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Warne Lowell Haight Papers, 1927-1953: Finding Aid

Published in 1996

Summary Information

  • Publisher: United States Naval Academy. Special Collections & Archives.
  • Publisher Address:
    589 McNair Road
    Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5029, USA
    Phone: 410-293-6917
  • Call number: MS 315
  • Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
  • Title: Warne Lowell Haight Papers
  • Dates: 1927-1953
  • Size: 0.21 linear feet
  • Container Summary: 1 half-manuscript box, 1 oversize folder containing 203 items
  • Creator: Haight, Warne Lowell, 1905-1965
  • Language(s) of material: English
  • Abstract: Warne Lowell Haight was a physician and Commander in the United States Naval Reserve. Haight's papers pertain to various aspects of his Naval Reserve career, including his application, education, training, assignments, duties, and evaluations. The papers are the product of Haight's service at numerous naval hospitals, and consist of newsletters, correspondence, photographs, ephemera, and official United States Navy records.

Biography of Warne Lowell Haight

Warne Lowell Haight, physician and U.S. Naval Reserve Commander, was born on July 6, 1905 in Homestead, Pennsylvania to Frank L. Haight and Lula E. Warne Haight. On October 8, 1933, at Englewood, New Jersey, he married Verna Blanche Benner of Lewistown, Pennsylvania.

Warne L. Haight studied at Pennsylvania State College (1924-1926), where he earned four ROTC credits, and at Franklin and Marshall College (1926-1927). In 1932, he received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, majoring in radiology. Following his graduation, he also interned at Jefferson, and received further medical training from other institutions. In 1947, Dr. Haight was certified by the American Board of Radiology in the specialty of radiology.

In 1931, Dr. Haight established a private medical practice in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. During his early medical career, Dr. Haight also served as radiologist, electroradiologist, and first surgical assistant to chief surgeon at the L.B. Warne Hospital in Pottsville, where he had charge of the hospital's clinical and x-ray laboratories. In 1946, Dr. Haight set up his own radiology practice in Berkeley, California.

Haight's first military service was as a private and corporal in the National Guard, Battery A, 109th Field Artillery (1921-1923), from which he was honorably discharged. On January 21, 1941, Haight was appointed Passed Assistant Surgeon with the rank of Lieutenant, retroactive to December 16, 1940. He was promoted to Lieutenant Commander on October 1, 1942, and commander on November 1, 1945. For health reasons, Dr. Haight was transferred to U.S. Naval Reserve Officer Inactive Status in October 1951. He resigned from the Naval Reserve effective November 10, 1953. During his active duty in the 1940s, Dr. Haight saw service with the Navy Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; U.S. Navy Mobile Base Hospital No. 1 in Bermuda; the Navy Hospital in Oceanside, California; the U.S. Navy Amphibious Training Base, Coronado, California; and the Navy Hospital in San Diego, California.

Warne L. Haight was the co-author of "Primary Atypical Pneumonia, Etiology Unknown" in 1943, and author of "Double Gallbladder: Report of a A Case" in 1945. Both articles were published in the United States Naval Medical Bulletin.

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Description of Contents

The Warne Lowell Haight Papers, spanning from 1927 to 1953, comprise 0.21 linear feet of official and personal papers. Most of the papers pertain in some way to Haight's U.S. Naval Reserve career, including his application, education, entry into service, qualifications, training, assignments, duty stations, evaluations, conduct, health, and publications.

The Haight Papers contain correspondence, memoranda, newsletters, illustrated guides, memorabilia, official Naval Reserve Records, and other papers relating to Haight's service at the Navy Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; U.S. Navy Mobile Base Hospital No. 1 in Bermuda; the Navy Hospital in Oceanside, California; the U.S. Navy Amphibious Training Base, Coronado, California; and the Navy Hospital in San Diego, California.

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The Warne Lowell Haight Papers are organized into the following ten files:

  • File 1: Papers - Medical Schooling, 1927-1938
  • File 2: Papers - U.S. Naval Reserve, 1940-1953
  • File 3: Officer's Qualification Record Jacket, 1943-1951
  • File 4: Publications, 1943-1945
  • File 5: Letters of Recommendation and/or Credentials, 1945 December
  • File 6: Correspondence - Personal, 1943-1946
  • File 7: Papers - Miscellaneous, 1941-1946
  • File 8: Papers - Miscellaneous, 1941-1946
  • File 9: Periodicals, 1943-1944
  • File 10: Periodicals, 1944-1946
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Access and Use


Access is unrestricted.

Copyright and Permission

The Warne Lowell Haight Papers are 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.

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Acquisition and Appraisal

Provenance and Acquisition

Purchased from Charles Apfelbaum Rare Books and Collections in May 1994. Accession No. 94-24.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Material

There are no other known collections of papers of Warne L. Haight.

Materials Cataloged Separately

No materials have been removed from this collection and cataloged separately.

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Processing and Other Information

Preferred Citation

Warne Lowell Haight Papers, MS 315

Special Collections & Archives Department

Nimitz Library

United States Naval Academy

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Mary R. Catalfamo in 1996. Finding aid written by Mary R. Catalfamo in 1996 and revised by David D'Onofrio in January 2014.

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Subject Headings

Name and Subject Terms

  • Haight, Warne Lowell, 1905-1965
  • United States. Naval Reserve
  • United States. Navy -- Medical care

Genre Terms

  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Correspondence
  • Forms (documents)
  • Manuscripts
  • Photographs
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Contents List

Box 1 Folder 1

Papers - Medical Schooling, 1927-1938

Papers regarding Haight's medical training.

Box 1 Folder 2

Papers - U.S. Naval Reserve, 1940-1953

Haight's U.S. Naval Reserve official papers and records.

Box 1 Folder 3

Officer's Qualification Record Jacket, 1943-1951

Publications, 1943-1945

Box 1 Folder 4 Item 1

Haight and Trolinger, "Primary Atypical Pneumonia, Etiology Unknown", 1943

Box 1 Folder 4 Item 2

Haight, "Double Gallbladder: Report of a Case", 1945

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Box 1 Folder 5

Letters of Recommendation and/or Credentials, 1945 December

Box 1 Folder 6

Correspondence - Personal, 1943-1946, undated

Correspondence received by Haight.

Box 1 Folder 7-8

Papers - Miscellaneous, 1941-1946

U.S. Navy identification cards, illustrated guides, receipts, photographs, mess ticket book covers, and memorabilia from various hospitals and stations were Haight served.

Periodicals, 1943-1944

Box 1 Folder 9 Item 1

BUMED News Letter, 1944

Volume IV, Number 3, August 4, 1944; Volume IV, Number 4, August 18, 1944; and Volume IV, Number 6, September 15, 1944.

Box 1 Folder 9 Item 2

Mobile Eagle, 1943

U.S. Navy Mobile Hospital Number 1. Volume 1, Number 36, July 31, 1943.

Box 1 Folder 9 Item 3

The Oak Log, 1944

U.S. Navy Hospital Santa Margarita Ranch, Oceanside, California. Volume II, Number 7, April 15, 1944.

Box 1 Folder 9 Item 4

The Pendleton Scout, 1944 January 3

Camp Pendleton publication.

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Periodicals, 1944-1946

Drawer MSOS Folder 1 Item 1

Dry Dock, 1945-1946

U.S. Navy Hospital, San Diego, California. Volume V, Number 46, November 16, 1945; Volume V Number 50, December 14, 1945; and volume VI, Number 3, January 18, 1946.

Drawer MSOS Folder 1 Item 2

The Ramp-Age, 1944-1945

U.S. Navy Amphibious Training Base, Coronado, California. Volume 1, Number 36, August 5, 1944; and Volume II, Number 41, September 14, 1945.

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