Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Claude Crowley Collection
Association
USS Richard B. Anderson (DD-786) Association
Collection Number
1297
Date(s)
Undated
Physical Location(s)
D055.6, photograph collection
Processed by
C. Evans, Mar. 2004[Updated: May. 2004 by J. Saffell]
Digitization Status
Items from this collection have been digitized and are available in the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

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Scope and Content

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
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.
1
1
D055.6
Two Chapters from 2002 memoirs of Claude Crowley narrating his navy experiences from April 1945 to July 12, 1946.
2

Separated Materials

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

Digitized Materials

Items from this collection have been digitized and are available in the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

To search for items within this collection, or within all of the holdings of the Vietnam Archive, go to the Virtual Vietnam Archive

Oral History

An Oral History Interview has been conducted with this individual. Use the link below to view a record for this interview.

Although the interview has been conducted, the audio and/or the transcript may not yet be available.