Travis Price Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection is primarily a pictorial history of the U.S.S. Mobile, 1943-1945. It is 156 pages long and has hundreds of black and white photographs showing all aspects of the ship's participation in World War II. There are photographs of the men in each of their onboard duty departments (supply, navigation, communication, engineering, etc.)as well as candid images of them participating in sporting and club activities. The book has photogrpahs illustrating the Mobile's participation in different combat operations. Annotated in pen and pencil on various pages are the names of friends or acquaintances of the books owner.
Language of Materials
The collection is in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Open for research.
Biographical / Historical
Travis Noel Price was born 7/19/1921 in Bryan, Texas. He served on the U.S.S. Mobile during World War II. Price married Carolyn Muckleroy June 8, 1947. In the April 1982 edition of "The American Legion" magazine, he is listed as the contact person for the USS Mobile Museum. Price died 10/7/1997 in Nacogdoches and is buried at Sunset Memorial Park.
The American Legion, vol.112, no.4 (April 1982). Online at https://archive.org/stream/americanlegionvo1124amer/americanlegionvo1124amer_djvu.txt (Accessed 19 January 2018).
"Carolyn Muckleroy Bright." 2015. Find A Grave. Online at https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/146948876/carolyn-bright (Accessed 19 January 2018).
"Travis N. Pace." 2011. Find A Grave. Online at https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/76508734/travis-n-price (Accessed 19 January 2018).
Biographical / Historical
The U.S.S. Mobile (CL-63) was a light cruiser in the Pacific fleet during World War II. The the ship was built in Newport News, Virginia and commissioned in March 1943. The U.S.S. Mobile received 11 battle stars between 1943 and 1945, participating primarily as a screening carrier escort, but also supporting land battles at Tarawa and Okinawa. Eleven seamen died while serving on the Mobile during the war. The ship was decommissioned in 1947, kept in the reserve fleet until 1959, and sold for scrap in 1960.
Paraphrased from the extensive Wikipedia entry on the U.S.S. Mobile. See "USS Mobile (CL-63)." 2017. Wikipedia. Online at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Mobile_(CL-63) (Accessed 19 January 2018).
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This collection is described in two folders and housed with other collections in a banker's box.
- Guide to the Travis Price Collection
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