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Thaddeus G. Crapster academic papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSC-363

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of academic papers of Thaddeus G. Crapster (about 1879-1941) from when he attended the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island. He was a student at the Naval War College from 1922 to 1923, he graduated in May 1923.

The collection contains student materials that address the organization of the War College, student amenities at the school, information and instructions for students reporting to the War College, memorandums and notices concerning course assignments and reading lists. Some of Mr. Crapster’s completed assignments are also present in the collection, there are written assignments from his International Law course, a program that lays out all of his assignments and due dates for his time at the college, and a Tactical Maneuver Plotting Sheet, among other records.

Dates

  • 1920 - 1923

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Access is open to all researchers, unless otherwise specified.

Conditions Governing Use

Material in this collection is in the public domain, unless otherwise noted.

Biographical Note

Thaddeus Greaves Crapster (about 1879-1941), was born in Taneytown, Maryland, and resided in Norfolk, Virginia, at the time of his death. Captain Crapster became a Revenue Cutter Service, later re-named United States Coast Guard, cadet in 1901, was made an ensign in 1904, and was appointed captain in 1930. During his Coast Guard career, he served at most of the Coast Guard stations along the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf Coasts.

During his Coast Guard career, Captain Crapster served as personnel officer at Coast Guard Headquarters and as Superintendent of the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. Thaddeus G. Crapster was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery in 1941.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 archival box, 1 oversize folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection consists of academic papers of Thaddeus G. Crapster (about 1879-1941) from when he attended the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island. He was a student at the Naval War College from 1922 to 1923, he graduated in May 1923.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

Found in RG27; too valuable of a collection to stay there; while it’s a collection of NWC records, it was decided to not break up the contents of the folder into several existing RGs. Considering resource limitations this was the easiest thing to do while ensuring the materials' safety and accessibility in a timely fashion.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquisition information is unknown.

Accruals

No accruals expected.

Processing Information

Removed rusty paper clips, re-housed entire collection into archival folders and an archival box, arranged and described to current professional standards in 2020 February.
Title
Thaddeus G. Crapster academic papers
Status
None
Author
Andrew J. Castrenze
Date
2020 February
Description rules
Finding Aid Based On Describing Archives: A Content Standard (Dacs)
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Naval Historical Collection Repository

Contact:
US Naval War College
686 Cushing Rd
Newport RI 02841 US