Skip to main content

Raymond Galindo Papers

Collection ID: MG 135

Scope and Contents

The collection contains letters written by Raymond Galindo, of Staten Island, New York, to his parents while serving in the United States Navy in the post-World War II era. The letters discuss his day to day life in the Navy including training at Camp Peary, Virginia and working in the kitchen. Galindo eventually served on the USS Taconic (AGC-17) command ship. Most of the letters contain the original envelopes and two photographs are also included.


  • 1945-1949
  • Other: Date acquired: 04/09/2019



0.80 Linear Feet

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from Special Collections and University Archives, and the holder of the copyright, if not Old Dominion University Libraries.

Biographical / Historical

Raymond Galindo served in the United States navy in the immediate post- World War II era in late 1945. Although originally from Staten Island in New York, Galindo spent a lot of his time stationed in Virginia at Camp Peary. Galindo spent the years between 1946-1948 traveling in and out of Norfolk, Virginia. These letters were acquired by ODU in 2018.

Language of Materials


Arrangement Note

The collection is organized into two series: Series I: Letters; and Series II: Photographs.

Source of Acquisition

Purchase - Between the Covers Rare Books, Inc.

Method of Acquisition

Acc. 2019.006 was received by Special Collections and University Archives from the seller on 3/14/2018.

Related Materials

See the Special Collections and Archives guide for more information on collections related to armed conflicts at

Processing Information

Accessioned and minimally described by Steven Bookman, University Archivist, in April 2019.

A Guide to the Raymond Galindo Papers
Steven Bookman, University Archivist
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • 09099999: Finding aid completed by Aubrey Stalcup, Special Collections and University Archives Intern, from October to November 2019.

Repository Details

Part of the ODU Community Collections Repository

3000 Perry Library
4427 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk VA 23529 US