Bath Iron Works Ephemera Collection
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Brief Description:

Series I organizes company produced materials or items descriptive of the company‚Äôs operations.  Series II is newspaper and magazine articles arranged by year of publication.  Series III holds issues of the internal publication produce for BIW employees.  Known as The Log from 1965 until 1998, recently it has been named BIW News or The Shipbuilder.  In Series IV each vessel has its own folder, and the folders are arranged alphabetically by the original name of the vessel. The type of vessel, Navy designation and number if appropriate, and BIW hull number are also indicated on the top of each folder.  The types of material include launching invitations and programs, brochures, ship histories, magazine and newspaper articles, some correspondence, and notes.  There are occasionally such things as sea trial schedules.  The quantity and quality vary from folder to folder.

                The folders have not been numbered in order to allow staff to add new folders as additional material becomes available.

Held at:
Maine Maritime Museum Manuscript Collection Online Catalog
243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530
Phone: 207-443-1316
extension 323
Email: garrison [at]
Created by: Maine Maritime Museum Library
Volume: 19.0 Boxes
Arrangement: The collection is arranged in four series.  The first three series contains materials relating to the company as a whole (calendars, for example).  The fourth series contains material related to specific vessels.
Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on the use of this collection, other than those of copyright held by Bath Iron Works Corporation.
Subject Index
Bath Iron Works
Fishing boats
Rites and ceremonies--Launchings
Shipbuilding (Bath, ME)
United States--History--World War, 1939-1945
United States. Navy
Yachts and yachting
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: The material described herein is the physical property of the Maine Maritime Museum Library. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors of the verious items, or to their legal representatives, or to Maine Maritime Museum. For further information, consult the library staff.
Acquisition Notes: Many of the pieces in this collection have been sent to Maine Maritime Museum
PreferredCitation: Manuscript Collection, MS-55, Research Library, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, Maine