Albert Theodore Lang (1881-1956) was an Oiler on USS Olympia and a member of the ship’s baseball team. He wife was Emilie Pauline Lang. Their son, Charles Lang, served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
This is a collection of papers of Albert Lang. Materials include: correspondence and other documents of Albert Lang and Emilie Lang from the Navy Department related to retirement and veteran’s benefits; service records including orders, appointments, changes of duty, and discharges, 1914-1947, including a certificate of appointment to USS Olympia as Oiler, 1909; correspondence between Albert Lang and his sister, 1899 and 1921; Albert and Emilie Lang’s marriage certificate; correspondence from the Cruiser Olympia Association; and clippings related to Olympia, circa 1959. Photos in the collection include: portrait photographs, cabinet card photos, and photo postcards of Albert Lang and other sailors from the World War I period; reproduction photographs of Olympia’s baseball team; photos of a war-damaged town (World War I period, unlabeled); a panoramic photo of Company 1328 Civilian Conservation Corps at Sunnamahoning, Pennsylvania, 1933; a panoramic photo of the crew of USS New Jersey, 1913; and commemorative photos of ships USS Indiana, USS New Hampshire, and others. Other materials in the collection include: programs, menus, and other ephemera from events on board various ships, including USS New Hampshire, USS Nebraska, and USS Pennsylvania; and miscellaneous printed volumes and souvenir booklets. The collection also includes a letter related to Albert’s son, Charles, attempt to enroll in the U.S. Naval Academy and a copy of a report of physical examination.
- Olympia (Cruiser)
- Cabinet photographs
- Military records
- ISM: Charles H. Lang papers
- [which one: SS New Jersey or New Jersey, B.B.?]
- Olympia, Officers and Crew
- Olympia Images