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Papers of Admiral Royal E. Ingersoll

Finding aid (Word)

Scope and Content Note

This collection is divided into three series. The first series consists of ADM Ingersoll's daily diaries from 1936 to 1944 and 1946. The second series contains information regarding the groundbreaking ceremonies of Ingersoll Hall at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. This includes the transcript and reel-to-reel tape of the ceremony. The third series contains various official correspondence from 1942 to 1944. This correspondence has been indexed, giving the date, content and receiver/sender.

The collection also includes a copy of the biographical manuscript prepared by Admiral Joseph. M. Worthington, a close friend of Admiral Ingersoll and his family. The manuscript includes photographs and a very large number of copies of official documents as part of the manuscript. The book was published in 1979 and a copy of the book is held by the Navy Department Library in its rare book room. Also included in this collection are photo albums, scrapbooks, photographs, charts, other miscellaneous albums, certificates, etc.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as Papers of Royal E. Ingersoll, Archives Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, D.C.

Subject Headings (LCSH)

World War, 1939-1945--Naval Operations, American.
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
Admirals--United States--Diaries.
United States. Navy--Diaries.
United States. Navy--History--Sources.


3 cubic feet



Published: Tue May 16 16:19:32 EDT 2017