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"Crossing the Line" certificate for W. M. Slough
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"Crossing the Line" certificate for W. M. Slough. [May 20, 1936]. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 21, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/slough/item/39.

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([May 20, 1936]). "Crossing the Line" certificate for W. M. Slough. William Slough USS Houston Letters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/slough/item/39

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"Crossing the Line" certificate for W. M. Slough, [May 20, 1936], William Slough USS Houston Letters, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed October 21, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/slough/item/39.

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Title "Crossing the Line" certificate for W. M. Slough
Date [May 20, 1936]
Description "Crossing the Line" certificate for W. M. Slough on the U.S.S. Houston initiating him into the "Solemn Mysteries of the Ancient Order of the Deep". The document is signed "Neptunus Rex." "Crossing the Line" serves as an initiation rite celebrating sailors' first crossing of the equator and typically features costumed revelry.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
  • Equator
Subject.Name (Local)
  • Slough, William M.
Genre (AAT)
  • certificates
Language English
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  • Image
  • Text
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Original Item Location ID 1981-001, Box 55, Folder 10
Original Collection Cruiser Houston Collection
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=23
Digital Collection William Slough USS Houston Letters
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/slough
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
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