University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

Floyd Glass Navy Recruiting Literature Collection, 1941-1949

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Glass, Floyd
Title: Floyd Glass Navy Recruiting Literature Collection
Dates: 1941-1949
Abstract: This collection is composed entirely of U. S. Navy recruiting literature from 1941-1949. Included are booklets, pamphlets, broadsides, posters, promotional materials and some miscellaneous response cards.The collection was donated to the University of Houston Libraries by Floyd Glass, a Houston resident, book collector, and retired Naval officer.
Identification: 1970-002
Quantity: 488 items; 13 boxes
Repository: Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries

Biographical Note

Floyd Glass served in the United States Navy for several years. During World War II, he was stationed abroad in England for some time.

After his retirement from the Navy, Glass and his wife Marjorie moved to Houston. During this time he assembled a fine collection of books on English literature and history, as well as illustrated books and books with unusual bindings. This collection was donated to the University of Houston Libraries in the late 1960s.

Scope and Contents

This collection is composed entirely of U. S. Navy recruiting literature from 1941-1949. Included are booklets, pamphlets, broadsides, posters, promotional materials and some miscellaneous response cards. Materials have been sorted by type of material. Materials for recruiting WAVES (the women's counterpart to the U. S. Navy) have been separated from materials recruiting men.

The 61 booklets (items with several pages), and 129 pamphlets (items made from one or two folded sheets) are arranged alphabetically by title. The miscellaneous items (108 items), which include promotional materials and response cards, are arranged alphabetically by folder heading.

Posters and other broadsheets (190 items, total) have been sorted so that all duplicate materials are together. These materials are arranged at the container level. One box of the posters includes items which were drymounted to acid-free board. These items have been kept together, as have posters and broadsheets which are geared toward recruiting WAVES.

For additional materials held in Special Collections on World War II and the U. S. Navy, see the Cruiser Houston Collection and the William A. Bernrieder Collection.


Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use Restrictions

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, locating copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian.

Index Terms

Terms are either Library of Congress Subject Headings or taken from local sources.
Glass, Floyd
World War, 1939-1945
United States. Navy Recruiting.

Administrative Information


The collection was given by the widow of Mr. Floyd Glass, Mrs. Marjorie Glass.

Processed by

Andrea Bean Hough, 1996

Detailed Description



box folder
1 1 Facts about the submarine service. 1945
2 Facts and figures of naval service. 1947
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8 1 Fill the fleet. 1947
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1 3 Going back to civilian life. 1945
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3 1 How you can win your Navy wings. 1942
2 How your college can help you be a naval officer. 1942
3 Jobs in naval aviation. undated
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8 2 Joint Armed Forces prestige campaign. 1949
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3 4 Life in the peacetime Navy. 1945
5 Life in the peacetime Navy. 1945
6 Life in the peacetime Navy. 1948
7 Men make the Navy. 1942
8 Music in the Navy. undated
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1 4 Naval aviation. undated
5 Navy airman. 1948
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3 9 Navy as a peacetime career. 1945
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8 3 Navy educational program. 1942
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1 6 Navy recruit. undated
7 Navy recruit. undated
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3 10 Navy services to help its contractors. 1943
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1 8 Officer's career in the peacetime Navy. 1945
9 Officer's career in the U. S. Navy. 1949
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2 1 Officer's career in the U. S. Navy. 1949
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3 11 Padres of the sea. undated
12 Peacetime Navy's recruitment policy in high schools. 1947
13 Presentation for civic groups: Naval recruiting. undated
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2 2 Re: Officer commissions in the United States. undated
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8 4 Schools and rates for Navy men. 1944
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2 3 See action now with the submarine service. 1944
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8 5 Task force guide. undated
6 U. S. Navy war photographs. 1945
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2 4 Wear wings of Navy gold. undated
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3 14 What about the supply corps? 1946
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2 5 What kind of job can I get in the Navy? 1942
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3 15 Young men needed in Navy radar. 1945
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8 7 Your future in the Navy. 1947
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2 6 Your Navy. 1946
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3 16 Your opportunities in the submarine service. 1945



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3 20 How to serve your country in the WAVES. 1942
21 Join the Waves. 1945
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8 8 Mightiest Navy in the world faces an urgent need. undated
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3 22 Story of you in Navy blue. 1943
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8 9 WAVES wanted. 1944



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4 1 Announcing valuable new benefits for men enlisting or re-enlisting in the regular Navy. 1945
2 Blueprint for your future. 1949
3 Can you unzip a Navy ship? 1949
4 Constant vigilance assures peace. undated
5 Did you know. undated
6 Don't forget your Navy ties. 1945
7 Financial report to a bluejacket. 1948
8 Fly with the fleet. 1949
9 Fly with the fleet. undated
10 For men only. 1948
11 Keys to your future. 1949
12 Let's go Navy. undated
13 Let's GO NAVY. undated
14 Let's GO NAVY for travel and adventure. undated
15 Let's keep in touch in the Naval Air Reserve. 1949
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3 17 Memo to stenographers typists and clerks. 1944
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5 1 Naval Reserve offers you retirement benefits. 1949
2 Navy athletics. 1947
3 Navy offers you a $5000 education in 1946
4 Peacetime Navy is a great life. 1946
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3 18 See Pearl Harbor work in Hawaii. 1945
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5 5 Stay in school. undated
6 Submarine service in the Naval Reserve. 1949
7 To an old shipmate. 1949
8 U. S. Navy material in our library. 1947
9 U. S. N. R. -- A community asset. 1948
10 What's your answer. 1948
11 What's your Navy dollar worth? 1947
12 When does 1 = 3.9? 1947
13 When does 3.9 = 1? 1948
14 Win your Navy wings of gold. undated
15 Your career in electronics. 1947
16 Your commission in Naval aviation. 1948



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6 1 Chance that you may never get again. 1944
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3 19 Facts about the WAVES and the SPARS. 1943
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6 2 How you can help your Navy man. 1944
3 Navy Nurse Corps offers you more. 1948
4 Waves USN. 1949
5 You can help bring your Navy man home. 1944



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7 1 Broken service. 1948
2 Career analysis for junior executives. 1949
3 Hats off! undated
4 Looking ahead. 1946
5 Miscellaneous 1947
6 Navy V-1 Field Officers' manual. 1942
7 Plan now for your future. 1942
8 Radio play for WAVES recruiting. undated
9 Recruitment cards. 1942-1948
10 Recuritment response cards. 1942-1947
11 Requirements for enlistment. 1943
12 Rise and shine, sailors. undated
13 Something for the girls. 1944
14 Suggested mayor's proclamation. 1947
15 To the post commander. 1942
16 Training packet. 1943
17 Victory volunteer certificate. 1942
18 What's ahead for them? undated
19 When will you retire? 1947



8 Posters
(24 items)
9 Posters
(94 items)
10 Posters
(9 items)
11 Posters
(34 items)
12 Posters
(15 items)
13 Posters/WAVES
(14 items)