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Guide to the Great White Fleet ephemera M1883
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  • Title: Great White Fleet ephemera
    Identifier/Call Number: M1883
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.5 Linear feet
    Date (inclusive): circa 1901-1910
    Abstract: Postcards, lithographs, clippings, and other material related to the Great White Fleet and the United States Navy.

    Scope and Contents

    On December 16, 1907, the Great White Fleet of 16 battleships, 6 torpedo boats and 4 auxiliaries from the Atlantic fleet left Hampton Roads, Virginia for a round-the-world trip that would last over 2 years. President Teddy Roosevelt conceived of the idea of sending the fleet around the world as promotion for the United States in the wake of the Sino-Japanese war. Pictorial material including postcards, photographs, lithographs, magazine articles, a world map (map folder 3), flag (map folder 3), neptune certificate (map folder 2), sheet music (map folder 1), etc. The collection is based primarily on material from Mr. Edward Branning, electrician on the U.S.S. Rhode Island; other sources were later added.

    Access to Collection

    The materials are open for research use.

    Publication Rights

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94305-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/spc/using-collections/permission-publish.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], Great White Fleet : ephemera (M1883). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Separated Materials note

    The three oversize items in map folders were cataloged individually but retain the M1883 number.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Branning, Edward D.
    United States. Navy.
    United States--History, Naval--20th century