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Charles T. Lewis California Shipbuilding Corporation (CalShip) Collection

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Title: Charles T. Lewis California Shipbuilding Corporation (CalShip) Collection, 1941-1976Save to your list.

Predominant Dates:1941-1945

ID: URB/CTL

Primary Creator: Lewis, Charles T. (1901-1989)

Extent: 1.48 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 07/00/2006

Subjects: California Shipbuilding Corporation, Lewis, Charles T., 1901-1989, Liberty ships - United States, Shipbuilding - United States, Shipbuilding - United States - Civilian employees, Shipbuilding industry - Employees, World War, 1939-1945 - War work - Civilian employees, World War, 1939-1945 - War work - United States

Forms of Material: Paper records, Publications

Languages: English

Abstract

During World War II, Lewis worked as the chief electrician and supervisor for the Marine Electrical Department at California Shipbuilding Company on Terminal Island, Long Beach. Lewis supervised work on ships for the US Army Transport Service and War Shipping Administration Transport vessels. Lewis’s personal collection documents the history of Naval construction of the Liberty Ship fleet during World War II.

Biographical Note

Charles T. Lewis was born March 7, 1901 in Galena, Kansas to Thornton and Charlotte (Carpenter) Lewis. After graduating from high school, Lewis joined the United States Marine Corps, serving from 1918 to 1920. He was stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba until leaving the service as a corporal.

During World War II, Lewis worked as the chief electrician and supervisor for the Marine Electrical Department at California Shipbuilding Company on Terminal Island, Long Beach. Lewis supervised work on ships for the US Army Transport Service and War Shipping Administration Transport vessels. Prior to his civilian position for the military he was working with the crew that built Boulder Dam. After the shipyards closed its Naval construction activities, Lewis continued working on military contracts for the Naval Ordinance Test Station at China Lake, California and then at the Atomic Energy Testing Facility in Nevada. Lewis died on November 28, 1989.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Charles T. Lewis California Shipbuilding Corporation (Calship) Collection documents the history of Naval construction of the Liberty Ship fleet during World War II contains correspondence files, publications such as the CALSHIP Log, invitations to and general information regarding new ship launchings, electrical unit manuals and drawings, and several photographs.

Subject/Index Terms

California Shipbuilding Corporation
Lewis, Charles T., 1901-1989
Liberty ships - United States
Shipbuilding - United States
Shipbuilding - United States - Civilian employees
Shipbuilding industry - Employees
World War, 1939-1945 - War work - Civilian employees
World War, 1939-1945 - War work - United States

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & Archives

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions: Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Acquisition Source: Deana Brown

Related Materials: California Shipbuilding Corporation (CalShip) Collection

Preferred Citation: For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials guide.

Processing Information: Robert G. Marshall


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