Hamilton Harlow Scrapbook, 1911-1912: Finding Aid
Published in March 2020
- Publisher: United States Naval Academy. Special Collections & Archives.
- Publisher Address:
589 McNair Road
Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5029, USA
- Call number: MS 195
- Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
- Title: Hamilton Harlow Scrapbook
- Dates: 1911-1912
- Size: 0.25 linear feet
- Container Summary: 1 volume
- Creator: Harlow, Hamilton, 1890-1931
- Language(s) of material: English
- Abstract: Hamilton Harlow was a member of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1912 and the son of Commodore Charles H. Harlow. The Hamilton Harlow Scrapbook spans from 1911 to 1912. The scrapbook is the product of Harlow's time as a Naval Academy midshipman and focuses on midshipman life, including Naval Academy athletics, hops, dating, hazing, Masqueraders' performances, alcohol, formations, and graduation.
Biographical Chronology of Hamilton Harlow
- Born on October 28 in Maryland.
- On June 26, admitted to the United States Naval Academy via an at large appointment.
- On June 8, graduates from the United States Naval Academy and commissioned an Ensign in the United States Navy.
- As of August, attached to U.S.S. North Dakota (Battleship: BB-29).
- As of November, attached to U.S.S. Florida (Battleship: BB-30).
- As of July, attached to U.S.S. Wyoming (Battleship: BB-32).
- As of September, attached to U.S.S. Yankton (Schooner).
- On June 8, promoted to Lieutenant (junior grade).
- As of December, attached to U.S.S. Montana (Cruiser: ACR-13) for torpedo instruction.
- As of May, assigned to duty in connection with the fitting out of U.S.S. Pennsylvania (Battleship: BB-38) at Newport News Shipbuiding and Drydock.
- As of July, attached to U.S.S. Pennsylvania as Torpedo Officer.
- In April, ordered to U.S.S. Nicholson (Destroyer: DD-52).
- On May 22, temporarily promoted to Lieutenant and, subsequently, Lieutenant Commander.
- As of April, commanding U.S.S. Nicholson.
- On June 8, permanently promoted to Lieutenant.
- On July 4, assumes command of U.S.S. Utowana (Patrol craft: SP-951).
- As of February, serving as Naval Port Officer in Bordeaux, France.
- In May, assigned to U.S.S. Santa Elena for transport to New York.
- In June, ordered to assume command of U.S.S. Jenkins (Destroyer: DD-42).
- On October 6, assigned to the United States Naval Academy.
- On August 4, attached to Destroyer Squadrons, Atlantic Fleet.
- As of March, attached to U.S.S. McKean (Destroyer: DD-90).
- On September 5, promoted to Lieutenant Commander.
- As of May, attached to U.S.S. Sacramento (Gunboat: PG-19) as Executive Officer.
- As of January, attached to U.S.S. Rainbow (Submarine tender: AS-7) as Navigator.
- On June 29, attached to the Naval War College for instruction.
- On June 28, assigned to the Georgia School of Technology in Atlanta.
- On June 18, attached to U.S.S. Marblehead (Light cruiser: CL-12).
- On July 30, attached to the Bureau of Ordnance.
- On October 5, dies in an automobile accident on Crain Highway near Annapolis, Maryland.
Description of Contents
The Hamilton Harlow Scrapbook, comprising 0.25 linear feet of documentation in a single volume, spans from 1911 to 1912. The scrapbook is the product of Harlow's time as a Naval Academy midshipman and focuses on midshipman life, including Naval Academy athletics, hops, dating, hazing, Masqueraders' performances, alcohol, formations, and graduation.
The scrapbook also notes the suicide of Midshipman Charles D. Price, the death of Professor Philip R. Alger, and the death of Midshipman Julian Bishop. Several articles pertain to Harlow's father, Commodore Charles H. Harlow. The scrapbook consists of newspaper clippings, photographs, dance cards, visitor cards, and other pieces of ephemera.
The Hamilton Harlow Scrapbook comprises a single volume.
Access and Use
Access is unrestricted.
Copyright and Permission
The Hamilton Harlow Scrapbook is the physical property of Nimitz Library. Copyright belongs to the authors or creators of the works, or their legal representatives. For further information, consult the Head, Special Collections & Archives.
It is the responsibility of the researcher to secure written permission to publish, reprint, or reproduce material from Special Collections & Archives. The researcher assumes responsibility for infringement of copyright or literary or publication rights. Please contact the Head, Special Collections & Archives for permission to publish and for further information.
Acquisition and Appraisal
Provenance and Acquisition
Related Archival Material
Additional material in this repository pertaining to Hamilton Harlow can be found in the Hamilton Harlow Papers (MS 39), Harlow's Midshipman Personnel Jacket, and in Office of the Superintendent/Correspondence: General Correspondence, RG 405.2.1 Entry 33.
Materials Cataloged Separately
No materials have been removed from this collection and cataloged separately.
Processing and Other Information
Hamilton Harlow Scrapbook, MS 195
Special Collections & Archives Department
United States Naval Academy
The following sources were consulted during preparation of the biographical note:
Navy and Marine Corps List and Directory: Officers of the Navy and Marine Corps of the United States. Washington: Bureau of Navigation, Navy Department, 1912-1922.
United States Naval Academy. Annual Register of the United States Naval Academy. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1909.
United States Naval Academy. Class of 1912. History Class of 1912 U.S. Naval Academy: Fortieth Anniversary 1952. 1952.
United States. Bureau of Naval Personnel. Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1912-1931.
This collection was processed by Mary Rose Catalfamo. Finding aid written by David D'Onofrio in March 2020.
Name and Subject Terms
- Harlow, Charles Henry, 1858-1933
- Harlow, Hamilton, 1890-1931
- Midshipmen -- United States -- Conduct of life
- United States Naval Academy -- Hazing
- United States Naval Academy -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
- United States Naval Academy -- Social life and customs
- United States Naval Academy -- Social life and customs
- United States Naval Academy -- Students
- United States Naval Academy. Class of 1912
- Clippings (information artifacts)
- Printed ephemera