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Office of the Superintendent/Records of Reserve Training Groups: Correspondence of the Assistant for Training for Quarters "B", 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 121
  • Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Archives
  • Title: Office of the Superintendent/Records of Reserve Training Groups: Correspondence of the Assistant for Training for Quarters "B"
  • Dates: 1917-1919
  • Size: 1 linear foot 8 inches (4 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 "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.

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 "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.

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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

Location of Related Materials

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 "B", RG 405.2.4 Entry 121

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

Appointments as Temporary Ensign, 1917

Box 1 Folder 2

Athletics, 1917

Box 1 Folder 3

Checks against Officers for receipt of various records, etc., 1918

Box 1 Folder 4

Commandant's Orders, 1918

Box 1 Folder 5

Correspondence Re: Electrical Class Pay Accounts, 1917

Box 1 Folder 6

Corridor Boys, 1917

Box 1 Folder 7

To Commandant, 1917

Box 1 Folder 8

Daily Duty Details, 1918

Box 1 Folder 9

Department Orders, 1917

Box 1 Folder 10

Duty Detail, 1917

Box 1 Folder 11

Engineers Division, 1917

Box 1 Folder 12

Engineers Records 10 to 13-3, 1918

Box 1 Folder 13

Engineers Records 13-4 to 17-1-2, 1918

Box 1 Folder 14

Engineers Records 17-2 to 20-1, 1918

Box 1 Folder 15

Excused Absentees, 1919

Box 1 Folder 16

Exemption Letters, 1918

Box 1 Folder 17

Information Relative to R. Officers; Enrollments, Assignments, etc., 1917

Box 1 Folder 18

Inquiries Re: Reserve Officer School, 1918

Box 1 Folder 19

Instructions - Handling Papers of Reserve Officers, 1918

Box 2 Folder 1

Insurance Information, 1917

Box 2 Folder 2

Laundry Lists, Receipts, etc. Jan to Sept., 1918

Box 2 Folder 3

Unofficial Letters of Assistant for Training, 1918

Box 2 Folder 4

Marine Engineering, 1918

Box 2 Folder 5

Medical Department, 1918

Box 2 Folder 6

Memorandum "A", 1918

Box 2 Folder 7

Memorandum "B", 1918

Box 2 Folder 8

Memorandums & Notices. Bulletin Board, 1918

Box 2 Folder 9

Miscellaneous, 1918

Box 2 Folder 10

Reserve Officer Classes - Misc. Letters (Instructions), 1917

Box 2 Folder 11

Naval Reserve Circular Letters. May to Sept., 1917

Box 2 Folder 12

Naval Academy Orders & Memorandums July to Sept, 1917

Box 2 Folder 13

Navigation, 1918

Box 2 Folder 14

Notices "A", 1918

Box 2 Folder 15

Notices "B", 1918

Box 2 Folder 16

Orders - "Comdt." - Notices Dec. 1917 to Dec. 1918, 1918

Box 2 Folder 17

Orders. Assistant for Training "A", 1918

Box 2 Folder 18

Orders. Assistant for Training "B", 1918

Box 3 Folder 1

Orders Detaching Members of Elec. Class, 1917-1918

Box 3 Folder 2

Orders - Notices. Superintendent Dec to Feb., 1917-1918

Box 3 Folder 3

Ordnance, 1917

Box 3 Folder 4

Passes, 1918

Box 3 Folder 5

Pay Department, 1917

Box 3 Folder 6

Printer Requests, 1917

Box 3 Folder 7

Receipts, 1917

Box 3 Folder 8

Receipts - Electrical Class, 1917-1918

Box 3 Folder 9

Records. Reserve Officers Electrical Class, 1917

Box 3 Folder 10

Records. Reserve Officers Engineering Class, 1918

Box 4 Folder 1

Relating to Marks, 1918

Box 4 Folder 2

Requisitions - Supplies, 1917

Box 4 Folder 3

Resignations, 1918-1919

Box 4 Folder 4

Reserve Officer Quarters, 1917

Box 4 Folder 5

Reserve Officer Class Schedules. "B," "C," "D," "E," & "F,", 1917

Box 4 Folder 6

Rosters. Electrical Engineers & Engineers, 1918

Box 4 Folder 7

Seamanship, 1917

Box 4 Folder 8

Schedules by Departments and Routines of Reserve Officers Classes, 1918

Box 4 Folder 9

Special: Original Correspondence on Special Cases ROTC Members between Academy, home districts, & Bu. Nav, 1917

Box 4 Folder 10

Superintendent’s Orders, 1918

Box 4 Folder 11

Training Vessels, 1917

Box 4 Folder 12

Weekly Detail, 1918

Box 4 Folder 13

Weekly Duty, 1918-1919

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