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Records of Boards/Records of the Board of Visitors: Reports of the Board of Visitors, 1851-2007: 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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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 "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.

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Processing and Other Information

Preferred Citation

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

Nimitz Library

United States Naval Academy

Processing Information

Inventory prepared by David D'Onofrio in October 2016. 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 -- Administration
  • United States Naval Academy -- Buildings and grounds
  • United States Naval Academy -- Faculty
  • United States Naval Academy -- Students

Genre Terms

  • Reports
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Contents List

Box 1 Folder 1

Board of Visitors Reports, 1851-1860, 1862-1889

Box 1 Folder 2

Board of Visitors Report, 1884

Box 1 Folder 3

Board of Visitors Reports, 1890-1913, 1917-1935

Box 1 Folder 4

Board of Visitors Report, 1896

Box 1 Folder 5

Stenographic Record, 1914 June 2

Box 2 Folder 1

Board of Visitors Reports, 1936-1950

Box 2 Folder 2

Board of Visitors Reports, 1951-1964

Box 2 Folder 3

Board of Visitors Reports, 1965-1967

Box 2 Folder 4

Board of Visitors Reports, 1968-1970

Box 2 Folder 5

Board of Visitors Reports, 1971-1973

Box 2 Folder 6

Board of Visitors Reports, 1974 April-1975 November

Box 3 Folder 1

Board of Visitors Reports, 1976 May-1977 September

Box 3 Folder 2

Board of Visitors Reports, 1978-1983

Box 3 Folder 3

Board of Visitors Reports, 1984-1987

Box 3 Folder 4

Board of Visitors Reports, 1988

Box 3 Folder 5

Board of Visitors Reports, 1989-1990

Box 3 Folder 6

Report of the Committee on Women's Issues, 1990 October 9

Box 4 Folder 1

Board of Visitors Reports, 1991

Box 4 Folder 2

Board of Visitors Reports, 1991-1992

Box 4 Folder 3

Report of the Special Committee to the Board of Visitors, 1997 June

Box 4 Folder 4

Board of Visitors Reports, 1994-2004

Box 5 Folder 1

Board of Visitors Report, 2005

Box 5 Folder 2

Board of Visitors Report, 2006

Box 5 Folder 3

Board of Visitors Report, 2007

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