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Records of Boards/Records of the Academic Board: Records of the Academic Board, 1868-1975: 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 405.6.2 Entry 205a
  • Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Archives
  • Title: Records of Boards/Records of the Academic Board: Records of the Academic Board
  • Dates: 1868-1975
  • Size: 2 linear feet (5 manuscript boxes)
  • Creator: United States Naval Academy. Academic Board
  • Language(s) of material: English
  • Abstract: Records relating to the activities of the Academic Board for the period 1868-1975.

History of the Academic Board

The Academic Board dates from the opening of the Naval School in October 1845, when Superintendent Franklin Buchanan called the professors to meet as a board to plan the course of instruction and arrange the classes and recitation periods. In addition to the heads of departments, the membership of the Board has also included the Superintendent and the Commandant of Midshipmen (or Cadets), with the Superintendent serving as Chairman of the Board. Its responsibilities have included: prescribing the course of study, choice of textbooks, and subjects studied, subject to the approval of the Navy Department; regulating and preparing reports and papers in connection with the examination of candidates and students; recommending the restoration or further trial of students who were dismissed or found deficient in studies or conduct; granting certificates of graduation; and authorizing the acceptance of gifts and memorials for the Academy.

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Description of Contents

Records relating to the activities of the Academic Board for the period 1868-1975, including material pertaining to Academic Board meetings, student deficiencies, examinations and grades, midshipman performance, transcripts, and the internal rules governing the Board.

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Arrangement

Arranged largely 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 Archival Material

Location of Related Materials

Additional material pertaining to the activities of the Academic Board is available in RG 405.6.2 Entries 204 and 205.

Materials Cataloged Separately

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

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Preferred Citation

Records of Boards/Records of the Academic Board: Records of the Academic Board, RG 405.6.2 Entry 205a

Special Collections & Archives Department

Nimitz Library

United States Naval Academy

Processing Information

Collection inventory prepared by Alice Gilliland in 2013. Historical sketch 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
  • United States Naval Academy -- Faculty
  • United States Naval Academy -- Students
  • United States Naval Academy. Academic Board

Genre Terms

  • Correspondence
  • Minutes (administrative records)
  • Reports
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Contents List

Box 1 Folder 1

Academic Board/Midshipmen Cases, 1868, 1876, 1895, 1906

Box 1 Folder 2

Academic Board/Agenda and Minutes, 1934 April 10, 1950-1957

Box 1 Folder 3

Academic Board/Agenda and Minutes, 1957 December 12-1959 November 5

Box 1 Folder 4

Academic Board/Agenda and Miscellaneous Items, 1964 July 1-1965 April 20

Box 1 Folder 5

Attrition From Academy Enrollment (Scattered), 1933-1950

Box 1 Folder 6

Deficiencies/Deficiency Sheet Data Correspondence, 1924-1960

Box 1 Folder 7

Deficiencies/Recapitulation of Deficient Midshipmen, (Class of 1939 - Class of 1952), 1936-1949

Box 1 Folder 8

Deficiencies/Rules Governing Deficiency Sheets, 1916-1946

Box 1 Folder 9

Deficiencies/"Standards for Determining Deficiencies" 11 February, with Academic Board Minutes and Correspondence, 1935

Box 2 Folder 1

Examinations/Delayed Examinations and Reexaminations/Correspondence, 1922-1924

Box 2 Folder 2

Examinations/Delayed Examinations and Reexaminations/Correspondence, 1925-1936

Box 2 Folder 3

Examinations/Delayed Examinations and Reexaminations/Correspondence, 1937-1942

Box 2 Folder 4

Examinations/Delayed Examinations and Reexaminations/Correspondence, 1943-1959

Box 2 Folder 5

Examinations/Elimination of Semi-Annual and Annual Examinations/Correspondence (Scattered), 1922-1950

Box 3 Folder 1

Marks/Computation of Marks by Machine Records/Correspondence (Samples) and Procedures, 1948-1959

Box 3 Folder 2

Marks/Furnished Other Schools and Members of Congress (Samples)/Correspondence, 1928-1959

Box 3 Folder 3

Marks/General Correspondence, 1923-1933

Box 3 Folder 4

Marks/General Correspondence, 1937-1947

Box 3 Folder 5

Marks/General Correspondence, 1948-1959

Box 3 Folder 6

Marks/Scale of Marks/Correspondence (Scattered), 1923-1959

Box 3 Folder 7

Marks/Reports to Parents/Correspondence, 1924-1949

Box 3 Folder 8

Marks/Weekly Unsatisfactory Reports (Statistics), 1955-1959

Box 3 Folder 9

Marks/Midshipmen Unsatisfactory Studies and Correspondence (Scattered), 1937-1955

Box 3 Folder 10

Merit Roll/Correspondence (Samples), 1922-1959

Box 3 Folder 11

Performance Percentage Report of Enlisted and Certificate Admitted Midshipmen/Miscellaneous Tables, 1926-1928

Box 3 Folder 12

Performance Percentage Report of Enlisted and Certificate Admitted Midshipmen, 1926-1927

Box 3 Folder 13

Performance Percentage Report of Enlisted and Certificate Admitted Midshipmen, 1927-1928

Box 4 Folder 1

Performance Percentage Report of Enlisted and Certificate Admitted Midshipmen, 1928-1929

Box 4 Folder 2

Performance Percentage Report of Enlisted and Certificate Admitted Midshipmen, 1929-1930

Box 4 Folder 3

Performance Percentage Report of Enlisted and Certificate Admitted Midshipmen, 1930-1931

Box 4 Folder 4

Performance Percentage Report of Enlisted and Certificate Admitted Midshipmen, 1931-1932

Box 4 Folder 5

Performance Percentage Report of Enlisted and Certificate Admitted Midshipmen, 1932-1933

Box 4 Folder 6

Performance Percentage Report of Enlisted and Certificate Admitted Midshipmen, 1933-1934

Box 4 Folder 7

Performance Percentage Report of Enlisted and Certificate Admitted Midshipmen, 1934-1935

Box 4 Folder 8

Superintendent's List, 1956-1959

Box 4 Folder 9

Transcripts, Forms, 1899-1937

Box 4 Folder 10

Transcripts, Forms, 1938-1948

Box 4 Folder 11

Transcripts, Forms, 1949-1959

Box 4 Folder 12

Turn backs, Correspondence (Samples), 1922-1955

Box 5 Folder 1

Miscellaneous Statistics/Correspondence, 1927-1934

Box 5 Folder 2

Testing of Midshipmen/Entrance and Placement/Correspondence, 1951 March

Box 5 Folder 3

Development of Personality Tests for Naval Officer Selection/ I. Analysis of U.S. Naval Academy Criterion of Aptitude for Service, 1964

Box 5 Folder 4

Rules of Procedure Governing Meetings of The Academic Board, 1974-1975

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