Cunard Archives at Liverpool - Titanic Commutator - Summer 1980
The Official Journal For The Titanic Historical Society, Inc.
Volume 3, Number 26, Summer 1980
Copyright © 1980, Titanic Historical Society, Inc., Indian Orchard, Massachusetts
This issue provides a memorial for the then president of the Titanic Historical Society, William Harris Tantum IV. Other lengthy articles included the Cunard Archives at Liverpool University and an Essay on the Titanic. The issue in is in Black and White.
IN THIS ISSUE:
- Society mourns leader's passing; Officers remember Bill Tantum
Trenton Times, Trenton, New Jersey
Obituary for William Harris Tantum IV, Marine Historian and President of Titanic Histocial Society, Inc.
- A PAUSE TO REMEMBER,
By Charles Haas, T.H.S. Vice President
- A TRIBUTE
By Edward S. Kamuda, T.H.S. Secretary
An address presented by T.H.S. Secretary Edward S. Kamuda at a memorial service for William Harris Tantum IV on 16 July 1980 at the Greenwich, Connecticut Public Library.
- BILL'S LEGACY LIVES ON
By Louis O. Gorman, T.H.S. Treasurer
- Crossing The Bar
A Poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
- REFLECTIONS UPON A FRIEND
John P. Eaton, T.H.S. Historian
- LIVERPOOL ARCHIVE PRESERVES CUNARD LINE'S PAST
By Robert G. Lenzer
THE CUNARD ARCHIVES AT LIVERPOOL
By Michael Cook
In this contribution, an attempt is made to do three things: to record the circumstances under which the Cunard Line deposited its principal surviving archives at Liverpool University; to give a brief description of the content and form of these archives (the first such description to be offered publicly); and to introduce a brief discussion upon some of the issues for public policy which are involved in the deposit of private archives of this kind.
- LUSITANIA: TRAGEDY OF 65 YEARS AGO IS RECALLED
- THREE ORANGES
by Arelle Kaye
An Essay on the "unsinkable" Titanic
Listing of Illustrations:
- William Harris Tantum IV (1930-1980)
- Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau with Bill Tantum on the Calypso
- William "Bill" Tantum with students and one of his many lectures
- Bill Tantum poses with Jean-Michel Cousteau during the Britannic expedition
- Bill Tantum poses with the bell of Cousteau's famous research vessel Calypso
- Bill interviews Mrs. Sheil Mitchell, a Britannic survivor, aboard the Calypso
- Bill on board the Calypso
- Cunard Building, New York
- Liverpool Central
- Cunard Building, Southampton (full page)
- White Star Line Building, Liverpool
- Port Commission Building, Liverpool
- Merseyside City Museum, Liverpool
- Cunard Building, Liverpool
- Cunard Queen Elizabeth at Sea (full page)
- The Queen Elizabeth 2 (full page)
- Cunard R.M.S. Ascania (postcard)
- On Board The Cunard R.M.S. Scythia (Letterhead)
- Cunard White Star Franconia (postcard)
- Abstract of the Log of the Cunard R.M.S. Sylvania (1965 postcard)
- Abstract of Log of the Cunard Liner R.M.S. Mauretania (1964 postcard)
- Landing Stage from the Mersey, Liverpool (undated, circa the early 1900s)
- Lusitania - an image of tugs assisting the ship in a harbor
- Lusitania in dock
- Lusitania First Time At Stage
- Lusitania Leaving Dock
- 1911 postcard showing the Lusitania off the Old Head of Kinsale
- Sectional View shows where the Lusitania was struck by the torpedo from the German U-20 submarine
- Artist conception of Lusitania sinking after being torpedoed
- The Titanic at Southampton (full page)
- William H. Tantum, IV as a graduating student of Valley Forge Military College, 1949.
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