By Zachary Richardson
|Title:||Stephen E. Davis Collection, 1936-1971|
|Primary Creator:||Davis, Stephen E.|
|Arrangement:||The photographs are arranged in chronological order, by their actual or estimated dates of creation.|
|Date Acquired:||11/00/2012. More info below under Accruals.|
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|Acquisition Source:||Terrence E. Davis|
|Preferred Citation:||Stephen E. Davis Collection, University of North Texas Archives and Rare Books|
|Processing Information:||Box-level description available for collection in the UNT Archives. Please contact the UNT Archives for more information.|
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15 photographs (b&w ; 9 x 13 cm.) of the Gulfport Shipyard in Port Arthur, Texas. These photographs show the progress of construction on a barge.
18 photographs (b&w ; 9 x 11 cm., 11 x 13 cm.) showing construction on vessels at the Gulfport Shipyard on the Sabine-Neches Canal in Port Arthur, Texas.
Includes images of: blueprint/plan for 110-foot harbor cutter for service in the U.S. Coast Guard ; shipyard workers and construction on various parts of ships including hull, anchor and bow, propeller, propeller shaft, sternpost, rudder, and pilot house ; the U.S. Coast Guard's Arundel cutter/icebreaker, which was built at Gulfport Shipyard ; construction on vessels including cutters/icebreakers, towboats/tugboats, and barges ; and shipyard workers as part of the Public Works Administration (1939-1943).
11 photographs (b&w ; 7 x 10 cm., 9 x 23 cm., 8 x 10 in.) of the Gulfport Shipyard on the Sabine-Neches Canal in Port Arthur, Texas and vessels built at the shipyard.
Includes images of: shipyard, gantry cranes, and other structures at shipyard ; man and woman aboard icebreaker/cutter Captain Haden ; and United States Coast Guard icebreaker cutters Arundel and Mahoning, built at Gulfport Shipyard.
7 photographs (b&w ; 8 x 13 cm., 9 x 14 cm., 10 x 13 cm.) of the Gulfport Shipyard on the Sabine-Neches Canal in Port Arthur, Texas.
Includes images of: canal and shipyard with barges (under construction and finished), gantry cranes, and other buildings ; a vessel named Goodwill with men aboard in top hats and tuxedos as part of Port Arthur's annual CavOILcade celebration (est. 1952) ; and a group of 11 men and women, one of whom (unspecified) is Stephen E. Davis.
5 photographs (b&w ; 9 x 11 cm.) of a Phillips Petroleum Company (Consolidated Texas) oil drill barge at the Gulfport Shipyard on the Sabine-Neches Canal in Port Arthur, Texas.
9 photographs (b&w ; 9 x 12 cm.) of a barge and a cutter/icebreaker (or tugboat) at the Gulfport Shipyard on the Sabine-Neches Canal in Port Arthur, Texas.
10 photographs (b&w ; 8 x 10 in., 18 x 25 cm.) showing vessels under construction and finished vessels at the Gulfport Shipyard on the Sabine-Neches Canal in Port Arthur, Texas.
Includes images of: Barge DPC 481-X and Barge DPC 485X, built by Sabine Steel & Construction Company ; other barges, cutter vessels, tugboats, and cargo ships ; gantry cranes and other structures including oil storage tanks around the shipyard and canal ; and shipyard workers at work.
14 photographs (b&w ; 8 x 10 in.) of an unidentified vessel's interior.
Includes images of: unidentified vessel's boiler room, engine room, mess room, pilot house and main steering wheel, and upper deck, all printed by BM Photography of Beaumont, Texas.
13 photographs (b&w, col. ; 18 x 25 cm., 19 x 24 cm., 8 x 10 in.) of vessels under construction and finished at Gulfport Shipyard on Sabine-Neches Canal in Port Arthur, Texas, interiors of vessels and other vessels built at Gulfport Shipyard.
Includes images of: tugboat Donald Stevenson of Orange, Texas ; bow, winch, pilot house, steering wheel, and controls of vessel ; aerial view of Sabine-Neches Canal and Port Arthur by Moon Photographic Service of Port Arthur ; other vessels and people at Gulfport Shipyard photographed by G. R. Moon, Jr. ; tugboats Katherine Clewis and Enco Sunshine State taken by J. C. Watkins Photography of Port Arthur ; and tugboat Martha Lynn owned by Mid-South Towing Company and photographed by Russell Ray Studios of Nashville, Tennessee.
8 photographs (b&w ; 8 x 10 in.) related to Gulfport Shipyard in Port Arthur, Texas as well as Halifax Shipyards in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Includes images of: three women and a man aboard a motorboat in Port Arthur, taken by Dudley H. Douglas ; group of 17 men and women in Port Arthur (probably shipyard employees and their wives) by Dudley H. Douglas ; men and women aboard the pleasure boat Bonnie Lee in Port Arthur, by Dudley H. Douglas ; and a steel caisson at Halifax Shipyards and in the waters around Halifax, photographed by Levingston Shipbuilding Company.