Register of the Natale Bellantoni papers next hit

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Title: Natale Bellantoni papers next hit
Date (inclusive): 1942-2006
Collection Number: 2019C21
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 6 manuscript boxes, 6 oversize boxes, 1 card file box, 1 oversize folder (11.0 Linear Feet)
Abstract: Writings, correspondence, printed matter, sketches, paintings, photographs, other audiovisual material, and memorabilia, relating to American military construction activities in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
Creator: Bellantoni, Nat, 1920-2012
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

Access

Boxes 10-12 may not be used without permission of the Archivist. The remainder of the collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.

Use

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Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 2018.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], previous hit Natale Bellantoni papers next hit , [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives

Biographical Note

Natale Bellantoni was born December 21, 1920. He was raised in Boston's South End and attended Boston English High School. From 1939-1942, he attended the Massachusetts School of Art, receiving formal artistic training, and meeting his fiancée, Irene Sztucinski. Bellantoni enlisted in the Navy in October of 1942 and was assigned to the 78th Construction Battalion as a Carpenter's Mate. The construction battalions, or "Seabees," worked their way across the Pacific Ocean, building the airfields and bases that supported the United States' efforts against Japan. As a member of the 78th battalion, Bellantoni served in New Caledonia, New Guinea, the Admiralty Islands, and Okinawa.
After the end of World War II, Bellantoni returned to Boston and married his fiancée, with whom he corresponded through the course of the war. After his discharge from the Navy, Bellantoni worked as a professional artist and graphic designer, primarily for Gunn Studios of Boston. Bellantoni died on June 23, 2012.

Scope and Content

The previous hit Natale Bellantoni papers consists of six series: Biographical Material, Correspondence, Artwork, Photographs, Audiovisual Material, and Memorabilia. The collection focuses on Bellantoni's service in the U.S. Navy's 78th Construction Battalion as they fought and built their way across the Pacific Ocean during World War II. The construction battalions, otherwise known as "Seabees," built the airfields, bases, and other infrastructure necessary for the United States' offensive push towards Japan.
The Biographical Material series contains clippings, pamphlets, posters, maps, notes, and other documents that Bellantoni collected regarding his service. The Correspondence series primarily consists of Bellantoni's letters to his fiancee Irene Sztucinski. Despite the need to pass the censors, the letters present a lively and detailed description of Bellantoni's life as a Seabee. The Artwork series includes original sketches, watercolors and drawings created by Nat Bellantoni, creating a visual journal of his life on board ship and on the islands his battalion visited, especially New Caledonia, New Guinea, and Okinawa. The Photographs series further provides a visual record of the 78th Battalion's activities, including scenes of work, life in camp, and informal recreation for the Seabees. The photographs also extensively depict the landscapes of New Caledonia, New Guinea, and Okinawa, as well as local inhabitants and their daily life. The Audiovisual Materials series includes audio and video recordings of interviews regarding Seabee history, and the 78th Battalion's reunion.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean
World War, 1939-1945 -- Engineering and construction
United States. Navy. Construction Battalion, 78th

 

Biographical Material 1942-1997

Scope and Contents

Contains Bellantoni's certificate of satisfactory service, Battalion yearbooks for the 71st and 78th Battalions, leaflets, hand-drawn and published maps, clippings, published works on World War II and the Seabees, and a script and related notes for a documentary on Seabee history. Of particular note is a scrapbook kept by Irene Sztucinski while Bellantoni was in the Navy, which contains correspondence and clippings documenting Nat's daily life as a Seabee. The series is divided into unpublished and published material, then arranged in chronological order.
box 8, folder 1-2

Scrapbook kept by Irene 1942-1944

Scope and Contents

Includes letters from boot camp.
box 1, folder 1

Chapel Dedication Ceremony program 1944 July 2

box 1, folder 2

Malaria and Epidemic Disease Control calendar page: "If You Don't Give a Darn About Yourself, Do It For Her," art by Frank Mack 1945 May

box 1, folder 3

43rd U.S. Naval Construction Regiment Progress Report, Bolo Point, Okinawa. Project #2301 1945 September

box 1, folder 4

Certificate of satisfactory service, United States Navy 1946 January 10

box 1, folder 5

Script and notes for Seabee history video 1993-1994

box 1, folder 6

Hand drawn Strategy, Tactics and Operations plan from boot camp [1943]

box 1, folder 7

Ponam island: glossary of native words undated

box 1, folder 8

Surrender leaflet in English and Japanese undated

General

Alternate title: Life Saving Leaflet, No. 811
 

Published Material 1942-1997

box 1, folder 9

Reichenbach, Sidney. All you want to know about New Caledonia. Sydney: W.C. Penfold & Co. 1942 April

box 1, folder 10

Special Service Division, United States Army. Pocket Guide to New Caledonia. Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office 1943

box 1, folder 11

The Record, volume 59 number 3 1944 March

General

Published by Boston English High School
box 1, folder 12

A. M.: Daily Publication of U.S.S. Admiral H.T. Mayo 1945 September

box 1, folder 13

Report by The Supreme Commander of the combined Chiefs of Staff on the Operations in Europe of the Allied Expeditionary Force 1944 June 6 - 1945 May 8 . Washington, D. C.: United States Government Printing Office 1945

box 2, folder 1

U.S. Navy 71st Battalion [Yearbook] undated

box 2, folder 2-3

Seventy-Eighth U.S. Naval Construction Battalion Log. Boston, MA: Rand Avery Gordon-Taylor, Inc. [1940s]

General

2 copies.
box 2, folder 4

Jensen, Lt. Oliver, United States Naval Reserve. Carrier War. New York: Pocket Books 1945

box 2, folder 5

Building the Navy's Bases in WWII, Volume II. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office 1947

box 7, folder 3-4

LIFE magazine, 7 issues 1943-1950

box 2, folder 6

Millet, Jeffery. U.S. Navy Seabees: The First Fifty Years. Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing Company, 1993. 1993-1994

General

Includes related correspondence.
box 2, folder 7

Tomasetti, Berard. Papua New Guinea Encore. Victoria, KS: St. Fidelis Friary, 1997

 

Clippings 1944-1992

box 7, folder 1

"Pictures in Globe Charm Natives of South Seas Isles." Boston Globe. 1944 October 18

box 6, folder 8

"War is Over at Last!" Boston Globe front page 1945 August 15

box 1, folder 14

Newspaper clippings 1944-1992

box 7, folder 2

Oversize newspaper clippings related to 78th Seabee Battalion 1944, 1991

drawer G05

3 War bond posters 1945

drawer G05

National Geographic Society. Pacific Ocean, Atlas plate 61. (1 : 36,432,000) 1962

 

Correspondence 1943-1945

Scope and Contents

Includes letters written from Nat Bellantoni to his fiancee Irene Sztucinski during his training and deployment. Also includes correspondence with the Brooklyn Dodgers regarding the Seabees. Arranged by correspondent, then by date.
box 1, folder 15

Brooklyn Dodgers 1945

box 1, folder 15

Correspondence to Edmon V. Adams from Branch Rickey, President of the Brooklyn Dodgers, New York 1945 May 23

box 1, folder 15

Correspondence to Branch Rickey from Edmon V. Adams, Western Pacific 1945 July 5

box 1, folder 15

Correspondence to Edmon V. Adams from R. T. Hall 1945 April 24

box 1, folder 16-18

Sztucinski, Irene 1943-1945

box 1, folder 16

Envelope labeled "Nat's wartime letters to Renie" with dried plant undated

box 1, folder 16

Correspondence to Irene Sztucinski from Nat Bellantoni, Camp Peary, Virginia 1943 January 31

box 1, folder 16

Correspondence to Irene Sztucinski from Emil Sztucinski, Italy 1943 April 24

box 1, folder 16

V-mail to Irene Sztucinski from Nat Bellantoni 1943 August 25

box 1, folder 16

V-mail to Irene Sztucinski from Nat Bellanton 1943 August 25

box 1, folder 16

Correspondence to Irene Sztucinski from Nat Bellantoni 1944 April 3

box 1, folder 16

V-mail to Irene Sztucinski from Nat Bellantoni 1944 April 7

box 1, folder 16

Correspondence to Irene Sztucinski from Nat Bellantoni 1944 April 10

box 1, folder 16

Correspondence to Irene Sztucinski from Nat Bellantoni 1944 April 13

box 1, folder 16

Correspondence to Irene Sztucinski from Nat Bellantoni 1944 October 1

box 1, folder 16

Correspondence to Irene Sztucinski from Nat Bellantoni 1944 October 26

box 1, folder 16

Correspondence to Irene Sztucinski from Nat Bellantoni 1944 October 31

box 1, folder 16

Correspondence to Irene Sztucinski from Nat Bellantoni 1944 November 24

box 1, folder 16

Correspondence to Irene Sztucinski from Nat Bellantoni 1944 December 11

box 1, folder 16

Correspondence to Irene Sztucinski from Nat Bellantoni 1944 December 14

box 1, folder 16

Correspondence to Irene Sztucinski from Nat Bellantoni 1944 December 16

box 1, folder 16

Correspondence to Irene Sztucinski from Nat Bellantoni 1944 December 20

box 1, folder 17

Correspondence to Irene Sztucinski from Nat Bellantoni 1945 January 4

box 1, folder 17

Correspondence to Irene Sztucinski from Nat Bellantoni 1945 April 29

box 1, folder 17

Correspondence to Irene Sztucinski from Nat Bellantoni 1945 May 12

box 1, folder 17

Correspondence to Irene Sztucinski from Nat Bellantoni 1945 June 1

box 1, folder 17

Correspondence to Irene Sztucinski from Nat Bellantoni 1945 June 6

box 1, folder 17

Envelope sent to Irene Sztucinski from Nat Bellantoni 1945 June 28

box 1, folder 17

Correspondence to Irene Sztucinski from Nat Bellantoni 1945 July 2

box 1, folder 17

Correspondence to Irene Sztucinski from Nat Bellantoni, Ryukus 1945 August 3

box 1, folder 17

Correspondence to Irene Sztucinski from Nat Bellantoni 1945 August 7

box 1, folder 17

Correspondence to Irene Sztucinski from Nat Bellantoni 1945 August 11

box 1, folder 17

Correspondence to Irene Sztucinski from Nat Bellantoni 1945 August 21

box 1, folder 17

Envelope sent to Irene Sztucinski from Nat Bellantoni 1945 August 22

box 1, folder 17

Correspondence to Irene Sztucinski from Nat Bellantoni 1945 September 15

box 1, folder 17

Correspondence to Irene Sztucinski from Nat Bellantoni 1945 September 23

box 1, folder 17

Correspondence to Irene Sztucinski from Nat Bellantoni 1945 September 26

box 1, folder 17

Correspondence to Irene Sztucinski from Nat Bellantoni 1945 September 30

box 1, folder 17

Correspondence to Irene Sztucinski from Nat Bellantoni 1945 October 1

General

First page of letter is missing.
box 1, folder 17

Correspondence to Irene Sztucinski from Nat Bellantoni 1945 November 3

box 1, folder 17

Correspondence to Irene Sztucinski from Nat Bellantoni, written on v-mail paper 1945 November 5

box 1, folder 18

Correspondence to Irene Sztucinski from Nat Bellantoni, Western Pacific [1945]

box 1, folder 18

New Caledonia photographic souvenir, to Irene Sztucinski from Nat Bellantoni undated

box 1, folder 18

V-mail to Irene Sztucinski from Nat Bellantoni undated

General

Includes drawing of "Queen Bee Phoebe, The Female Seabee."
 

Artwork 1943-1945, 2012

Scope and Contents

Contains watercolors, sketches, paste-ups, drawings and scratchboards of Nat Bellantoni's art produced during World War II. Includes landscapes and scenes of daily life for the Seabees, in addition to their logo and art drawn for the battalion log. Arranged by format, then chronological order.
 

Sketches 1943-1945

box 1, folder 19

Sketchbook 1943-1944

box 1, folder 19

Sketchbook 1943-1944

box 8, folder 3

"Marine Cleans His Rifle" 1943 November 29

box 8, folder 3

Untitled (Ships in Milne Bay, New Guinea) 1943 December 3

General

Alternate title: "Sketch of a ship"
box 8, folder 3

Untitled (Seabees at work on a floating dock, Langemak Bay, New Guinea) 1943 December 27

General

Alternate title: "Sketch of Seabees"
box 8, folder 3

Untitled (Japanese gunboat salvaged by the 78th Seabees off the coast of New Guinea) 1944 February 14-16

General

Alternate title: [2 untitled sketches of boats]
box 8, folder 3

Untitled (ACORN 8) 1943-1944

General

Alternate title: "Sketch of boat and sailors"
box 6, folder 6

Charcoal sketch: "Bambi" mascot of 78th in New Caledonia 1945

 

Watercolors 1943-1945, 2012

box 1, folder 21

List of watercolor titles and descriptions 2012 May

box 8, folder 3

"Gun Watch," painted aboard the MS Day Star 1943 June 22

General

Alternate title, from verso: "Somewhere on the Pacific"
box 8, folder 3

"Sundown," painted aboard the MS Day Star 1943 June 26

General

Alternate title, from verso: "Ship's Crew at Sundown"
box 8, folder 3

"Scanning the Horizon," painted aboard the MS Day Star 1943 June 26

General

Alternate title, from verso: "On the Lookout"
box 8, folder 3

"KP," painted aboard the MS Day Star 1943 June 28

General

Alternate title, from verso: "KP Somewhere on the Pacific"
box 8, folder 3

"New Caledonia" 1943 July 15

General

Alternate title: "Fishing"
box 8, folder 3

"Signal Flags," painted aboard the MS Day Star 1943 July 18

General

Alternate title, from verso: "Airing Out Signal Flags"
box 8, folder 3

[Untitled watercolor], Noumea, New Caledonia 1943 August 22

box 8, folder 3

"Countryside," painted in Noumea, New Caledonia 1943 [September]

box 8, folder 3

"Of Peace and War," painted in Noumea, New Caledonia 1943 October

box 8, folder 3

"Final Journey," painted in Noumea, New Caledonia 1943 October 23

General

Alternate title, from verso: "Magenta Air Field New Caledonia"
box 8, folder 3

"Scuttlebutt," painted in Noumea, New Caledonia 1943

box 8, folder 3

Untitled [1943-1944]

General

Alternate title: "Harbor LST." Impression of "Scuttlebutt" on verso.
box 8, folder 3

"Cathedral Square," painted in the Admiralty Islands, New Guinea 1944 June 24

box 8, folder 3

"New Guinea Mud," painted in the Admiralty Islands, New Guinea 1944 August 12

General

Alternate title, from verso: "Los Negros." Cited in The Battalion Artist as "Mud, mud, mud."
box 8, folder 3

"Quonset Hilton," painted in the Admiralty Islands, New Guinea 1944

General

Alternate title: "Quonset Skeleton"
box 8, folder 3

"First Stop," painted in Noumea, New Caledonia 1945

General

Alternate title, from verso: "New Caledonia Nickel Docks"
box 8, folder 3

"Target," painted aboard the USS J. Franklin Bell 1945

box 8, folder 3

"Convoy North," painted aboard the USS J. Franklin Bell 1945

General

Alternate title: "Bottoms Up"
box 8, folder 3

"Silent Convoy," painted aboard the USS J. Franklin Bell 1945

box 8, folder 3

[Untitled watercolor detail] [1945]

General

Alternate title: "Convoy North B"
box 8, folder 3

"Pup Tent City," painted in Okinawa 1945

General

Alternate title, from verso: "Ryukus"
box 8, folder 3

"Bombed Bridge at Atsutabaru," painted in Okinawa 1945 October 28

General

Alternate title, from verso: "Atsutabaru Okinawa slum"
box 8, folder 3

"Okinawa Burial Vaults" 1945

General

Alternate title, from recto: "Okinawa"
box 8, folder 3

"Okinawa Burial Vault" [1945]

box 8, folder 3

"Searchlights," painted in Okinawa 1945

box 8, folder 3

"Pay day," painted in Okinawa 1945

 

Ink drawings 1943-1945

box 6, folder 2

Cathedral Square 1944

box 6, folder 3

Native mother nursing baby [1943-1945]

 

Paste-ups 1943-1945

box 6, folder 4

Untitled (Seabee signaling V for Victory, section of the 78th Battalion Log page 89) 1945

box 6, folder 4

Untitled (Golden Gate Bridge, section of the 78th Battalion Log page 89) 1945

box 1, folder 20

Seabee logo [1943-1945]

 

Scratchboards 1943-1945

box 6, folder 1

Untitled (Men in Bunks) [1943-1945]

box 6, folder 1

Untitled (Smelting Cauldron) [1943-1945]

General

Alternate title: "Foundry"
 

Photographs 1943-1945

Scope and Contents

Photographic prints and negatives, many taken by Bellantoni's friend and colleague Ed Keegan, documenting the life and work of the 78th Construction Battalion as they worked their way across the Pacific from 1943-1945. Includes scenes from the Admiralty Islands, New Guinea, New Caledonia, Okinawa, and Port Hueneme. Arranged in chronological order.
 

New Caledonia, Noumea, First tour 1943 July-December

box 4, folder 1-8

Lay of the land. 62 black and white prints 1943

box 5, folder 2

Lay of the land. 3 black and white prints 1943

box 4, folder 9

Daily Life. 4 black and white prints 1943

box 4, folder 15

Daily Life. 3 black and white prints 1943

box 4, folder 10-11

Islanders. 13 black and white prints 1943

box 4, folder 12

Recreation. 7 black and white prints 1943

box 4, folder 13-14

Work. 6 black and white prints 1943

 

New Guinea 1943-1944

box 4, folder 27

General. 3 black and white prints [1943-1944]

box 3, folder 2

43 Langemak Bay, 2 black and white prints 1943 September 22-October 1

box 3, folder 63

43 Langemak Bay, 1 black and white print 1944 March 28

box 3, folder 22-23

Finshafen: Daily life. 13 black and white prints 1944

box 5, folder 3

Finshafen: Daily life. 2 black and white prints 1944

box 5, folder 4

Finshafen: Entertainment. 3 black and white prints 1944

box 3, folder 24-26

Finshafen: Islanders. 22 black and white prints 1944

box 5, folder 5

Finshafen: Islanders. 6 black and white prints 1944

box 3, folder 20-21

Finshafen: Work. 18 black and white prints 1944

box 5, folder 6

Finshafen: Work. 5 black and white prints 1944

 

Admiralty Islands 1944 March-December

box 4, folder 22

Los Negros: Daily life. 8 black and white prints 1944

box 5, folder 7

Los Negros: Daily life. 3 black and white prints 1944

box 5, folder 8

Los Negros: Lay of the land. 8 black and white prints 1944

box 4, folder 23-24

Los Negros: Work. 15 black and white prints 1944

box 5, folder 9

Los Negros: Work. 9 black and white prints 1944

box 4, folder 17-19

Manus: Daily life. 24 black and white prints 1944

box 5, folder 10

Manus: Daily life. 3 black and white prints 1944

box 4, folder 20

Manus: Entertainment. 5 black and white prints 1944

Scope and Contents

Includes 2 images of Bob Hope.
box 5, folder 11

Manus: Entertainment. 5 black and white prints 1944

box 5, folder 12

Manus: Lay of the land. 3 black and white prints 1944

box 5, folder 13

Manus: Mt. Hood explosion. 3 black and white prints 1944

box 4, folder 21

Manus: Portraits. 2 black and white prints 1944

box 3, folder 19-20

Manus: Work. 12 black and white prints 1944

box 5, folder 14

Manus: Work. 3 black and white prints 1944

box 3, folder 11

Ponam: Cathedral Square. 8 black and white prints 1944

box 5, folder 15

Ponam: Cathedral Square. 9 black and white prints 1944

box 3, folder 12-14

Ponam: Daily life. 21 black and white prints 1944

box 5, folder 16

Ponam: Daily life. 7 black and white prints 1944

box 3, folder 15-18

Ponam: Islanders. 29 black and white prints 1944

box 5, folder 17-18

Ponam: Islanders. 13 black and white prints 1944

box 5, folder 19

Ponam: Recreation and special events. 4 black and white prints 1944

box 3, folder 10

Ponam: Work. 8 black and white prints 1944

box 5, folder 20-21

Ponam: Work. 11 black and white prints 1944

 

New Caledonia, Second Tour 1944-1945

box 3, folder 31-32

Daily life. 11 black and white prints 1944

box 4, folder 35

Daily life. 5 black and white prints 1944-1945

box 5, folder 22

Daily life. 7 black and white prints 1944

box 3, folder 27-30

Lay of the land. 25 black and white prints 1944

box 3, folder 33-34

Recreation. 16 black and white prints 1944

box 5, folder 23

Recreation. 6 black and white prints 1944

box 5, folder 24

Work. 10 black and white prints 1944

box 4, folder 16

Work. Third 78th Seabee Chapel. 5 black and white prints 1944-1945

box 3, folder 35-37

Portraits. 17 black and white prints 1944-1945

Scope and Contents

Includes Nat Bellantoni, Ed Keegan, and the Captain of the MS Day Star.
box 5, folder 25

Portraits. 7 black and white prints 1944-1945

box 5, folder 26

Animal portraits. 3 black and white prints 1944-1945

box 5, folder 27

Okinawa bound: aboard the USS Franklin Bell. 6 black and white prints 1945

 

Okinawa 1945

box 3, folder 38-46

General. 59 black and white prints 1945

Scope and Contents

Depicts villagers, daily life in Okinawa, buildings in town, landscapes, ruins.
box 3, folder 52-53

Daily life. 15 black and white prints 1945

Scope and Contents

Landscapes, tents in camp.
box 5, folder 28

Daily life. 3 black and white prints 1945

box 3, folder 54-56

End of the war. 17 black and white prints 1945

Scope and Contents

Scenes of Seabees turning in their gear and preparing to leave. Also includes photographs, taken on Ie Shima, of Japanese delegates arriving in their own planes and leaving in an Army transport on their way to Manila to receive instructions on occupation terms.
box 5, folder 29

End of the war. 6 black and white prints 1945

box 3, folder 57-59

Lay of the land, people. 22 black and white prints 1945

box 5, folder 30-31

Lay of the land, people. 11 black and white prints 1945

box 6, folder 7

Lay of the land, people. 1 black and white print 1945

box 3, folder 60-62

Lay of the land, places and things. 19 black and white prints 1945

box 5, folder 32

Lay of the land, places and things. 8 black and white prints 1945

box 3, folder 47-51

Work. 38 black and white prints 1945

Scope and Contents

Includes Seabees planning and constructing airfields and repairing buildings, with aid from local workers.
box 5, folder 33

Work. 8 black and white prints 1945

box 3, folder 1

Project #2301 Bolo airfield, 2 black and white prints, aerial views [1940s]

box 5, folder 35

Project #2301 Bolo airfield. 1 black and white print [1940s]

box 3, folder 9

Photographs removed from correspondence, 6 black and white prints undated

box 3, folder 3

Easter Blessings from Southwest Pacific, 78th Seabee Chapel. 2 postcards [1940s]

box 3, folder 4-7

The Battalion Artist, 27 black and white prints depicting daily life in for the 78th Battalion [1940s]

box 5, folder 1

The Battalion Artist, 8 black and white prints undated

box 3, folder 8

Carvings, gourd, and spatula, 2 black and white prints of memorabilia undated

box 4, folder 28

Carvings. 7 black and white prints undated

box 5, folder 39

Carvings. 2 black and white prints undated

box 4, folder 29

Islanders. 2 black and white prints [1940s]

box 4, folder 30

Nose Art. 4 black and white photographs [1940s]

box 4, folder 31

Undated portraits. 10 black and white prints [1940s]

box 4, folder 32-33

Recreation. 16 black and white prints [1940s]

box 4, folder 34

Work. 6 black and white photographs [1940s]

box 4, folder 25-26

Photographs of paintings. 14 black and white prints undated

box 5, folder 37-38

Photographs of paintings. 11 black and white prints undated

box 5, folder 34

Port Hueneme: Seabees marching. 1 black and white print [1940s]

box 5, folder 36

Paste-up Sheet 78th Battalion Log: Sing Sing: Native Boys in Festival Dance. 5 black and white prints on 1 paste-up sheet [1940s]

box StillNegPos Box 1

Undescribed negatives. 16 envelopes undated

Scope and Contents

Includes Okinawa, 1945, and Seabees' negatives
 

Photograph album, "Mass Art Days" circa 1939-1942, undated

box 13, folder 1

Photographs [1 of 2] circa 1939-1945

box 13, folder 2

Photographs [2 of 2] circa 1939-1942

box 13, folder 3

Original album housing undated

 

Audiovisual material 1991-2006

Scope and Contents

Includes audiocassettes and VHS cassettes of interviews, a historical documentary, and recording of battalion reunion regarding the Seabees and the 78th battalion. Arranged by date.
box 9

Memories of the South Pacific, 78th U.S.N. Seabees, 2nd take, narrator Stephen Pree, Natale Bellantoni, 1 videocassette 1991 December 28

box 9

Interviews for Seabee 78th Documentary, Recorded 1992, Members of the 78th Battalion: Bellantone, Kelly, Roland, 1 videocassette 1992

box 9

"We Build We Fight, 50 Years of Navy Seabees," by Delaney Communications 1992

box 9

78th U.S. Naval Construction Battalion Natale Bellantoni: unedited interviews, 1 videocassette 1993

box 9

78th US Naval Construction battalion 1942-1945: Libertyville Great Lakes 78th Reunion, 1 videocassette 1993 October

box 9

Veteran's History Project, Sentry Hill, York, ME, 1 videocassette 2006 June 5

box 9

78th US Naval Construction Battalion 1942-1945, Commissioned 2/9/1943 Camp Peary, Virginia, 1 videocassette undated

box 9

Sound recordings regarding Merle Schall, pilot of PBY Catalina Black Cat which Natale painted in New Caledonia entitled "Final Journey," 2 audiocassettes undated

 

Memorabilia undated

Scope and Contents

Consists of souvenirs collected by Bellantoni during his service in the Pacific.
box 6, folder 5

Embroidered handkercheif from Noumea [1940s]

box 10

Wooden trunk undated

Access

Box 10 may not be used without permission of the Archivist.
box 12

Woven straw purse undated

Access

Box 12 may not be used without permission of the Archivist.
box 12

7 inch carved figurine undated

Access

Box 12 may not be used without permission of the Archivist; photograph available in Box 3 : 8.
box 12

9 inch carved figurine undated

Access

Box 12 may not be used without permission of the Archivist; photograph available in Box 3 : 8.
box 11

17 inch wooden betal spatula undated

Access

Box 11 may not be used without permission of the Archivist; photograph available in Box 3 : 8.
box 12

Decorative gourd with betal inside undated

Access

Box 12 may not be used without permission of the Archivist; photograph available in Box 3 : 8.