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Nimitz Library
Special Collections and Archives Division
United States Naval Academy
589 McNair Road
Annapolis, MD 21402-5029


Abbot, Joel
Papers, 1815-1855
25 microfilm reels

Alden, Carroll S.
Papers, 1904-1941

Carroll Storrs Alden was a professor at the Naval Academy from 1904 to 1941.

1 box 

Bache, George M.
Papers, 1855-1896

2 boxes 

Brown, Wilson
Papers, 1902-1955

7 boxes 

Buchanan, Franklin
Papers, 1842-1847

Franklin Buchanan was the first Commandant and Superintendent of the Naval Academy.

2 volumes 

Conrad, Robert D.
Papers, 1929-1945

5 feet 

Dahlgren, John A.
Papers, 1955

1 volume 

Dale, Richard
Papers, 1802

1 volume 

DeHaven, Edwin J.
Papers, 1835-1879

2 boxes 

Gallery, Daniel V.
Papers, 1870-1977

90 boxes 

Goddard, Robert H.
Papers, 1921-1943

Rocketry research notebooks of Robert H. Goddard.

23 volumes 

Harmon, George H.
Papers, 1884

Papers of Passed Assistant Surgeon George H. Harmon.

1 volume 

Henley, John D.
Papers, 1808-1812

1 volume 

Humphreys, Samuel
Papers, 1824-1845

Papers of Chief Naval Constructor Samuel Humphreys.

1 volume 

Jones, Richard B.
Papers, 1814-1819

Papers of Richard B. Jones, U.S. Consul at Tripoli.

1 volume and 4 items 

Kimmel, Husband E.
Papers, 1938-1968

35 reels of microfilm 

Knapp, Harry S.
Papers, 1877-1923

1 box 

Michelson, Albert A.
Papers, 1829-1970

Papers of physicist and naval officer Albert Abraham Michelson.

16 feet 

Moffett, William A.
Papers, 1869-1933

6 feet 

Naval Academy Archives

The William W. Jeffries Memorial Archives collects, preserves, and stores the non-current records of the Naval Academy, and provides services for those records. The central core of the holdings constitute Record Group 405, Records of the United States Naval Academy, part of the holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration. Under the terms of a special agreement with the National Archives, the Naval Academy Archives services these and other Federal records generated at the Academy. Within the Archives are stored the non-current records of the following:

  • Academic Advisory Board
  • Academic Board
  • Academic Dean
  • Academic Divisions/Departments
  • Board of Visitors
  • Civilian Faculty Affairs Committee
  • Commandant of Midshipmen
  • Deputy for Management
  • Deputy for Operations
  • Faculty Forum
  • Library
  • Professional Development Division
  • Public Affairs Office
  • Registrar
  • Superintendent

Non-textual records include approximately 25,000 photographs depicting life at the Naval Academy from the 19th century to the present (10,000 available for viewing on a video laser disc); film, videotape, and audio recordings of athletic and other special events; maps illustrating the growth of the Academy; and architectural drawings, including original sketches of architect Ernest Flagg who reconstructed the Academy around the turn of the century. The Archives also houses a large collection of Alumni records containing information on their post-graduate careers. 

Perry, Matthew C.
Papers, 1820

1 volume 

Phoenix, Lloyd
Papers, 1862-1863

1 volume 

Schley, Winfield S.
Papers, 1885-1891

1 volume 

Smith, Erastus W.
Papers, 1850-1881

Papers of Erastus Washington Smith, naval engineer.

2 boxes and 1 package 

Stewart, Charles
Papers, 1843-1855

1 volume 

Vertical File

A collection of miscellaneous items, including biographical and bibliographical materials, clippings, pamphlets, ships’ histories, command histories, and other related items. 

Waddell, James I.
Papers, 1863

James I. Waddell served in the Confederate Navy.

1 volume 

Welch, George E.
Papers, 1862-1865

1 volume 


Woodhouse, Samuel
Papers, 1823-1839

1 volume



Published: Thu Aug 11 11:00:13 EDT 2016