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Introduction

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Welcome to the Auxiliary Flotilla history link page. We will be happy to post a link to the history page ofyour Flotilla's website. Be advised, however, that we screen for content. Accepted pages need to be at least one page in length and contain an awards page if possible. For acceptance, contact the DVC-AR.

Researching your history:

Advisory:For those units engaged in researching their flotilla/division histories, the history program only keeps reference files on Auxiliary history, mostly on major national events.  However, we do possess some data on flotilla charter dates, so contact Woody Simpson at jwsimp@msn.com.  Be advised that if you have a charter date of 1959, that this is the year Coast Guard files were computerized, so you may have a much older unit.  Otherwise in researching your histories, the following is recommended: 

 

  1. contact your District Historian to determine what information he/she holds;
  2. interview longtime current and past flotilla members and collect, documents for donation to theoldauxsail Auxiliary national records collection and artifacts that will be incorporated into the Coast Guard collection-see tabs regarding these topics on this site; collected items must be shipped through your District Historian;
  3. contact your local newspaper morgues to search for articles on the Auxiliary;
  4. contact your local historical society for same;
  5. many Auxiliary units were originally formed from yacht club memberships; contact local yacht clubs to see if they hold Auxiliary documents and/or photographs.

After you have done some initial research, feel free to contact the curator of the Auxiliary collection at the Joyner Library at East Carolina University, Dale Sauter, at sauterd@ecu.edu.  Staff at ECU, however, can only do limited research.