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.
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.