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Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: World War, 1939-1945
  • Branch of Service: Navy
  • Unit of Service: USS Gosselin (APD 126)
  • Location of Service: Okinawa Island (Ryukyu Islands); Guam (Mariana Islands); Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands); Tokyo, Japan; Pacific Theater
  • Highest Rank: Gunner's Mate Third Class

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[ Postcard notifying Parker's parents that he had arrived at Camp Peary, Williamsburg, VA [6/8/1944] ]
[ Postcard notifying Parker's parents that he had been transferred [9/2/1944] ]
[ Postcard notifying Parker's parents of his address change [9/30/1944] ]
[ Postcard notifying Parker's parents of his address change [12/3/1944] ]
[ Travel Orders for Henry S. Parker [1/26/1944] ]
[ Wallet-size photo of Parker's Notice of Separation from the United States Navy ]

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[ Wallet-size photo of Parker's Honorable Discharge certificate ]
[ Letter from the Secretary of the Navy, James Forrestal [7/5/1946] ]
[ Postcard to Mother from Henry S. Parker [6/4/1944] ]
[ Postcard to Mother from Henry S. Parker [6/4/1944] ]
[ Postcard to Mother from Henry S. Parker [6/5/1944] ]
[ Postcard to Mother from Henry S. Parker [6/8/1944] ]
[ Postcard to Mother from Henry S. Parker [6/11/1944] ]
[ Postcard to Mother from Henry S. Parker [6/12/1944] ]
[ Letter to Mother and Dad from Henry S. Parker [9/1/1945] ]
[ Letter to Mother from Henry S. Parker [10/8/1945] ]
[ Letter to Mother from Henry S. Parker [10/10/1945] ]
[ Letter to Mother from Henry S. Parker [3/1/1946] ]
[ Order of the Setting Sun ID card for Henry S. Parker ]
[ Order of the Golden Dragon ID card for Henry S. Parker ]

About this Item

Title

  • Henry Stuart Parker Collection

Names

  • Cobbett, Martha
  • Parker, Henry Stuart

State of Birth

  • NC

Headings

  • -  Parker, Henry Stuart
  • -  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Navy.

Repository

  • Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Gender

  • Male

Race

  • White

Status

  • Veteran

Service History

  • World War, 1939-1945

    • Branch of Service: Navy
    • Unit of Service: USS Gosselin (APD 126)
    • Location of Service: Okinawa Island (Ryukyu Islands); Guam (Mariana Islands); Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands); Tokyo, Japan; Pacific Theater
    • Highest Rank: Gunner's Mate Third Class
    • Dates of Service: 1944-1946
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: Veteran

Materials

  • Photograph: Negatives [2 items] -- Photograph (collected 1945 - 1946)
  • Manuscript: Scrapbooks [1 item] -- (collected 1945 - 1946)
  • Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [7 items] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents) (collected 1944 - 1946)
  • Photograph: Digital print [2 items] -- Photograph (collected 1945 - 1999)
  • Manuscript: Correspondence [10 items] -- Handwritten document (collected 1944 - 1946)
  • Manuscript: Civilian papers (certificates, forms, wills, etc) [2 items] -- Typewritten document (collected unknown)
  • Photograph: Original photographic print [263 items] -- Photograph (collected 1945 - 1946)
  • Manuscript: Maps [1 item] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents) (collected 1946)
  • Photograph: Original photographic print [48 items] -- Photograph (collected 1945 - 1946)
  • Photograph: Copy photographic print [2 items] -- Photograph (collected 1945)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/86056

Cite as

  • Henry Stuart Parker Collection (AFC/2001/001/86056), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • image

Additional Metadata Formats

IIIF Presentation Manifest

Rights & Access

Using VHP Material in Publication or Exhibition

The Veterans History Project (VHP) at the Library of Congress collects, preserves and makes accessible the firsthand recollections of U.S. military veterans who served from World War I through more recent conflicts and peacekeeping missions, so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand what they saw, did and felt during their service. The Veterans History Project Collection includes oral histories along with documentary materials such as original letters, diaries, photographs, and memoirs.

Veterans and interviewers contribute these materials to the Library for scholarly and educational purposes, retaining any copyright they may hold. Therefore, permission must be obtained before using the interview or other materials in exhibition or publication. Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these materials should contact the Veterans History Project for assistance.

As a publicly supported institution, the Library generally does not own rights to material in its collections. Therefore, it does not charge permission fees for use of such material and cannot give or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute material in its collections. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item from the Library’s collections and for securing any necessary permissions rests with persons desiring to use the item.

Please contact us with questions.

Obtaining Copies of VHP Materials

In order for VHP materials to be duplicated, we must receive written permission from the interviewee for you to obtain a copy of the recording unless the proposed use is limited to personal use, research, or other uses permissible by copyright law. If the interviewee is deceased, their next-of-kin may grant written permission.

Please contact VHP for assistance if you need to contact a veteran for permission to use their materials in exhibition or publication, or if you have received permission from the veteran and need access to high-resolution copies of VHP collection materials.

Citing VHP Materials

Please use the following formats when citing Veterans History Project materials (substituting the appropriate name and collection ID number).

Materials as a whole:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Manuscript material:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Memoirs (MS02), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Transcript (MS04), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Correspondence (MS01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Recording:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Audio recording (SR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Video recording (MV01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Photograph:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Photographs (PH01), photographer unknown, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Photographs (PH03-PH14), Ralph Williams photographer, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Computer file:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Computer file (CF01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Artifact:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Artifact (AR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Cobbett, Martha, and Henry Stuart Parker. Henry Stuart Parker Collection. 1944. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.86056/.

APA citation style:

Cobbett, M. & Parker, H. S. (1944) Henry Stuart Parker Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.86056/.

MLA citation style:

Cobbett, Martha, and Henry Stuart Parker. Henry Stuart Parker Collection. 1944. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.86056/>.