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South America

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Joseph Jennings transcript

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2001 Box 7 (01.0172-01.0199), Folder: 01.0199 - Folder 1
Identifier: 01.0199
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of an oral history interview transcript of Joseph Jennings, who was enlisted in the U.S. Navy and worked as an aircraft radio operator during World War II and served in the South Atlantic guarding the Brazilian coastline near Rio do Janeiro. The interview covers his duties and anecdotes, like his training in Norfolk, VA, his emergency appendectomy, and his time in Dutch Guyana. The interview also describes his early years during the Great Depression in Oklahoma.

Dates: Created: 1922-2008; Other: Majority of material found in 1941-1945; Other: Date acquired: 12/07/2001

Michael Lazur papers

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2009 Box 5 (09.0120-09.0162), Folder: 09.0140
Identifier: 09.0140
Scope and Contents

This collections covers the experiences of Mike Lazur during WWII and also includes information on his brothers, George and Joseph. All three brothers became crew on a ship at some point during the war. The main focus of the documents is around Mike, who went at sea at 18-years-old in 1939. The collection includes the transcripts of some poems Mike wrote while at sea, Mike's memoirs and photocopies of books, and a web page covering ships in which Mike traveled during the war.

Dates: 1939-1945; Other: Majority of material found within 1942-1944; Other: Date acquired: 10/10/2009

Mathew Skews journal

 Collection — Box 157
Identifier: MSS 1971-227
Scope and Contents The vessel left Brazil "20th of April 1833, all in good health... and reached the Congo every man in perfect health." That there was interest in a mining project in the Congo is evidenced by entries in the Journal about the condition in which they found the mine, and a statement that "The living hear (sic) is very costly..." This holograph book is inscribed on the inside cover: "Mathew Skews, December 24th, 1827 - Journal of a voyage in his Magestys Ship THE CMILUSS, Lieutenant Croke Commander, From Falmouth towards Rio Dejaneiro." It is a combination of a journal, ship's log, and diary that also served to record what must have been general...
Dates: Created: 1826-1849