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Collection USS Wisconsin
WVM ID Number WVM Mss 40
Object Name Archive
Title U.S.S. Wisconsin artificial collection, 1898-1992.
Date 1898-1992
Year Range from 1898
Year Range to 1992
Description Papers and photographs relating to the two United States battleships named Wisconsin. The first Wisconsin (BB-9) was launched in 1898 and scrapped in 1922. The second Wisconsin (BB-64) was launched in 1943 and saw action in the Pacific toward the end of World War II. After a brief decommissioning, it was reactivated for service in the Korean War. It also saw action in the Persian Gulf War and is currently berthed at Norfolk, Virginia. A majority of the collection pertains to BB-64 and includes written histories, papers relating to decommissioning and recommissioning ceremonies, newspaper clippings, telephone directories, and information about the silver serving set made for the ship by the State of Wisconsin. Two oversized folders, both pertaining to BB-64, contain a poem about its decommissioning in 1991 and a poster about a museum exhibit on the ship. Papers relating to BB-9 consist of a written history, newspaper clippings, a menu, and two color postcards. Also included in the papers are a series of articles about Virqoua, Wisconsin, and the towns' involvement in the recommissioning of the U.S.S. Wisconsin. Oversized manuscripts include six large images of the U.S.S. Wisconsin (OvDw2, F8). Photographs include three shots of BB-9 and many shots of the interior of BB-64 from a 1987 tour. Other photographs include those gathered by the Wisconsin Veterans Museum from other institutions, that depict both ships at various times in thier service. An oversized photo folder contains a large undated photograph of a decommissioning crew with BB-64 in the background. One flat folder (PhOv44) contains two stereographs of sailors on the deck of the USS Wisconsin in 1901.
Extent and Medium of Description Papers 0.4 linear ft. (1 archives box and 3 oversized folders) and
Photographs 0.8 linear ft. (2 archives boxes, 3 flat folders and 1 oversized folder and 10 negative flaps) and
Paper prints (1 folder)
Subjects Battleships -- United States.
Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Naval operations, American.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American.
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Naval operations, American.
Military operations, Naval -- American.
Wisconsin (Battleship : BB-9) -- History.
Wisconsin (Battleship : BB-64) -- History.
United States. Navy.
United States. Navy.
Wisconsin (Battleship : BB-64)
Wisconsin (Battleship : BB-9)
Korean War (1950-1953)
Persian Gulf War (1991)
World War (1939-1945)
Black-and-white photographs.
United States.