Records of Boards/Records of the Board of Visitors: Reports of the Board of Visitors, 1851-2007: Finding Aid
Published in October 2016
- Publisher: United States Naval Academy. Special Collections & Archives.
- Publisher Address:
589 McNair Road
Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5029, USA
- Call number: RG 405.6.3 Entry 209a
- Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Archives
- Title: Records of Boards/Records of the Board of Visitors: Reports of the Board of Visitors
- Dates: 1851-2007
- Size: 2.1 linear feet (5 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 of the Board of Visitors, as well as occasional reports of special committees of the Board and meeting materials.
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.
Description of Contents
This series contains reports of the Board of Visitors. It also includes reports of several special committees appointed by the board, as well as background information and other meeting materials for several of the Board's meetings.
The Records of Boards/Records of the Board of Visitors: Reports, Minutes of Proceedings, and Other Records are arranged chronologically by year.
Access and Use
Access is unrestricted.
Use is unrestricted.
Acquisition and Appraisal
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.
Related Archival Material
Reports and minutes of the Board for other time periods can be found in the series "Reports, Minutes of Proceedings, and Other Records, 1908-2004" (Entry 209, National Archives Identifier 3190031) and "Journals of the Board of Visitors, 1863-1903" (Entry 208, National Archives Identifier 3190025), as well as 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).
Since 1970, the reports of the Board of Visitors have been included in the Naval Academy's Annual Command History/Command Operations Report.
Materials Cataloged Separately
No materials have been removed from this collection and cataloged separately.
Processing and Other Information
Records of Boards/Records of the Board of Visitors: Reports of the Board of Visitors, RG 405.6.3 Entry 209a
Special Collections & Archives Department
United States Naval Academy
Inventory prepared by David D'Onofrio in October 2016. Historical sketch prepared by Geraldine N. Phillips and Aloha South in 1975.
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