Jack H. Reynolds Scrapbook, 1898-1908 (bulk 1898): Finding Aid
Published in December 2017
- Publisher: United States Naval Academy. Special Collections & Archives.
- Publisher Address:
589 McNair Road
Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5029, USA
- Call number: MS 458
- Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
- Title: Jack H. Reynolds Scrapbook
- Dates: 1898-1908
- Bulk Dates: 1898
- Size: 1.67 linear feet
- Container Summary: 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.
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).
The Jack H. Reynolds scrapbook comprises a single volume. The contents therein appear to be arranged in no particular order.
Access and Use
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.
Acquisition and Appraisal
Provenance and Acquisition
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.
Processing and Other Information
Jack H. Reynolds Scrapbook, MS 458
Special Collections & Archives Department
United States Naval Academy
This collection was processed by David D'Onofrio in December 2017. Finding aid written by David D'Onofrio in December 2017.
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 -- Philippines
- Spanish-American War, 1898 -- Naval operations, American
- Warships -- Spain
- Warships -- United States
- Clippings (information artifacts)