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Monte Allen U.S.S. Kwajalein collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02.16.0019

Scope and Contents

The Monte Allen U.S.S. Kwajalein (CVE-98) collection contains comprehensive records pertaining to officially recorded, declassified daily life aboard the Casablanca Class Escort Carrier U.S.S. Kwajalein, an aircraft carrier, as well as various visual and auditory artifact materials relating to the work and lives of its crewmen.

The collection specifically regards the life of U.S. Navy sailor Monte Allen, information he was able to preserve, and the first-hand observations he deemed important. Allen authored the collection himself. The collection contains detailed photocopies of and notes on ship records, including war diaries, daily logs, muster rolls, and reports of changes amongst the crew and aboard the ship. Direct annotations from Monte Allen within the photocopies provide notes on such things as the living status of crewmen at the time of his writing. Other materials include miscellaneous photographs, copies of photographs, film recordings, naval sheet music, and related publications. These publications describe the lives of sailors postwar and the status of destroyed marine vessels. The image of collection author Monte Allen is featured prominently in the photographs, as well as his perspective in the form of added photograph captions.


  • 1944-2009
  • Majority of material found in 1945
  • Date acquired: 2016-08-03
  • Date accessioned: 2020-05-13


Language of Materials

English .

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish, exhibit, or broadcast works from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience must be requested and granted in writing by the director of the Institute. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Institute on World War II as the owner of the physical items and the copyright holder. Possession of a copy of an item does not constitute permission to publish, exhibit, or broadcast it. The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience reserves the right to refuse permission to individuals and publishers who have not complied with its policies. Permission fees must be paid before images are provided. Please contact the director of the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience for current publication and duplication rates.

Biographical or Historical Information

Monte Allen served aboard the U.S.S. Kwajalein from its commissioning in June 1944 until November 1945.


1.5 Linear Feet (3 half boxes)

Arrangement Note


Custodial History

This collection was donated by Monte Allen. The collection was acquired by the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience on August 3, 2016.

Monte Allen U.S.S. Kwajalein collection 02.16.0019
Lane Elizabeth Miller
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Language of description note
Description is written in: English, Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

Tallahassee FL 32306 US