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James E. Bassett Jr. Papers 1929-1977, n.d.


Correspondence, 1940-1963, n.d.

Catalog Number: M213.1


Box 1
Folder 1 1940
2 4 Apr 1942 - 31 Jul 1942 (Pacific Fleet)
3 3 Aug 1942 - 9 Dec 1942 (Pacific Fleet)
4 8 Jan 1943 - 10 Aug 1944 (Pacific Fleet)
5 5 Jan 1945 - 27 Oct 1946 (Pacific Fleet)
6 9 Jul 1952 - 15 Nov 1954, n.d. (Campaign letters)
7 16 May 1960 - 15 Oct 1963 (Campaign letters)

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Literary papers, undated

Catalog Number: M213.2


Box 1
Folder 8 Biography
9 Book Review - "Harm's Way"
10 "Favorite Son" Chapter 1
11 "Favorite Son" Chapter 2
12 "Favorite Son" Chapter 2
13 "Favorite Son" Chapter 3
14 "Favorite Son" Chapter 4
15 "Favorite Son" Chapter 5
16 "Favorite Son" Chapter 6
17 "Favorite Son" Chapter 6
Box 2
Folder 1 "Favorite Son" Chapter 7
2 "Favorite Son" Chapter 7
3 "Favorite Son" Chapter 8
4 "Favorite Son" Chapter 8
5 "Favorite Son" Chapter 9
6 "Favorite Son" Chapter 9
7 "Favorite Son" Chapter 10
8 "Favorite Son" Chapter 10
9 "Favorite Son" Chapter 11
10 "Favorite Son" Chapter 11
11 "Favorite Son" Chapter 12
12 "Favorite Son" Chapter 12
13 "Favorite Son" Chapter 13
14 "Favorite Son" Chapter 13
15 "Favorite Son" Chapter 14
16 "Favorite Son" Chapter 14
17 "Favorite Son" Chapter 15
Box 3
Folder 1 "Favorite Son" Chapter 15
2 "Favorite Son" Chapter 16
3 "Favorite Son" Chapter 16
4 "Favorite Son" Chapter 17
5 "Favorite Son" Chapter 17
6 "Favorite Son" Chapter 18
7 Short stories and plays - "Chasing the Wild Goose" and "?"
8 Short stories and plays - "Justice is a Peeping Tom," "John Randall and the Public Life"
9 Short stories and plays - "Miracle at Five-Mile Rock"
10 Short stories and plays - "My Sister, Death," "Death Faces the Music"
11 Short stories and plays - "Decline and Fall," "Occupation Dreamer," "This Side Sanity"
12 "Ugly Year, Lonely Man" (drafts)
13 "Ugly Year, Lonely Man" (prologue)
14 "Ugly Year, Lonely Man" (prologue)
15 "Ugly Year, Lonely Man" (February)
16 "Ugly Year, Lonely Man" (March)
Box 4
Folder 1 "Ugly Year, Lonely Man" (April)
2 "Ugly Year, Lonely Man" (May)
3 "Ugly Year, Lonely Man" (June)
4 "Ugly Year, Lonely Man" (July)
5 "Ugly Year, Lonely Man" (February & March)
6 "Ugly Year, Lonely Man" (April & May)
7 "Ugly Year, Lonely Man" (June & July)
8 "Ugly Year, Lonely Man" (August & September)
9 "Ugly Year, Lonely Man" (October & November)
10 "Ugly Year, Lonely Man" (epilogue & appendices)
Volume 1-2 "The life and times of Los Angeles:
candid history of a newspaper's first
100 years...," 1977

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Naval documents, 1941-56, n.d.

Catalog Number: M213.3


Box 4
Folder 11 Naval Documents 27 Jan 1941 - 18 Nov 1943
12 Naval Documents 4 Jan 1944 - 15 Aug 1956

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Photographs, 1941-1959, n.d.

Catalog Number: M213.4


Box 5
Enve. 1 Bassett being decorated
2 Bassett - Navy portrait
3 Bassett - portrait
4 Bassett - portrait
5 Bassett - portrait (1950s)
6 Bassett - portrait reading
7 Bassett receiving award
8 Bassett w/Admiral Halsey
9 Bassett w/Admiral Halsey
10 Bassett w/B. Jones
11 Bassett w/Bill Henry, Waldo Drake & Walter Claussen (1942)
12 Bassett w/Buster Keaton (27 Jun 1956)
13 Bassett w/Commanding Officer and others
14 Bassett w/co-pilots
15 Bassett w/crew
16 Bassett w/James Roosevelt(?)
17 Bassett w/Richard Nixon (18 Feb 1959)
18 Bassett w/Richard & Pat Nixon & Group
19 Bassett w/shipmates (formal uniform)
20 Battleships at sea
21 Bosworth (Lt. Cmdr.) w/Bassett
22 Boyington, Gregory (Major) (29 Dec 1943)
23 Boyington, Gregory (Major) with airplane
24 Drake, W.W. - Navy portrait
25 Eisenhower, Dwight (1952) - autographed
26 Halsey, W. F. (Admiral) - autographed
27 Halsey, W. F. (Admiral) decorating Marine
28 Halsey, W. F. (Admiral)
29 Halsey, W. F. (Admiral) w/group
30 Halsey, W. F. (Admiral) in receiving line; Admrl. Carnly deboarding
31 Instrument of surrender (1/2)
32 Instrument of surrender (2/2)
33 Knox, Frank, w/C. W. Nimitz
34 MacArthur Signing the Instruments of Surrender
35 Moyer, A. J. (Capt.) w/Bougainville natives
36 Navigation officer of heavy cruiser 11 Dec 1943
37 Naval officers at event
38 Nixon, Richard and Pat, w/group
39 Nixon, Richard and Pat, w/group
40 O'Hare (Lieutenant) in Airplane
41 Parade (w/Admiral Halsey?)
42 Pearl Harbor - Admiral on boat
43 Pearl Harbor - Admiral on boat
44 Pearl Harbor - Airplane
45 Pearl Harbor - Airplane
46 Pearl Harbor - Airfield
47 Pearl Harbor - Airplane wreckage
48 Pearl Harbor - Battleship
49 Pearl Harbor - Battleship
50 Pearl Harbor - Battleship
51 Pearl Harbor - Battleship w/crew
52 Pearl Harbor - Battleships
53 Pearl Harbor - Battleships
54 Pearl Harbor - Battleships
55 Pearl Harbor - Bow of Ship w/Aircraft Carrier in Background
56 Pearl Harbor - Crew
57 Pearl Harbor - Japanese plane
58 Pearl Harbor - Japanese plane on boat
59 Pearl Harbor - Japanese submarine HA 19
60 Pearl Harbor - Japanese submarine HA 19
61 Pearl Harbor - Japanese submarine HA 19
62 Pearl Harbor - Ship at dock
63 Pearl Harbor - Ships
64 Pearl Harbor - Ships and Airplane
65 Pearl Harbor - USS Arizona
66 Pearl Harbor - USS Downes
67 Pearl Harbor - USS Oklahoma
68 Pearl Harbor - USS Oklahoma
69 Pearl Harbor - USS Oklahoma w/USS Maryland
70 Pearl Harbor - USS Pennsylvania, Destroyers Cassin & Downes.
71 Pearl Harbor - USS West Virginia
72 Pearl Harbor - USS West Virginia
73 Pearl Harbor - USS West Virgina w/USS Tennessee
74 Pearl Harbor - View of sky w/airplane
75 S. Pacific Force Commander w/Bassett & group; Senators Plane
76 Shea, D.F.J. (Lt. Cmdr.) w/Cmdr. Leland P. Lovette
77 Shea, D.F.J. (Lt. Cmdr.) w/Cmdr. Leland P. Lovette
78 Silver Foxes Poster - autographed
79 Supply ships arriving at Bougainville 22 Nov 1943
80 Unidentified
81 USS Kidd, destroyer 11 Dec 1943
82 View of Seabee's 24th Construction Battalion Camp
83 Wounded Marine 11 Nov 1943
Volume 1 Album of Naval trip to Hawaii, 1967

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Memorabilia, etc., 1929-1977, n.d.

Catalog Number: M213.5


Box 5
Folder 84 Certificate of Commendation from Los Angeles, California, 1963
Volume 1 Diary 1929
Box 5
Folder 85 Inaugural materials (Eisenhower)
86 Los Angeles Times (27 Aug 1945)
87 Mamaroneck High School annual 1930
88 Map of anchorages in the Solomon Islands
Volume 2 Scrapbook "Bowdoin Quill," 1932-1934
Folio 3 Scrapbook of Bowdoin College, "collected
and Owned by James Basset, Jr.,"
1930-1934
4 "The Bowdoin Bugle, 1935; published in
Junior Year by the Class of 1935"
Folio 5 Scrapbook of WWII in the Pacific Theater,
1945
Folio 6 Scrapbook, 1977
Oversize 7 Scrapbook: "To the Indies," August 10 -
September 19, 1940
8 Scrapbook: "Trans World Airlines Super-G
Constellation California to Europe
Preview Flight, Oct 23 - Nov 3, 1955"

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