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Formal title:
Intelligence and Technical archives
Extent:
111 Linear Feet (166 archival boxes, 1 oversize box)
Date range:
1885-1982 (1910-1940)
Abstract:
The Intelligence and Technical archives are comprised of the records of the Naval War College Classified Library, which in the early years of the twentieth century, was called "The Archives." This record group is composed of three series. Series I is military and technical intelligence; series II, World War Attache reports; and series III, ONI translations of German Naval documents from the period 1933-1945. This record group is a research collection of material retained for permanent reference for Naval War College staff and students in the pursuit of their professional studies.
Repository:
Naval War College (U.S.). Naval War Historical
Collection call no:
RG-08
Formal title:
International Seapower Symposium records
Extent:
17 linear feet (21 half Bankers’s boxes, 2 archival boxes, 1 small oversize box)
Date range:
1969-
Abstract:
The International Seapower Symposium (ISS) is a biennial meeting held at the U.S. Naval War College (NWC), hosted by the Chief of Naval Operations and the President, U.S. Naval War College. This record group consists of correspondence, reports, publications, photographs, audio cassettes, digital media (floppy disks and compact discs, etc), and digital files documenting the organization and proceedings of each symposium.
Repository:
Naval War College (U.S.). Naval Historical Collection
Collection call no:
RG-22
Formal title:
Francis S. Low papers
Extent:
2.1 Linear Feet (1 archival box, 1 half archival box, 1 oversized box, 1 artifact box)
Date range:
1915-2000 (bulk 1915-1963)
Abstract:
This collection contains manuscripts, books, articles, personal writings and items, and photographs primarily documenting Francis S. Low's naval career. Low served in the Navy from 1915-1956, retiring at the rank of Admiral. He specialized in submarine warfare, playing an integral role in anti-U-boat tactics during World War II.
Repository:
Naval War College (U.S.). Naval Historical Collection
Collection call no:
MSC-360
Formal title:
Manuscript Items
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 College (U.S.). Naval Historical Collection
Collection call no:
MSC-364
Formal title:
Stephen McCarthy papers
Extent:
0.2 linear foot
Date range:
1889-1920
Abstract:
Lieutenant Stephen McCarthy (1859-1938) served in the U.S. Navy from 1887 until his retirement in 1923. He retired in Newport, Rhode Island. His papers include naval commissions from various promotions in the U.S. Navy.
Repository:
Naval War College(U.S.). Naval Historical Collection
Collection call no:
MSC-064
Formal title:
NHC collection of The Newport Navalog
Extent:
39 linear feet (47 boxes)
Date range:
1901-2013
Abstract:
Collection consists of issues of the Newport Navalog published by Naval Station Newport.
Repository:
Naval War College (U.S.). Naval Historical Collection
Collection call no:
NC-09
Formal title:
Neil C. Porter papers
Extent:
3.15 linear feet
Date range:
1919-1986 (bulk 1933-1962)
Abstract:
This collection consists of papers detailing Captain Neil C. Porter’s (1913-2015) life and career in the U.S. Navy and at the Naval War College. It also includes the diary of Lieutenant Commander Charles H. Ritt (1890-1965), his father-in-law.
Repository:
Naval War College (U.S.). Naval Historical Collection
Collection call no:
MSC-350
Formal title:
Herbert F. Rosinski papers
Extent:
10 archival boxes
Date range:
1919-1988 (bulk 1940-1962)
Abstract:
The papers of Herbert F. Rosinski, military historian and strategist, consist of personal records, correspondence, published and unpublished writings, lectures, seminars, notes, and outlines. The bulk of the items date from the period between the 1930s and Roskinski's death in 1962, and will be of interest to students of pre and post World War II military affairs, military strategy, and international relations. The collection fully documents Rosinski's personal and public life, both in Europe and America, and was presented to the Naval War College Foundation by Dr. Richard P. Stebbins, a longtime friend and colleague of Rosinski.
Repository:
Naval War College (U.S.). Naval Historical Collection
Collection call no:
MSC-091
Formal title:
Dr. Nathaniel M. Sims collection of Sims and Hitchcock family papers
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 College (U.S.). Naval Historical Collection
Collection call no:
MSC-354
Formal title:
Frank M. Snyder papers
Extent:
12.5 linear feet (11 half banker’s boxes, 10 archival boxes, 1 half archival box, 2 oversize boxes)
Date range:
1941-2010 (bulk 1969-1994)
Abstract:
Frank M. Snyder (1926-2017) is a career naval officer who worked as a Professor and Professor Emeritus at the U.S. Naval War College. His papers include articles, research materials, speeches and lectures, audio and video cassette tapes, photographs, and scrapbooks relating to Snyder’s naval and professional academic career.
Repository:
Naval War College (U.S.). Naval Historical Collection
Collection call no:
MSC-137

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