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Thomas Service and Clay Beall, III photographs, circa 1950s

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: AP-0025

Content Description

In 2007, L. Clay Beall, III (Class of 1969) donated (29) photographs and a dedication booklet from 1938 to the Luce Library. According to the Deed of Gift, the items were given to Beall by Ann P. Service, widow of Thomas Service (Class of 1938). The dedication book seems to have been misplaced (there is a dedication booklet from the same year in the original institutional finding aid).


  • circa 1950s

Language of Materials

All materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

Reproductions may be provided to users to support research and scholarship. However, collection use is subject to all copyright laws. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Service, Class of 1938, was a port engieer of a steam company in Virginia and lived in the Bethlem Sparrows Point. Service was next door neighbor of L. Clay Beall III family. Service became a mentor to Beall who convienced him to attend SUNY Maritime College. Service and Beall remained close friends even as the families moved. After Service's death his wife, Ann, sent Beall photos taken by Service around the 1950s during his time working with the Nyarkus company.


0.21 Linear Feet


A series of photographs taken by Thomas Service, Class of 1938, and given to L. Clay Beall III, Class of 1969.


Photos are arranged by topic.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by L. Clay Beall, III on August 12, 2007.

Condition Description

Black and white photos were curling. Two photos have been torn.

Processing Information

This collection was donated to the Luce Library in 2007 and processed by the archivist in 2020.
Thomas Service and Clay Beall, III photographs, circa 1950s
Renae Rapp
October 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the Stephen B. Luce Library Repository

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