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Eli Vinock Papers, 1863-1999: Finding Aid

Published in June 2009

Summary Information

  • Publisher: United States Naval Academy. Special Collections & Archives.
  • Publisher Address:
    589 McNair Road
    Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5029, USA
    Phone: 410-293-6917
    https://www.usna.edu/Library/sca/index.php
  • Call number: MS 333
  • Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
  • Title: Eli Vinock Papers
  • Dates: 1863-1999
  • Size: 7.88 linear feet (17 manuscript boxes, 1 flat box)
  • Creator: Vinock, Eli, 1914-1996
  • Language(s) of material: English
  • Abstract: Eli Vinock, United States Naval Academy Class of 1938, was a Captain in the U.S. Navy, serving as a destroyer commander and diplomat. The Vinock Papers span the period from 1863 to 1999 (bulk 1989-1996). While focusing primarily on Vinock's attempts to chronicle the history of the appointment of enlisted sailors to the United States Naval Academy, the papers also touch upon Vinock's United States Navy career, including his tours of duty as Chief of the U.S. Naval Mission to Venezuela, commander of U.S.S. Sierra, and his involvement in the Fleet Rehabilitation and Modernization program.

Biography of Eli Vinock

Eli Vinock was born on December 19, 1914, in Beaumont, Texas to Russian immigrants. In September 1932, at the age of 17, Vinock enlisted in the United States Navy. Two years later, he secured an appointment to the United States Naval Academy, ultimately graduating with the Class of 1938.

Following his graduation from the Naval Academy, Vinock received his first assignment as a junior officer in gunnery, navigation and communications aboard U.S.S. Northampton (Cruiser: CL-26). Between 1939 and 1941, Vinock served a series of short tours aboard U.S. Ships Somers (Destroyer: DD-381), Aaron Ward (Destroyer: No. 132), New York (Battleship: BB-34), with duties ranging from gunnery officer to assistant engineer. At the outbreak of World War II, Vinock was serving as engineer in charge of the main propulsion plant of U.S.S. North Carolina (Battleship: BB-55) during shake down and sea trials. He remained with North Carolina throughout the first year of her duties in the Pacific, before being transferred to U.S.S. Remey (Destroyer: DD-688) as executive officer upon Remey's launch in July 1943. One year later, Vinock was given command of U.S.S. McCalla (Destroyer: DD-488). During Vinock's time as captain, McCalla served as a carrier screen and general escort in the Pacific Theater.

Following McCalla's decommissioning in May 1946, Vinock spent the next seven years on shore duty. From July 1946 until April 1949, Vinock was stationed at the U.S. Naval Base, Key West, where he served as Plans and Operations Officer and Public Information Officer. After a year and a half on the staff of Commander, Naval Forces Marianas on Guam, Vinock transferred to the Naval Postgraduate School in December 1950, where he served as an instructor in naval engineering and as head of the Department of Naval Engineering and Damage Control of the General Line School.

Following the end of his tour at the Post Graduate School in June 1953, Vinock received his second command, sailing aboard U.S.S. Hugh Purvis (Destroyer: DD-709). Following a tour composed primarily of training exercises, Vinock was transferred to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, where he served as the head of the destroyer section of the Fleet Maintenance Division. While at the Pentagon, Vinock was one of the driving forces behind the Fleet Rehabilitation and Modernization Program (FRAM), which modernized World War II era destroyers for use as submarine hunters in response to a recent boom in Soviet submarine construction.

In July 1959, Vinock's career took a diplomatic turn with his appointment as the Chief of the U.S. Naval Mission to Venezuela, where he advised the Venezuelan Navy with a special focus on maintenance and fleet modernization. In spring 1962, he took on the additional duty as Commander, U.S. Military Group, Venezuela. While in Venezuela, Vinock also helped plan the first UNITAS exercises between the U.S. Navy and various South American navies.

Upon returning to the United States in September 1962, Vinock received his third and final command of a ship, sailing aboard U.S.S. Sierra (Destroyer tender: AD-18) following her FRAM II conversion. In October 1963, Vinock was detached from Sierra and appointed Commander, Destroyer Squadron 8, serving in that capacity until August 1964. Vinock spent the last two years of his naval career as an advisor to the Director of the Staff of the Inter-American Defense Board.

In August 1966, Vinock retired from the U.S. Navy with the rank of Captain to Key West, and later Miami, Florida. In retirement, Vinock turned his efforts towards writing, publishing various articles in Shipmate, and even making forays into children's literature. In 1989, Vinock began his research into the history of enlisted appointments to the United States Naval Academy. Eli Vinock continued to work on the enlisted project until his death on January 1, 1996.

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Description of Contents

The Eli Vinock Papers, consisting of 7.88 linear feet of documentation, span the period from 1863 to 1999 (bulk 1989-1996). While focusing primarily on Vinock's attempts to chronicle the history of the appointment of enlisted sailors to the United States Naval Academy, the papers also touch upon Vinock's United States Navy career, including his tours of duty as Chief of the U.S. Naval Mission to Venezuela, commander of U.S.S. Sierra, and his involvement in the Fleet Rehabilitation and Modernization program.

The collection is composed of several document types, most prominently including incoming and outgoing letters, news clippings, photographs, magazine articles, database printouts, and excerpts from personnel registers. Less prominent document types include handwritten notes, brochures, newsletters, certificates and resumes.

The Vinock Papers are organized into four series by document types and subject scope. USNA ENLISTED PROJECT FILES, representing nearly three quarters of the collection, documents Vinock's efforts to identify every enlisted sailor appointed to the United States Naval Academy since 1915. The series is composed of the resulting database, as well as supporting research, correspondence, project collaboration material, biographical files of enlisted graduates, and related articles authored by Vinock. Articles by Vinock on other topics from his U.S. Navy career, such as the Fleet Rehabilitation and Modernization Program and the Naval Academy Class of 1938, can be found in VINOCK WRITINGS. U. S. NAVY FILES AND PERSONAL MISCELLANY, through various news clippings, certificates, newsletters, brochures, resumes, and correspondence, touches briefly upon Vinock's naval career and personal interests. Additional documentary evidence pertaining to Vinock's career, including his various commands and tour as Chief of the U.S. Naval Mission to Venezuela, can be found in PHOTOGRAPHS. This series is also home to numerous portraits of Vinock, his family, and his colleagues.

Research interests served by the Vinock Papers include the history of enlisted appointments to the United States Naval Academy, the role of the Naval Academy Preparatory School, mid-twentieth century naval relations with Venezuela, U.S. Navy fleet rehabilitation, and the personal biographies of Vinock and numerous other enlisted graduates of the United States Naval Academy.

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Arrangement

  • Series 1: USNA ENLISTED PROJECT FILES, 1863-1999
  • Subseries 1a: General Files, 1863-1999
  • Subseries 1b: Biographical files, 1915-1991
  • Subseries 1c: Database Files, 1990-1996
  • Series 2: VINOCK WRITINGS, 1919-1995
  • Series 3: U.S. NAVY FILES AND PERSONAL MISCELLANY, 1947-1996
  • Series 4: PHOTOGRAPHS, 1931-1987
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Access and Use

Access

Access is unrestricted.

Copyright and Permission

The Eli Vinock 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

Gifts of Mrs. Eli Vinock in May 1996 and 2000. Accession Nos. 96-38, 00-26, 00-32, and 00-33.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Material

Additional materials pertaining to the experiences of Naval Academy Preparatory School students can be found in the Robert Rowe Thompson Papers, MS 345 in Special Collections & Archives, Nimitz Library.

Materials Cataloged Separately

No materials have been removed from this collection.

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Processing and Other Information

Preferred Citation

Eli Vinock Papers, MS 333

Special Collections & Archives Department

Nimitz Library

United States Naval Academy

Processing Information

This collection was originally processed by Mary R. Catalfamo in 1998 and reprocessed by David D'Onofrio in June 2009.

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Subject Headings

These materials have been indexed in the Naval Academy Library online catalog using the following terms. Those seeking related materials should search under these terms.

Name and Subject Terms

  • Destroyers (Warships) -- United States -- Design and construction.
  • Ships -- United States -- Maintenance and repair.
  • United States -- Armed Forces -- Non-commissioned officers -- Education.
  • United States -- Relations -- Venezuela.
  • United States Naval Academy -- Admission.
  • United States Naval Academy -- Alumni and Alumnae.
  • United States Naval Academy. Naval Academy Preparatory School.
  • Vinock, Eli, 1914-1996.

Genre Terms

  • Clippings (information artifacts).
  • Correspondence.
  • Databases.
  • Manuscripts.
  • Photographs.
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Contents List

Series 1: USNA ENLISTED PROJECT FILES, 1863-1999 Boxes 1-13

Series Description

Documentation of Vinock's efforts to identify every enlisted sailor appointed to the United States Naval Academy since 1915. Included in the series are incoming and outgoing letters, articles written by Vinock and others, handwritten notes, news clippings, brochures, excerpts from publications, and database printouts.

Series Arrangement

Organized into three sub-series.

Subseries 1a: General Files, 1863-1999 Boxes 1-4

Subseries Description

Materials pertaining to various subjects related to the appointment of enlisted sailors to the Naval Academy, including the Naval Academy Preparatory School (and its predecessor, the Naval Academy Preparatory Class), Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels, the Kaplan-Olmsted Incident, and Vinock's project research and collaborators.

Articles written by Vinock on topics other than enlisted sailors at the Naval Academy and the Naval Academy Preparatory School are located in VINOCK WRITINGS.

Subseries Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by document type or topic.

Box 1 Folder 1
Annapolis Visit (September 22-26, 1993), 1993
Box 1 Folder 2
Articles and Reports - "Secretary of the Navy Appointments - A Report" by Eli Vinock, undated
Box 1 Folder 3
Articles and Reports - "Comment and Discussion" on Myslinski's "Go, NAPS, Go!" by Eli Vinock, 1993
Box 1 Folder 4
Articles and Reports - "DOD Service Academies: Academy Preparatory Schools Need a Clearer Mission and Better Oversight", 1992
Box 1 Folder 5
Articles and Reports - "Expose Green Bowlers, U.S. Navy", 1947
Box 1 Folder 6
Articles and Reports - Shipmate Articles by Eli Vinock, 1989-1990
Box 1 Folder 7
Correspondence (General), 1989
Box 1 Folder 8
Correspondence (General), 1990
Box 1 Folder 9
Correspondence (General), 1991 June-October
Box 1 Folder 10
Correspondence (General), 1991 November-December
Box 1 Folder 11
Correspondence (General), 1992
Box 1 Folder 12
Correspondence (General), 1993
Box 1 Folder 13
Correspondence (General), 1994-1995
Box 1 Folder 14
Daniels, Josephus - Biography, 1950, 1966
Box 2 Folder 1
Daniels, Josephus and Welles, Gideon, 1911-1990, undated
Box 2 Folder 2
Enlisted Boys/Enlisted Apprentices, 1863-1871, undated

Includes reproductions of Naval Regulations, Navy Registers, and handwritten notes.

Box 2 Folder 3
First Exams and First Five Discharge Papers, 1914-1915, 1991, 1994

Copies of discharge papers and memoranda regarding the examination of the first five enlisted midshipmen at the Naval Academy.

Box 2 Folder 4
History of Admission of Enlisted Men to Naval Academy, 1990
Box 2 Folder 5
Kaplan-Olmsted Incident, 1918, 1989, 1991, 1998
Box 2 Folder 6
Laws and Regulations Related to Appointment to USNA, 1914-1989
Box 2 Folder 7
Medal of Honor Winners, 1968, undated
Box 2 Folder 8
Miscellaneous, 1991, undated
Box 2 Folder 9
Naval Academy Preparatory School/Class - The Cruise Yearbook, 1951, 1956
Box 2 Folder 10
Naval Academy Preparatory School/Class - News Clippings and Journal Articles, 1937-1958
Box 2 Folder 11
Naval Academy Preparatory School/Class - News Clippings and Journal Articles, 1961-1996, undated
Box 2 Folder 12
Naval Academy Preparatory School/Class - Notes and Correspondence, 1961, 1985-1993
Box 2 Folder 13
Naval Academy Preparatory School/Class - Promotional Materials, undated
Box 2 Folder 14
Naval Academy Preparatory School/Class - Regulations, 1944
Box 3 Folder 1
Naval Academy Preparatory School/Class - United States Naval Academy Cheating Scandal Connection, 1994, undated
Box 3 Folder 2-3
Olmsted Scholar Program, 1989, 1991
Box 3 Folder 4
Project Collaboration - Miscellaneous, 1989-1993
Box 3 Folder 5
Project Collaboration - Shine, Eugene, 1990-1993
Box 3 Folder 6
Project Form, undated

Example taken from Class of 1934.

Box 3 Folder 7
Project Plans and Descriptions, 1991-1994

See also Renard, John Walter in USNA ENLISTED PROJECT FILES/Biographical Files.

Box 3 Folder 8
Project Research - National Archives and Records Administration, 1990
Box 3 Folder 9
Project Research - United States Naval Academy Special Collections and Archives, 1989-1995
Box 3 Folder 10
Reply to Respondents, 1990

Vinock's replies to responses to his 1989 Shipmate article.

Box 3 Folder 11
Solicitation for Participation - The Log, 1989
Box 3 Folder 12
Solicitation for Participation - Shipmate, 1989
Box 3 Folder 13
Solicitation for Participation - Shipmate, 1990
Box 3 Folder 14
Solicitations for Participation - Individuals, 1991
Box 3 Folder 15
Summary of Project - Shipmate, 1993
Box 4 Folder 1
United States Naval Academy Articles - Trident, 1993
Box 4 Folder 2
United States Naval Academy Class of 1937, 1990
Box 4 Folder 3
United States Naval Academy Class of 1938, 1993, undated

Includes drafts of Vinock's article "Fifty-Five for '38 and the Houses in Between."

Box 4 Folder 4
United States Naval Academy Class of 1940, 1990-1991
Box 4 Folder 5
United States Naval Academy Class of 1947, 1990
Box 4 Folder 6
United States Naval Academy Class of 1949, 1945, 1999, undated
Box 4 Folder 7
United States Naval Academy Class of 1954, 1994

See also Tipshus, Edward Chester in USNA ENLISTED PROJECT FILES/Biographical Files.

Box 4 Folder 8
United States Naval Academy Class of 1955, undated
Box 4 Folder 9
United States Naval Academy and Preparatory Program Brochures, 1989, undated
Box 4 Folder 10
United States Naval Institute Oral History Collection Catalog of Transcripts, 1991

Subseries 1b: Biographical Files, 1915-1991 Boxes 5-7

Subseries Description

Biographical material and correspondence pertaining to individual enlisted graduates of the United States Naval Academy and several key figures in the admission of enlisted sailors, including several Deans of Admissions at the United States Naval Academy. In addition to individual files, the sub-series also includes a combined file on the enlisted graduates of the Class of 1918, often referred to as the "first five."

Additional material pertaining to the first five enlisted graduates, such as exams and discharge papers, are located in USNA ENLISTED PROJECT FILES/General Files.

Subseries Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by last name.

Box 5 Folder 1
First Five Enlisted Students, 1915-1991

Busk, William; Corbett, Horace Sumner; Hungate, Harold Haskett; Rowe, John William; Warlick, William Walter. Additional biographical material filed under each individual.

Box 5 Folder 2
Adell, Bruce Byron (Class of 1922), undated
Box 5 Folder 3
Adell, Cecil Clinton (Class of 1922), undated
Box 5 Folder 4
Aldrich, Charles Warren (Class of 1931), undated
Box 5 Folder 5
Alexander, Raymond Wellington (Class of 1938), undated
Box 5 Folder 6
Alford, Lodwick Houston (Class of 1938), undated
Box 5 Folder 7
Avery, Floyd Gaylord, Jr. (Class of 1946), undated
Box 5 Folder 8
Bannat, Steven John (Class of 1970), undated
Box 5 Folder 9
Barber, James A. Jr. (USNI), undated
Box 5 Folder 10
Bartley, Robert Paul (Class of 1952), undated
Box 5 Folder 11
Bendell, Lee Roy (Class of 1950), undated
Box 5 Folder 12
Benge, Howard Beard (Class of 1938), undated
Box 5 Folder 13
Bigley, Thomas Joseph (Class of 1950), undated
Box 5 Folder 14
Bjarnason, Paul H. (Class of 1936), undated
Box 5 Folder 15
Block, Emil Nathaniel, Jr. (Class of 1956), undated
Box 5 Folder 16
Bogart, Frank Lavon (Class of 1938), undated
Box 5 Folder 17
Bonwit, Andrew Michael (Class of 1981), undated
Box 5 Folder 18
Bowers, William C. (Class of 1935), undated
Box 5 Folder 19
Brantley, William Lawrence (Class of 1937), undated
Box 5 Folder 20
Brown, Allen Webster, Jr. (Class of 1955), undated
Box 5 Folder 21
Brown, Frank Markham (Class of 1953), undated
Box 5 Folder 22
Brown, Wilburt Scott (Class of 1924), undated
Box 5 Folder 23
Bryant, John Edward (Class of 1946), undated
Box 5 Folder 24
Burk, Raymond Weldon (Class of 1944), undated
Box 5 Folder 25
Burling, Donald Oscar (Class of 1925), undated
Box 5 Folder 26
Burrill, John Colburn (Class of 1938), undated
Box 5 Folder 27
Busk, William (Class of 1918), undated

See also First Five Enlisted Students, 1915-1991.

Box 5 Folder 28
Carter, Mark Glenn (Class of 1933), undated
Box 5 Folder 29
Carter, Powell Frederick, Jr. (Class of 1955), undated
Box 5 Folder 30
Carter, Robert Winan (Class of 1958), undated
Box 5 Folder 31
Church, David Earl (Class of 1967), undated
Box 5 Folder 32
Clapp, Vernon Otho (Class of 1922), undated
Box 5 Folder 33
Coggswell, Wilson Patterson (Class of 1922), undated
Box 5 Folder 34
Collins, William Leonoard (Class of 1949), undated
Box 5 Folder 35
Copp, Charles Albert (Class of 1868), undated
Box 5 Folder 36
Corbett, Horace Sumner (Class of 1918), undated

See also First Five Enlisted Students, 1915-1991.

Box 5 Folder 37
Correll, Arthur F., undated
Box 5 Folder 38
Coughlin, John Thomas (Class of 1950), undated
Box 5 Folder 39
Couch, Hugh Richard (Class of 1967), undated
Box 5 Folder 40
Cress, Herbert Clyde (Class of 1934), undated
Box 5 Folder 41
Cummionger, Frederick Thomas, III (Class of 1969), undated
Box 5 Folder 42
Curtis, Guy Haldane, III (Class of 1959), undated
Box 5 Folder 43
Cushanick, Stephan Anthony (Class of 1980), undated
Box 5 Folder 44
Cyr, Byron Alton (Class of 1956), undated
Box 5 Folder 45
D'Arezzo, Joseph Paul (Class of 1940), undated
Box 5 Folder 46
Davis, David William, III (Class of 1967), undated

USNA Director of Candidate Guidance.

Box 5 Folder 47
Davis, Louis Poisson, Jr. (Class of 1941), undated
Box 5 Folder 48
Davis, Theodore Francis (Class of 1947), undated
Box 5 Folder 49
Day, William Plummer (Class of 1869), undated
Box 5 Folder 50
Denekas, William Raymond (Class of 1938), undated
Box 5 Folder 51
Derickson, Richard Barnett, Jr. (Class of 1933), undated
Box 5 Folder 52
Desmond, Ralph Paul, Jr. (Class of 1940), undated
Box 5 Folder 53
Donovan, Francis Raymond (Class of 1959), undated
Box 5 Folder 54
Dupre, Marcy Mathias, V (Class of 1992), undated
Box 5 Folder 55
Dupzyk, Robert Richard (Class of 1940), undated
Box 5 Folder 56
Dzikowski, Richard Joseph (Class of 1945), undated
Box 5 Folder 57
Elsom, James Harvey (Class of 1939), undated
Box 5 Folder 58
Elwood, Hugh McJunkin (Class of 1938), undated
Box 5 Folder 59
Ennis, Thomas Gates (Class of 1928), undated
Box 5 Folder 60
Ernest, David Collins (Class of 1980), undated
Box 5 Folder 61
Farrell, Eugene Harrison (Class of 1942), undated
Box 5 Folder 62
Fisher, Elmer Harding (Class of 1946), undated
Box 5 Folder 63
Fleps, Carl John (Class of 1938), undated
Box 5 Folder 64
Flatley, James Henry III (Class of 1956), undated
Box 5 Folder 65
Folkes, Donald Watson (Class of 1957), undated
Box 5 Folder 66
Forbes, Bernard Brown, Jr. (Class of 1945), undated
Box 5 Folder 67
Forquer, Charles Joseph (Class of 1946), undated
Box 5 Folder 68
Fox, Richard Thornton (Class of 1950), undated
Box 5 Folder 69
Freemon, Frank Reed (Class of 1962), undated
Box 5 Folder 70
Fry, Robert McDonald (Class of 1945), undated
Box 5 Folder 71
Gaffney, George Henry (Class of 1945), undated
Box 5 Folder 72
Garrigues, Edward Briggs, Jr. (Class of 1925), undated
Box 5 Folder 73
Gilmore, Howard Walter (Class of 1926), undated
Box 5 Folder 74
Gleim, Fritz, Jr. (Class of 1927), undated
Box 5 Folder 75
Glotzbach, Donald James (Class of 1945), undated
Box 5 Folder 76
Goodwin, Hugh Hilton (Class of 1922), undated
Box 5 Folder 77
Graff, Victor Bernard (Class of 1938), undated
Box 5 Folder 78
Graves, Christopher Taussig (Class of 1993), undated
Box 6 Folder 1
Hagenah, Verne Harry (Class of 1936), undated
Box 6 Folder 2
Hall, Donald Perry (Class of 1950), undated
Box 6 Folder 3
Halsell, Fulwar Skipwith (Class of 1922), undated
Box 6 Folder 4
Hammond, Wes (Shipmate staff), undated
Box 6 Folder 5
Hayward, John Tucker (Class of 1930), undated
Box 6 Folder 6
Hekman, Peter Maynard, Jr. (Class of 1958), undated
Box 6 Folder 7
Herzog, John James (Class of 1946), undated
Box 6 Folder 8
Hiett, Orrie Griffith, Jr. (Class of 1957), undated
Box 6 Folder 9
Hill, Virgil Lusk, Jr. (Class of 1961), undated

Naval Academy Superintendent.

Box 6 Folder 10
Honour, Walter Whitaker (Class of 1944), undated
Box 6 Folder 11
Howard, James Hampden (Class of 1930), undated
Box 6 Folder 12
Howatt, John Paul (Class of 1940), undated

Includes a copy of "The Log of an Apprentice Seaman in the U.S. Navy."

Box 6 Folder 13
Hughes, John Brandenburg (Class of 1930), undated
Box 6 Folder 14
Hull, Cecil Hall (Class of 1946), undated
Box 6 Folder 15
Hungate, Harold Haskett (Class of 1918), undated

See also First Five Enlisted Students, 1915-1991.

Box 6 Folder 16
Jacques, John Allen (Class of 1941), undated
Box 6 Folder 17
Johannesen, John Raymond (Class of 1923), undated
Box 6 Folder 18
Johnson, Douglas Gene (Class of 1981), undated
Box 6 Folder 19
Johnson, Lauren Edgerton (Class of 1938), undated
Box 6 Folder 20
Johnson, Robert Earl (Class of 1957), undated
Box 6 Folder 21
Johnson, Warren Bennett (Class of 1947), undated
Box 6 Folder 22
Jurika, Stephen, Jr. (Class of 1933), undated
Box 6 Folder 23
Karl, Richard Louis (Class of 1940), undated

See also USNA Class of 1940 in USNA ENLISTED PROJECT/General Files.

Box 6 Folder 24
Keller, Harry Stetson, Jr. (Class of 1947), undated
Box 6 Folder 25
Kelly, Francis Albert Georgs (Class of 1934), undated
Box 6 Folder 26
Kessler, Lewis Hanford, Jr. (Class of 1950), undated
Box 6 Folder 27
Kessler, Woodrow Milton (Class of 1937), undated
Box 6 Folder 28
Kilbourn, Garland Rex, Jr. (Class of 1950), undated
Box 6 Folder 29
Kirkpatrick, Charles Cochran (Class of 1931), undated
Box 6 Folder 30
Klein, Frederick N., Jr., undated
Box 6 Folder 31
Leon, Roberto Eduardo (Class of 1947), undated
Box 6 Folder 32
Lewis, Henry Stephen (Class of 1926), undated
Box 6 Folder 33
Lewis, Hugh Howard (Class of 1934), undated
Box 6 Folder 34
Liston, John Michael (Class of 1951), undated
Box 6 Folder 35
Lockwood, Harold Raymond (Class of 1950), undated
Box 6 Folder 36
Loetscher, Robert Leo (Class of 1950), undated
Box 6 Folder 37
Lovell, Donald Eugene (Class of 1953), undated
Box 6 Folder 38
Lucier, Roland Omer (Class of 1932), undated
Box 6 Folder 39
Lyle, Joseph Melvin (Class of 1935), undated
Box 6 Folder 40
Lyons, James Aloysius, Jr. (Class of 1952), undated
Box 6 Folder 41
McCarthy, John Redd (Class of 1976), undated
Box 6 Folder 42
McCusker, James Joseph (Class of 1960), undated
Box 6 Folder 43
McDonald, Stephen Smith (Class of 1965), undated
Box 6 Folder 44
McElwain, Harry William (Class of 1939), undated
Box 6 Folder 45
McGarrah, William Erwin, Jr. (Class of 1950), undated
Box 6 Folder 46
McMahon, Frederick William (Class of 1920), undated
Box 6 Folder 47
McNitt, Robert Waring (Class of 1938), undated

USNA Dean of Admissions.

Box 6 Folder 48
Mapes, Gerald Winfield (Class of 1938), undated
Box 6 Folder 49
Marryott, Ronald Frank (Class of 1957), undated
Box 6 Folder 50
Mason, John Denning (Class of 1938), undated
Box 6 Folder 51
Masterson, James Aaron (Class of 1938), undated
Box 6 Folder 52
Maurer, John Howard (Class of 1935), undated
Box 6 Folder 53
Meyer, Bernard Henry (Class of 1933), undated
Box 6 Folder 54
Miles, Milton Edward (Class of 1922), undated
Box 6 Folder 55
Miller, Gerald Edward (Class of 1942), undated
Box 6 Folder 56
Miller, Richard Archibald (Class of 1950), undated
Box 6 Folder 57
Monroe, Robert Rawson (Class of 1950), undated
Box 6 Folder 58
Moreau, Arthur Stanley, Jr. (Class of 1953), undated
Box 6 Folder 59
Morgan, William Abraham (Class of 1942), undated
Box 6 Folder 60
Moser, Edgar Strock (Class of 1952), undated
Box 6 Folder 61
Moss, Richard Iredell (Class of 1939), undated
Box 6 Folder 62
Musselman, Daniel Herbert, Jr. (Class of 1960), undated
Box 6 Folder 63
Norgaard, Rollo Niel (Class of 1928), undated
Box 6 Folder 64
Norris, Thomas E. (Class of 1933), undated
Box 6 Folder 65
Oelheim, Bennett Charles (Class of 1936), undated
Box 6 Folder 66
Oldman, Michael William (Class of 1994), undated
Box 6 Folder 67
Olmsted Family, undated
Box 6 Folder 68
Oren, John Birdsell (Class of 1933), undated
Box 6 Folder 69
Painter, Robert Dixon (Class of 1951), undated
Box 6 Folder 70
Papageorge, Andrew Jackson (Class of 1944), undated
Box 6 Folder 71
Patch, "George", undated
Box 6 Folder 72
Peterson, Ernest Robert (Class of 1940), undated
Box 6 Folder 73
Pilcher, Marshall Raymond (Class of 1930), undated
Box 6 Folder 74
Pilcher, Robert Morton (Class of 1930), undated
Box 6 Folder 75
Pittenger, Richard Fay (Class of 1958), undated
Box 6 Folder 76
Post, William Schuyler, Jr. (Class of 1930), undated
Box 6 Folder 77
Price, Walter Harold (Class of 1927), undated
Box 6 Folder 78
Purvis, Ronald Scott (Class of 1953), undated
Box 6 Folder 79
Quiggle, Lynne Cline (Class of 1930), undated
Box 7 Folder 1
Rassieur, William Theodore (Class of 1923), undated
Box 7 Folder 2
Reed, John Ward (Class of 1938), undated
Box 7 Folder 3
Renard, John Walter (Class of 1955), undated

USNA Dean of Admissions. Includes information on and description of the enlisted project.

Box 7 Folder 4
Revotskie, Nicholas (Class of 1943), undated
Box 7 Folder 5
Richardson, Irwin Nathaniel (Class of 1978), undated
Box 7 Folder 6
Richardson, Jack Bradley (Class of 1978), undated
Box 7 Folder 7
Richter, William Julius (Class of 1929), undated
Box 7 Folder 8
Robinson, Kenneth George (Class of 1938), undated
Box 7 Folder 9
Rowe, John William (Class of 1918), undated

See also First Five Enlisted Graduates, 1915-1991.

Box 7 Folder 10
Ruder, Frederick Joseph (Class of 1941), undated
Box 7 Folder 11
Sagerholm, James Alvin (Class of 1952), undated
Box 7 Folder 12
Santos, Reydel (Class of 1978), undated
Box 7 Folder 13
Schelling, Robert Ayres (Class of 1938), undated
Box 7 Folder 14
Schildauer, Clarence Henry (Class of 1919), undated
Box 7 Folder 15
Schluter, Hugo Ernst (Class of 1952), undated
Box 7 Folder 16
Schrader, Harry Christian, Jr. (Class of 1955), undated
Box 7 Folder 17
Schratz, Paul Richard (Class of 1939), undated
Box 7 Folder 18
Schroeder, Daniel Richard (Class of 1961), undated
Box 7 Folder 19
Schultz, Fred L. (Naval History USNIP), undated
Box 7 Folder 20
Schultz, Randolph Lee (Class of 1972), undated
Box 7 Folder 21
Sexauer, Benjamin Harrison (Class of 1939), undated
Box 7 Folder 22
Shick, George Barton, Jr. (Class of 1950), undated
Box 7 Folder 23
Shine, Eugene Francis, Jr. (Class of 1949), undated
Box 7 Folder 24
Shinn, Allen Mayhew (Class of 1932), undated
Box 7 Folder 25
Skantze, Lawrence Albert (Class of 1952), undated
Box 7 Folder 26
Smith, Paul Edwin (Class of 1949), undated
Box 7 Folder 27
Southerland, William Henry Hudson (Class of 1872), undated
Box 7 Folder 28
Spencer, William Percival (Class of 1938), undated
Box 7 Folder 29
Stallman, Thomas Frank (Class of 1955), undated
Box 7 Folder 30
Stark, Robert Edward (Class of 1943), undated
Box 7 Folder 31
Stockwell, Richard Elbert (Class of 1946), undated
Box 7 Folder 32
Stokes, Phillip Gaines (Class of 1928), undated
Box 7 Folder 33
Stokes, Thomas Murray (Class of 1922), undated
Box 7 Folder 34
Sullivan, Eugene Thomas B. (Class of 1938), undated
Box 7 Folder 35
Sweetman, Jack, undated
Box 7 Folder 36
Taylor, Charles Arthur, Jr. (Class of 1943), undated
Box 7 Folder 37
Thames, Lewis Herman (Class of 1960), undated
Box 7 Folder 38
Tipshus, Edward Chester (Class of 1954), undated
Box 7 Folder 39
Treadwell, Kenneth Myron (Class of 1948), undated
Box 7 Folder 40
Tucker, Joseph Robbins (Class of 1938), undated
Box 7 Folder 41
Tuttle, Magruder Hill (Class of 1932), undated
Box 7 Folder 42
United States Naval Academy Preparatory School Officials, undated
Box 7 Folder 43
Viera, Dennis, Jr. (Class of 1977), undated
Box 7 Folder 44
Vreeland, Charles Edward (Class of 1870), undated
Box 7 Folder 45
Waddell, Henry Marsden, Jr. (Class of 1946), undated
Box 7 Folder 46
Wadleigh, John Remey (Class of 1937), undated
Box 7 Folder 47
Waller, Edward Carson, III (Class of 1949), undated
Box 7 Folder 48
Walton, N.C., undated
Box 7 Folder 49
Ward, Alfred Gustave (Class of 1932), undated
Box 7 Folder 50
Ward, Clarence Oliver (Class of 1917), undated
Box 7 Folder 51
Warlick, Wayne Portland (Class of 1947), undated
Box 7 Folder 52
Warlick, William Walter (Class of 1918), undated

See also First Five Enlisted Graduates, 1915-1991.

Box 7 Folder 53
Westcott, Charles, Tylden (Class of 1946), undated
Box 7 Folder 54
Williams, Charles Stanley, Jr. (Class of 1946), undated
Box 7 Folder 55
Williams, John Edward (Class of 1942), undated
Box 7 Folder 56
Wolverton, Thomas Michael (Class of 1926), undated
Box 7 Folder 57
Wordell, Malcolm Taber (Class of 1935), undated
Box 7 Folder 58
Zenni, Martin, M. (Class of 1946), undated
Box 7 Folder 59
Zimanski, Frank Anthony (Class of 1938), undated

Subseries 1c: Database Files, 1990-1996 Boxes 8-13

Subseries Description

Printouts from and corresponding raw data (primarily published registers of naval personnel) used in the construction of Vinock's databases of enlisted sailors admitted to the United States Naval Academy. The different compilations of the database reflect varying arrangement schemes, including alphabetically by name and chronologically by class year and alumni number. Compilation 3 of the database is labeled as "Final Version," and is arranged alphabetically by last name.

Subseries Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by document type and title, thereunder by compilation.

Box 8 Folder 1
Comparative Summary SECNAV vs. Non-SECNAV Appointments (1914-1948), 1992, 1994
Box 8 Folder 2
Data Used in Printouts - Compilation 1 (Entry Groups 1914-1949), undated
Box 8 Folder 3
Data Used in Printouts - Compilation 1 (Entry Groups 1950-1959), undated
Box 8 Folder 4
Data Used in Printouts - Compilation 1 (Entry Groups 1960-1969), undated
Box 8 Folder 5
Data Used in Printouts - Compilation 2 (Entry Groups 1930-1950), undated
Box 8 Folder 6
Data Used in Printouts - Compilation 2 (Entry Groups 1951-1966), undated
Box 9 Folder 1
Data Used in Printouts - Compilation 2 (Entry Groups 1951-1966), undated
Box 9 Folder 2
Data Used in Printouts - Compilation 2 (Entry Groups 1967-1972), undated
Box 9 Folder 3
Data Used in Printouts - Compilation 2 (Entry Groups 1973-1979), undated
Box 9 Folder 4
Data Used in Printouts - Compilation 2 (Entry Groups 1980-1984), undated
Box 9 Folder 5
Data Used in Printouts - Compilation 2 (Entry Groups 1985-1989), undated
Box 9 Folder 6
Data Used in Printouts - Compilation 3 (Entry Groups 1926-1950), undated
Box 10 Folder 1
Data Used in Printouts - Compilation 3 (Entry Groups 1951-1966), undated
Box 10 Folder 2
Data Used in Printouts - Compilation 4 (Entry Groups 1922-1969), undated
Box 10 Folder 3
Data Used in Printouts - Compilation 4 (Entry Groups 1970-1977), undated
Box 10 Folder 4
Data Used in Printouts - Compilation 4 (Entry Groups 1978-1984), undated
Box 10 Folder 5
Data Used in Printouts - Compilation 4 (Entry Groups 1914-1936), undated
Box 10 Folder 6
Data Used in Printouts - Compilation Unknown, 1992-1993, undated
Box 10 Folder 7
Database Printouts - Enlisted Men Entering USNA (Compilation 1 - 1863-1868 and 1914-1919), undated
Box 11 Folder 1
Database Printouts - Enlisted Men Entering USNA (Compilation 1 - 1920-1929), undated
Box 11 Folder 2
Database Printouts - Enlisted Men Entering USNA (Compilation 1 - 1930-1939), undated
Box 11 Folder 3
Database Printouts - Enlisted Men Entering USNA (Compilation 1 - 1940-1970 incomplete), 1991-1992, undated
Box 11 Folder 4-8
Database Printouts - Enlisted Men Entering USNA (Compilation 2), 1990-1992
Box 12 Folder 1
Database Printouts - Enlisted Men Entering USNA (Compilation 2), 1990-1992
Box 12 Folder 2-8
Database Printouts - Enlisted Men Entering USNA (Compilation 3 - Final Version), 1996
Box 13 Folder 1
Database Printouts - Enlisted Men Entering USNA (Compilation 4 - 1939-1940 incomplete), 1991
Box 13 Folder 2
Database Printouts - Enlisted Men Entering USNA (Compilation 4 - 1945-1947 and miscellaneous), 1991-1993
Box 13 Folder 3
Database Printouts - Enlisted Men Entering USNA (Compilation 5), 1992
Box 13 Folder 4
Database Printouts - Enlisted Men Entering USNA (Compilation 6 - Summaries 1972-1979), 1993
Box 13 Folder 5
Database Printouts - Enlisted Men Entering USNA (Compilation Unknown - 1863-1944), 1990-1991, undated
Box 13 Folder 6
Database Printouts - Enlisted Men Entering USNA (Compilation Unknown - 1945-1995), 1990-1995, undated
Box 13 Folder 7
Database Printouts - Sample, undated
Box 13 Folder 8
Description of Report Formats, Types of Sorts for Reports, and Description of the Database, undated
Box 13 Folder 9
Explanation of Notations on a Completed Printout of an Entry-Group, undated
Box 13 Folder 10
Notes Related to Database of Enlisted Men Entering USNA, 1990

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Series 2: VINOCK WRITINGS, 1919-1995 Boxes 14-15

Series Description

Articles written by Vinock pertaining to topics other than the admission of enlisted sailors to the United States Naval Academy and the United States Naval Academy Preparatory School. The articles, appearing primarily in Shipmate, pertain to such subjects as the joint naval operation known as UNITAS, the Fleet Rehabilitation and Modernization program (FRAM), and the United States Naval Academy Class of 1938. Included in the series are magazine articles, draft articles, book proposals, and related correspondence.

Writings by Vinock pertaining to the admission of enlisted sailors to the United States Naval Academy and the United States Naval Academy Preparatory School are located in USNA ENLISTED PROJECT FILES/General Files.

Series Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date of publication.

Box 14 Folder 1

"UNITAS: A South American Perennial" (USNIP), 1984 July

Box 14 Folder 2

"FRAM Fixes the Fleet" (USNIP), 1984 August

Box 14 Folder 3

"The Old Navy - A Legacy" - Book Proposal, 1986-1987

Box 14 Folder 4

"F.R.A.P. The Fleet Rustbucket Activation Program" (Shipmate), 1988 April

Box 14 Folder 5

"F.R.A.P. The Fleet Rustbucket Activation Program" (Shipmate) - Correspondence, 1986-1988

Box 14 Folder 6

"F.R.A.P. The Fleet Rustbucket Activation Program" (Shipmate) - Drafts, 1987

Box 14 Folder 7

"F.R.A.P. The Fleet Rustbucket Activation Program" (Shipmate) - Related Research, 1919-1988, undated

Box 14 Folder 8

"'88 - '38 = 50" (Shipmate), 1988 June

Box 14 Folder 9

"'88 - '38 = 50" (Shipmate) - Correspondence, 1988

Box 14 Folder 10

"'88 - '38 = 50" (Shipmate) - Drafts, 1987-1988

Box 14 Folder 11

"Getting Around Back Then" (Shipmate), 1991 April

Box 14 Folder 12

"Getting Around Back Then" (Shipmate) - Correspondence and Drafts, 1989

Box 15 Folder 1

"Fifty-Five for '38 and the Houses in Between" (Shipmate), 1993 May

Box 15 Folder 2

"Fifty-Five for '38 and the Houses in Between" (Shipmate) - Miscellaneous, 1993

Box 15 Folder 3

"Requiem for a Marine" (Shipmate), 1994 April

Box 15 Folder 4

Shipmate Articles - Readers' Acknowledgements to Vinock, 1995

Box 15 Folder 5

Book Project - U.S. Naval Training Center, San Diego (Reference Materials), undated

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Series 3: U.S. NAVY FILES AND PERSONAL MISCELLANY, 1947-1996 Boxes 15-16

Series Description

Documentation of Vinock's U.S. Navy career and personal interests. The materials pertain to several subjects, including the Fleet Rehabilitation and Modernization program (FRAM), U.S.S. Sierra, and biographical data on Vinock himself, including his tour of duty as the Chief of the U.S. Naval Mission to Venezuela. Included in the series are news clippings, certificates, resumes, published articles and reports, newsletters, and correspondence.

Series Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by document type and topic.

Box 15 Folder 6

Bank of London & South America Review, 1975 April

Box 15 Folder 7

Certificates, 1950, 1963

Includes U.S. Naval School Instructors, Class c-1, Course "A" Certificate and U.S. Naval Guided Missiles School Certificate.

Box 15 Folder 8

Correspondence - Personal, 1973-1975

Box 15 Folder 9

Correspondence - FRAM Program, 1960 February

Box 15 Folder 10

Letter of Appreciation, 1964

Box 15 Folder 11

Map of Chile, undated

Box 16 Folder 1

News Clippings, 1959-1972, undated

Box 16 Folder 2

News Clippings - U.S. Naval Mission to Venezuela Official Functions, 1959

Box 16 Folder 3

Report - "The Venezuelan Shipbuilding and Marine Industries", 1975 April

Box 16 Folder 4

U.S.S. Remey - Ship History, 1947

Box 16 Folder 5

U.S.S. Sierra, 1962, 1992, undated

Box 16 Folder 6

Miscellaneous, 1989-1996

Box 16 Folder 7

Resumes and Biographies, 1989-1993, undated

Box 16 Folder 8

Shift Colors: The Newsletter for Navy Retirees, 1985-1990

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Series 4: PHOTOGRAPHS, 1931-1987 Boxes 17-18 [OS]

Series Description

Photographs, primarily black-and-white, pertaining largely to Vinock's U.S. Navy career. The photographs depict various topics and events, such as change of command ceremonies, awards ceremonies, Vinock's retirement, ships upon which Vinock served (including Hugh Purvis and Sierra), burial at sea, receptions and cocktail parties, and the Naval Academy Preparatory School, as well as portraits of Vinock and his family. Included in the series are black-and-white prints, color prints, photocopies, and occasional letters of transmittal.

Series Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by topic or photographic genre.

Box 17 Folder 1

Burial at Sea, 1963 May

Box 17 Folder 2

Change of Command - Assuming Command of Destroyer Squadron 8, 1963 November

Box 17 Folder 3

Change of Command - Assuming Command of U.S.S. Sierra, 1962 October

Box 17 Folder 4

Change of Command - Relinquishing Command of Destroyer Squadron 8, 1964 August

Box 17 Folder 5

Change of Command - Relinquishing Command of U.S.S. Sierra, 1963 October

Box 17 Folder 6

Commendation Ceremony - World War II Ribbon, 1946 September

Box 17 Folder 7

"The Drunkard", 1947

Service member play/variety show.

Box 17 Folder 8

Family Photographs - Celebration Aboard U.S.S. Sierra, 1962 October

Box 17 Folder 9

Family Photographs - Christmas in Key West, 1964 December

Box 17 Folder 10

Guam Events and Locales, 1948-1950

Box 17 Folder 11

Navy Day, 1959 October

Box 17 Folder 12

Navy Day - American Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, 1961 November

Box 17 Folder 13

Portraits (Group) - Family, 1959, 1982-1987, undated

Box 17 Folder 14

Portraits (Group) - Miscellaneous, 1943-1963, undated

Box 18[OS] Folder 1

Portraits (Group) - Naval Academy Preparatory Class, 1931 April

Photocopy Only.

Box 18[OS] Folder 2

Portraits (Group) - Naval Academy Preparatory Class, 1932 April

Photocopy Only.

Box 18[OS] Folder 3

Portraits (Group) - Naval Academy Preparatory Class, 1934 April

Includes rolled identification chart.

Box 18[OS] Folder 4

Portraits (Group) - Naval Academy Preparatory Class, 1939 April

Includes Letter of Transmittal, 1990.

Box 18[OS] Folder 5

Portraits (Group) - Naval Academy Preparatory School Company 1, Section 4, 1944 December

Box 18[OS] Folder 6

Portraits (Group) - Naval Academy Preparatory School Company 1, Section 6, 1944 December

Box 17 Folder 15

Portraits (Individual) - Barbara Vinock, 1940 December

Box 17 Folder 16

Portraits (Individual) - C.C. Adell, 1947-1949

Box 17 Folder 17

Portraits (Individual) - Carlos Larrazabal, 1960 January

Venezuelan Rear Admiral.

Box 17 Folder 18

Portraits (Individual) - Eli Vinock, 1938-1946

Box 17 Folder 19

Portraits (Individual) - Eli Vinock, 1952-1966, undated

Box 17 Folder 20

Portraits (Individual) - Family, 1979, 1982, undated

Box 17 Folder 21

Portraits (Individual) - Family Passport Photographs, 1959 May

Box 17 Folder 22

Portraits (Individual) - Miscellaneous, circa 1946, undated

Box 17 Folder 23

Retirement Ceremony, 1966

Box 17 Folder 24

Unidentified, undated

Box 17 Folder 25

UNITAS Planning Conference, 1960 May

Box 17 Folder 26

U.S.S. Hugh Purvis, 1954 November

Box 17 Folder 27

U.S.S. McCalla, 1945 September

Box 17 Folder 28

U.S.S. Sierra, 1963, undated

Box 17 Folder 29

U.S.S. Sierra - Maintenance Presentation, 1963

Box 17 Folder 30

U.S.S. Sierra - Photographs Loaned to Captain R. A. Kamrath, 1963, 1992

Box 17 Folder 31

Venezuelan Events - Despedidas, 1959

Venezuelan farewell parties.

Box 17 Folder 32

Venezuelan Events - Receptions and Cocktail Parties, 1960-1962

Box 17 Folder 33

Venezuelan Events - Receptions and Cocktail Parties, undated

Box 17 Folder 34

Venezuelan Events - U.S. Naval Mission Anniversary (Plaque), 1962 July

Box 17 Folder 35

Venezuelan Events - Venezuelan Naval Academy Graduation, 1961 June

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