USS Houston & Military History


The Cruiser Houston Collection and related collections document the heavy cruiser USS Houston (CA-30), a peacetime favorite of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and flagship of the Asiatic Fleet during World War II. On March 1, 1942, the Houston was sunk by the Japanese Navy, and her surviving crew members were made prisoners of war. UH Libraries’ additional military history collections shed light on the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and other experiences of World War II.

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Valerie Prilop
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Julie Grob
Archivist
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713-743-9744



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USS Houston Exhibit

Special Collections is dedicated to preserving and sharing the story of the USS Houston (CA-30) and her crew through our archival collections, digital collections, and permanent exhibit in M.D. Anderson Library.



Given the high cost of acquiring, processing, collecting and protecting these invaluable resources, Special Collections depends on the endowments and monetary gifts of our donors to make these resources available for research, study and exhibition. Please consider donating today.
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