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Herman George Eiden Papers

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USS Houston (CA-30) news and memorial information

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Collection Overview

Title: Herman George Eiden Papers, 1939-2005

Predominant Dates:1939-1941

ID: 10/2016-008

Primary Creator: Eiden, Herman George (1922-1942)

Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

The photograph albums remain in the original order as created by Herman G. Eiden.  The rest of the collection has been arranged chronologically, as no clear original order was apparent.

There are four series for this collection.  The first series consists of three photograph albums created by Eiden and sent to his family.  The second contains correspondance to or from Eiden and his family, as well as portrait photos of Eiden.  The third series contains newsletters and articles from the Houston (Cruiser: CA-30) surviror's group, photos, articles, and brochures from the 60th anniversery commemoration of the sinking of the ship.

Date Acquired: 12/23/2015

Subjects: Houston (Cruiser : CA-30), Java Sea, Battle of the, Indonesia, 1942, Lexington (Aircraft carrier : 1927-1942), Sunda Strait, Battle of, Indonesia, 1942, United States, Navy, World War, 1939-1945 - Pacific Area

Forms of Material: Articles, Brochures, Letters (correspondence), Newsletters, Photograph Albums, Photographs

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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

Related Collections:

Cruiser Houston Collection (http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=23)

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

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

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)

Biographical Note

Herman George Eiden was born in 1922 to father, Peter H. Eiden, and mother Clara Eiden.  Eiden had four brothers, Albert, Peter, Theodore, and William, as well as three sisters, Charlotte, Clara Imelda, and Ruth.  Growing up in Louisville, Kentucky, Eiden graduated from du Pont Manual Training High School.  Shortly after graduation, Eiden joined the United States, Navy.  He completed his Naval training at the Great Lakes Training station in Great Lakes, Illinois.  While in the Navy, Eiden earned the rank of Fireman Second Class on May 14, 1940 while serving on the U.S.S. Lexington.  He later earned the rank of Fireman First Class on January 8, 1941 while assigned to the U.S.S. Houston (CA-30).  Eiden was stationed in the Pacific and recorded his time at sea with photograph albums and film.

On March 1, 1942, after surviving the Battle of the Java Sea, the U.S.S. Houston (CA-30) was attacked by Japanese war ships in the Battle of Sunda Strait and was sunk.  Many perished in the attack, including Eiden, while those that survived were sent to the Japanese POW camps.

Subject/Index Terms

Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
Java Sea, Battle of the, Indonesia, 1942
Lexington (Aircraft carrier : 1927-1942)
Sunda Strait, Battle of, Indonesia, 1942
United States, Navy
World War, 1939-1945 - Pacific Area

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.

Acquisition Source: Donated by Clara Imelda Eiden Sivori


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Photo Albums, 1939-1941],
[Series 2: Correspondence & Personal Photos, 1939-1942],
[Series 3: USS Houston (CA-30) news and memorial information, 1946-2005],
[Series 4: Film and Narrative Script, 1941-1942],
[All]

Series 1: Photo Albums, 1939-1941
Box 1
Folder 1: Photographs, album 1, undated
This album contains magazine clippings that Eiden cut out that include United States, Navy cruisers, aircraft carriers, planes, and comic strips.  Pages 1, 18, 20, 22, 27-46, 48, 50, 54, 56, and 58 are blank pages in the album.
Page 2
Item 1: ​Sailors awaiting to go ashore on Lahaina (Hawaii).
Page 3
Item 1: ​USS Lexington displaying the airplanes on deck.
Page 4
Item 1: USS Winslow
Page 5
Item 1: USS Washington
Page 6
Item 1: USS Anderson
Item 2: A torpedo bomber
Item 3: A pair of amphibian planes
Page 7
Item 1: USS Somers
Page 8
Item 1: An aircraft fleet and battleship off the coast of California
Item 2: A little boy in a sailor outfit
Page 9
Item 1: USS Rowan
Page 10
Item 1: Bomber planes attached to the USS Saratoga
Item 2: USS Cimarron
Page 11
Item 1: USS Roe
Page 12
Item 1: USS Salt Lake City
Page 13
Item 1: USS Russell
Item 2: USS Virginia
Page 14
Item 1: Fighter planes
Page 15
Item 1: Naval ships at sea
Item 2: USS Rhind at the harbor of Willimastadt, D.W.I.
Page 16
Item 1: USS Ranger
Page 17
Item 1: USS Rowan at Havana (Cuba).
Item 2: USS Cuttlefish
Page 19
Item 1: Naval battle line
Item 2: USS Cole
Page 21
Item 1: USS Cleveland
Item 2: USS Preston
Item 3: USS Columbia
Item 4: USS O'Brien
Page 23
Item 1: USS Neches in New York Harbor (N.Y. and N.J.)
Page 24
Item 1: Torpedo bombers in flight from the USS Enterprise
Page 25
Item 1: The Skipper and the Boat comic by Jack Watson
Page 26
Item 1: Twin motored torpedo bomber
Item 2: A Douglas twin motored patrol plane
Page 47
Item 1: Origins of Navy terms and traditions
Page 49
Item 1: Salt Shakers comic by Walt Munson
Page 51
Item 1: Salt Shakers comic by Walt Munson
Page 52
Item 1: Salt Shakers comic by Walt Munson
Page 53
Item 1: Salt Shakers comic by Walt Munson
Page 55
Item 1: The Skipper and the Boat comic by Jack Watson
Page 57
Item 1: The Skipper and the Boat comic by Jack Watson
Folder 2: USS Lexington,  photo album 2, 1939-1941
This photo album contains photographs of Eiden's friends and family, as well as photographs of his time at the Naval training center in Great Lakes, Illinois and of his time in Panama, Hawaii, Guam, Philippines, and China.  The last page (81) is blank.
Page 1: 1939-1940
Item 1: Domain of Neptunus Rex
This is given for a sailor's first crossing of the equator.
Page 2: 1939-1940
Item 1: A Navy cocktail napkin
Page 3: 1939-1940
Item 1: An untitled comic
Page 4: Panama Canal (Panama), 1939-1940
Item 1: Approaching the Panama Canal
a photo of Panama Canal
Item 2: Waterfall to Gatun Lake
Item 3: A tugboat approaching Colon
Item 4: Canal marking
Item 5: Ready to enter the canal locks
Page 5: Panama Canal (Panama), 1939-1940
Item 1: Canal locks starting to Open
Item 2: Canal locks opened
Item 3: Cathedral ruins
Item 4: Passing out of the canal locks
Item 5: Canal locks closing
Item 6: Canal locks closed
Page 6: Panama, 1939-1940
Item 1: Sailors posing in Panama
Item 2: Street scene in Panama
Item 3: Street scene in Panama
Item 4: Sails in Gatun
Item 5: Tanker in Gatun
Item 6: "Sloppy Joe's"
Item 7: A sailor with a tropical animal
Item 8: "Cocoanut Groves"
Page 7: Great Lakes Training Station in Great Lakes (Ill.), November 9, 1939-January 23, 1940
Item 1: Entry to Great Lakes Training Station
Item 2: Aerial view of the trainng station
Item 3: Administration building
Page 8: Great Lakes Training Station in Great Lakes (Ill.), November 9, 1939- January 23, 1940
Item 1: Inside the barracks
Item 2: A sailor's prayer
Item 3: The winter training gear laid out
Item 4: Eiden with a "Y" gun
Item 5: Eiden posing between the guns
Item 6: R.C. Clark at the training center
Page 9: Great Lakes Training Station in Great Lakes (Ill.), November 9, 1939- January 23, 1940
Item 1: Eiden in uniform
Item 2: Company Commander of the training station
Item 3: Eiden in uniform
Page 10: Friends and family in Kentucky, 1939-1940
Item 1: Juanita in Shively, KY, January 13, 1940
Item 2: "Ditto"
Item 3: Juanita
Item 4: Juanita
Item 5: Graduation picture, June 1939
Item 6: Eiden and Juanita in Shivley, KY, January 13, 1940
Item 7: Lottie
Item 8: Lottie
Item 9: Juanita
Page 11: Bremerton (Wash.), 1940
Item 1: The Navy Yard
Item 2: Alecki and Ford
Item 3: Pete, Mae, Alecki, and [unknown sailor.]
Item 4: "Lex" [USS Lexington] in a dry dock.
Item 5: Alecki
Item 6: Alexander
Page 12: Honolulu (Hawaii), 1940
Item 1: Iolani Palace
Item 2: Federal Building and post office
Item 3: City Hall
Item 4: Honolulu from Punch Bowl Crater
Item 5: Bishop Street
Page 13: Hawaii, 1940
Item 1: Royal Hawaiian Band
Item 2: A Banyan Tree
Item 3: Poinciana Regia [Royal Poinciana]
Item 4: Night Blooming Cereus Hedge
Page 14: Hawaii, 1940
Item 1: The Aloha Tower and the S.S. Lurline
Item 2: Hula dancers
Item 3: Lei vendors
Item 4: King Kamehameha statue
Item 5: Swimming in the ocean
Page 15: Hawaii, 1940
Item 1: [USS Lexington] "Queen of the Sea", Long Beach
Item 2: Palm tree and fountain
Item 3: Palm tree
Item 4: Long Beach
Page 16: Hawaii, 1940
Item 1: The bow of the USS Chicago
Item 2: The stern of the USS Chicago
Item 3: USS Relief
Item 4: USS Saratoga
Page 17: Lahaina (Hawaii), 1940
Item 1: Scenic view
Item 2: Streets of Lahaina
Item 3: Scenic view
Item 4: Heading to shore
Item 5: Shoreline
Item 6: Sailors in the street
Item 7: Street activity
Item 8: Scenic view
Page 18: Lahaina (Hawaii), 1940
Item 1: Hula dancers
Item 2: Scenic view
Item 3: Hula dancers
Item 4: Fleet in
Item 5: Hula dancers
Item 6: Sailors posing for the camera
Item 7: Sailors walking
Page 19: Hawaii, 1940
Item 1: USS Relief
Item 2: Sunset in Lahaina
Item 3: Ship's doctor
Item 4: The Fleet in
Page 20: Hawaii, 1940
Item 1: Sailor[s] everywhere
Item 2: Street scene at Lahaina
Item 3: Kula Sanitarium, Maui
Item 4: Sight seeing party
Page 21: Hawaii, 1940
Item 1: R.C. Alexander
Item 2: P.O. Beeker
Item 3: Daise, Buker, Louie
Page 22: Hawaii, 1940
Item 1: Loading sugar cane
Item 2: Cars stopped to see the sugar cane
Item 3: The road to Haleakala
Item 4: Sugar cane is being burned before cutting
Page 23: Scenes from top of Haleakala, 1940
Item 1: Rest house on the summit
Item 2: View from the summit
Item 3: View from the summit
Item 4: View from the summit
Page 24: On the top of Haleakala, Maui, 1940
Item 1: View of the road to the top of the summit
Item 2: View from the top
Item 3: View from the top
Item 4: Parking space on summit
Page 25: Haleakala, 1940
Item 1: Alex
Item 2: Time out for lunch
Item 3: Another view from the top
Item 4: Looking down the valley
Page 26: Iolani Palace, 1940
Item 1: Iolani Palace
Item 2: Spencer and Holmes
Item 3: Iolani Palace
Item 4: Cocoanut Palms
Page 27: Hawaii, 1940
Item 1: Aloha Tower
Item 2: R.C.A.- Iolani Palace
Item 3: Diamond Head
Item 4: King Kamehameha
Page 28: Hawaii, 1940
Item 1: S.S. Lurline from Aloha Tower
Item 2: Japan Liner, Honolulu
Item 3: Iolani Palace
Item 4: Mine Sweeps at Pier 5-A. Honolulu
Item 5: T.L. Sitton
Page 29: Queen of the Sea- USS Lexington
Item 1: USS Lexington
Page 30: Hula Dance, 1940
The picture is missing, but Eiden wrote about the hula dance and dancer.
Page 31: Fleet in Hawaii, 1940
Item 1: USS Houston
Page 32: Fleet in Hawaii, 1940
Item 1: Army transport
Item 2: Army saying "Aloha Hawaii"- Dough Boys
Page 33: Friends and Family, undated
Item 1: Love, Lottie
Item 2: Agnes
Item 3: Lady on the shore
Item 4: Lottie and friend
Item 5: Anthony
Item 6: Ruth
Page 34: Naval comics, 1940
Item 1: Just for a laugh
Item 2: Just for a laugh
Page 35: Guam, November 1940
Item 1: Up the canal to Navy landing
Item 2: Up the canal to Navy landing
Item 3: The Rugged Coast
Item 4: Modern home
Page 36: Guam, November 1940
Item 1: After the typhoon came
Item 2: After the typhoon came
Item 3: Caribou
Item 4: Damage to huts after the typhoon
Item 5: Damage to huts after the typhoon
Page 37: Guam, November 1940
Item 1: exterior of building
Item 2: Church ruins
Item 3: Church
Item 4: Shrine
Page 38: Manila (Philippines), November 1940
Item 1: Street scene
Item 2: Street scene
Item 3: Manila Hotel
Item 4: View of Manila
Page 39: The Great Wall of Wall City, Manila (Philippines), November 1940
Item 1: The Walled City [Intramuros]
Item 2: A view of the wall
Item 3: A statue inside the Wall
Item 4: A view of The Great Wall
Page 40: Manila (Philippines), November 1940
Item 1: Santigo Gate
Fort Santigo: located in Wall City.  Old Spanish Fort, originally headquarters of Spanish Army.  Now headquarters of American Army.
Item 2: Santigo Gate
Item 3: Inside the gate
Item 4: A view from the fort wall
Page 41: Manila (Philippines), November 1940
Item 1: Downtown street scene
Item 2: Carromata
A one-horse, two-wheel buggy
Page 3: Army and Navy "Y"
Page 4: Caribou and cart
Page 42: Manila (Philippines), November 1940
Item 1: Old Historic Spanish Churches, 17th century
Item 2: Old Historic Spanish Churches, 17th century
Item 3: Old Historic Spanish Churches, 17th century
Item 4: View outside of church
Page 43: Manila (Philippines), November 1940
Item 1: At the aquarium
Item 2: Cathedral
Item 3: At the aquarium
Item 4: Roman Catholic Cathedral of Manila
Page 44: Manila (Philippines), November, 1940
Item 1: Supreme Court
Item 2: Grounds of the Supreme Court
Item 3: Ayuntamiento
Item 4: SS Washington
Page 45: Manila Bay (Philippines), November 1940
Item 1: Divison of destroyers moor to USS Black Hawk
Item 2: Divison of destroyers moor to USS Black Hawk
Item 3: Divison of destroyers moor to USS Black Hawk
Page 46: Manila Bay (Philippines), November 1940
Item 1: Submarines moor to sub-tender USS Canons
Item 2: Submarines moor to sub-tender USS Canons
Item 3: President Manuel L. Quezon's yacht, "Casiana"
Item 4: President Manuel L. Quezon's yacht, "Casiana"
Page 47: Manila (Philippines), November 1940
Item 1: USS Marblehead
Item 2: Street scene
Item 3: Escola Street
Item 4: Taken from Jones Bridge
Page 48: Manila (Philippines), November 1940
Item 1: Ship's plane
Item 2: Ship's plane
Item 3: Ship's plane
Item 4: W.L. Johnson
Item 5: Street scene and E. Kennedy
Page 49: Manila (Philippines), November 1940
Item 1: Jesuit Church of San Ignacio
Item 2: Jesuit Church of San Ignacio
Item 3: Screet scene
Item 4: Street scene in Manila
Item 5: Children in the street
Page 50: Manila (Philippines), November 1940
Item 1: Two means of transportation in Manila
Item 2: Two means of transportation in Manila
Item 3: Jai-Lai
Page 51: Pasig River (Luzon, Philippines), December 7, 1940
Item 1: Jones' Bridge
Item 2: Jones' Bridge
Item 3: View from the river
Item 4: Chinese Junks
Item 5: Match factory
Item 6: Brewery
Page 52: Pasig River (Luzon, Philippines), December 7, 1940
Item 1: Quezon home
Item 2: Army Post
Item 3: Manila's housing project
Item 4: View from the river
Item 5: Manila's Capitol
Item 6: View from the river
Page 53: Pasig River (Luzon, Philippines), December 7, 1940
Item 1: Duck farm
Item 2: Duck farm
Item 3: Caribous
Item 4: Native village
Item 5: Bamboo trees
Item 6: Banana trees
Page 54: Pasig River (Luzon, Philippines), December 7, 1940
Item 1: Rope is made from these banana trees
Item 2: Fisherman and net
Item 3: Washing clothes in river
Item 4: View from the river
Item 5: Fish traps
Page 55: Manila (Philippines), 1940-1941
Item 1: Jai-Lai Club
Item 2: Jai-Club
Item 3: Jai-Lai Club
Item 4: Exterior of building
Item 5: Washington United States Lines
Item 6: Decorative gazebo
Page 56: Naval aircrafts and carriers, 1940-1941
Item 1: Planes in formation
Item 2: Broad side firing
Item 3: USS Lex[ington] and Good Year Blimp
Page 57: China, 1940-1941
Item 1: Sailor memorabilia from China
Page 58: Shanghai (China), 1940-1941
Item 1: View of the city
Page 59: China, 1940-1941
Item 1: Pagoda
Item 2: Budda (God of Love)
Page 60: China, 1940-1941
Item 1: The poor living in the streets
Item 2: A lady on the street
Page 61: China, 1940-1941
Item 1: Rik-i-sha [rickshaw]
Item 2: Fish peddler
Item 3: Begger boys
Page 62: China, 1940-1941
Item 1: Night life
Item 2: Letter writer
Item 3: Night life
Page 63: China, 1940-1941
Item 1: China has little room to spare
Item 2: Children playing in the street
Item 3: China Clipper
Page 64: China, 1940-1941
Item 1: Lepers in Shanghai
Item 2: A man with an infection due to lack of calcium
Page 65: Moros in the Philippines, 1940-1941
Item 1: A family of Moros found in southern part of Philippine Islands
Item 2: Moros' dead are left to dry
Item 3: A native dance
Page 66: Church of Santo Domingo, 1940-1941
Item 1: Outside of the church
Item 2: Inside the church
Item 3: Sign outside of church
Page 67: Manila (Philippines), 1940-1941
Item 1: Eiden
Item 2: Street scene
Item 3: French ship
Item 4: USS Houston and USS Augusta, Manila Bay
Page 68: Manila Bay (Philippines), 1940-1941
Item 1: A carromata in the streets
Item 2: Woman crossing a bridge
Item 3: A carromata
Item 4: USS Augusta with homeward bound pennant
Page 69: Pictures taken while walking in Manila (Philippines), 1940-1941
Item 1: A view of a river
Item 2: A pagoda
Item 3: Sailors on the sidewalk
Item 4: USS Houston-flag ship of Asiatic fleet
Page 70: Manila (Philippines), 1940-1941
Item 1: Church of Quiapo
Item 2: Sign outside of the Chuch of Quiapo
Item 3: Street life
Item 4: So long Augusta
Page 71: Tourist Attractions, 1940-1941
Item 1: Church of the Third Order of the Franciscans
Item 2: Sign outside of the Church of the Third Order of the Franciscans
Item 3: Pasig River Sightseeing Trip ticket, December 7, 1940
Item 4: Taal Volcano Sightseeing Trip ticket, February 9, 1941
Item 5: Pagsanjan Falls Sightseeing Trip ticket, February 23, 1941
Page 72: Night Lights in Old Manila, 1940-1941
Item 1: The streets at night
Item 2: City lights from across the water
Item 3: Billboard at night
Page 73: Phillipines, 1940-1941
Item 1: Nazi flag waving in the air
Item 2: Nazi emblem outside building
Item 3: Nazi flag outside of the building
Item 4: [Alvin M.] Metzger, Labarge, and [James E.] Raymann
Item 5: Our first line of defense
Page 74: Trip to Pagsanjan Falls, February 1941
Item 1: Separating grains of rice from the straw and husk
Item 2: Separating grains of rice from the straw and husk
Item 3: Separating grains of rice from the straw and husk
Item 4: Caribou
Item 5: Sensitive plant- the leaves close when touched
Item 6: [Alvin M.] Metzger, [Charles H.] Granger, and [Albert E.] Kennedy
Page 75: On road to Pagsanjan Falls, February 1941
Item 1: Outside the cemetery
Item 2: A look inside the cemetery's gates
Item 3: Guards stationed at a gravesite
Item 4: inside the cemetery
Item 5: A bamboo organ postcard guide
Item 6: Inside the cemetery
Page 76: Pagsanjan River to the Falls, February 1941
Item 1: W.L. [Warren] Johnson
Item 2: A. [Alvin] Metzger
Item 3: Getting into bancas
Item 4: Pagsanjan Lodge
Item 5: Starting up Pagsanjan River to Falls
Item 6: [James E.] Raymann, [Charles E.] Granger, [Warren L.] Johnson, Me [Eiden], [Albert E.] Kennedy, and [Alvin M.] Metzger
Item 7: Getting out of the bancas
Page 77: On the way to the Falls, February 1941
Item 1: View from the river
Item 2: View from the river
Item 3: At the Falls
Item 4: The high banks of the river
Item 5: The Falls
Item 6: The rapids, swift water, and many rocks
Item 7: A hut along the river
Item 8: The rapids, swift water, and many rocks
Page 78: Pagsanjan Falls, February 1941
Item 1: [James E.] Raymann and [Alvin E.] Metzger
Item 2: Me [Eiden] using movie camera
Item 3: Pagsanjan Falls
Item 4: Well, so long! Hope you have enjoyed my pictures.
Item 5: Pagsanjan Falls
Page 79: Navy Certificate, May 4, 1940
Item 1: Navy Training Course Certificate- Fireman Second Class
Page 80: Navy Certificate, January 8, 1941
Item 1: Navy Training Course Certificate- Fireman First Class
Box 2
Folder 1: Souvenirs of Service in the Philippines, photo album 3, 1940-1941
The photos in this album contain pictures of Eiden's service and experiences within the Philippines, encounters with Japanese soldiers, and activities on the Houston (Cruiser: CA-30).  The first 3 pages are blank and pages 54-72 are blank. Pages 16 and 17 contain color pictures.
Page 4: Manila (Philippines), 1940-1941
Item 1: Part of Jones Bridge
Item 2: Close-up of the top of Jones Bridge
Item 3: USS Houston (CA-30), flagship of the Asiatic Fleet
Item 4: The Great Wall of Manila
Page 5: Manila (Philippines), 1940-1941
Item 1: Houses in the Santa Ana district
Item 2: Street vendor in the Santa Ana district
Item 3: Outside the Moon Hotel and Restaurant
Item 4: Boats in the river
Item 5: Street scene in Rizal area, outside of Manila
Item 6: Bunk room in the Navy's YMCA
Item 7: Philippine's Racing Club
Item 8: Philippine's Racing Club
Page 6: Road trip to Pagsanjan Falls, February 1941
Item 1: A view of the river
Item 2: Eiden in a field on the way to the Falls
Item 3: A cemetery on the way the Pagsanjan Falls
Item 4: A view of the river
Item 5: China Clipper airplane
Item 6: A view of the river
Item 7: A local man fishing in the river
Item 8: Navy sailors sitting under palm trees
Page 7: Panay Island (Philippines), April 23, 1941
Item 1: Approaching the coast of Panay Island
Item 2: A local sailboat
Item 3: A view of Iloilo city from the sea
Item 4: People gathered outside of a shop
Item 5: People gathered outside of a shop
Item 6: A parked vehicle
Item 7: A view of a city street
Item 8: Local transportation
Item 9: Two train engines
Item 10: Outside of a local shop
Item 11: A horse and carriage
Page 8: Panay Island (Philippines), April 23, 1941
Item 1: A Navy sailor standing by a fountain
Item 2: A child in the streets of Illoilo
Item 3: A Navy sailor sitting at a fountain
Item 4: A building in Iloilo
Item 5: Navy sailors walking among the locals
Item 6: A crumbling statue
Item 7: A statue outside of a church
Item 8: The prison of Illoilo
Page 9: Panay Island (Philippines), April 23, 1941
Item 1: Colegio De San Jose
Item 2: St. Paul's  Hospital
Item 3: Clock and bell tower
Item 4: A local sailboat
Page 10: Mindanao Island (Philippines), May 3, 1941
Item 1: A fisherman's dock in Zamboanga
Item 2: Fishermen working on the dock
Item 3: Activity in the Zamboanga's market
Item 4: Outside of the fish market in Zamboanga
Page 11: Mindanao Island (Philippines), May 3, 1941
Item 1: A coconut grove with grazing cattle
Item 2: Children in the coconut grove
Item 3: Homes in Zamboanga
Item 4: Homes in Zamboanga
Page 12: Mindanao Island (Philippines), May 3, 1941
Item 1: Children outside their homes in Zamboanga
Item 2: The homes of coconut factory workers
Item 3: Another view of the houses of the factory workers
Item 4: A local sailboat
Page 13: Mindanao Island (Philippines), May 3, 1941
Item 1: The coconut factory in Zamboanga
Item 2: The coconut factory in Zamboanga
Item 3: A worker at the factory
Item 4: A worker at the factory
Page 14: Mindanao Island (Philippines), May 3, 1941
Item 1: "Slacks" at the coconut factory
Item 2: Cocoa tress in Zamboanga
Item 3: Shipmates in the streets of Zamboanga
Item 4: A building on the island
Page 15: Mindanao Island (Philippines), May 3, 1941
Item 1: San Ramon Prison in Zamboanga
Item 2: San Ramon Prison in Zamboanga
Item 3: Native fishermen at sea
Item 4: Native fishermen at sea
Page 16: Zamboanga City (Philippines), May 3, 1941
Item 1: Coconut trees
Item 2: Sailboat off the coast
Item 3: An ocean view from the coast
Item 4: Sailboat off the coast
Item 5: A local driving a water buffalo cart
Item 6: A local house built on the coast off the island
Item 7: Young coconut trees
Item 8: Coconut trees' reflection in the ocean
Page 17: Zamboanga City (Philippines), May 3, 1941
Item 1: A row of coconut trees
Item 2: A sailboat at sunset
Item 3: A view of coconut trees
Item 4: A water buffalo wading in the water
Item 5: Coconut trees
Item 6: Fishermen leaving their boats at sunset
Item 7: Sunset over the ocean
Item 8: Sunset over the island
Page 18: On the USS Houston (CA-30) and on shore in Manila (Philippines), 1941
Item 1: Swimming along side Tawi-Tawi
Item 2: Jumping into the ocean off of the USS Houston (CA-30)
Item 3: Opening day at the Navy Club in Manila
Item 4: The USS Houston (CA-30) boxing champion
Page 19: Navy comics and prayers, 1941
Item 1: A sailor dancing with a woman
Item 2: A sailor giving his hat to a woman
Item 3: Mermaids
Item 4: A note of condolence from a Navy chaplain
Page 20: Flagellants in the Philippines, 1941
Item 1: A note on flagellants
Item 2: A man holding a tool for scourging
Item 3: A flagellant on the ground
Item 4: Flagellants being scourged
Item 5: A flagellant  awaiting scourging
Page 21: Flagellants in the Philippines, 1941
Item 1: Flagellants walking in a line
Item 2: A man displaying tools for scourging
Item 3: A man awaiting to be scourged
Item 4: A flagellant waiting for his turn
Item 5: Flagellants walking in line
Item 6: A line of flagellants kneeling
Item 7: A line of bloodied flagellants kneeling and standing
Page 22: Flagellants in the Philippines and views of Manila, 1941
Item 1: A boy looking on as flagellant is scourged
Item 2: A crowd looks on as a flagellant is scourged
Item 3: The bloodied back of a flagellant
Item 4: A view of Manila from a roof garden
Item 5: A view of the river from a roof garden in Manila
Page 23: Manila (Philippines), May 1941
Item 1: Post Office
Item 2: Escolta Street
Item 3: Boats in the Pasig River
Item 4: Rizal Street
Item 5: Activity on the streets
Page 24: Baguio (Philippines), June 2-9, 1941
Item 1: Baguio Vocational School
Item 2: A view of the city
Item 3: A view looking down at the city
Item 4: Inside a bowling alley
Item 5: City streets
Item 6: Locals in native garb walking down the street
Page 25: Baguio (Philippines), June 2-9 1941
Item 1: A local church
Item 2: An Igorot man holding a baby
Item 3: The Igorot Market
Item 4: A local bridge
Page 26: Baguio (Philippines), June 2-9, 1941
Item 1: Outside the Igorot Market
Item 2: Crowds inside the Igorot Market
Item 3: Sellers inside the market
Item 4: Women working at the Igorot Market
Page 27: Mountain trip outside of Baguio (Philippines), June 2-9, 1941
Item 1: Banue Rice Terraces
Item 2: Banue Rice Terraces
Item 3: A waterfall in the mountains
Item 4: A waterfall in the mountains
Item 5: A view of the mountains
Item 6: A waterfall in the mountains
Item 7: A road in the mountains
Item 8: Trees in the mountains
Page 28: Mine View Park, Baguio (Philippines), June 2-9, 1941
Item 1: An outlook pavilion in the park
Item 2: A view of the mountains from the outlook pavilion
Item 3: A view of the trees
Item 4: A road to Mine View Park
Item 5: A man looking at the view from the top of the park
Item 6: An Igorot woman working
Item 7: Two Igorot skeletons
Item 8: A young Igorot woman
Page 29: Asin Hot Springs , Baguio (Philippines)
Item 1: Outside Asin Hot Springs
Item 2: Eiden standing next to the pool
Item 3: A man standing by the hot springs
Item 4: Eiden getting out of the pool
Item 5: The river flowing next to the pool
Item 6: Men lounging at the pool
Page 30: Baguio (Philippines), June 2-9, 1941
Item 1: An Igorot woman weaving
Item 2: An Igorot woman weaving Baguio cloth
Item 3: An Igorot woman weaving
Item 4: A view of the Igorot village
Item 5: An Igorot women with children
Page 31: Baguio (Philippines), June 2-9, 1941
Item 1: Carts going into the Baguio gold mine
Item 2: A view of mine buildings
Item 3: A view looking down from the mine
Item 4: Buildings built on the side of the cliff
Page 32: Camp John Hay (Philippines), 1941
Item 1: A canon at the camp
Item 2: A row of canons at the camp
Item 3: The entry to the camp
Item 4: Inside the camp
Item 5: A fountain inside the camp
Item 6: A man posing with one of the canons
Page 33: Camp John Hay (Philippines), 1941
Item 1: The rifle range
Item 2: Men practicing shooting at the range
Item 3: A man sitting
Item 4: Cross gravestone markers at the camp
Item 5: Cross gravestone markers at the camp
Item 6: Wright Park
Item 7: The gates outside a large building
Item 8: A local man looking into a portrait studio
Item 9: A local man playing music outside of the shop
Item 10: A reflecting pool
Page 34: Navy Planes and aboard the USS Houston (CA-30), 1941
Item 1: A Navy utility plane
Item 2: A Navy utility plane
Item 3: Captain J.B. Oldendorf and Admiral T.E. Hart
Item 4: Admiral T.E. Hart with the U.S. High Commissioner
Page 35: Cavite (Philippines), 1941
Item 1: Men getting a pig ready to roast
Item 2: A man with the pig ready to roast
Item 3: A Navy comic by John Wise
Page 36: Japanese soldiers, 1941
Item 1: The beheading of a Chinese soldier
Item 2: The beheading of a Chinese soldier
Item 3: A Chinese soldier being executed
Item 4: The body of an executed Chinese soldier
Item 5: A Japanese soldier walking away after performing the execution
Item 6: Japanese soldiers setting up sign posts
Page 37: Japanese soldiers
Item 1: Japanese soldiers putting up a sign after the executions
Item 2: A Japanese soldier putting a warning sign into the ground
Item 3: The Chinese soldiers heads hanging from posts as a warning
Item 4: The Chinese soldiers heads hanging from posts as a warning
Page 38: Memorabilia, 1941
Item 1: A Navy sailor's portrait signed "Always, Jack"
Item 2: A view of the bay
Item 3: A poem titled "I Wanna Go Home"
Page 39: Puerto Princesa (Philippines), July 12, 1941
Item 1: Native nepa huts
Item 2: The municipal administration building
Item 3: A palm tree down
Item 4: Nepa huts along the ocean
Item 5: The front of a nepa hut
Item 6: A nepa hut by the ocean
Item 7: A child working
Item 8: Ships in the bay, including the USS Houston (CA-30)
Item 9: A local barbershop
Page 40: Cebu City (Philippines), August 16, 1941
Item 1: Navy sailors walking down the street
Item 2: The Cebu theater
Item 3: Local transportation in the street
Item 4: Navy sailors "Gap" and John
Item 5: The building that houses the Cross of Magellan
Item 6: A statue outside of a building
Page 41: Cebu City (Philippines), August 16, 1941
Item 1: Two local women walking
Item 2: A lighthouse
Item 3: A local monument
Item 4: A Filipino club
Item 5: Bolokbolok waterfall
Item 6: A view of the city from the ocean
Item 7: A view of the ocean
Item 8: A local dock with sailboats
Page 42: Captain Oldendorf on the USS Houston (CA-30), 1941
Item 1: Inspection of whites with neckerchief
Item 2: Inspection of tropical working dress
Item 3: Inspection of mess boys
Page 43: Captain Rooks and Oldendorf aboard the USS Houston (CA-30), 1941
Item 1: Captain Rooks
Item 2: Captain Oldendorf's farewell speech
Item 3: Captain Oldendorf's farewell speech
Item 4: Captain Rooks taking command of the USS Houston (CA-30)
Page 44: Captain Rooks' inspection, 1941
Item 1: Inspection with whites with neckerchiefs
Item 2: Ship's band being inspected
Item 3: Captain Rooks speaks with officers
Page 45: Boxing on the USS Houston (CA-30), 1941
Item 1: Officers sitting outiside of the boxing ring
Item 2: The announcer for the boxing match
Item 3: The first boxing match
Item 4: The second boxing match
Page 46: Boxing on the USS Houston (CA-30), 1941
Item 1: A third boxing match
Item 2: A boxer down for the count
Item 3: A referee seperating the boxers
Item 4: The ship's band
Page 47: Manila (Philippines), 1941
Item 1: Navy sailor posing with the city in the background
Item 2: Navy sailor posing on a pedestrian bridge
Item 3: The Philppines' Home Guard performing drills
Item 4: The Philppines' Home Guard performing drills
Item 5: Navy sailor outside of the Jockey Club
Item 6: Outside of the Jockey Club
Item 7: The crowds inside the Jockey Club
Page 48: Manila (Philippines), 1941
Item 1: The racetrack
Item 2: The racetrack
Item 3: A jockey and horse getting ready for the race
Item 4: The Manila Racing Club
Item 5: The Manila Racing Club
Item 6: A statue of [Jose] Rizal
Item 7: Sepi ball being played by locals
Item 8: A sepi ball that is made of seed
Page 49: Laa Island Beer Party, 1941
Item 1: Navy sailors going ashore for the beer party
Item 2: [Jack] Burge, a local man, and another Navy sailor at the party
Item 3: A group of Navy sailors at the party
Item 4: Jake at the party
Item 5: Navy sailors at the party
Item 6: Navy sailors in line for food provided by the ship's service
Page 50: Manila (Philippines), 1941
Item 1: A view of the city
Item 2: A city street
Item 3: A cinema in the city
Item 4: Eiden and a Navy sailor
Item 5: A statue
Item 6: A Navy sailor outside in the city
Item 7: Local boats at the dock
Item 8: A statue in the city
Item 9: Local workers on a boat
Page 51: Eiden's shipmates, 1941
Item 1: Navy sailors standing outside
Item 2: A Navy sailor poses with locals
Item 3: Shipmates sitting and smoking
Item 4: Navy sailor standing next to the Great Wall of Manila
Item 5: Eiden standing next to a horse and carriage
Item 6: Navy sailor on a bridge
Page 52: Manila (Philippines), 1941
Item 1: Eiden outside a vault in Paco Cemetery
Item 2: A historical marker about Paco Cemetery
Item 3: Navy sailor kneeling by a vault in the cemetery
Item 4: A full view of the vault
Item 5: A mausoleum inside the cemetery
Item 6: People walking in a local park
Item 7: A pond inside the park
Item 8: A statue inside the park
Page 53: Manila (Philippines), 1941
Item 1: Children in the street
Item 2: Navy sailor posing by a tree
Item 3: Activity in the street
Item 4: A trolley and horse and carriage in the street
Item 5: A synagogue
Item 6: Eiden at Plaza McKinley
Item 7: A color photo of coconut trees surrounded by water
Series 2: Correspondence & Personal Photos, 1939-1942
Box 1
Folder 3: Personal correspondance and photos
This series contains letters from Eiden to his family and letters from Eiden's family to him.  It also includes his obituary, graduation picture, and United States, Navy photograph.
Item 1: Graduation picture, 1939
Item 2: Navy Photo, October 1940
a 5x3 copy of Eiden's Navy portrait
Item 3: Navy Photo, October 1940
a 4x6 copy of Eiden's Navy portrait
Item 4: A copy of a letter sent to Eiden, February 4, 1942
a 5-page letter to Eiden from his sister Clara
Item 5: Copies of letters Eiden wrote, February 10,1942; February 18, 1942
A copy of two letters from Eiden to his parents.
Item 6: Obituary, 1942
Herman George Eiden's obituary in the Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.)
Item 7: Letter from Eiden, undated [1940-1941]
A letter from Eiden sent to his mother.
Series 3: USS Houston (CA-30) news and memorial information, 1946-2005
This series contains newspaper articles and newsletters in relation to the sinking of the USS Houston (CA-30) and the survivors and their families.  It includes photos, articles and brochures from the 60th commemorative anniversary of the sinking of the USS Houston (CA-30) as well.
Box 1
Folder 4: USS Houston news and memorial information (part 1 of 2), March 3, 1946 to March 1, 2002
Item 1: Houston Took Big Ship With Her as She Sank, March 3, 1946
News article from the Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.)
Item 2: History of the USS Houston (CA-30), 1968
from the Dictionary of American Fighting Ships, Vol. III.
Item 3: Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United--Periodicals., February 1992
Page 22 has an article on the USS Houston (CA-30).
Item 4: Descendants of John Byrne Aldred (Mike), October 1, 2001
A copy of a biographical sketch of a World War II, survivor of Japanese prison camps and his family.
Item 5: USS Houston (CA-30), Blue Bonnet, Volume 32, December 2001
A copy of the monthly newsletter by the USS Houston (CA-30) Survivors Association & Next Generations.
Item 6: Flags crown memorial to sunken ship, February 3, 2002
An article that covers the completion of the USS Houston (CA-30) memorial.
Item 7: Lost Battalion Association newsletter, March 2002
Item 8: USS Houston (CA-30), Blue Bonnet, Volume 33, March, 2002
A copy of the monthly newsletter by the USS Houston (CA-30) Survivors Association & Next Generations.
Item 9: Ceremony to Pay Tribute To Memory of USS Houston Crew, March 1, 2002
A printed copy of the the University of Houston's press release in regards to the memorial ceremony.
Folder 5: USS Houston news and memorial information (part 2 of 2), 2002-2005
Item 1: Pacific Fleet- Reunions reminders of hallowed war history, March 2, 2002
A copy of a news article from the Houston chronicle--Index--Periodicals.
Item 2: A rainy reunion, March 2, 2002
A copy of the photo from the 60th commemorative service published in the Houston chronice--Indexes--Periodicals.
Item 3: Remembering USS Houston's valor, March 2, 2002
a copy of a Houston Chronicle article detaiing the commemorative service.
Item 4: USS Houston Survivors and Next Generation Memorial Service, March 2, 2002
a program from the memorial service held at Sam Houston Park in Houston, TX
Item 5: Before the ceremony, March 2, 2002
photo taken at the 60th anniversary commemorative ceremony for the USS Houston (CA-30) at Sam Houston Park
Item 6: Members of the United States Navy attending the ceremony, March 2, 2002
photo taken at the 60th anniversary commemorative ceremony for the USS Houston (CA-30) at Sam Houston Park
Item 7: Armed Forces at the Memorial Service, March 2, 2002
photo taken at the 60th anniversary commemorative ceremony for the USS Houston (CA-30) at Sam Houston Park
Item 8: Guest under the ceremony tents, March 2, 2002
photo taken at the 60th anniversary commemorative ceremony for the USS Houston (CA-30) at Sam Houston Park
Item 9: Guests under the ceremony tent, March 2, 2002
photo taken at the 60th anniversary commemorative ceremony for the USS Houston (CA-30) at Sam Houston Park
Item 10: Family and friends at the USS Houston Memorial, March 2, 2002
photo taken at the 60th anniversary commemorative ceremony for the USS Houston (CA-30) at Sam Houston Park
Item 11: Visitors at the USS Houston Memorial, March 2, 2002
photo taken at the 60th anniversary commemorative ceremony for the USS Houston (CA-30) at Sam Houston Park
Item 12: Family and friends at the Memorial Service, March 2, 2002
photo taken at the 60th anniversary commemorative ceremony for the USS Houston (CA-30) at Sam Houston Park
Item 13: Armed Forces at the Memorial Service, March 2, 2002
photo taken at the 60th anniversary commemorative ceremony for the USS Houston (CA-30) at Sam Houston Park
Item 14: Houston Brass Band, March 2, 2002
photo taken at the 60th anniversary commemorative ceremony for the USS Houston (CA-30) at Sam Houston Park
Item 15: USS Houston Memorial, March 2, 2002
photo taken at the 60th anniversary commemorative ceremony for the USS Houston (CA-30) at Sam Houston Park
Item 16: Eiden's name on the USS Houston Memorial, March 2, 2002
photo taken at the 60th anniversary commemorative ceremony for the USS Houston (CA-30) at Sam Houston Park
Item 17: USS Houston Memorial, March 2, 2002
photo taken at the 60th anniversary commemorative ceremony for the USS Houston (CA-30) at Sam Houston Park
Item 18: USS Houston Memorial, March 2, 2002
photo taken at the 60th anniversary commemorative ceremony for the USS Houston (CA-30) at Sam Houston Park
Item 19: After the ceremony, March 2, 2002
photo taken at the 60th anniversary commemorative ceremony for the USS Houston (CA-30) at Sam Houston Park
Item 20: Family and friends standing at the USS Houston Memorial, March 2, 2002
photo taken at the 60th anniversary commemorative ceremony for the USS Houston (CA-30) at Sam Houston Park
Item 21: Visitors at the USS Houston Memorial, March 2, 2002
photo taken at the 60th anniversary commemorative ceremony for the USS Houston (CA-30) at Sam Houston Park
Item 22: The Diver's Report, March 26, 2002
A report on what divers found at the wreckage of the USS Houston (CA-30)
Item 23: Survivors of the ill fated USS Houston (CA-30), May 2, 2002
a copy of a photo of soldiers who survived the sinking of the USS Houston (CA-30) and Japanese P.O.W Camps upon their arrival in Washington, DC.
Item 24: USS Houston (CA-30) Crew List, May 23, 2002
a list of all crew members with last names beginning with E.
Item 25: USS Houston (CA-30)'s surviror and next generations' website, May 23, 2002
a print out of the homepage of www.usshouston.org
Item 26: USS Houston (CA-30), Blue Bonnet, Volume 34, June 2002
A copy of the monthly newsletter by the USS Houston (CA-30) Survivors Association & Next Generations.
Item 27: USS Houston (CA-30), Blue Bonnet, Volume 36, December 2002
A copy of the monthly newsletter by the USS Houston (CA-30) Survivors Association & Next Generations.
Item 28: A Memorial Exercise, June 11, 2005
A print out of Marge Maggiora's article about recreating the Battle of Sunda Strait to honor her brother who perished on the USS Houston (CA-30).
Item 29: Cruiser Houston: At War, June 11, 2005
a copy of an article from the University of Houston's digital library
Item 30: Order form for prints of the USS Houston (CA-30), undated
Item 31: USS Houston (CA-30) Monument brochure, undated
Series 4: Film and Narrative Script, 1941-1942

Film 1 contains Eiden's travels in Manila.

Film 2 includes Eiden's trip to Taal Lake Volcano and Pagsanjan Fall.

Film 3 contains Eiden's travels to Iloilo.

Film 4 includes Eiden's travels to Zamboanga, Asin Hotsprings, and Camp John Hays.

Film 5 contains Eiden's travels to the city of Baguio.

Film 6 includes more of Eiden's travels in Manila and the surrounding area.

Box 3
Film 1
Film 2
Film 3
Film 4
Film 5
Film 6
Folder 1: A 6 page copy of the log script that corresponds with the films., June 16, 1942

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