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Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection

Creator:
Porter, John C.  Search this
Collector:
Armed Forces History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Navarre, Jack B., 1925- (merchant seaman)  Search this
Armed Forces History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Names:
San Mateo Coast Guard Station  Search this
United States. Merchant Marine  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Newspapers
Oral history
Scrapbooks
Identity cards
Menus
Correspondence
Military passes
Photographs
Diaries
Passports
Place:
San Mateo (Calif.)
Date:
1943-1946
Summary:
The collection documents individuals who served in the Merchant Marine's and Navy between 1943 and 1946.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of primarily of reminscenes of reminiscences with individuals who served n the Merchant Marine and Navy.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Delia Porter, date unknown, and Jack B. Navarre, August 24, 1990.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Some material in collection probably under copyright.
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Merchant Marine  Search this
Ships -- Manning  Search this
Merchant Marine -- Manning of vessels -- United States  Search this
Merchant Marine -- United States  Search this
Seamen -- 1940-1950  Search this
Merchant seamen  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean  Search this
Marine engineers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Newspapers -- Ships -- 1940-1950
Oral history -- 1940-1950
Scrapbooks -- 1900-1950
Identity cards -- 1940-1950
Menus -- Ships -- 1940-1950
Correspondence -- 1940-1950
Military passes -- Ships -- 1940-1950
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1940-1950
Diaries -- 20th century
Passports
Citation:
Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection, 405, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0405
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Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0405

Porter, John C., diary and photograph

Collection Creator:
Porter, John C.  Search this
Collection Collector:
Armed Forces History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Navarre, Jack B., 1925- (merchant seaman)  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1943, 1946
Scope and Contents:
John C. Porter was born in Lowell, Massachusetts in 1924, and grew up in Claremont, New Hampshire and later in Newport, Rhode Island. He developed an early interest in radio, building his own radios and working for a radio and TV business installing antennas. He took and passed the FCC's test to acquire amateur call letters, but Pearl Harbor intervened. Amateur radio use was prohibited, and no call letters were issued for the duration of World War II. He wanted to be a radioman in the Navy, and was accepted.

At the age of eighteen, Porter joined the Navy in Providence, Rhode Island. He was assigned to a new ship being commissioned at Sparrow's Point, in Baltimore, the U.S.S. Severn, which saw service in the Pacific. After the War, Porter worked as a plumber and school custodian in Scituate, Rhode Island. He retired in 1987 and died in 1992.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Some material in collection probably under copyright.
Collection Citation:
Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection, 405, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0405-ref548

Jordan, Leonard J.

Collection Creator:
Porter, John C.  Search this
Collection Collector:
Armed Forces History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Navarre, Jack B., 1925- (merchant seaman)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1992
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Some material in collection probably under copyright.
Collection Citation:
Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection, 405, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0405-ref535

Kolb, George

Collection Creator:
Porter, John C.  Search this
Collection Collector:
Armed Forces History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Navarre, Jack B., 1925- (merchant seaman)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 22
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1992
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Some material in collection probably under copyright.
Collection Citation:
Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection, 405, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0405-ref536

Moore, Al

Collection Creator:
Porter, John C.  Search this
Collection Collector:
Armed Forces History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Navarre, Jack B., 1925- (merchant seaman)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 28
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Some material in collection probably under copyright.
Collection Citation:
Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection, 405, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0405-ref542

Navaree, Jack B.

Collection Creator:
Porter, John C.  Search this
Collection Collector:
Armed Forces History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Navarre, Jack B., 1925- (merchant seaman)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 29
Box 3, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1943-1951, 1990
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Some material in collection probably under copyright.
Collection Citation:
Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection, 405, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0405-ref543

The Anchor Light

Collection Creator:
Porter, John C.  Search this
Collection Collector:
Armed Forces History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Navarre, Jack B., 1925- (merchant seaman)  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1997-05
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Some material in collection probably under copyright.
Collection Citation:
Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection, 405, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0405-ref564

The Anchor Light

Collection Creator:
Porter, John C.  Search this
Collection Collector:
Armed Forces History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Navarre, Jack B., 1925- (merchant seaman)  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1998-02
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Some material in collection probably under copyright.
Collection Citation:
Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection, 405, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0405-ref565

The Anchor Light

Collection Creator:
Porter, John C.  Search this
Collection Collector:
Armed Forces History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Navarre, Jack B., 1925- (merchant seaman)  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1998-05
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Some material in collection probably under copyright.
Collection Citation:
Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection, 405, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0405-ref566

The Anchor Light

Collection Creator:
Porter, John C.  Search this
Collection Collector:
Armed Forces History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Navarre, Jack B., 1925- (merchant seaman)  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2001-08
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Some material in collection probably under copyright.
Collection Citation:
Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection, 405, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0405-ref567

Archamber, William

Collection Creator:
Porter, John C.  Search this
Collection Collector:
Armed Forces History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Navarre, Jack B., 1925- (merchant seaman)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Some material in collection probably under copyright.
Collection Citation:
Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection, 405, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0405-ref515

Arkinson, Owen

Collection Creator:
Porter, John C.  Search this
Collection Collector:
Armed Forces History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Navarre, Jack B., 1925- (merchant seaman)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Some material in collection probably under copyright.
Collection Citation:
Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection, 405, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0405-ref516

Berg, George

Collection Creator:
Porter, John C.  Search this
Collection Collector:
Armed Forces History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Navarre, Jack B., 1925- (merchant seaman)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1992
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Some material in collection probably under copyright.
Collection Citation:
Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection, 405, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0405-ref517

Bond, Robert Milus

Collection Creator:
Porter, John C.  Search this
Collection Collector:
Armed Forces History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Navarre, Jack B., 1925- (merchant seaman)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Some material in collection probably under copyright.
Collection Citation:
Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection, 405, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0405-ref518

Branson, A.L.

Collection Creator:
Porter, John C.  Search this
Collection Collector:
Armed Forces History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Navarre, Jack B., 1925- (merchant seaman)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Some material in collection probably under copyright.
Collection Citation:
Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection, 405, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0405-ref519

Britt, Samuel V.

Collection Creator:
Porter, John C.  Search this
Collection Collector:
Armed Forces History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Navarre, Jack B., 1925- (merchant seaman)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Some material in collection probably under copyright.
Collection Citation:
Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection, 405, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0405-ref520

Chandler, Chester Carroll

Collection Creator:
Porter, John C.  Search this
Collection Collector:
Armed Forces History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Navarre, Jack B., 1925- (merchant seaman)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Some material in collection probably under copyright.
Collection Citation:
Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection, 405, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0405-ref521

Carroll, Edward R.

Collection Creator:
Porter, John C.  Search this
Collection Collector:
Armed Forces History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Navarre, Jack B., 1925- (merchant seaman)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Some material in collection probably under copyright.
Collection Citation:
Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection, 405, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0405-ref522

Claar, Bard Norman

Collection Creator:
Porter, John C.  Search this
Collection Collector:
Armed Forces History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Navarre, Jack B., 1925- (merchant seaman)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Some material in collection probably under copyright.
Collection Citation:
Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection, 405, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0405-ref523

Clarke, Robert F.

Collection Creator:
Porter, John C.  Search this
Collection Collector:
Armed Forces History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Navarre, Jack B., 1925- (merchant seaman)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Some material in collection probably under copyright.
Collection Citation:
Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection, 405, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0405-ref524

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