Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Richard Burke Collection
Association
USS Frank E. Evans Association
Collection Number
1442
Date(s)
Undated
Size
1.0 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D050.5, D060.1, Periodical Collection, Museum Objects
Processed by
C. Trobridge, Nov. 2004[Updated: Jul. 2005 by J. Saffell]
Digitization Status
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

Scope and Content

Military payment certificates and Singapore currency, a U.S. Navy belt buckle, a Western Union telegram, a photocopy of naval orders, and newspaper and newspaper clippings document Richard Burke's tour of duty aboard the USS Frank E. Evans and the Evans' subsequent collision with the Australian aircraft carrier Melbourne. The newspapers include a run from Pacific Stars and Stripes, June 4-8, 1969 purchased by Burke in the Philippines. There are also newspapers from the United States from June 1969 and May 27, 2001. All of the newspapers chronicle the Frank E. Evans' collision. The Western Union telegram was sent by Burke to his parents on June 8, 1969 stating that he was safe following the collision.

Biographical Note

Richard Burke was aboard the USS Frank E. Evans when she was hit by the HMAS Melbourne on June 3, 1969.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
$1 Singapore bank Note
1
1
$1 Military Payment Certificate
$1 Military Payment Certificate
Western Union Telegram (and envelope) from Richard Burke to his parents letting them know that he survived the collision with the HMAS Melbourne
Photocopy of original orders issued to Richard Burke
South Gate Press newsclipping "Richard F. Burke is Serving on USS Frank E. Evans" (15 May 1969)
Newspapers and clippings 
2(oversize)
1
Newspaper clipping "S.E. Men in Service"
Huntington Park Daily Signal (3 June 1969)
Huntington Park Daily Signal (4 June 1969)
Huntington Park Daily Signal (5 June 1969)
Los Angeles Evening and Sunday Herald Examiner (3 June 1969)
Los Angeles Evening and Sunday Herald Examiner (4 June 1969)
Los Angeles Evening and Sunday Herald Examiner (8 June 1969)
Los Angeles Evening and Sunday Herald Examiner (10 June 1969)
Los Angeles Times (3 June 1969)
Los Angeles Times (4 June 1969) 2 copies
Los Angeles Times (5 June 1969) 2 copies
Los Angeles Times (10 June 1969)
Pacific Stars and Stripes (4 June 1969)
Pacific Stars and Stripes (5 June 1969)
Pacific Stars and Stripes (6 June 1969)
Pacific Stars and Stripes (7 June 1969)
Pacific Stars and Stripes (8 June 1969)
Long Beach Sunday Press-Telegram (27 May 2001)

Separated Materials

Museum Objects
1442museum1440: Belt buckle.
Periodicals
Newsweek: 16 June 1969.

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