Joe Friday Collection on the U.S.S. Huron, PC.5038

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Joe Friday Collection on the U.S.S. Huron, PC.5038

Abstract

Joe Friday was a graduate student in East Carolina University's program in maritime history and nautical archeology who researched and mapped the wreck of the U.S.S. Huron in the late 1980s. This research culminated in Friday's master's thesis, A History of the Wreck of the U.S.S. Huron, in 1988. The Joe Friday Collection on the U.S.S. Huron, 1984-1989, primarily consists of research materials gathered by Friday while conducting his research, as well as drafts, notes, and other materials related to the thesis itself.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Joe Friday Collection on the U.S.S. Huron
Call Number
PC.5038
Creator
Friday, Joe D., Jr.
Date
1984-1989
Language
English
Repository
Outer Banks History Center

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Restrictions on Access & Use

Access Restrictions

Available for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright is retained by the authors of these materials, or their descendants, as stipulated by the United States copyright law (Title 17 US Code). Individual researchers are responsible for using these materials in conformance with copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying these materials.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], PC.5038, Joe Friday Collection on the U.S.S. Huron, Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, NC, U.S.A.

Collection Overview

The Joe Friday Collection on the U.S.S. Huron, 1984-1989, primarily consists of research materials gathered by Friday while writing his master's thesis on the wreck of the U.S.S. Huron in the late 1980s. The research materials in this collection were photocopied by Friday from libraries and archival repositories; no original manuscripts pertinent to the ship are present. Folder titles include dates of the original documents in parentheses when known. Also included are drafts, notes, an outline and prospectus, and other materials created by Friday while writing his thesis.

Arrangement Note

Alphabetical.

Biographical/Historical

The U.S.S. Huron was an iron-hulled screw steamer of the United States Navy. She was built in the mid-1870s and commissioned at Philadelphia Navy Yard in 1875. She was stationed at Norfolk Navy Yard and cruised the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico for two years before returning for repairs in August 1877. She ran aground in November 1877 during a storm off the coast of Nags Head, North Carolina. 98 passengers were killed when she heeled over. The wreck of the Huron is now a popular diving site, located about 250 yards offshore at 35.97751, -75.63092. Joe Friday, a graduate student in East Carolina University's program in maritime history and nautical archeology, researched and mapped the wreck of the Huron in the late 1980s. This research culminated in Friday's master's thesis, A History of the Wreck of the U.S.S. Huron, submitted to the university in 1988.

Contents of the Collection

Collection Contents
Annotated Bibliography Notecards, circa 1987
Annotated Bibliography Notecards
Articles and Publications (1879-1981), circa 1986
Articles and Publications (1879-1981)
Government Documents (1866-1975), circa 1986
Government Documents (1866-1975)
A History of the Wreck of the U.S.S. Huron by Joe Friday, circa 1988
A History of the Wreck of the U.S.S. Huron by Joe Friday
A History of the Wreck of the U.S.S. Huron by Joe Friday: Draft, 1988
A History of the Wreck of the U.S.S. Huron by Joe Friday: Draft
Images (1877-1980s), circa 1986
Images (1877-1980s)
Logbook Index Cards, circa 1987
Logbook Index Cards
Manuscripts (1876-1899), 1987
Manuscripts (1876-1899)
Maps (1983-1987), circa 1987
Maps (1983-1987)
Notes, circa 1986-1989
Notes
Outline and Prospectus, 1986
Outline and Prospectus
Research Correspondence and Call Slips, 1984-1988
Research Correspondence and Call Slips
Ship Plans (1876-1980s), circa 1987
Ship Plans (1876-1980s)
Oversize Materials, 1987-1988
Oversize Materials

Subject Headings

  • Huron (Screw steamer)
  • Shipwrecks--North Carolina--Nags Head
  • Underwater archaeology--North Carolina
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  • Processed by Samantha Crisp, January 2020.