The Navy Department Library
Naval War College
Naval War College
Henry E. Eccles Library
686 Cushing Road
Newport, RI 02841
The Naval Historical Collection, the depository for the Naval War College archives, manuscript materials, and special collections, was established in 1969 as a division of the Naval War College Library. From the beginning, two types of documents were collected: the primary topic is the history of naval warfare as studied and taught at the College and the secondary theme is the history of the Navy in Narragansett Bay. The research material are divided into three components:
Archives which holds over 1200 feet of records documenting the administrative history and curriculum development since its founding in 1884. The archives contain forty-three record groups that house among others the administrative correspondence and memoranda, College publications, conference proceedings, lectures, faculty and staff presentations, war gaming materials, the Naval Command College and Naval Staff College administrative files, and a vast array of intelligence and technical source materials pertaining to technological developments in the Navy and to intelligence gathering by naval attaches during World War I.
Manuscripts containing 205 collections of corporate collections or personal papers of naval officer or civilians who have been associated with the College during their careers and have made major contributions to the evolution of naval warfare.
Oral Histories consisting of microfiche and bounded transcripts of interviews with flag rank officers conducted by the Columbia University Oral History Research Office and the U.S. Naval Institute Oral History Program. In 1975, the Naval War College developed their own oral history program to interview naval officers and civilians associated with the College. In 1993, a program to interview women in the WAVES, SPARS, and Marines was initiated.
Manuscript Holdings include:
Abromitis Jr., William
Aldrich, Barbara T.
Letters with other WAVES discuss their service during World War II
Rear Admiral Anderson served in the Navy from 1920 to 1960.
Baruch, Jr., Bernard M.
Correspondence sent and received during Captain Baruch's service in the Naval Reserves from 1937 to 1962, as well as the public papers of his father Bernard M. Baruch Sr.
Bates, Richard W.
Correspondence relating to Rear Admiral Bates' career from 1932 to 1973, includes messages sent as Commander Motor Torpedo Boat Squadrons, Pacific Fleet, Naval War College internal memoranda, etc. concerning educational philosophy, curriculum and the World War II Battle Evaluation Group project.
Belknap, Reginald R.
Includes correspondence from career of Rear Admiral Reginald Belknap, from his wife, Julia Averill Belknap, as well as his published articles. Also includes family correspondence from Rear Admiral George E. Belknap (1866-1903) and his wife Francis G. Prescott Belknap.
Billingsley, Edward B.
Breed, Cyrus W.
Letter to parents from the Naval Academy in 1865, diary kept while on board USS Nantasket, 1869.
Brennan, Joseph G.
Correspondence and lectures of a professor at the Naval War College, includes speeches and letters of Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale, 1993-1998.
Subject files include reports on the U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey and writings on the Navy Defense Supply Agency.
Brummel, Herbert L.
Correspondence includes personal letters sent to family of Command Brummel, letters regarding USS Indianapolis (CA-35), commissioning of USS Indianapolis (SSN-697) and directives, journals, and notebooks fromIndianapolis, 1944-45.
Buell, Thomas B.
Commander Thomas Buell collected research source material on careers of Admirals Ernest J. King and Raymond A. Spruance.
Correspondence and lectures of professor discuss nuclear weapons, military strategy, international law, arms control negotiations, 1984-1986. Writings discuss nuclear terrorism and arms control, 1984-86. Also files on Naval War College Stockton Chair and international law topics.
Burgess, W. Starling
Papers include blueprints and calculations for devices to counter the Acoustic Torpedo developed for the Anti-Submarine Development Center, Quonset Point, Naval Air Station, Rhode Island. Also memorandum and reports regarding inventions and devices, 1938-1948.
Correspondence between Admiral Burke and Robert R. Gros, Vice President, Pacific Gas and Electric Company.
Burke, Thomas N
Includes photographs of U.S. Navy; Coast Guard, foreign and merchant ships; histories of U.S. Navy ships; books on ships and the sea.
Caperton, William B.
Letters and certificates relating to naval career of Admiral Caperton.
0.5 box and 1 folio
Official correspondence and biographical information from career of Rear Admiral Carlson, include the war diary and action report from USS Paul Hamilton.
Chadwick, French E.
Photocopies of correspondence and papers, including muster rolls, used for French Ensor Chadwick, Letters and Papers, published in 1981.
Correspondence from family and friends detail events on home front, politics, news of friends, wedding plans, death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, while his letters describe shipboard life on board USS Kidd.
Christenson, Gordon A.
Speeches by Professor Christenson on Law of Sea, International Law, and Use of Force in Peacetime.
Patrol Boat scrapbook of prints of photographs, Imprint, "Elco PTs in Action"; The Skeeter,1945 newspaper from Motor Torpedo Boat Training Facility, Melville, Rhode Island.
Clarke, Walter S.
State Department Advisor to President, Naval War College, 1987-1989.
Colbert, Richard G.
Paper of Admiral Colbert include personal correspondence with his father Charles F. Colbert and foreign officer correspondence 1957-1971, and subject files on ship command, Naval War College presidency and position as Commander in Chief, Allied Forces Southern Europe.
Correspondence, academic subject files including electives course material for Charles H. Stockton Chair on International Law.
Cook, Charles O.
Correspondence of Captain Cook includes letters sent and received from naval officers who took part in Battle of Cape Esperance, 1942
Cook, Henry T.
Letters written by Midshipman Henry Trevor Cook to his mother from the Naval Academy at Newport, Rhode Island.
Cooling, Benjamin F.
Benjamin F. Cooling was a collector of research source materials for book entitled B. F. Tracy, Father of the American Fighting Navy, on Secretary of the Navy Benjamin F. Tracy. Includes microfilms of Tracy's papers
17 boxes and 30 microfilm reels
Professor of History at University of Nebraska
Correspondence, speeches, and files while he was State Department Advisor to President of Naval War College.
Correspondence of Professor Davis with Admiral Raymond Spruance 1960, and taped interviews with Admiral John T. Hayward 1961 and Admiral Arleigh Burke 1962-63 regarding history of Polaris submarine.
Dayton, John H.
Scrapbooks of memorabilia relating to cruise in Caribbean and Central America, 1923-1924, and cruise in Mediterranean and European waters, 1929.
Delaney, Edward F.
Correspondence covering his career in Supply Corps 1883-1932 and photograph album and newspaper clippings, 1884-1932
Newspaper clippings, 1942-1955; photographs relating to PT Squadron 42; "Elco PRs in Action"
Correspondence and speeches of Professor DeSaussure
Dockray, William P.
Correspondence, loyalty oath, prize reports, naval orders for Acting Master, USN serving 1861-1863 and the East Gulf Blockading Squadron, and request for increase in disability pension, 1888-1889
Correspondence, memoranda, reports, and photographs relating to Captain Douglas's duty on board USS Saratoga
Dunn, Herbert O.
Letterbooks of unofficial letters regarding the design and patents for Dunn anchor, and photograph album
Durgin, Edward R.
Official correspondence of Rear Admiral Durgin relating to Battle of the Atlantic, messages received, night order book; Reports on sinking of USS Reuben James; and Naval Attache's memoranda book, Germany, 1937-1940.
Easterbrook, John F.
Official papers relating to career in U.S. Naval Reserve Fleet, 1916-1923; correspondence relating to his employment as an electrical engineer with Westington House Corporation, 1902-1917; drawings of Mark VI Mine, 1923.
Eccles, Henry E.
Correspondence of Rear Admiral Eccles regarding Advance Base Operations, naval matters, 1916-1986; Speeches on naval logistics and strategy, 1943-1983; Subject Files on Asiatic Fleet, CINCNELM, CINCSOUTH, Industrial College of the Americas, Star Wars, 1941-1986;
Photograph album and newspaper clippings of the ship's launching, July 19, 1942; Letter to Mrs. Edward Brayton, widow of Lieutenant Commander Walter A. Edwards for whom the ship was named.
Emmons, George F.
Two copies of Rear Admiral Emmons's The Navy of the United States, 1778-1853; Journal of cruise in USS Ossippee transporting commissioners to Sitka, Alaska; Journal of cruise on board USS Ohio and USS Warren off coast of Mexico and California, 1847-1849; Copybook of letters sent and received, 1828-1849.
Fahy, Edward J.
Papers of Rear Admiral Fahy include correspondence and memoranda, 1936-1972; Naval Orders, 1933-1958; Speeches, 1946-1967; Published reports, 1918-1971
Fletcher, Frank J.
Papers of Admiral Fletcher include photocopies of official and unofficial correspondence, memoranda, and telegrams sent to and received by Admiral Fletcher and his wife, 1930-1946; War communiques on the Battle of Coral Sea, 1942.
Gamble, Philip L.
Correspondence, imprints, photographs, lectures, etc. pertaining to his career as Professor of Economics at the Naval War College.
German Federal Navy
Photographs of ships of the German Federal Navy,
Gimber, Stephen H.
Papers of Captain Gimber include biographical information, the Manitowoc Shipyard newspaper, map of war patrol of USS Rasher; and miscellaneous correspondence, 1935-1992
Green, Joseph F.
Official correspondence of Read Admiral Green includes letters sent to Captain J. Blackely Creighton, commanding officer of USS Worchester, regarding court martials, discharges, transfer of personnel, prisoners, orders and reports, 1972-1873.
Grubaugh, Evelyn M.
Memoir of her naval service in the WAVES, newspaper clippings, ration card; imprints, including Havelock, November-December 1945; WAVES songbook and jokebook; photographs,
Grunawalt, Richard J.
Correspondence of Captain Grunawalt; writings; lectures and speeches, Ocean law and Policy Research Department Materials, 1988.
Gunn, Frederick A.
Correspondence of Rear Admiral Gunn, 1961-1995; Naval career photographs; Imprint of history of USS Scabbardfish (SS-397); cassette tapes of memorial service and burial at sea and written tribute, 1994.
Hartmann, Frederick H.
Academic and administrative files of Professor Hartmann include lectures, reports and syllabi regarding Naval War College programs pertaining to military education topics, President's files, College curriculum and professional conferences and associations, 1975-1986.
Hartnett, Vincent W.
Correspondence, 1945; They Call It Pacific by Clark Lee, 1943; Photographs, Map of Guadalcanal.
1 box and 1 folio
Hattendorf, John B.
Publications of Rear Admiral Stephen B. Luce, USN, 1827-1917 collected and compiled for The Writings of Stephen B. Luce, (1974) Monograph No. 1 of the Naval War College Historical Monograph Series; Research source materials, notes and copies of documents used in writing The Evolution of the Maritime Strategy, 1977-1989. Copies of published writings.
Hawthorne, Mary E.
Papers of Commander Hawthorne, USNR include subject files on WAVES, newsletters, 1944-1945; Photograph album and scrapbook, 1944-1970; Citations, imprints, pamphlets, and newspapers, 1944-1986.
Hay, Richard R.
Papers of Captain Hay include reminiscences of World War II by Hay, Commander Richard E. Bennink, and Robert Owen on the war records of USS Marblehead (CL-12); General MacArthur's departure from the Philippines, The Battle of Leyte Gulf
Hayward, John T.
Papers of Vice Admiral Hayward include correspondence, 1936-1994; Speeches, 1940-1993; Published writings; Unpublished writings, journal entries, poems, articles, and aviation logs; Military papers; Newspapers, Career photographs
Heneberger, Harry B.
Papers of Captain Heneberger include Subject files on sinking of USS Quincy (CA-39) on August 9, 1942 at Battle of Savo Island; correspondence, 1942, 1960; Naval War College thesis, 1948; Photographs of International Air Races, 1923 and surrender of Japanese at Tokyo Bay, September 2, 1945; Newspaper clippings on sinking of Quincy and Japanese surrender.
Hewitt, Henry K.
Correspondence relating to personal and official life of Admiral Henry Hewitt, USN, includes autographed leather-bound volume of Franklin D. Roosevelt's speeches, 1936; Lucky Bag, 1907; Midshipman's notebook, memoirs of his naval career; Photographs of family and career include photographs of Operation Torch, 1942.
Hill, Lloyd F.
Correspondence sent to friend, Wesley Smith by Hill serving in the U.S. Navy and Arthur C. Abrams, serving in the U.S. Naval Reserves, March 13-June 22, 1918 regarding training at Camp Upton, NY, at Philadelphia Naval Yard and assignment to USS Ossippee, 1918.
Letters sent by Ethan Allen Hitchcock, U.S. Ambassador to the Imperial Russian Court and by his family members from St. Petersburg
Honan, William H.
Research source material used in writing biography of Hector C. Bywater, Visions of Infamy. It includes newspaper clippings, correspondence, reports, drafts, articles, attache reports, maps, monographs, and translations covering inter-war U.S. and Japanese navies, The British Secret Service and the 1934 London Naval Conference.
Howe, Walter B.
Includes Correspondence, speeches, newspaper clippings and press releases retarding the observance of Navy Day and the Navy League, 1922-1941; Subjects files of the Roberts Pearl Harbor Commission, 1941-1942 includes reports, correspondence and first hard accounts of observers of the attack on Pearl Harbor; Subject Files on Inter-American Escadrille, 1940-1941; Folio maps of China and Japan from Admiral Matthew Perry's cruise, 1853-1854; Speeches on naval topics, 1926-1931; Subject files on Washington Conference, 1922, naval parity and the British-Franco-Italian Naval Agreement, 1931.
Letter from Commanding Officer, USTB Biddle regarding collision with yacht Moose; Report to investing board on incident.
Hudson, Manley O.
Correspondence and writings of Professor Hudson; Studies of international law at the Naval War College
Papers of Rear Admiral Hull include briefing books, notebooks regarding visits to Vietnam, Guam, Thailand and Japan; Photographs of visit to USS Proteus (AS-19), 1965; Folio maps and charts of Vietnam, 1965-1967.
1 box and folio items
Hurlburt, Jay S.
Correspondence and memoranda of Captain Hurlburt, USN, on Naval War Gaming, Strawman War Gaming Course and Strategic Studies Groups, 1982-1987.
Innes, Walter D.
Papers of Rear Admiral Innis, USN, includes: Technical reports and papers on logistics and aeronautical matters, undated-1974; Correspondence, letters sent and received, 1938-1991; Naval War College thesis, 1947, Photograph album of his naval career.
Irving, Ronald K.
Papers of Captain Irving, USN, include biographical information and subject files on his career: Commanding Officer of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 23, 1943-1944; Commanding Officer of USS Stormes, 1947-1949; Commanding Officer USS Wyandot, 1958-1959; Operation Deep Freeze IV;
Jackson, David H.
Papers of Rear Admiral Jackson, USN, include biographical materials; official naval correspondence, 1947-1974; personal letters sent and received, 1970-1993; Sermons, 1970-1993; career photographs and photograph albums, 1943-1994.
Kalber, William L.
Papers of Rear Admiral Kabler, USN, includes his official correspondence, 1949-1955; personal correspondence, 1961-1990; service record; subject files on USS Heron, Kearsage, and Rendova, 1941-1953; Citations and Naval War College items, 1929-1990.
Kalbfus, Edward C.
Papers of Admiral Kalbfus, USN, contain his official and personal correspondence, 1942-1954; writings entitled "The Development of the Naval Command Structure, 1898-1945," career photographs, newspaper clipping regarding his career and USS Iowa (SS-61), 1942-1947.
2 boxes and 1 folio
Correspondence, subject files and writing as State Department Advisor to President of the Naval War College
Letter from President Theodore Roosevelt, 1911; Photographs of King, ships and submarines of U.S. 1890-1975
Papers of Rear Admiral Knoll, USN include biographical data; correspondence and memoranda regarding organization of the Defense Department, 1946-1961; Published and unpublished writings 1936-1980; Speeches, 1960-1988; Intelligence Report on Sixteenth Naval District and "Stalin's Answers to Werth" prepared for the Military Staff Committee, 1946' and Arms of the Soviet Union, 1948; Report on Philippine Camapaign, 1940-1942; Intelligence Report on Sixteenth Naval District, 1942; Radio Broadcast, 1942; Photographs; Miscellaneous writings and newspaper clippings.
Papers of Rear Admiral Kurth, USN, include correspondence, and subject files on Joint Professional Military Education, Naval War College Review, Naval War College graduation, promotions, daily schedule, etc. during his Naval War College presidency, 1987-1990.
Correspondence sent to parents and friend by sailor who sounded reveille at Great Lakes Naval Training Station, IL describing naval training at Great Lakes Naval Training Station, IL and at Treasure Island, CA, 1944-1945. Bugle Corps, daily life.
Papers of Rear Admiral Laning include correspondence, pamphlets, diagrams and subject files regarding the establishment of Combat Information Centers in destroyers during World War II and correspondence regarding publication of an article, 1942-1948.
Papers of Admiral Laning, USN contain correspondence; speeches, 1890-1937; Journal of USS Modnadnock, 1898; drafts of his autobiography, "An Admiral's Yarn", photographs, newspaper clippings, 1897-1939 treating his naval career.
6 boxes and 1 folio
Layton, Edwin T.
Papers of Rear Admiral Layton, USN, contain correspondence regarding his Naval Institute oral history and Naval War College Chair of Intelligence, 1970-1975; Miscellany, including yearbook, Japanese texts, maps and charts, U.S. Navy commissions, and photographs, 1924-1984; source materials used by him in writing And I Was There, including published volumes of Japanese War Series, Senshi Sosho, 1967-1975, Pacific Mobile Radio Intelligence Unit Reports, q942-1945, Books, Japanese monographs, military intelligence pamphlets, magazines, oral histories and maps; unpublished materials include SRH histories, 1942-1947, Japanese Naval Radio Intelligence Summaries, 1942-1945; Translations of Japanese Naval Messages, 1941-1942; Translations of Japanese War History, 1942-1944; photographs, Pacific Mobile Radio Intelligence Unit Reports, 1942-1945
52 boxes and folio items
Letters sent to his family during active duty of Chief Petty Officer in U.S. Navy, 1905-1908; and as Lieutenant in Army in France and Germany during World War I, 1917-1919; Letters describe service on board USS Ranger, USS Elcano and USS Galveston in the Pacific
Little, William M.
Personal correspondence of Captain Little, USN; subject files relate to career reinstatement, Colombian Historical Exposition, Rhode Island Naval Battalion, Naval War College, 1892-1914, Published and unpublished writing and naval War College lectures on naval war gaming, 1895-1913; Translations of articles, 1902-1913; Letterpress books, 1891-1895, relating chiefly to the Colombian Historical Exposition; Photograph album; Personnel correspondence of Major General Louis McCarty Little, (son), 1936-1939; Correspondence course materials of Rear Admiral Julian Boit, (grandson), 1920-1921
Memoranda, sketches, drawings, research papers, and photographs of model of a "Free World Frigate" designed by Loeser and intended for use as an escort vessel by allied navies, 1967-1971.
Luce, Stephen B.
Correspondence of Rear Admiral Luce, USN
Magruder, C. W.
Papers of Commodore Magruder include correspondence, newspaper accounts of the sinking of USS Ticonderoga, 1918-1947; War diaries of USS Preston, 1917 and USS Lansdale, 1918-1919.
A collection of research source material on Rear Admiral French E. Chadwick for published work, French Ensor Chadwick, Letter and papers, 1981.
Maguire, Mary V.
Official Navy memoranda regarding WAVES service in World War II, 1943 -1954; Subject files on Eastern Sea Frontier WAVES Reunion, New York City, 1982 organized by her; Photographs of WAVES, 1943-1945 and WAVES reunion, 1982-1983, Miscellany.
Mahan, Alfred T.
Letters to members of his family by Rear Admiral Mahan, 1884-1896. Letters to Sir John K. Laughton, 1893-1914, Journal kept on board USS Iroquois, Asiatic Squadron, 1868-1869; Research notes, Indexes to diary and scrapbook of materials relating to Spanish American War kept by Berkeley C. Quill, 1868-1914;
Mahan, Alfred T.
Papers of Rear Admiral Mahan, USN contain research source materials collected for publication, Letters and Papers of Alfred Thayer Mahan; Copies of unpublished Mahan letters, 1864-1914; Copies of letters from Mahan children; Diary kept on board USS Iroquois and USS Aroostock, 1868-1869, Copy of diary of Charles O'Neill in USS Wasp, 1874-1875; copies of court martial proceeding in which Mahan participated, 1868-1895; copy of scrapbook kept by British publishers, 1894; copies of footnotes and reels of microfilm, 1789-1967.
Photographs of the raising of USS Maine; Diary of J. Reese Brown, 1910-1911, who was a member of the engineering crew
Marchand, John B.
Papers of Captain Marchand, USN include journals of cruises to Mediterranean, South America, Far East, and along the east and west coasts of the United States, 1834-1860; Journals of cruises in South Atlantic Blockading Squadron and Gulf Coast Blockading Squadron, 1861-1864; copies of official letters sent, 1841-1874, Navy signal books, 1840-1860.
Matthews, Wade H. B.
Correspondence; Curriculum vita; electives course materials, Intelligence research reports, performance evaluations as State Department Advisor to the President of the Naval War College.
U.S. Navy commissions and appointments as Boatswain, Chief Boatswain, and Lieutenant
McCauley, Charles S.
Papers of Commodore McCauley contain letter book of official correspondence, 1850-1859 of squadron commander; journal of Commander Home Squadron, April 6- June 18, 1855; Letters received regarding his naval career discuss conditions in Chile when he was Commanding Officer, Pacific Squadron.
Official correspondence of Rear Admiral McCrea, USN, 1955-1982; Writings; Newspaper clippings, Photographs
McIlroy, Doris S.
Official correspondence regarding WAVES service, notice of separation and discharge certificate, 1945-1946; Photographs of WAVES at U.S. Naval Training Station, Cedar Falls, Iowa, New York City and Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1943-1945; Training Bulletin from U.S. Naval Training Station, Cedar Falls, Iowa, Pamphlets and brochures from WAVES National Conventions, 1958-1992, Newspaper Clippings of WAVES, 1943-1990.
McNeill, John H.
Correspondence, published articles, speeches, course materials of Professor McNeill for Naval War College and Georgetown University Law Center
McNulty, James F.
Papers of Captain McNulty, USN, include correspondence, 1959-1976; speeches written for Vice Admiral Richard G. Colbert, 1969-1972, Admiral Elmo Zumwalt, 1970-1974; writings on U.S. and Soviet Sea Power, U.S. Naval presence, 1970 International Sea Power Symposium, Naval War College missions and objectives, mooring and towing procedures, Sea Grant Colleges, 1962-1975; Notebooks; Photographs
Melville Community Association
Srapbooks containing newspaper clippings, notices and photographs of Melville Community Center activities, 1965-1973; Minutes of meetings, 1971-1974
Miles, Wilma S.
The collection includes correspondence and reports of her husband, Vice Admiral Milton E. Miles, 1922-1939; Autobiography, 1971; Tapes of interviews with her husband for film on Sino-American Cooperative Organization (SACO), 1943-1945; three films on SACO.
Militargeographische Intelligence Studies
Folio maps and texts of maps, pictures and descriptions of places in England and Ireland in preparation for the proposed German invasion of Great Britain planned for 1940.
Miller, August C.
Correspondence, 1958-1982, Notes and briefs, 1957-1971; Lectures, speeches, and addresses, updated-1972; Articles, educational materials; lecture transparencies, 1956-1982 used by Professor Miller.
Miller, Edwin S.
Papers of Rear Admiral Miller contain biographical information; Official correspondence, 1932-1968 discuss his Navy career and include information on Sino-Japanese War, World War II in the Pacific, Occupation of Japan, Atomic bombing testing in the Pacific and the Vietnam War, as well as Sixth Fleet, 1958-1963.
Minkler, Chester T.
Chester T. Minkler was an ordnance engineer at the Naval Torpedo Station at Newport, Rhode Island. Materials relating to his torpedo, mine, and depth charge experimentation and inventions at the Naval Torpedo Station, Newport, Rhode Island, 1917-1952.
The collection includes letters, journals, diaries, scrapbooks, certificates, and diplomas of naval officers and enlisted rates from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Includes materials regarding his reserve duty from 1942-1954: Extracts from action reports from USS Langley; Miscellany
Moore, Charles J.
Rear Admiral Moore's correspondence with Admiral Raymond Spruance, USN, 1944-1963.
0.5 box and 5 volumes
Moran, Henry G.
Papers of Rear Admiral Moran include biographical data; naval career documents, fitness reports, 1923-1958; official correspondence, 1949-1950; personal correspondence, 1939-1982; writings, 1945; Photographs; newspaper clippings, 1923-1988.
Papers of Commander Morris include order book; Abstract log containing wind, weather, and climatic data; Morning order book from USS Ossipee, 1871-1881; Photographs; imprints, pamphlets
Mullin, William L.
Correspondence of Lieutenant Mullin, USNR, Intelligence reports, 1944-1945; Books,; Photographs of U.S. and British ships; Charts and Maps of Southeast Asia; Card file of foreign ships, 1943-1949.
7 boxes, 4 volumes, and 2 card file boxes
Murphy, John F.
Correspondence, 1979-1981; Speeches, 1980-1981; Curriculum, 1980-1981 during his tenure as Charles H. Stockton Professor of International Law at the Naval War College
Murphy, Timothy F.
Includes letters describing his Civil War service in the U.S. Army and U.S, Navy, February 21, 1864-May 17, 1865. He participated in the Battle of Mobile Bay and served in the Blockading Squadron off Georgia coast.
Research materials used in writing Battleship at War; history of USS Washington (BB-56). Materials include correspondence with officers and men who served on board Washington
Naval Torpedo Station, Newport, Rhode Island
Papers, 1915. 1937-1939
Photographs,1915; Training manuals, 1937-1939
Nelson, Valentine S.
Naval orders covering the career of Commodore Nelson from 1877-1910
O'Connor, Raymond G.
Papers of Professor O'Connor include: Correspondence with Rear Admiral Edwin T. Layton, 1974-1984, Prospectus and copy of Whitehat/Bluejacket: An American Sailor in Peace and War, an account of O'Connor's career in the U.S. Navy; typescripts of "Origins of the American Navy: Sea Power in the Colonies and New Nation;" Book, Powers of the President in Foreign Affairs, 1945-1965; Notes for college courses taught at the Naval War College, 1975-1994
O'Kane, Richard H.
Papers of Rear Admiral O'Kane include biographical information; Correspondence received regarding his books, Clear the Bridge! and Wahoo; Diary of his Midshipmen cruise, 1931; Subject files on USS Tang andWahoo; patents for inventions, 1964-1970; Miscellany, 1949-1993.
Correspondence regarding purveying and provision of U.S. Navy ships and other naval matters, 1919-1978; Correspondence received from Captain G. J. Rowcliff and Rear Admiral C. E. Weakley, 1933-1975; Recollection of cruise on board USS Yosemite, 1958; Miscellany connected with his connection with naval activities in Newport, Rhode Island, 1945-1990.
The Oral History Collection includes reminiscences of naval officers and WAVES by Columbia University, the U.S. Naval Institute, and the Naval War College.
Parks, W. Hays
Correspondence, subject files and writings of Professor Parks, who was the Charles H. Stockton Chairholder in International Law at the Naval War College.
Pemstein, Bernard L.
Correspondence sent from U.S. Naval Training Station, Newport, Rhode Island, July 1943-August 1943 and from the U.S. Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, Virginia, September 1943.
Perry, Alexander J.
Correspondence sent to Perry and family members 1793-1913
Peter Tare, Inc.
Correspondence, 1946-1996; Newsletters, 1948-1995; Rosters and directories, 1947-1994; Photographs of PT Reunions, 1972-1974; Records of PT Boats, Inc, Memphis, Tennessee; 1968-1972
Peterson, George E.
Papers of Rear Admiral Peterson include correspondence, 1950, 1954-1956; citations and commendations, 1943-1989; North Pole Expedition materials, 1950-1951; photographs
Pickering, Charles F.
Letters of a Navy enlisted man to his parents during World War II from Norfolk, Virginia and from the USS Refuge, (AH-11) in Europe and in the South Pacific
Pouliot, Gabrielle C.
Imprints include "A Short History of the U.S. Naval Training School (WR), Bronx, NY" and "Our Days at U.S. Naval Training School, Bronx, NY"; Photographs; Miscellany, including WAVES songbook and prayer
Pratt, William V.
Papers of Admiral Pratt include correspondence from 1903-1957; official Navy orders, reports and memoranda, 1915-1941; unpublished writings and speeches, 1920-1957; Correspondence of Mrs. Pratt, 1922-1963; Washington Naval Conference, 1920-1921; Proceedings of the Senate Investigative Committee on the Navy Department, 1920; Studies and reports on international disarmament and the China question, 1920-1931
Quonset Point-Davisville Naval Officers Wives Club
Newspaper clippings, photographs, and memorabilia of the club's activities at Quonset Point, Naval Air Station, Construction Battalion Center, Davisville, Rhode Island
Robertson, Horace B.
Personal files and correspondence of Professor Robertson at the Naval War College. Includes writings on international law, foreign relations, Persian Gulf War and Just War.
Rodgers Jr., James L.
His letters from Navy Pre-Flight School, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1942-1943; Letters from Camp Endicott, Davisville, Rhode Island regarding Anti-Aircraft School, Newport, Rhode Island.
Papers of Captain Roenigk, USN, contain his naval orders, memoranda, correspondence, photographs, 1930-1977 and include his attendance at the Naval War College, 1948-1951 and 1955-1956; Scrapbooks and photograph albums of his career, 1935-1961.
Rogers, Fred F.
Papers of Captain Rogers, USN contain writing and speeches on Japan in 1930s, lectures, and miscellany including newspaper clippings, phone directories, yearbooks, and photograph albums.
Rosinski, Herbert F.
Personal and career items of Professor Rosinski; Correspondence from 1948-1985; Published and unpublished writings, 1930-1977
Rubin, Alfred P.
Correspondence dealing with matters of international law when Rubin was Charles H. Stockton Chairholder in international Law at the Naval War College.
Research source materials collected by Captain Russel, USN for a prospective dissertation on Rear Admiral Stephen B. Luce
Civil War family correspondence.
Scheck, Jane L.
Correspondence during her service in the WAVES, 1944-1946; Photographs; Promotion certificates to Ensign and Lieutenant (JG).
Schonland, Herbert E.
Rear Admiral Schonland's correspondence including the naming of Schonland Hall, Surface Warfare School, Newport, Rhode Island, 1945-1985; Citation for Medal of Honor
Schratz, Paul R.
Writings of Captain Schratz, USN, include drafts of Submarine Commander, drafts of edited work, The Evolution of the American Military Establishment Since WW II; Notes on military topics, including Continental and Maritime Philosophies in Modern War, World War I, course and resource notes; Correspondence , 1968-1988.
Collection of papers of Captain Arnold J. Isbell, USN, include Presidential Citation commending USS Card for World War II operations in Atlantic
A collection of research source materials on Rear Admiral Alfred T. Mahan.
Logs of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 31, 1944-1945 and Motor Torpedo Boat Squadrons 2, 3, and 6, 1942-1943, PT Songs; Imprints including several Motor Torpedo Boat Tactical Bulletins and Manuals.
Semmes, Benedict J.
Papers of Vice Admiral Semmes include personal and official correspondence, 1931-1987; Speeches, undated-1972; Writings, including articles by Mrs. Semmes, 1958-1973; Miscellany, including photographs, newspaper clippings, 1944-1987
Papers of Rear Admiral Service include correspondence regarding Naval War College curriculum, conferences, and administrative matters, 1982-1985 from his presidency of the Naval War College, 1982-1984.
Shaw, James C.
Papers of Rear Admiral Shaw include personal and official correspondence, 1939-1975; Journals, notebooks and diaries, 1935-1949; Speeches; Writings, including published and unpublished novels, short stories and articles, 1947-1979; Draft of film scrips for "The Caine Mutiny," "Midway" and the "The Jarvis Story"; Subject files on naval topics.
Papers of Rear Admiral Shelley include photograph albums and imprints of USS Wyoming during World War I and after and photograph albums and memorabilia commemorating the cruise of the fleet to Australia, New Zealand, and the South Seas, 1924-1925.
Sherman, Forrest P.
Papers of Admiral Sherman include correspondence, and information about his death in Naples, Italy, July 1951.
Simpson, Benjamin M.
A collection of research source material on Admiral Harold Stark for his biography, Admiral Harold R. Stark, Architect of Victory, 1939-1945 includes copies of Stark's correspondence, interviews, Simpson's dissertation, Commander Naval Forces Europe Administrative History; Research source material for Sailors and Scholars, The Centennial History of the Naval War College.
Sims, William S.
Papers of Admiral Sims include personal letters, 1882-1925 that comments on politics, rebellions in Caribbean, Sino-Japanese War, position as Naval Attache in Paris; World War I assignment as Command Officer, Naval Forces, European Waters, London, England, 1917-1978.
Slonim, Gilven M.
Papers of Captain Slonim include Ph.D. dissertation; Speeches on World Ocean, Pearl Harbor; Miscellaneous letters and excerpts from the Congressional Record, 1983-1998.
Smith, Edith L.
Imprints, include "A Short History of the U.S. Naval Training School (WR), Bronx, NY"; article, "Making WAVES in the Bronx"; The Story of the U.S. Naval Training School (WR) at Hunter College in Journal of the Bronx County Historical Society; "Women in RI History: Making a Difference"; work schedules and discharge papers, 1945
Smith, Mary T.
Correspondence from on board ships in Pacific
Smith, Norma G.
Photographs of VJ Parade in Sonolulu, Hawaii; photographs of nurses and patients at Newport Naval Hospital, 1945; Imprints of Base Eight Hospital, Honolulu, 1945; Resume of service in Navy Nurse Corps, 1944-1945.
Smith, Roy Campbell.
Papers of Captain Smith include correspondence with his wife, 1888-1928; Official correspondence, 1876-1929; Speeches include speeches as Governor of Guam, 1908-1928; Subject files on Aztec Club, Society of the Cincinnati; Guam Naval Station; Miscellany.
Smith, Roy Commander.
Papers of Commander Smith contain his Naval War College theses; Naval War College curriculum materials include solutions in International Law, Operations and Tactical Problems, 1933-1934; Correspondence sent to his mother from Pacific area, 1925-1927; Photographs.
Snyder, Charles P.
Papers of Admiral Snyder contain his official Navy correspondence, 1896-1947; personal correspondence, 1092-1953; Writings including his Naval War College theses on Policy and Command, 1923-1938; Scrapbook of clippings of Admiral George Dewey and the Battle of Manila Bay, 1898. Naval papers, including ships rosters, Fleet Exercises, ships newspapers, 1910-1946
Snyder, Frank M.
Papers of Captain Snyder contain articles and book reviews, 1972-1992; Published books; Speeches prepared for Admiral Arleigh Burke, 1960-1961; Command and Control System Architecture, 1976-1986; Research source material on USS Liberty, 1967, Newport Naval Base, Battle of the Atlantic, Victoria and Camperdown, Battle of Santiago Bay, Battle of Midway.
Spruance, Raymond A.
Papers of Admiral Spruance contain personal correspondence, 1944-1968; Official Navy messages sent and received, 1906-1950; Personal correspondence of Commander, Fifth Fleet, August 1943-December 1944; Material on the Battle of Midway; Speeches, 1944-1960; Scrapbooks and mementos
11 boxes, 5 volumes, a oversize folder
Stanley, Joseph W.
Personal and official correspondence, 1910-1953, Naval pamphlets treating Mark guns and torpedoes, 1898-1947; Journals and notebooks on guns, mines and torpedoes, 1901-1920; Subject files on the torpedo, 1921-1927; Blueprints, Photographs of ships and naval personnel, 1900-1910
Official correspondence of Rear Admiral Stark during his Naval War College presidency, 1995-1998
Photographs of surrender of Vice Admiral Kamada, Miscellany including instructions for rescue of downed aviators, 1945.
Stockdale, James B.
Papers of Vice Admiral Stockdale contain correspondence, speeches, magazine and newspaper articles, tape recording of prison experience, and summary account of confinements as prisoner of war, September 9, 1965-February 12, 1973.
Stockton, Charles H.
Papers of Rear Admiral Stockton contain his correspondence regarding his naval career and the Naval War College, 1866-1908; Holograph reminiscences, 1866; Personal Diary, 1904, Journals of ship's cruises in USS Thetis and USS Yorktown and USS Kentucky, 1889-1902; Published books; Miscellany including photographs and newspaper clippings, 1886-1936; Diary of Mrs. Stockton, London, England, 1903, 1905.
Stoddard, William W.
Correspondence regarding his career as master machinist, Steam Engineering Department, Brooklyn Navy Yard; Miscellany including notebook, marine engineers exam and questions.
Storer, Horatio R.
Correspondence and pictures of prominent U.S. Naval officers; Prints from periodicals depicting the significant historical events in which they achieved fame.
Strasser, Joseph C.
Papers of Rear Admiral Strasser contain correspondence from his Naval War College presidency, 1990-1994 and his prior assignment; Speeches, 1988-1994; Subject Files, 1990-1991; Photographs
Certificate of crossing the equator in USS Colorado, 1908; Map of cruise of USS Colorado.
4 items and 1 folio
Taussig, Joseph K.
Papers of Vice Admiral Taussig contain his personal correspondence, 1994-1933; Official correspondence regarding naval matters, 1901-1927 and letters sent and received regarding testimony before U.S. Senate Committee on the possibility of war with Japan, 1940; Diaries and journals from USS Wadsworth, 1917, USS Little, 1918 and USS Trenton, 1926-27; Unpublished manuscript, "The Queenstown Patrol" by Paul Ryan; Photographs; Subject files on the commissioning of USS J. K. Taussig (DE-1030), Admiral Edward D. Taussig and the U.S. flag on Wake Island, 1898; Books on Naval Songs; Miscellany, certificates, 1899-1967, newspaper clippings, 1895-1950.
14 boxes and folio items
Thomas, Charles M.
Papers of Rear Admiral Thomas contain holograph of U.S. Naval Academy notebook, 1862; cruise journals in USS Shenandoah, 1865-1866; General and Special Navy Department Orders issued after 1905; Navigation and Nautical Astronomy, 1863
Thompson, Charles P.
Paymaster's records kept on board USS Kenosha, USS Plymouth, USS Congress, USS Lancaster, and USS Trenton, 1869-1887 consisting of dates of arrival and departure, ports visited, distances traveled, days at sea, etc.; memoranda on ship's expenses, pay and personal matters and accounts, 1883-1893.
Trotter, Thomas K.
Papers relating to Fleet Admiral Nimitz by Commander Trotter who was the Admiral's aide for that period; Much of the material deals with Nimitz's last days and the arrangements for his funeral.
Papers of Rear Admiral Umsted contain his official correspondence, 1920-1951; Personal correspondence, 1908-1971; Correspondence and travel writings of his mother Mrs. Katherine Scott Umsted, 1904-1934.
U.S. Naval Air Station Quonset Point, Rhode Island
Historical files of the public affairs office.
U.S. Naval Base Newport, Rhode Island
Historical subject files pertaining to administrative matters, base activities and command facilities, 1942-1969; Presidential visits of Eisenhower and Kennedy, 157-1958, and 1960-1961; German Submarine survivor burial, 1959-1960; War Diaries, 1942-1946;
U.S. Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island
Correspondence and subject files pertaining to administration and mission of the Naval Training Station and Naval Station, 1885-1974; Historical files of USS Constitution, USS Constellation, visits of Presidents F.D. Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Nixon, Naval Air Station, Naval Torpedo Station, Naval Operating Base, and Goat Island, 1885-1963; Command histories, 1958-1974; War Diaries, 1941-1943; Publications including Our Naval Apprentice, Newport Recruit and Newport Navalog; Photograph albums of the Naval Base, Naval Station, recruit training, 1890-1963.
27 boxes and 1 book
U.S. Naval Torpdeo Station
Pamphlets on Bliss-Leavitt and Whitehead Torpedoes and Cliss-Leavitt Gyro Gear, 1906-1911; Booklets for Supervisory Training course and Principles of Foremanship, 1932-1933.
U.S. Naval Women Officers' School Newport, Rhode Island
Historical subject files including correspondence, calendar of events, chronologies, and booklets regarding the development, organization and administration of the Women Officers School, 1961-1973; Photographs of Nurse Corps Officer and graduates of the Women Officers School, 1948; Extracts of U.S. Navy Uniform Regulations, 1913, with uniform sketches; The Women Officers School was disestablished and consolidated with Officer Candidate School in June 1973.
U.S. Navy, Bureau of Construction and Repair
Construction sketches done by Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine for U.S. Navy torpedo boats Dahlgren and T.A.M. Craven, 1898, 1899; Construction sketches by Wolff and Zwicker Iron Works, Portland, Oregon for U.S. Navy torpedo boats, Davis and Goldsborough, 1898.
4 folio drawings
VanBenschoten, George W.
Holograph account of his service in submarine tender USS Charles Whittmore (SLP) in World War I; Naval orders, 1917-1922.
Veltman, Ronald H.
Subject files on USS Hornet (CV-8) in which he served as Pharmacist's Mate, including ship's history, list of ship's company and Air Group 8; Report on Battle of Santa Cruz, Photographs; Tape recordings by Veltman on history of Hornet and 1942.
Wadleigh, George H.
Papers of Rear Admiral Wadleigh contain official naval orders, letters of appointment, and commendations relating to his naval career, 1860-1899.
Wadsworth, John W.
Correspondence sent from USS Plymouth, June-September 1858 to his family describing life on board the ship and on ashore in the Caribbean.
Correspondence of World War II experiences at Camp Endicott, Davisville, Rhode Island, the South Pacific and San Francisco, California, 1942-1944; Newspapers from Camp Endicott, 1942 and Noumea, New Caledonia, 1942.
0.5 box and one folio
Official correspondence of Lieutenant Commander Wait, 1926-1935; Naval war College course materials, 1922-1929; Signal Log Books from Atlantic Fleet, 1943-1945; Diaries of Mrs. Wait, 1902-1929.
Copies of WAVE discharge and separation papers, 1946; Newspaper, Naval Air Station, Atlanta, 1944; Navy Prayer Book; Photographs of WAVE Regiment, Hunter College.
Correspondence regarding his assignment as holder of Charles H. Stockton Chair of International Law, 1992-1993; Copies of papers on Maritime Neutrality, Integration and Disintegration in Europe, Federal Rules on Civil Procedure in Transnational Law.
Weaver, Charles W.
Operational Log kept for Vice Admiral Robert L. Ghormley describing the Guadalcanal Operation, August 1 - November 13, 1942; Copy of letter from Ghormley indicating the value of this log; Letter from Admiral Richmond K. Turner; Newspaper clippings on 25th anniversary of the invasion of Saipan, and his retirement after a 42 year newspaper career in 1971; Reminiscences of invasion of Saipan and World War II naval leaders.
5 items and 1 folio
Webber, S. Gilbert
Correspondence of Dr. Webber with his fiancee, February 15-November 13, 1862; He was a naval surgeon stationed at the Boston Navy Yard and on board USS Ohio during the Civil War.
Welch, Edward F.
Papers of Rear Admiral Welch contain subject files on foreign and domestic trips taken, strategic studies group, war gaming, Soviet Affairs 1978-1981, Naval War College Foundation, 1975-1977, Rochambeau Celebration, 1980, U.S. Commission on Peace and Conflict Resolution, 1980; Speeches, 1979-1982.
Wellings, Joseph H.
Papers of Rear Admiral Wellings contain personal and official correspondence; Naval Orders; Memoranda and messages regarding base negotiations with the West Indies Federation; Staff correspondence as Commanding Officer, First Naval District; Naval and business correspondence in retirement, 1925-1986; Speeches and writings, including "On Her Majesties Service," reminiscences as observer of the British Home Fleet and witness to sinking of Bismarck, 1934-1975; Subject Files, including career related material on Strolling and service as Naval Attache in London and Bismarck sinking, 1921-1964; Miscellany.
Weschler, Thomas R.
Papers of Vice Admiral Weschler contain: Personal and career correspondence, 1935-1988; Published and unpublished writings, 1950-1985; Subject Files concerning naval career assignments and post-retirement; Naval War College academic positions, 1955-1988; Biographical and personal papers, 1935-1975; Speeches and articles by naval officers and politic figures.
Papers of Professor West include correspondence, research source materials, interviews, commentary by Admiral H. Kent Hewitt; final draft for an unpublished book, "A History of Amphibious Warfard: From the Age of Sail to Inchon."
White, Albert F.
Papers of Rear Admiral White contain naval orders, citations, and marilgrams.
White, Luisa C.
Correspondence when she was a WAVE at Naval Air Station, Atlanta, Georgia and Link Trainer Instructor at Naval Air Station, Lake City, Florida; Photographs.
Wilde, E. Andrew
Booklets on U.S. destroyers that were lost during World War II that Commander Wilde, USNR compiled. These booklets include photographs, histories, crew lists, memoranda, citations, and battle accounts.
Williams, Arthur P.
Papers of Captain Williams, USNR contain his correspondence, naval orders, citations, newspaper clippings, 1944; World War II Photographs
Williams, L. Jane
Postcards sent and received during her service in the WAVES at Naval Training School (WR), Bronx, New York; U.S. Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and U. S. Naval Hospital, San Diego, California.
Wilson, Eugene E.
Writings, addresses, letters, relating to the U.S. military, naval air power, modern warfare and space exploration.
Wilson, George G.
Letters received from presidents of the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island.
Winslow, Cameron M.
Papers of Commander Winslow, USN, contain copies of mesages, reports, ship's log entries and other items relating to the cutting of the ocean cable at the entrance to the harbor of Cienfuegos, Cuba, 1898-1899; U.S. Naval Academy diploma, commissioning certificates.
Women Officers' School
Wood, Chester C.
Papers of Vice Admiral Wood, USN, include U.S. Navy communications, memoranda relating to assignments and career matters; Letters received, photographs and miscellaneous items; USS Wasp-USS Hobson collision court of inquiry files, April-August 1952; clippings relating to the USS Missouri grounding court of inquiry, February 1950.
Wood, George W.
Correspondence regarding The Acoustical Society of America, 1956-1964; Correspondence regarding Strategic Air Command Atlantic Anti-submarine Research Center, La Spezia, Italy, 1956-1962; Reports, journals, articles, conference proceedings, speeches, and transcripts of conversations treating underwater sound, acoustics, Project Nobska, 1937-1970, Miscellany.
Woodson, Walter B.
Papers of Rear Admiral Woodson, USN contain memoranda and directives of Flag Secretary, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Third Division, Battleship Squadron, 1914-1917; Log of presidential cruise to Dry Tortugas, 1937 and diary kept while naval aide to Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1937-1938; Photograph album of F.D. Roosevelt's cruise through the Panama Canal and the Caribbean, 1934 and 1942; Commemorative twenty-fifth anniversary book of the Class of 1905 and of Round the World Cruise of the Great White Fleet, 1907-1909; Photographs, ciplomas, citations and commissioning certificates, 1900-1942.
Woodson, Walter B.
Papers of Captain Woodson, USN, contain photographs and album of 1963 visit of Brazilian Naval War College staff to the U.S.; correspondence regaring orders to Brazil, 1962; Miscellany.
Worthington, Robert K. R.
Papers of Captain Worthington, USN, include correspondence, including details of Cochino rescue, 1945-1996; War partol logs from USS Balao; Writing, including diary, November 30, 1941-June 1943; Speeches, reports and typed manuscript; Subject files on USS Tusk, Cochino, Silversides, and Tolovana rescues; Photographs; Files of Tusk, Balao and Silversides; Miscellany including rosters, citations, programs; Newspaper clippings.
Wulzen, Donald W.
Papers of Rear Admiral Wulzen, USN contain correspondence, 1945-1966; Letters of commendation and appreciation, 1914-1968; Personal memoirs of naval service entitled "A Sailor's Story; Ports of Call"; Photographs; Certificates, 1937-1985; Citations, 1944-1949; Newspaper clippings, Miscellany, including untitled piece on tradition in the U.S. Navy.