Domenic Brancato (1905-1986) started working in the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard at age 14 and worked there for about 50 years.
This is a collection of papers of Domenic Brancato. Materials include: Brancato family photo albums, 1920s-1960s, one with newspaper clippings related to Brancato’s 50 year anniversary with the Navy Yard and other clippings about his career; photographs of the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard facilities showing workers on the job and group photos of work units, visits of various officers and guests, dinners and awards ceremonies, and photo postcards of ships at sea; correspondence related to Brancato’s career, mainly official Navy Yard letters, memoranda, and personnel records; and a manuscript autobiography written in 1984. A small number of personal papers, including: correspondence; cards; newspaper clippings; name plates and ID tags; a DOD Metal Identification chart; photographs and photocopies of certificates, awards, and letters of congratulation for his long service; and ephemera. The collection also includes photographs of Brancato’s son Peter during his service in the Air Force and a copy of the 150th anniversary booklet on the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard.
- Philadelphia Naval Shipyard (Philadelphia, Pa.)
- Military records
- Photograph albums
- Philadelphia Naval Shipyard