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RG 405.4 Office of the Academic Dean  


Entry 184: Journal of Instructions, Orders, and Examination Questions, 1866-1873
This entry contains a journal of instructions and examination questions, memoranda, and orders of the superintendent and the department head containing directions for the guidance of instructors, examination questions, and methods of conducting examinations.
Entry 185: Class Assignments, 1873-1882
This entry contains fair copies of class assignments and instructions relating to the subjects of compositions submitted by midshipmen.
Entry 186: Journal and Order Book, 1874–1879
This entry contains a journal and order book that includes handwritten rules governing general procedures for the department and directions for giving examinations and correcting papers, examination questions, courses of study, and detail of officers.
Entry 187: History Examination Questions, 1873–1879
This entry contains history examination questions used on monthly, supplementary, semiannual, and annual history examinations.
Entry 188: Journal of Examinations and Assignments, 1874–1875
This entry contains a journal of examination questions and class assignments that also includes instructions relating to the preparation by cadets of class assignments, and the detail of instructors.
Entry 189: Law Examination Questions, 1874-1882
This entry contains law examination questions focusing on American constitutional law, international law, and principles of maritime law used in monthly, supplementary, and annual law examinations.
Entry 190: Register of Theme Subjects Assigned to Cadets of the Second Class by the Department of English, 1875–1882
This entry contains a register of theme subjects assigned to cadets of the second class by the Department of English.
Entry 191: Detail and Arrangement Book, 1878–1884
This entry contains a detail and arrangement book compiled by the department and containing numerous types of documents, including the academic curriculum, examinations, grades, and other administrative matters.
Entry 192: Registers of the Midshipmen's Weekly Grades and Averages, 1882–1903
This entry contains registers of the midshipmen's daily marks, weekly grades and averages, monthly averages, examinations, and final averages for classes in English, history, and law.
Entry 193: Daily Log, 1894-1895
This entry consists of a log or record of daily activities of the department, including examinations, books ordered, class assignments, general academy events, resignations of cadets, and instructions to professors.
Entry 194: Mark Books of Professor A. N. Brown of the Department of English Studies, History, and Law, 1894–1898
This entry contains mark books of Professor A. N. Brown of the Department of English Studies, History, and Law used for recording grades earned in recitations by the cadets.
Entry 195: English Notebook, 1895-1897
This entry contains an English notebook maintained by Professor A.N. Brown containing instructions to be followed by cadets in speaking and writing.
Entry 196: Lists of Monthly Section Arrangements, 1900–1902
This entry contains monthly section arrangements completed on forms called "Arrangement of Sections" (form 50). The schedule prepared for each class (English, history, or law), divides the cadets by class and section and assigns hours and a room for recitation.
Entry 197: English and Law Notebook of Midshipman Thomas J. Reidy, 1903-1904
This entry contains an English and law notebook of Midshipman Thomas J. Reidy that includes directions for written exercises, drafts of essays, and other notes relating to lessons in the Department of English and Law.
Entry 198: Press Copies of Letters Sent, 1905-1908
This entry contains press copies of letters sent by the head of the Department of English and Law that mainly relate to the selection of and orders for textbooks, replies to inquiries relating to preparation for entrance examinations, and applications for vacancies on the teaching staff.
Entry 199: Orders and Memoranda, 1907-1915
This entry printed or handwritten memoranda for Department of English instructors and orders relating to instructions for conduct of classes, detail of instructors, and the program of examinations.
Entry 200: Forms and Printed Notes, 1910
This entry contains forms and printed notes consisting primarily of copies of various directives used by the English Department.
Entry 201: Copies of Monthly, Semiannual, and Annual Examination Questions, 1913-1917
This entry contains copies of monthly, semiannual, and annual examination questions for the Department of English.
Entry 201a: Records of the Department of English, History, and Government, 1907-1972
The records of the Department of English, History, and Government, Entry 201a of the Records of the Office of the Academic Dean, comprising 26.5 linear feet of documentation, span from 1907 to 1972. The documents pertain to the department's course materials and course offerings; the development of the curriculum; examinations and grades of midshipmen; pay, promotion, organization, and course assignments of the department's faculty members; debate; midshipman scholarships and prizes; the foreign relations club; computer usage and television at the Academy; and the general administration of the department.
Entry 201b: Records of the Division of Engineering and Weapons, 1869-1996
The records of the Division of Engineering and Weapons, comprising 36.09 linear feet of documentation, span from 1869 to 1996. The collection consists of 14 series of records originating from different historical evolutions of the Division. These include organizational and administrative records; records relating to the instruction of fencing; academic course material from the Department of Ordnance and Gunnery; personnel records of civilian faculty and military instructors; construction files related to the building of Rickover Hall; subject files, office files, and standard subject identification codes (SSIC) subject files; records of committees and boards, and financial accounting records; scholarly and administrative records of Professor Emeritus Arthur E. Bock; records of the Department of Marine Engineering; records of the June/Commissioning Week Planning Committee; and records originating from the accreditation of the Naval Academy's engineering programs.
Entry 201c: Records of the Department of Weapons and Systems Engineering, 1941-1986 (bulk 1964-1982)
The records of the Department of Weapons and Systems Engineering, comprising 7.71 linear feet of documentation, span from 1941 to 1986, with the bulk of the materials spanning 1964 to 1982. The collection consists of a series of Standard Subject Identification Code (SSIC) Subject Files, a series of office files, and a series of reading files containing correspondence. The records generally relate to the Department's academic and organizational administration, procurement of supplies and training equipment, personnel, curricula, research, and various boards and other groups. There is also a series of personnel files for faculty and staff of the Department.
Entry 201d: Records of the Department of Electrical Engineering, 1921-1987
The records of the Department of Electrical Engineering, comprising 4 linear feet of documentation, span from 1921-1987. The collection consists of three series. The first series consists of Roll Books kept by Department instructors documenting course and enrolled midshipman grade and average data. The second series consists of general correspondence addressing personnel and resource administration, midshipman major selections and issues related to academic performance, academic curricula and organization, as well as internal and external activities and events. The third series comprises the office records of Professors Emeritus Earl W. Thompson and Edward J. Cook that relate primarily to the Department of Electrical Engineering's civilian faculty personnel, academic curricula and administrative organization, academic facilities and grading systems, and the Academy's early television system.
Entry 201e: Records of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, 1943-1991 (bulk 1968-1991)
The records of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, comprising 5 linear feet of documentation, span from 1943 to 1991, with the bulk of materials spanning 1968 to 1991. The collection consists of two series. The first series comprises academic course history files documenting course syllabi and plans, lesson assignments, quizzes, tests, examinations, and course records of enrolled midshipmen. The second series consists of the personnel jackets of civilian and military faculty and staff attached to the department from 1943 to 1991.
Entry 201f: Records of the Division of Mathematics and Science, 1862-1995 (bulk 1862-1982)
The records of the Division of Mathematics and Science, comprising 32.24 linear feet of documentation, span from 1862 to 1995, with the bulk of materials spanning 1862 to 1982. The collection consists of 11 series of records originating from different historical evolutions of the Division. These include copies of entrance and regular examinations, and term, monthly and weekly tests and grades; copies of practical work, lesson plans, class grade cards, and other academic materials; and organization, administration, and academic program records originating from the Mathematics Department, the Department of Physics and Chemistry, the Science Department, as well as the Division of Math and Science. Also included are general records, and correspondence that address various subjects including academic curricula and buildings, civilian and military faculty, midshipmen, special events and activities, boards and committees, and administration of financial and material resources.
Entry 201g: Records of the Department of Computer Science, 1966-1997
The records of the Department of Computer Science, comprising 4 linear feet of documentation, span from 1966 to 1997. The collection consists of 4 distinct series. The first three series: SSIC subject files, reading files, and office files pertain to a variety of specific subjects originating from the department's administration, academic organization, and management of personnel and material resources. The fourth series is a collection of personnel files for civilian faculty and military staff attached to the department from 1970 to 1986.
Entry 201h: Records of the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, 1919-1998 (bulk 1969-1988)
The records of the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, comprising 39.75 linear feet of documentation, span from 1919 to 1998, with the bulk of materials spanning 1969 to 1988. The collection consists of 13 series of records. These include faculty records; records relating to midshipmen; organization and academic administration records; Division SSIC Subject Files, office files, and reading files; Department of History SSIC Subject Files and office files; and Department of English SSIC Subject Files and office files. Also included in this collection are the office records of Professor Arthur Stuart Pitt and Professor Wilson L. Heflin and a series of midshipman biographical essays on distinguished military officers and Naval Academy graduates and faculty.
Entry 201j: Records of the Department of Languages and Cultures, 1894-1985
The records of the Department of Languages and Cultures, comprising 20.63 linear feet of documentation, span from 1894 to 1985. The collection consists of 8 series of records, originating from different historical evolutions of the Department of Languages and Cultures. These include personnel and faculty jackets from the Department of Foreign Languages, the Department of Area Language Studies, and the Department of Language Studies; organizational and administrative records, records relating to the instruction of midshipmen, SSIC subject files, and office files from the Department of Foreign Languages; and SSIC subject files, and office files from the Department of Area Language Studies and the Department of Language Studies.

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