1938 and 1939View associated digital content.
Donor: Everett L. Malone
Item 1: Crew members on horses, HaitiView associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "[Hatti] 1939; Crew Mateo - Houston"
Item 2: Crew members: L-R, [Hanie,] A. Malone, [Haiti]View associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "U.S.S. Houston - [Hatti] 1939, L - [Hanie] R - Malone"
Item 3: Five crew members seated with beer, Hawaiian TerritoryView associated digital content.

L-R, Lennart O. Peterson, Thomas A. Davidson, Happy, Wilson, Carter

Inscription on back: "Left - Peterson, Davidson, Happy, Wilson, Carter, Hawaii 5/14/1938"

Item 4: Four crew members standing, one with paint and paintbrush, [Haiti], 1939View associated digital content.

L-R, Charles, Carter, Gilmore, Henry A. English

Inscription on back: "U.S.S. Houston - [Hatti] - 1939, Left - Charles, Carter, Gilmore, English"

Item 5: Hula dancer, [Hawaiian Territory]View associated digital content.
Item 6: Person walking on beachView associated digital content.
Folder 26a: F Division; Manila, PI, 1941View associated digital content.

First row, seated: Ens. Weiler, Wilker S1/C, Bowlby S1/C, Farnsworth S1/C, McGarvey FC3/C, Rehfeld S2/C, Ewing S2/C, Johnson S2/[C], Smith S 1/C, Racine GM 2/C. Second row, seated: Lt. Adams, Bush FC3/C, Parson S2/C, Cherry FC3/C, Smith S1/C, Dagget S1/C, Giret FC1/C, Drewett S1/C, Jordan FC1/C, Borghetti FC1/C. Third row, standing: Elliot C.F.C., Jones FC3/C, Mahlandt FC2/C, Sass FC3/C, Boyd GM2/C, Werner [illegible]2/C, Barringer FC3/C, May S1/C, Arnett S1/C, Bevel COX. Fourth row, standing: Martwick S1/C, Feldscher GM1/C, Gary FC1/C, Wise FC3/C, Manista CGM, Peters FC2/C, Ens. Mallory. Three men absent: H.P. Thew FC 1/C, G.C. Smith FC 2/C, W. Wallace Cox

Inscription on back: "F. - Division, U.S.S. Houston, Mar. 1, 1941, Manila, P.I."

Donor: Henry P. Thew

Folder 27: Crew Members, undated
Donor: Harold J. “Hap” Heidel
Folder 28: Marine Detachment, 14 March 1932View associated digital content.

Caption on back: "The Marine detachment from the USS Houston at the Dong Shing mill (Japanese) where they are billeted during the disturbance in Shanghai. Commanded by Capt. Donald Curtis. Picture taken just before Company departed for duty on the front line along Soochow Creek" [3/14/32]

This photograph was taken during the Shanghai War of 1932.

Donors: Phillip Wayne and Sean Ellerbee

Folder 29: Officers, 1936
Donor: Story Sloane
Item 1: Group of officers standing beneath gunView associated digital content.
Folder 30: Otto Schwarz and other crew members, Tawi Tawi, the Philippines, October 1941View associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "1. Tawi Tawi, Southern Philippines, Oct 1941; Lower right (Otto Schwarz)"
Item 14: Director control tower crew, 1934View associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "Director Crew"
Box 54
Folder 1: Crew Pearl Harbor Hawaiian Territory, [ca. 1941]View associated digital content.

Inscription on back: "USS Houston crew, Pearl Harbor 1942, [1941?], taken prior to leaving for Asiatic Station"

This photograph was taken prior to leaving for Asiatic Station.

Donor: John Stefanek

Drawer F.7
OVS_Folder 6: Crew Panoramic Photograph, 1934View associated digital content.
Caption on front: "Officers and Crew of the U.S.S. Houston, August 18, 1934, San Diego, California, (The Presidential Ship), O.A. Tunnell, Photo., 319 Commonwealth Bldg."
Sub-Series 4: USS Houston (AK-1)
Box 1
Folder 31: USS Houston (AK 1), [copy prints, U.S. Naval Historical Center], 1917-1918
Folder 32: USS Houston (AK 1), undatedView associated digital content.

Inscription on back: "The very first U.S.S. Houston- formerly S/S Liebenfels- German cargo ship taken over at outbreak of World War I- Charleston Harbor. She was sunk by German crew, raised by US Navy and placed into the war transportation service"; Inscription on front: "USS Houston"

Donor: William A. Bernrieder

Folder 33: Werdenfels, undatedView associated digital content.
Sub-Series 5: USS Houston (CA-30)
Box 1
Folder 34: Design Model, Navy Department, [1920s]View associated digital content.

Inscription on back: "Navy Dept model of U.S.S. Houston"; Inscription on front: "USS Houston"

Donor: William A. Bernrieder

Folder 35: Naming Campaign, 1927
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Item 1: Naming campaign, Western Union storefrontView associated digital content.
Folder 36: Name Announcement, 1927
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Item 1: USS Houston naming announcement, arrival of Navy Secretary Curtis D. Wilbur at Southern Pacific Station, Newport News, VirginiaView associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "S.P. Station, arrival of Navy Sec. Wilbur, Sept. 7, 1927 who named the U.S.S. Houston"
Folder 37: Christening party at White House, 1929
Folder 38: Launching Ceremony, 1929
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Item 1: USS Houston (CA-30) slides down the ways at its launching ceremony, Newport News, VirginiaView associated digital content.
Caption on white card: "USS Houston (CA-30) slides down the ways at launching, 7 Sept. 1929."
Folder 39: Launching Ceremony, 1929
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Item 1: Elisabeth Holcombe (ship's sponsor) on platform at USS Houston (CA-30) launching ceremony, 7 September 1929View associated digital content.
Item 2: Mary Ellen Bute (maid of honor), Elisabeth Holcombe (ship's sponsor), and Charlotte Williams (special guest) on platform at USS Houston (CA-30) launching ceremony, 7 September 1929View associated digital content.
Item 3: USS Houston (CA-30) launching ceremony, Newport News, VirginiaView associated digital content.
Item 4: USS Houston (CA-30) launching ceremony, Newport News, VirginiaView associated digital content.
Folder 40: Launching Ceremony, 1929
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Item 1-2: Mary Ellen Bute (maid of honor), Elisabeth Holcombe (ship's sponsor), and Charlotte Williams (special guest) on platform at USS Houston (CA-30) launching ceremony, 7 September 1929View associated digital content.
Item 3: Mary Ellen Bute (maid of honor), Elisabeth Holcombe (ship's sponsor), and Charlotte Williams (special guest) on platform with cameramen and photographers at USS Houston (CA-30) launching ceremony, 7 September 1929View associated digital content.
Item 4: Special guests on platform at USS Houston (CA-30) launching ceremonyView associated digital content.
Folder 41: Launching Ceremony, 1929
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Item 1: Mary Ellen Bute (maid of honor), Elisabeth Holcombe (ship's sponsor), and Charlotte Williams (special guest) on platform at USS Houston (CA-30) launching ceremony, 7 September 1929View associated digital content.
Caption on white card: "USS Houston (CA-30) Mary Ellen Bute [maid of honor), Elisabeth Holcombe (ship's sponsor), and Charlotte Williams (special guest) on platform at launching ceremony, 7 Sept. 1929."
Item 2: USS Houston (CA-30) and large crowd at launching ceremonyView associated digital content.
Inscription on white slip: "Largest launching party (over 10,000 invited spectators) in history of the Newport yard--just prior to breaking of Houston Ship Channel water by the sponsor. Sept. 7, 1929"
Folder 42: Launching Ceremony, 1929
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Item 1: USS Houston (CA 30)-- Ship's sponsor Elisabeth Holcombe and a group of U.S. Navy officers on stand at launching ceremonies, 7 Sept. 1929View associated digital content.
Folder 43: Launching Ceremony, 1929
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Item 1: Mary Ellen Bute (maid of honor), Elisabeth Holcombe (ship's sponsor), and Charlotte Williams (special guest) on platform with special guests at USS Houston (CA-30) launching ceremony, 7 September 1929View associated digital content.
Caption on white card: "USS Houston (CA 30)-- Mary Ellen Bute (maid of honor), Elisabeth Holcombe (ship's sponsor), and Charlotte Williams (special guest) on platform with Va. Gov. Harry F. Bird at ship's launching ceremony, 7 Sept. 1929."
Folder 44: Launching Ceremony, 1929
Item 1: Charlotte Williams, special guest at USS Houston (CA-30) launching ceremony and great granddaughter of Sam HoustonView associated digital content.
Inscription on white card: "Williams, Charlotte. Great granddaughter of Sam Houston; special guest at launching ceremonies for USS Houston (CA 30), 7 Sept. 1929."
Item 2: USS Houston (CA-30) slides down the ways with American flag displayed on its stern, launching ceremonyView associated digital content.
Inscription on white card: "USS Houston (CA 30)-- slides down the ways at launching ceremonies, 7 Sept. 1929."
Folder 45: Launching Ceremony, 1929
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Item 1: USS Houston (CA-30) launching ceremony, Newport News, VirginiaView associated digital content.
Folder 46: Ship Channel Cruise [removed from album page], 1936
Folder 47: USS Houston (CA-30) after refit, 1939-40View associated digital content.
Donor: Ned Gallagher
Folder 48: USS Houston (CA 30) through gunsight, [1942?]View associated digital content.

Caption on back: "The last known photograph of the U.S.S. Houston. Snapped through a four inch Allied gun site at West Point. The Houston was sunk with heavy loss of life a few days later."

Donor: Otto Schwarz

Folder 48a: USS Houston (CA-30) in China, undated
Item 1: USS Houston (CA-30) in ChinaView associated digital content.
Caption on back: "The USS Houston in a Chinese Port"
Item 2: USS Houston (CA-30) on the Yangtze River, ChinaView associated digital content.
Folder 49: USS Houston (CA 30) under Brooklyn Bridge, undated
Folder 50: USS Houston (CA-30) in Honolulu Harbor, [copy print, U.S. Naval Institute], 1933
Folder 51: USS Houston (CA-30) in Honolulu, [Diamond Head], [ca. 1930s]View associated digital content.
Folder 51a: USS Houston (CA-30) in Houston, 1936View associated digital content.
Donor: Story Sloane
Folder 52: USS Houston (CA-30) arrives at Honolulu, Presidential Cruise, [copy print, U.S. Naval Institute], 1934
Folder 53: USS Houston (CA-30) in Houston Ship Channel, [1930s]
Item 1: USS Houston (CA-30) in Houston Ship Channel with refinery in background, taken from the airView associated digital content.
Item 2: USS Houston (CA-30) in Houston Ship ChannelView associated digital content.
Item 3: USS Houston (CA-30) in Houston Ship Channel, approaching turning basin, taken from the airView associated digital content.
Item 4: USS Houston (CA-30) in Houston Ship Channel, at the turning basin, taken from the airView associated digital content.
Item 5: USS Houston (CA-30) in Houston Ship Channel, at the turning basin, taken from the airView associated digital content.
Item 6: USS Houston (CA-30) in Houston Ship Channel, passing dockyards and approaching turning basin, taken from the airView associated digital content.
Folder 54: USS Houston (CA-30) in Houston Ship Channel, [1930s]
Item 1: USS Houston (CA-30) in Houston Ship Channel, approaching turning basin, taken from the airView associated digital content.
Item 2: USS Houston (CA-30) in Houston Ship Channel, at the turning basin with aerial photographer above, taken from the airView associated digital content.
Item 3: USS Houston (CA-30) in Houston Ship Channel, escorted by tugboat, taken from the airView associated digital content.
Item 4: USS Houston (CA-30) in Houston Ship Channel, passing refinery, taken from the airView associated digital content.
Item 5: USS Houston (CA-30) in Houston Ship Channel, taken from the airView associated digital content.
Item 6: USS Houston (CA-30) passing through rural area of Houston Ship Channel, taken from the airView associated digital content.
Folder 55: USS Houston (CA 30) in dry dock in Manila, P.I., [copy print, U.S. Naval Institute], 1939
Folder 56: USS Houston (CA 30) in Manila Bay, P.I., [1931?]View associated digital content.
Donor: Ned Gallagher
Folder 57: USS Houston (CA-30) in Manila Bay, P.I., 1940
Donor: Ned Gallagher
Item 1: USS Houston (CA-30) alongside USS Augusta in Manila Bay, Phillippine IslandsView associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "Moored alongside Augusta in Manila Bay, Sept 1940 during relief on station routine"
Folder 58: USS Houston (CA-30) in Manila Bay, P.I., 1941View associated digital content.

Inscription on back: "Manila Bay, 1941, looks like typhoon weather"

Donor: Ned Gallagher

Folder 59: USS Houston (CA-30), President's flag flying from the mainmast, undatedView associated digital content.

Caption on back: "USS Houston (CA 30), President's flag flying from the mainmast, U.S. Naval Instutite Photographic Library"

Donor: Battleship Texas

Folder 60: USS Houston (CA-30) in San Diego, Presidential Cruise, 1932View associated digital content.

Inscription on back: "San Diego, 1932, Pres Roosevelt on board."

Donor: Ned Gallagher

Folder 61: USS Houston (CA-30) off San Diego, Presidential Cruise, [copy print, U.S. Naval Historical Center], 1935
Folder 62: USS Houston (CA-30) leaves San Diego, Presidential Cruise, [copy print, U.S. Naval Institute], 1935
Folder 63: USS Houston (CA-30) and San Jacinto Monument, 1939View associated digital content.
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Folder 64: USS Houston (CA-30) in San Francisco [copy print, U.S. Naval Institute], 1937
Folder 65: USS Houston (CA-30) at sea, 1935View associated digital content.
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Folder 66: USS Houston (CA-30) in San Francisco Bay [newspaper clipping], 1934
Folder 67: USS Houston (CA-30) at Shanghai, deck with airplanes, [copy print, U.S. Naval Institute], undated
Folder 68: USS Houston (CA-30) at Shanghai, [copy print, U.S. Naval Institute], undated
Folder 69: USS Houston (CA-30) [in Shanghai?], [copy print, U.S. Naval Institute], [1930s]
Folder 70: USS Houston (CA-30) in Ship Channel, 1930View associated digital content.
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Folder 71: USS Houston (CA-30) in Ship Channel, [copy print, U.S. Naval Historical Center], 1930
Folder 72: USS Houston (CA-30) at Tjilatjap, 1942View associated digital content.

Caption: "Entering Tjilatjap, Java, N.E.I., Marblehead passed close aboard Houston, which had already made port following the same action. Damage abaft her mainmast was quite apparent. Houston's colors are half-masted pending return of her funeral party."

Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles

Folder 73: USS Houston (CA 30), [ca. 1931-1936]
Donor: Norrie C. Gardiner
Item 1: USS Houston (CA-30) docked with crew member and civilians standing on dock at port side of shipView associated digital content.
Item 2: USS Houston (CA-30) docked with crew member standing on dock in front of bowView associated digital content.
Item 3: USS Houston (CA-30) docked with crew on deckView associated digital content.
Item 4: USS Houston (CA-30) docked with crew on deck and American flag flying from bowView associated digital content.
Folder 74: USS Houston (CA 30) and USS Peary; Darwin, Australia, 1942
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 1: USS Houston (CA-30) and USS PearyView associated digital content.

Inscription on back: ""Probably last photo of Houston, Feb 18, 1942, U.S.S. Peary Astern, sunk next day, Feb 19, 1942.""

Caption on white card: "Photographs of the U.S.S. Houston and the U.S.S. Peary, 18 February 1942 (one photo shows the U.S.S. Peary afire after an explosion. Photos were taken from the nearby H.M.A.S. Deloraine.; Caption on front: "U.S.S. Houston, a cruiser which escorted the Timor Sea convoy, and U.S.S Peary, with part of the convoy they brought back to port on February 18"

Item 2: USS Houston (CA-30) and USS Peary, Darwin, AustraliaView associated digital content.
Caption on white card: "Photographs of the U.S.S. Houston and the U.S.S. Peary, 18 February 1942 (one photo shows the U.S.S. Peary afire after an explosion. Photos were taken from the nearby H.M.A.S. Deloraine."; Caption on front: "U.S.S. Peary, a destoyer, exploded and sank. This dramatic photograph was taken by Signalman Douglas Fraser from H.M.A.S. Deloraine. H.M.A.S. Katoomba is in the floating dock and the hosptial ship Manunda at right."; Inscription on back: "Darwin, Feb, 19, 1942"
Folder 75: USS Houston (CA-30) in Wangpoo [Huangpu] River, Shanghai, 1930sView associated digital content.
Inscription on back: ""Anchored mid-stream in the Wangpu River, Shanghai""
Folder 76: USS Houston (CA-30), 1935View associated digital content.

Inscription on front: "Roosevelt's man of war, 1935; S.S. Huston, Oct. 35"

Donor: Phillip Wayne and Sean Ellerbee

Folder 77: USS Houston (CA-30), 1939
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Item 1: USS Houston (CA-30) with President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Admiral W. D. Leahy aboard, taken from the airView associated digital content.
Caption on white card: "U.S.S. Houston (CA 30) with Pres. Roosevelt and Adm. W.D. Leahy, Chief of Naval Operations, aboard to observe Fleet Problem Twenty in Caribbean waters, 1939."
Folder 78: USS Houston (CA-30), 1939
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 1: USS Houston (CA-30), flying the flags of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Admiral W.D. Leahy, taken from the airView associated digital content.
Caption on white card: "USS Houston (CA 30) flying the flags of President Roosevelt and Admiral W. D. Leahy, Chief of Naval Operations, March, 1939."
Folder 79: USS Houston (CA 30) [copy print, U.S. Naval Institute], 1940
Folder 80: USS Houston (CA-30), 1941View associated digital content.

Inscription on back: ""USS Houston taken 6 months before WW#2, 1941"

Donor: USS Houston Survivors Association

Folder 81: USS Houston (CA-30), undated
Item 1: USS Houston (CA-30) photographed from the air with other shipsView associated digital content.
Caption on back: "Aerial Photograph by Southwest Air Services, 403 Union National Bank Building, Houston, Texas."
Item 2: USS Houston (CA-30), taken from the air, (Image 11)View associated digital content.
Caption on back: "Aerial Photograph by Southwest Air Services, 403 Union National Bank Building, Houston, Texas."
Folder 82: USS Houston (CA-30), undated
Donor: Norrie C. Gardiner
Item 1: USS Houston (CA-30) passing under the St. Johns Bridge, Portland, OregonView associated digital content.
Caption: "U.S.S. Houston, (c) 68947 Angelus"
Folder 83: USS Houston (CA-30), undated
Item 1: USS Houston (CA-30) anchored at sea with flags flying and American flag prominent on sternView associated digital content.
Item 2: USS Houston (CA-30) docked with crew member hoisting flag on the bowView associated digital content.
Item 3: USS Houston (CA-30) passing under Brooklyn BridgeView associated digital content.
Folder 84: USS Houston (CA 30), [copy print, U.S. Naval Historical Center], undated
Folder 85: USS Houston (CA 30), [copy prints, U.S. Naval Institute], undated
Folder 86: USS Houston (CA 30), undatedView associated digital content.
Donor: Ned Gallagher
Folder 87: USS Houston (CA-30), undatedView associated digital content.
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Folder 88: USS Houston (CA-30), undatedView associated digital content.
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Folder 89: USS Houston (CA-30), undatedView associated digital content.
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 90: USS Houston (CA-30), undated
Donor: Battleship Texas
Item 1: USS Houston (CA-30) and USS Augusta (CA-31)View associated digital content.
Item 2: USS Houston (CA-30), taken from the airView associated digital content.
Item 3: USS Houston (CA-30), taken from the airView associated digital content.
Box 54
Folder 2: USS Houston (CA-30), 1939View associated digital content.

Caption on white card: "USS Houston (CA 30) flying the flags of President Roosevelt and Admiral W. D. Leahy, Chief of Naval Operations, during Fleet Problem 20, March, 1939."

Donor: William A. Bernrieder

Folder 3: USS Houston (CA-30), undatedView associated digital content.
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Folder 4: USS Houston (CA-30), undatedView associated digital content.
Folder 10: USS Houston (CA 30) in Caribbean, 1939View associated digital content.

USS Houston (CA-30) with President Franklin D. Roosevelt on board in Caribbean. Inscription on back: ""Caribbean, 1939, FDR on board, Chief of Naval Ops.""

Donor: William A. Bernrieder

Folder 19: USS Houston (CA-30), The Galloping Ghost of the Java Coast (and negative), undated
Donor: Battleship Texas
Drawer F.7
OVS_Folder 7
OVS_Item 1: Christening party at White House Panoramic Photograph, 1929View associated digital content.

This is a photograph of the White House reception for the Texas party to the christening of USS Houston (CA-30). President Herbert Hoover is in the center.

Inscription on front: "White House Reception, Texas Party to Christening of Cruiser Houston Washington, D.C. Sept. 6. 1929"

OVS_Item 2: USS Houston (CA-30), Panoramic Photgraph; Honolulu, Presidential Cruise, July, 1934View associated digital content.
Inscription on front: "U.S.S. Houston Temporary White House. President F.D. Roosevelts Hawaiian Cruise. Honolulu Harbour July 1934"
Sub-Series 6: USS Houston (CL-81)
Box 2
Folder 1: Burial at Sea, USS Houston (CL-81), undated
Donor: Battleship Texas
Folder 2: "Burial party," Hammett, Adair, Blish, Kirkland, [Nov. 1944]
Donor: Battleship Texas
Folder 3: Christening of the Houston, USS Houston (CL-81), December 1943
Donor: Battleship Texas
Folder 4: Mrs. Claude B. Hamill, launching ceremony, 1943
Item 1: Mrs. Claud B. Hamill christens the USS Houston (CL-81) at launching ceremony, Newport News, VirginiaView associated digital content.
Folder 5: Launching Ceremony, 1943
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Item 1-2: USS Houston (CL-81) launching ceremony, Newport News, VirginiaView associated digital content.
Caption on card: "Norfolk, Va., 19 June, 1943-- The new cruiser, Houston, slides down the ways at the Newport News Ship Building and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, Va., at her launching, 19 June 1943. The sponsor was Mrs. Claude Hammill, of Houston, Texas."
Folder 6: Launching Ceremony, 1943
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Item 1: Mrs. Claud Hammill christens the new USS Houston (CL-81) during launching ceremony, Newport News, VirginiaView associated digital content.
Caption on card: "Norfolk, Va., 19 June 1943-- Mrs. Claude Hammill, of Houston, Texas, smashes a bottle of champagne against the bow of the new cruiser, Houston, as the ship starts down the ways at her launching 19 June 1943 at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, Va. In the picture reading from the extreme left are Senator Tom Connally, of Texas; Governor Coke Stevenson, of Texas; Jesse Jones, Secretary of Commerce; Mayor Otis Massey, of Houston; Lieutenant Commander Wilson Starbuck, Public Relations Officer of the Fifth Naval District, and (front) Rear Admiral O.L. Cox, Supervisor of Shipbuilding at the Yard."
Item 2: USS Houston (CL-81) launching ceremony, Governor Coke Stevenson of Texas at the microphone, Newport News, Virginia, 19 June 1943View associated digital content.
Caption on card: "Norfolk, Va., 19 June 1943-- Governor Coke Stevenson, of Texas, speaks at the launching ceremonies of the launching of the new cruiser Houston 19 June 1943, at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, Va. In the background near the flag is the sponsor (white hat), Mrs. Claude Hammill, of Houston, Tex. On the left of the speaker with his hat off is Senator Tom Connally, of Texas, and Lt. (jg) Cyril Best, (ChC), USNR."
Item 3: USS Houston (CL-81) launching ceremony, Jesse Jones at center. To the left of Jones is Senator Tom Connally of Texas and behind Jones, tipping his hat, is Governor Coke Stevenson of Texas, Newport News, VirginiaView associated digital content.
Caption on card: "Norfolk, Va., 19 June 1943-- Jesse Jones, Secretary of Commerce, is shown speaking at the launching of the new cruiser Houston 19 June 1943 at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, Va. To the left of Mr. Jones is Senator Tom Connally, of Texas. Back of him tipping his hat is Governor Coke Stevenson, of Texas. The sponsor was Mrs. Claude Hammill, also of Houston."
Item 4: USS Houston (CL-81) launching ceremony, Mayor Otis Massey of Houston, Texas at the microphone, Newport News, VirginiaView associated digital content.
Caption on card: "Norfolk, Va., 19 June 1943-- Otis Massey, Mayor of Houston, Tex., is shown at the microphone speaking at the launching of the new cruiser, Houston, 19 June 1943, at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, Va. Behind him is Governor Coke Stevenson, of Texas, and to the speaker's right is Senator Tom Connally, of Texas. In the right foreground is Lieutenant Commander Wilson Starbuck, USNR, Public Relations Officer of the Fifth Naval District, and Rear Admiral O.L. Cox, Supervisor of Shipbuilding for the Navy at the yard."
Item 5: USS Houston (CL-81) launching ceremony, Mayor Otis Massey of Houston, Texas, Mrs. Claud Hammill, sponsor, Newport News, VirginiaView associated digital content.
Caption on card: "Norfolk, Va., 19 June, 1943-- Mayor Otis Massey of Houston, Texas, pins orchids on Mrs. Claude Hammill, sponsor, at the launching of the new cruiser Houston at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, Newport News, Va. The launching took place 19 June 1943."
Item 6: USS Houston (CL-81) launching ceremony, Mrs. Claud Hammill christens the new cruiser, Houston, Newport News, VirginiaView associated digital content.
Caption on card: "Norfolk, Va., 19 June 1943-- Mrs. Claude Hammill, of Houston, Texas, christens the new cruiser, Houston at the ship's launching at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, Va., 19 June 1943."
Folder 7: Launching ceremony, [copy print, National Archives], 1943
Folder 8: USS Houston (CL-81), [copy print, National Archives], 1944
Donors: William A. Bernrieder (photographs 1-2), Battleship Texas (photograph 3)
Folder 9: USS Houston (CL-81), [copy print, National Archives], 1944
Donor: Battleship Texas
Folder 10: USS Houston (CL-81), makeshift chow line on Fan Tail, undated
Donor: Battleship Texas
Folder 11: USS Houston (CL-81), Officers' Assembly, undated
Donor: Battleship Texas
Folder 12: USS Houston (CL-81), "exact moment second torpedo struck the stern," [Naval Historical Center], October 16, 1944
Donor: Battleship Texas
Folder 13: USS Houston (CL 81) under tow (3 photographs), October 17, 1944
Donor: Battleship Texas
Folder 14: USS Houston (CL 81) in Ship Channel, 1946
Folder 15: USS Houston (CL-81), interior damage, [ca. 1944]
Donor: Battleship Texas
Box 54
Folder 20: USS Houston (CL-81) visit Houston, Texas (2 photographs), undated
Donor: Battleship Texas
Sub-Series 7: USS Houston (SSN-713)
Box 2
Folder 16: Barbara Bush, launching ceremony, 1981
Folder 17: George Bush, launching ceremony, 1981
Folder 18: Launching ceremony, 1981
Folder 19: Launching ceremony, USS Houston (SSN-713), March 21, 1981
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 20: USS Houston (SSN-713), undated
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 21: USS Houston (SSN-713), undated
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Sub-Series 8: USS Houston (CA-30) Survivors Association
Box 2
Folder 22: Houston and Lost Battalion Survivors, 1956
Donor: Doris Smith
Folder 23: USS Houston Survivors Association, group photo, 1985
Folder 24: USS Houston Survivors Association Reunion, 1985
Folder 25: USS Houston Survivors Association Reunion, 1985
Folder 26: USS Houston Survivors Association Reunion, 1985
Folder 27: USS Houston Survivors Association Reunion, 1985
Folder 28: USS Houston Survivors Association Reunion, 1985
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 29: USS Houston Survivors Association Reunion, 1985
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 30: USS Houston Survivors Association Reunion, 1985
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 31: USS Houston Survivors Association Reunion, 1985
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 32: USS Houston Survivors Association Reunion, 1985
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 33: USS Houston Survivors Association Reunion, 1985
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 34: USS Houston Survivors Association Reunion, 1985
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 35: USS Houston Survivors Association Reunion, 1999
Donor: Phillip Wayne Ellerbee
Folder 36: USS Houston Survivors Association Reunion, with CD, 2007
Donor: Jim Fisher
Box 5: Binder USS Houston Survivors Association reunion, (copyright Arturo Sanchez, Frank White Photography), 2002
Sub-Series 9: Houston Volunteers
Box 2
Folder 37: Rear Admiral William A. Glassford, 1942View associated digital content.

Inscription on back: "Rear Admiral Glassford U.S.N. (Last Admiral to fly his flag as flagship U.S.S. Houston before the Battle of Sunda Strait) is addressing the 1000 volunteers and citizens of Houston after giving the volunteers their oath as Navy enlisted men, May 30, 1942. To the right in white uniform: Capt. T.A. Thomson, USN Cmdt 8th Naval Dist., Col Wallace Reid, C.O. Ellington Field"

Donor: William A. Bernrieder

Folder 38: Houston Volunteers, 1942
Donor: Doris Allen, in memory of Wm. E. Allen, Sr.
Folder 39: Houston Volunteers, 1942View associated digital content.
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
OVS_Item 3: Houston Volunteers Panoramic Photograph, 1942View associated digital content.
Donor: Estate of Robert G. Vaughn, Jr.
Sub-Series 10: Individuals
Box 2
Folder 40: Capt. William Baggaley, undated
Donor: Battleship Texas
Folder 41: Capt. Guy E. Baker, undated
Donor: Battleship Texas
Folder 42: Thomas F. Ball, undatedView associated digital content.

Caption on white card: "Ball, Thomas F., original chairman , Cruiser Houston Committee"

Donor: William A. Bernrieder

Folder 43: George N. Barker (2 copies), undated
Donors: William A. Bernrieder, Battleship Texas
Folder 44: William C. Batchelor, Jr, undated
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 1: William C. Batchelor, Jr., 1929View associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "William Charles Batchelor, Jr at Hills ? Military Academy 1929? In Portland Ore, born 1920, San Diego, died 1943 as a prisoner of war of the Japanese, in Burma on the River Kwai railroad. R.I.P. sweet brother."
Item 2: William C. Batchelor, Jr., gravestone, 5 November 1948View associated digital content.
Folder 45: Capt. W.W. Behrens (CL-81) [Naval History Division, Office of Chief of Naval Operations], undated
Donor: Battleship Texas
Folder 46: William A. Bernrieder and Marvin Robinson, photocopy, 1993
Donor: Carter B. Conlin
Folder 47: Broussard, C. and Carney, Robert B. [Official U.S. Navy photo], 1943
Donor: Battleship Texas
Folder 48: Mary Ellen Bute and Elisabeth Holcombe, 1929
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Item 1: Elisabeth Holcombe, ship's sponsor at launching ceremonies for USS Houston (CA-30), 7 September 1929View associated digital content.
Caption on white card: "Holcombe, Elisabeth--Ship's sponsor at launching ceremonies for USS Houston (CA 30), 7 Sept. 1929."
Item 2: Mary Ellen Bute, Maid of Honor at launching ceremonies for USS Houston (CA-30)View associated digital content.
Folder 49: Harry F. Byrd, 1929
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Item 1: Inscription on back: "Byrd, Harry F.--Governor of Virginia; master of cermonies at launching of USS Houston (CA 30), 7 Sept. 1929."View associated digital content.

Inscription on back: "Byrd, Harry F.--Governor of Virginia; master of cermonies at launching of USS Houston (CA 30), 7 Sept. 1929."

Dementi Studio

Folder 50: Captain, undatedView associated digital content.
Rear Admiral William A. Glassford (far left)
Folder 51: Cardinellie, 1939View associated digital content.

Inscriptions on backs: "Hattie, 1939 - Houston, Cardinellie"

Donor: Everett L. Malone

Folder 52: I. Roy Coats, South Pacific (digital scan), 1934View associated digital content.

Inscription on front: "A proud sailor on the USS Houston - my home for 4 years - I had to put on my dress whites and have my picture taken to send home to my folks, July 1934, I.R. Coates, MM2C, South Pacific 1934."

Donor: I. Roy Coats

Folder 53: Francis Cogswell (2 photographs), 1939, undatedView associated digital content.

Caption on white card: "Cogswell, Francis, Capt. Commanding USS Houston (CA 30) 24 May-22 Sept. 1939."

Donors: William A. Bernrieder, Battleship Texas

Folder 54: R.A Dawes (2 photographs), undated
Donors: William A. Bernrieder, Battleship Texas
Item 1: Capt. R. A. DawesView associated digital content.
Inscription on front: "R.A. Dawes, Captain. U.S. Navy, Comdg. U.S.S. Houston"
Folder 55: William Martin DeShields, undatedView associated digital content.
Donor: Donald F. DeShields
Folder 56: George E. Detre, 1945View associated digital content.

Inscription on back: "No. 24 Camp, Japan, 1945-March; 125; Detre"

Donor: George E. Detre

Folder 57: Sean Ellerbee, 1999
Donor: Phillip Wayne Ellerbee
Folder 58: Sean Ellerbee, 1999
Donor: Phillip Wayne Ellerbee
Folder 59: Frank D. Ellis, ca. 1941View associated digital content.

Inscription on front: "Mai Poina Oe Lau, Frank, CWT Frank Ellis, USS Houston (CA 30)"

Donor: Dominick DiMassimo

Folder 60: Mr. and Mrs. Frank D. Ellis; F.G. Polk, 1941
Donor: Dominick DiMassimo
Item 1: F.G. Polk and Frank D. Ellis in front of Elks Club, Manila, PhilippinesView associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "F.G. Polk, W. J 1/c. USS Houston, F.D. Ellis, C.W.J. USS Houston in front of Elks Club. Manila, P.I., 1941"
Item 2: Frank D. Ellis, Manila, PhilippinesView associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "F.D. Ellis in patio of Aida apt. 340 Gral. Luna, W.C., Manila, P.I., Sept. 13, 1941"
Item 3-4: Mr. and Mrs. Frank D. Ellis, Manila, PhilippinesView associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "Mr. and Mrs. F.D. Ellis in patio of Aida apt. 340 Gral. Luna, W.C., Manila, P.I., Sept. 13, 1941."
Folder 61: Robert B. Fulton, Manila, the Philippines, October 1941View associated digital content.
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Folder 62: W.O. Frederick, 1939View associated digital content.
Donors: Gary E. and Gregory P. White
Folder 63: Capt. Jesse Bishop Gay, undated
Donor: Battleship Texas
Folder 64: C.B. Gillespie, undatedView associated digital content.
Folder 65: Admiral Thomas Hart, 1941View associated digital content.
Donor: Robert Pistole
Folder 66: Gilbert W. Hayes, [ca. 1938]View associated digital content.

Inscription on front: "Between the two 8" guns"; Inscription on back: "Send more Japs!!!"

Donor: Gilbert W. Hayes

Folder 67: Hollingsworth, John William “Bill” and his brother Clarence Solomon Turner, photocopies, undated
Donor: Irene Mills
Folder 68: Edwin F. Hoofer, ca. 1939View associated digital content.
Donor: Pam Crispi Foster
Folder 69: Farrel W. Keith (printed digital copy), [ca. 1942]View associated digital content.
Donor: Clyde Keith
Folder 70: A.G. Kirchner (printed digital copies), [ca. 1930s]
Donor: Bob Kirchner
Item 1: A.G. KirchnerView associated digital content.
Inscription on front: "A.G. Kirchner joined navy in Houston, Tex, born in Uvalde, Tex"
Item 2: President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry HopkinsView associated digital content.
Item 3: Seaplane on USS Houston (CA-30)View associated digital content.
Inscription on front: "The Houston had 4 seaplanes. A.G. took first 'catapult shot' off this catapult. He almost lost life during recovery."
Item 4: USS Houston (CA-30), Cocos IslandView associated digital content.
Inscription on front: "USS Houston at Cocos Isla[nd]"
Folder 71: Lawrence F. Kondzela (printed digital copy), [ca. 1940s]View associated digital content.
Donor: Susan Pogue
Folder 72: Herbert A. Levitt, New York City, 1946View associated digital content.
Donor: Kathie Levitt Tiedeman
Folder 73: Capt. George Mensch and Liz Wachendorfer, 1983
Folder 74: Capt. George Mensch and Liz Wachendorfer, 1983
Folder 75: Capt. George Mensch and Liz Wachendorfer, 1983
Folder 76: Capt. George Mensch and Liz Wachendorfer, 1983
Folder 77: Dan Moody, undatedView associated digital content.

Caption on white card: *Moody, Dan--Governor of Texas during launching of USS Houston (CA 30), 7 Sept. 1929*; Caption on back: *Dan Moody, Governor of Texas, Head of Delegation. Jensen Studio, photographers, Austin, Texas.*

Dan Moody, Governor of Texas during launching of USS Houston (CA-30)

Jensen Studio Photographers

Donor: William A. Bernrieder

Folder 78: William Dow Newton, undatedView associated digital content.

Inscription on back: "William Dow Newton S 1/c, b. 23 March 1921, lost at sea in Java Sea battle, 1 March 1942. Assigned to USS Houston at Iloilo, P.I."

Donor: Mrs. C.L. Abrahamson

Folder 79: Nickel, Henry, ca. 1930s and 1947
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Item 1: Henry NickelView associated digital content.
Item 2: Henry Nickel being presented with the Bronze Star by Capt. A.C. OlneyView associated digital content.
Inscription on back: *Capt. A.C. Olney , USN presents Bronze Star with Combat V to Nichels, H. CBM.*
Folder 80: Capt. Jesse B. Oldendorf, undated
Donor: Battleship Texas
Folder 81: Howard E. Orem (CL-81), [Naval History Division, Office of Chief of Naval Operations], undated
Donor: Battleship Texas
Folder 82: [Lennart O.] Peterson, 1938View associated digital content.

Inscription on back: "5/14/1938, Peterson - gunnermate, lost life in prison war camp - after ship sank"

Donor: Everett L. Malone

Folder 83: John C. Reas, [Dallas, Texas], [ca. 1947]View associated digital content.
Donor: Vickie Keehr
Folder 84: Lester W. Rehfeld, 1941
Donor: Harold J. “Hap” Heidel
Item 1: Lester W. Rehfeld with Philippine children, Tawi Tawi, PhilippinesView associated digital content.
Inscription on back: *Lester 'Les' Rehfeld at the sea shore by the crater at Tawi Tawi*
Item 2: Lester W. Rehfeld, Tawi Tawi, PhilippinesView associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "Bongato, Tobatto, Tawi Tawi, Philippine Islands. Fall of 1941 -"
Folder 85: Lester W. Rehfeld, undated
Donor: Harold J. “Hap” Heidel
Item 1: Lester W. Rehfeld at parents' house in Freeport, Illinois, September 1940View associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "On boot leave, Sept. 1940 - in Freeport at folks home"
Folder 86: Valdon Roberts, [ca. 1947]View associated digital content.
Folder 87: Capt. Albert H. Rooks, ca. 1940View associated digital content.
(copy print, Naval Historical Center)
Folder 88: Capt. Albert H. Rooks, 1941View associated digital content.
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Folder 89: Capt. Albert H. Rooks, 1941View associated digital content.
Donor: USS Houston Survivors Association
Folder 90: Capt. Albert H. Rooks, undatedView associated digital content.
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Folder 91: Capt. Albert H. Rooks, [ca. 1942]View associated digital content.

Caption on front, attached card: *Albert Harold Rooks, was born in Colton, Washington on December 29, 1891. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy and was commissioned Ensign on June 5, 1914. Captain Rooks assumed command of the USS Houston, flagship of the Asiatic Fleet, on August 28, 1941. Six months later, to the day, Captain Rooks was killed in action during Houston's last battle. Posthumously, Captain Albert Harold Rooks, USN was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, the citation for which reads in part, 'For extraordinary heroism, outstanding courage, gallantry in action and distinguished service in the line of his profession, etc...'

Donor: Battleship Texas

Box 3
Folder 1: Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1935View associated digital content.

Inscription on front: "Roosevelt, 1935"

Donor: John C. Reas

Folder 2: Franklin D. Roosevelt, ca. 1930sView associated digital content.
Folder 3: Franklin D. Roosevelt, ca. 1930sView associated digital content.
Folder 4: Franklin D. Roosevelt, ca. 1930s
Item 1: Franklin D. Roosevelt with Marines on deck of USS HoustonView associated digital content.
Folder 5: Franklin D. Roosevelt and party aboard Houston, [copy print, U.S. Naval Academy Library], ca. 1930s
Folder 6: Henry L. Roosevelt, 1935
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Folder 7: Henry L. Roosevelt, undatedView associated digital content.
Folder 8: R.E. Saunders and other crew members, undatedView associated digital content.

Inscription on back: *Looking from left- Robert E. Saunders, Andy (no last name), Myers (no last name)*

Donor: Owen Saunders

Folder 9: Otto Schwarz (printed digital copy), [ca. 1940-1941]View associated digital content.

Inscription on back: "Otto Schwarz, age: 17, Manila, P.I., 1940"

Donor: Trudy Schwarz

Folder 10: Otto Schwarz, Union, New Jersey, undated
Donor: Trudy Schwarz
Folder 11: Otto Schwarz with Edward, John, and Trudy Schwarz, Branchbrook Park, Newark, New Jersey, [ca. 1955]View associated digital content.
Donor: Trudy Schwarz
Folder 12: A.D. Simpson, undatedView associated digital content.
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Folder 13: Jack L. Smith with American flag, undated
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 1: Jack L. Smith with American flag made in POW campView associated digital content.
Folder 14: Jack D. and June Smith, 2003
Folder 15: John Stefanek and Suho Suomi, 1945View associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "Suho W. Suomi, Sea 1/C., Calcutta, India, Sept. 15th 1945, John B. Stefanek (right of picture)"
Folder 16: Curtis D. Wilbur, undated
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Folder 17: James Raydell Wilson, [Camp Pendleton, California], [ca. August 1941]View associated digital content.
Donors: The Wilson, Raney + Drees Families
Folder 18: Walter B. Woodson, [ca. 1934-1935]
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Box 54
Folder 5: William Baggaley, 1936View associated digital content.

Caption on white card: "Baggaley, William, Capt., Commanding USS Houston (CA 30) 3 Jan. 1933 - 6 June 1934."; Inscription on front: "The Cruiser Houston Committee with best wishes for the continuing success of the U.S.S. Houston, W. Baggaley Capt. U.S.U Coudy, Officer W.S.S. Houston from 3 Jan 1933 to 6 June 1934"

Donor: William A. Bernrieder

Folder 6: Guy Baker, undatedView associated digital content.

Inscription on front: " All best wishes to the Cruiser Houston Committee, Houston, Tx. Guy Baker Capt. U S N Comdg USS Houston."

Donor: William A. Bernrieder

Folder 7: Jesse B. Oldendorf, 1940View associated digital content.
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Folder 8: Claude A. Swanson, undatedView associated digital content.

Caption on white card: "Swanson, Claude A., Secretary of the Navy. Aboard USS Houston (CA 30) 11 - 23 Mar. 1939."

Donor: William A. Bernrieder

Folder 11: Jesse B. Gay, undatedView associated digital content.
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Folder 12: Edwin F. Hoofer, ca. 1939View associated digital content.
Donor: Pam Crispi Foster
Sub-Series 11: Memorials
Box 3
Folder 19: Commemoration service, USS McCluskey, 1992
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 20: Dedication Ceremony, Capt. Albert Harold Rooks Memorial, September 24, 1960
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Folder 21: Presentation of painting, 50th Anniversary of Battle of Sunda Strait, 1992
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 22: USS Houston (CA-30) monument, undated
Donor: Carter B. Conlin
Folder 23: USS Houston (CA 30) plaque, Admiral Nimitz National Museum of the Pacific War, Fredericksburg, Texas, 1981
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 24: Houston Volunteers monument dedication, William A. Bernrieder and Mrs. William Glassford, 1974
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Folder 25: Houston Volunteers monument, 1985
Folder 26: Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines, undated
Folder 27: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (“Punchbowl”), Honolulu, undated
Donor: Robert Pistole
Folder 28: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (“Punchbowl”) plaque, Honolulu, undated
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 29: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (“Punchbowl”), Honolulu, undated
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 30: Plaque, undated
Folder 31: Rooks, Albert H. plaque, Admiral Nimitz National Museum of the Pacific War, Fredericksburg, Texas, 1981
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 32: Wreath laying ceremony, Brisbane, Australia, 1992
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 33: Wreath laying ceremony, Sunda Strait, 1981
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 34: Wreath laying ceremony, Sunda Strait, 1981
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Sub-Series 12: Model, USS Houston (CA-30)
Box 3
Folder 35: Model Presentation, USS Houston (CA 30), 1958View associated digital content.
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Item 1: Model presentation, USS Houston (CA-30), from 3rd from right, Elisabeth Holcombe Crosswell, A.D. Simpson, William A. Bernreider
Item 2: Model presentation, USS Houston (CA-30), from 3rd from right, Elisabeth Holcombe Crosswell, A.D. Simpson, William A. Bernreider
Item 3: Model presentation, USS Houston (CA-30), Mr. Ewing, Mr. L. B. Christenson (who repaired and repainted model)View associated digital content.
Inscription on white card: "For Mr. Simpson to send to Mr. Ewing and Mr. Brochstein - Left to right, Mr. Ewing, Mr. L. B. Christenson who repaired, repainted the model for the Cruiser Houston Committee"
Item 4: Model presentation, USS Houston (CA-30), Oscar Holcombe, Elisabeth Holcombe Crosswell, A.D. SimpsonView associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "Oscar Holcombe, Elisabeth Holcombe Crosswell, A.D. Simpson"
Folder 36: Model, USS Houston (CA 30), 1981
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 37: Model, USS Houston (CA 30), 1981
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Sub-Series 13: Other
Box 3
Folder 38: Formal surrender of Japan, September 2, 1945, 1945
Donor: Doris Smith
Folder 39: Iloilo and Olongapo, Philippine Islands, 1941View associated digital content.
Donor: Robert Pistole
Item 1: Customs house, Iloilo, Philippine Islands, 1941View associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "This is the customs house in Iloilo. [Illegible words] took some time ago."
Item 2: Filipino farmer, Olongapo, Philippine IslandsView associated digital content.
nscription on back: "This is a common sight - I've seen so many I don't even look any more. Olongapo - P.I."
Item 3: Gardens, Iloilo, Philippine IslandsView associated digital content.
Inscription on back: *This is a picture of the gardens in a section of Iloilo. See the girls blushing!*
Item 4: Goat, Iloilo, Philippine IslandsView associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "How do you like this goat? Iloilo, PI, 1941"
Item 5: Main Street, Olongapo, Philippine IslandsView associated digital content.
Inscription on back: *I walked down this street. I got these cards at this drug store on the front--see the buggy--that’s the taxies!*
Item 6: Men with boa constrictor, Olongapo, Philippine Islands, 17 February 1941View associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "How would you like to have this as a pet? It was caught in the port we were in about 2 wks ago. F. Pistole, Olongapo, P.I., Feb. 17, 1941"
Item 7: Moro fisherman with Bonka boat, Iloilo, Philippine IslandsView associated digital content.
Inscription on back: *This is a Moro fisherman fixing his fishing gear. Iloilo, P.I., 1941. Looks like you Pop. Notice the carving he has done on his bonka or boat.*
Item 8: Philippine house, Philippine IslandsView associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "houses they live in out here. Some place huh. "Butch." South Sea Islands, 1941."
Item 9: Prison, Iloilo, Philippine IslandsView associated digital content.
Inscription on back: *This is the prison in Iloilo. I don't want to get locked up here. Ha. Tell Earl [Deane?] That is a letter Philippines Bay in the picture, 1941.*
Item 10: Spanish fort, San Antonio Abad, Manila, Philippine IslandsView associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "This is a picture of the famous old Spanish fort San Antonio Abad. We train here. This is the front entrance. Notice the palm tree on the left hand corner and the stone work! My pal took these pictures. Love "B[utch]"."
Item 11: Statue, El Pueblo de Zamboanga, Iloilo, Philippine Islands, 1941View associated digital content.
Inscription on back: *This is a statue in front of the place where we ate in Iloilo, P.I., 1941, 'Butch'*
Item 12: Tailor with pressing iron, Iloilo, Philippine IslandsView associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "This is a tailor with his charcoal pressing iron. Iloilo, P.I., 1941."
Item 13: Upper-class house, Iloilo, Philippine IslandsView associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "Here is one of the finer homes in Iloilo. 1941. Iloilo. Frank Pistole"
Folder 40: Newport News Shipyard, 1928View associated digital content.

Caption on white card: "Newport News Shipyard, marked to show "exact spot where U.S.S. Houston being built." ca. 1928-29."

Inscription on front: "Exact spot where USS Houston being built by Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company, Newport News Va"

Donor: William A. Bernrieder

Folder 41: Porthole, 1992
Otto Schwarz
Sub-Series 14: POW Experience
Box 3
Folder 42: Burma-Thai railway and POW camp, [1942-1945]View associated digital content.
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 1: POWs in 55 Kilo Camp, BurmaView associated digital content.
Item 2: Railway trestle for Buma-Thai Railway south of Hintok Station, ThailandView associated digital content.
Item 3: Train on Burma-Thai RailwayView associated digital content.
Folder 43: Burma-Thai  railway and POW camp, [1942-1945]View associated digital content.
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 1: POW campView associated digital content.
Item 2: POW camp, ThailandView associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "Prisoner of war camp. (Thailand but typical of all in Burma and Thailand.)"
Item 3: POW camp, ThailandView associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "Prisoner of war camp. (Thailand but typical of all in Burma and Thailand.)"
Item 4: POW camp, ThailandView associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "Prisoner of war camp. (Thailand but typical of all in Burma and Thailand.)"
Item 5: POW camp, ThailandView associated digital content.
Item 6: POWs at urinal at POW campView associated digital content.
Item 7: POWs in POW campView associated digital content.
Item 8: POWs in POW campView associated digital content.
Item 9: POWs in POW campView associated digital content.
Item 10: POWs in POW campView associated digital content.
Item 11: POWs in POW campView associated digital content.
Item 12: Unidentified crowdView associated digital content.
Folder 44: Burma-Thai railway, POWs working on, and POW camp, [1942-1945]
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 1: Aerial view of Burma-Thai RailwayView associated digital content.
Item 2: Burma-Thai Railway near Kanchanaburi, Thailand, [approximately 1945]View associated digital content.
Item 3: Concrete bridge and Burma-Thai Railway train, Tamarkan, ThailandView associated digital content.
Item 4: Concrete bridge at Tamarkan, ThailandView associated digital content.
Item 5: Cutting, Burma-Thai RailwayView associated digital content.
Item 6: POWs building Burma-Thai RailwayView associated digital content.
Item 7: Train on Burma-Thai RailwayView associated digital content.
Caption on front: "The Death Railway at Chong Kai, Thailand"
Item 8: Train on wooden trestle, Burma-Thai RailwayView associated digital content.
Item 9: Train, Burma-Thai RailwayView associated digital content.
Folder 45: Evacuation of POWs, Rat Buri, Thailand, [1945]View associated digital content.
Donor: Eugene Wilkinson
Item 1: POWs with nurse, evacuation from Rat Buri, ThailandView associated digital content.
Item 2: POWs with nurse, evacuation from Rat Buri, ThailandView associated digital content.
Folder 46: Evacuation of POWs, Rat Buri, Thailand, [1945]
Donor: Eugene Wilkinson
Item 1: POWs awaiting evacuation from Rat Buri, ThailandView associated digital content.
Item 2: POWs awaiting evacuation from Rat Buri, ThailandView associated digital content.
Folder 47: Evacuation of POWs, Rat Buri, Thailand, [1945]View associated digital content.
Donor: Eugene Wilkinson
Item 1: POW's belongings, Rat Buri, ThailandView associated digital content.
Item 2: POWs awaiting evacuation from Rat Buri, ThailandView associated digital content.
Folder 48: Evacuation of POWs, Rat Buri, Thailand, [1945]
Donor: Eugene Wilkinson
Item 1: Evacuation of POWs, Rat Buri, Thailand, (Image 1)View associated digital content.
Item 2: Evacuation of POWs, Rat Buri, Thailand, (Image 2)View associated digital content.
Item 3: Evacuation of POWs, Rat Buri, Thailand, (Image 3)View associated digital content.
Item 4: Evacuation of POWs, Rat Buri, Thailand, (Image 4)View associated digital content.
Item 5: Evacuation of POWs, Rat Buri, Thailand, (Image 5)View associated digital content.
Item 6: Evacuation of POWs, Rat Buri, Thailand, (Image 6)View associated digital content.
Folder 49: Evacuation of POWs, USS Chenango, Nagasaki, Japan, 1945View associated digital content.

The aircraft carrier USS Chenango evacuated approximately 1,900 Allied POWs from Japan.

Caption on white card: "Group photo of Navy and Marine personnel aboard jeep carrier USS Chenango in Nagasaki, Japan, Sept., 1945."

Inscription on back: 1st Row: 1) McFarland MC, 2) Voght, 3) Castro, 4) Fergeson, 5) Benel, 2nd Row: 1) Quick MC, 2) Weeks, 3) Krekan, 4) Wilker, 5) Wampler, 6) Warkin, 3rd Row: 1) Battles MC, 2) Detre, 3) Hurd, 4) Bukowsky MC "

Donor: George E. Detre

Folder 50: Evacuation of POWs, [1945]
Donor: Doris Smith
Item 1: Man playing cards, evacuation of POWsView associated digital content.
Item 2: Men at ease, evacuation of POWsView associated digital content.
Item 3: Men gathered for group photo, evacuation of POWsView associated digital content.
Item 4: Men in front of tent, evacuation of POWsView associated digital content.
Item 5: Men walking through field, evacuation of POWsView associated digital content.
Folder 51: Evacuation of POWs, [1945]
Donor: Doris Smith
Item 1: Men exiting plane, evacuation of POWsView associated digital content.
Item 2: Men gathered around Jeep, evacuation of POWsView associated digital content.
Item 3: Men gathered in field, evacuation of POWsView associated digital content.
Item 4: Men gathered next to plane, evacuation of POWsView associated digital content.
Item 5: Men loading Jeep into plane, evacuation of POWsView associated digital content.
Folder 52: Japanese soldiers, Ohasi, Japan, 1945View associated digital content.

Caption on white card: "Japanese soldiers in formation at prisoner of war camp, Ohasi, Japan, Aug., 1945."

Donor: Henry P. Thew

Folder 53: Harold McManus, Harry Stone, and Colonel Suga, [ca.1945]
Item 1: Harold McManus, Harry Stone, and unknown Australian squatting by corpse of Colonel SugaView associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "From left to right - Harold McManus - (Harry Stone died in 1962) unknown caption 'Aussie.' Dead - Col. Suga, head of POW camp where Harold was on Borneo. This picture was taken on a small island off Borneo--where they were guarding Suga."
Folder 54: POW in mine repair shop, Ohasi, Japan, 1943View associated digital content.

Caption on white card: "Collins (shipfitter). Photograph made in mine repair shop, prisoner of war camp, Ohasi, Japan, ca. 1943."

Inscription on back: "Ohasi, Japan (Approx. 1943), This is Collins (ship fitter) - A very interesting character. I was a member of his group called "Joe-toe" Enterprises. We made gloves out of blankets for trade. Picture is taken in the mine repair shop yard. Collins spent his time welding ore cars. I worked a couple of levels up in the "Din-sha" shop. We slowly helped repair electric mine tractors. "Hank Goonso" H.P. Thew FC 1/C."

Donor: Henry P. Thew

Folder 55: POW camp, Ohasi, Japan, August, 1945
Donor: Henry P. Thew
Item 1: Hakodate POW Camp 3, Ohasi, JapanView associated digital content.
Caption on white card: "Overview of Hakodate P.O.W. Camp 3, Ohasi, Japan, Aug., 1945."
Folder 56: POW camp, Ohasi, Japan, August, 1945
Donor: Henry P. Thew
Item 1: Five men at POW camp, with Henry Thew second from right, Ohasi, Japan, (Image 1)View associated digital content.
Caption on white card: "Group photo made at prisoner of war camp, Ohasi, Japan, Aug., 1945. Thew is second from right."
Item 2: Five men at POW camp, with Henry Thew second from right, Ohasi, Japan, (Image 2)View associated digital content.
Caption on white card: "Group photo made at prisoner of war camp, Ohasi, Japan, Aug., 1945. Thew is second from right."
Folder 57: POWs, October, 1945
Donor: George E. Detre
Item 1: Group photograph, [Senju, Kyushu?] POW camp near Nag[asaki?], Japan, October, 1945View associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "Oct 1945, Jap POW camp after war. Detre. Senju [illegible words] 40 miles NW Nag[asaki?]."
Folder 58: POWs, [1945]View associated digital content.
Donor: Henry P. Thew
Folder 59: POW Flag, [2002]
Donor: Beryl Striewski
Sub-Series 15: Silver Service
Box 3
Folder 60: Silver service, undatedView associated digital content.
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Folder 61: Silver service, undated
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Item 1: Photograph of coffee urn and cups from the ship’s silver service, which was presented by the people of the city of HoustonView associated digital content.
Item 2: Silver serviceView associated digital content.
Item 3: Silver serviceView associated digital content.
Folder 62: Silver service, undatedView associated digital content.
Donor: Battleship Texas
Folder 63: Silver service. Walter E. Monteith and William A. Bernrieder, [1930?]
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Sub-Series 16: Ships, Other
Box 3
Folder 64: Cleveland class cruiser, [copy print, National Archives], undated
Folder 65: HMAS Perth, undatedView associated digital content.
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Folder 66: HM de Ruyter, undatedView associated digital content.
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 67: HM de Ruyter, undatedView associated digital content.

Inscription on back: "H.M. De Ruyter, Keel layed on September 16, 1933. Serviced on October 3, 1936. It was the ship of the commander of the Combined Striking Force, Rear Admiral Karel Doorman. Torpedoed on Feb. 27, 1942 by cruiser 'Haguro' and sunk on Feb. 28, 1942 near Bawean."

Donor: Otto Schwarz

Folder 68: HM Evertsen, undatedView associated digital content.

Inscription on back: "H.M. Evertsen: Built on Aug. 5, 1925. Serviced on Apr. 12, 1928. Grounded on March 1, 1942 near isle of Sebuku Besar in a battle, together with USS Houston and HMAS Perth in Sunda Straight"

Donor: Otto Schwarz

Folder 69: HM Java, undatedView associated digital content.

Inscription on back: "H.M. Java, Keel layed on May 31, 1916. Serviced on May 1, 1925. Participated in Battle of Bandung Strait (Feb. 19, 1942). Torpedoed by Japanese Heavy Cruiser, Nachi. Sunk 35 miles S.W. of Isle of Bawean."

Donor: Otto Schwarz

Folder 70: HM Kortenaer, undatedView associated digital content.

Inscription on back: "H.M. Kortenaer, Keel layed down on Aug. 24, 1925. Serviced on September 3, 1928. Torpedoed by Japanese Cruiser, Haguro on Feb. 27, 1942 in Battle of Java Sea and sunk about 43 miles S.W. of Isle of Bawean."

Donor: Otto Schwarz

Folder 71: HM Witte de With, undatedView associated digital content.

Inscription on back: "H.M. Witte de With, Keel layed on May 27, 1927. Serviced on Feb. 20, 1930. This ship escorted on Feb. 27, 1942, the damaged British cruiser HMS Exeter to Surabaia docks. On March 2, 1942 this ship was destroyed by its own crew, after damages by a Japanese air raid on Surabaia Navy docks"

Donor: Otto Schwarz

Folder 72: USS Louisville (CA 28), [copy print, National Archives], undated
Folder 73: USS Miami (CL 89), [copy print, U.S. Naval Photographic Center], 1944
Box 54
Folder 13: HMAS Perth, undatedView associated digital content.
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Sub-Series 17: Special Occasions
Box 3
Folder 74: Christmas, 1935
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Item 1: Crew members with Christmas fruitcake given to them by the Cruiser Houston CommitteeView associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "Christmas party, 1935, U.S.S. Houston. 600 lbs Texas fruit cake given to officers and men by the U.S.S. Houston Committee with scroll."
Folder 75: Christmas, 1936View associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "USS Houston, Christmas Day, 1936. Our guests arrive aboard."
Item 1: Lt. Cdr. Inglis, the Chairman, welcomes the guestsView associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "USS Houston, Christmas Day, 1936. Lt Comdr Inglis, the Chairman, welcomes the guests"
Item 2: Lt. Vanzant, a native of Houston, presenting the city's gift to the shipView associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "USS Houston, Christmas Day, 1936. Lieut Vanzant, a native of Houston, presenting the city's gift to the ship."
Item 3: The Seagoing CowboysView associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "USS Houston, Christmas Day, 1936. The Seagoing Cowboys. (Note Christmas present from City of Houston in red and white bunting on left)"
Folder 76: Christmas, 1936
Item 1: Capt. Guy Baker accepts the piano for the shipView associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "USS Houston, Christmas Day, 1936. Captain Baker accepts the piano for the ship with thanks to the City of Houston."
Item 2: Mrs. Pressler plays the pianoView associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "USS Houston, Christmas Day, 1936. The piano is immediately pressed in to service. Mrs. Pressler plays 'La Paloma.'"
Item 3: Sparks Owens entertains with a sawView associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "USS Houston, Christmas Day 1936. 'Sparks' Okins entertains with a saw."
Item 4: USS Houston (CA-30) presented with a pianoView associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "USS Houston, Christmas Day 1936. The present is unwrapped. A piano!"
Folder 77: Christmas, 1936
Item 1: Carolyn Londahl entertains with a tap danceView associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "USS Houston, Christmas Day 1936. Carolyn Londahl entertains with a tap dance."
Item 2: Popeye, Olive Oyl, Wimpy and Toar entertainView associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "USS Houston, Christmas Day 1936. Popeye, Olive Oil, Wimpie and Toar"
Item 3: Popeye, Olive Oyl, Wimpy and Toar entertainView associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "USS Houston, Christmas Day, 1936. Popeye & cast again"
Item 4: Ray Nantz entertains with a harmonicaView associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "USS Houston, Christmas Day, 1936. Ray Nantz entertains with harmonica."
Folder 78: Christmas, 1936
Item 1: Santa Claus and Mickey Mouse on deckView associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "USS Houston, Christmas Day, 1936. Santa Claus, assisted by Mickey Mouse, presenting the gifts."
Item 2: Santa Claus on deckView associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "USS Houston, Christmas Day 1936. Santa Claus arrives! (Note 12 side boys)"
Folder 79: Christmas, ChristmasView associated digital content.

Inscription on back: "Long Beach, Calif - Christmas party for underprivileged children hosted by USS Houston. Capt Guy Baker, USS C.O. at the right. The piano uncrated was given to the crew of the ship by USS Houston Committee and generous citizens who donated to the fund. Handsome scroll marks the occasion also, presented by the USS Houston Comittee, 1936."

Donor: William A. Bernrieder

Folder 80: Christmas piano, 1936View associated digital content.
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Folder 81: Houston Ball, The Canidrome, Shanghai, 1930View associated digital content.
Donor: Norrie C. Gardiner
Box 54
Folder 14: Farewell Dance, June 11, 1937View associated digital content.

Inscription on front: "U.S.S. Houston. Farewell Dance. Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles June 11, 1937."

Donor: Fred Viskovich

Sub-Series 18: Sports Activities
Box 3
Folder 82: Baseball team, 1940-1941
Donor: John Stefanek
Item 1: John B. Stefanek, USS Houston baseball team, Manila, PhilippinesView associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "Phillippines - Manila, early - 1940, John B. Stefanek"
Item 2: John Wisecup (left), John B. Stefanek (front) and two other members of the USS Houston baseball team, Manila, PhilippinesView associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "Manila - P.I., early - 1940. John Wisecup - on left. John B. Stefanek (in front)."
Item 3: USS Houston baseball team, Manila, PhilippinesView associated digital content.
Inscription on back: "Manila, Phillippine Islands, early - 1940."
Folder 83: Baseball team, [ca. 1940]View associated digital content.
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Folder 84: Boxing, Frank L.H. Pistole, undatedView associated digital content.
Donor: Robert Pistole
Folder 85: Boxing, Frank L.H. Pistole, undatedView associated digital content.
Donor: Robert Pistole
Sub-Series 19: Additions 2010-2015
Box 59
Folder 19: Henry Nickel Receiving Bronze Star, 1940s
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Folder 20: USS Houston, 1930s
Donor: Richard A. Schaffer
Folder 21: Mr. William M. Slough, undated
Donor: Carolyn Laceky
Folder 22: FDR Cruise on USS Houston, 1934
Donor: I. Roy Coats
Folder 23: FDR Cruise on the USS Houston, 1935
Donor: I. Roy Coats
Folder 24: FDR Cruise on the USS Houston, 1938
Donor: I. Roy Coats
Folder 25: FDR Cruise on the USS Houston, 1939
Donor: I. Roy Coats
Folder 26: Photos of Ralph Edgar Morris, 1937
Donor: Joseph L. McCain
Folder 27: Photos with Albert M. “Hap” Kelly, 1930s - 1953
Donor: Joseph L. McCain
Series 2: Negatives and Slides, 1927-2002

This series includes a variety of negatives and slides, as well as digital copies of all negatives. The negatives are in a variety of formats and sizes. Most of the negatives in this series were donated by Otto Schwarz and the USS Houston Survivors Association, and many of them are copy negatives of other images. 

Box 4 contains CD-ROMs of digital images that were created by Special Collections staff to provide better access to the negatives. Patrons visiting the reading room in person may view the CD-ROMs on a laptop or at a computer workstation in our reading room. A printed list of the contents of the negatives is also available. The negatives were scanned at their original size in order to serve as a positive image contact sheet for easier browsing. Because the digital images on the CD-ROM are so small, patrons wishing to order reproductions of are recommended to have their print, slide, or photograph made directly from the original negative. Unfortunately, we cannot make these images available in digital format to people who are not visiting the reading room in person.

Box 4
Item 1: Digital images scanned from Cruiser Houston Collection negatives, CD-ROMs, 2003
Item 2: Digital images scanned from Cruiser Houston Collection negatives, printed list, 2003
Box 5
Folder 1: Lecture slides key, Otto Schwarz, undated
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 2: Negatives: Honolulu, 1939-1940
Donor: Vivian Barber
Folder 3: Negatives: Honolulu, 1939-1940
Donor: Vivian Barber
Folder 4: Negatives: USS Houston (CA-30), 1939-1940
Donor: Vivian Barber
Folder 5: Negatives: US Flag underwater, USS Houston, [2002]
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 6: (Folders 6-37) Negatives, various, from UH Libraries and USS Houston Survivors Association, Various
Folder 38: Slides: Bantam Bay and Sunda Straits, undated (Tray 1)
Donor: Joe Kollmyer
Folder 39: Slides: Bantam Bay and Sunda Straits, undated (Tray 2)
Donor: Joe Kollmyer
Folder 40: Lecture slides key, Bantam Bay and Sunda Straits, undated
Donor: Joe Kollmyer
Folder 41: Bantam Bay & Sunda Strait photographs
Donor: Joe Kollmyer
Folder 42: Slides: Ship's Bell Transfer to Harris County Heritage Society, 1991
Donor: Battleship Texas
Item 1: Binder - Lecture slides, Otto Schwarz, undated
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 2: Binder - Negatives and slides of flag made in POW camp, 2002
Donor: Beryl Striewski
Box 6
Item 1: Negatives, various, from Otto Schwarz, various
Donor: Otto Schwarz
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
Series 4: Diaries, 1941-[1945]
Diaries are organized alphabetically by the name of the person who kept the diary. Original diaries from the 1940s are very fragile. Patrons in our reading room will be given a photocopy of Brigadier Arthur Varley’s diary to use in order to protect the original.
Box 9
Folder 1: Address book and log, [1942-1945]
Donor: Doris Smith
Folder 2: Arthur Bancroft, HMAS Perth; (photocopied transcript), with note, 1942-1944
Donor: Clarence Schilperoort
Folder 3: Edwin Miles Barrett, [1942-1945]
Donor: Stephen L. Barrett
Folder 4: Herbert A. Levitt, [1942-1945]
Donor: the family of Herbert A. Levitt
Folder 5: Quentin C. Madson, November 27, 1941 – May 14, 1942, and The Cruise of the Flagship Houston [poem] by Lloyd Willey [1941-1945], with note, [1941-1945]
Donor: Quentin C. Madson
Folder 6: Quentin C. Madson, November 27, 1941 – May 14, 1942 (transcript), 1941-1942
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 7: Quentin C. Madson, expanded version of transcript, November 27, 1941 – May 14, 1942 (photocopy), 1941-1942
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 8: James E. Reynolds, reconstructed account for December 1941 – October 1942; diary for November 1942 – August 1943, 1941-1943
Donor: James E. Reynolds
Folder 9: James E. Reynolds, September 1943 - October 1945, 1943-1945
Donor: James E. Reynolds
Folder 10: The Story of the USS Houston, compiled by officers, chiefs, and petty officers in Batavia, Java, April 1942, 1942
Folder 11: [USS Texas (BB-35)], June 6, [1944] - September 2, [1944], 1944
Box 10
Folder 1: Brigadier Arthur Varley, Australian Army (photocopy), May 12, 1942- March 26, 1944
Donor: Mrs. Marvin E. Robinson
Folder 2: Brigadier Arthur Varley, Australian Army (photocopy), May 12, 1942- March 26, 1944
Donor: Mrs. Marvin E. Robinson
Folder 3: Brigadier Arthur Varley, Australian Army (photocopy), May 12, 1942- March 26, 1944
Donor: Mrs. Marvin E. Robinson
Folder 4: Brigadier Arthur Varley, Australian Army (photocopy), May 12, 1942- March 26, 1944
Donor: Mrs. Marvin E. Robinson
Folder 5: Brigadier Arthur Varley, Australian Army (photocopy), May 12, 1942- March 26, 1944
Donor: Mrs. Marvin E. Robinson
Folder 6: Brigadier Arthur Varley, Australian Army  (photocopy), May 12, 1942- March 26, 1944
Donor: Mrs. Marvin E. Robinson
Folder 7: Brigadier Arthur Varley, Australian Army  (photocopy), May 12, 1942- March 26, 1944
Donor: Mrs. Marvin E. Robinson
Folder 8: Brigadier Arthur Varley, Australian Army, May 12, 1942- March 26, 1944
Donor: Mrs. Marvin E. Robinson
Folder 9: Brigadier Arthur Varley, Australian Army, May 12, 1942- March 26, 1944
Donor: Mrs. Marvin E. Robinson
Folder 10: Brigadier Arthur Varley, Australian Army, May 12, 1942- March 26, 1944
Donor: Mrs. Marvin E. Robinson
Folder 11: Brigadier Arthur Varley, Australian Army, May 12, 1942- March 26, 1944
Donor: Mrs. Marvin E. Robinson
Folder 12: Brigadier Arthur Varley, Australian Army, May 12, 1942- March 26, 1944
Donor: Mrs. Marvin E. Robinson
Folder 13: Brigadier Arthur Varley, Australian Army, May 12, 1942- March 26, 1944
Donor: Mrs. Marvin E. Robinson
Folder 14: Brigadier Arthur Varley, Australian Army, May 12, 1942- March 26, 1944
Donor: Mrs. Marvin E. Robinson
Folder 15: Brigadier Arthur Varley, Australian Army, May 12, 1942- March 26, 1944
Donor: Mrs. Marvin E. Robinson
Folder 16: Brigadier Arthur Varley, Australian Army, May 12, 1942- March 26, 1944
Donor: Mrs. Marvin E. Robinson
Folder 17: Brigadier Arthur Varley, Australian Army, May 12, 1942- March 26, 1944
Donor: Mrs. Marvin E. Robinson
Folder 18: Brigadier Arthur Varley, Australian Army, May 12, 1942- March 26, 1944
Donor: Mrs. Marvin E. Robinson
Folder 19: Brigadier Arthur Varley, Australian Army, May 12, 1942- March 26, 1944
Donor: Mrs. Marvin E. Robinson
Folder 20: Brigadier Arthur Varley, Australian Army, May 12, 1942- March 26, 1944
Donor: Mrs. Marvin E. Robinson
Box 64
Item 1: James E. Reynolds, September 1943 – October 1945 [microfilm], 1943-1945
Series 5: The Blue Bonnet newsletter, 1933-2014

The Blue Bonnet was the shipboard newsletter for the USS Houston (CA-30) crew. This series includes Blue Bonnets from the ship for the years 1933 through 1941, although not all issues are available. The Blue Bonnets from the 1930s are very fragile, and most of them have been photocopied. Patrons in our reading room will be given photocopies of some issues to read rather than originals.

In the late 1940s, Otto Schwarz of the USS Houston Survivors Association revived The Blue Bonnet as that organization’s newsletter. Newsletters from the survivor’s organization include issues from 1960 through the present.

Between 1991 and 1997, a separate newsletter was put out by the Next Generation (a related association for the children and other family members of survivors). That newsletter was discontinued, and as of 1998, The Blue Bonnet has served as the organ for both the Survivors Association and the Next Generation. Recent copies of the Blue Bonnet can be found on the web site http://www.usshouston.org.

Box 11
Folder 1: Blue Bonnet, July 1, 1933View associated digital content.
Donor: Norrie C. Gardiner
Folder 2: Blue Bonnet, September 23, 1933View associated digital content.
Donor: I. Roy Coats
Folder 3: Blue Bonnet, 1934View associated digital content.
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Folder 4: Blue Bonnet, Jan. – July 1935View associated digital content.
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Folder 5: Blue Bonnet, Aug. – Dec. 1935View associated digital content.
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Folder 6: Blue Bonnet, Jan. – Aug. 1936View associated digital content.
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Folder 7: Blue Bonnet, Aug. –Dec. 1936View associated digital content.
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Folder 8: Blue Bonnet, Jan. – June 1937View associated digital content.
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Folder 9: Blue Bonnet, June – Dec. 1937View associated digital content.
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Folder 10: Blue Bonnet, Jan. - May 1938View associated digital content.
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Folder 11: Blue Bonnet, June - Dec. 1938View associated digital content.
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Folder 12: Blue Bonnet, Jan. - May 1939View associated digital content.
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Folder 13: Blue Bonnet, June - Dec. 1939View associated digital content.
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Folder 14: Blue Bonnet, Jan. - June 1940View associated digital content.

For Vol. 3, No. 1 (January 20, 1940) see Oversized Box 59, Folder 28.

Donor: William A. Bernrieder

Folder 15: Blue Bonnet, July - Nov. 1940View associated digital content.
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Folder 18: Blue Bonnet, Feb. - May 1941View associated digital content.
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Box 59
Folder 28: Blue Bonnet, January 20, 1940View associated digital content.
Donor: Bill Ingram
Box 12
Folder 1: Blue Bonnet, June 1, 1959; Nov. 1, 1959
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Folder 2: Blue Bonnet, Mar. - Apr. 1960
Folder 3: Blue Bonnet, [ca. Jan. 1961] - [ca. Mar. 1962]
Folder 4: Blue Bonnet, Oct. 1973; Dec. 1973
Folder 5: Blue Bonnet, Jan. - Dec. 1974
Folder 6: Blue Bonnet, Jan. - Dec. 1975
Folder 7: Blue Bonnet, Feb. - Dec. 1976
Folder 8: Blue Bonnet, Apr. - Nov. 1977
Folder 9: Blue Bonnet, Feb. - Nov. 1978
Folder 10: Blue Bonnet, Feb. - Nov. 1979
Folder 11: Blue Bonnet, Feb. - Dec. 1980
Folder 12: Blue Bonnet, Jan. - Dec. 1981
Folder 13: Blue Bonnet, Feb. - Dec. 1982
Folder 14: Blue Bonnet, Mar. - Nov. 1983
Folder 15: Blue Bonnet, Jan. 1984 - [ca. Dec. 1984]
Folder 16: Blue Bonnet, Mar. - Dec. 1985
Folder 17: Blue Bonnet, Jan. - Dec. 1986
Folder 18: Blue Bonnet, Mar. - Dec. 1987
Folder 19: Blue Bonnet, Jan. 1988 - [ca. Dec. 1988]
Folder 20: Blue Bonnet, Jan. - Nov. 1989
Folder 21: Blue Bonnet, Jan. - Nov. 1990
Folder 22: Blue Bonnet, Jan. - Nov. 1991
Folder 24: Blue Bonnet, Jan. - Nov. 1992
Folder 26: Blue Bonnet, Jan. - Dec. 1993
Folder 28: Blue Bonnet, Mar. - Nov. 1994
Box 13
Folder 1: Blue Bonnet, Jan. - Dec. 1995
Folder 2: Blue Bonnet, Mar. - Dec. 1996
Folder 4: Blue Bonnet, Jan. 1997 - [ca. Dec. 1997]
Folder 6: Blue Bonnet, Jan. - Dec. 1998
Folder 7: Blue Bonnet, Mar. - Dec. 1999
Folder 8: Blue Bonnet, Mar. - Sept. 2000
Folder 9: Blue Bonnet, Jan. - Dec. 2001
Folder 10: Blue Bonnet, Mar. - Dec. 2002
Folder 11: Blue Bonnet, Mar. - Dec. 2003
Folder 12: Blue Bonnet, Mar. - Dec. 2004
Folder 13: Blue Bonnet, Mar. - Dec. 2005
Folder 14: Blue Bonnet, Mar. - Dec. 2006
Folder 15: Blue Bonnet, Mar. - Dec. 2007
Folder 16: Blue Bonnet, Mar. - Dec. 2008
Folder 17: Blue Bonnet, Mar. - Dec. 2009
Folder 18: Blue Bonnet, Apr. - Dec. 2010
Folder 19: Blue Bonnet, May - Aug. 2011
Folder 20: Blue Bonnet, Jan. - Dec. 2012
Folder 21: Blue Bonnet, May - Aug. 2013
Series 6: Deck Logs, 1940-1942

As defined by the Naval Historical Center, “A Navy ship's deck log is a daily chronology of certain events for administrative and legal purposes.” The USS Houston (CA-30) deck logs in this collection are photocopies of the originals, which are held by the National Archives at College Park, Maryland. The deck log for February 1942 was reconstructed by Lt. Cmdr. Harold S. Hamlin and submitted to the Bureau for Naval Personnel in September 1945.

A few deck logs for the USS Mount Vernon and the USS Tulsa can be found in the Documents series.

Of particular note is the Captain's Night Order Book, a notebook in which the ship’s commanding officer would write overnight orders concerning course and speed of the ship for the officer of the deck. This book covers the period from April 18, 1939 – October 16, 1940, and is signed by Captains George N. Barker and Jesse B. Oldendorf.

Box 14
Folder 1: Deck log (photocopy), November 1940
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Folder 2: Deck log (photocopy), December 1940
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Folder 3: Deck log (photocopy), January 1941
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Folder 4: Deck log (photocopy), February 1941
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Folder 5: Deck log (photocopy), March 1941
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Folder 6: Deck log (photocopy), April 1941
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Folder 7: Deck log (photocopy), May 1941
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Folder 8: Deck log (photocopy), June 1941
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Folder 9: Deck log (photocopy), July 1941
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Folder 10: Deck log (photocopy), August 1941
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Folder 11: Deck log (photocopy), September 1941
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Folder 12: Deck log (photocopy), October 1941
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Folder 13: Deck log (photocopy), November 1941
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Box 15
Folder 1: Deck log (photocopy), November 1941
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Folder 2: Deck log (photocopy), December 1941
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Folder 3: Deck log (photocopy), January 1942
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Folder 4: Reconstructed deck log (photocopy), (February 1942), 1945
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Folder 5: Reconstructed deck log (photocopy), (February 1942), 1945
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Folder 5a: Captain's Night Order Book, April 1939-October 1940
Donors: Kendall C. Palmer; Ronald H. and L. Raney Drees; Barbara L. Raney; James E. Fisher; James D. Hornfischer; Larry and Linda Poole; Don Kehn, Jr.; AnnElise Golden; David and Cheri Burr; Kerry B. Magee; Carter B. Conlin; Matthew Rejmaniak; Anonymous Friend; Tony Parham; Leland E. Stewart.
Box 64
Item 2: Deck log [microfilm]
Series 7: Reports, [ca. 1942] - 1947
This series includes primarily official government reports, among them Action Reports and Battle Damage Reports for the USS Houston (CA-30) and the USS Houston (CL-81). Reports are arranged alphabetically by title.
Box 15
Folder 6: Action Report Covering Evacuation of Prisoners of War During Period (photocopy), 29 August 1945 to 19 September 1945, September 22, 1945
Donor: USS San Juan Shipmates
Folder 7: Action Report of the USS Houston (CA-30) in defense of convoy off Darwin, Australia, (photocopy), November 14, 1945
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Folder 8: Action Report - USS Houston (CA-30) on the Battle of Sunda Strait (photocopy), November 20, 1945
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Folder 9: Battle Damage to USS Houston (CL-81) (photocopy), January 6, 1945
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 10: Battle Damage to USS Houston (CL-81) (photocopy), February 14, 1945
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 11: Battle Summary: Battle of the Java Sea, 1945
Folder 12: Engagement off Soerabaja (photocopy), [ca. 1945]
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 13: Estimate of the Situation, Far East Asia, Albert H. Rooks (photocopy), November 18, 1941
Folder 14: Medical Experiences With POWs in Malaya, Burma, and Siam (photocopy), [ca. 1942]
Donor: Mrs. Marvin E. Robinson
Folder 15: Medical Experiences With POWs in Malaya, Burma, and Siam (photocopy), [ca. 1942]
Donor: Mrs. Marvin E. Robinson
Folder 16: Medical Experiences With POWs in Malaya, Burma, and Siam (photocopy), [ca. 1942]
Donor: Mrs. Marvin E. Robinson
Folder 17: Medical Experiences With POWs in Malaya, Burma, and Siam, [ca. 1942]
Donor: Mrs. Marvin E. Robinson
Folder 18: Medical Experiences With POWs in Malaya, Burma, and Siam, [ca. 1942]
Donor: Mrs. Marvin E. Robinson
Folder 19: Medical Experiences With POWs in Malaya, Burma, and Siam, [ca. 1942]
Donor: Mrs. Marvin E. Robinson
Folder 20: Medical Experiences With POWs in Malaya, Burma, and Siam, [ca. 1942]
Donor: Mrs. Marvin E. Robinson
Folder 21: Medical Experiences With POWs in Malaya, Burma, and Siam, [ca. 1942]
Donor: Mrs. Marvin E. Robinson
Folder 22: Medical Experiences With POWs in Malaya, Burma, and Siam, [ca. 1942]
Donor: Mrs. Marvin E. Robinson
Folder 23: Medical Experiences With POWs in Malaya, Burma, and Siam, [ca. 1942]
Donor: Mrs. Marvin E. Robinson
Folder 24: Medical Experiences With POWs in Malaya, Burma, and Siam, [ca. 1942]
Donor: Mrs. Marvin E. Robinson
Box 16
Folder 1: Military Court For the Trial of War Criminals: Major Mizutani Totare (photocopy from Navy Dept.), 1946
Folder 2: Pay & Treatment of Officer Prisoners of War, and other documents (photocopy from Navy Dept.), December 27, 1944
Folder 3: Prisoners of War: treatment, 1945
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Folder 4: Report of Salvage of USS Canberra and USS Houston (photocopy), November 30, 1944
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 5: Rough Translation of Official Japanese Account of The Battle of Sunda Strait, undated, undated
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 6: [USS Houston (CA-30) Battles of Java Sea and Sunda Strait Report] (photocopy)
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 7: USS Houston (CL-81) - Action Report for Saipan-Tinian-Guam Operation (photocopy), August 21, 1944
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 8: USS Houston (CL81) Battle Damage (photocopy), January 20, 1945
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 9: USS Houston (CL-81) - Bombardment of Angaur, Peleliu, and Ngesebus, Palau Islands (photocopy), September 10, 1944
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 10: USS Houston (CL-81) - Bombardment of Rota and Guam (photocopy)
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 11: USS Houston (CL-81) - Narrative of Recommendations for Letters of Commendation - Admiral Halsey, undated
Donor: Battleship Texas
Folder 12: USS Houston (CL-81) - Report of Actions Occurring (photocopy), 12, 13 and 14 October, 1944, October 20, 1944
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 13: USS Houston (CL-81) - Report of Action Occurring on (photocopy), 16 October, 1944, October 29, 1944
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 14: USS Houston (CL-81) - Reports of Damage: The Machine Shop, The After Fire Room
Donor: Battleship Texas
Folder 15: USS Houston (CL-81) - Torpedo Damage Off Formosa (photocopy), March 15, 1947
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Box 64
Item 3: USS Houston (CA 30) Action Report File, Operational Archives, Naval Historical Center [microfilm], 1941-1942
Series 8: Statements, 1945-1950
This series includes official statements and casualty affidavits given by Houston crew members following their liberation from POW camps. Statements are arranged alphabetically by the name of the person who gave the statement, or the subject of casualty affidavit.
Box 16
Folder 16: E. M. Barrett, USMC (photocopy), undated
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Folder 17: R. C. Calloway casualty affidavit (photocopy from Navy Dept.), [ca. 1945]
Folder 18: A. R. Demoen (photocopy), September 9, 1945
Donor: Archiel R. Demoen
Folder 19: Enclosure A to Alonslo Calcutta (photocopy), September 11, 1945
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Folder 20: William A. Epstein (photocopy), [ca. 1945]
Folder 21: William A. Epstein (photocopy), [ca. 1945]
Folder 22: Harold S. Hamlin, regarding Lawrence Richard Wargowsky, 1950
Folder 23: Harold S. Hamlin, Report of Service as Prisoner of War (photocopy), [ca. August 30, 1946]
Donor: Harold S. Hamlin
Folder 24: Harold S. Hamlin (photocopy), September 14, 1945
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Folder 25: Harold S. Hamlin (photocopy), September 14, 1945
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 26: Harold S. Hamlin (photocopy), [ca. October 1945]
Donor: Harold S. Hamlin
Folder 27: W. D. Haskell casualty affidavit (photocopy), [ca. 1945]
Folder 28: Eugene E. Lehnoff, MIS-X Questionnaire (photocopy), 1945
Folder 29: Arthur Lawrence Maher (photocopy), December 5, 1945
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Folder 30: S. Martin casualty affidavit (photocopy), [ca. 1945]
Folder 31: Milton Robert May casualty affidavit (photocopy), [ca. 1945]
Folder 32: Commander Rentz casualty affidavit (photocopy), [ca. 1945]
Folder 33: Leon W. Rogers (photocopy), undated
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Folder 34: Albert L. Rooks casualty affidavit (photocopy), [ca. 1945]
Folder 35: K. L. Shaw, USMC (photocopy), undated
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Folder 36: Charles D. Smith (photocopy), September 18, 1945
Folder 37: Charles D. Smith (photocopy), September 18, 1945
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Folder 38: Charles D. Smith (photocopy), undated
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Folder 39: John Bell Stivers (photocopy), undated
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Folder 40: M. E. Weller casualty affidavits (photocopies), [ca. 1945]
Folder 41: Unidentified (photocopy), [ca. 1945?]
Series 9: Rosters, 1942-1998
The rosters in this series are sorted alphabetically by the type of people listed, such as crew members from the USS Houston (CA-30), Lost Battalion Association members, or prisoners-of-war.
Box 17
Folder 1: Crew members (Exchange of Information Sheet), compiled by Fred G. Hodge, 1946
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Folder 2: Crew members, compiled by Bill Weissinger (photocopy), 1983
Donor: Bill Weissinger
Folder 3: Crew members, compiled by Bill Weissinger, annotated, 1983-1991
Donor: Judy L. Robinson
Folder 4: members, killed or wounded during the Battle of the Flores Sea, undated
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Folder 5: Crew members, 1955
Donor: Doris Smith
Folder 6: Crew members, 1958
Donor: Marvin E. Robinson
Folder 7: Crew members (photocopy), undated
Donor: Marvin E. Robinson
Folder 8: Lost Battalion Association members, 1976, with letter from Crayton R. Gordon, April 1976
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Folder 9: Lost Battalion Association members, 1983
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Folder 10: POWs, Camp No. 11, Americans in Manila Port area, 1942-1944
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Folder 11: POWs, Camp Omori, Tokyo, Japan (photocopy), August 1945
Donor: USS San Juan Shipmates
Folder 12: POWs, deceased, American personnel, Fifth Branch Burma (photocopy), undated
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Folder 13: POWs, deceased, Americans in Capt. Fitzsimmons’ party and Col. Tharp’s party, 1944
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Folder 14: POWs, deceased, undated
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Folder 15: POWs, deceased (carbon copy), undated
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Folder 16: POWs, USS Houston (CA-30), compiled by John C. Reas, [ca. 1942-1945], signed 1998 (photocopy), with letter from John C. Reas, April 26, 1998
Donor: John C. Reas
Folder 17: POWs, USS Houston (CA-30), enlisted personnel and locations as POWs, [ca. 1942-1945]
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Folder 18: POWs, USS Houston (CA-30), [ca. 1942-1945]
Donor: Marvin E. Robinson
Folder 19: USS Houston Survivors mailing list, 1959
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Folder 20: USS Houston Survivors Association Membership, April 23, 1996 and May 22, 1996
Donor: Battleship Texas
OVS_Item 2: POWs (with details on health, movements, and financial transactions), 1943
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Drawer F.7
OVS_Folder 4: POWs, USS Houston (CA-30), compiled by John C. Reas, [ca. 1942-1945], with photograph of John C. Reas, 1940 (printed digital copies, matted), 1940
Donor: John C. Reas
Series 10: POW Camp Records, 1942-1945

This series includes original records that were created in the prisoner-of-war camps. One set of records was created at the hospital where the POWs were treated following their liberation. Many of these records are extremely fragile. 

Additional information related to the POW camps may be found in the Rosters series.

Box 17
Folder 21: Information regarding [POW] casualties…gathered from…POWs at 142nd General Hospital, Calcutta, 1945
Folder 22: Henry Nickel record, (photocopy), [1942-1945]
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Folder 23: Lawrence Kondzela record, (photocopy), Japanese, [1942-1945]
Donor: Susan Pogue
Folder 24: Frank Pistole record, (photocopy), [1942-1945]
Donor: Robert Pistole
Folder 25: POW casualties in Thailand and Burma to April 1944, [ca. 1944]
Donor: Doris Smith
Folder 26: POW death reports, three, (photocopies), 1943
Donor: Marvin E. Robinson
Folder 27: POW service records for USS Houston crew members (includes records of locations, illnesses, and deaths), 1942-1945
Donor: John Harrell
Folder 28: POW work records, [1942-1945]
Donor: Jack L. Smith
Folder 29: POW Camp reports, Liaison & Research Branch American Prisoner of War Information Bureau
Item 1: Batavia, Java, July 31, 1946
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 2: Burma, July 31, 1946
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 3: Changi, July 31, 1946
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 4: Nakhon Pathom, July 31, 1946
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 5: October Ship, July 31, 1946
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 6: Saigon, July 31, 1946
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 7: SS Oryoku Maru, July 31, 1946
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 8: Thailand, July 31, 1946
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Box 55
Folder 1: No. 3 Branch, Thai POW camps, relationship of number of deaths to strength, by forces, [ca. 1942-1945]
Donor: Marvin E. Robinson
Folder 2: POW work records, [1942-1945]
Series 11: Citations, 1942-1949
This series includes citations and other commendations for military service, arranged alphabetically by recipient.
Box 18
Folder 1: George E. Detre, Thank You letter from Harry Truman, (photocopy), [ca. 1945]
Donor: George E. Detre
Folder 2: Memorandum for Recipients of Prisoner of War Medal, March 1, 1988
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Folder 3: Herbert A. Levitt, Legion of Merit [printed digital copy], [ca. 1945]
Donor: Kathie Levitt Tiedeman
Folder 4
Item 1: Henry Nickel, Bronze Star Medal Citation, [ca. 1947], with letter from the Chief of Naval Personnel, November 3, 1947
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Item 2: Henry Nickel, Commendation Ribbon Citation, [ca. 1947]
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Item 3: Henry Nickel, USS Houston (CA-30) Presidential Unit Citation, [ca. 1942]
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Folder 5
Item 1: Albert H. Rooks, Chevalier in the Military Willemsorde, February 20, 1948, with letter from F. Stam to Edith R. Rooks, Washington D.C., January 10, 1949, [1948 and 1949]
Donor: Harold R. Rooks
Item 2: Albert H. Rooks, Congressional Medal of Honor Citation, [ca. 1942]
Donor: Harold R. Rooks
Item 3: Albert H. Rooks, Medal of Honor Citation, [ca. 1942]
Donor: Harold R. Rooks
Item 4: Albert H. Rooks, Medal of Honor Citation (laminated), June 18, 1942
Item 5: Albert H. Rooks, USS Houston (CA-30) Presidential Unit Citation, [ca. 1942]
Donor: Harold R. Rooks
Folder 6
Item 1: Albert H. Rooks, Press Release for Congressional Medal of Honor, (photocopy), June 24, 1942
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 2: USS Houston Ship’s Company, Presidential Citation, (photocopy), [ca. 1942]
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 3: United States Ship Houston, Presidential Unit Citation, Frank Knox, Secretary of Navy (copy), [ca. 1942]
Series 12: Certificates, 1924-1998
The certificates in this series, which are primarily for military or educational achievements, are arranged alphabetically by recipient.
Box 18
Folder 7: William C. Batchelor, Jr., Purple Heart, with request for military records, March 30, 1998
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Folder 8: William C. Batchelor, Jr., various, 1934-1939
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Folder 9: Burgh of Oban, Commemoration of USS Houston (CL-81) visit to the Burgh of Oban, Argyllshire, Scotland, May 18, 1946
Donor: Battleship Texas
Folder 10: George E. Detre, Navy Training Course, August 26, 1941
Donor: George E. Detre
Folder 11: Frank D. Ellis, various, 1924-1937
Donor: Dominick DiMassimo
Folder 12: Henry Nickel, various, 1933-1990's
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Folder 13: Fred Viskovich, Navy Training Course, April 20, 1936
Donor: Fred Viskovich
Box 55
Folder 5: USS Rentz Plank Owner Certificate, 1984
Donor: USS Houston Survivors Association
Box 75
Item 1: Robert G. Vaughn, Jr., Houston Volunteers, May 30, 1942
Donor: Estate of Robert G. Vaughn, Jr
Series 13: Programs, 1930-2014
Programs are arranged alphabetically by their title or by the subject of the event.
Box 18
Folder 14: Boxing & Wrestling Finals, February 3, 1940
Donor: John Stefanek
Folder 15: Christening and Launching Ceremony, includes photo Christmas card, USS Rentz (FFG-46), July 16, 1983
Folder 16: Christmas 1936, USS Houston (CA-30), 1936
Folder 17: Christmas 1936, USS Houston (CA-30), 1936
Donor: I. Roy Coats
Folder 18: Class of 1914 Dedication Ceremony, United States Naval Academy, Memorial in memory of Captain Albert Harold Rooks, September 24, 1960
Donor: Norrie C. Gardiner
Folder 19: Commissioning of the Nuclear Powered Attack Submarine USS Houston (SSN-713), September 25, 1982
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 20: Cruiser Houston Memorial Exhibit and the George R. Brown Room Dedication, 1981
Folder 21: Dedication of an Historical Marker at the site of The Induction Ceremony of the Second Cruiser Houston, November 11, 1974
Donor: Norrie C. Gardiner
Folder 22: Dedication of the USS Houston (CA 30) Memorial Monument, November 11, 1995
Donor: Carter B. Conlin
Folder 23: Divine Service, USS Houston, October 6-26, 1935
Donor: I. Roy Coats
Folder 24: Divine Service, USS Houston (CA-30), November 2, 1941
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Folder 25: 50th Anniversary of the Loss of HMAS Perth and USS Houston, Memorial Service & Dedication Ceremony, February 27, 1992
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 26: Hawaiian Happy Hour, May 1, 1937
Donor: I. Roy Coats
Folder 27: HMAS Perth, 43rd Annual Memorial Service, March 1, 1992
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 28: HMAS Perth 41st Memorial Regatta, February 18, 2001
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 29: Homeward Bound, USS Houston, November 7, [1933?]
Donor: Norrie C. Gardiner
Folder 30: Lost Battalion Association Memorial Dedication, May 4, 1994
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 31: Lost Battalion, 12th Annual State Convention, August 10-11, 1956
Donor: Doris Smith
Folder 32: Presentation to the USS Houston of a Silver Service, October 27, 1930
Donor: Estate of Gladys (Patterson) Wilkins
Folder 33: Presentation to the USS Houston of a Silver Service, October 27, 1930
Donor: Ed Wilkins
Folder 34: Presidential Cruise Divine Service, July 17-31, 1938
Donor: Fred Viskovich
Folder 35: Presidential Cruise, Movie Program, July 14-August 2, 1934
Donor: I. Roy Coats
Folder 36: Prince’s [nightclub], Calcutta, September 11, 1945
Donor: Doris Smith
Folder 37: Radio broadcast, Presidential Cruise, August 6, 1938
Donor: Fred Viskovich
Folder 38: San Jacinto Celebration, April 20-21, 1960
Folder 39: Service of Remembrance, USS Houston (CA-30), Norfolk Naval Station, February 27, 1977
Donor: Norrie C. Gardiner
Folder 40: [Smokers Program] USS Houston (CL-81), undated
Donor: Battleship Texas
Folder 41: 30th Year After Sinking USS Houston (CA-30) Memorial Program, Battleship Texas, February 27, 1972
Donor: Norrie C. Gardiner
Folder 42: USS Fort McHenry, Change of Command Ceremony, June 9, 1993
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 43: USS Houston Discharge Ceremony, [ca. 1945-1946]
Donor: Roy W. Offerle
Folder 44: USS Houston Second Presidential Cruise, (printed digital copy), 1935
Donor: Bob Kirchner
Folder 45: USS Houston Survivors and Next Generation Memorial Service, 1997-2008
Folder 46: USS Houston Survivors Association, 1974 Reunion, April 20-21, 1974
Donor: Norrie C. Gardiner
Folder 47: USS Houston Survivors Memorial Ceremony, USS Houston (SSN-713), March 1, 1992
Folder 48: USS Houston (SSN-713), Change of Command Ceremony, with invitation and guest pass, May 5, 1995
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 49: USS Houston (SSN-713), Welcoming Ceremony, March 19, 1983
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 50: USS McCluskey (FFG-41), Battle of Java Sea-Sunda Strait, 50th Anniversary Commemoration, March 1, 1992
Folder 51: USS McCluskey (FFG-41), Welcome Aboard, [ca. 1992]
Box 59
Folder 29: USS Houston Annual Memorial Service Programs, 2009-2014
Folder 30: Flyer for Unveiling of the USS Houston Model at the National Museum of the Navy, 2011
Series 14: Booklets and Pamphlets, 1934-1997
Booklets and pamphlets are arranged alphabetically by their creator, title, or subject.
Box 19
Folder 1: The American Battle Monuments Commission, WWII Commemorative Program, undated
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 2: Australia’s National Memorial to America, undated
Folder 3: Claims Committee, Liberated Military Personnel (Japan), Civil Responsibility of Japan..., 1946
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Folder 4: Cruisers Houston Memorial and Cruiser Houston Room [not built], 1976
Folder 5: Death Becomes the Ghost (documentary film), [ca. 1997]
Donor: Vic Campbell
Folder 6: General Information for visit of U.S. Fleet to Norfolk, Virginia, 1934
Donor: I. Roy Coats
Folder 7: “The Geneva Convention and You,” Armed Forces Talk, December 19, 1952
Donor: Doris Smith
Folder 8: Glad To Have You Aboard, USS Rooks (DD-804), [ca. 1957]
Folder 9: Houston Documentary Expedition, June, 1977
Folder 10: Launching Houston (SSN-713), March 21, 1981
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 11: Launching Houston (SSN-713), March 21, 1981
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Folder 12: Memories (photocopy), undated
Donor: Ned Gallagher
Folder 13: Presidential Cruise Aboard the USS Houston, (photocopy), 1934
Donor: I. Roy Coats
Folder 14: Remembering the USS Houston [exhibit catalog], University of Houston Libraries, January 15-May 2, 1997
Folder 15: “Saga of a Stout Ship,” reprinted from Hanson W. Baldwin’s Sea Fights and Shipwrecks; True Tales of the Seven Seas
Folder 16: “Saga of a Stout Ship,” reprinted from Hanson W. Baldwin’s Sea Fights and Shipwrecks; True Tales of the Seven Seas
Folder 17: Third Presidential Cruise of the USS Houston, 1938
Donor: Harry T. Kelley
Folder 18: Third Presidential Cruise of the USS Houston, 1938
Donor: James E. Reynolds
Folder 19: USS Houston (CA-30) Porthole, [ca. 1992]
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 20: USS Houston (CA-30) Ship's Bell, May 1, 1996
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Folder 21: USS Houston Ceremony [Ship’s bell], Jakarta, Indonesia, August 24, 1973
Donor: Norrie C. Gardiner
Folder 22: USS Houston: From December 8, 1941 Until She Was Reported Missing February 28, 1942, [1942-1945]
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 23: USS Houston: From December 8, 1941 Until She Was Reported Missing February 28, 1942, [1942-1945]
Donor: Doris Smith
Folder 24: USS Houston (CA-30), Monument to Honor the Ship and Her Gallant Crew, November 11, 1995
Donor: Carter B. Conlin
Folder 25: USS Houston Survivors Association 50th Anniversary Tour, 1992
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 26: USS Rentz, undated
Folder 27: Lloyd V. Willey, Battle Cruise of the Flagship “Houston,” Sinking of the Flagship “Houston,” Down Below, 1951, with letter from Lloyd Willey to Jack L.[Smith], April 18, 1953
Donor: Doris Smith
Folder 28: Lloyd V. Willey, Battle Cruise of the Flagship “Houston,” Sinking of the Flagship “Houston,” Down Below, 1951
Donor: Lloyd V. Willey
Folder 29: Lloyd V. Willey, For All That She Stood For, January, 1984
Donor: Lloyd V. Willey
Folder 30: Lloyd V. Willey, The Last Days of the USS Houston, undated
Folder 31: Lloyd V. Willey. “Lost Battalion - USS Houston” Poem Book, 1983
Donor: Jo Burge
Folder 32: Lloyd V. Willey. “Lost Battalion - USS Houston” Poem Book, 1983
Donor: Lloyd V. Willey
Folder 33: Welcome Aboard the USS Houston, (two copies), [1934]
Donor: Norrie C. Gardiner
Folder 34: Welcome Aboard the USS Houston, (two copies), July 3, 1935
Donor: I. Roy Coats
Folder 35: Welcome Aboard, USS Houston (SSN-713), undated
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 36: Welcome Aboard, USS Rentz (FFG-46), undated
Series 15: Documents, 1929-1995
Documents are arranged alphabetically by their title or subject.
Box 20
Folder 1: American Ex-POWs, California State Department, 1959
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Folder 2: American Ex-POWs, Santa Clara Valley Chapter, various, 1953-1960
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Folder 3: William C. Batchelor, Jr., miscellaneous documents, 1940-1943
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Folder 4: Battle of Sunda Strait, undated
Folder 5: Bibliography, USS Houston Survivors Association, (2 copies), [ca. 1980s]
Donor: Otto Schwarz (photocopy), Battleship Texas (original)
Folder 6: (George R.) Brown Room and Cruiser Houston Memorial Exhibit Proposal, 1980-1981
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 7: Damage control card, 1936
Donor: I. Roy Coats
Folder 8: Death certificate, claims, William C. Batchelor, 1945-1946
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Folder 9: Death gratuity vouchers, 1945
Donor: Robert Pistole
Folder 10: De Slag in de Javazee (documentary film), promotional materials, ca. 1995
Folder 11: Dive on USS Houston (CA-30), correspondence, report, clippings, 2000-2002
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 12: Documents, correspondence, Fort Union Military Academy, William C. Batchelor, 1938-1940
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Folder 13: Documents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ellis, 1939-1948
Donor: Dominick DiMassimo
Folder 14: Help Us Build a Memorial to Honor the USS Houston (CA 30), 1994
Donor: Carter B. Conlin
Folder 15: History of the USS Houston (CA-30) Monument, ca. 1990s
Donor: Carter B. Conlin
Folder 16: History of Ships named Houston, Navy Department, undated
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Folder 17: HMAS Perth Guided Missile Destroyer, undated
Folder 18: House Rules for War Prisoners, Camp at Thanbuzayat, Burma, (photocopy from Navy Dept.), 1942
Folder 19: Houston Volunteers monument, 1985
Folder 20: Inscription for a shrine to the USS Houston (CA 30), by Samuel Milner, with revision, (includes photocopies), undated
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 21: Inscription for a shrine to the USS Houston (CA 30), by Samuel Milner, undated
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Folder 22: Instruction card, water and gas tight closures, 1940
Donor: Henry P. Thew
Folder 23: Leaflet announcing end of war, Indochina, September 4, 1945
Donor: John Stefanek
Folder 24: Leaflets announcing Japanese surrender, (photocopies), 1945
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 25: Liberation and Evacuation of Allied Prisoners of War and Civilian Internees in Japan, September 2, 1945
Donor: USS San Juan Shipmates
Folder 26: Military Records for Ellis B. Hostick, 1938-1940, with letter (photocopies), April 5, 1978
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 27: Monument Designation ICO USS Houston (CA-30), 1992
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 28: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific “Punchbowl” plaque design, [1990]
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 29: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific “Punchbowl” plaque, [ca. 1994]
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 30: News Releases, Launching USS Houston (SSN-713), [ca. 1981]
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 31: One Hundred Forty-Eighth Field Artillery, Unit History, (photocopy), 1940-1946
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 32: Orders for the Day, March 28, 1938
Donor: Fred Viskovich
Folder 33: Orders for the Day, January 3, 1939
Folder 34: Orders for the Day, May 10, 1940
Donor: William Ingram
Folder 35: Orders for the Day, May 14, June 4, (photocopies), 1941
Donor: Irene Mills
Folder 36: Orders for the Day, May 14, 1941
Donor: Susan Pogue
Folder 37: Radio broadcast typescripts, (photocopies), Batavia, Java, March 7, 1943
Donor: Mrs. Marvin E. Robinson
Folder 38: Radio broadcast typescripts, Batavia, Java, March 7, 1943
Donor: Mrs. Marvin E. Robinson
Folder 39: Report cards, William C. Batchelor, 1929-1937
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Folder 40: Resolution, H.S. Strickland Day, (photocopy), June 30, 1976
Donor: Norrie C. Gardiner
Folder 41: Resolution, USS Houston Week, (photocopy), November 6, 1974
Donor: Norrie C. Gardiner
Folder 42: Retirement and benefits for Henry Nickel, 1948-1980
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Folder 43: Rules for P.O.W.s in Japanese Camps, compiled by Pvt. H.G. Teel and Cpl. Bankhead of 131st F.A. Bn., (photocopy), undated
Folder 44: Specifications of USS Houston (SSN-713), 1982
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 45: USS Houston/HMAS Perth Memorial, guest list, 1992
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 46: USS Houston Morning Press, July 14, 1941
Donor: W.W. Daniels
Folder 47: USS Mount Vernon deck log, (photocopy), March, 1942
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 48: USS Tulsa deck log, (photocopy), February, 1942
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 49: War claims, Henry Nickel, 1946-1956
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Folder 50: Watch list (last day in Japan), 1945
Donor: George E. Detre
Box 26
Folder 10: American Ex-POWs, Santa Clara Valley Chapter, minutes and correspondence, 1953-1957
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Series 16: Newsletters, 1930-1996
Newsletters are arranged alphabetically by the name of the organization that created them.
Box 21
Folder 1: The Compass Rose, Friends of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum Newsletter, Spring 1990
Donor: I. Roy Coats
Folder 2: Ex-Prisoners of War and Relatives' Association, News Bulletin, 1992-1996
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Folder 3: Ex-Prisoners of War Association of Australia, Barbed Wire and Bamboo, 1981-1996
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Folder 4: Lost Battalion Association, May/June/November, 1983
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Folder 5: Naval Air Station, South Weymouth, MA, Navy Family, March, 1992
Folder 6: Naval Association of Australia, Ballina Sub-section, H.M.A.S. Scuttlebutt, Summer, 1995/1996
Folder 7: Pacific Ship and Shore Newsletter, February/March, 1995
Folder 8: U.S. Naval Training Station, Great Lakes Bulletin, 1940
Donor: Harry T. Kelley
Folder 9: U.S. Naval Training Station, Newport Recruit, August 16, 1930
Donor: Norrie C. Gardiner
Folder 10: USS Houston Association Broadside I-II, February 1991, May 1996
Donor: Battleship Texas
Folder 11: USS Houston (CL-81) Newsletter, "The Houston Chronicle", November 1945
Donor: Battleship Texas
Folder 12: WWII Naval Journal, 1992-1993
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Series 17: Articles, 1941-2004
Articles are arranged alphabetically by title. In many cases, the entire magazine or newsletter that the article may be found in is in the folder.
Box 21
Folder 13: “The American Flag After Three and One Half Years”, undated
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 14: "Background for War," Time magazine, 1939
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Folder 15: “The Battle of the Java Sea,” Sea Classics, (photocopy), March, 1992
Folder 16: “The Battle of Sunda Strait,” Naval History, (photocopy), Spring, 1992
Folder 17: “The Battle of Sunda Strait and the Survivor,” (photocopy), undated
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Folder 18: “The Bridge Over The River Kwae: A Grim Episode of World War II,” Tourist Organization of Thailand (photocopy), August, 1977
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 19: “Brown Room Houses Cruiser Memorabilia,” The Extra, Summer, 1981
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 20: “Building the Death Railway,” The Retired Officer, (photocopy), October, 1981
Folder 21: “The Chester Class Cruisers,” (photocopy), undated
Folder 22: “The City Ensures That the USS Houston Will Sail Again,” Texas: Houston Chronicle Magazine, December 7, 1986
Folder 23: “Cruiser Houston Memorial Exhibit and the George R. Brown Room,” Texas Libraries, Fall, 1981
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 24: “Death of the Houston,” American Legion Magazine, January, 1951
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Folder 25: “Death of the Houston,” Time, (photocopy), March 11, 1946
Folder 26: “Dedication Held for Special Room,” Library Newsletter, Summer, 1981
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 27: "Dr. Hekking," Pierce County Medical Society Bulletin, September 2004
Donor: Johan Van Leer
Folder 28: “Escape from Java: The Real Story of Dr. Wassell, USN Series,, 1994
Folder 29: “Expendables: The Retreat from Manila,” Shipmate, August, 1954
Folder 30: “The Fate of the Galloping Ghost,” Reader’s Digest, December, 1950
Folder 31: "Fighting Houston in the Java Strait," Shipmate, December 1998
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Folder 32: “For Want of a Plane,” Shipmate, January/February, 1984
Folder 33: “The Galloping Ghost,” United States Naval Institute Proceedings, with clipping, February, 1949
Folder 34: “The Galloping Ghost Comes of Age,” Our Navy, (photocopy), March, 1963
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Folder 35: “The Galloping Ghost of the Java Coast,” Port of Houston, November, 1994
Donor: Carter B. Conlin
Folder 36: “Galloping Ghost Surrounded,” World War II, (photocopy). Donor: Matthew L. Johnson, undated
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Folder 37: “George Stoddard: A Houston Survivor,” October 15, 1985
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Folder 38: “The Heroic Houston’s Last Stand,” Life, (photocopy), Dec. 21, 1962
Folder 39: “He Who Sees First Lives Longest,” Naval History, July/August, 1994
Folder 40: “Honoring the Past,” Raymond Record, 1982
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Folder 41: “Honor Roll,” Our Navy, (photocopy), September, 1942
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Folder 42: “Houston I Begins An Heroic Tradition,” Shipyard Bulletin, November, 1962
Donor: Donald Royce
Folder 43: “Houston Replaces “Houston's” Losses,” Life Magazine, (photocopy), June 15, 1942
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Folder 44: “The Houston's Last Battles,” Shipmate, May, 1946
Folder 45: “The Houston's Last Fight,” parts 1 and 2, Our Navy, December, 1945
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Box 22
Folder 1: “Invasion Fleet Challenged,” World War II, (photocopy), undated
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Folder 2: “Jap Fleet Defeats Ours – In a Jap Story,” Our Navy, (photocopy), February, 1942
Folder 3: “Java Sea: Allied Debacle,” War at Sea: The Rising Sun in the Pacific, (photocopy), undated
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Folder 4: “The Java Sea Battles: February-March 1942,”, undated
Folder 5: “Liberators on the Kwai,” Aerospace Historian, June, 1983
Folder 6: "Lucky Escape-Darwin 1942," Reveille, [2002?]
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 7: “The Modified Leander Class, HMAS Perth,”, undated
Folder 8: Nippon Times Weekly, 1943-1944
Donor: Robert Fulton
Folder 9: “One of Nine,”, 1982
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Folder 10: Other Allied ships, (includes photocopies), 1941-1997
Folder 11: "Outpost," The Tribune, June 30, 1941
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Folder 12: “Prisoners of War Rescued from Torpedoed Japanese Transport,” Statement by Acting Prime Minister [Australia], November 17, 1944
Folder 13: “Proudly She Sailed: The Saga of the USS Houston,” in Aldus galley proof, [ca. 1980]
Folder 14: “Remember the Houston,” Cavalier,, undated
Folder 15: "Roy Coats-West Coast Legend," Slater Signals, [2002]
Donor: I. Roy Coats
Folder 16: “Sacrifices Must Be Made,” (photocopy), Proceedings, February, 1992
Folder 17: "Saga of Two Stout Ships," The New York Times Magazine, March 3, 1946
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Folder 18: “Saga of Two Stout Ships,” [Shipyard Bulletin?], undated
Folder 19: "Saving the Torpedoed Cruiser Houston," World War II, November 1996
Donor: I. Roy Coats
Folder 20: “Second To None,”, 1945
Donor: Eugene Crispi
Folder 21: “Ship of the Month, USS Houston,” USCS Log, February, 2000
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 22: “’Silver Anvil’ Goes to Naval Reserve Unit,” Sea Power, August, 1984
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Folder 23: “Splash Heard ‘Round the World” and “Capturing the Moment,” Masthead, Newport News Shipbuilding, 1981
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 24: "Time", August 20-27, 1945
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Folder 25: “Time Ran Out for USS Houston,” Ye Olde Dutch Mill, June 1983, reprinted from Houston Post, February, 1983
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 26: “A Tribute to Dr. Han Hekking,” Congressional Record, with clipping, (photocopy), November 18, 1983
Donor: Leonard “Dutch” Kooper
Folder 27: “Tribute to Texas and Houston” (by Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox), [ca. December 1942]
“Tribute to Texas and Houston” (by Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox), [ca. December 1942]
Folder 28: United States Strategic Bombing Survey (Pacific), “The Japanese Invasion of the Philippines, the Dutch East Indies, and Southeast Asia,” from The Campaigns of the Pacific War, (photocopy), 1946
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 29: USS Houston AK-1, CA-30, and CL-81 from Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, (photocopy), 1968
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 30: “USS Houston (CA-30) - Pride of the Asiatic Fleet,” July 13, 1994
Donor: Carter B. Conlin
Folder 31: “USS Houston (CA-30),” Military, July, 1993
Folder 32: “The War Cruise of the USS Houston,” (photocopy), undated
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 33: “What’s in a Name?” Our Navy, (photocopy), July, 1944
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Folder 34: "Working on the Railway of Death," Military Heritage, October 2007
Donor: Eric Niderost
Folder 35: "Yank: Army Weekly", September 7, 1945
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Box 55
Folder 6: “The Legacy of the USS Houstons: A Case of Unparalleled Patriotism,” Texas: Houston Chronicle Magazine, December 9, 1979
Series 18: Clippings, 1929-2002

The clippings were organized during two different periods using two different methods. The first batch was arranged by topic, while the second batch was sorted only by date. The researcher looking for information on a particular topic should check not only the topical folders but also the date-only folders to make sure he has found all related clippings. 

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

Box 23
Folder 1: Australian POWs/HMAS Perth, 1976-1988
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 2: Australian POWs/HMAS Perth, 1982-1994
Folder 3: Battle of the Java Sea, 1942-1945
Folder 4: Battle of the Java Sea, 1942-1945
Folder 5: Battle of the Java Sea, 1942-1946
Folder 6: Boxing; Frank Pistole, [ca. 1942] and undated
Donor: Robert Pistole
Folder 7: Boxing, John Wisecup, [ca. 1938-1939]
Donor: Ned Gallagher
Folder 8: Burma-Thai railway, 1958-1994
Folder 9: Burma-Thai railway, 1959-1982
Folder 10: Burma-Thai railway, 1992
Folder 11: Crew members MIA/KIA, 1942-1944, undated
Folder 12: 50th Anniversary, Sinking of the USS Houston (CA-30), 1992
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 13: 50th Anniversary, Sinking of the USS Houston (CA-30), 1992
Folder 14: Houston Volunteers, 1942-1974
Folder 15: Japanese propaganda, 1942 and undated
Donor: Robert Fulton
Folder 16: The Katy Times, 1999, 2000
Donor: Jerry Waxman
Folder 17: Dr. Farrel W. Keith, undated
Donor: Clyde Keith
Folder 18: Guthrie F. Layne, Jr., [1942]
Donor: Allie V. Layne
Folder 19: Herbert A. Levitt [printed digital copy], December 15, 1946
Donor: Kathie Levitt Tiedeman
Folder 20: Lost Battalion Association, 1976-1988
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 21: Samuel McMaster, Pittsburgh, [ca. 1942]
Donor: Bridget McMaster
Folder 22: Other Allied ships, 1997 and undated
Folder 23: POW Camp Experiences, [ca. 1994]
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 24: POWs flag, 1955
Donor: Dean Wood
Folder 25: POWs, [1942-1945]
Donors: Robert Pistole, Robert B. Fulton
Folder 26: Punchbowl Cemetery plaque, 1994
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 27: River Kwai, 1982
Donor: Leonard "Dutch" Kooper
Folder 28: “Saga of a Stout Ship,” New York Times Magazine, 1946
Donor: Ned Gallagher
Box 24
Folder 1: Silver Service, 1930
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Folder 2: Silver Service, 1929-1943
Folder 3: Survivors reunions, 1956-1985
Folder 4: USS Houston (CA-30), 1942
Donor: Louis Garbs
Folder 5: USS Houston (CA-30), 1943-1993
Folder 6: USS Houston (CA 30), 1942
Folder 7: USS Houston (CA-30) memorials, [ca. 1945] - 1995
Folder 8: USS Houston (CA-30) Monument, [ca. 1990s]
Donor: Carter B. Conlin
Folder 9: USS Houston (CA-30) pilots, [ca. 1940s]
Folder 10: USS Houston (CA-30) Survivors, 1942-1956
Folder 11: USS Houston (CA-30) Survivors, 1971-1994
Folder 12: USS Houston (CL 81), 1942-1995
Folder 13: USS Houston (SSN 713) launch, 1981
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 14: USS Houston (SSN 713) launch, 1981
Donor: Mrs. J.J. Bunch, Jr, (Ledger Star)
Folder 15: USS Houston Survivors Association Reunion, 1997
Donor: Lin Drees
Folder 16: William J. Weissinger, undate
Folder 17: Clippings, [1930]
Donor: Estate of Gladys (Patterson) Wilkins
Folder 18: Clippings, ca. 1935
Donor: I. Roy Coats
Folder 19: Clippings, 1936
Folder 20: Clippings, 1942-1945
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Folder 21: Clippings, 1942-1946
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Folder 22: Clippings, 1943-1994
Clippings, 1943-1994. Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 23: Clippings, 1944
Donor: Dan T. Chandler
Folder 24: Clippings, 1945-1995
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Folder 25: Clippings, 1945 and undated
Folder 26: Clippings, 1945, 1997
Donor: Ned Gallagher
Folder 27: Clippings, 1963-1983
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Folder 28: Clippings, 1967
Folder 29: Clippings, 1979
Folder 30: Clippings, with letter from Leonard “Dutch” Kooper, August 31, 1982
Donor: Leonard "Dutch" Kooper
Folder 31: Clippings, 1982
Donor: James E. Reynolds
Folder 32: Clippings, 1982-1985
Donor: Leonard "Dutch" Kooper
Folder 33: Clippings, 1982-1984
Folder 34: Clippings, 1985
Donor: Leonard "Dutch" Kooper
Folder 35: Clippings, 1985-1986
Folder 36: Clippings, 1994
Folder 37: Clippings, 2000 and undated
Donor: Vivian Barber
Folder 38: Clippings, 2002-2003
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Folder 39: Clippings, undated
Donor: Norrie C. Gardiner
Folder 40: Clippings, undated
Donor: Doris Smith
Folder 41: James Raydell Wilson [photocopies], undated
Donor: The Wilson, Raney & Drees Families
Box 54
Folder 17: “Cruiser Houston…Sunk at Java,” Cleveland Press, (original and copy), 1942
Donor: John C. Reas
Box 55
Folder 7: USS Houston (CA-30), 1942
Folder 8: War bond drive, 1942
Folder 9: War bond drive, 1942
OVS_Item 6: Clipping, 1997
Donor: Jack Feliz
Series 19: Personal Accounts
This series contains accounts of events related to the USS Houston (CA030) and the POW experience, as recollected by individuals who directly experienced them. Most of these personal accounts were given many decades after the original events.
Box 25
Folder 1: And God Was There, undated
Folder 2: Charles Atterberry, letter from Mattie Atterberry to Otto Schwarz, December 18, 1990
Donor: Mattie Atterberry
Folder 3: Raymond Day, Saga of the Houston, with Inventory of Clinical Records, undated
Folder 4: M.V. Eddy, letter from Eddy to Otto Schwarz, El Cajon, CA, June 20, 1980
Donor: Merritt V. Eddy
Folder 5: Tom Falloon, My Brush with History
Donor: USS San Juan Shipmates
Folder 6: Robert B. Fulton, account of Paul Gyugo, September 16, 1989
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Folder 7: Robert B. Fulton, account of Caswell Mayo, (photocopy), October 4, 1983
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Folder 8: Herbert A. Levitt, fictionalized account, undated
Donor: The Levitt Family
Folder 9: Gus Norwood, Twelve Careers, 2005
Donor: Gus Norwood
Folder 10: Presidential Cruise 1938, [ca. 1988]
Donor: James E. Reynolds
Folder 11: Otto Schwarz. American POWs in Saigon (1944-1945), 2002
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 12: Otto Schwarz, Wreath laying ceremony in Sunda Strait, 1981
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 13: Jack D. Smith, personal accounts
Donor: Jack D. Smith
Folder 14: Terry Beaton, "F Force Cutting Found", 2006
Donor: Terry R. Beaton
Folder 15: T.H. Moorer, Recollections on USS Houston, (laminated), February 28, 1972
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 16: The Story of Lieutenant (jg) Francis Weiler's U.S. Naval Academy Class Ring
Donor: Jack and Pat Mintzer
Folder 17: William J. Weissinger Jr., interviewed by Samuel Milner, August 12 and 19, 1959
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Series 20: Typescripts/Historical Accounts
This series contains both typescripts prepared for potential publication, and fact-based accounts of various aspects of the USS Houston (CA-30) story. Materials are arranged alphabetically by author.
Box 25
Folder 18: T.R. Beaton, A Traveller’s Guide to the Burma Railway, 2003
Donor: Terry Beaton
Folder 19: Carter B. Conlin, Ship's Bell of USS Houston (CA-30), 1991
Folder 20: Lost Battalion Association, undated
Folder 21: Samuel Milner, Introduction and Chapter 3, The Undefeated: An Epic For Our Time; (photocopies, 1987
Donor: James E. Reynolds
Folder 22: Samuel Milner, [Introduction], The Undefeated
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 23: Samuel Milner, Java and After: The Project in Outline
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 24: Samuel Milner, Statement of Plans For Research, undated
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 25: Samuel Milner, The Undefeated: The Project in Outline, (photocopy), undate
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 26: Office of Naval Records and History, History of USS Houston (CA-30), 1949
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Folder 27: Office of Naval Records and History, History of USS Houston (CA-30), revised by USS Houston Survivors Association/Next Generation, 1995
Folder 28: Office of Naval Records and History, History of USS Houston (CA-81), July 1946
Donor: Battleship Texas
Folder 29: David P. Robrock, Dedication of the Cruiser Houston Memorial Exhibit and the George R. Brown Room, 1981
Folder 30: The Scouting Cruiser Houston, ca. 1994
Donor: Carter B. Conlin
Folder 31: USS Houston (CA-30), background for USS Houston (SSN-713) memorial service, April, 1993
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 32: USS Houston (CL-81) Typescript of memorandums from C.W. Nimitz and Halsey, 1944
Donor: Battleship Texas
Series 21: Oral Histories
This series contains two bound transcripts of oral history interviews done with Houston survivors by the University of North Texas Oral History Program. Patrons are welcome to read the oral histories in the Special Collections reading room, but anyone wishing photocopies of the transcripts must contact the University of North Texas Oral History Program directly.
Box 25
Folder 33: Melfred L. Forsman, University of North Texas Oral History Collection
Donor: Melfred E. "Gus" Forsman
Folder 34: Otto Schwarz, University of North Texas Oral History Collection
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Series 22: Commemorative Booklets
Most of the booklets in this series are bound, photocopied collections of articles, photographs, poems, etc. that were created by Houston survivors to commemorate their experiences. They are arranged alphabetically by creator.
Box 26
Folder 1: The Cruiser Houston Story - Circa 1924-1983 - How Did It Happen-When and Where, [ca. 1983]
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Folder 2: Carl H. Fritsche, USS Houston, 131st Field Artillery, 7th Bomb Group and the River Kwai Data Collection
Donor: Carl H. Fritsche
Folder 3: George D. Stoddard, The Sinking of the USS Houston and Life In Japanese Prison Camps, March 3, 2001
Donor: Marilyn Messier
Folder 4: USS Houston and POW Camps booklet (Ghost of the Java Coast cover)
Donor: Eugene Wilkinson
Folder 5: USS Houston and POW Camps booklet (Navy Combat cover)
Donor: Eugene Wilkinson
Folder 6: USS Houston (CL-81), Life Magazine's "The Kissing Sailor,", 2001
Donor: William Schramm
Folder 7: John R. Wisecup, After the Battle: Hintok!
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Folder 8: John R. Wisecup, After the Battle: Hintok! USS Houston Survivors Association/Next Generation
Folder 9: John R. Wisecup, After the Battle: Hintok!, and additional materials (photocopy)
Donor: Eugene Wilkinson
Box 27
Series 1: John C. Reas, USS Houston CA-30 Survivors Reunion and Memorial Service, 1998
Donor: John C. Reas
Series 2: John C. Reas, USS Houston CA-30 Survivors and The Next Generation Reunion and Memorial Service, 1999
Donor: John C. Reas
Series 3: John C. Reas, USS Houston CA-30 Survivors and The Next Generation Reunion and Memorial Service, 2000
Donor: John C. Reas
Series 4: John C. Reas, USS Houston CA-30 Survivors and The Next Generation Reunion and Memorial Service, 2001
Donor: John C. Reas
Box 28
Series 1: John C. Reas, The Real Story of the Bridge on the River Kwai, 2001
Donor: John C. Reas
Series 2: John C. Reas, Story of the Survivor/Death Lists: Men of the USS Houston Showing Who Died Constructing the Burma-Siam Railway, 1998
Donor: John C. Reas
Series 3: The Saga of the USS Houston: Harold M. Johnson
Donor: Family of Harold M. Johnson
Series 23: Poetry
Poems are arranged alphabetically by author.
Box 29
Folder 1: Anonymous. "A P.O.W. Remembers Freedom Day - August 15th", undated
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Folder 2: Anonymous. “The Sinking of the Flagship Houston”/”Tis True,” with transcription, Bicycle Camp, Java, [ca. 1942-1945]
Donor: Quentin C. Madson
Folder 3: A member of Marine Corps... “The Houston Under Fire,” (carbon copy), undated
Donor: Henry P. Thew
Folder 4: A member of the Marine Corps... “The Houston Under Fire.”
Donor: William Ingram
Folder 5: “A Navy Splice,” (carbon copy)
Donor: I. Roy Coats
Folder 6: Jack D. Smith. Poetry
Donor: Jack D. Smith
Folder 7: Jack D. Smith. Poetry
Donor: Jack D. Smith
Folder 8: Sophocles, extract from “Chorus from Ajax,”, undated
Donor: Joe Kollmyer
Folder 9: Lloyd V. Willey, “Battle Cruise of the Flagship ‘Houston," (photocopy), Bicycle Camp, Batavia, Java, ca. 1942
Donor: Norrie C. Gardiner
Folder 10: Lloyd V. Willey, “Commissioning of the USS Rentz (FFG-46),” June 8, 1984
Donor: Lloyd V. Willey
Folder 11: Lloyd V. Willey, “Commissioning of the USS Rentz (FFG-46),” (photocopy), June 8, 1984
Donor: Leonard “Dutch” Kooper
Folder 12: Lloyd V. Willey, “Dream of a Prisoner-of-War,” September 21, 1989
Donor: Lloyd V. Willey
Folder 13: Lloyd V. Willey, “Our Chaplain's Memorial - USS Rentz,” March 20, 1986
Donor: Leonard "Dutch" Kooper
Folder 14: John Wisecup. Poetry and cartoons
Donor: Ned Gallagher
Series 24: Speeches
Speeches are arranged alphabetically by author.
Box 29
Folder 15: William A. Bernrieder, The United States Cruiser "Houston": The Pride of Our Navy and the City of Houston, (photocopy), October 11, 1930
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 16: Gavan Daws, Dedication of Lost Battalion and Houston Survivors Monument, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (“Punchbowl”), Honolulu, May 4, 1994
Folder 17: Maj. Richard M. Gordon, "The Battling Bastards of Bataan," Remarks at the Manila American Cemetery (photocopy), April 2, 2002
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 18: Joseph T. McCullen, Jr., Remarks By the Honorable Joseph T. McCullen, Jr. at the USS Houston Rededication Ceremony, (photocopy), November 11, 1974
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 19: Sandy McNab, Toast, HMAS Perth and USS Houston Survivors 50th Anniversary Reunion Dinner, February 28, 1992
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 20: Lt. Col. Nagamoto, Speech Delivered By Lieut. Col. Y. Nagatomo To Allied Prisoners of War At Thanbhyuzhat, Burma, (photocopy), October 28, 1942
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 21: Lt. Col. Nagamoto, Speech given by Lt. Col. Nagatomo, Commanding War Prisoners Camp at Thambyuziat, Burma, (photocopy from Navy Dept.), October 28, 1942
Photocopy from Navy Department
Folder 22: Craig Patterson, "Ex-POW Annual Serivce" (extract), August 15, 2000
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Folder 23: Tommy Payne, USS Houston (SSN-713), March 1, 1992
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 24: Capt. Carl Ragsdale, Memorial Day 1942 Reenactment Ceremony, (photocopy), [ca. 1992]
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 25: Otto Schwarz, Remarks For the USS Houston Memorial, March 1, 1992
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 26: Otto Schwarz, Memorial Speech at Ceremony for USS Houston (CA-30), (photocopy), February 29, 1992
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 27: Otto Schwarz, “We Bought Time,” USS Houston Survivors Association Reunion, March 1, 2002
Donor: Robert Fulton
Folder 28: L.W. Rogers, USS Houston (SSN-713), March 1, 1992
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 29: Terry Rentz Willis, The Houston Survivors Association, (photocopy), March 7, 1992
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 30: Opening of the New Exhibition at the Changi Museum Honoring Americans who were Prisoners of War in Singapore, December 7, 2001
Donor: Jack Smith
Series 25: Scrapbooks

The scrapbooks in this collection are very fragile and bulky, and many of them contain loose items. Because of their condition, they cannot be photocopied, and decisions about photographing them will be made by the curator on a case-by-case basis. Materials may not be removed from scrapbooks for photocopying or photography. 

Scrapbooks are arranged alphabetically by creator.

Box 29
Folder 31: Gilbert W. Hayes, scrapbook pages, (photocopies), [ca. 1938]
Folder 32: I. Roy Coats, scrapbook pages, Presidential Cruise, 1934-1935
Donor: I. Roy Coats
Box 30
Item 1: I. Roy Coats, scrapbook pages, 1934-1935
Donor: I. Roy Coats
Box 31
Item 1: William C. Batchelor, Jr., sister of, 1920-1997
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Box 55
Folder 2: Norrie C. Gardiner, scrapbook pages, [ca. 1942]
Donor: Norrie C. Gardiner
Box 69
Item 1: Otto Schwarz Philippines scrapbook
Donor: Otto Schwarz
OVS_Item 1: Scrapbook 1, J.C. Dinkel, 1930-1933
Donor: John Bartz
OVS_Item 2: Scrapbook 2, Arthur F. Durose, 1936-1949
Donor: Arthur F. Durose
OVS_Item 3: Scrapbook 3, Louis F. Garbs, [ca. 1931] - 1939
Donor: Louis F. Garbs
OVS_Item 4: Scrapbook 4, Norrie C. Gardiner, [ca. 1931-1933]
Donor: Norrie C. Gardiner
OVS_Item 5: Scrapbook 5, Robert Lamb, [ca. 1931-1933]
Donor: Robert Lamb
OVS_Item 6: Scrapbook 6, Frank Lima, 1931-1934
Donor: Frank Lima
OVS_Item 7: Scrapbook 7, Jack L. Smith, 1942-1956
Donor: Doris Smith
OVS_Item 8: Scrapbook 8, Jack L. Smith, family of, 1938-1945
Donor: Doris Smith
OVS_Item 9: Scrapbook 9, Svendburg, F., [ca. 1931-1933]
Donor: Bremerton Naval Museum
OVS_Item 10: Scrapbook 10, Floyd V. Arnold, 1930s-1983
Donor: Gilbert Arnold
Series 26: Invitations
Box 32
Folder 1: Christmas Ball, December 28, 1935
Donor: Fred Viskovich
Folder 2: Bicentennial Command Designation Ceremony and Transfer of former USS Houston (CL-81) gun, May 8, 1976
Donor: Battleship Texas
Folder 3: Dance aboard USS Houston, October 29, [1930]
Donor: Estate of Gladys (Patterson) Wilkins
Folder 4: Dance invitation, August 17, 1934
Donor: I. Roy Coats
Folder 5: Farewell Party, June 11, 1937
Donor: I. Roy Coats
Folder 6: Farewell Party, June 11, 1937
Donor: Fred Viskovich
Folder 7: Ship’s model and Cruiser Houston memorabilia acquisition, UH Libraries, 1979
Folder 8: USS Houston (SSN-713) Launch, March, 1981
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 9: USS Houston (SSN-713) Launch, March, 1981
Folder 10: USS Houston (CA-30) Memorial Dedication Ceremony, November 11, 1995
Folder 11: USS Houston Survivors Association 50th Anniversary Tour, 1992
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 12: USS Houston Survivors Association 64th Memorial Ceremony, February 25, 2006
Series 27: Menus
Box 32
Folder 13: Christmas, (photocopy), 1930
Donor: Norrie C. Gardiner
Folder 14: Christmas, 1935
Donor: Fred Viskovich
Folder 15: Christmas, 1935
Folder 16: Christmas, (photocopy), 1936
Donor: Fred Viskovich
Folder 17: Christmas, 1937
Donor: Fred Viskovich
Folder 18: Christmas, (photocopy), 1938
Donor: Norrie C. Gardiner
Folder 19: Christmas, 1939
Donor: John Stefanek
Folder 20: Christmas, (two copies), 1940
Donor: Robert Pistole
Folder 21: Christmas, 1940
Donor: Henry P. Thew
Folder 22: Christmas, 1940
Donor: Charles E. White
Folder 23: Thanksgiving, 1934
Donor: I. Roy Coats
Folder 24: Thanksgiving, 1934
Donor: Louis F. Garbs
Folder 25: Thanksgiving, 1939
Donor: Otis Truelove
Folder 26: Thanksgiving, undated
Donor: James Ballen
Folder 27: USS Houston (CL-81) Bill of Fare for the General Mess, February 8 & 19, 1945
Donor: Battleship Texas
Series 28: Memorabilia
The Memorabilia series contains primarily objects that are related to the USS Houston (CA-30), the prisoner of war camps, or the USS Houston Survivors Association. The ship’s bell, the ship’s model, and two crew member uniforms are on permanent exhibit in the library.
Box 32
Folder 28: Address book, [1945]
Donor: John Stefanek
Folder 29: Airplane pieces, 1934
Donor: I. Roy Coats
Folder 30: Allied Forces Leave Pass, Camp No. 24, [ca. 1945]
Donor: George E. Detre
Folder 31: Baggage tag, [1942-1945]
Donor: Doris Smith
Folder 32: Boy Scouts exhibit prepared by Robert E. Fulton (grandson of Robert A. Fulton), undated
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Folder 33: Bumper sticker, USS Houston (CA-30), 2001
Folder 34: Bumper sticker, USS Houston (SSN-713), undated
Folder 35: Button, Ted “Itch” Schram, 2001
Donor: Family of Ted Schram
Folder 36: Calendar pages, 1992
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 37: Card, Christmas, 1932
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 38: Card, Christmas, 1935
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 39: Card, Happy New Year, Changi Camp, Singapore, [ca. 1942-1945]
Folder 40: Cigarette wrappers, beer labels, [1942-1945]
Donor: Doris Smith
Folder 41: Commemorative broadside, undated
Folder 42: Crossing the Line certificates, subpoena, May 20, 1936
Donor: Fred Viskovich
Folder 43: Crossing the Line songs, memos, July, 1938
Donor: Fred Viskovich
Folder 44: Crossing the Line subpoena, (printed digital copy), May 20, 1936
Donor: Phillip Wayne Ellerbee
Folder 45: Currency, [ca. 1940s]
Donor: George E. Detre
Folder 46: Currency, [ca. 1940s]. Donor: Robert Pistole, [ca. 1940s]
Currency, [ca. 1940s]. Donor: Robert Pistole
Folder 47: Currency, [ca. 1940s]
Donor: John Stefanek
Folder 48: Currency, [ca. 1940s]
Donor: Henry P. Thew
Folder 49: Dance card, Christmas Ball, December 22, 1934
Donor: I. Roy Coats
Folder 50: Flag, undated
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Folder 51: Form for writing to POWs, 1944
Donor: George E. Detre
Folder 52: Honorable Discharge case, [ca. 1940s]
Donor: Dominick DiMassimo
Folder 53: Honorable Discharge Certificate (photocopy), November 19, 1937
Donor: I. Roy Coats
Folder 54: Identification Card, Allied Prisoner of War under Naval Jurisdiction, Robert B. Fulton, undated
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Folder 55: I.D. number, bath stamp, with description, [1942-1945]
Donor: James E. Reynolds
Folder 56: I.D. tags, [1942-1945]
Donor: William J. Stewart
Folder 57: Letter [for athletic achievement], ca. 1940s
Donor: John Stefanek
Folder 58: Letter of authenticity for oil collected from USS Houston (CA-30), with photograph of oil, March 1, 2003
Donor: Bradley D. Gift
Box 33
Folder 1: Liberty card, March 1, 19[??]
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Folder 2: Liberty passes, USS Houston, [ca. 1930s]
Donor: I. Roy Coats
Folder 3: Liberty pass, USS Houston, [ca. 1935-1939]
Donor: Fred Viskovich
Folder 4: Liberty pass, USS Minneapolis, undated
Donor: Dominick DiMassimo
Folder 5: Matchbooks, USS Houston, [ca. 1930s]
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 6: Matchbook, USS Houston, [ca. 1930s]
Donor: Steve Kovacs
Folder 7: Medical tag, 1945
Donor: Henry P. Thew
Folder 8: Memorial cards, Frank Dethloff and Robert Lee Dethloff, 1989
Folder 9: Movie passes, 1940
Donor: Vivian Barber
Folder 10: Napkin, USS Rentz (FFG-46), undated
Folder 11: Obituary of John C. Reas, laminated, 2003
Donors: Wallace and Vicki Keehr
Folder 12: Patch, Red Cross, [1942-1945]
Donor: Doris Smith
Folder 13: Patch, USS Houston Survivors Association, undated
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 14: Postage stamp, Panama Canal Zone, 1939
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 15: Postcard, U.S. Naval Operating Base, (printed digital copy), Hampton Roads, Va., 1937
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 16: Postcard, USS Houston, [ca. 1929]
Donor: Sean Ellerbee
Folder 17: Postcards, Australians Under Fire, undated
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 18: Postcards, Real Photo, USS Houston, [ca. 1930s]
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 19: Postcards, USS Houston, [ca. 1930s]
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 20: Postcards, USS Houston, undated
Donor: Matthew L. Johnson
Folder 21: Postcard, 1936
Donor: Harry T. Kelley
Folder 22: Poster, 1940
Folder 23: Pouch, [1942-1945]
Donor: George E. Detre
Folder 24: Prayer read at launch of USS Houston (CA-30), 1929
Folder 25: Printed pictures, 1935
Donor: I. Roy Coats
Folder 26: Radio script, WHMA, 1945
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Folder 27: Receipt for POW package, [1942-1945]
Donor: George E. Detre
Folder 28: Red Cross food transport label, [1942-1945]
Donor: Doris Smith
Folder 29: School assignment by granddaughter of “Joe” Gans, 1998
Donor: Rich Gans
Folder 30: Sheet music, USS Houston (CL-81), The Houston Fight Song
Donor: Battleship Texas
Folder 31: Ship's service coupons, 1942
Donor: H.E. Brooks
Folder 32: Stamps, American Ex-Prisoners of War, [ca. 1950s]
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Folder 33: Stamp, Battle of Java Sea 1942, Marshall Islands, 1992
Donor: Johan van Leer
Folder 34: Stamps, World War II 50th Anniversary Commemorative Series, 1991
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 35: Stamps, [1942-1945]
Donor: Doris Smith
Folder 36: Stationary, USS Houston, undated
Donor: Lynn Porter
Folder 37: Sticker, USS McClusky (FFG-41)
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 38: Stickers, USS Rentz (FFG-46)
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 39: Territorian Lottery: Battle of Australia (photocopy), [ca. 1990s]
Donor: Jack Feliz
Folder 40: Ticket for Valdon S. Roberts, Air Transport Command, September 9, 1945
Donor: Val Roberts-Poss
Folder 41: U.S. Navy Free Mailing Cards, undated
Donor: Val Roberts-Poss
Folder 42: War ration book, 1943
Donor: Val Roberts-Poss
Folder 43: World Revival Hymns book, 1939
Donor: William J. Stewart
Box 34
Item 1: Flag flown on USS Houston by diver, October 3, 2001
Donor: Mason Logie
Box 35
Item 1: Flag flown on USS Houston by divers, March 1-2, 2002
Donor: Brad Smith
Box 36
Item 1: Food supply band, [1942-1945]
Donor: Doris Smith
Item 2: Pouch, undated
Donor: Doris Smith
Item 3: Sleeve cuff, [1942-1945]
Donor: Doris Smith
Box 37
Item 1: Belt buckle, 1940
Donor: Ray Sparks
Item 2: Crucifix and hearts, plexiglass, 1944
Donor: John Stefanek
Item 3: I.D. tag made by Lewis Biechlen, [1942-1945]
Donor: Eugene Crispi
Item 4: I.D. tag and medallion, [1942-1945]
Donor: Henry P. Thew
Item 5: I.D. tags, [1942-1945]
Donor: George E. Detre
Item 6: Keys, [ca. 1942-1945]
Donor: Harry T. Kelley
Item 7: Knife, [1942-1945]
Donor: Henry P. Thew
Item 8: Knife, ball bearing from air raid siren, Ohasi, Japan, 1945
Donor: William J. Stewart
Item 9: Match boxes, 1945
Donor: Joan Winklareth
Item 10: Rosary and box made from K-ration kit, [1942-1945]
Donor: Patricia Letze and Sharron Long
Item 11: Spoon, [1942-1945]
Donor: George E. Detre
Item 12: Wooden cross, die, [1942-1945]
Donor: USS Houston Survivors Association
Box 38
Item 1: Belt buckle, USS Houston Survivors Association, undated
Donor: C.W. Washburn
Item 2: Medals, William Martin DeShields, undated
Donor: Donald F. DeShields
Item 3: Medals, Claude Marvin Cherry, Jr., 1941 and undated
Donor: Donald A. Cherry
Box 39
Item 1: Medals, Henry Nickel, undated
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Box 40
Item 1: Acey-deucy board and pieces, Takefu POW Camp, [1942-1945]
Donor: J.P. O'Grady
Box 41
Item 1: Sculpture made from ammunition, undated
Box 42
Item 1: Bowl and spoon, [1942-1945]
Donor: John Stefanek
Item 2: I.D. tag, [1942-1945]
Donor: John Stefanek
Box 43
Item 1: Billfold and flag, [1942-1945]
Donor: John C. Reas
Box 44
Item 1: Coins, commemorative (two), 2002
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 2: Spike from Burma-Thai Railway, framed, inscribed, [ca. 1983]
Donor: John Schwarz
Box 45
Item 1: Flag made in POW camp, Saigon, Indochina, [1945]
Donor: Doris Smith
Box 46
Item 1: Oil collected from USS Houston (CA-30) by diver, January 26, 2003
Donor: Bradley D. Gift
Box 47
Item 1: Pipe and tin, [ca. 1942-1945]
Donor: James E. Reynolds
Box 48
Item 1: Part of USS Houston’s deck, undated
Donor: I. Roy Coats
Item 2: Spike from Burma-Thai Railway, [ca. 1983]
Donor: Mr. & Mrs. J.M. Ballinger
Box 49
Item 1: Spike from Burma-Thai Railway, [ca. 1943-1944]
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Box 50
Item 1: Flags, [USS Houston (SSN-713) launch?], undated
Item 2: Red Cross convalescent kit bag, 1945
Donor: John Stefanek
Box 51
Item 1: Chief's Hat (SSN-713)
Donor: Val Roberts-Poss
Item 2: Pillowcases, 1936
Donor: Mrs. H. E. Davis
Box 52
Item 1: Uniform of David Flynn (Radioman First Class), dress blues, 1945
Donor: David Flynn
Box 53
Item 1: Uniform of Henry Nickel (Chief Boatswain’s Mate), dress blue uniform with hat frame, late 1940s
Donor: Jack L. Williams
Box 54
Folder 18: Poster, “Texans! Let’s Avenge The Cruiser Houston,” (reproduction), 1942
Box 55
Folder 3: Pennant, USS Houston (CA-30), [ca. 1945-1939]
Donor: Fred Viskovich
Folder 4: Posters, “Avenge the Houston!…with the Houston Volunteers,” (reproductions), 1942
Folder 10: Crossing the Line certificate, (printed digital copy), May 20, 1936
Donor: Phillip Wayne Ellerbee
Folder 11: Pennants, USS Houston (SSN-713) launch, 1981
Folder 12: Proclamation, Texas Lost Battalion/USS Houston Survivors Days, 1985
Donor: C. Hartung
Folder 13: Rubbing of plaque at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, [ca. 1986]
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Folder 14: Signatures, USS Houston Survivors, on matboard, [ca. 1997]
Folder 15: Signs, USS Houston Survivors Association
Donor: Leonard W. Kooper
Box 59
Folder 31: Christmas Cards, 1930, 1934, 1940
Folder 32: Patch, undated
Donor: Jared Aaronson
Box 68
Item 1: Spike from Burma-Thai Railway, [ca. 1943-1944]
Donor: Skip Schilperoort
Box 71
Item 1: Jeath Museum, Thailand, 2004
Donor: Harry Kelley
OVS_Item 1: Steel from USS Houston, 1928
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
OVS_Item 2: Display box, Medals, Capt. Albert H. Rooks. On loan from Harold R. Rooks
OVS_Item 3: EXHIBIT, Bell, removed from ship prior to war. On loan from Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum
OVS_Item 4: EXHIBIT, Model of USS Houston (CA 30) by Joseph T. Drummond, [ca. 1958]
OVS_Item 5: 4" Shell Case Recovered from HMAS Perth, sunk during the battle of Sunda Strait, March 1, 1942 (with plaque), June 1967

Plaque reads: "Recovered from the HMAS Perth by Australian diver Dave Burchell and presented to the City of Houston"

Donor: Battleship Texas

Series 29: Film, Video, and DVD Recordings

This series is divided into the following four formats: VHS videotape, ¾” videotape, film and DVD. Within each format, the recordings are arranged alphabetically by title or subject. The film series includes the nitrate original of a 1930 newsreel, which has been transferred to both 35mm film and VHS videotape for preservation. 

Commercially released videotapes, such as motion pictures or documentaries, have been removed from the Cruiser Houston Collection and cataloged for greater access. To located these videos in the UH Libraries Catalog, search the catalog by entering “Cruiser Houston Collection” as the author, and limit the results of the search to the material type “Video.”

Sub-Series 1: VHS Format
Box 56
Item 1: Asiatic Fleet Reunion, Washington D.C., 1997
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 2: Battle of Java Sea - Sunda Strait 50th Anniversary, USS McClusky, March 1, 1992
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 3: “City Greets Cruiser,” Paramount Sound News, (two copies), 1930
Item 4: Dr. Hekking 89.
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 5: Houston Monument, November 11, 1995
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 6: Houston Survivor interviews, ( USS Houston (CA 30) Foundation presents The galloping ghost of the Java coast, first cut), November 5, 1996
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 7: Lost Battalion Association Reunion, Fort Worth, 1988; Holland; Doc Hekking,, 1988
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 8: Lost Battalion Memorial Dedication, Punchbowl, 1994
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 9: Memorial Service Conducted in the Sunda Strait and Java Sea on April 4, 1993 by USS Houston (SSN-713), April 4, 1993
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 10: Memorial Service Conducted in the Sunda Strait and Java Sea on April 4, 1993 by USS Houston (SSN-713), 1993
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Box 57
Item 1: Memorial Service, Houston, Texas, March 1, 1997
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 2: Otto Schwarz at Admiral Nimitz Museum Symposium, Clifton Steamboat Museum, March 18, 1995
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 3: Otto Schwarz at Hillborough High School, 1991
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 4: Otto Schwarz Oral History Interview, National Prisoner of War Museum, Andersonville National Historic Site, August, 1993
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 5: Otto Schwarz, USS Houston, The POW Experience
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 6: Otto Schwarz, USS Houston Survivors Association and HISD, January 25, 1994
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 7: Rogers (PM Interview)
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 8: Spirit of the Railway: POWs on the Death Railway, Thought Films, PAL VHS, 1999
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 9: USS Fort McHenry, Sunda Strait 1992; USS Houston Memorial, 1992
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 10: USS Houston – HMAS Perth Memorial Tree Dedication, Arlington National Cemetery, March 5, 1994
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 11: USS Houston Memorial Reunion, 1999
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Box 58
Item 1: USS Houston Monument Dedication, November 11, 1995
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 2: USS Houston Survivor - Scarborough High, February 4, 1993
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 3: USS Houston Survivors Interviews
Item 4: USS McCluskey Wreath Laying, March 1, 1992
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 5: USS Rentz Commissioning, 1984
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 6: Wreath Laying: Sunda Strait/Memorial Service: San Antonio
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Sub-Series 2: ¾” Videotape Format
Box 59
Item 1: [George R.] Brown Room dedication, May 15, 1981
Item 2: George [R.] Brown Room interview; George [R.] Brown Room dedication; [USS Houston (CA-30)?] launching; [USS Houston (SSN-713)] launching
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 3: “City Greets Cruiser,” Paramount Sound News, [film transfer master cassette], 1930
Item 4: Houston Survivors Dub, PM Magazine, San Diego, undated
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Box 60
Item 1: Launch of the USS Houston, Houston Survivor’s Association, Dub - WFN, undated
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 2: Opening, Cruiser Houston
Item 3: Thai special, PM Magazine, May 10, 1988
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 4: USS Houston historical footage: President Roosevelt; [USS Houston] CL-30 launch; night battle action; USS Houston [CL-81] launch, [ca. 1930s-1981]
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Box 61
Item 1: USS Houston (SSN-713) launching, Newport News Shipbuilding, (two copies), March 21, 1981
Item 2: USS Houston (SSN-713) launching, Newport News Shipbuilding, Good Morning America, (two copies), March, 1981
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 3: Bill Weissinger interview and dedication, undated
Sub-Series 3: Film
Box 62
Item 1: “City Greets Cruiser,” Paramount Sound News, 1930 (labeled Official Ceremonies at Houston City Auditorium…), [nitrate original], 1930
Item 2: “City Greets Cruiser,” Paramount Sound News, 1930 [35mm dupe negative made in 1995], 1995
Sub-Series 4: DVD
Donor: USS Houston (CA-30) Survivor Association & Next Generations
Sub-Sub-Series 1: Individual Interviews
Box 70
Item 1: M.L. Forsman, 1993
Item 2: Otto Schwarz interviews Dr. Henri Hekking, 1988
Item 3: Otto Schwarz at San Antonio TX Reunion, 1993
Item 4: Otto Schwarz at San Antonio TX Reunion, 1993
Item 5: Otto Schwarz at San Antonio Reunion, 1993
Item 6: Otto Schwarz, 1993
Item 7: Kale Thompson interview, 1998
Item 8: Max Wilker, April 2004
Item 9: G. Wilkinson, undated
Sub-Sub-Series 2: Memorial Ceremonies
Box 70
Item 10: USS Houston (CA-30) Memorial Ceremony, Sam Houston Park, undated
Item 11: USS Houston (CA-30) Memorial Service, April 4, 1993
Item 12: USS Houston Veterans Day Tribute, undated
Sub-Sub-Series 3: Dedication Ceremonies
Box 70
Item 13: Dedication of the Plaque at Arlington, 1994
Item 14: Lost Battalion Memorial Dedication, Punchbowl, Honolulu, Hawaii, May 1994
Item 15: Dedication of the Houston Monument, Sam Houston Park, 1995
Sub-Sub-Series 4: Reunions
Box 70
Item 16: USS Houston Reunion, 1997
Item 17: USS Houston Reunion, 2000
Item 18: USS Houston Reunion, 2002
Item 19: USS Houston Reunion, 2002
Sub-Sub-Series 5: Presentations
Box 70
Item 20: American Legion Speaker - Jim Bellew, 1993
Item 21: USS Houston Presentation, Otto Schwarz, Naval Reserve Center, 1988
Item 22: Otto Schwarz narrates WWI Japanese Prisoner of War, undated
Series 30: Audio Recordings
This series includes cassette tapes and one audio reel, arranged alphabetically by title or subject.
Box 63
Item 1: George R. Brown Memorial Room, U of H, May 15, 1981
Item 2: CBS News programs, 1941-1942
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 3: Wayne and Sean Ellerbee, tribute to Houston
Donor: Phillip Wayne and Sean Ellerbee
Item 4: Ex POW Gala Variety Concert, Melbourne Concert Hall, October 4, 1984
Item 5: Houston Room dedication, USS Texas, April, 1960
Item 6: Charlie Pryor, Frank Gallagher memorial service, August, 1983
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 7: Otto Schwarz, Barry Farber Show, WOR-NY, November 16, 1976
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 8: Otto Schwarz, High Point High School, May 24, 1980
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 9: Sunda Strait, October 12, 1981
Donor: Betty Batchelor Miles
Item 10: USS Houston Bell Ceremony, City Hall [audio reel], January 17, 1974
Item 11: USS Houston (SSN-713) launch, March 21, 1981; Good Morning America, March 24, 1981
Series 31: Maps and Ships' Plans
Box 33
Folder 44: Battle of Sunda Strait maps, (photocopies), undated
Folder 45: Hydrographic chart depicting wreath laying, 50th Anniversary of sinking of USS Houston (CA-30)
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 46: Ship's plans, HMAS Sydney (photocopy), National Archives, undated
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 47: Ship’s plans, Liebenfels (photocopy), with letter, August 16, 1977
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Folder 48: Ship’s plans, USS Houston (CA-30), by illustrator Robert F. Sumrall, (photographic print), undated
Folder 49: Thailand-Burma Railway Map, 2002
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Box 54
Folder 15: Southeast Asia map depicting USS Houston locations, created for UH Libraries exhibit, 1997
Folder 16: Strategic Map to Follow the Battle of the Pacific and the Orient, Kansas City Star, January 18, 1942
Donor: Harry T. Kelley
Folder 17: Ship’s plans?, USS Houston (AK-1), undated
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Folder 18: Ship’s plans, USS Houston (CA-30), by illustrator Robert F. Sumrall, undated
Drawer F.7
OVS_Folder 5: Ship's Plans, USS Houston (CA-30), original blueprint (later reproduction)
Donor: Robert B. Fulton
Series 32: Miscellaneous Artworks
Box 33
Folder 50: The Battle of the Sunda Strait (photograph of painting), undated
Donor: Battleship Texas
Folder 51: Cartoon drawing of dairy farm, 1944
Donor: Mrs. Philip Bloemsa
Folder 52: Commemorative drawings, [1942-1945]
Donor: Doris Smith
Folder 53: Drawing of USS Houston by Sean Ellerbee, (printed digital copy?), 1998
Donor: John C. Reas
Folder 54: Drawing of USS Houston Presidential Cruise, framed, undated
Donor: Frank Lima
Folder 55: House plans, with log and addresses, [1942-1945]
Donor: Doris Smith
Folder 56: [John Wisecup] POW Camp Drawings (photocopies), [ca. 1945]
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Folder 57: Source photograph for The Convoy painting, (photocopy), undated
Donor: Jack Feliz
Box 55
Folder 16: The Convoy: USS Houston, USS Peary, print of painting, with article, undated
Donor: Jack Feliz
Folder 17: Battle of Sunda Strait by Oliver Houston, photograph of painting
Folder 18: Drawing of USS Houston by Sean Ellerbee, 1999
Donor: Sean Ellerbee
Folder 19: Japanese drawing of USS Houston
Folder 20: John Wisecup drawings (photocopies & originals), with forward written by Otto Schwarz, 1943-1992, undated
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Drawer F.3
OVS_Folder 14
OVS_Item 1: Child’s Drawing of Battle of Java Sea, undated
OVS_Item 2: Painting "USS Houston, 1942, Battle of Java Sea" by J.T. Fleischman, 1950
Donor: Brent L. Harrell
OVS_Folder 12: Cocos Island Sailfish Club decorative map, ca. 1934-1935
Hand-drawn decorative map includes names of "Members": Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ross J. McIntire, Edwin M. Watson, Daniel J. Callaghan, Gus Gennerich, Fredrick B. Adams, and Basil O'Connor. Commemorates FDR and presidential staff's catch of sailfish on board the U.S.S. Houston during one of the early presidential cruises in the Pacific Ocean.
Box 54
OVS_Folder 24: Canvas Painting, “Houston, Darwin, Australia, 1942” by James D. McDonald, 1996
Donor: James D. McDonald
Series 33: Framed Items
Item 1: Battle of Sunda Strait by Oliver Houston, oil painting, 22 ½ x 16 ¾”
Item 2: “The Battle of Sunda Strait”, poem by H.J. Hill, 1973
Donor: USS Houston Survivors Association
Item 3: George R. Brown photograph, 12 ¼ x 15 ¼”
Item 4: Collage including resolution and photographs, 38 ¼ x 34 ½”
Item 5: Collage including “When 88 had the helm…”, 29 x 15”
Item 6: Collage of Bernrieder letters and article, 32 x 15 ½”
Item 7: Convoy of the Cripples by Raymond A. Massey, lithographic print, 39 ½ x 31 ½”
Donor: William Kirkland
Item 8: Flag used by Henry Latrobe Roosevelt, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, 16 ¾ x 13 ¼”, 1933-1936
Donor: Harry L. Roosevelt, III
Item 9: Galloping Ghost by Robert Blake, watercolor, 32 ¼ x 18 ½”
Donor: Melfred E. "Gus" Forsman
Item 10: HMAS Perth in Action, Battle of Sunda Strait by John Hamilton, print of painting, 27 ½ x 15
Donor: USS Houston Survivors Association
Item 11: HMAS Perth by J.G. McCredie, oil painting with hat band, 17 x 13”
Item 12: “Houston, Temporary White House,” photograph, 22 x 10”
Item 13: Houston Volunteers, panoramic photograph, 31 ½ x 9 ¼”
Donor: Estate of Robert G. Vaughn, Jr.
Item 14: Oil painting by J.G. McCredie, 23 ¾ x 20”
Item 15: Postal covers, 25 ¾ x 20”
Donor: Bill Thomas
Item 16: Rock from Hellfire Pass, 13 3/8 x 16”
Donor: Cliff Neve
Item 17: Ship's plan, printed drawing, 38 ¼ x 34 ½”
Item 18: USS Houston by Gr. Perales, oil painting, 47 x 26”
Item 19: USS Houston by Judith-Ann Saks, oil painting, 42 x 33 ½”
Donor: William A. Bernrieder
Item 20: USS Houston, oil painting, 30 ½ x 22 ½”
Item 21: USS Houston in Action, Battle of Sunda Strait by John Hamilton, print of painting, 27 ½ x 15”
Donor: USS Houston Survivors Association
Item 22: USS Houston in Ship Channel, contemporary print of photograph, signed by survivors, 27 ¾ x 23 ¾”
Item 23: USS Houston in Ship Channel, contemporary print of photograph, 27 ¾ x 23 ¾”
Item 24: USS Houston in Ship Channel, photograph, 24 ½ x 20 ½”
Item 25: USS Houston photograph with hat band, 22 ½ x 18 ½”
Donor: Bill Thomas
Item 26: USS Houston (SSN-713), color photograph, 26 ¾ x 21 ¾”
Donor: George H. Mensch
Item 27: USS Houston (SSN-713) launch, photograph, March 21
Donor: USS Houston Survivors Association
Item 28: USS Rentz Plank Owner Certificate, 21 x 17”
Donor: USS Houston Survivors Association
Item 29: USS Houston (CA-30) on wooden frame
Donor: San Jacinto Battleground/Battleship Texas SHS
Series 34: Plaques
Box 65
Item 1: USS Houston (CL-81) plaque with champagne bottle from launch, 1943
Donor: Bill Thomas
Box 66
Item 1: Plaque presented by the Navy League of the United States, Houston Council, August 10, 1985
Item 2: Presentation of painting by HMAS Perth Survivors, June 9, 1976
Item 3: Presentation [of photograph?] by USS Houston (SSN-713), September 25, 1982
Item 4: USS Rentz (FFG-46) shield, June 30, 1984
Box 67
Item 1: HMAS Perth shield, 1985
Donor: USS Houston Survivors Association
Item 2: Naval Command of Western Australia shield, undated
Donor: Otto Schwarz
Item 3: USS Houston (CA-30) memorial plaque by Joseph W. Wolf, July 10, 1988
Box 72
Item 1: USS Houston (SSN-713) plaque, October 2007
Item 2: Original plaque of USS Houston (CA-30) Seal
Donor: Battleship Texas
Box 73
Item 1: USS Houston (CA-30) Memorial Plaque, November 11, 1995
OVS_Item 1: USS Houston (CA-30) memorial plaque with map of Dutch East Indies by Joseph W. Wolf, July 10, 1988
OVS_Item 2: USS Houston (CL-81) builder's plaque, Newport News Shipbuilding and Dock Co., undated
Donor: Battleship Texas
Series 35: Exhibits
This series contains correspondence, photographs, clippings and reports pertaining to the USS Houston (CA-30) 1/48 scale model and the Cruiser Houston exhibit that was on display at the Battleship Texas museum dedicated April 21, 1960 until 1990s.
Sub-Series 1: Photographs
Box 74
Folder 1: USS Houston (CA-30) exhibit, undated
Donor: Battleship Texas
Folder 2: USS Houston (CA-30), ship's bell transfer and ceremony, undated
Donor: Battleship Texas
Folder 3: USS Houston (CA-30) ship's model, 1989 and undated
Donor: Battleship Texas
Folder 4: USS Houston (CL-81) exhibit, undated
Donor: Battleship Texas
Sub-Series 2: Correspondence
Box 74
Folder 5: USS Houston (CA-30) Memorial Rooms, 1984-1991
Donor: Battleship Texas
Folder 6: USS Houston (CA-30) Ship's Bell transfer from Texas Parks & Wildlife to Harris County Heritage Society, 1962-1991
Donor: Battleship Texas
Folder 7: Edward Morrison to/from Texas Parks & Wildlife re: Ship's Model, 1988-1989
Donor: Battleship Texas
Sub-Series 3: Reports
Box 74
Folder 8: USS Houston (CA-30) 1/48 Model Parts Removed for Restoration, November 7, 1988
Donor: Battleship Texas
Folder 9: USS Houston (CA-30) 1/48 Model Journal of Repair Work, January 29, 1988
Donor: Battleship Texas
Folder 10: USS Houston (CA-30) 1/48 Model Status Report, July 16, 1991
Donor: Battleship Texas
Sub-Series 4: Clippings
Clippings in the Exhibits series have been photocopied, laminated or attached to cardboard for display.
Box 74
Folder 11: USS Houston (CA-30) clippings, undated
Donor: Battleship Texas
Folder 12: USS Houston (CL-81) clippings, undated
Donor: Battleship Texas
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
Series 37: 2010-2015 Additions
Box 54
OVS_Folder 21: Letter, Harry S. Truman to Herbert A. Levitt, 1945
Donor: Kathie Tiedeman
OVS_Folder 22: Newspaper from Singapore, Japanese commandants Captured, 1945
Donor: Joseph L. McCain
OVS_Folder 23: Newspaper, Outpost, Supplement on History of the Philippines, undated
Donor: Gertrude Schwarz
Box 59
Folder 1: Herbert A. Levitt, 1930s-1980s
Donor: Kathie Tiedeman
Folder 2: Jack Edwards, 1986
Donor: Jack Edwards
Folder 3: Mr. Joseph A. Garrett, 1944
Jo Klenk
Folder 4: Mr. John A. Harrell, 1938-1983
Donor: Brent Harrell
Folder 5: Mr. George Cumming, 1939
Donor: Virginia Cumming
Folder 6: “Battle of the Java Sea”, undated
Donor: Robert E. Meyn
Folder 7: Pamphlet “The Railroad of Death”, undated
Donor: Jerry Waxman
Folder 8: Letters and Research on Strongyloides in Survivors, 1981
Donor: Trudy Schwarz
Folder 9: DVDs “Story of USS Houston” and “Death Becomes the Ghost”, 2006
Donor: Gertrude "Trudy" Schwarz
Folder 10: “From Both Ends of the Death Railway”, manuscript, 1991
Donor: David (Harry) Hipworth
Folder 11: Booklet, “World War II Shipwrecks and The first Japanese Air Raid on Darwin 19 February 1942”, undated
Folder 12: Letter and Tattoo Designs, 1992
Donor: Quentin C. Madson
Folder 13: Clippings, MIA William Wright Stevens, Jr., 1942
Donor: Battleship Texas
Folder 14: USS Houston Naming Campaign, 1927-1993
Donor: Battleship Texas
Folder 15: USS Trinity Ships Log and Ships Present List, 1940, 1942
Folder 16: Booklet, “A Report on USS Houston From December 8, 1941 Until She was Reported Missing Feb 28, 1942”, undated
Folder 17: nformational Booklet, North Africa Division’s “Main Line” Route, Casablanca to Karachi, undated
Folder 18: Newspaper, The Democracy, 1945
Series 38: USS Houston Survivors’ Association and Next Generation Records

This series contains past working records of the USS Houston Survivors’ Association and Next Generations. The Association was founded following World War II by former crew member Otto Schwarz to serve as a network for other former crew members and to preserve the story of the Houston and her crew. The organization published the Blue Bonnet newsletter, held annual reunions, and preserved materials related to the USS Houston. In 1991, the Survivors Association expanded to include children and younger relatives of survivors, renaming themselves the USS Houston Survivors’ Association and the Next Generations.

Materials in this series include newsletters, biographical information on crew members, photographs, newspaper clippings, VHS videotapes, CDs, and DVDs. These materials were transferred from the Association’s storage facility to Special Collections to supplement the Cruiser Houston Collection.

Sub-Series 1: Blue Bonnet newsletters, 1955-2005
Box 1
Sub-Series 2: Crew files, alphabetical
Box 2
Sub-Series 3: Clippings from newspapers, magazines
Box 3
Sub-Series 4: CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes
Box 4
Box 5

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[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],
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