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H. S. Krauss Scrapbook, 1920-1922: Finding Aid

Published in November 2018

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 474
  • Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
  • Title: H. S. Krauss Scrapbook
  • Dates: 1920-1922
  • Size: 0.1 linear feet (1 folder, 1 oversize folder)
  • Creator: Krauss, H. S.
  • Language(s) of material: English
  • Abstract: H. S. Krauss was an enlisted seaman in the United States Navy. The H. S. Krauss Scrapbook spans from 1920 to 1922. The scrapbook, consisting mainly of ephemera, is the product of Krauss' cruise aboard U.S.S. John D. Edwards during that ship's service with the U.S. Naval Detachment in Turkish Waters and, later, as part of the Asiatic Fleet.

Biography of H. S. Krauss

H. S. Krauss was an enlisted sailor in the United States Navy in the years following World War I. In the early 1920's, he was attached to U.S.S. John D. Edwards (Destroyer: DD-216), from her commissioning at Philadelphia in April 1920 through her service in Turkish waters and reassignment to the Asiatic Fleet.

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Description of Contents

The H. S. Krauss Scrapbook, comprising a single volume with several enclosures, spans from 1920 to 1922. The scrapbook, consisting mainly of ephemera, is the product of Krauss' cruise aboard U.S.S. John D. Edwards during that ship's service with the U.S. Naval Detachment in Turkish Waters and, later, as part of the Asiatic Fleet.

The contents of the scrapbook include ephemera, such as tickets, menus, pamphlets, and product labels, as well as photographs, newspaper clippings, and handwritten notes and poems.

The Krauss Scrapbook, which opens with an ode to the U.S.S. John D. Edwards, consists largely of items of ephemera and newspaper clippings collected by Krauss while in Turkish and Filipino waters. Among the items of ephemera are various beer labels, a 1920 ship's Christmas menu, a pocket map of Jerusalem, a pamphlet on the history of Naval Camp Mark L. Bristol, a Bombay tramway ticket, a brochure from the Queens Hotel in Ceylon, dance cards from Cavite, a U.S.S. Whipple dance program, photographs of U.S.S. St. Louis, and an information pamphlet on the Philippine Islands, as well as other assorted advertisements, tickets, and menus. Those clippings that are mounted inside the scrapbook largely pertain to boxers Leo Houck, Jule Ritchie, Bobby Barret, Ted "Kid" Lewis, and Harry Greb. Housed separately are six issues of Far Seas, the newspaper of the U.S. Naval Detachment in Turkish Waters, as well as on additional boxing related clipping.

Other contents of the scrapbook include two lists of ports of call visited by U.S.S. John D. Edwards, notes on Krauss' pay, a brief description of the Benjamin Franklin Hotel, a photograph (presumably of the officers and crew of U.S.S. John D. Edwards at a dinner party), and a poem entitled "The Kid's Last Fight."

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Arrangement

The H. S. Krauss Scrapbook is organized into two folders by document type.

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Access and Use

Access

Access is unrestricted.

Copyright and Permission

The H. S. Krauss 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

Custodial History

Originally donated to the United States Naval Academy Museum in 1991. Accession No. 91.27.

Provenance and Acquisition

Transferred from the United States Naval Academy Museum in 2013. Accession No. 16-17.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Material

There are no other known collections of personal papers of H. S. Krauss. Krauss' military service record may be available from the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, MO.

Materials Cataloged Separately

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

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Processing and Other Information

Conservation

Six loose newspapers and one loose clipping were removed from the volume, flattened, and stored separately.

Preferred Citation

H. S. Krauss Scrapbook, MS 474

Special Collections & Archives Department

Nimitz Library

United States Naval Academy

Processing Information

This collection was processed by David D'Onofrio in November 2018. Finding aid written by David D'Onofrio in November 2018.

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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

  • Boxing
  • John D. Edwards (Destroyer : DD-216)
  • Krauss, H. S.
  • United States. Navy -- Sea Life
  • United States. Navy. Asiatic Fleet
  • United States. Navy. Naval Forces Europe. Detachment, Turkish Waters

Genre Terms

  • Manuscripts
  • Scrapbooks
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Contents List

Box  1 Folder  1

H. S. Krauss Scrapbook, 1920-1922

Drawer  MSOS Folder  1

Newspapers and Clippings, 1921-1922

Issues of Far Seas and clipping from Mid-Week Pictorial.

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