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Claude Crowley Collection (1297) Finding Aid

Item Number: 12970000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Photographs, documents, memoirs and a drawing document Claude Crowley's stint in the United States Navy from 1945-1946. Thirty-eight photographs chronicle Crowley's duty on the USS Richard B. Anderson from October 26, 1945 to July 12, 1946. The collection also contains two chapters form Crowley's memoirs that describe his naval experience from 1945-1946; Orders and instructions for the USS Richard B. Anderson's commissioning ceremony, October 26, 1945; Pen drawing of the USS Richard B. Anderson made by Crowley, 1945; and a biographical sketch of Crowley that has been sent to the collection file.

Dates

  • 11 March 2004

Biographical / Historical

Claude Crowley served in the United States Navy from 1945 to 1946. He was part of the first crew of the USS Richard B. Anderson. (DD-786). Crowley graduated from Tennessee Tech in Cookeville, Tennessee in 1950. After graduation, Crowley worked with the United States Department of Agriculture's Soil Conservation Service until 1982. He has been a self-employed public relations consultant and writer since 1982. Crowley married Carolyn Whitaker in 1954.
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Finding Aid
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Location(s)
D055.6, photograph collection
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Photographs

38 photographs of Claude Crowley's Naval duty on the USS Richard B. Anderson, October 26, to July 12, 1946. VA036186-VA036223

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Oral History

OH0515 Interview with Claude Crowley

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D055.6 ]]

Inventory

  • Orders and instructions for October 26, 1945 Commissioning Ceremony. Invitation to the Commissioning Ceremony. Pen drawing of the Richard B. Anderson by S 1/C Claude Crowley when the ship was new--late 1945 . Copy of photo captions and drawing caption.
  • Two Chapters from 2002 memoirs of Claude Crowley narrating his navy experiences from April 1945 to July 12, 1946.
1
Photographs

38 photographs of Claude Crowley's Naval duty on the USS Richard B. Anderson, October 26, to July 12, 1946. VA036186-VA036223

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1
Oral History

OH0515 Interview with Claude Crowley

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Pub Credit Line
12970000000, Claude Crowley Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 11 Mar 2004 [Updated: 01 Oct 2019]