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Jason Schoener papers

Creator:
Schoener, Jason  Search this
Names:
Arbuthnot, Nancy Prothro  Search this
Schoener, Virginia, 1923-  Search this
Weber, Max, 1881-1961  Search this
Zorach, Marguerite, 1887-1968  Search this
Zorach, William, 1887-1966  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((144 items))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Enewetak Atoll (Marshall Islands)
Date:
1952-1996
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence (143 letters, 1952-1988, many addressed to Jason and Virginia) includes 85 letters from Schoener's uncle, William Zorach and his wife Marguerite, discussing daily events, family matters, and offering advice on Schoener's carreer. There is also a letter from Max Weber thanking Schoener for the handmade cufflinks "that were made by one who loves and creates beauty." Also found is the 1996 publication "An American Artist in World War II: Jason Schoener at Eniwetak" by Nancy Arbuthnot, which recounts the Schoener's experiences and reproduces his paintings from his navy commission during the last year of WWII.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor, ceramist, painter, educator; Oakland, California. Born 1919. Schoener graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art and also studied at Case Western Reserve, the Art Students League of New York, and Columbia University. He and his wife, Virginia, settled in the San Francisco Bay area in 1953. Schoener was a longtime professor at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. During his Navy service in WWII, Schoener produced a series of watercolors which became the subject of a publication by Nancy Prothro Arbuthnot in 1996. He exhibited widely in the U.S. and abroad.
Provenance:
Donated 1996 by Jason and Virginia Schoener.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area  Search this
Ceramicists -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area  Search this
Topic:
Art and war  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American -- Pictorial works  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.schojaso
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-schojaso

John Altoon art work and papers

Creator:
Altoon, John, 1925-  Search this
Names:
Tyler, Kenneth E.  Search this
Extent:
2.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Date:
circa 1940-1969
Scope and Contents:
Over 300 pencil and pencil and ink drawings, circa 1950s-1960s, mostly contained in sketchbooks and tablets, as well as numerous loose sketches and several mixed-media works on board. Also found are Altoon's letters and a ship's log dating from his years of WWII Navy service in the Pacific.
An addition of 0.6 linear feet donated 2017 included approximately 100 sketches by John Altoon, 1956-1966 and undated, created in printmaker Kenneth Tyler's Los Angeles workshop.
Biographical / Historical:
John Altoon (1925-1969) was a painter in Los Angeles, Calif. Altoon (born Altoonian), was a major figure in the Los Angeles art scene from the 1950s until his death from a heart attack in 1969. He began painting in the abstract-expressionist style, but by the mid-1960s his works turned to the figure, characterized by skillful draftsmanship and sexual imagery.
Provenance:
Donated 1998 by Roberta L. Thompson, John Altoon's widow and in 2017 by printmaker Kenneth E. Tyler who collaborated on projects with John Altoon.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Prints -- Technique -- Study and teaching  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Pacific Ocean  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.altojohn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-altojohn

Jason Schoener papers, 1952-1996

Creator:
Schoener, Jason, 1919-1997  Search this
Subject:
Arbuthnot, Nancy Prothro  Search this
Schoener, Virginia  Search this
Weber, Max  Search this
Zorach, Marguerite  Search this
Zorach, William  Search this
Place:
Enewetak Atoll (Marshall Islands)
Topic:
Art and war  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American -- Pictorial works  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6645
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215960
AAA_collcode_schojaso
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215960

John Altoon art work and papers, circa 1940-1969

Creator:
Altoon, John, 1925-1969  Search this
Subject:
Tyler, Kenneth E.  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Prints -- Technique -- Study and teaching  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Pacific Ocean  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6134
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216350
AAA_collcode_altojohn
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216350

Admiral Alfred M. Pride Papers

Creator:
Pride, Alfred Melville, 1897-1988  Search this
Names:
Lexington (Aircraft carrier : 1927-1942)  Search this
Saratoga (Aircraft carrier : CV-3)  Search this
USS Langley (warship)  Search this
United States. Navy -- Aviation  Search this
United States. Navy -- Reserve fleets  Search this
United States. Navy -- Reserve fleets -- Flying Corps  Search this
United States. Navy. Anacostia Naval Air Station  Search this
United States. Navy. Bureau of Aeronautics [BuAer]  Search this
Extent:
6.54 Cubic feet ((6 records center boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Photographs
Clippings
Date:
[ca. 1910s-1970s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following types of material relating to Pride's illustrious naval aviation career: correspondence, photographs: official documents, such as Naval orders newsclippings; and certificates.
Biographical / Historical:
Admiral Alfred Melville Pride (1897-1988) was a retired four-star admiral who was a pioneer in Navy aviation. Born in Somerville, Massachusetts, Pride attended the Engineering School at Tuft's College before enlisting in the US Naval Reserve Force in 1917. In September 1917, Pride was appointed Ensign in the Naval Reserve Flying Corp where he served in England and France during World War I. Pride was designated a naval aviator in 1918 and was transferred to the regular Navy in November of 1921 and was commissioned a Lieutenant. In September 1921 Pride reported for duty with the aviation detachment of the USS Langley, where he developed the arresting gear to be installed on the Langley and where he carried out experimental take-offs and landings on the aircraft carrier. The Navy sent him to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to study aeronautical engineering. He later served with the original crews on the Navy's next two carriers --the Saratoga and the Lexington, Pride made the first landing of a helicopter on an aircraft carrier in 1931 and from 1934-1936 he was commander of the flight test section at the Anacostia Naval Air Station in Washington, D.C. During World War II, Pride commanded the aircraft carrier Belleau Wood in the South Pacific, conducting air strikes against the Japanese in the following campaigns: Tarawa, Wake and Makin Islands, Kwajalein, Truk, Sampan and Tinian. Pride also commanded the Naval Air Center at Pearl Harbor, directing air support for amphibious landings and played a major role in planning for the invasion of Okinawa and the Japanese home islands. After World War II Pride headed the Navy's Bureau of Aeronautics in Washington, DC, and in 1953 he was selected to command the Seventh Fleet. He retired in 1959.
General:
Additional materials: Uniform and flight were transferred to the National Air and Space Museum Aeronautics Division.
NASMrev
Provenance:
Carol P. Lemeshewsky, Gift, 1989, 1997-0010, NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Aircraft carriers  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Photographs
Clippings
Identifier:
NASM.1997.0010
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1997-0010

Aboard the LCC 60 Normandy and southern France, 1944 Howard Vander Beek

Author:
Vander Beek, Howard  Search this
Subject:
Landing Craft Control 60 (Boat)  Search this
Physical description:
92 pages, 2 unnumbered leaves of plates illustrations, portraits 28 cm
Type:
Personal narratives, American
Personal narratives
Date:
1995
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American  Search this
Operation Neptune  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1111581

A student's guide to In Harms's Way : the Navy in the Pacific theater World War II / [developed and written by Susan Silverstein.]

Title:
Navy in the Pacific theater World War II
Navy in the Pacific theater World War Two
Author:
Silverstein, Susan  Search this
Navy Museum (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Subject:
Navy Museum (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
22 pages : illustrations, map ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Pacific Area
Date:
200u
[©200-?]
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American--Study and teaching  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Study and teaching  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1108273

Early U.S. Navy carrier raids, February-April 1942 : five operations that tested a new dimension of American air power / David Lee Russell

Author:
Russell, David Lee 1947-  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 197 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Type:
Case studies
History
Place:
Pacific Area
United States
Date:
2019
20th century
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns  Search this
Aircraft carriers--History  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American  Search this
Air power (Military science)  Search this
Raids (Military science)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1106115

Above an angry sea : men and missions of the United States Navy's PB4y-1 Liberator and PB4y-2 Privateer Squadrons Pacific theater: October 1944-September 1945 / Alan C. Carey

Author:
Carey, Alan C.  Search this
Physical description:
191 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Pacific Area
Date:
2017
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1105705

Setting the rising sun : Halsey's aviators strike Japan, summer 1945 / Kevin A. Mahoney

Title:
Halsey's carriers strike Japan, summer 1945
Author:
Mahoney, Kevin A.  Search this
Subject:
Halsey, William F (William Frederick) 1882-1959  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 325 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Japan
United States
Date:
2019
20th century
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
Aircraft carriers--History  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1104683

Implacable foes : war in the Pacific, 1944-1945 / Waldo Heinrichs and Marc Gallicchio

Title:
War in the Pacific, 1944-1945
Author:
Heinrichs, Waldo H.  Search this
Gallicchio, Marc S. 1954-  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 711 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Type:
Texts
Place:
Pacific Area
Date:
2017
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1102431

Indianapolis : the true story of the worst sea disaster in U.S. naval history and the fifty-year fight to exonerate an innocent man / Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic

Title:
True story of the worst sea disaster in U.S. naval history and the fifty-year fight to exonerate an innocent man
True story of the worst sea disaster in United States naval history and the 50-year fight to exonerate an innocent man
Author:
Vincent, Lynn  Search this
Vladic, Sara  Search this
Subject:
McVay, Charles Butler III 1898-1968 Trials, litigation, etc  Search this
Indianapolis (Cruiser) History  Search this
United States Navy Search and rescue operations  Search this
Physical description:
578 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Pacific Ocean
Date:
2018
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Search and rescue operations  Search this
Shipwrecks  Search this
Courts-martial and courts of inquiry  Search this
Judicial error  Search this
Vindication  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1096996

United States destroyer operations in World War II / by Theodore Roscoe ; research and technical editing by Thomas L. Wattles ; designed and illustrated by Fred Freeman

Author:
Roscoe, Theodore  Search this
Subject:
United States Navy Destroyer Forces  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 581 pages : illustrations, portraits, maps ; 29 cm
Type:
Texts
Date:
1953
©1953
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American  Search this
Greenland--Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
D773 .R79
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_39053

Joe Rochefort's war : the odyssey of the codebreaker who outwitted Yamamoto at Midway / Elliot Carlson

Author:
Carlson, Elliot 1936-  Search this
Publisher:
United States Naval Institute  Search this
Subject:
Rochefort, Joe 1900-1976  Search this
United States Navy Officers  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 572 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Biographies
Place:
United States
Date:
2013
Topic:
Cryptographers  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Cryptography  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Military intelligence  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, Japanese  Search this
Midway, Battle of, 1942  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Electronic intelligence  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1090769

We flew alone : men and missions of the United States Navy's B-24 Liberator Squadrons : Pacific Operations: February 1943-September 1944 / Alan C. Carey

Author:
Carey, Alan C.  Search this
Physical description:
152 pages ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Pacific Area
Date:
2017
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1089894

Proud / Castle Hill Productions and T.H. Entertainment present a film by Mary Pat Kelly ; produced by Ally Hilfiger ; written and directed by Mary Pat Kelly

Author:
Davis, Ossie  Search this
Kelly, Mary Pat  Search this
Rea, Stephen  Search this
Subject:
Mason (Destroyer escort)  Search this
Physical description:
1 videodisc (approximately 87 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Fiction
Videodiscs
Feature films
Film adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
War films
Date:
2004
©2004
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American  Search this
African American sailors  Search this
Call number:
video 001478
Restrictions & Rights:
For private home use only.
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1082869

Never call me a hero : a legendary American dive-bomber pilot remembers the Battle of Midway / N. Jack "Dusty" Kleiss, with Timothy and Laura Orr

Author:
Kleiss, N. Jack 1916-2016  Search this
Orr, Timothy J.  Search this
Orr, Laura Lawfer  Search this
Subject:
Kleiss, N. Jack 1916-2016  Search this
United States Navy Scouting Squadron Six  Search this
Enterprise (Aircraft carrier : CV-6)  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 312 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimile ; 24 cm
Type:
Personal narratives, American
Biography
Autobiographies
Personal narratives
Place:
United States
Date:
2017
Topic:
Midway, Battle of, 1942  Search this
Dive bomber pilots  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1080065

Dr. Philip Karl Boraas Lundeberg / oral history conducted by David F. Winkler

Title:
WWII -- USS Frederick C. Davis -- Historian -- curator
Author:
Lundeberg, Philip K  Search this
Winkler, David F (David Frank) 1958-  Search this
Naval Historical Foundation Oral History Program  Search this
Naval Historical Center (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Lundeberg, Philip K  Search this
United States Navy Officers  Search this
Frederick C. Davis (Ship : DE-136)  Search this
Physical description:
[5], 41 p., [21] leaves ; 28 cm
Type:
Biography
Interviews
Place:
United States
Date:
2003
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American  Search this
Historians  Search this
Call number:
V63.L86 A5 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_803103

Steichen at war / [compiled] by Christopher Phillips

Author:
Steichen, Edward 1879-1973  Search this
Phillips, Christopher  Search this
United States Naval Aviation Photographic Unit  Search this
Subject:
United States Navy Aviation  Search this
Physical description:
256 p. : ill. ; 32 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
United States
Date:
1987
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American  Search this
Aircraft carriers--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_809933

Lake Michigan's aircraft carriers / Paul M. Somers

Author:
Somers, Paul M  Search this
Subject:
Sable (Ship)  Search this
Wolverine (Ship)  Search this
United States Navy Aviation History  Search this
Physical description:
128 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Michigan, Lake
Date:
2003
C2003
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American  Search this
Air pilots, Military--Training of  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_814104

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