U.S.S. Monitor Research Collection, PC.5303

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U.S.S. Monitor Research Collection, PC.5303

Abstract

The U.S.S. Monitor Research Collection, 1862, 1978-1980 and undated, consists of publications and one videocassette accumulated by the State Archives of North Carolina in order to facilitate research on the U.S.S. Monitor, an ironclad warship utilized by the United States Navy during the Civil War. Included are technical reports, drawings of the ship, a memorandum, a bibliography, and a video recording of an episode of North Carolina People featuring a discussion of the Monitor with Larry E. Tise and Gordon Watts.

Descriptive Summary

Title
U.S.S. Monitor Research Collection
Call Number
PC.5303
Creator
Department of Cultural Resources. Division of Archives and History.
Date
1862, 1978-1980 and undated
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.5303, U.S.S. Monitor Research Collection, Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, NC, U.S.A.

Collection Overview

The U.S.S. Monitor Research Collection, 1862, 1978-1980 and undated, consists of publications and one videocassette accumulated by the State Archives of North Carolina in order to facilitate research on the U.S.S. Monitor. Included are technical reports, drawings of the ship, a memorandum, a bibliography, and a video recording on U-Matic tape of an episode of North Carolina People featuring a discussion of the Monitor with Larry E. Tise and Gordon Watts.

Arrangement Note

Alphabetical.

Biographical/Historical

The U.S.S. Monitor was a steam-powered ironclad warship used by the United States Navy during the American Civil War. It was jointly designed by Theodore Timby and John Ericsson. In 1862, the Monitor engaged the C.S.S. Virginia in a four-hour battle off the coast of Hampton Roads, Virginia, in what would be the first ever battle between two armored warships. The Monitor was lost at sea during a storm off the coast of North Carolina in December 1862. The ship's wreckage was discovered off Cape Hatteras in 1973 and ultimately deemed impossible to salvage intact. The most significant parts of the ship, including her guns, turret, and engine, were salvaged and placed on display at the Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Virginia.

Contents of the Collection

Collection Contents
Drawings of the U.S.S. Monitor [3 folders], 1979
Drawings of the U.S.S. Monitor [3 folders]
Memorandum: Legal Aspects of the Exploration of the U.S.S. Monitor Site, 1979
Memorandum: Legal Aspects of the Exploration of the U.S.S. Monitor Site
The Monitor: A Bibliography, 1978
The Monitor: A Bibliography
The Monitor: Its Meaning and Future, 1978
The Monitor: Its Meaning and Future
Monitor Marine Sanctuary Research and Development Concept, 1978
Monitor Marine Sanctuary Research and Development Concept
"The New South," vol 1. no. 2 and Patriotic Cover: Monitor and Merrimac, 1862 and undated
"The New South," vol 1. no. 2 and Patriotic Cover: Monitor and Merrimac
North Carolina People Recording Featuring Larry E. Tise and Gordon Watts [U-Matic], May 1980
North Carolina People Recording Featuring Larry E. Tise and Gordon Watts [U-Matic]

Subject Headings

  • Monitor (Ironclad)
  • Monitor (Ironclad)--Design and construction
  • Shipwrecks--North Carolina--Hatteras, Cape
  • Underwater archaeology--North Carolina--Hatteras, Cape
  • Acquisitions Information

    Transferred from the State Archives of North Carolina, July 1992.

    Processing Information

  • Processed by Samantha Crisp, September 2019.