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Office of the Superintendent/Records of Reserve Training Groups: Correspondence of the Director of Training, 1917-1919: Finding Aid

Published in February 2013

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 405.2.4 Entry 118
  • Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Archives
  • Title: Office of the Superintendent/Records of Reserve Training Groups: Correspondence of the Director of Training
  • Dates: 1917-1919
  • Size: 2 linear feet 1 inch (5 manuscript boxes)
  • Creator: United States Naval Academy. Superintendent
  • Language(s) of material: English
  • Abstract: 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.

History of the Reserve Training Groups: World War I, 1917-1919

Between July 5, 1917 and January 31, 1919, five Reserve Officers' Classes took regular courses of intensive training, each lasting about 16 weeks, at the Academy to prepare for service in World War I. In addition, special training classes for naval constructors, marine engineers, electrical engineers, civil engineers, aviation intelligence officers, and pay officers were also held at the Academy, each lasting about 1 month. Each regularly organized Reserve Officers' Class was divided into two sections - one for deck duties and one for engineering duties.

The first Reserve Officers' Class was quartered entirely in Bancroft Hall. On August 15, 1917, work was begun on special quarters known as Reserve Officers' Quarters "A" and later another temporary structure, Quarters "B," was erected. Quarters "A" and Bancroft Hall usually housed the deck officers and Quarters "B" housed the engineer officers. The Marine Barracks were used to house men attending the Pay Officers' or Paymasters' Classes at the Academy.

One Assistant for Training was assigned to each of the quarters to help the Director of Training for the Reserve Officers' Classes carry out his duties. The Director of Training had executive and disciplinary control of the reserve officers while the Superintendent had general charge of the course of training.

During World War I the Academy also supplied courses of intensive study to the Reserve Officers' Schools in the Atlantic Fleet and in the Naval Defense Districts, to the Shipping Board, and to a number of technical colleges and universities throughout the country.

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Description of Contents

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.

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Arrangement

Arranged by class and thereunder alphabetically by subject.

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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 material pertaining to Reserve Training Groups can be found in the records of the Office of the Superintendent RG 405.2.4, Entries 119 through 132.

Materials Cataloged Separately

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

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Preferred Citation

Office of the Superintendent/Records of Reserve Training Groups: Correspondence of the Director of Training, RG 405.2.4 Entry 118

Special Collections & Archives Department

Nimitz Library

United States Naval Academy

Processing Information

Collection inventory prepared by Alice Gilliland in 2013. 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

  • Naval education -- United States
  • United States Naval Academy -- Students
  • United States. Naval Reserve -- Officers

Genre Terms

  • Correspondence
  • Reports
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Contents List

Box 1 Folder 1

Assignments, 1917

Box 1 Folder 2

Conduct Reports Against Members, 1917

Box 1 Folder 3

1st R.O.C. Correspondence RE: Health Records, 1917

Box 1 Folder 4

1st R.O.C. Detachment Orders. Mc-W, 1917

Box 1 Folder 5

1st R.O.C. Detachment Orders. A-L, 1917

Box 1 Folder 6

General Notices - 1st R.O.C. July, August, September, 1917

Box 1 Folder 7

Instructions, Marks - 1st R.O.C. Summer of 1917, 1917

Box 1 Folder 8

1st R.O Class - Organization, 1917

Box 1 Folder 9

1st R.O.C. Schedules, Instructions, Duty Details, Requests, 1917

Box 1 Folder 10

Requests for Leave at Close 1st R.O. Class, 1917

Box 1 Folder 11

1st Reserve Officers' Class: Statement Regarding Absence and Overleave, 1917

Box 2 Folder 1

1st R.O.C. Miscellaneous, 1917

Box 2 Folder 2

Instructions: Reserve Officers, Second Class, 1917

Box 2 Folder 3

2nd Reserve Officer's Class. Personnel Letters About, From and to Personnel., 0

Box 2 Folder 4

Detachment Orders of 2nd R.O.C. A to J., 1918

Box 2 Folder 5

Detachment Orders of 2nd R.O.C. K-Z, 1918

Box 2 Folder 6

1st to 13th Districts 2nd R.O.C., 1917

Box 2 Folder 7

Identification Certificates 2nd R.O.C., 1918

Box 2 Folder 8

Insurance Applicants 2nd R.O.C., 1917

Box 2 Folder 9

Lectures 2nd R.O.C., 1918

Box 2 Folder 10

Mileage 2nd R.O.C. "B", 1917

Box 2 Folder 11

Navy Regulations - Assignment - 2nd R.O.C., 1917

Box 2 Folder 12

Notices 2nd R.O.C., 1917

Box 2 Folder 13

Officers Detached - 2nd R.O.C., 1917

Box 2 Folder 14

Service Records - 2nd R.O.C., 1917

Box 2 Folder 15

Special Orders - 2nd R.O. Class, 1917

Box 3 Folder 1

Academic Reports and M (?), Athletic Lists 3rd R.O.C. Quarters "B", 1918

Box 3 Folder 2

3rd R.O. Class Duty Detail, 1918

Box 3 Folder 3

3rd R.O.C. 5th Company "B", 1918

Box 3 Folder 4

Orders Detaching 3rd R.O.C. A-E, 1918

Box 3 Folder 5

Orders Detaching 3rd R.O.C. F-L, 1918

Box 3 Folder 6

Orders Detaching 3rd R.O.C. M-R, 1918

Box 3 Folder 7

Orders Detaching 3rd R.O.C. S-W, 1918

Box 3 Folder 8

Orders to Report to USNA Training Course Personal Qualifications 3rd R.O.C. A-E, 1918

Box 3 Folder 9

Orders to Report to USNA Training Course Personal Qualifications 3rd R.O.C. F-P, 1918

Box 3 Folder 10

Orders to Report to USNA Training Course Personal Qualifications 3rd R.O.C. R-Y, 1918

Box 4 Folder 1

Candidates for 4th Reserve Officer Class, 1918

Box 4 Folder 2

Discharges Fourth Reserve Officers Class A-H, 1918

Box 4 Folder 3

Discharges Fourth Reserve Officers Class I-Z, 1918

Box 4 Folder 4

Miscellaneous Papers. 4th R.O. Class Quarters "A", 1918

Box 4 Folder 5

Orders (Duty). Fourth Reserve Officer Class. A-I, 1918

Box 4 Folder 6

Orders (Duty). Fourth Reserve Officer Class. J-Y, 1918

Box 5 Folder 1

Records - Fourth R.O. Class Quarters "B", 1918

Box 5 Folder 2

Orders to Officers of 5th R.O.C. A-G, 1919

Box 5 Folder 3

Orders to Officers of 5th R.O.C. H-R, 1919

Box 5 Folder 4

Orders to Officers of 5th R.O.C. S-Z, 1919

Box 5 Folder 5

Orders to Report to USNA for Instruction with 5th R.O. Class A-G, 1918

Box 5 Folder 6

Orders to Report to USNA for Instruction with 5th R.O. Class H-R, 1918

Box 5 Folder 7

Orders to Report to USNA for Instruction with 5th R.O. Class R-Z, 1918

Box 5 Folder 8

Requests for Release from Active Duty upon Completion of Training with 5th R.O.C. A-E, 1918

Box 5 Folder 9

Requests for Release from Active Duty upon Completion of Training with 5th R.O.C. F-O, 1918

Box 5 Folder 10

Requests for Release from Active Duty upon Completion of Training with 5th R.O.C. P-Z, 1919

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