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Extent:
9.5 Linear Feet (20 boxes, 2 slide boxes)
Date range:
1915-1973
Abstract:
The personal papers of Rear Admiral Richard W. Bates (1892-1973) cover the years 1915-1973. He was a commanding officer on many ships in the Navy. His collection consists of correspondence, subject files, writings, speeches, and miscellaneous items. The papers are arranged in four series based on an established file system. They mainly encompass Bates career as a Naval Officer, family, and social life in Newport, as well as other aspects of his career including published and unpublished writings, notes, photographs, slide presentations, and reports.
Repository:
Naval War Collection (U.S.). Naval Historical Collection
Collection call no:
MSC-028
Extent:
4 linear feet
Date range:
1844-1954 (bulk) 1905-1920
Abstract:
This collection consists of letters, photographs, invitations, a wedding gift registry, and other papers relating to the Sims family, particularly Admiral William S. Sims and his wife, Anne Hitchcock Sims. The papers detail the Sims family’s personal life and relationship as well as Admiral Sims’s career in the Navy.
Repository:
Naval War Collection (U.S.). Naval Historical Collection
Collection call no:
MSC-352
Extent:
10.5 linear feet
Date range:
1797-1993 (bulk 1906-1945)
Abstract:
This collection consists of correspondence, logbooks, photographs, publications, and other papers relating to the Sims and Hitchcock families, particularly Admiral William S. Sims, his wife Anne Hitchcock Sims, and her father Ethan Allen Hitchcock. These papers detail the families’ personal lives and relationships as well as the careers of Adm. Sims and Ethan Allen Hitchcock.
Repository:
Naval War Collection (U.S.). Naval Historical Collection
Collection call no:
MSC-354
Extent:
38.5 linear feet (36 archival boxes, 7 half archival boxes, 14 oversize boxes, 6 oversize folders)
Date range:
1783-2013 and undated
Abstract:
This collection consists of single manuscripts items from past NWC presidents, faculty, and staff, as well as other other naval officers and military service members from Rhode Island and the surrounding area. These items include correspondence, journals, reports, certificates, commissions, scrapbooks, and other ephemera that relate to the history of the U.S. Naval War College, the history of navies in the Narragansett Bay region, and the history of naval warfare and strategy.
Repository:
Naval War Collection (U.S.). Naval Historical Collection
Collection call no:
MSC-364

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