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Personal and naval career files, including orders, fitness reports and clearances, 1948–1974; Correspondence files, 1969–1975; Subject Files on Vietnam and naval presence, 1960–1972; Speeches of others, undated–1974; Miscellany, including programs, invitations, newspaper clippings and photographs.
Outline of NWC course of study for Colleges of Naval Warfare, College of Naval Command and Staff, Naval Command College and Naval Staff College.
Administrative correspondence, memoranda, directives and reports regarding the organization of the course, 1945–1957; Curriculum items, including course materials and directives, 1952–1957; Lectures, reading lists, and student papers. 1952–1957; Photographs.
Correspondence, letters sent and received, 1988–1992; Biographical information; Syllabi for courses taught at Naval War College and Salve Regina University; Book Review; State Department evaluations, 1988–1992.
Letters received from WAVES Dorothy Rising and Norma Jackson, 1943–1945, regarding their service in the WAVES, billets, housing, recreation, vacations, visit of Captain Mildred McAfee, WAVES Director, postwar plans and attitude toward the Navy.
Papers: Copies of World War II letters sent to his parents October 22, 1940-September 7, 1945; Speech given on Armistice Day, November 11, 1963. Booklet on Abbott Hall, USNR, Northwestern University, September 1940-August 1945 and a Book entitled Hawaii Goes to War, by DeSoto Brown, 1989 and wartime chronology of service.
Papers: Copies of holograph personal letters, November 1943 to August 1945, sent to his wife during his naval service in World War II when he served on the Staff of ADM Richmond K. Turner and General Douglas MacArthur in the Pacific Theater.
The Anderson papers consist of career papers, correspondence, subject files, writings, and other miscellaneous items related to the military career of Bern Anderson. The majority of the materials in this collection are from the career series and the correspondence series. These materials reflect many angles of his active United States Naval duty including: his personal letters during active duty, his materials regarding Operation Hollandia, his published and unpublished writings, diaries, citations, photographs, and newspaper clippings.
Photographs of nineteenth and twentieth century U.S. ships, including battleships, cruisers, gunboats, torpedo boats, frigates, submarines, destroyers and sloops.