Lieutenant Addison Grant Noble, Chaplain, USNR

An Inventory of His Collection in the Navy Department Library


Table of Contents

Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Detailed Description of the Collection

Scrapbook No. 1, July 1944 to September 1945

Scrapbook No. 2, September - November 1945

Correspondence, September 1944 - November 1945

Ship's Documents, USS Eastland (APA-163), 1944-1945

Ship's Newspaper, Wind Tunnel, Anniversary Issue, 1945

Ephemera, USS Eastland (APA-163), 1944-1945

Miscellaneous Documents, 1945

Miscellaneous Ephemera, c. 1945

Photographs, c. 1945

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information


Overview of the Collection

Repository: Navy Department Library
Creator: Addison G. Noble
Title: Addison G. Noble Collection
Dates: 1944-1945
Quantity: 2 boxes
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.

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Biographical Note

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.

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Scope and Contents

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.

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Arrangement

The collection is organized by subject matter and consists of two scrapbooks and seven folders arranged in two archival boxes.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Scrapbook No. 1, July 1944 - September 1945 (Box 1)
This scrapbook contains photographs, documents, postcards and ephemera relating to his attendance at the Chaplain's School in Williamsburg, Virginia and his training at the APA School at the Frye Hotel in Seattle, Washington before being assigned to the crew of USS Eastland that was forming at Astoria, Oregon. Additional material covers the ship's commissioning and her various cruises to the Pacific during World War II.
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 Documents, 1945 (Box 2)
Notes, poems, and miscellaneous documents including "Major Ports of Japan: Tsugaru Strait," "Information Bulletin of Commander Korean Service Group," "Fleet Recreation Program 1945," and the Deployment Diagram to Appendix One of COM PHIB GROUP 7 training order A-703-45.
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

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.).

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Personal subject:

Noble, Addison G.

Corporate subject:

Eastland (attack transport)

Subject term:

Chaplains, Military--United States

World War II, 1939-1945--Naval Operations--American
World War II, 1939-1945--Personal Narrative--American

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Historical Manuscripts, Navy Department Library, Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, DC, Addison Grant Noble Collection.

Processing Information

The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Thomas Wildenberg in April 2004.

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