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RG 405.3 Office of the Commandant  

RG 405.3.1 General Records


Entry 147: Press Copies of Letters Sent, 1861-1905 (bulk 1861-1863; 1884-1887; 1888-1890; 1902-1905)
This entry contains press copies of letters sent consisting of letters addressed to the secretary of the navy and heads of navy department bureaus, the superintendent and others that pertain to discipline, equipment and supplies, contracts for services, summer practice cruises, and athletes.
Entry 147a: Norman von Heldreich Farquhar Letterbook, 1859-1886
Norman von Heldreich Farquhar was a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy, the seventeenth commandant of midshipmen, and a graduating member of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1859. The Norman von Heldreich Farquhar Letterbook consists primarily of personal and official correspondence, and orders pertaining to Farquhar’s naval career between 1859 and 1886.
Entry 148: Letters Sent, Endorsements, and Memoranda, 1906-1911
This entry contains letters sent, endorsements, and memoranda received from the superintendent and other Navy Department and academy officers.
Entry 149: Letters Sent to the Superintendent Relating to Midshipmen's Deficiencies in Conduct, 1905–1906
This entry contains letters sent to the superintendent relating to midshipmen's deficiencies in conduct. The correspondence includes a small number of abstracts from conduct reports of certain midshipmen and a few copies of memoranda and orders.
Entry 150: Memoranda Sent to Academy Officers and Heads of Departments, 1911–1912
This entry contains memoranda sent to academy officers and heads of departments relating to midshipmen, courses of study or other matters pertaining to the operation of the academy.
Entry 151: Memoranda Sent to the Officer in Charge Relating to Midshipmen Deprived of Privileges, 1912–1914
This entry contains memoranda concerning midshipmen deprived of some or all privileges because of violating academy regulations.
Entry 151a: Commandant's Subject Files, 1972-1991 (bulk 1972-1984, 1991)
The Commandant's Subject Files, comprising 94.77 linear feet of documentation, span from 1972 to 1991, with a bulk of the material falling between the years 1972 to 1984, and a separate series from 1991. The materials pertain to the administration of military and civilian personnel, training, security, and discipline among other subjects.
Entry 151b: Commandant's Office Files, 1950-1994
The Commandant's Office Files, comprising 12.95 linear feet of documentation, span from 1950 to 1994. The materials consist of correspondence, reports, schedules and minutes, messages, reading and study files, and speeches that pertain to various subjects related to Academy organization, and the administration of Academy supply, civilian and military staff, midshipmen, training, and policy.
Entry 151c: Commandant's Published Documents, 1908-2008
The Commandant's Published Documents, comprising 10 linear feet of documentation, spans from 1908 to 2008, with the bulk of materials from 1929 to 2008. The materials consist of guides, manuals, programs, regulations, instructions and notices, orders, schedules, bulletins, and directories. The documents pertain to various subjects related to midshipmen, faculty and staff, military training and organization, and professional education.
Entry 151d: Watch Logs and Reports, 1845-2016
The Commandant's Watch Logs and Reports, comprising 47.26 linear feet of documentation, span from 1845 to 2016. The logbooks and reports serve as formal documentation of the Naval Academy’s Watch Organization, an official watch stander body comprising commissioned naval officers and midshipmen responsible for ensuring safety, security, and good order and discipline at the Naval Academy.
Entry 151e: Conduct and Honor Records, 1918-2011
The Commandant's Honor and Conduct Records, comprising 9.63 linear feet of documentation, span from 1918 to 2011. The records consist of reports, logbooks, orders and notices, instructions, memoranda, and correspondence. The records document midshipmen separated from the Naval Academy for aptitude, conduct, and honor-related infractions. The logbooks record honor and conduct infractions committed by midshipmen as reported by other midshipmen, Naval Academy military personnel, and faculty and staff. Also included is substantial material, including reports, studies, and surveys, relating to the evolution of the Naval Academy's Honor Concept and System, as well as various material documenting the investigation of the 1992 Electrical Engineering Exam (EE-311) compromise.
Entry 151f: Naval Academy Band: SSIC Subject Files, 1976-2019
The Naval Academy Band's Subject Files, comprising 10 linear feet of documentation, span from 1976 to 2019. The materials pertain to general subjects that include administration of personnel and material, appreciation and commendation letters, ceremonial engagements, concerts and parades, public relations, law and legal matters, and financial management. Also included is a series of chronological correspondence files.
Entry 151g: Naval Academy Band: Office Files, 1882-2002
The Naval Academy Band's Office Files, comprising 3.42 linear feet of documentation span from 1882 to 2002. The materials pertain to band personnel records and oaths of office, records of the Naval Academy Band Welfare Association, certain publications of the Naval Academy Band, and musical scores and phonograph records of popular Navy songs, including the original musical score for "Anchors Aweigh," by Naval Academy Bandmaster Charles Adams Zimmermann (1887-1916).
Entry 151h: Department of Physical Education: Records of the Department of Physical Education, 1866-1974
The Records of the Department of Physical Education, comprising 4.38 linear feet of documentation, span from 1866 to 1974. The majority of the records were collected by Associate Professor Walter Aamold, an instructor in Physical Education and track and field coach from 1921 to 1956. The materials contain historical information about the various sports and sports facilities at the Naval Academy, and include programs, schedules, rules, scores, correspondence, memoranda, newsletters, training and lesson plans, reports, and engineering drawings and blueprints. Handwritten and typed notes about the history of Naval Academy athletics and specific sports, many by Professor Aamold himself are contained in some of the files. There are biographies of physical education instructors and information about coaches, captains and managers. Also included are series related to athletic awards, newspaper articles, and athletic magazines.
Entry 151i: Office of the Command Chaplain: Records of the Command Chaplain, 1853-1990
The Records of the Command Chaplain, comprising 36.5 linear feet of documentation, span from 1853 to 1990. The records document the history of the Chaplain's activities and religious services, the operations of the Naval Academy Chapel Guild, and topics such as marriages, fundraising, choirs, church parties, funerals, religious programs, Chapel history, the Chapel windows, and select memorial services.
Entry 152: Orders, 1875-1876, 1881
This entry consists of original manuscript orders issued and signed by the commandant that relate predominantly to cadet discipline and other administrative subjects.
Entry 153: Press Copies of Orders, 1876-1905
This entry consists of press copies of orders addressed to cadets or midshipmen of the Academy by the commandant concerning discipline, training exercises, academic curricula, sporting events, and other subjects.
Entry 154: Orders and Notices Issued by the Superintendent, 1905-1909
This entry consists of printed copies of orders, referred to as “Naval Academy Orders” issued by the superintendent and maintained by the commandant of midshipmen’s office that contain instructions for midshipmen, officers, faculty, and others employed at the academy.
Entry 155: Orders, Letters Received and Memoranda Granting Midshipmen Leave, Special Privileges and Liberty, 1906-1908
This entry contains orders, letters received and memoranda granting midshipmen leave, special privileges, and liberty.
Entry 156: Orders, Memoranda and Notices Relating to Athletics at the Academy, 1905-1908
This entry contains orders, memoranda, and notices relating to athletics at the academy including boat races, tennis, sailing, wrestling, boxing, swimming, and other athletic activities.
Entry 157: Orders, Memoranda, and Notices Relating to the Course of Instruction and Examination for Midshipman Classes, 1905-1914
This entry contains orders, memoranda and notices issued to midshipman classes relating to assignments, recitations, examination results, and drills. Also included are memoranda addressed to and received from the superintendent, heads of departments, and other academy officers.
Entry 158: Orders and Notices Issued to the Brigade of Midshipmen and Memoranda Sent and Received, 1905-1911
This entry contains orders and notices issued by the commandant to the brigade of midshipmen and memorandums sent and received from the superintendent and other academy officers.
Entry 159: Orders and Notices Issued to the Brigade of Midshipmen, 1906-1909
This series contains orders and notices issued by both the commandant of midshipmen and superintendent to the brigade of midshipmen.

RG 405.3.2 Records of the Office/Division of Professional Development


Entry 160: Press Copies of Letters Sent and Orders Issued on Summer Practice Cruises, 1883–1892
This entry contains press copies of letters sent and orders issued on summer practice cruises that relate to a number of subjects including equipment and repairs, arrivals in port, course of the cruise, and detail and discharge of the crew.
Entry 161: Press Copies of Letters Sent on Summer Practice Cruises, 1894–1902
This entry contains press copies of letters sent on summer practice cruises addressed to the secretary of the navy, the superintendent, and other navy and government officials and personnel that pertain to such matters as equipment and repairs and civilian and enlisted ship personnel.
Entry 162: Letters Sent, Orders, Memoranda, and Notices Relating to Preparation for and Training of Midshipmen on Summer Practice Cruises, 1907–1909
This entry contains letters sent, orders, memoranda and notices relating to preparation for and training of midshipmen on summer practice cruises. This series also contains a small number of letters and issuances relating to other subjects.
Entry 163: Register of Letters Sent by the Squadron Commander, 1910
This entry contains a register of letters sent by the summer practice cruise squadron commander that records the recipients’ name and ship the recipient was serving on, the letter subject, and action taken on the letter.
Entry 164: Register of Letters Received by the Squadron Commander, 1910
This entry contains a register of letters received by the summer practice cruise squadron commander that records the sender’s ship or shore station, the letter subject, and action taken on or final disposition of the letter.
Entry 165: General Correspondence of the Summer Practice Cruise, 1910
This series contains general correspondence of the summer practice cruise in 1910.
Entry 166: General Correspondence of the Summer Practice Cruise, 1911
This series contains general correspondence of the summer practice cruise in 1911.
Entry 167: General Correspondence of the Summer Practice Cruise, 1914
This series contains general correspondence of the summer practice cruise of 1914 and includes correspondence of Practice Squadron Commander Captain William F. Fullam.
Entry 168: Register of Communications Received and Forwarded by the Commander of the Practice Squadron, 1914
This entry contains a register of communications received and forwarded by the commander of the Practice Squadron that lists the date of receipt, subject, name of office or officer sending the communication, and date and name of the office or officer receiving the forwarded communication.
Entry 169: General Correspondence of the Summer Practice Cruise, 1914-1915
This entry contains general correspondence of the summer practice cruise that relates to the 1915 cruise by midshipmen aboard the U.S. ships Ohio, Wisconsin, and Missouri under Rear Admiral William F. Fullam's command.
Entry 170: General Correspondence of the Summer Practice Cruise, 1916
This entry contains general correspondence of the summer practice cruise of 1916, and related documents including schedules, lists of details, planning papers, sea service records of midshipmen, reports of scores, and reports of the cruise.
Entry 171: Correspondence of the Commander of the Midshipmen's Practice Squadron, 1927–1928
This entry contains correspondence of the commander of the midshipmen's practice squadron of 1927-1928 that generally relates to logistics, conduct and discipline, leave and liberty, social relations, and assignment and detail of midshipmen.
Entry 172: Press Copies of Orders Issued on Summer Practice Cruises, 1892–1902
This entry contains press copies of orders issued on summer practice cruises relating primarily to arrangements for instruction of cadets, instructions for sea routine, salutes, and other matters relating to the training of cadets aboard ship.
Entry 173: Reports Submitted by the U.S. Ships Massachusetts, Indiana, and Iowa to the Commanding Officer of the Summer Practice Squadron, 1910
This entry contains reports submitted by the respective commanders of the 1910 practice squadron ships to the squadron commander, including class reports, reports of survey and appraisal afloat, reports of vacancies, reports of provisions, and reports of coal expended.
Entry 174: Class Reports for Summer Practice Cruises Aboard the U.S. Ships Florida and Nevada, 1904
This entry contains class reports for summer practice cruises aboard the U.S. ships Florida and Nevada that list academic marks, shipboard duty efficiency ratings, and demerits received for each class member.
Entry 175: Class Reports for Summer Practice Cruises, 1904–1916
This entry contains class reports for summer practice cruises from 1904 to 1916 and includes large printed forms listing the marks received by midshipmen in navigation, steam engineering, ordnance, seamanship and signals, electricity, efficiency, and discipline.
Entry 176: Logbook of a Summer Practice Cruise Aboard the Practice Ship U.S.S. Plymouth, 1859
This entry contains the logbook kept by Acting Midshipman Stephens Austin McCarty on the 1859 summer practice cruise aboard the practice ship U.S.S. Plymouth.
Entry 177: Logbook of a Summer Practice Cruise Aboard the Practice Ship U.S.S. Plymouth, 1860
This entry contains the logbook kept by Acting Midshipman Richard Fiedler Armstrong on the summer practice cruise aboard the practice ship U.S.S. Plymouth in 1860 from Hampton Roads, Virginia, to Fayal Island and Cadiz, Spain, and the return voyage to Hampton Roads and Annapolis.
Entry 178: Journal of Operations and Movements of Ships on the Midshipmen's Summer Practice Cruise, 1916
This entry contains a journal of operations and movements of ships on the midshipmen's summer practice cruise in 1916.
Entry 179: Signal Drill Record Book, 1910
This entry contains a signal drill record book that shows the date, type of signal, and message.
Entry 180: Materials and Publications Used in Lectures on Naval Customs and Traditions During Summer Practice Cruises, 1940
This entry contains materials and publications used in lectures on naval customs and traditions during the 1940 summer practice cruises aboard the U.S. ships Arkansas, Texas, and New York.
Entry 180a: Division of Professional Development: SSIC Subject Files, 1964-1987
The Division of Professional Development's Subject Files, comprising 28 linear feet, span from 1964 to 1987. The materials pertain to academic curricula, administration of civilian faculty, military personnel and material, training, and extra-curricular activities among other subjects. Also included is a series of reference reading files for the division.
Entry 180b: Department of Naval Science: Records of the Department of Naval Science, 1895-1976
The records of the Department of Naval Science, comprising 5.2 linear feet of documentation, span from 1895 to 1976. The first series consists of general correspondence from the Department of Naval Science spanning 1895 to 1909. The second series is comprised of general files addressing department curricula, training, grades, staff studies, and administration spanning from 1953 to 1976, with the bulk of the materials from 1967 to 1971. The third series consists of academic materials, including analyses of practical work, summer cruises, and examinations completed by midshipmen between 1940 and 1941.
Entry 180c: Department of Seamanship and Navigation: Records of the Department of Seamanship and Navigation, 1866-1995
The Records of the Department of Seamanship and Navigation, comprising 9.2 linear feet of documentation, span from 1866 to 1995. The collection is divided into four series. The first series consists of correspondence from the Department of Astronomy, Navigation and Surveying spanning 1872 to 1901. Making up the second series are academic materials spanning 1866 to 1937 that contain monthly class reports and grades, examination questions, navigation workbooks and lesson assignments, an instruction and event journal, and station bills for Academy training ships. The third series contains the department's supply ledgers from 1863 to 1876. The fourth series includes Standard Subject Identification Code (SSIC) Subject Files for the Department spanning 1971 to 1995.
Entry 180d: Department of Leadership and Law: Records of the Department of Leadership and Law, 1968-1991
The Records of the Department of Leadership and Law, comprising 10 linear feet of documentation, span from 1968 to 1991. The collection consists of 5 series of Standard Subject Identification Code (SSIC) Subject Files dating from 1969 to 1991. The subject files pertain to a broad scope of subjects related to academic curricula, midshipman training, and administration of civilian and military personnel and material resources. Also included is a series of Subjective Files dating 1968 to 1986, and a Chronology of Correspondence from 1978 to 1985.

RG 405.3.3 Records of the Office of Midshipmen Activities


Entry 181a: Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference General File, 1959-1987
General files pertaining to the annual Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference for the years 1959-1987.
Entry 182a: Records Relating to the Masqueraders, 1867-2001
Records relating to the midshipman theater group, the Masqueraders, dating through 2001.
Entry 183d: Miscellaneous Midshipmen Publications, 1869-1982
Miscellaneous publications produced by the Brigade of Midshipmen for the years 1869-1982.

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