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Clarence Arthur Abele Notebook, 1897-1898, MS 538
Clarence Arthur Abele was an officer in the United States Navy and a member of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1898. The Clarence Arthur Abele Notebook spans from 1897 to 1898. The notebook consists of Abele's seamanship examination solutions, as well as the examination papers from all of his classes for his First Class year at the United States Naval Academy.
Noble Acker Papers, 1942-1945, MS 271
The Noble Acker Papers consist of a typescript memoir of Acker's service as a radar operator and gunner aboard U.S.S. Maury (Destroyer: DD-401) in the Pacific Theater during World War II. The collection also includes supporting documentation, such as official U.S. Navy records, correspondence, newsletters, and news clippings.
Henry Hitch Adams Papers, 1933-1946, MS 210
The Henry Hitch Adams Papers consist of manuscript copies and supporting research files for five books authored by Adams, including Harry Hopkins: A Biography (1977), 1942: The Year that Doomed the Axis (1967), Years of Deadly Peril (1969) Years of Expectation: Guadalcanal to Normandy (1973), and Years to Victory (1973).
Airship Design Books, 1918-1922, MS 468
The Airship Design Books, produced by the U.S. Navy's Bureau of Construction and Repair, span from 1918 to 1922. The binders consist of the design specifications and planning history of the United States Navy's first rigid airship, U.S.S. Shenandoah (ZR-1), as well as those of the C-Class of non-rigid airships.
Carroll Storrs Alden Papers, 1860-1941, MS 205
The Carroll Storrs Alden Papers consist of materials relating to Alden's writings, such as published and unpublished articles, handwritten notes, and book reviews. Also included are letters, photographs, memorabilia, and a diary. Alden served as an instructor, professor, and department head in the United States Naval Academy's Department of English, History and Government from 1904 to 1941.
Clifford L. Alderman Papers, 1950-1991, MS 376
The Clifford L. Alderman Papers, reflecting Alderman's career as a writer, consist of letters from Alderman to his friend and former schoolmate, Moritz A. Kuhn, a photocopy of the typescript of Alderman’s book, "The Perfect One" with related correspondence, a bibliography of Alderman’s books, and periodical clippings. Among the correspondence is a wrought iron nail from one of Benedict Arnold’s ships that fought at Valcour Island.
Remark-Book of the H.M.S. Alert, 1847-1849, MS 59
H.M.S. Alert was a Royal Navy sloop, originally laid down as a packet-brig. The Remark-book of the H.M.S. Alert spans from 1847 to 1849. The remark-book was kept by Alert's captain, Commander Hugh Dunlop, while on station off West Africa to suppress the slave trade.
Register of Officers & Men Attached & Received on board the US Receiving Ship Alert, 1824-1825, (transferred to MS 7)
No description available.
Letterbook and Order-book of the U.S.S. Alert, 1824-1825, (transferred to MS 7)
No description available.
Archer Allen Papers, 1914-1946, MS 512
Archer Allen was an officer in the United States Navy and a member of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1908. The Archer Allen Papers span from 1914 to 1946. The papers focus primarily on navigation work from Allen's time with Destroyer Division 14 and Allen's personal household finances.
Charles P. Amos Letters, 1942-1945, MS 258
The Charles P. Amos Letters consist of letters written by Amos to his fiancée, Dorothy Fretz, while Amos was serving with the 18th Naval Construction Battalion (Seabee) during World War II. The letters include descriptions of training, recreation, rations and supplies, camp life, and several of Amos' posts, such as Guadalcanal, New Zealand, Tinian, and Hawaii.
Edwin A. Anderson Collection, 1906-1963, MS 536
Edwin A. Anderson was an Admiral in the United States Navy and a member of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1882. The Edwin A. Anderson Collection spans from 1906 to 1963. The collection focuses on the christening of Anderson's namesake, U.S.S. Anderson (Destroyer: DD-411), while also touching upon Anderson's biography and his son's appointment to the United States Naval Academy.
Elizabeth E. Andrews War of 1898 Scrapbook, 1898-1899, MS 544
Elizabeth E. Andrews was a librarian at Boston University's Sargent College. The Elizabeth E. Andrews War of 1898 Scrapbook was compiled in 1898, with a few additional documents from 1899. The scrapbook consists almost entirely of photographs and drawings clipped from popular publications depicting the vessels, military commanders, and key engagements of the Spanish-American War.
Walter C. Ansel Collection, 1940-1972 (bulk 1940-1958), MS 489
Walter C. Ansel was an officer in the United States Navy and a member of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1919. The Walter C. Ansel Collection spans from 1940 to 1972, with a majority of the documentation ceasing in 1958. The collection is the product of Ansel's research and writings on Germany's planned invasion of Great Britain in World War II, codenamed Operation Sea Lion, and the development and use of German landing craft for amphibious operations.
Jaime Arisa y Cladellas Problemas bajo la direccion del profesor Sr Dn José Bonet, 1863, MS 174
No description available.
Deck Log Book of the U.S.S. Arkansas, 1943, MS 142
U.S.S. Arkansas (Battleship: BB-33) was a Wyoming Class battleship often assigned to midshipman training duty. The Deck Log Book of the U.S.S. Arkansas spans from August 14 through August 19, 1943. The volume consists of a practice logbook kept by Naval Academy midshipmen during their summer training cruise, during which time the Arkansas was steaming out of Norfolk. The log records the ship's course, weather conditions, personnel matters, boiler status, movements of other vessels, and other daily occurrences.
U.S.S. Arkansas Scrapbook, 1902-1903, MS 187
U.S.S. Arkansas (Monitor: BM-7) was one of the United States Navy's last monitors. Charles E. Vreeland was an officer in the United States Navy and a member of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1870. The U.S.S. Arkansas Scrapbook spans from 1902 to 1903. The scrapbook, likely kept by the captain of the Arkansas, Charles E. Vreeland or his wife Kathrina Tolson Vreeland, largely pertains to the Arkansas' 1903 cruise to St. Louis for the Louisiana Purchase centennial celebrations, which had been intended to serve as the opening of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition.
Frederick L. Ashworth Oral History, 2016, MS 30
Frederick L. Ashworth was an Admiral in the United States Navy and a member of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1933. The Frederick L. Ashworth Oral History, also titled Frederick L. Ashworth, United States Navy: An Autobiography, was originally produced in 2000-2001 and published electronically in 2016. The oral history, conducted by Paul Stillwell, covers Ashworth's entire life, with a focus on his career in the United States Navy from 1929 to 1968, including his duties as a Naval Aviator, his work with the Manhattan Project, duties as weaponeer for the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, work with the Atomic Energy Commission, and his command of the U.S. Sixth Fleet.
Letterbook of the U.S.S. Atlanta, 1889-1893, MS 106
U.S.S. Atlanta (Protected cruiser) was an early steel warship in the United States Navy. William H. Harris was a Chief Engineer in the United States Navy from Massachusetts. The Letterbook of the U.S.S. Atlanta spans from September 27, 1889 to July 27, 1893. The letterbook consists of copies of letters sent by the Atlanta's Chief Engineer, William H. Harris. while the Atlanta was attached to the Squadron of Evolution, and later, the North Atlantic Squadron. The letters pertain to the operations of and repairs to the ship's engines, boilers, and machinery; supplies and requisitions for parts and equipment; and engineering department personnel.
John Henry Aulick Papers, 1810-1996, MS 336
The John Henry Aulick Papers consist of personal and official correspondence, private journals, ships logs, letterbooks, signal books, and Navy commissions. The collection traces Aulick's naval career, including his duties protecting commerce in Latin America, rescuing distressed seamen, protecting the American whaling fleet, advocating an expedition to Japan, and commanding the East India Squadron. Also included are papers related to Aulick's son Richmond, including Richmond's experiences at the U.S. Naval Academy.


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