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United States Naval Academy


Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Richard W. Bates papers

Identifier: MSC-028

The personal papers of Rear Admiral Richard W. Bates (1892-1973) cover the years 1915-1973. He was a commanding officer on many ships in the Navy. His collection consists of correspondence, subject files, writings, speeches, and miscellaneous items. The papers are arranged in four series based on an established file system. They mainly encompass Bates career as a Naval Officer, family, and social life in Newport, as well as other aspects of his career including published and unpublished writings, notes, photographs, slide presentations, and reports.

Dates: 1915-1973

Charles Belknap letterbook, 1885-1896

 File — Box 47x, Folder: 1-52
Identifier: MSC-364- File MSI 075

Letterbook kept during USNA assignments, 1885-1888, 1894-1896, on USS Kearsarge, 1888-1891, and on assignment at U.S. Naval Torpedo Station, Newport, RI, 1888.

Dates: 1885-1896

Charles H. Baker letter book, 1871-1879

 File — Box 2, Folder: 3
Identifier: MSC-364- File MSI 017
Scope and Contents

Copies of letters sent and received by Baker and Navy engineers regarding the condition of engines and boilers in USS Worcester, USS Shenandoah, USS Swatara and USS Richmond and an investigation of an explosion in USS Worcester; Letters to SECNAV R.W. Thompson regarding Baker’s complaint about the advancement of Chief Engineer Barttleman ahead of him on the Navy Register.

Dates: 1871-1879

Richard G. Colbert papers

Identifier: MSC-030

The Colbert papers are comprised of Correspondence, Subject Files, Speeches, Miscellany, Classified Official Correspondence, and Classified Subject Files related to the military career of Richard G. Colbert. A majority of the collection were from Personal correspondence dated 1954-1973. These materials reflect his career in the United States Navy and his personal life surrounding his career. Restricted and classified items are included and access is permitted only to those with appropriate clearances.

Dates: 1932-1973; Majority of material found within ( 1954-1973)

Henry Kent Hewitt papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSC-032
Content Description The Naval War College Naval Historical Collection houses a small but interesting segment of Hewitt materials. The collection focuses mainly on the illustrious wartime career of Admiral Hewitt, although there are materials from both earlier and later time periods. The materials are contained in fourteen boxes and a folio file drawer. The collection measures thirteen linear feet and is divided into four series: correspondence, writings, miscellany, and photographs.Series I, official correspondence, consists of letters, memoranda, and telegrams, both congratulatory and informational, dealing with the various amphibious operations that ADM Hewitt commanded. They include Operations Torch, Husky, Avalanche, and Dragoon-Anvil. Correspondents were from the highest military and civilian echelons and include General Dwight D. Eisenhower, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Admiral Ernest .J. King. Other correspondence deals with President Roosevelt's voyage in USS INDIANAPOLIS to the Pan American Conference in Buenos Aires in 1936 and in the post-war period with reminiscences of World War II. Correspondents from this Lime period include Winston Churchill, Admiral Sir John Cunningham, RN, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt.The second series, writings, contains the unpublished memoirs of Admiral Hewitt. The memoirs contain a ten page chronology of his life and career as well as a full autobiographical treatment.Series III, miscellany,...
Dates: 1903 - 1957

Jesse T. D. Boehret thesis on William V. Pratt, 1971

 File — Box 8, Folder: 1-4
Identifier: MSC-364- File MSI 067
Scope and Contents

Unpublished Masters Thesis entitled "An Admiral for All Seasons: Life and Career of William Veazie Pratt," Syracuse University, by Jesse T. D. Boehret.

Dates: 1971

J.G. Walker letter, 1868 Jun 10

 File — Box 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSC-364- File MSI 002
Scope and Contents

Letter to Edwin Noyes from J. G. Walker, USNA, regarding class standing of Boutelle Noyes (son).

Dates: 1868 Jun 10

Francis S. Low papers

Identifier: MSC-360

This collection contains manuscripts, books, articles, personal writings and items, and photographs primarily documenting Francis S. Low’s naval career. Low served in the Navy from 1915-1956, retiring at the rank of Admiral. He specialized in submarine warfare, playing an integral role in anti-U-boat tactics during World War II.

Dates: 1915-2000; Majority of material found within 1915-1963

Reef Points handbook, 1945-1946

 File — Box 26, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSC-364- File MSI 502
Scope and Contents

U.S. Naval Academy annual handbook of the Regiment of Midshipmen. Stapled inside is Midn R. L. Walters, USN, Rm 3237 Bancroft Hall, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., the presumed owner of the Handbook.

Dates: 1945-1946

Dr. Nathaniel M. Sims collection of Sims and Hitchcock family papers

Identifier: MSC-354

This collection consists of correspondence, logbooks, photographs, publications, and other papers relating to the Sims and Hitchcock families, particularly Admiral William S. Sims, his wife Anne Hitchcock Sims, and her father Ethan Allen Hitchcock. These papers detail the families’ personal lives and relationships as well as the careers of Adm. Sims and Ethan Allen Hitchcock.

Dates: 1797-1993; Majority of material found within 1906-1945