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Records of Boards/Records of the Board of Visitors: Reports, Minutes of Proceedings, and Other Records, 1908-2004: Finding Aid

Published in October 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 405.6.3 Entry 209
  • Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Archives
  • Title: Records of Boards/Records of the Board of Visitors: Reports, Minutes of Proceedings, and Other Records
  • Dates: 1908-2004
  • Size: 3.3 linear feet (8 manuscript boxes)
  • Creator: Department of the Navy. Board of Visitors of the U.S. Naval Academy
  • Language(s) of material: English
  • Abstract: This series contains reports, minutes of proceedings, and other records of the Board of Visitors. It includes reports on conditions at the Academy, minutes of meetings, and other records, including printed programs of exercises for the Board, lists of Board members, and reports of committees appointed by the Board.

History of the Board of Visitors

The first Board of Visitors was appointed in 1851 by the President to witness the annual examination of Academy classes and to examine the state of police, discipline, and general management at the institution. An act approved February 14, 1879, provided that seven appointments to the Board be made by the President, two appointments by the Vice President or President pro tempore of the Senate, and two appointments by the Speaker of the House of Representatives at the session of the Congress preceding each annual examination. An act of March 4, 1913 provided that the Board of Visitors consist of seven members of the Committee on Naval Affairs of the Senate and seven members of the Committee on Naval Affairs of the House of Representatives to be appointed by the respective chairmen.

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Description of Contents

This series contains reports, minutes of proceedings, and other records of the Board of Visitors. It includes reports on conditions at the Academy, minutes of meetings, and other records, including printed programs of exercises for the Board, lists of Board members, and reports of committees appointed by the Board. The records of the 1907 Board, which were turned over to Secretary Dashiell by former Secretary George A. Sanderson, include a Bureau of Ordnance memorandum relating to the proposed consolidation of the Departments of Mathematics and Mechanics at the Academy, and a report of a board to inquire into the course of study prescribed for midshipmen. The records of the 1909 Board include a printed copy of the Presidential message to Congress of December 1908; among the 1912 records is a letter from Henry C. Lodge, a member of the Board, containing suggestions for inclusion in the final Board report; a copy of "The Illumination of Study Rooms, Being a Report Submitted to the Superintendent of the Naval Academy on the Present System of Lighting," by A. L. Parsons and H. W. Smith (Washington, 1910); and questionnaires submitted to members of the Board. Papers of the 1914 Board include a copy of a letter from Admiral George Dewey to the Superintendent relating to the excellent performance of the battalion of midshipmen at ceremonies for the unveiling of the Barry Monument in Washington, D.C.

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Arrangement

The Records of Boards/Records of the Board of Visitors: Reports, Minutes of Proceedings, and Other Records are arranged chronologically by year in which the Board met and thereunder by type of record.

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Access and Use

Access

Access is unrestricted.

Use

Use 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

Reports and minutes of the Board for other time periods can be found in the series, "Journals of the Board of Visitors, 1863-1903" (Entry 208, National Archives Identifier 3190025), and also among the main correspondence in the series, "General Correspondence, January 1907-September 1913" (Entry 33, National Archives Identifier 2990103); "General Correspondence, October 1913-February 1922" (Entry 36, National Archives Identifier 2990114); and "General Correspondence, February 1922-October 1927" (Entry 39, National Archives Identifier 2990163).

Materials Cataloged Separately

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

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Processing and Other Information

Preferred Citation

Records of Boards/Records of the Board of Visitors: Reports, Minutes of Proceedings, and Other Records, RG 405.6.3 Entry 209

Special Collections & Archives Department

Nimitz Library

United States Naval Academy

Processing Information

Inventory prepared by David D'Onofrio in October 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

  • Naval education -- United States
  • United States Naval Academy
  • United States Naval Academy -- Administration
  • United States Naval Academy -- Buildings and grounds
  • United States Naval Academy -- Faculty
  • United States Naval Academy -- Students

Genre Terms

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

Box 1 Folder 1

Report of Minutes and Miscellaneous Records turned over by Mr. George A. Sanderson, 1908

Box 1 Folder 2

Report, Minutes of Meetings, Resolutions, Miscellaneous Records, and Reports of former Boards, 1909

Box 1 Folder 3

Minutes of Meetings, Report, Miscellaneous Records, 1910

Box 1 Folder 4

Minutes of Meetings, 1911

Box 1 Folder 5

Miscellaneous, 1911

Box 1 Folder 6

Report of Board, Minutes of Meetings, 1912

Box 1 Folder 7

Miscellaneous, 1912

Box 1 Folder 8

Minutes of Meetings, Reports of Committees, Report of Board (Copies), 1913

Box 1 Folder 9

Miscellaneous, 1913

Box 1 Folder 10

Minutes of Meeting, Stenographic Records, 1914

Box 1 Folder 11

Miscellaneous, 1914

Box 1 Folder 12

Programs, 1909, 1912, 1917, 1918

Box 1 Folder 13

General Records/Meeting Materials, 1936-1937

Box 1 Folder 14

General Records/Meeting Materials, 1941-1942

Box 1 Folder 15

General Records/Meeting Materials, 1945-1946

Box 1 Folder 16

General Records/Meeting Materials, 1950-1952

Box 1 Folder 17

General Records/Meeting Materials, 1954

Box 1 Folder 18

General Records/Meeting Materials, 1956-1957

Box 2 Folder 1

General Records/Meeting Materials, 1958

Box 2 Folder 2

General Records/Meeting Materials, 1960, 1963

Box 2 Folder 3

General Records/Meeting Materials, 1964

Box 2 Folder 4-6

General Records/Meeting Materials, 1965

Box 2 Folder 7-8

General Records/Meeting Materials, 1966

Box 2 Folder 9-10

General Records/Meeting Materials, 1967

Box 2 Folder 11-12

General Records/Meeting Materials, 1968

Box 2 Folder 13

General Records/Meeting Materials, 1969

Box 3 Folder 1

General Records/Meeting Materials, 1969

Box 3 Folder 2

Committee on Academic Matters, 1969

Box 3 Folder 3

Candidate Selection Committee, 1969

Box 3 Folder 4

Facilities Committee, 1969

Box 3 Folder 5

General Records/Meeting Materials, 1965

Box 3 Folder 6

General Records/Meeting Materials, 1966

Box 3 Folder 7

General Records/Meeting Materials, 1967

Box 3 Folder 8

General Records/Meeting Materials, 1968-1975

Box 3 Folder 9

General Records/Meeting Materials, 1976-1982

Box 3 Folder 10

General Records/Meeting Materials, 1983

Box 3 Folder 11

General Records/Meeting Materials, 1984-1985

Box 3 Folder 12

General Records/Meeting Materials, 1986

Box 3 Folder 13

General Records/Meeting Materials, 1987 Spring

Box 4 Folder 1

General Records/Meeting Materials, 1987 Fall

Box 4 Folder 2

General Records/Meeting Materials, 1988 Spring

Box 4 Folder 3

General Records/Meeting Materials, 1988 Fall

Box 4 Folder 4

General Records/Meeting Materials, 1989 Spring

Box 4 Folder 5

General Records/Meeting Materials, 1989 Fall

Box 4 Folder 6

General Records/Meeting Materials, 1990

Box 4 Folder 7

General Records/Meeting Materials, 1991 Spring

Box 4 Folder 8

General Records/Meeting Materials, 1991 Fall

Box 4 Folder 9

General Records/Meeting Materials, 1992 Spring

Box 5 Folder 1

General Records/Meeting Materials, 1992 Fall

Box 5 Folder 2

General Records/Meeting Materials, 1993 Spring

Box 5 Folder 3

General Records/Meeting Materials, 1993 Fall

Box 5 Folder 4

General Records/Meeting Materials, 1994 Spring

Box 5 Folder 5

General Records/Meeting Materials, 1994 Summer-Fall

Box 5 Folder 6

General Records/Meeting Materials, 1995

Box 6 Folder 1-2

General Records/Meeting Materials, 1995

Box 6 Folder 3

General Records/Meeting Materials, 1996 March 18

Box 6 Folder 4

General Records/Meeting Materials, 1996 May 13

Box 6 Folder 5

General Records/Meeting Materials, 1996 September 30

Box 6 Folder 6

General Records/Meeting Materials, 1996 November 18

Box 6 Folder 7

General Records/Meeting Materials, 1998

Box 6 Folder 8

General Records/Meeting Materials, 1999

Box 6 Folder 10

General Records/Meeting Materials, 2000

Box 7 Folder 1

General Records/Meeting Materials, 2000 October

Box 7 Folder 2

General Records/Meeting Materials, 2001

Box 7 Folder 3

General Records/Meeting Materials, 2001 May

Box 7 Folder 4

General Records/Meeting Materials, 2001 June

Box 7 Folder 5

General Records/Meeting Materials, 2002

Box 7 Folder 6

General Records/Meeting Materials (Flag Secretary), 2003 March

Box 7 Folder 7-8

General Records/Meeting Materials, 2003 March

Box 8 Folder 1

General Records/Meeting Materials (Flag Secretary), 2003 June

Box 8 Folder 2

General Records/Meeting Materials, 2003 June

Box 8 Folder 3

General Records/Meeting Materials (Flag Secretary), 2003 September

Box 8 Folder 4

General Records/Meeting Materials, 2003 September

Box 8 Folder 5

FACA Report, 2003 October

Box 8 Folder 6

General Records/Meeting Materials (Flag Secretary), 2003 December 12

Box 8 Folder 7

General Records/Meeting Materials, 2003 December

Box 8 Folder 8

General Records/Meeting Materials, 2004 March

Box 9 Folder 1-2

General Records/Meeting Materials, 2004 March

Box 9 Folder 3

General Records/Meeting Materials (Flag Secretary), 2004 March

Box 9 Folder 4

General Records/Meeting Materials (Flag Secretary), 2004 July

Box 9 Folder 5

General Records/Meeting Materials, 2004 July

Box 9 Folder 6

General Records/Meeting Materials, 2004 September

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