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C. E. Roy U.S. Naval Aviation Photograph Album

Identifier: 2009-02-19
The C. E. Roy U.S. Naval Aviation Photograph Album contains three hundred ninety-four (394) photographs and a few pieces of ephemera documenting the World War I service of Roy and depicting naval aviation activities at Key West Naval Air Station, Florida, 1917-1918. Images feature scenic views of Key West and other locations, aircraft such as blimps and float planes, fellow Navy men and women, and Navy facilities. The album also contains a few pieces of ephemera such as pressed flowers, correspondence, receipts, and other materials.

Please note that captions in the photograph album make use of derogatory terms toward certain peoples.


  • 1890-1950 (bulk dates 1917-1918)
  • Majority of material found within 1917 - 1918


Language of Materials

All materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research and is accessible in the Dahlberg Research Center by appointment. For more information contact us.

Conditions Governing Use

The Museum of Flight (TMOF) Archives is the owner of the physical materials in the archives and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from TMOF archives before any publication use. TMOF does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.


0.21 Cubic Feet (2 flat oversize folders)


Carlyle Emerson Roy (b. 1890) served as a photographer at Key West Naval Air Station, Florida, during World War I. The collection contains an album of photographs and ephemera depicting U.S. Naval activities at the station.

Biographical Note: Carlyle Emerson Roy

Carlyle Emerson Roy was born on August 29, 1890. He enlisted in December 1917 and trained in Great Lakes, Illinois. He completed further training in Miami, Florida in June 1918, then was sent to Key West, Florida in August. He served as a photographer at the U.S. Navy Air Station at Key West in the 6th Regiment. Shortly after the armistice, Roy applied to release to go home at the end of November 1918. After the war he obtained a degree as a certified radiotrician in 1926.


Biographical note derived from collection materials.


No further accruals are expected.

Existence and Location of Copies

Materials from this collection have been digitized and are available at The Museum of Flight Digital Collections.

Related Archival Materials

The following collections also relate to the U.S. Navy during World War I:

Walter Herlofson World War I Navy Collection. Collection of photographs, blueprints, and religious materials relating to the naval service of Walter Herlofson during World War I.

William Monks Photograph Albums. Two photograph albums containing images of the Monks family and William Monks' World War I service in the U.S. Navy.
Guide to the C. E. Roy U.S. Naval Aviation Photograph Album
Completed - Level 4
A. Demeter
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Processing, cataloging and digitization of this collection was made possible by a Council on Libraries and Information Resources (CLIR) "Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives" grant.
Edition statement
1st Edition

Revision Statements

  • November 2018: Finding aid migrated to ArchivesSpace.

Repository Details

Part of the The Museum of Flight Archives Repository

9404 East Marginal Way South
Seattle Washington 98108-4097

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