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Formal title:
Andrew E. Gibson papers
Extent:
8 Linear Feet (19 archival boxes)
Date range:
1890-2000 (bulk 1944-2000)
Abstract:
These papers document and focus on Andrew E. Gibson's career as a government official, corporate executive, and professor at the Naval War College. The collection consists of many elements including but not limited to: correspondence, writings, speeches, deck files, books, proposals, critiques, legislation testimony and charts.
Repository:
Naval War College (U.S.). Naval Historical Collection
Collection call no:
MSC-242
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:
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:
Joseph H. Wellings papers
Extent:
13.35 linear feet
Date range:
1921-1983
Abstract:
This collection consists of materials regarding Wellings’ assignment as U.S. observer of the British Home Fleet, including his reminiscences of the sinking of the Bismarck in May 1941, as well as correspondence, writings, speeches, subject files, and other documentation relating to his naval career.
Repository:
Naval War College (U.S.). Naval Historical Collection
Collection call no:
MSC-003
Formal title:
Richard W. Bates papers
Extent:
20 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 College (U.S.). Naval Historical Collection
Collection call no:
MSC-028
Formal title:
Bern Anderson papers
Extent:
3 linear feet
Date range:
1920-1960 (bulk 1944-2000)
Abstract:
The Anderson papers consist of career papers, correspondence, subject files, writings, and other miscellaneous items related to the military career of Bern Anderson. The majority of the materials in this collection are from the career series and the correspondence series. These materials reflect many angles of his active United States Naval duty including: his personal letters during active duty, his materials regarding Operation Hollandia, his published and unpublished writings, diaries, citations, photographs, and newspaper clippings.
Repository:
Naval War College (U.S.). Naval Historical Collection
Collection call no:
MSC-088
Formal title:
Bernard M. Baruch, Jr. papers
Extent:
9 boxes
Date range:
1937-1962
Abstract:
These papers span the years 1937-1962 and in large part they focus on Bernard M. Baruch Jr.'s service in the Naval Reserve from 1937. The collection is divided into 5 series. Of special interest to researchers are the programs he developed and the publications he wrote on naval intelligence and enemy sightings. Other topics of interest include slides and photographs of World War II, Nazi surface ships and submarines, photographs and documents pertaining to Japanese Air Balloon Bombers, and his correspondence with Laurent H. L. Brackx who was accused of espionage. Series V includes some materials pertaining to Bernard M. Baruch Sr.
Repository:
Naval War College (U.S.). Naval Historical Collection
Collection call no:
MSC-146
Formal title:
Anne Sims Hopkins collection of Sims family papers
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 College (U.S.). Naval Historical Collection
Collection call no:
MSC-352
Formal title:
Early records of the U.S. Naval War College
Extent:
2.09 linear feet
Date range:
1883-1919 1895-1911
Abstract:
Correspondence, memoranda, lists, contracts, inventories, military and naval orders, and plans regarding the early administration and curriculum of the Naval War College, new building construction, and items relating to the establishment of a naval coaling station in Narraganset Bay. Also included are journals and letterpress copybooks kept by past NWC presidents Charles Stockton and French Chadwick.
Repository:
Naval War College (U.S.). Naval Historical Collection
Collection call no:
RG-01
Formal title:
Ingraham family papers
Extent:
.75 linear feet (1 archival box)
Date range:
1830-1864, circa 1935-1954
Abstract:
The Ingraham family first immigrated to the United States in the seventeenth century from Great Britain, with many settling in South Carolina where they became a seafaring family with strong connections to both the U.S. Navy and the Navy of the Confederate States. This collection includes ships’ logs and reminiscences maintained by members of the Ingraham family while on board serving in either the U.S. Navy of the Confederate Navy during the American Civil War.
Repository:
Naval War College (U.S.). Naval Historical Collection
Collection call no:
MSC-353

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