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Scouting, Volume 1, Number 5, June 15, 1913

Description: Semi-monthly publication of the Boy Scouts of America, written for Boy Scout leaders, officials, and others interested in the work of the Scouts. It includes articles about events and activities, updates from the national headquarters, topical columns and essays, and news from various chapters nationwide.
Date: June 1, 1913
Creator: Boy Scouts of America
Partner: Boy Scouts of America National Scouting Museum

[Letter from Alex Bradford to Deputy Chief Joseph J. Davis - April 10, 1944]

Description: Letter from Alex Bradford to Deputy Chief Joseph J. Davis discussing a wide variety of topics related to the advancement of fire fighting techniques and technology. These areas of interest includes: chemicals, chemical experiments, bean pumps, guns/nozzles, Elmira tests, Mack trucks, forest fire pumps, and fog nozzles.
Date: April 10, 1944
Creator: Bradford, Alex
Partner: Private Collection of Mike Cochran

[Letter from Alex Bradford to Deputy Chief Joseph J. Davis - March 27, 1944]

Description: Letter from Alex Bradford to Deputy Chief Joseph J. Davis discussing various topics related to the development of fire fighting technologies and techniques. Topics included within this correspondence include various fire fighting explosives, high pressure water pumps, and air plane fire suppression. Finally Mr. Bradford mentions testing that is to be conducted in Elmira, New York under the supervision of George Booth, chief engineer of underwriters in New York.
Date: March 27, 1944
Creator: Bradford, Alex
Partner: Private Collection of Mike Cochran

[Letter from Alex Bradford to Gertrude Cook - January 10, 1945] PCMC_03-0027

Description: Letter from Alex Bradford to Gertrude Cook discussing a postcard sent by Mrs. Cook wishing a happy holiday season. Mr. Bradford thanks Mrs. Cook for the wonderful postcard and provides a brief commentary on the current state of the war in the Pacific. The second page features the discussed postcard depicting a snowing winter day and a winter greeting that reads, “Dear Mr. Bradford. Walter is away again for Christmas, He asked me to invite you and wish you the season’s greetings. Knew you are in New York and telephone number is at-9-8176. Perhaps you would brief Walter at home. Sincerely Gertrude Cook Walt Cook.”
Date: January 10, 1945
Creator: Bradford, Alex
Partner: Private Collection of Mike Cochran

[Letter from Alex Bradford to Gustave E. Bonadio - October 2, 1944]

Description: Letter from Alex Bradford to Gustave E. Bonadio discussing various topics related to the firefighting profession and closely related tangents. Mr. Bradford asks for a copy of Dr. Theobold’s book on Hydraulics be sent to his permanent PO box in Burbank, California. He additionally mentions that he was asked to write a book on firefighting techniques for “PITMAN” but ultimately chose not due to his specialization in Class B fires and his unconventional take on extinguishing fires. Mr. Bradford confirms the existence of an article on “Loaded Streams” at the New York Public Library published in Oil and Gas Journal between 1929-1931 by Dr. Charlie Thomas of Thomas & Hochwalt Research Laboratories in Dayton, Ohio. Discussing the various United States Military branches and how they have been approaching firefighting within their respective branches. Focused primarily on the Navy, Army, and Coast Guard. Finally, Mr. Bradford mentions that there are new chemical developments used for firefighting, however they are not the ideal concoction for putting out blazes.
Date: October 2, 1944
Creator: Bradford, Alex
Partner: Private Collection of Mike Cochran

[Letter from Alex Bradford to J. G. O'Rielly - October 14, 1943]

Description: Letter from Alex Bradford to J. G. O'Rielly discussing the positives and negatives of European and Middle Eastern crash trucks used to for fire suppression. Additionally Mr. Bradford mentions that he is interested in receiving the W. S. Rielly & Company catalog for the purchase of fire fighting equipment.
Date: October 14, 1943
Creator: Bradford, Alex
Partner: Private Collection of Mike Cochran

[Letter from Alex Bradford to Max Anfenger - October 25, 1944]

Description: Letter from Alex Bradford to Max Anfenger recommending the hiring of Robert Steve McKendrick for the position of fire protection engineer on an Alaskan project. Additionally Mr. Bradford mentions that they must have just missed each other as they were in the 30th Street Station in Philadelphia at the same time.
Date: October 25, 1944
Creator: Bradford, Alex
Partner: Private Collection of Mike Cochran

[Letter from Alex Bradford to R. Otis Muenster - December 14, 1943]

Description: Letter from Alex Bradford to R. Otis Muenster discussing Mr. Bradford's current efforts working in New York as a consultant for the New York Fire Department (NYFD). Additional content featured within this correspondence includes comparisons between American firefighting equipment and the rest of the worlds equipment.
Date: December 14, 1943
Creator: Bradford, Alex
Partner: Private Collection of Mike Cochran

[Letter from Alex Bradford to William J. Moses - November 15, 1943]

Description: Letter from Alex Bradford to William J. Moses acknowledging the receipt of Mr. Moses' previous letters and apologizing for the delayed response due to the constant traveling throughout Asia and Africa. Mr. Bradford provides a brief update on his family and their locations. Finally, after giving a brief update on his current appointed position asks about Mr. Moses' life.
Date: November 15, 1943
Creator: Bradford, Alex
Partner: Private Collection of Mike Cochran
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Oral History Interview with Albert Bouley, June 27, 2001

Description: Interview with Albert Bouley, a U. S. Marine during World War II. He discusses his enlistment in the Marines just after Pearl Harbor; his assignment to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Division; the battle of Guadalcanal; malaria and dysentery; the battle of Cape Gloucester; the use of Pavuvu as a base; the battle of Peleliu; his return to the United States; guard duty at the Brooklyn Naval Yard and his service as an instructor in a heavy weapons school before the end of the war. He joined the Air Force 2 1/2 years later to be able to fly and work on planes, then retire to become a teacher in California, and finally settled in Texas.
Date: June 27, 2001
Duration: 2 hours 53 minutes 42 seconds
Creator: Cox, Floyd & Bouley, Albert
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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Oral History Interview with Lewis R. Hopkins, January 15, 2004

Description: Interview with Lewis R. Hopkins, a pilot during World War II. He describes growing up on a farm in Georgia, going to college at Berry, and working for Sears, Roebuck, and the Royal Typewriter Company before joining the U. S. Navy. He tells an anecdote about joining the navy so he could go to New York to see the World's Fair, since he had heard the Atlanta Reserve would be making a trip to the Fair. He began flight training in Florida in December 1940, finished the next September, then drove cross-country to San Francisco after the Pearl Harbor attack. He eventually joined the USS Enterprise in April 1942 and saw the B-25 bombers in the Doolittle Raid take off. He was part of Bombing Squadron Six and trained under Commander Best to learn how to do scouting flights, navigation, and dive bombing. He then describes his participation in the Battle of Midway, the hours before take-off, his first view of the Japanese fleet, and his bombing mission. He was later assigned to the USS Hornet and had to fly off to a little island so that planes from the USS Wasp could land on the Hornet after their ship had been torpedoed. He contracted malaria while he was on the island. He transferred to the USS Northhampton, then back to the United States to train pilots in dive-bombing at Jacksonville, Florida. He then received post-graduate training in aeronautical engineering at Annapolis and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in order to research and develop aircraft logistics.
Date: January 15, 2004
Duration: 1 hour 38 minutes 25 seconds
Creator: Cox, Floyd & Hopkins, Lewis R.
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

[Letters from Citizens to the Dallas Police Department]

Description: A collection of letters from citizens to the Dallas Police Department. Letters regard school projects, autograph requests, and a negative regard for the Police Department's handling of the Kennedy assassination. Some letters are accompanied by carbon copies of responses by Chief J. E. Curry.
Date: [1965..1966]
Creator: Dallas (Tex.). Police Department.
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives
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