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Office of the Superintendent/Records of Reserve Training Groups: Correspondence of the Assistant for Training for Quarters "A", 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 120
  • Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Archives
  • Title: Office of the Superintendent/Records of Reserve Training Groups: Correspondence of the Assistant for Training for Quarters "A"
  • Dates: 1917-1919
  • Size: 3 linear feet 4 inches (8 manuscript boxes)
  • Creator: United States Naval Academy. Superintendent
  • Language(s) of material: English
  • Abstract: 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.

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 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.

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Arrangement

Arranged 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

There is a subject index in the series, "Subject Index to Correspondence of the Assistant for Training for Quarters "A", 1917-1919" RG 405.2.4 Entry 119 (ARC Identifier 3054034).

Additional material pertaining to Reserve Training Groups can be found in the records of the Office of the Superintendent RG 405.2.4, Entries 118 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 Assistant for Training for Quarters "A", RG 405.2.4 Entry 120

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

A-1 Aviation Intelligence Officers Class, 1918

Box 1 Folder 2

A-1 Records Aviation Intelligence Officers, 1918

Box 1 Folder 3

A-2 Assistant Paymasters, 1918

Box 1 Folder 4

A-3 Alnav Messages, 1918

Box 1 Folder 5

A-4 Acceptance of Office, 1918

Box 1 Folder 6

B-1 Books, 1918

Box 1 Folder 7

B-2 Blanks, 1918

Box 1 Folder 8

B-3 Board of Visitors, 1918

Box 1 Folder 9

B-4 Battalion Officers, 1918

Box 1 Folder 10

C-1 Circulars, 1917

Box 1 Folder 11

C-2 Circulars, 1918

Box 1 Folder 12

C-3 Clothing, 1918

Box 1 Folder 13

C-4 Circular Letters to N.R.F., 1917

Box 1 Folder 14

C-5 Class Representatives, 1918

Box 1 Folder 15

C-6 In & Out Checkage Sheets, 1918

Box 1 Folder 16

C-7 Naval Constructors, 1919

Box 2 Folder 1

D-2 Discharges, 1919

Box 2 Folder 2

D-3 Duty, 1918

Box 2 Folder 3

D-4 Dubuque Quarters, 1918

Box 2 Folder 4

D-5 Duty Details, 1918

Box 2 Folder 5

E-1 Examinations, 1918

Box 2 Folder 6

E-2 Eighth Naval District, 1918

Box 2 Folder 7

F-1 Fitness Reports, 1918

Box 2 Folder 8

F-2 Fourth Reserve Class, 1918

Box 2 Folder 9

F-3 Fourth Naval District, 1918

Box 2 Folder 10

F-4 5th Reserve Officers Class 1-7, 1918

Box 2 Folder 11

5th Reserve Officers Class 8-11, 1918

Box 2 Folder 12

F-4 5th Reserve Officers Class 13-33, 1918

Box 3 Folder 1

F-4 5th R.O. Class Miscellaneous Papers, 1918

Box 3 Folder 2

F-4 5th R.O. Class Miscellaneous Papers, 1918

Box 3 Folder 3

F-4 Request for Release, 1918

Box 3 Folder 4

I-1 Information Cards, 1918

Box 3 Folder 5

I-2 Insurance, 1917

Box 3 Folder 6

I-3 Inquiries, 1918

Box 3 Folder 7

I-4 Identification Tags, 1918

Box 3 Folder 8

L-I Liberty Loan, 1918

Box 3 Folder 9

L-2 Library, 1918

Box 3 Folder 10

L-3 Lectures, 1918

Box 4 Folder 1

L-4 Leave, 1918

Box 4 Folder 2

L-5 Laundry, 1918

Box 4 Folder 3

M-1 Memoranda, 1918

Box 4 Folder 4

M-1-85 Memorandum, 1917

Box 4 Folder 5

M-1-86 Miscellaneous Papers on Exams, 1918

Box 4 Folder 6

M-2 Mileage, 1918

Box 4 Folder 7

M-3 Marks, 1918

Box 4 Folder 8

M-3-23 Unsatisfactory Navigation and Ordnance & Gunnery 5th R.O. Class, 1918

Box 4 Folder 9

N-1 Notices 1-73, 1918

Box 5 Folder 1

N-1 Notices 74-178, 1919

Box 5 Folder 2

N-1-2 Notices, 1918

Box 5 Folder 3

N-2 Navigation, Dept. of, 1918

Box 5 Folder 4

N-2-4 Memo. In Re: Navigation, 1918

Box 5 Folder 5

N-3 9th, 10th, & 11th Districts, 1919

Box 5 Folder 6

O-1 Orders, Commandants, 1918

Box 5 Folder 7

O-2 Orders Detaching 1-17, 1918

Box 5 Folder 8

O-2 Orders Detaching 18 to 21, 1918

Box 5 Folder 9

O-3 Orders by Assistant for Training, 1 to 128, 1919

Box 5 Folder 10

O-3 Drill Orders 5th r.o. Class, 129, 1918

Box 5 Folder 11

O-3 Drill Orders 5th r.o. Class, 130, 1918

Box 5 Folder 12

O-5 Ordnance and Gunnery, Department of, 1918

Box 5 Folder 13

O-6 General Orders, 1918

Box 5 Folder 14

P-1 Pay, 1918

Box 6 Folder 1

P-2 Passes, 1918

Box 6 Folder 2

P-3 Personal Letters, 1918

Box 6 Folder 3

Q-1 1 to 16 Quarter "A" & "B", 1918

Box 6 Folder 4

Q-1 17 Orders Removed from Bulletin Board, 1919

Box 6 Folder 5

Q-2 Quarters 48, 1918

Box 6 Folder 6

R-1 Requests, 1918

Box 6 Folder 7

R-2 Rosters, 1918

Box 6 Folder 8

R-2-3 Rosters, 1918

Box 6 Folder 9

M-1 to Y-1-1 1st and 2nd Pay Officers Class, 1918

Box 6 Folder 10

A-2-26 Orders Detaching 2nd Pay Class, 1918

Box 7 Folder 1

R-3 Recommendations, 1918

Box 7 Folder 2

R-4 Reports Against, 1 to 11, 1918

Box 7 Folder 3

R-4 Reports Against, 12 to 32, 1918

Box 7 Folder 4

R-5 Records, 1918

Box 7 Folder 5

R-7 Resignations, 1918

Box 7 Folder 6

R-8 Reports, 1918

Box 7 Folder 7

R-9 Receipts, 1918

Box 8 Folder 1

R-9 Reserve Officers, 1917

Box 8 Folder 2

R-13 Reserve Officers, 1918

Box 8 Folder 3

R-30 Reserve Officers, 1917

Box 8 Folder 4

S-1 Schedule, 1918

Box 8 Folder 5

S-2 Smoker, 1918

Box 8 Folder 6

S-3 Section Assignments, 1918

Box 8 Folder 7

S-4 Seamanship, Department of, 1918

Box 8 Folder 8

S-5 Statements, 1981

Box 8 Folder 9

S-6 Pay School, Princeton, NJ, 1918

Box 8 Folder 10

T-1 Third Naval District, 1918

Box 8 Folder 11

T-2 Telegrams, 1918

Box 8 Folder 12

T-3 Third Reserve Officers Class, 1918

Box 8 Folder 13

W-1 Watchmen, 1918

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