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Bush, Clinton M. (First World War uniform and photographs)
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  • Conditions Governing Access
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  • Content Description
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  • Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
    Title: Clinton M. Bush First World War uniform and photographs
    source: Heebner, Emily
    Identifier/Call Number: 2019.022.w.r
    Physical Description: 1 Linear Feet (1 carton)
    Date (inclusive): 1916 - 1919
    Abstract: This collection contains one uniform and five photographs of or from QM 1/C Clinton M. Bush, USN from his service during the First World War.
    Condition Description: The large photograph of the USS Illinois has some significant damage to the emulsion.
    Language of Material: English .
    Container: WWII 146
    Container: 15
    Container: 1 of 2
    Container: Oversize 3
    Container: Folder
    Container: 2 of 2
    Container: WWI Uniforms 1

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of the Heebner-Young Family.


    This collection is arranged by material type. Photographs are separated from the clothing.

    Biographical / Historical

    Quartermaster First Class Clinton Melbourne Bush, United States Navy (6/29/1899 - 1/31/1983) enlisted in the Navy on December 13, 1915 and served aboard the USS Illinois. He was released from the Navy on July 28, 1919. He passed away in Florida in 1983 and is buried in Hortonville, New York.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item title / description; Box "n" / Folder "n"], Clinton M. Bush First World War uniform and photographs (2019.022.w.r), Center for American War Letters Archives, Chapman University, CA.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Content Description

    This collection contains one uniform belonging to QM 1/C Clinton M. Bush, USN as well as five photographs from his service during the First World War. Included with the uniform are one set of trousers, one work shirt, one jacket with striped collar and rank insignia, and one scarf. Included with the photographs are two originals of QM 1/C Bush in uniform with writing on the back, one reproduction of him in uniform circa 1916, one reproduction of him while older and working with IBM at an unknown date, and one large original photograph of the USS Illinois pictured in the Hudson River.

    Conditions Governing Use

    There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    World War (1914-1918)
    United States. -- Navy
    Clothing and dress -- World War, 1914-1918
    World War (1914-1918) -- Photography
    Bush, Clinton Melbourne, Quartermaster First Class, 1899-1983
    Heebner, Emily