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Operational Archives Branch
Naval Historical Center
805 Kidder Breese Street SE
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5060

Papers of Rear Admiral
Joseph Strauss
Relating to the Teapot Dome Scandal,

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of correspondence, telegrams, memos, and legal documents relating to Admiral Joseph Strauss's appointment by Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. as receiver for the Naval Budget Office. The legal and financial documents which make up the collection document the Teapot Dome Scandal of 1921-1928 when Secretary of Interior Albert Fall secretly leased the Navy's oil reserves to Harry F. Sinclair and Edward L. Doheny.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as Papers of Joseph Strauss, Operational Archives Branch, Naval Historical Center, Washington, D.C.


0.25 cubic feet

3 July 2003