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[Letter to David Fentress, July 27, 1863]

Description: Letter by an unidentified author to David Fentress regarding sharing federal newspapers and the banning of federal newspapers in some areas. The author passes on the news of the war including the destruction of the Federal merchantmen by the Confederate fleet. He passes along world news: Russia preparing to go to War with Europe and how that could negatively affect the Confederacy. There is also speculation on the future of the war.
Date: July 27, 1863
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of Letter from Unknown Author to David Fentress, July 27, 1863]

Description: Transcript of a letter by an unidentified author to David Fentress regarding sharing federal newspapers and the banning of federal newspapers in some areas. The author passes on the news of the war including the destruction of the Federal merchantmen by the Confederate fleet. He passes along world news: Russia preparing to go to War with Europe and how that could negatively affect the Confederacy. There is also speculation on the future of the war.
Date: July 27, 1863
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Invest in the Victory Liberty Loan.

Description: Color painting of two ships and a submarine at sea. One ship flies an American flag. Poster has a white border all around and a gray frame around the illustration.
Date: 1919
Creator: Shafer, L. A. (Leon Alaric), 1866-1940
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The War with Germany: A Statistical Summary

Description: Book containing statistical figures regarding the United States of America's conflict with Germany during World War I, including statistics for casualties, expenditures, and ordnance. Index starts on page 151.
Date: 1919
Creator: Ayres, Leonard Porter, 1879-1946
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Item 4: World War I (1)

Description: This film is the 1st of 5 reels in the US Army Signal Corp produced film, "America Goes Over," documenting the activities of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. The film was produced in 1918 and this print was likely produced ca. 1927. The footage features the sinking of a ship from the vantage point of a German U-Boat, Woodrow Wilson signing letters and addressing Congress, British and French troops firing and being fired on, and Italian troops scaling mountains and firing guns in the snow. Halfway through the video the focus turns to the American effort with cantonments, guns, and ships being built, then draft numbers being picked out of a bowel by Secretary Baker, Theodore Roosevelt watching a parade of draftees, draftees leaving on a train and being examined by doctors, soldiers being trained near Liberty Island, naval drills, King George of England welcoming the American Navy, Pershing and Foch paying a visit to Lafayette's tomb, and trench warfare training in France. Also, interspersed in the footage are cartoons by "Wally" the famous A.E.F. artist.
Date: 1927
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Tank tests of a model of a flying-boat hull with a fluted bottom

Description: A 1/5-scale model of a flying-boat hull having flutes in the bottom both forward and aft of the step (NACA model 19) was tested to determine its water performance. The model was also tested after the successive removal of the flutes on the afterbody and forebody. The results from these tests are compared with those from tests of a model of the hull of the Navy PN-8 flying boat and it is concluded that the fluted-bottom model and its modifications are inferior to the model of the PN-8.
Date: March 1935
Creator: Dawson, John R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tanks test of a model of the hull of the Navy PB-1 flying boat - N.A.C.A. Model 52

Description: A model of the hull of the Navy PB-1 flying boat was tested in the N.A.C.A. tank as part of a program intended to provide information regarding the water performance of hulls of flying boats of earlier design for which hydrodynamic data have heretofore been unavailable. Tests were made according to the general method over the range of practical loadings with the model both fixed in trim and free to trim. A free-to-trim test according to the specific method was also made for the design load and take-off speed corresponding to those of the full-scale flying boat. The resistance obtained from the fixed-trim test was found to be about the same as that of the model of the NC flying-boat hull, and greater at the hump but smaller at high speeds than that of a model of the Sikorsky S-40 flying-boat hull.
Date: August 1936
Creator: Allison, John M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tests in the gust tunnel of a model of the XBM-1 airplane

Description: Report presenting testing of a dynamically scaled model of a Navy XBM-1 biplane in the gust tunnel to provide data for use in determining the structure of atmospheric gusts from measurements of the motions of the full-scale airplane in rough air. Records for two flights for several gradients were evaluated to give histories of events during passage through the gust.
Date: October 1939
Creator: Donely, Philip & Shufflebarger, C. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fight, let's go! : join the Navy.

Description: A sailor in a Service Dress Blue uniform carries a large white sea bag on his shoulder. He appears to be boarding a ship. Planes fly in the sky above him, some in formation. A large ship can be seen in the background.
Date: 1941
Creator: Barclay, McClelland.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Take the wheel : --steer a course for future success while serving your country in the United States Navy or the U.S. Naval Reserve.

Description: The upper half of the poster shows a painting of a large U.S. battleship, with additional ships seen in the background. In the lower half of the poster, to the left of the poster caption, is a small image of a naval officer looking through a porthole with binoculars and a sailor in a white uniform steering the ship.
Date: 1941
Creator: Murphey, Matt.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

"Arise Americans" : your country and your liberty are in grave danger -- protect them now by joining the-- United States Navy or the U.S. Naval Reserve.

Description: A sailor in a white uniform uses a wrench on a large weapon or equipment. A blue border with white stars surrounds the top and sides of the picture. The bottom half of the poster is red, with white and blue text.
Date: June 18, 1941
Creator: Barclay, McClelland.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dish it out with the Navy! : Choose now while you can.

Description: Two sailors in white sailor hats prepare to load ammunition into a large weapon which is being fired and is operated by other sailors in helmets. All the sailors wear blue pants and white t-shirts, except for the sailor in the foreground who is shirtless and holding a large artillery shell.
Date: [1942]
Creator: Barclay, McClelland.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Two Men Holding a Flag, 1942]

Description: Photograph of two male individuals holding a flag with two stars. One individual is wearing a suit and the other is wearing a U.S. Navy officer formal wear. The flag itself has two stars with the numbers "54" and "1776" printed on the flag.
Date: 1942
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

"We did it then, we will do it again" : beat the promise.

Description: This poster depicts an army of workers marching from "1919" to "1941" alluding to America's military intervention in the First World War and tracing that heritage to the Second World War. In the center is an image of a 1919 letter from Franklin D. Roosevelt, then Acting Secretary of the Navy, to Eldridge R. Johnson, President of Victor Talking Machine Company.
Date: [1941-1942?]
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The five Sullivan brothers, "missing in action" off the Solomons : they did their part.

Description: Black & white photograph of the five Sullivan brothers in U.S. Navy uniforms, standing behind a bulkhead door, with blue service stars above each head. Red border. From left to right: Joseph Eugene Sullivan, Francis Henry Sullivan, Albert Leo Sullivan, Madison Abel Sullivan, and George Thomas Sullivan.
Date: 1943
Creator: United States. Office of War Information. Division of Public Inquiries.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

German navy uniforms and insignia.

Description: Color poster showing the insignia, patches, hats and uniforms of the German navy. The poster features four figures wearing different navy uniforms: a white summer uniform, a blue service dress uniform, a blue signal corps uniform, and a green officer's field service dress uniform. Also shown are the national emblems which appear on headgear and buttons. Also included are charts showing German pronunciation and a comparison of ratings (ranks) in U.S. and German navies.
Date: 1943
Creator: United States. Army. Services of Supply. Special Service Division.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department