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Naval War College Presidents records

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-28
Scope and Contents

Biographical sketches, career materials, publications and writings of NWC presidents.

Dates: 1884-2006

William Veazie Pratt papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSC-024
Content Description The William Veazie Pratt papers document Admiral Pratt’s active naval career from 1910 to 1933, and through his retirement until his death in 1957. They consist of official and personal materials that are especially important for an insight into the problems facing the U.S. Navy during the first three decades of the twentieth century. Included are materials on the Washington Naval Conference, 1921–1922; naval disarmament; U.S. naval policy in the 1920s and 1930s; and the Naval War College in the 1920s.The bulk of the papers were acquired by the Naval War College Foundation from William Veazie Pratt, Jr., of Belfast, Maine, in four separate accessions made between 1968 and 1971. Photocopies of Pratt materials located in the Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, D.C., and in the Hoover Presidential Library, West Branch, Iowa, are also included.The papers are divided into five series: Correspondence; Writings and Speeches; Miscellany; Copies of Pratt Papers in Other Repositories; and Conference and Committee Records and Reports.Series I, Correspondence, 1901–1963 Series I is divided into three subseries: official, personal, and letters of Mrs. Pratt. Official correspondence consists of memoranda, telegrams, letters received, and copies of letters sent to naval officers, government officials, and civilian associates, 1910–1957. Prominent correspondents include Herbert Hoover, Henry Stimson, Charles Adams,...
Dates: 1874-1963, undated

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Austin, Bernard L. (Bernard Lige), 1902-1979 1
Beary, Donald B., 1888-1966 1
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Colbert, Richard G., 1915-1973 1
Conolly, Richard L. (Richard Lansing), 1892-1962 1