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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The Carroll Storrs Alden Papers consist of materials relating to Alden's writings, such as published and unpublished articles, handwritten notes, and book reviews.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
Commander Hugh Dunlop, captain of the H.M.S. Alert, kept this remark-book, or journal, while the vessel was 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.
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
The practice logbook was kept by Naval Academy midshipmen during the period of August 14-19, 1943, during which time the Arkansas was assigned to training duty 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
The scrapbook was likely kept by the captain of the Arkansas, Charles E. Vreeland, United States Naval Academy Class of 1870. The scrapbook consists of invitations, photographs, newspaper clippings, and other ephemera, including a Confederate fifty dollar note. Much of the scrapbook 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.
Letterbook of the U.S.S. Atlanta, 1889-1893, MS 106
The letterbook, spanning from September 27, 1889 to July 27, 1893, consists of copies of letters sent by the Atlanta's Chief Engineer 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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