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Bart Bartholomew Collection (1817) Finding Aid

Item Number: 18170000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Over three linear feet of photographs, articles, correspondence, command histories and reports, video tapes, and artifacts document the activities of the USS Joseph Strauss Association.

Dates

  • 28 August 2006

Biographical / Historical

O.W. 'Bart' Bartholomew was born in 1931 in Cattaraugus County, New York. In 1949, Bartholomew volunteered for the United States Navy, beginning his 20 years of service. From August 1965 through June 1969, he served aboard the USS Joseph Strauss (DDG-16) as the Chief Radarman and Operational Specialist, ranked as an E-7. During this time, the USS Joseph Strauss sailed the waters of North Vietnam and of I-IV Corps of the Republic of Vietnam and was involved in the Tet Offensive (1968) and search and rescue actions in North Vietnam. Bartholomew retired in 1969 as an E-7 and received the following medals/citations for his service: Meritorious Unit Commendation, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal-Vietnam, Vietnam Service medal, and the Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation, Bartholomew then attended college for a Business Administration degree and then worked for the New York State Retirement System. He is a member of the American Legion, the American Veterans Association, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
3.0
Pages
1
Location(s)
D083.6; D082.1; Cold Storage Vault; Museum Object Collection; Photograph Collection
1
Photographs

VA048633 - VA049159: 519 photographs documenting the activities of the USS Joseph Strauss Association, including reunions

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10
Museum Objects

1817museum2794: New Hampshire license plate with USS Joseph Strauss ship number
1817museum2795: Portion of the Welcome Home banner flown for USS Joseph Strauss in Pearl Harbor, 15 June 1966
1817museum2796: wood carving with USS Joseph Strauss crest
1817museum2797: Plaque with USS Joseph Strauss crest in brass
1817museum2798: USS Joseph Strauss patch
1817museum2799: USS Joseph Strauss coffee mug
1817museum2800: Patch from Operation Praying Mantis, 18 April 1988
1817museum2801: Ashtray made from the brass butt plate from a 5" 54 powder casing
1817museum2802: USS Joseph Strauss uniform shoulder patch
1817museum2803: Ashtray with the crest of the USS Joseph Strauss

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2
Moving Images

1815VI2294: VHS: USS Joseph Strauss (DDG 16)
1815VI2295: VHS: USS Joseph Strauss (DDG 16) Reunion 1999

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D083.6 ]]
  • Box 2(Oversized): [2(Oversized)] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D082.1 ]]
  • 2: [2] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D082.1 ]]

Inventory

  • Miscellaneous USS Joseph Strauss Association Information
  • USS Joseph Strauss Histories, Awards, and Stories
  • Information regarding the commissioning and decommissioning of the USS Joseph Strauss
  • USS Joseph Strauss documents-1966
  • USS Joseph Strauss documents-1967
  • USS Joseph Strauss documents-1968
  • USS Joseph Strauss documents-1969
  • USS Joseph Strauss documents-1970
  • USS Joseph Strauss documents-1972
  • USS Joseph Strauss documents-1974
  • USS Joseph Strauss documents-1975
  • USS Joseph Strauss documents-1976
  • USS Joseph Strauss documents-1977
  • USS Joseph Strauss documents-1978
  • USS Joseph Strauss documents-1979
  • USS Joseph Strauss documents-1980
  • USS Joseph Strauss documents-1981
  • USS Joseph Strauss documents-1982
  • USS Joseph Strauss documents-1983
  • USS Joseph Strauss documents-1984
  • USS Joseph Strauss documents-1985
  • USS Joseph Strauss documents-1987
  • USS Joseph Strauss documents-1988
  • USS Joseph Strauss documents-1989/1990
  • Information regarding the 1997 USS Joseph Strauss Association Reunion in Madeira Beach, Florida
  • Information regarding the 1999 USS Joseph Strauss Association Reunion in Portland, Oregon
  • Information regarding the 2000 USS Joseph Strauss Association Reunion in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Information regarding the 2000 USS Joseph Strauss Association Reunion in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Information regarding the 2000 USS Joseph Strauss Association Reunion in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Information regarding the 2000 USS Joseph Strauss Association Reunion in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Information regarding the 2001 USS Joseph Strauss Association Reunion in San Antonio, Texas
  • Information regarding the 2001 USS Joseph Strauss Association Reunion in San Antonio, Texas
  • Information regarding the 2002 USS Joseph Strauss Association Reunion in San Diego, California
  • Information regarding the 2003 USS Joseph Strauss Association Reunion in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Documents relating to the USS Joseph Strauss Association's involvement with the Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum
  • Miscellaneous photocopied newspaper and magazine articles regarding the USS Joseph Strauss
  • Miscellaneous photocopied photographs regarding the USS Joseph Strauss
  • Miscellaneous photocopied cartoons from USS Joseph Strauss publications
  • Box 2(Oversized)
  • Photocopy of article titled Destroyermen Would Rather Fight Than Switch by Joseph Schneider
1
Photographs

VA048633 - VA049159: 519 photographs documenting the activities of the USS Joseph Strauss Association, including reunions

Click here to view all Photographs
10
Museum Objects

1817museum2794: New Hampshire license plate with USS Joseph Strauss ship number
1817museum2795: Portion of the Welcome Home banner flown for USS Joseph Strauss in Pearl Harbor, 15 June 1966
1817museum2796: wood carving with USS Joseph Strauss crest
1817museum2797: Plaque with USS Joseph Strauss crest in brass
1817museum2798: USS Joseph Strauss patch
1817museum2799: USS Joseph Strauss coffee mug
1817museum2800: Patch from Operation Praying Mantis, 18 April 1988
1817museum2801: Ashtray made from the brass butt plate from a 5" 54 powder casing
1817museum2802: USS Joseph Strauss uniform shoulder patch
1817museum2803: Ashtray with the crest of the USS Joseph Strauss

Click here to view all Museum Objects
2
Moving Images

1815VI2294: VHS: USS Joseph Strauss (DDG 16)
1815VI2295: VHS: USS Joseph Strauss (DDG 16) Reunion 1999

Click here to view all Moving Images

Pub Credit Line
18170000000, Bart Bartholomew Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 28 Aug 2006 [Updated: 12 Jan 2007]