University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

Guide to the H. E. Nelson Naval Uniforms and Photograph

Overview of the Collection

Creator Nelson, H. E.
Collection Title H. E. Nelson Naval Uniforms and Photograph
Dates 1918-1998
Identification 1998-017
Physical Description 2.00 Linear Feet
Language of Materials No linguistic content
Repository University of Houston Libraries
M.D. Anderson Library, 4333 University Drive, Houston, TX, 77204-2000, URL:, Phone: 713-743-9750

Biographical Information:

Mr. H.E. Nelson attended the Naval Training Station at Norfolk, Virginia, passing through the camp in September of 1918, just two months before the Armistice which ended World War I. He also served on the battleship USS Wisconsin (BB-64), which was commissioned in 1944.

Scope and Contents

This collection includes two naval uniforms and a panoramic photograph.


Conditions Governing Access:

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

The material in this collection is in the public domain. Reproduction decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Corporate Name:
United States. Navy
United States. Navy -- Uniforms
Wisconsin (Battleship : BB-64)
Genre/Form of Material:
Military uniforms
Geographic Name:
Hampton Roads Naval Base (Va.)
United States -- History -- 1901-1953

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation:

H.E. Nelson Naval Uniforms and Photograph, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. To cite a specific item from this collection, please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting.

Processing Information:

Julie Grob, 2003

Detailed List of Contents


Box Item
1 1 Navy wool U.S. Navy uniform undated
Box Item
2 1 White cotton U.S. Navy uniform undated
Box Item
3 1 Drawstring net bag
2 Drawstring net bag
3 Cloth belt
4 Cloth and leather strap
One buckle has come detached from the strap.
5 Cloth vest
6 Small cloth sack
7 Canvas bag with Nelson's name
8 Knit cap

Photographs 1918, undated

Box Folder
3 9 3 copy prints of photographs (of Nelson?)
Drawer OVS_Folder
F.3 2 Panoramic photograph - Instructors of boat drill exercises and boat carpenter force, Naval Training Station, Hampton Roads, Virignia September 28, 1918
Photograph has damage to corner, but image is clear.