U.S.S. Iowa Navy Band Photograph Album, 1917-1919
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Brief Description:

One photograph album of approximately 120 photographs kept by a Navy band member aboard the battleship U.S.S. Iowa and in France during World War I. Some of the photographs in the album include John Philip Sousa as a Navy officer, daily life on board the ship, recreation activities of the officers, the Navy band, and the Navy's NC-4 seaplane that was the first aircraft to fly nonstop across the Atlantic in the spring of 1919. The captions in the photograph album were supplied by the creator. Three loose items, two poems about life on board the ship and a church program, were found at the end of the album and are kept in a folder with the album.

The album has been digitized and can be found in the Old Dominion University Libraries Digital Collections.

Held at:
Special Collections and University Archives
Email: pbruce [at] odu.edu
Record Series Number: 00/MG 131
Volume: 0.75 Linear Feet
Acquired: 03/27/2017.
Access Restrictions: Open to researchers without restrictions.
Subject Index
Iowa (Battleship)
Norfolk (Va.)--History--20th century
Sousa, John Philip, 1854-1932
United States. Navy--Officers
United States. Navy. History
World War, 1914-1918
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from Special Collections and University Archives, and the holder of the copyright, if not Old Dominion University Libraries.
Physical Access Notes: The fragile nature of the material may limit handling.
Acquisition Notes: Purchase--Abe Books  Acc. 2017.018 was purchased by Special Collections and University Archives and was received in March 2017.
Related Materials: Samuel Leyens Switizer Papers (MG 37)
PreferredCitation: Identification of item], Box [insert number], Folder [insert number and title], U.S.S. Iowa World War I Photograph Album, Special Collections and University Archives, Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library, Old Dominion University Libraries, Norfolk, VA 23529.