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Log of the United States Ship Macedonian, 1865, MS 136
The log was kept between June 13 and December 11, 1865, during which time the Macedonian was attached to the Naval Academy at Newport, Rhode Island and Annapolis, Maryland as a school ship. The log records weather/sailing ship's location, communications with other vessels, and midshipman activities, and includes entries during Macedonian's cruise from Newport to Annapolis following the end of the Civil War.
Stewart Allan Manahan Papers, 1906-1964, MS 352
Stewart Allan Manahan was a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Class of 1909, and an officer in the U.S. Navy who served as a communications officer, destroyer commander, and Marine Superintendent, retiring with the rank of Commodore. The papers, consisting primarily of scrapbooks, focus on the various tours of duty of Manahan's U.S. Navy career, with an emphasis on his tour as Marine Superintendent of the Panama Canal.
Journal of a Cruise on board the U.S. Practice Ship Marblehead, 1865, MS 20
The logbook, maintained by Midshipman Andrew A. Blair, spans the period June 14-September 12, 1865, during which time Blair was assigned to the Marblehead as part of a Naval Academy summer training cruise. In addition to daily log entries, the journal includes mathematical equations and sketches by the author.
Samuel P. Massie Papers, 1938-2003 (bulk 1953-2001), MS 443
Samuel P. Massie was a professor of chemistry and the first African American faculty member at the United States Naval Academy. The papers are primarily the product of Massie's tenure as a member of the United States Naval Academy's Chemistry Department, while also including documentation from Massie's time as a doctoral student at Iowa State College, a faculty member at Fisk University, and as President of North Carolina College at Durham.
C. W. Mauldin Diary, 1900-1906, MS 357
Cleon Wirt Mauldin was an officer in the United States Navy and a member of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1904. The C. W. Mauldin Diary covers Mauldin's naval career for the period 23 May 1900 through 13 May 1906, offering some information on his time at the U.S. Naval Academy with emphasis on his practice cruises, and focusing on his tours aboard the Kearsarge (Battleship: BB-5) and the Scorpion (Gunboat).
Bowman Hendry McCalla Memoirs - Memoirs of a Naval Career, 1910, MS 215
Bowman Hendry McCalla was an admiral in the United States Navy and a member of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1865. McCalla's memoirs offer an autobiographical account his life and U.S. Navy career, spanning from his childhood days at Nazareth Hall boarding school to his retirement from the U.S. Navy in 1906.
William P. McCann Papers, 1848-1906, MS 350
Commodore William Penn McCann was a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Class of 1853, and a career U.S. Navy officer who served during the Civil War, and as a lighthouse inspector and Navy Yard commander. The papers, consisting primarily of handwritten journals and correspondence, cover all but the last two years of McCann's career in the U.S. Navy.
John Edmund McDonnell Papers, 1875-1888, MS 460
John Edmund McDonnell was a member of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1878. The John Edmund McDonnell Papers span from 1875 to 1888. The collection focuses primarily on McDonnell's cruise with the U.S. Navy's Pacific Squadron aboard U.S.S. Pensacola (Steamer) and U.S.S. Lackawanna(Screw sloop-of-war) during his two years of mandatory sea service following completion of the academic course at the Naval Academy.
Percival Eaton McDowell Papers, 1799-1984 (bulk 1893-1974), MS 444
Percival Eaton McDowell was an officer in the United States Navy and a member of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1923. The Percival Eaton McDowell Papers document the United States Navy career of Percival Eaton McDowell, and to a lesser extent, that of his father, Willis McDowell, with a focus on the younger McDowell's work in the areas of Navy personnel classification and human behavior in a military setting.
Philo McGiffin Collection, 1881-2013, MS 462
Philo McGiffin was an officer in the Imperial Chinese Navy and a member of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1882. The Philo McGiffin Collection spans from 1881 to 2012 in two volumes compiled in 1950 and 2013. The collection, consisting of copies of letters and articles written by McGiffin, as well as newspaper and magazine articles about McGiffin, focuses on McGiffin's service in the Imperial Chinese Navy during the First Sino-Japanese War, his recollections of the Battle of the Yalu River, and his resulting physical and psychological injuries.
Fred Ewing McMillen Memoirs, 1951, MS 360
Frederick Ewing McMillen was a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy and a member of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1904. The memoirs span the period of 1882-1950 and offer an anecdotal account of McMillen’s career as a student (United States Naval Academy Class of 1904) and instructor at the United States Naval Academy and his subsequent career as a staff officer in the United States Navy.
Edw. b. McOrmond Diary, 1902-1929 (bulk 1903), MS 356
Edw. B. McOrmond was a Machinist, 2nd Class in the United States Navy. The diary, from McOrmond's time aboard U.S.S. Cincinnati and U.S.S. Albany offers brief entries on formal and informal shipboard activities, incidents, events and amusements, duties and schedules of activities, shore leaves, other ships encountered, itineraries of voyages, descriptions of places visited, and the weather.
Log of the United States Steamer Mercury, 1864-1866, MS 128
The logbook, spanning from July 21, 1864 to January 1, 1866, is the product of Mercury's service in the Potomac Flotilla during the Civil War and her assignment to the United States Naval Academy after the war.
Journal of a Cruise onboard U.S. Steam Frigate Merrimack, 1856-1858, MS 15
The logbook spans the period of August 4, 1856-November 25, 1858, during which time the Merrimack was under the command of Garrett J. Pendergrast, followed by Robert B. Hitchcock. The volume notes events and conditions during the Merrimack's shakedown cruise in the Caribbean and cruises to Southampton, Brest, Lisbon, and Cadiz under Pendergrast, as well as a cruise as flagship of the Pacific Squadron to South America, Central America, and Honolulu under Hitchcock.
Albert A. Michelson Collection, 1803-1989, MS 347
Albert A. Michelson, United States Naval Academy Class of 1873, was the first American scientist to win a Nobel Prize (for Physics, in 1907). His career included teaching and research positions at the Naval Academy, the Case School of Applied Science, Clark University, and the University of Chicago. In addition to his experimental contributions to physics, spectroscopy, metrology, astronomy, and geophysics, Michelson invented instruments, such as the interferometer, the harmonic analyzer, the echelon spectroscope, and ruling engines, all of which continue to influence science today. The collection documents Michelson's long career, but also includes materials relevant to Michelson that were created before and after his lifetime. The majority of documents are photocopies of originals.
Michelson Hall Dedication Collection, 1948-1972 (bulk 1967-1969), MS 242
Michelson Hall, named in honor of physicist and Naval Academy graduate Albert Abraham Michelson, was dedicated on May 10, 1969. The Michelson Hall Dedication Collection consists of official memoranda, notices, orders, correspondence, publications, and guest lists relating to the preparation and execution of the dedication of Michelson Hall.
Letterbook of the U.S.S. Michigan, 1873-1876, (transferred to MS 4)
No description available.
Milton E. Miles Papers, 1942-2011 (bulk 1942-1946), MS 420
Milton E. "Mary" Miles was an officer in the United States Navy and a member of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1922. The Miles Papers span from 1942 to 2011 and focus exclusively on Miles' role in and the activities of the Sino-American Cooperative Organization (SACO) and the United States Navy's role in China during World War II.
George Harold Miller Papers, 1947-1969, MS 312
George H. Miller was a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Class of 1933, and a career officer, retiring with the rank of Rear Admiral. The papers, consisting of Miller's writings, speeches, and Congressional testimony, pertain to general military policy and strategy, maritime strategy, and the future of the United States Navy.
John F. Milos Letters, 1942, MS 362
John F. Milos was a member of the United States Naval Reserve and a professor of mathematics at the United States Naval Academy. The John F. Milos Letters span the period of May 1942 through December 1942 and were written by Milos to his fiancée, Susan M. Mader of New York City while Milos was a LTJG, United States Naval Reserve, newly assigned to the United States Naval Academy.
Abstract Log of the U.S.S. Minnesota, 1857-1859, (transferred to MS 2)
No description available.
General Orders of the U.S.S. Minnesota, 1857-1859, (transferred to MS 2)
No description available.
Log of the U.S.S. Minnesota, No. 1, 1857-1858, (transferred to MS 2)
No description available.
Log of the U.S.S. Minnesota, No. 2, 1858-1859, (transferred to MS 2)
No description available.
Journal of the U.S.S. Mississippi, U.S.S. Vincennes, U.S.S. Weasel, U.S.S. Hornet, and U.S.S. Natchez, 1823-1828; 1842-1844, (transferred to MS 1)
No description available.
Log Book of the U.S.S. Mississippi, 1861, MS 91
The logbook, spanning from May 28 to August 29, 1861, is the product of the Mississippi's blockading duty in the Gulf of Mexico during the Civil War, while under the command of Thomas O. Selfridge. Compiled by Edward E. Preble, the log notes the ship's course, speed, and steaming conditions, as well as operations with other blockading vessels, encounters with vessels attempting to run the blockade, ship's routine, and personnel issues.
William Adger Moffett Papers, 1920-1948, MS 198
William Adger Moffett was a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy, having served as first Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics. The Moffett Papers, consisting of correspondence, press releases, notes, and news clippings, pertain to such topics as the evolution of naval aviation, lighter-than-air technology, the London Naval Conference, coastal defense, budgetary matters, and relations between the military, political, and commercial spheres.
William Adger Moffett Collection, 1887-1976, MS 234
William Adger Moffett was a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy, having served as first Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics. The Moffett Collection consists of correspondence, diaries, news clippings, periodical articles, and orders. In addition to such topics as the evolution of naval aviation, lighter-than-air technology, and the London Naval Conference, the Moffett Collection also contains documents pertaining to Moffett's time as a midshipman at the United States Naval Academy, his personal finances, and the crash of the Navy airship Akron, which resulted in his death.
David G. Muller, Jr. Papers, 1946-1984, MS 233
David G. Muller is an intelligence officer who served in Naval Intelligence in the 1980's. The papers, collected by Muller, consist of Chinese source materials and declassified U.S. intelligence reports pertaining to the maritime power of the People's Republic of China. The papers most likely represent the research materials used by Muller in the writing of his book, China As a Maritime Power.

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