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Clark, Marsha L.
U.S.S. Princeton [C.V.L.-23] Collection
Princeton University Archives
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The U.S.S. Princeton [C.V.L.-23] Collection, located in the University Archives, contains research materials for the book, Carrier Down, by Marcia Clark in which the history of the U.S.S. Princeton is chronicled.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of research materials for the book Carrier Down: The Sinking of the U.S.S. Princeton (1990), co-authored by Thomas I. Bradshaw and Marsha L. Clark. Included are typed transcriptions of tape-recorded interviews, newspaper clippings, and recollections written by individual men who served on the carrier when it was bombed by the Japanese on October 24, 1944, during the Battle of Leyte Gulf; subject files of materials used in the writing of the book, such as photocopies of the Navy War Damage Reports, lists of survivors, and information on types of Japanese aircraft; and photographs that appeared in the book.

Collection Creator Biography:

Clark, Marsha L.

The U.S.S. Princeton was a World War II American carrier vessel that was demolished by Japanese forces off the coast of the Philippines in October 1944. The carrier had participated in successful campaigns throughout the Pacific, particularly for the Gilbert, Solomon, Marshall, Carolina, Mariana, and Philippine Islands. The disaster claimed 108 lives, and more than 600 were injured. This collection contains research materials for the book Carrier Down, The Story of the Sinking of the U.S.S. Princeton (CVL-23) by Thomas I. Bradshaw and Marcia Clark, in which the history of the U.S.S. Princeton is chronicled.

Collection History

Processing Information

Biography written by Jessica Marati, '08.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. The Trustees of Princeton University hold copyright to all materials generated by Princeton University employees in the course of their work. For instances beyond Fair Use, if copyright is held by Princeton University, researchers do not need to obtain permission, complete any forms, or receive a letter to move forward with use of materials from the Princeton University Archives.

For instances beyond Fair Use where the copyright is not held by the University, while permission from the Library is not required, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

U.S.S. Princeton [C.V.L.-23] Collection; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (scamudd): Box 1-2