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Dorothy Stratton U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Christening and Commissioning collection

 Collection — Box: Box 1
Identifier: MSP 111
This collection contains programs, a dvd, photographs and ephemera documenting the christening in 2010 and the commissioning in 2012 of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton, named after Purdue University’s first full-time Dean of Women, Dorothy Stratton.

Dates

  • 2010 - 2012
  • Other: Date acquired: 04/10/2012

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Extent

0.20 Cubic Feet

6 folders other_unmapped

1.00 mss._boxes

Abstract

This collection contains material documenting two events: the christening in 2010 and the commissioning in 2012 of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton, named after Purdue University’s first full-time Dean of Women, and Director of the U.S. Coast Guard Women’s Reserve, Dorothy Stratton.

Biographical or Historical Information

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton is a Legend-class National Security Cutter, the largest and most technologically advanced class of cutter in the U.S. Coast Guard Fleet. The Stratton is named in honor of Dorothy Stratton, Director of the United States Coast Guard Women’s Reserve (known as SPARS). Captain Stratton was Dean of Women at Purdue University before taking a leave of absence to join the Navy Women’s Reserve (WAVES) in 1942. She was soon called upon to create and direct the SPARS, a name she coined as an acronym for the Coast Guard Motto, “Semper Paratus” and its English translation “always ready.”

Note written by J. McConnell

Arrangement Note

The collection is organized into two series: 1. Christening, 2010 2. Commissioning, 2012

Source of Acquisition

U.S. Coast Guard; Sammie Morris

Accruals and Additions

The christening ceremony material was sent by the U.S. Coast Guard in response to a request by a staff archivist on October 28, 2010. The commissioning ceremony material was donated by archivist Sammie Morris, who attended the ceremony on March 31, 2012.

Existence and Location of Originals

multi-part note content

Related Materials

For more information about the life of Dorothy Stratton, please see MSF 366, Dorothy Stratton papers.
Title
Dorothy Stratton U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Christening and Commissioning collection
Author
Jonathan McConnell
Date
03/05/2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 09099999: Revised by EW 9/18/2012

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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