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Office of the Superintendent/Administrative Records: Correspondence Relating to Individual Professors and Instructors, 1845-1903: Finding Aid

Published in October 2017

Summary Information

  • Publisher: United States Naval Academy. Special Collections & Archives.
  • Publisher Address:
    589 McNair Road
    Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5029, USA
    Phone: 410-293-6922
    https://www.usna.edu/Library/sca/index.php
  • Call number: RG 405.2.3 Entry 104
  • Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Archives
  • Title: Office of the Superintendent/Administrative Records: Correspondence Relating to Individual Professors and Instructors
  • Dates: 1845-1903
  • Size: 0.4 linear feet (1 manuscript box)
  • Creator: United States Naval Academy. Superintendent
  • Language(s) of material: English
  • Abstract: This series includes copies of letters sent to the Secretary of the Navy requesting appointment, letters of appointment, and oaths of office.

History of the Office of the Superintendent

The plan of the Naval School at Fort Severn, Annapolis, Maryland, approved by the Navy Department August 28, 1846, provided that a Superintendent of the school be appointed by the Secretary of the Navy from a list of officers of a rank not higher than commander. The Superintendent was to have responsibility for the general management of the institution, including overseeing the course of study, professors, and other personnel connected with the Academy. He could appoint and remove all persons employed at the Academy except those for whose appointment or discharge special provision was made by the laws or regulations of the Navy or the Academy. He had general charge of the buildings, grounds, and ships belonging to the Academy. The Superintendent also formulated the code of rules and regulations for the internal government of the school to be submitted to the Secretary of the Navy for approval. After 1867, officers were assigned by the Navy Department to the Academy to serve as assistants or aides to the Superintendent.

The Office of the Superintendent as described in the 1846 plan remained relatively unchanged throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Officers of ranks higher than commander, however, have served in the position.

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Description of Contents

This series includes copies of letters sent to the Secretary of the Navy requesting appointment, letters of appointment, and oaths of office.

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Arrangement

The Office of the Superintendent/Administrative Records: Correspondence Relating to Individual Professors and Instructors are arranged alphabetically by surname.

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Access and Use

Access

Access is unrestricted.

Use

Use is unrestricted.

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Acquisition and Appraisal

Custodial History

RG 405 Records of the United States Naval Academy is the property of the National Archives and Records Administration. The materials are housed at the United States Naval Academy, William W. Jeffries Memorial Archives, an affiliated archive, as per a Memorandum of Agreement between the National Archives and Records Administration and the United States Naval Academy.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Material

Additional material pertaining to Academy officers, professors, and personnel may be found in the records of the Office of the Superintendent RG 405.2.3, Entries 105, 106, and 107.

Materials Cataloged Separately

No materials have been removed from this collection and cataloged separately.

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Processing and Other Information

Preferred Citation

Office of the Superintendent/Administrative Records: Correspondence Relating to Individual Professors and Instructors, RG 405.2.3 Entry 104

Special Collections & Archives Department

Nimitz Library

United States Naval Academy

Processing Information

Inventory prepared by David D'Onofrio in October 2017. Historical sketch and Scope and Content Note prepared by Geraldine N. Phillips and Aloha South in 1975.

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Subject Headings

Name and Subject Terms

  • United States Naval Academy -- Faculty

Genre Terms

  • Correspondence
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Contents List

Box  1 Folder  1

"A" to "F", 1846-1903

Alden, J. M.; Ames, C. E.; Archer, J. J.; Aubry, A.; Barber, A. H.; Barker, I. B.; Beal, F. E. L.; Beecher, M. H.; Blauvett, C. F.; Bowen, W. E.; Boynton, C. B.; Brown, A. N.; Bullard, H. C.; Buswell, H. F.; Canfield, W. H.; Chauvenet, W.; Coffin, J. H. C.; Commlossy, F.; Coppa, A.; Corbesier, A. J.; Courcelle, A. V. S.; Dalmon, H.; Davenport, J. A.; de Bertram, G.; des Garennes, P. J.; and Dovilliers, L. V.

Box  1 Folder  2

"F" to "M", 1845-1900

Fay, W. W.; Ford, T. G.; Foster, F. H.; Fuchs, O.; Girault, A. N.; Graff, J. J.; Harwood, W.; Heintz, G.; Hill, C. E.; Hitchings, H.; Hollister, A. N.; Hopkins, W. F.; Hopkins, W. R.; Hyde, C. T.; Jamillier, A.; Johnson, C. F.; Johnson, T. W.; Johnson, W. W.; Karney, T.; Langley, J. W.; Langley, S. P.; Languellier, L. A.; Lehman, E. G.; Lerouse, J.; Little, R.; and Lockwood, H. H.

Box  1 Folder  3

"M" to "Z", 1846-1902

Mackintosh, H. S.; Magnan, C. J.; Marion, H.; Marron, J. P.; Maurice, B.; Maurice, T.; Mellierez, A. M.; Monsanto, H. M.; Montaldo, P.; Munroe, C. E.; Munroe, H. K.; Noble, G. P.; Nourse, J. E.; Oliver, M.; Osborn, G. A.; Parker, J., Jr.; Pease, T. C.; Perkins, E.; Prud'homme, L. F.; Quinby, J. F.; Retz, J.; Rice, J. M.; Roget, E. A.; Sanger, C. R.; Schaad, J. C.; Seager, E.; Searle, G.; Smith, A. L.; Smith, A. W.; Smyth, S. P. N.; Soley, J. R.; Spencer, J. M.; Strohm, M. Tafel, R. L.; Terry, N. M.; Warren. A. W.; Weston, R.; White, C. J.; White, ?; Willcox, C. G.; Willcox, W. H.; Williamson, A. J.; and Zumbrock, A.

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