Materials collected by the Saint Vincent College Center for Northern Appalachian Studies from crewman John Paul Priolette during oral history interviews conducted with men who had served in World War II on the U.S.S. Monterey. Included are a photocopy of Mr. Priolette’s personal war diary and fragmentary ship publications, such as newsletters edited by Lt. Gerald R. Ford, daily ship work schedules, memos issued by commanding officers, war news releases, and a ship anniversary celebration menu. Mr. Priolette’s diary will be published as an appendix to the Center’s upcoming book, Brothers in Arms. Related materials, including additional newsletters, may be found in the Gerald R. Ford Papers Relating to his U.S. Navy Service, 1941-75.
Less than 1 linear foot (ca. 75 pages)
John Paul Priolette and the St. Vincent College Center for Northern Appalachian Studies Oral History Program (accession number 98-NLF-005)
Open for research.
The copyrights to Mr. Priolette’s diary presumably remain with him. Works prepared by U.S. Government employees as part of their official duties are in the public domain.
Prepared by Nancy Mirshah, June, 1998
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