Application for Seaman’s Certificate of American Citizenship

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Title

Application for Seaman’s Certificate of American Citizenship

Alternative Title

Application for Seaman's Protection Certificate

Subject

World War, 1914-1918

Veterans--Florida

Description

The Application for Seaman’s Certificate of American Citizenship for Harry Carson in November 1923. It lists Carson's place and date of birth, the last ship he was employed on, the next ship he would be employed on, as well as a description of his appearance and a photograph. The application refers to his honorable discharge as proof of his birth and refers to a letter submitted to provide proof of his future employment as an assistant storekeeper on a United States Shipping Board (USSB) ship.

Harry Carson was born in Russia in 1897 and immigrated to the United States in 1907. Carson and his family were Jewish, and they most likely immigrated to the United States in order to flee persecution and violence that they faced as Jews living in Russia in the early twentieth century. After arriving in the United States, Harry grew up in Rochester, New York. In April of 1915 he enlisted in the US Army and served in the 12th Cavalry Regiment until August of 1919. During his service he may have been sent to New Mexico in order to patrol the US-Mexican border. After his service, Carson worked as an intelligence agent for the FBI. He eventually moved to Florida and passed away in 1989. Carson is buried at Florida National Cemetery.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.

Creator

Newton, B.R.
United States Customs Service

Source

Digital reproduction of original application for seaman's certificate of American citizenship, November 10, 1923.

Publisher

United States Customs Service

Date Created

1923-11-10

Contributor

Carson, Harry

Format

image/jpg

Extent

808 KB
723 KB

Medium

2 page application for seaman's certificate of American citizenship

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Rochester, New York

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by B.R. Newton and the United States Customs Service and published by the United States Customs Service.

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Curator

Kelly, Karen
Cravero, Geoffrey

External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017. https://today.ucf.edu/va-selects-ucf-historians-archive-stories-deceased-veterans/.

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