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James W. Caywood Papers, circa 1941-1949

Title
James W. Caywood Papers, circa 1941-1949
ID
Mss. Acc. 2014.089
Extent
0.8 Cubic Feet
Scope and Contents
This collection contains a scrapbook and photographs pertaining to James W. Caywood's service in the United States Navy during World War II. The bulk of the scrapbook contains photographs, newspaper clippings, and drawings kept by Caywood while serving in Hawaii. Some of the photographs document the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, Caywood and other African-American sailors in everyday life on the island, and local Hawaiian women. The scrapbook also contains songs written by Caywood and his fellow sailors and a list of all the ships he served on in 1944. Also included are photographs of airplane machinery which may have been used by Caywood during his training stamped by the Bureau of Aeronautics from October to November 1944.
Arrangement
This collection is not yet fully arranged and described. Researchers may wish to consult with a staff member for further information in advance of using the collection.
Creators
Caywood, James W. (1923-1995)
Subjects
Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American
World War, 1939-1945--Pacific Area
World War, 1939- 1945- African Americans
Genres
Clippings (information artifacts)
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Languages
English

Detailed Description

Full Finding Aid/Box List

Administrative Information

Acquired
07/29/2014.
Restrictions
Collection is open to all researchers.
Rights
Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.
Access Notes
The fragile nature of this material may limit handling.
Acquisition Note
 Source: Purchase--Swann Auction Galleries.
Acc. 2014.089 was received by Special Collections in April 2014.
Related Materials
World War II Resources in the Special Collections Research Center.
For more information please see http://guides.swem.wm.edu/WorldWarII.
Preferred Citation
James W. Caywood Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Collection Material Type:
Papers
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