Harold Stacey Burdick

Source: Harold Stacey Burdick Collection, 1892-1923;  East Carolina Manuscript Collection #1162

Staff Person: Nanette Hardison

The image shown is a studio portrait of Lt. Commander Harold Stacey Burdick (#1162.1.g) in his naval uniform dated around 1905-1917. This portrait along with other items in the Harold Stacey Burdick Collection gives valuable insight into the life and naval career of Harold Stacey Burdick. Of particular note in the collection is his service as an ensign and acting commander of the Paulding Class Destroyer USS JOUETT (DD-41) at the occupation of Tampico during the War with Mexico of 1914. There are also items relating to his death by pneumonia brought on by influenza on January 16, 1919 contracted during his service in World War I.  The finding aid to this collection can be accessed at http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/special/ead/view.aspx?id=1162