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Elmer Ellwood Bright

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Los Angeles Maritime Museum Research Library Collection 43

The following is excerpted from the finding aid for the collection.

Title: Collection of Elmer Ellwood Bright

Dates: 1930-1966

Creator: Elmer Bright; Torrance Parker

Extent: 1 cu. ft.

Physical characteristics: Illustrations, photographic prints, artifacts of diving

Abstract: Contains personal correspondence and memorabilia; formats include books, manuals, working notes and instructions, awards, newspaper clippings, photographic prints, and souvenirs.

Scope note: Artifacts of diving are found in the Main Gallery of the Museum. Elmer Bright’s papers contain correspondence concerning questions and queries about Bright’s co-workers, colleagues and supervisors gathered by Torrance Parker during the research phase for Parker’s book “20,000 Jobs Under the Sea”.

Biographical Note: Elmer Ellsworth Bright was born in Philadelphia PA on June 6th, 1911. He served in the U.S Navy as Seaman 1st Class, from August 1st, 1928 to May 24th, 1932, working as a diver in the Pacific Fleet. Following his U.S Navy service, he worked at an East coast naval shipyard, and later at Long Beach Naval Shipyard from 1943 until his retirement on June 6th, 1966. His working life from U.S Navy service through retirement from Long Beach Naval Shipyard was connected with diving as a diver, technician, instructor or consultant. The family stated that he died at about 90 years of age.

Administrative Information:
Repository: Los Angeles Maritime Museum Research Library
Access, Use: Prior arrangement with Librarian, Curator, or Museum Director
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Copyright Notice: Copyright restrictions may apply. See the copyright notice here.

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