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Bern Anderson papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSC-088
Abstract

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duty including: his personal letters during active duty, his materials regarding Operation Hollandia, his published and unpublished writings, diaries, citations, photographs, and newspaper clippings.

Dates: Majority of material found within ( 1944-2000); 1920-1960

Richard W. Bates papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSC-028
Abstract

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as a Naval Officer, family, and social life in Newport, as well as other aspects of his career including published and unpublished writings, notes, photographs, slide presentations, and reports.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

Thomas B. Buell collection on Raymond A. Spruance

 Collection
Identifier: MSC-037.1
Abstract

This collection consists of research materials collected by Thomas B. Buell, author and retired naval officer, for his biography of Admiral Raymond A. Spruance, The Quiet Warrior, published by Little, Brown and Company in 1974.

Dates: 1866-2002 and undated; Majority of material found within 1971-1974

William M. Carpenter papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSC-346
Abstract

Captain William Milner Carpenter (1916-2006) was a World War II Pacific theater veteran with 26 years of active service in the United States Navy. After his retirement he spent 30 years working and consulting for SRI International. This collection include books, correspondence, photographs, and writings relating to both his naval and civilian careers.

Dates: 1934-2005; Majority of material found within 1934-1964

Edwin T. Layton papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSC-069
Abstract

Correspondence, letters received regarding Naval Institute oral history and Naval War College Chair of Intelligence, 1970–1975; Miscellany, including yearbook, Japanese texts, maps and charts, programs, certificates, USN commissions, and photographs, 1924–1984; Research source materials used in writing And I Was There, including published volumes of Japanese War Series, Senshi Sosho, 1967–1975,Pacific Mobile Radio Intelligence Unit Reports, 1942–1945; Books, Japanese monographs, military intelligence pamphlets, magazines, oral histories and maps; Unpublished materials, including various SRH histories, 1942–1947; SRNS, Japanese Naval Radio Intelligence Summaries, 1942–1945; SRN, Translations of Japanese Naval Messages, 1941–1942; SRNM, Japanese Naval Communications, 1942; CINCPAC messages, 1942; Tapes of interviews conducted by authors,1970–1983; Ships logs and action reports, 1941–1942; Translations of Japanese War History, 1942–1944; Notes and notebooks on WWII events and Japanese Intelligence; Photographs and personal letters; Promotion certificate to Rear Admiral; Drafts, Letters, memoranda and book reviews of And I Was There; Pacific Mobile Radio Intelligence Unit Reports, 1942–1945; Miscellaneous lists of diagrams, maps and biographies.

Dates: 1924 - 1986

Frank M. Snyder papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSC-137
Abstract

Frank M. Snyder (1926-2017 ) is a career naval officer who worked as a Professor and Professor Emeritus at the U.S. Naval War College. His papers include articles, research materials, speeches and lectures, audio and video cassette tapes, photographs, and scrapbooks relating to Snyder’s naval and professional academic career.

Dates: 1941-2010; Majority of material found within 1969-1994

Raymond A. Spruance papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSC-012
Scope and Contents The personal papers of Raymond A. Spruance, was donated to the Naval War College by Mrs. Spruance in 1970, only a year after the admiral's death. The collection contains eleven boxes of manuscript materials, along with memorabilia, including uniform items, medals, and Japanese Samurai swords. The papers focus, in the main, on the admiral's distinguished naval career, aspects of his ambassadorial appoinbnent, and his retirement years.Series I, Correspondence, consists of letters relating to his position as Commander of the Central Pacific Force, 1943-1944; the Battle of Midway, 1943; official orders and copies of messages sent relating to duty assignments, 1906-1950; and letters received and drafts of letters sent regarding naval matters. Other correspondence focuses on the Naval History Division Spruance biography by V ADM Emmet P. Forrestel. Spruance was not a particularly loquacious person and was reluctant to commit his thoughts to paper, hence the correspondence series is limited in both scope and quantity.Writings and speeches comprise Series II and Series III. Speeches consist of holograph drafts and typescripts given when Spruance was Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet, President of the Naval War College, and in a retired status. His Naval War College thesis on Command, Naval War College lecture on Naval Tactics, notes made by Spruance for a book by E.B. Potter and the typescript of a 1965 Paris Match interview complete the writings...
Dates: 1898-1969 and undated

George A. Van Horn papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSC-322
Content Description

Papers: Naval papers, 1944-1946; Correspondence, letters sent mainly to his parents during World War II, 1943-1946; News Clippings, 1945-1967, Navigational Reports, 1945-1946; Typed accounts and notes on the Philippines; Miscellany, including obituary, 1998; Booklet on Guam, Guide to the Pacific, Program, 1946, maps of the Pacific Ocean Area, 1936-1952; Photographs of Hawaii, Guam, the Philippine Islands and Truk, 1945-1946; and a scrapbook of letters and photographs of USS LCI (G) 398, crew members, scenes of the Philippines and Van Horn, 1945-1946. Folio maps of the Pacific Theater of War, 1936-1952 and Newspapers, 1946-1967.



Scope and Contents

Naval Papers, Correspondence and photographs, chiefly 1945-1946. The bulk of the Collection deals with his service during World War II in the Pacific Theater, including a Diary, report, notes and typed accounts of his time in the Philippines, including a navigational Survey, maps and news clippings, and a scrapbook with letters sent and photographs.

Dates: 1936 - 1988

World War II Battle Evaluation Group records

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-23
Abstract

Administrative records; collected documents, chiefly copies, relating to the Battle of Leyte Gulf, 1944; and miscellaneous materials relating to Battle Evaluation Group Studies produced on battles of Savo Island, Midway, and Coral Sea.

Dates: 1946-1956

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Naval War College (U.S.) 5
Bates, Richard W., 1892-1973 2
Forrestel, Emmet Peter, 1898- 2
Morison, Samuel Eliot, 1887-1976 2
Nimitz, Chester W. (Chester William), 1885-1966 2