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RG 405.2 Office of the Superintendent 

RG 405.2.1 Correspondence


Entry 25: Letters Received by the Superintendent, 1845-1887
Entry 25 of the Records of the Office of the Superintendent, comprising 12 linear feet of documentation, spans from 1845 to 1887. The documents pertain to numerous aspects of the administration of the Naval Academy, including practice cruises, school ships, equipment, buildings and grounds, and faculty.
Entry 33: General Correspondence, 1907-1913
Correspondence files from the Office of the Superintendent from 1907-1913. The correspondence pertains to all aspects of the administration of the Naval Academy, including the academic program; issues related to faculty; academic performance, conduct, and health of the midshipmen; ships assigned to the Academy; orders and directives; athletics; the Naval Academy Band; maintenance of buildings and grounds; Naval aviation and aviation instruction at the Academy; and various other topics.
Entry 36: General Correspondence, 1913-1922
Correspondence files from the Office of the Superintendent for the period 1913-1922. The correspondence pertains to all aspects of the administration of the Naval Academy, including the academic program; issues related to faculty; academic performance, conduct, and health of the midshipmen; ships assigned to the Academy; orders and directives; athletics; the Naval Academy Band; maintenance of buildings and grounds; Naval aviation and aviation instruction at the Academy; and various other topics.
Entry 39: General Correspondence, 1922-1927
Correspondence files from the Office of the Superintendent from 1922-1927.
Entry 39b: General Correspondence, 1845-1989
Entry 39B of the General Correspondence of the Superintendent, comprising 101 linear feet of documentation, spans from 1854 to 1989, with the bulk of the material falling between 1910 and 1959. The documents pertain to numerous aspects of the administration of the Naval Academy, including academics, athletics, and facilities management.
Office Files, 1941-2008 (bulk 1967-2008)
The Superintendent's Office Files, comprising 71.25 linear feet of documentation, span from 1941 to 2008, with a bulk of the material falling between 1967 and 2008. The materials pertain to the administration of the Naval Academy, and touch upon topics such as the curriculum, admissions, athletics, and buildings and grounds.

RG 405.2.2 Directives


Entry 59b: Admission Regulations and Examinations, 1863-1965
Admission regulations, sample examination questions, and examination papers for candidates for admission to the United States Naval Academy.

RG 405.2.3 Administrative Records


Entry 60: Reports of Academic and Medical Examination of Candidates for Admission and Related Correspondence, 1946-1899 (bulk 1846-1876)
This series contains reports of academic and medical examinations of candidates for admission and related correspondence from 1846-1899.
Entry 74: Reports of Candidates for Admission Found Physically Disqualified, 1899-1910
This series contains reports of candidates for admission found physically disqualified. Accompanying most reports are letters received by the Bureau of Navigation indicating reasons for disqualification.
Entry 75: Letters and Reports Received by the Superintendent Relating to Individual Midshipmen, 1846-1888
This series contains letters and reports addressed or forwarded to the Superintendent from the Secretary of the Navy, Navy officers serving at the Academy, parents of midshipmen, and midshipmen. The content primarily relates to the conduct, academic standing, and health of midshipmen at the Academy. The series also includes a few certificates of appointment.
Entry 83: Records Relating to the Board Investigating the Hazing of Cadet George J. Meyers, 1898
Contains questionnaires submitted to third and fourth classmen asking whether they had been hazed or "run" since entering the Academy, and the names of the individuals who did the hazing or "running." Also contains the medical report of the surgeon, Cadet Meyers' testimony, the report of the Board, and a Board report connected with the hazing cases of Cadets Harry T. Morton and Lindsay H. Lacy, November 1898.
Entry 84: Proceedings and Reports of Boards of Medical Examiners for Naval Cadets Eligible for Promotion and Miscellaneous Medical Reports, 1895-1916
Proceedings of boards convened aboard various naval ships or at naval stations. At the end of the series are reports relating to cadets found physically unqualified for the period 1899-1916.
Entry 104: Correspondence Relating to Individual Professors and Instructors, 1845-1903
This series includes copies of letters sent to the Secretary of the Navy requesting appointment, letters of appointment, and oaths of office.
Entry 116: Press Copies of Letters Sent by the Superintendent Relating to the Proposed Rebuilding of the Academy, 1895-1904 (bulk) 1895-1899)
Letters relating to the proposal to erect new buildings at the Academy. A commission to study the condition of Academy buildings was appointed by the Secretary of the Navy in conformity with a resolution adopted by the Board of Visitors in 1895. A copy of the report of the Board, January 1896, citing the poor condition of the existing buildings is included.

RG 405.2.4 Records of Reserve Training Groups


Entry 118: Correspondence of the Director of Training, 1917-1919
This series contains letters, reports, and issuances of the director of training relating to the overall organization and administration of the five reserve officers' training classes.
Entry 120: Correspondence of the Assistant for Training for Quarters "A", 1917-1919
This series contains correspondence of the assistant for training for quarters "A." It includes letters, reports, and issuances affecting the reserve officers in Quarters "A." Most of the correspondence is for the last three Reserve Officers' Classes.
Entry 121: Correspondence of the Assistant for Training for Quarters "B", 1917-1919
This series contains correspondence of the assistant for training for quarters "B." It includes letters, reports, and issuances affecting the reserve officers in Quarters "B." Most of the correspondence is for the last three Reserve Officers' Classes.
Entry 133: General Correspondence, 1941-1945
This series contains general correspondence that relates to the organization and general functioning of the Reserve Officers' School.
Entry 134: Appointment and Health Records, 1940-1949 (1940-1945)
Spanning from 1941 to 1945, Entry 134 consists of appointment and health records for all 12 reserve midshipman classes held at the United States Naval Academy during World War II.
Entry 135: Appointment and Health Records of Naval Reserve Officers Assigned to the Second Naval Reserve Officers' Training School, 1941
Copies of orders directing officers to report to the Academy for temporary active duty, reports of physical examinations, and requests for quarters.

RG 405.2.5 Miscellaneous Records


Entry 59i: Publications Relating to Faculty and Staff, 1916-1978
Various Academy publications and directories, including academic staff assignment, the faculty catalog, faculty handbook, policy for promotion and tenure, and the Academy social directory.
Entry 59j: Telephone Directories, 1923-1994
Naval Academy station and office telephone directories.
Entry 146a: Miscellaneous Letters and Other Records, 1845-1920
Correspondence files and other miscellaneous records from the Office of the Superintendent from 1845-1920.

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