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as a Naval Officer, family, and social life in Newport, as well as other aspects of his career including published and unpublished writings, notes, photographs, slide presentations, and reports.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

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

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

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

Neil C. Porter papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSC-350
Abstract

This collection consists of papers detailing Captain Neil C. Porter’s (1913-2015) life and career in the U.S. Navy and at the Naval War College. It also includes the diary of Lieutenant Commander Charles H. Ritt (1890-1965), his father-in-law.

Dates: 1919-1986; Majority of material found within ( 1933-1962)

Norma G. Smith papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSC-175
Content Description

Photograph album of VJ Day Parade in Honolulu, Hawaii, September 3, 1945 and other photographs of Hawaii; Two photographs of nurses and patients at Newport Naval Hospital, 1945; Imprints of Base Eight Hospital, Honolulu, Hawaii, second Anniversary Edition, 1945, and Aloha booklet for those who served in Hawaii, 1941–1945; Resume of service in Navy Nurse Corps, 1944–1946.

Dates: 1944-1945 and undated

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

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Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 4
United States. Navy 4
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969 3
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Buell, Thomas B. 2
Forrestel, Emmet Peter, 1898- 2
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
Stark, Harold R. (Harold Raynsford), 1880-1972 2
Almgren, Neal, 1915-1984 1
Andrea Doria (Steamship) 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
Burke, Arleigh A., 1901-1996 1
Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957 1
Cannon, Robert M. (Robert Mylchrist), 1901-1976 1
Carpenter, William Milner 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
Hewitt, H. Kent (Henry Kent), 1887-1972 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
Liberty (Ship) 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
Milner, Verna, fl. 1935 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
Porter, Neil C. (Neil Claiborne), 1913-2015 1
Potter, E. B. (Elmer Belmont), 1908- 1
Princeton (Aircraft carrier) 1
Rice, Robert Henry, 1903-1994 1
Ritt, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1890-1965 1
Robbins, Thomas H. (Thomas Hinckley), 1900-1972 1
Russell, George L., 1929- 1
Smedberg, William R. (William Renwick), 1902-1994 1
Smith, Norma G. 1
Snyder, Frank M. 1
Sproul, Arthur 1
Spruance family 1
Spruance, Margaret, 1888-1985 1
USS Blue 1
USS New York 1
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United States Military Academy Preparatory School 1
United States Naval Academy. Class of Forty 1
United States. Department of the Navy. Nurse Corps Division 1
United States. Joint Chiefs of Staff 1
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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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