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Honoring the 80th anniversary of the USS Arizona's sinking at Pearl Harbor

Honoring the 80th anniversary of the USS Arizona's sinking at Pearl Harbor

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. 

A one-of-a-kind exhibit dedicated to the USS Arizona battleship that was destroyed in a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy on December 7, 1941, is getting a new look. 

Special Collections archivist and the exhibit’s curator, Trent Purdy, wanted to re-organize the exhibit to provide more context to the historic materials for visitors. 

See the full story here and learn more about the one-of-a-kind items from Special Collections now on exhibit in the USS Arizona Lounge in the Student Union Memorial Center.

You can learn more about the USS Arizona collection (MS 517) and digital exhibit by starting here.

Photograph from the USS Arizona collection depicting the USS Arizona battleship in wet dock, circa 1932