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Pierce Matthews Correspondence

Identifier: A2017.05


The Pierce Matthews Correspondence collection consists of primarily letters and postcards to his family. The correspondence spans a portion his service in the Navy, from 1949–1962, with the majority concentrating on 1960-62. In addition to letters and postcards, there were often photos, clippings, and other documents enclosed with and described in various letters.

Topics in the letters include family and daily life, opinions on raising a family, chess, coin collecting, dating life, promotions on board, Russian relations, the Cold War, holidays, leave, career goals, promotions, Cadillac, Michigan, Naval transfers, Germany, the Soviet Union, the Weapons Division, Portsmouth, Virginia, Newark News, Virginia, Sidewinders, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Golfo de Palmas. Sardinia, the Mediterranean, Tyrrhenian Sea, Rome, Italy, Cannes, France, and Barcelona, Spain.


  • Majority of material found within 1949–62


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Jennifer Milani
February 1, 2017
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Repository Details

Part of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Online Archives Repository

One Intrepid Square
W. 46th Street and 12th Avenue
New York NY 10036-4103 United States