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Jack H. Reynolds Scrapbook, 1898-1908 (bulk 1898): Finding Aid

Published in December 2017

Summary Information

  • Publisher: United States Naval Academy. Special Collections & Archives.
  • Publisher Address:
    589 McNair Road
    Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5029, USA
    Phone: 410-293-6917
    https://www.usna.edu/Library/sca/index.php
  • Call number: MS 458
  • Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
  • Title: Jack H. Reynolds Scrapbook
  • Dates: 1898-1908
  • Bulk Dates: 1898
  • Size: 1.7 linear feet (1 flat box)
  • Creator: Reynolds, Jack H.
  • Language(s) of material: English
  • Abstract: The Jack H. Reynolds Scrapbook, comprising a single volume, spans from 1898 to 1908, with an overwhelming majority of the contents produced in 1898. The scrapbook, consisting entirely of newspaper and magazine clippings, focuses on the U.S. Navy and its role in the Spanish-American War.

Biography of Jack H. Reynolds

Jack H. Reynolds was a resident of Albany, New York. Little else is known about Reynolds.

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Description of Contents

The Jack H. Reynolds Scrapbook, comprising a single volume, spans from 1898 to 1908, with an overwhelming majority of the contents produced in 1898. The scrapbook, consisting entirely of newspaper and magazine clippings, focuses on the U.S. Navy and its role in the Spanish-American War.

The clippings within the Reynolds Scrapbook focus on such Spanish-American War related topics as the design and armament of the ships of the U.S. Navy (including details on their engines, weapons, crew accommodations, and crew complement), the destruction of the battleship U.S.S. Maine, the ships of the Spanish Navy, the function of 6-inch guns, the Battle of Santiago de Cuba, the Astor Battery, the Battle of Manila Bay, the death of Captain Charles Gridley, medical care during the war, the Battle of San Juan Hill, and the remnants of Admiral Cervera's fleet. Several loose clippings from 1907 and 1908 focus on U.S. Navy leadership, ships, and armaments.

Ships other than U.S.S. Maine mentioned frequently throughout the scrapbook include U.S.S. Brooklyn (Armored Cruiser: CA-3), U.S.S. Indiana (Battleship: BB-1), U.S.S. Oregon (Battleship: BB-3), U.S.S. Terror (Monitor: BM-4), and U.S.S. Vesuvius (Dynamite Gun Cruiser), as well as the submarine U.S.S. Holland (Submarine: SS-1).

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Arrangement

The Jack H. Reynolds scrapbook comprises a single volume. The contents therein appear to be arranged in no particular order.

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Access and Use

Access

Access is unrestricted.

Copyright and Permission

The Jack H. Reynolds Scrapbook is the physical property of Nimitz Library. Copyright belongs to the authors or creators of the works, or their legal representatives. For further information, consult the Head, Special Collections & Archives.

It is the responsibility of the researcher to secure written permission to publish, reprint, or reproduce material from Special Collections & Archives. The researcher assumes responsibility for infringement of copyright or literary or publication rights. Please contact the Head, Special Collections & Archives for permission to publish and for further information.

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Acquisition and Appraisal

Provenance and Acquisition

Unknown.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Material

Additional scrapbook material pertaining to the Spanish-American War may be found in the John G. Claybourn Scrapbooks, MS 282, Special Collections & Archives, United States Naval Academy.

Materials Cataloged Separately

No materials have been removed from this collection and cataloged separately.

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Processing and Other Information

Preferred Citation

Jack H. Reynolds Scrapbook, MS 458

Special Collections & Archives Department

Nimitz Library

United States Naval Academy

Processing Information

This collection was processed by David D'Onofrio in December 2017. Finding aid written by David D'Onofrio in December 2017.

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Subject Headings

These materials have been indexed in the Naval Academy Library online catalog using the following terms. Those seeking related materials should search under these terms.

Name and Subject Terms

  • Manila Bay, Battle of, Philippines, 1898
  • Santiago, Battle of, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, 1898
  • Spanish-American War, 1898
  • Spanish-American War, 1898 -- Campaigns -- Cuba
  • Spanish-American War, 1898 -- Campaigns -- Philippine
  • Spanish-American War, 1898 -- Naval operations, American
  • Warships -- Spain
  • Warships -- United States

Genre Terms

  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Manuscripts
  • Scrapbooks
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Contents List

Box  1 Folder  1

Jack H. Reynolds Scrapbook, 1898-1908

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