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National Museum of American History
Smithsonian Institution
14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20560

 

Armed Forces History Collections, Naval History
Room 4016

Adams, James M.
Papers, 1847-1868

1 foot

 

Chapell, Howard I.
Collection, 1920-1970

A marine architect and historian, Howard Chappell collected materials on naval history. The collection includes journals of naval and marine officers and flight logs of Vice Admiral Frank D. Wagner and Rear Admiral William A. Moffett.

38 feet

 

Coast Guard
Collection, 1920-1950

Photographs relating to the U.S. Coast Guard.

15 feet

 

Division of Naval History
Collection

A reference file containing biographies relating to naval history.

10 feet

 

Division of Naval History
Collection

A reference file containing ships' histories.

16.5 feet

 

Division of Naval History
Collection

Photographs of Navy ships.

2 feet

 

Dudley, Thomas C.
Papers, 1847-1864

This collection chiefly relates to his service on Commodore Matthew Perry’s mission to Japan.

1 foot

 

Fleischman, Henry P.
Papers, 1813

Henry Fleischman was a seaman on USS Chesapeake.

1 foot

 

Fullinwider, Simon P.
Papers, 1917-1919

Captain Simon Fullinwider was Chief of the Mine Section of the Bureau of Ordnance from 1917 to 1918.

1 foot 

 

Griswold, John A.
Papers, 1861-1912

John Griswold was a manufacturer and Congressman. The collection concerns his role in the building of USS Monitor.

1 foot

 

Hyde Windlass Company
Records, 1900-1950 

6 feet

 

Japanese Prints
Collection, 1853-1854

Prints and bills made in Japan during Commodore Matthew Perry's visit.

27 items

 

Kirby, Absalom
Papers, 1864-1911

1 foot

 

Lamberton, Benjamin P.
Papers, 1834-1917

2 feet

 

Lighthouse and Buoy Drawings
Collection, 1850-1930

6 feet

 

Mason, Theodorus B.
Papers, 1864-1912

1 foot

 

Nauman, William H.
Papers, 1881-1930

1 foot

 

Naval Ordnance Drawings
Collection, 18th-20th centuries

10 feet

 

Perry, Matthew C.
Papers, 1953-1854

Journals kept during his mission to Japan.

1 foot

 

Schroek, Albert F.
Papers, 1929-1958

Albert Schroek was a member of John Philip Sousa’s United States Marine Band.

1 foot

 

Ship Drawings and Plans
Collection, 19th-20th centuries

137 feet

 

Slack, William B.
Papers, 1847-1880

William Slack was Quartermaster of the Marine Corps.

1 foot

 

Sofranoff, Michael
Papers, 1940-1953

Michael Sofranoff was a photographer with the Marine Corps.

1 foot

 

Speiden Family
Papers, 1822-1904

The Speiden Family Papers include material on Purser William Speiden’s service with the United States Exploring Expedition and on his son, Edgar Speiden, who also served in the Navy.

1 foot

 

Tecumseh, USS
Papers, 1862-1970

2 feet

 

Van Horn Weems, Philip
Papers, 1927-1970

3 feet


Division of Political History
Room 4109

Fox, Gustavus V.
Papers, 1866-1872

Gustavus Fox was Assistant Secretary of the Navy from 1861-1866.

1 foot


Division of Transportation, Maritime Section
Room 5008

 

This division exhibits the National Watercraft Collection, which deals principally with merchant shipping, and the Chapelle Collection of plans dating from the War of 1812. There are over 200 rigged models and about 400 builder’s half-models among its holdings in addition to thousands of ship plans, drawings, and photographs. The bulk of ship models dates from the War of 1812.

 

Chapelle, Howard I.
Collection, 1920-1970

98 feet

 

Marine Transportation History
Collection, 19th-20th century

172 feet


10 May 2002