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Collection Number: 02795

Collection Title: Victor Blue Papers, 1884-1919.

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the section for more information.


This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 350 items)
Abstract Victor Blue (1865-1928) of South Carolina was a United States naval officer from 1887-1919. He served in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and Asia, and retired as a rear admiral. This collection contains naval assignment records, reports, letters, telegrams, notes, commissions, expense accounts and memoranda, and other records of Blue. Official naval assignment records constitute the bulk of the material. Personal papers include letters, invitations, calling cards, and photographs. The collection includes reports and reminiscences of an expedition into Cuba during the Spanish-American War; orders during the Boxer rebellion; and a manuscript article about Magdalena Bay, Baja California.
Creator Blue, Victor, 1865-1928.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Victor Blue Papers, #2795, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Kate Lilly Blue, 1944.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

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Victor Blue (1865-1928) of South Carolina was a United States naval officer from 1887-1919. He served in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, Asia, and was a veteran of the Spanish-American War. He retired as a rear admiral.

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This collection contains naval assignment records, reports, letters, telegrams, notes, commissions, expense accounts and memoranda, and other records of naval officer Victor Blue (1865-1928). Official naval assignment records constitute the bulk of the material. Personal papers include letters, invitations, calling cards, and photographs. The collection includes reports and reminiscences of an expedition into Cuba during the Spanish-American War; orders during the Boxer rebellion; and a manuscript article about Magdalena Bay, Baja California.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #02795, Series: "Victor Blue Papers, 1884-1919 and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1

1841, 1845, 1884-1889 #02795, Series: "Victor Blue Papers, 1884-1919 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1890-1893 #02795, Series: "Victor Blue Papers, 1884-1919 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

1894-1897 #02795, Series: "Victor Blue Papers, 1884-1919 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

1898-1899 #02795, Series: "Victor Blue Papers, 1884-1919 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

1900-1901 #02795, Series: "Victor Blue Papers, 1884-1919 and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6

1902-1904 #02795, Series: "Victor Blue Papers, 1884-1919 and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7

1905-1906 #02795, Series: "Victor Blue Papers, 1884-1919 and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

1907-1909 #02795, Series: "Victor Blue Papers, 1884-1919 and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9

1910 #02795, Series: "Victor Blue Papers, 1884-1919 and undated." Folder 9

Folder 10

1911-1917 #02795, Series: "Victor Blue Papers, 1884-1919 and undated." Folder 10

Folder 11

1918 #02795, Series: "Victor Blue Papers, 1884-1919 and undated." Folder 11

Folder 12

1919 #02795, Series: "Victor Blue Papers, 1884-1919 and undated." Folder 12

Folder 13-14

Folder 13

Folder 14

Undated #02795, Series: "Victor Blue Papers, 1884-1919 and undated." Folder 13-14

Image Folder PF-2795/1

Photographs #02795, Series: "Victor Blue Papers, 1884-1919 and undated." PF-2795/1

Extra Oversize Paper XOPF-2795/1

Extra Oversized Paper Folder #02795, Series: "Victor Blue Papers, 1884-1919 and undated." XOPF-2795/1

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Adam Fielding, Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, November 2010

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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