Hoover Acquires the Collection of WWII Battlefield Artist Natale Bellantoni

Monday, April 9, 2018

Adding to its extensive documentation of the Pacific theater of World War II, Hoover Archives has acquired the collection of watercolor artist and US Navy Seabee Natale Bellantoni, who served in the South Pacific from 1943-45. Comprised of art, sketchbooks, letters, ephemera, and more than 900 photographs, the collection paints a vivid portrait of young American sailors serving in New Caledonia, New Guinea, the Admirality Islands, and Okinawa. The collection is sure to be a boon to researchers interested in the experiences of servicemen at sea in the wake of Pearl Harbor.