USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Commemorative Envelopes
Scope and Content
This collections contains two empty envelopes to commemorate the commission of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, named for the 34th U.S. president, Dwight D. "Ike" Eisenhower. Each envelope includes the name of the Captian of the ship, William E. Ramsey, the ship's symbol, and the drawing of a rope with the word "IKE" in the left hand corner.
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Materials in this collection are in English.
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Authorized by the United States Congress in 1970, the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (IKE) is a comissioned nuclear-powered and second Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. It was named after the 34th U.S. president, Dwight D. "Ike" Eisenhower. The ship was christened by Mamie Doud-Eisenhower, his widow, and set sail for its first voyage under the command of Captain William E. Ramsey in 1978. The ship completed numerous Mediterranean sea deployments from the years 1978 to 2013. It celebrated the late Eisenhower's 100th birthday in 1990. By 1994, IKE had become one of the first ships that adapted the new concept, "adaptive force packaging." The early 2000s has seen the ship stationed for training in Norfolk and Newport News shipyards off the coast of Virginia. In 2013, IKE docked at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard for incremental availability.
Source: "Command History." entry, Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic (Airlant), https://www.airlant.usff.navy.mil/Organization/Aircraft-Carriers/USS-Dwight-D-Eisenhower-CVN-69/Command-History/
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This collection contains two empty envelopes from the commisioning of the aircraft carrier, the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, on October 18, 1977, named in honor of the late U.S. President. The envelope also has the name of the Captain of the ship, who was William E. Ramsey.
Source of Acquisition
The collection was acquired by Special Collections and University Archives prior to 2012.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Commemorative Envelopes by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Commemorative Envelopes was completed in April 2022.
- USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Commemorative Envelopes, 1977
- Kiana Wilkerson, Graduate Assistant
- 2022 (CC0 1.0)
- Language of description
- Script of description
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