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USS Hyades Shipmates' Reunion Collection

Identifier: MS 00160

  • Staff Only
  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents

Official documents, photographs, and other material related to the service of the USS Hyades (AF-28), a store ship built during World War II and which served until the 1970s. Primarily includes copies of reports of changes, muster rolls, deck logs, and photographs relating to the USS Hyades' service during World War II. There are also copies of other similar documents scattered throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Finally, there is printed ephemera related to the USS Hyades. Addition material includes reunion scrapbooks, photographs, trial recipes for a USS Hyades recipe book, pamphlets, and digital reunion photographs. Digital material requires at least 72 hours advanced notice for access.


  • Creation: circa 1940-2012

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Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. 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, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.


1.25 Linear Feet

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Collection contains digital photographs. At least 72 hours advanced notice required for access of digital materials.

Related Materials:

Armed Conflicts & the Military in the Special Collections Research Center

Information about related materials is available at

Processing Information:

Accesioned and minimally processed by Benjamin Bromley in October 2012. Additions to collection received and processed by Christina R. Luers, in 2017.


Guide to the USS Hyades Shipmates' Reunion Collection
Finding Aid Authors: Benjamin Bromley, Public Services Archives Specialist, updated by Christina R. Luers, CA, Archives Collection Specialist.
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Language of description note
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository