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U.S.S. Tuscaloosa (CA 37) History and Newspaper Clippings

Identifier: MSS-1458

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a history of the U.S.S. Tuscaloosa, especially its duty during World War II. Also included are several newspaper clippings about the Tuscaloosa and a few letters.


  • 1944-1998

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. 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. Due to the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to certain materials may require additional advance notice.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers are responsible for using the materials in conformance with United States copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any copyright claimants in collection materials. Copyright for official University records is held by The University of Alabama. The library claims only physical ownership of many manuscript collections. Anyone wishing to broadcast or publish this material must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of literary property rights or copyrights. Please contact Special Collections ( with questions regarding specific manuscript collections. For more information about copyright policy, please visit: Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals without the consent of those individuals may have legal implications, for which the University of Alabama assumes no responsibility.

Biographical / Historical

The U.S.S. Tuscaloosa (CA 37) was a New Orleans-class cruiser of the U.S. Navy, commissioned in 1934. Most of her career was spent in the Atlantic and Caribbean. During World War II she participated in several European and Pacific wartime operations and was awarded seven battle stars for her service. She was decommissioned on February 13, 1949 and sold for scrap in June of 1959.


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Language of Materials



History of and newspaper clippings about the U.S.S. Tuscaloosa (CA 37)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of John P. Hastie, 1994

Processing Information

Processed by Martha Bace, 2018


Guide to the U.S.S. Tuscaloosa (CA 37) History and Newspaper Clippings
June 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266