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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as a Naval Officer, family, and social life in Newport, as well as other aspects of his career including published and unpublished writings, notes, photographs, slide presentations, and reports.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 and Walter M. Whitehill collection on Ernest J. King

 Collection
Identifier: MSC-037.2
Abstract

This collection consists of research materials collected by Thomas B. Buell, author and retired naval officer, for his biography of Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King entitled, Master of sea power and by Walter M. Whitehill, author and historian, for his biography on King, A Naval record.

Dates: 1880-1986 and undated; Majority of material found within 1942-1950; Majority of material found within 1974-1979

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

Francis S. Low papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSC-360
Abstract

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

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

U.S. Naval Base (Newport, R.I.) records

 Collection
Identifier: MSC-036
Scope and Contents

Records: Historical Subject Files including correspondence, memoranda, chronologies and reports pertaining to administrative matters, base activities and command facilities, 1942–1969; Presidential visits of Eisenhower and Kennedy, 1957–1958, 1960–1961; History and transfer of Fort Adams, 1951–1960; Planning and construction of Narragansett Bay Bridge, 1944–1966; Use of Prudence Island 1913–1917; Consolidation of the office of Industrial Relations, 1950–1963; Housing Plans, 1967–1968; German Submarine survivor burial, 1959–1966; Effects of Hurricane Donna, et.al., 1954–1960; War Diaries, 1942–1946; Miscellany, including Serial Number Books, Manuals, Operational order and Instruction Books, guest books and plaques. Newport, RI, 1913–1969.

Dates: 1913 - 1969

U.S. Naval Station (Newport, R.I.) records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSC-039
Content Description

Correspondence and subject files pertaining to administration, organization, mission, functions and buildings of the Naval Training Station and Naval Station, 1885–1974; Historical subject files of Coasters Harbor Island, Fort Adams, USS Constitution, USS Constellation, visits of Presidents Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Kennedy and Nixon, 150th Anniversary of landing of General Rochambeau, 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Rhode Island, hurricanes, fires, Public Works Department, Tercentenary of city of Newport, Naval Air Station, Naval Torpedo Station, Naval Operating Base, and Goat Island, 1885–1974; Command Histories, 1958–1974; War Diaries, 1941–1943; Publications including Our Naval Apprentice, Newport Recruit and Newport Navalog; Photographs and photograph albums of the Naval Base, Naval Station, recruit training and special events, 1890–1963; Picture book, log book, leave books, and organization and regulation books, 1885–1974.

Dates: 1885-1980 and undated

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Howland, Llewellyn, III 2
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 2
King, Ernest Joseph, 1878-1956 2
Little, Brown and Company 2
Moore, Charles J. 2
Nimitz, Chester W. (Chester William), 1885-1966 2
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 2
Spruance, Raymond Ames, 1886-1969 2
United States Naval Academy 2
Almgren, Neal, 1915-1984 1
Barber, Charles F., 1917-2012 1
Bates, Richard W., 1892-1973 1
Bennington (Aircraft carrier) 1
Bieri, Bernhard H. (Bernhard Henry), 1889-1971 1
Bogart, Gerald S., 1914- 1
Bogart, Margaret Spruance, 1919-1996 1
Braun, Boynton L. 1
Braun, Mary 1
Buell, Marilyn 1
Bull, Cornelius H. 1
Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957 1
Cannon, Robert M. (Robert Mylchrist), 1901-1976 1
Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965 1
Constellation (Ship) 1
Dietrich, Neil K. (Neil Kittrell), 1901-1982 1
Eccles, Henry E. (Henry Effingham), 1898-1986 1
Forrestal, James, 1892-1949 1
Ginna, Robert Emmett 1
Hopkins, Harry L. (Harry Lloyd), 1890-1946 1
Keyes, C. M. (Charles M.) 1
King family 1
King, Ernest J., Jr., 1922-1990 1
Knox, Dudley Wright, 1877-1960 1
Lacy, William Sterling Byrd, 1910-1978 1
Lansdale, Edward Geary, 1908-1987 1
Lovett, Ralph B., 1890-1977 1
Low family 1
Low, Francis S. (Francis Stuart), 1894-1964 1
MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964 1
Marshall, George C. (George Catlett), 1880-1959 1
Matter, Elizabeth, 1915-1989 1
McCann, Allan R. (Allan Rockwell), 1896-1978 1
Moreno, John A., 1908- 1
Morison, Samuel Eliot, 1887-1976 1
Naval War College (U.S.). Foundation 1
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 1
Orem, Howard E. 1
Pihl, Charlotte E., 1899-1979 1
Pihl, Paul E., 1898-1991 1
Potter, E. B. (Elmer Belmont), 1908- 1
Rice, Robert Henry, 1903-1994 1
Robbins, Thomas H. (Thomas Hinckley), 1900-1972 1
Russell, George L., 1929- 1
Smedberg, William R. (William Renwick), 1902-1994 1
Sproul, Arthur 1
Spruance family 1
Spruance, Margaret, 1888-1985 1
Stark, Harold R. (Harold Raynsford), 1880-1972 1
United States. Joint Chiefs of Staff 1
United States. Navy 1
United States. Navy. Atlantic Fleet. Battleship Force 1
Van den Berg, Elizabeth King, 1907-1986 1
Wheeler, Gerald E. 1
Whitehill, Walter Muir, 1905-1978 1
Wouk, Herman, 1915-2019 1
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