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Office of the Superintendent/Administrative Records: Proceedings and Reports of Boards of Medical Examiners for Naval Cadets Eligible for Promotion and Miscellaneous Medical Reports, 1895-1916 (bulk 1901): Finding Aid

Published in September 2016

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 84
  • Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Archives
  • Title: Office of the Superintendent/Administrative Records: Proceedings and Reports of Boards of Medical Examiners for Naval Cadets Eligible for Promotion and Miscellaneous Medical Reports
  • Dates: 1895-1916
  • Bulk Dates: 1901
  • Size: 5 linear inches (1 manuscript box)
  • Creator: United States Naval Academy. Superintendent
  • Language(s) of material: English
  • Abstract: 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.

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

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.

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Arrangement

The Office of the Superintendent: Proceedings and Reports of Boards of Medical Examiners for Naval Cadets Eligible for Promotion and Miscellaneous Medical Reports are arranged alphabetically by surname of cadet. Miscellaneous reports are filed chronologically thereafter.

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Access and Use

Access

Access is unrestricted.

Use

Use of the materials 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 midshipman medical and physical examination reports may be found in RG 405 Entry 60, Entry 61, and Entry 74, as well as in the Records of the Senior Medical Officer.

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: Proceedings and Reports of Boards of Medical Examiners for Naval Cadets Eligible for Promotion and Miscellaneous Medical Reports, RG 405.2.3 Entry 84

Special Collections & Archives Department

Nimitz Library

United States Naval Academy

Processing Information

Inventory prepared by David D'Onofrio in September 2016. 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 -- Students
  • United States. Navy -- Medical care

Genre Terms

  • Medical records
  • Reports
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Contents List

Box 1 Folder 1

Beckner; Blair; Bloch; Bowers; Branch; Brinser; Buchanan, 1901-1905

Box 1 Folder 2

Clement; Cole; Combs; Courtney; Crittenden, 1901-1905

Box 1 Folder 3

Dungan; Evans, 1901

Box 1 Folder 4

Fenner; Fischer; Forman, 1901

Box 1 Folder 5

Gilmer; Greenslade, 1901

Box 1 Folder 6

Hatch; Helm; Horne; Hunt, 1901

Box 1 Folder 7

Johnson; Kalbfus; Kimerly, 1901

Box 1 Folder 8

Lackey; Lewis, 1901

Box 1 Folder 9

Madison; Major; Miller; Morgan; Morrison; Mathews, 1895-1901

Box 1 Folder 10

Pope; Poteet, 1901-1905

Box 1 Folder 11

Royall, 1901

Box 1 Folder 12

Sadler; Sayles; Shackford; Shapley, 1901

Box 1 Folder 13

Taussing; Thomas; Tomb, 1901>

Box 1 Folder 14

Vincent, 1901

Box 1 Folder 15

Watson; Weichert; White; Woodward, 1901

Box 1 Folder 16

Yates, 1901

Box 1 Folder 17

Medical Reports - Class of 1899, 1895-1899

Box 1 Folder 18

Medical Reports - 1901, 1901

Box 1 Folder 19

Medical Reports - 1905, 1902-1906

Box 1 Folder 20

Medical Reports - 1912, 1912

Box 1 Folder 21

Medical Reports - 1913, 1913

Box 1 Folder 22

Medical Reports - 1915-1916, 1915-1916

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