Lieutenant Addison Grant Noble, Chaplain, USNR
An Inventory of His Collection in the Navy Department Library
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|Repository:||Navy Department Library|
|Creator:||Addison G. Noble|
|Title:||Addison G. Noble Collection|
|Abstract:||Scrapbook and personal papers of Lieutenant Addison G. Noble relating to his naval service on board USS Eastland (APA- 163).|
|Language:||The records are in English.|
Lieutenant Addison Grant Noble served as a chaplain in the United States Naval Reserve during World War II. He graduated from the Chaplain's School in Williamsburg, Virginia on 28 July 1944 and attended APA School at the Frye Hotel in Seattle, Washington before being assigned to the crew of the USS Eastland (APA-163) in October 1944. He served aboard that ship until November 1945.
This collection contains the scrapbooks and other material collected by Lieutenant Addison Grant Noble, Chaplain USNR from July 1944 through November 1945. The bulk of this material covers Lieutenant Noble's service on USS Eastland (APA-163), October 1944 through November 1945, and contains papers (notes, correspondence, dispatches, official documents, issues of the ship's newspaper, etc.), photographs and various forms of ephemera relating to his service aboard that ship. The collection contains numerous newspaper clippings and articles relating to the ports called upon and/or the battles conducted nearby.
The collection is organized by subject matter and consists of two scrapbooks and seven folders arranged in two archival boxes.
|Scrapbook No. 2, September - November 1945 (Box 2)|
|The material in this scrapbook covers the ship's travels to Hahodate, Japan; Agana, Guam; and Tientsin, China in October 1945 and to Jimsen, Korea in November 1945.|
|Correspondence, September 1944 - November 1945 (Box 2)|
|Various pieces of correspondence to and from Lieutenant Noble during this time period including standard letters to the "Eastland Family."|
|Ship's Documents, USS Eastland (APA-163), 1944-1945 (Box 2)|
|The bulk of this material consists of the "Plans of the Day" for various dates.|
|Ship's Newspaper, Wind Tunnel, Anniversary Issue, 1945 (Box 2)|
|Ephemera, USS Eastland (APA-163), 1944-1945 (Box 2)|
|Ship's Chrismas cards, Menu from Anniversary Dinner, 26 October 1945, untitled poem about "163."|
|Miscellaneous Ephemera, c. 1945 (Box 2)|
|Color postcard set from the Hawaiian Islands "Aloha." Instructions for the Battleship Game "Salvo" distributed by the Signal Gasoline Company.|
|Photographs, c. 1945 (Box 2)|
|Taken at Tientsin, China and Jimsen, Korea in 1945; mostly pictures of Eastland's crew taken onboard.|
Restrictions on Use
Manuscripts are unavailable for loan and must be consulted in the library. Photocopying of manuscripts is generally prohibited, though the use of digital cameras by researchers to reproduce non-copyrighted materials is permitted. Permission to photocopy a limited number of pages may be granted by the reference staff, contingent upon the physical state of items. All photocopying of materials shall be done by the reference staff, or under their close supervision. The use of personal scanners by non-library staff personnel must be approved by the reference staff on a document-by-document basis (Reference: Naval History and Heritage Command Instruction [NAVHISTCENTINST] 5070.1C.).
This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
World War II, 1939-1945--Naval Operations--American
World War II, 1939-1945--Personal Narrative--American
Cite as: Historical Manuscripts, Navy Department Library, Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, DC, Addison Grant Noble Collection.
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Thomas Wildenberg in April 2004.