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Wilmington Council of the Navy League Photographs

Identifier: SC-MS-238

Scope and Contents

This collection contains 34 photographs that represent an active period of civilian involvement with the Wilmington Council of the Navy League in southeastern North Carolina primarily from the 1950's to the 1960's. The images represent interactions of League members including Gene Edwards, Bobby Tate, and Mayor O.O. Allsbrook, with local military installations and service men. Additional images depict trips taken on behalf of the Wilmington chapter of the Navy League to Washington D.C. and aboard Naval vessels. Finally, one image depicts Jesse Helms in his role as a Navy Recruitment Officer.


  • Creation: 1940s-1960s, undated

Copyright Statement

Copyright retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

The Navy League of the United States was founded on November 5, 1902 with the support of President Theodore Roosevelt. The purpose of the Navy League is to educate citizens and elected officials on naval matters as well as to support naval officers and their families. The Navy League has always been a civilian-run organization and remains active with over 70,000 members. The Wilmington Council is the U.S. Navy League's 174th Council.


0.42 Linear Feet (Contains 1 folder of material.)

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Processing Information

Numerous photographs in this collection contain handwritten captions on the backside, however much of this information has been determined to be inaccurate or cannot be verified. Photograph titles and descriptions were created based on verifiable information and may contradict the handwritten captions.

This collection was originally procssed by Carroll Jones in 2003. It was reprocessed by Sam Marsicano with the assistance of Special Collections Librarian Rebecca Baugnon in 2020.

Wilmington Council of the Navy League Photographs
Special Collections Staff
2020 September 29
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Repository Details

Part of the Randall Library Special Collections Repository