01/AR046 Guide to the Eli Budimlya Collection Budimlya, Eli Finding Aid Authors: Amanda Montgomery.

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Guide to the Eli Budimlya Collection 1936/2001 Manuscripts Overview of the Collection Eli Budimlya Collection 1936-2001 1937-1942 01/AR046 Eli Budimlya 1.00 English Manuscripts Collection of scrapbook materials about the Cruiser USS Houston. Administrative History:

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.

Administrative Information Acquisition Information:

Gift

Conditions Governing Use:

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.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is not restricted.

Preferred Citation:

Eli Budimlya Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.

Arrangement of Materials:

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.

Scope and Contents

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.

Detailed List of Contents id5343 2722 704013 id5344 2722 1 Correspondence from Ronald E. Marcello to Elizabeth Heller 2005-05-18 Scope and Contents

The correspondence is an email to Elizabeth Heller from Ronald E. Marcello.

id5345 2722 2 Envelope 2008-01-26 Scope and Contents

Envelope from A.E Green to UNT.

id5346 2722 3 Scrapbook n.d. Scope and Contents

Includes a sticker on the scrapbook.

id5347 2722 4 Business Card n.d. Scope and Contents

Includes a note the business card was in the inside pocket of the scrapbook.

id5348 2722 5 Training Course Certificate 1937-01-29 id5349 2722 6 Photograph n.d. id5350 2722 7 Photograph n.d. Scope and Contents

Includes a note on the back of the photograph, Brother Eli Budimlya.

id5351 2722 8 Photograph n.d. id5352 2722 9 Photograph n.d. Scope and Contents

Includes a note the photograph was taking by Nachman's Photograph Studio in Newport News, Va.

id5353 2722 10 Photograph n.d. Scope and Contents

Includes two photographs.

id5354 2722 11 Photograph n.d. Scope and Contents

Includes a note on the back, "Ship's at Sea's

id5355 2722 12 Envelopes 1937 id5356 2722 13 Envelopes 1937 Scope and Contents

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.

id5357 2722 14 Envelopes 1937-12-11 Scope and Contents

Each include a mini photograph of the U.S.S Houston.

id5358 2722 15 Envelopes 1938-04-11 Scope and Contents

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".

id5359 2722 16 Envelopes 1938 Scope and Contents

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.

id5360 2722 17 Envelopes 1938 Scope and Contents

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.

id5361 2722 18 Envelopes 1938 Scope and Contents

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.

id5362 2722 19 Envelopes 1938-1939 Scope and Contents

The envelope has a United States Fleet stamp and a mini photograph of the U.S.S Houston.

id5363 2722 20 Publication 1938-08-06 Scope and Contents

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.

id5364 2722 21 Newspaper Article n.d. Scope and Contents

The article title is "Swanson views Miami After 15-year Absence".

id5365 2722 22 Newspaper Photograph n.d. id5366 2722 23 Newspaper Article n.d. Scope and Contents

The article title is "Heavy Cruiser USS. Houston".

id5367 2722 24 Tickets and Business Cards 1937-01-01 id5368 2722 25 Navy Graduating Class of 1936 1936-06-24 Scope and Contents

Includes a note that the U.S Naval Training Station at Great Lakes Ill.

id5369 2722 26 Publication - American Occupied Germany n.d. Scope and Contents

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".

id5370 2722 27 Publication - Third Presidential Cruise of the U.S.S. Houston 1938 id5371 2722 28 Publication - Third Presidential Cruise of the U.S.S. Houston 1938 Scope and Contents

Includes a photograph and a drawn map of the route of the U.S.S. Houston.

id5372 2722 29 Publication - Navy History Website - U.S.S Houston CA-30 2005-05-17 id5373 2722 30 Publication - Lost Battalion Association Website - 2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery 2005-05-17 id5374 2722 31 Publication - Oral History Website 2005-05-17 id5375 2722 32 Publication - U.S.S. Houston's Corner Announcement Board 2001-04-07