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Eli Budimlya Collection, 1936-2001 | Manuscripts

By Amanda Montgomery

Collection Overview

Title: Eli Budimlya Collection, 1936-2001Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates:1937-1942
ID: 01/AR046
Primary Creator: Eli Budimlya
Extent: 1.0 Boxes
Arrangement: The collection materials are arranged into folders which reflect the original arrangement of the scrapbook. The folders are arranged by correspondence, envelopes, photographs, and publications.
Date Acquired: 02/11/2008

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Scope and Contents of the Materials

The 2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery, 36th Division (Texas National Guard) was mobilized in November 1940. On December 6, 1941, the cruiser crossed the Equator with the convoy, to learn the next morning the attack on Pearl Harbor. On February 4,1942, after the Java Sea Battle, due to incorrect information, the Cruiser USS Houston sailed into the south end of Java via the Sunda Strait, and found itself surrounded by a Japanese fleet. The 2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery USS Houston sunk and the surviving men swam ashore and became prisoners of the Japanese for 42 months.

Collection consists of materials about the Cruiser USS Houston from a scrapbook. The collection is composed primarily of photographs of sailors, envelopes with small photographs of U.S.S Houston, newspapers, publications about the history of U.S.S. Houston and a training course certificate from the Navy.

Administrative Information

Repository: Manuscripts
Access Restrictions: This collection is not restricted.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Archives and Rare Books department. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.
Acquisition Source: A.E. Greene
Acquisition Method: Gift

Box and Folder Listing

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Box 2722Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 704013
Folder 1: Correspondence from Ronald E. Marcello to Elizabeth Heller, 2005-05-18Add to your cart.
The correspondence is an email to Elizabeth Heller from Ronald E. Marcello.
Folder 2: Envelope, 2008-01-26Add to your cart.
Envelope from A.E Green to UNT.
Folder 3: Scrapbook, n.d.Add to your cart.
Includes a sticker on the scrapbook.
Folder 4: Business Card, n.d.Add to your cart.
Includes a note the business card was in the inside pocket of the scrapbook.
Folder 5: Training Course Certificate, 1937-01-29Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Photograph, n.d.Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Photograph, n.d.Add to your cart.
Includes a note on the back of the photograph, Brother Eli Budimlya.
Folder 8: Photograph, n.d.Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Photograph, n.d.Add to your cart.
Includes a note the photograph was taking by Nachman's Photograph Studio in Newport News, Va.
Folder 10: Photograph, n.d.Add to your cart.
Includes two photographs.
Folder 11: Photograph, n.d.Add to your cart.
Includes a note on the back, "Ship's at Sea's
Folder 12: Envelopes, 1937Add to your cart.
 
Folder 13: Envelopes, 1937Add to your cart.
One envelope includes a mini photograph of George the 6th and the coronation announcement stamp. The other envelope includes a mini photograph of the U.S.S. Houston, and the Golden Gate Bridge Dedication stamp.
Folder 14: Envelopes, 1937-12-11Add to your cart.
Each include a mini photograph of the U.S.S Houston.
Folder 15: Envelopes, 1938-04-11Add to your cart.
One envelope has a Air Mail stamp, the other envelope has Hawiian Islands stamp. Each envelope has a mini photograph of the U.S.S. Houston. On the back of the envelopes is a stamp that states "U.S.S Houston at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii April 8th to 23rd 1938".
Folder 16: Envelopes, 1938Add to your cart.
One envelope has a Air Mail stamp and on the back a "U.S.S Houston at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii April 8th to 21st 1938" stamp. The other envelope has a mini photograph of the U.S.S. Houston and a " Third Presidential Cruise Franklin D. Roosevelt Pacific Coast to Atlantic Coast aboard U.S.S. Houston" stamp.
Folder 17: Envelopes, 1938Add to your cart.
Each envelope has a mini photograph of the U.S.S. Houston and a "Third Presidential Cruise Franklin D. Roosevelt Pacific Coast to Atantic Coast abourd U.S.S. Houston" stamp.
Folder 18: Envelopes, 1938Add to your cart.
One envelope has a mini photograph of the U.S.S. Houston and a "Third Presidential Cruise Franklin D. Roosevelt Pacific Coast to Atlantic Coast aboard U.S.S. Houston" stamp. The other envelope has a United States Fleet stamp with a mini photograph of the U.S.S Houston.
Folder 19: Envelopes, 1938-1939Add to your cart.
The envelope has a United States Fleet stamp and a mini photograph of the U.S.S Houston.
Folder 20: Publication, 1938-08-06Add to your cart.
Includes a note that the publication is a radio broadcast presented aboard the U.S.S. Houston for the President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his party.
Folder 21: Newspaper Article, n.d.Add to your cart.
The article title is "Swanson views Miami After 15-year Absence".
Folder 22: Newspaper Photograph, n.d.Add to your cart.
 
Folder 23: Newspaper Article, n.d.Add to your cart.
The article title is "Heavy Cruiser USS. Houston".
Folder 24: Tickets and Business Cards, 1937-01-01Add to your cart.
 
Folder 25: Navy Graduating Class of 1936, 1936-06-24Add to your cart.
Includes a note that the U.S Naval Training Station at Great Lakes Ill.
Folder 26: Publication - American Occupied Germany, n.d.Add to your cart.
The publication title is "Take Me to U.S.A" / "Souvenir with 100 pictures of the German and Austrian Territory Occupy by the U.S. Army".
Folder 27: Publication - Third Presidential Cruise of the U.S.S. Houston, 1938Add to your cart.
 
Folder 28: Publication - Third Presidential Cruise of the U.S.S. Houston, 1938Add to your cart.
Includes a photograph and a drawn map of the route of the U.S.S. Houston.
Folder 29: Publication - Navy History Website - U.S.S Houston CA-30, 2005-05-17Add to your cart.
 
Folder 30: Publication - Lost Battalion Association Website - 2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery, 2005-05-17Add to your cart.
 
Folder 31: Publication - Oral History Website, 2005-05-17Add to your cart.
 
Folder 32: Publication - U.S.S. Houston's Corner Announcement Board, 2001-04-07Add to your cart.
 

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