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Frank Goetz Photograph Album, 1923-1927: Finding Aid

Published in August 2019

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 511
  • Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
  • Title: Frank Goetz Photograph Album
  • Dates: 1923-1927
  • Size: 0.88 linear feet (1 flat box)
  • Creator: Goetz, Frank
  • Language(s) of material: English
  • Abstract: Frank Goetz was an enlisted sailor in the United States Navy. The Frank Goetz Photograph Album spans from 1923 to 1927. The album, composed entirely of black-and-white photographs, is the product of Goetz's service aboard U.S.S. Mississippi (Battleship: BB-41), as well as Goetz's family life.

Biography of Frank Goetz

Frank Goetz was an enlisted sailor in the United States Navy, serving aboard U.S.S. Mississippi (Battleship: BB-41) from approximately 1923 through 1926. Following his service, Goetz likely resided in Missouri with his wife, Eva Schulte Goetz, and family.

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Description of Contents

The Frank Goetz Photograph Album, comprising 0.88 linear feet, spans from 1923 to 1927. The album, composed entirely of black-and-white photographs, is the product of Goetz's service aboard U.S.S. Mississippi (Battleship: BB-41), as well as Goetz's family life.

Approximately one half of the album is devoted to Goetz's service aboard U.S.S. Mississippi (Battleship: BB-41). The photographs depict such topics as shipboard recreation and social life (including boxing matches, minstrel shows by the crew, and crossing the line ceremonies), shipboard operations (including target practice, torpedo storage, and the loading of artillery shells), and sightseeing in various ports of call, including: the Laie Mormon Temple, Nu'uanu Pali, Iolani Palace, and Mt. Haleakala in Hawaii; native children in Culebra, Puerto Rico; the landscapes and lagoons of Tahiti; and bull fights. Several of the photographs of shipmates and boxers are inscribed to Goetz. The remainder of the album is devoted to Goetz's home life and family, with photographs of his wife, Eva Schulte Goetz, and daughter Evelyn May Goetz. This latter section also includes images of Jefferson City, Missouri, including the Missouri Capitol Building, the Fountain of the Centaurs, and the Signing of the Louisiana Purchase Agreement memorial.

Included with the scrapbook are a copy of the February 24, 1923 edition of the U.S.S. Mississippi's paper, The Mississippi Bulletin, as well as a number of loose photographs of Goetz's family and home life.

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Arrangement

The Frank Goetz Photograph Album and its enclosures are arranged by document type.

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Access and Use

Access

Access is unrestricted.

Copyright and Permission

The Frank Goetz Photograph Album 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

Purchase in March 1997. Accession No. 97-18.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Material

Additional material in this repository pertaining to U.S.S. Mississippi can be found in the William O. Field Collection, MS 451; the Richard H. Jackson Papers, MS 432; and the World War II Ship Action Reports, MS 415.

Materials Cataloged Separately

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

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Processing and Other Information

Preferred Citation

Frank Goetz Photograph Album, MS 511

Special Collections & Archives Department

Nimitz Library

United States Naval Academy

Processing Information

This collection was processed by David D'Onofrio in August 2019. Finding aid written by David D'Onofrio in August 2019.

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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

  • Goetz, Frank
  • Hawaii -- Description and travel
  • Jefferson City (Mo.)
  • Mississippi (Battleship : BB-41)
  • Sailors -- United States -- Social life and customs
  • United States. Navy -- Sea life

Genre Terms

  • Manuscripts
  • Photographs
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Contents List

Box 1 Folder 1

Album, 1923-1927

Box 1 Folder 2

The Mississippi Bulletin, 1923 February 24

Box 1 Folder 3

Photographs, undated

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