William L. Crothers was born in 1912. In 1935 Crothers started employment in the Design Division of the Philadelphia Navy Yard (later named the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard). In the same year he joined the Philadelphia Ship Model Society. Crothers retired from the shipyard in 1972.
This is a collection of personnel records of William Leech Crothers from the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. Documents in the collection date from 1935 to 1972 and include: letters regarding appointments, promotions, and pay increases; job description forms; travel requests; performance ratings; applications for positions; photocopies of draft cards; and an “honorary retired membership” card. Printed volumes include publications from Bethlehem Steel Company related to steel plates and structural shapes, circa 1930s; and column tables and mathematical tables.
- Philadelphia Naval Shipyard (Philadelphia, Pa.)
- Bethlehem Steel Corporation
- Philadelphia Naval Shipyard