Commodore Robert S. Haggart, USN
An Inventory of His Collection in the Navy Department Library
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|Repository:||Navy Department Library|
|Creator:||Robert S. Haggart, 1891-1966|
|Title:||Robert S. Haggart Collection|
|Quantity:||2 Photographic Albums|
|Abstract:||Photographic albums compiled by Robert S. Haggart while a midshipman at the United States Naval Academy (1908-1912) and while commanding officer of the Naval Training Station, San Diego, California (1944-1948).|
Robert Stevenson Haggart was born in Salem, New York on 7 April 1891, the son of Benjamin C. Haggart and Mrs. Anne Ashton Russel Haggart. He attended Washington Academy in Salem, New York, then high school in Granville, New York, prior to his appointment on 17 June 1908 to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. While a midshipman, he played class baseball and basketball, and was business manager of the Lucky Bag. Graduated and commissioned ensign in June 1912, he was promoted to lieutenant junior grade on 8 June 1915. During World War I, he received temporary promotions to lieutenant and lieutenant commander, was commissioned in the ranks in 1918 and 1922, respectively, and subsequently advanced to the rank of captain, 8 December 1939. He commanded USS Tennessee (BB-43) from 20 June 1942 until 26 March 1944. He reported for duty as commander, Naval Training Station, San Diego, California in April 1944 and served in that capacity until January 1948. He retired on 1 July 1949 with the rank of commodore. He died on 17 July 1966 in San Diego, California.
The collection consists of two photographic albums compiled by Robert S. Haggart while a midshipman at the United States Naval Academy (1908-1912) and while commanding officer of the Naval Training Station, San Diego, California (1944-1948).
The albums are housed in one archival box.
|Photographic Album, 1908-1914|
|This 53-page photographic album was compiled by Robert S. Haggart while he was a midshipman at the US Naval Academy and during his first two years of naval service with USS Michigan (BB-27). The album contains approximately 300 black and white photographs showing various individuals, and groups and activities at the naval academy that Midshipman Haggart participated in. The bulk of the photographs were taken during the summer cruises of 1909, 1910 and 1911. Subjects include shipboard scenes and activities, seascapes, other naval ships, and views of the ports and harbors visited. Other subjects include various views of the naval academy, as well as a host of parades and athletic events. The last section of the album contains numerous shipboard photographs taken on board USS Michigan and group pictures of that ship's officers.|
Restrictions on Use
Manuscripts are unavailable for loan and must be consulted in the library. Photocopying of manuscripts is generally prohibited, though the use of digital cameras by researchers to reproduce non-copyrighted materials is permitted. Permission to photocopy a limited number of pages may be granted by the reference staff, contingent upon the physical state of items. All photocopying of materials shall be done by the reference staff, or under their close supervision. The use of personal scanners by non-library staff personnel must be approved by the reference staff on a document-by-document basis (Reference: Naval History and Heritage Command Instruction [NAVHISTCENTINST] 5070.1C.).
This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
United States Naval Academy
United States. Navy. San Diego Naval Training Station
USS Michigan (BB-23)
Cite as: Historical Manuscripts, Navy Department Library, Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, DC, Robert S. Haggart Collection.
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Thomas Wildenberg in July 2004.