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Willard M. Sweetser Papers, 1898-2008 (bulk 1921-1956): Finding Aid

Published in October 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 399
  • Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
  • Title: Willard M. Sweetser Papers
  • Dates: 1898-2008
  • Bulk Dates: 1921-1956
  • Size: 5.34 linear feet (6 manuscript boxes, 2 flat boxes)
  • Creator: Sweetser, Willard Merton, 1902-2007
  • Language(s) of material: English Russian Serbian
  • Abstract: Willard M. Sweetser was a graduate of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1922 and a U.S. Navy officer who served as a member of the Yangtze River Patrol, a Destroyer Squadron Commander, a Naval Science instructor, and as a Naval Attaché. The papers, consisting of correspondence, visiting cards, press clippings, books, photographs, and ephemera, primarily describe Sweetser's duties and experiences as a member of the Yangtze River Patrol, and as a Naval Attaché at the U.S. Embassies in Belgrade and Moscow.

Biography of Willard M. Sweetser

Willard M. Sweetser, son of Willard B. Sweetser, was born in Portland, Maine on June 9, 1902. After one year of study at the Severn School in Severna Park, Maryland, Sweetser entered the United States Naval Academy in 1922.

Following graduation from the Naval Academy on June 3, 1926, Sweetser was assigned to U.S.S. Marblehead (Light Cruiser: CL-12). During this assignment, Sweetser attended Naval Aviation School in Hampton, Virginia and Torpedo School in Newport, Rhode Island. After completing Torpedo School, he was transferred to U.S.S. Charles Ausburn (Destroyer: DD-294). In January 1929, Sweetser was assigned to U.S.S. Lexington (Aircraft Carrier: CV-2).

Sweetser began the 1930s with a transfer to foreign service, serving in the Philippines and as part of the Yangtze River Patrol aboard U.S.S. Panay (Gunboat: PR-5). In 1933, Sweetser joined the 4th Marine Regiment in Shanghai, during which time he was assigned to study the Russian language. In September 1934, Sweetser returned to the United States, having been assigned as an instructor in Naval Science at Yale University. After a two-year tour at Yale, he was again sent to sea in June 1936, serving aboard U.S.S. Mississippi (Battleship: BB-41). After two years in the Pacific, Sweetser transferred back to the East Coast to serve aboard U.S.S. Wyoming (Battleship BB-32). Following his service aboard Wyoming, Sweetser was again assigned to Yale University as a Naval Science instructor.

At the outbreak of the Second World War, Sweetser left Yale and returned to sea duty as captain of the newly completed U.S.S. Lardner (Destroyer: DD 487), which entered commissioned service on May 13, 1942. After a brief tour in the South Pacific, Sweetser returned to the East Coast to take command of U.S.S. Hickox (Destroyer: DD-673) upon that ship's commissioning on September 10, 1943. Sweetser rounded out his wartime service with tours as commander of Destroyer Division 92 and as a member of the Chief of Naval Operations' staff. Sweetser was awarded two Commendation ribbons, two Bronze Stars, and a Silver Star.

After World War II, Sweetser served two tours at the American Embassy in Belgrade as a Naval Attaché to Yugoslavia, during which time he served as the U.S. representative to the International Conference to Consider Free Navigation of the Danube in July 1948. Following his diplomatic service, Sweetser served tours as a professor of Naval Science at Dartmouth College, commander of Destroyer Squadron 32, and Chief of Staff to the Commander, Hunter Killer Force, Atlantic. In his final assignment, Sweetser again would serve in a diplomatic role as attaché in the American Embassy in Moscow. Following his retirement from the Navy with the rank of Rear Admiral in 1956, Sweetser pursued a Master of Science degree at Purdue University. After graduation, Sweetser taught mathematics at LaSalle University in Philadelphia until 1972. Willard Merton Sweetser died on November 30, 2007, at the age of 105.

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Description

The Willard M. Sweetser Papers, comprising 5.34 linear feet of documentation, span the bulk of Sweetser's career in the U.S. Navy, from his time as a midshipman at the United States Naval Academy in 1921, until his retirement in 1956. In varying levels of detail, the papers describe Sweetser's duties and experiences as a member of the Yangtze River Patrol, and as a Naval Attaché at the U.S. Embassies in Belgrade and Moscow.

The collection is composed of varying document types, including letters (primarily incoming), memoranda, invitations, visiting cards, press clippings, books, photographs, orders, event programs, travel permits, identification cards, and ephemera, such as luggage tags and tickets. The papers also include a single scrapbook.

The Sweetser Papers are organized into four series by document type and office of origin. UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY FILES consists primarily of a scrapbook containing photographs, event programs, and awards from throughout Sweetser's naval career. The majority of materials pertaining directly to Sweetser's naval career are found in UNITED STATES NAVAY FILES. Broken into four sub-series, the files focus primarily on Sweetser's duties as a member of the Yangtze River Patrol, and as a Naval Attaché at the U.S. Embassies in Belgrade and Moscow, but also include materials from his service as captain of U.S.S. Lardner. Documents and ephemera tangentially or loosely related to Sweetser's naval career, such as reference works on Russia and travel materials, such as Aeroflot luggage tags, can be found in SUBJECT FILES AND PERSONAL EPHEMERA. Photographs documenting Sweetser's naval career as a diplomat and surface warfare officer, as well as life as a midshipman at the Naval Academy, can be found in PHOTOGRPAHS.

Research interests served by the Sweetser Papers, in addition to biographical inquiries, include the general nature of diplomatic service in the U.S. Navy and the service of U.S.S. Panay on the Yangtze River.

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Arrangement

Organized into the following series:

  • Series 1: UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY FILES, 1921-1949, 1977
  • Series 2: UNITED STATES NAVY FILES, 1931-1964
  • Subseries 2a: General, 1941-1964
  • Subseries 2b: Yangtze River Patrol, 1931-1932
  • Subseries 2c: Attaché to Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 1946-1949
  • Subseries 2d: Attaché to Moscow, USSR, 1948-1956
  • Series 3: SUBJECT FILES AND PERSONAL EPHEMERA, 1898-2008
  • Series 4: PHOTOGRAPHS, 1922-1953
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Access and Use

Access

Access is unrestricted.

Copyright and Permission

The Willard M. Sweetser 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

Gift of Willard M. Sweetser, Jr. in March 2009. Accession No. 09-03.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Material

Additional biographical materials pertaining to Willard M. Sweetser may be found in his Alumni Jacket in Special Collections & Archives, Nimitz Library. Additional material pertaining to the Yangtze River Patrol can be found in the O. Kemp Tolley Papers, MS 380 in Special Collections & Archives, Nimitz Library.

Materials Cataloged Separately

The following five books have been removed from the collection and cataloged separately:

Koester, Hans. Jugoslavia: Land of Promise. London: Robert Hale, 1937. (Spec Coll DR309.K6 1937)

Lyman, Charles Huntington. Exit with a Full Heart: Being a Love Letter to the United States Navy. Washington, DC: Published in Cooperation with the Navy League of the United States, 1973. (Spec Coll V63.L95 A3 1973)

Nash, Ray. Navy at Dartmouth. Hanover: Dartmouth Publications, 1946. (Spec Coll LD1438.N3 1946)

Soule, Charles Carroll and Cleveland McCauley. International Law for Naval Officers. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute, 1923. (Spec Coll JX3180.S6 1923)

Wallace, James Henry. A Cross for Bravery. Portland, ME: Bradford Press, 1941 (Spec Coll PS3545.A55 C7 1941) Copy 149 of 500, signed by the author.

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Processing and Other Information

Preferred Citation

Willard M. Sweetser Papers, MS 399

Special Collections & Archives Department

Nimitz Library

United States Naval Academy

Processing Information

This collection was processed by David D'Onofrio in October 2009. Finding aid written by David D'Onofrio in October 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

  • Lardner (Destroyer : DD-487)
  • Military attachés -- United States
  • Panay (River Gunboat : PR-5)
  • Sweetser, Willard Merton, 1902-2007
  • United States -- Foreign relations
  • United States. Navy. Yangtze Patrol

Genre Terms

  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Correspondence
  • Ephemera
  • Invitations
  • Manuscripts
  • Monographs
  • Orders (military records)
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks
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Contents List

Series 1: UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY FILES, 1921-1949, 1977 Boxes 1, 7 [OS]

Series Description

Documentation of Sweetser’s time as a midshipman at the Naval Academy, as well as his later interactions with the Naval Academy Alumni Association. The materials pertain largely to special events, such as dances, Army-Navy football, and graduation. Included in the series are certificates, correspondence, ephemera, greeting cards, a lesson schedule, and a scrapbook.

The scrapbook, spanning from 1921 to 1949, includes photographs, dance programs, football programs, certificates, press clippings and postcards. The scrapbook also contains material pre and postdating Sweetser’s time at the Naval Academy, including awards from the Severn School, his appointments as Commander and Captain, and a citation for a Silver Star.

Additional material pertaining to the United States Naval Academy can be found in PHOTOGRAPHS.

Series Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by document type.

Box 1 Folder 1

Acceptance Letter, 1922 June 23

Box 1 Folder 2

Alumni Association Materials, 1977, undated

Box 1 Folder 3

Christmas Cards, 1922

Box 1 Folder 4

Diploma, 1926 June 3

Box 1 Folder 5

Graduation Ticket, 1926 June 3

Box 1 Folder 6

Naval History Lesson Schedule, 1923

Box 7 [OS] Folder 1

Scrapbook, 1921-1949

Includes certificates for Sweetser’s appointments as a Midshipman, Commander, and Captain, as well as a citation for a Silver Star, and a graduation certificate from Armed Forces Information School.

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Series 2: UNITED STATES NAVY FILES, 1931-1964 Boxes 1-4

Series Description

Documentation of Sweetser's career in the United States Navy, focusing primarily on his duties with the Yangtze River Patrol, and as a Naval Attaché.

Series Arrangement

Organized into four sub-series by office or duty station.

Subseries 2a: General, 1941-1964

Subseries Description

Documentation, of a general nature, of several unrelated aspects of Sweetser's career in the United States Navy. The materials pertain to awards received by Sweetser, security clearance, social protocol, U.S.S. Lardner, and Sweetser's retirement. Included in the sub-series are letters, certificates, identification cards, handbooks, orders, a pocket diary, and a 16mm motion picture film.

The 16mm, silent, motion picture film depicts the "Crossing the Line" ceremony of the U.S.S. Lardner. Photographs of U.S.S. Lardner, as well as a rescue operation probably carried out aboard Lardner or Hickox can be found in PHOTOGRAPHS.

Additional awards and certificates from Sweetser's naval career can be found in the scrapbook in UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY FILES.

Subseries Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by document type.

Box 1 Folder 7
Citations and Awards, 1941-1944
Box 1 Folder 8
Identification Cards, 1956, 1964, undated
Box 1 Folder 9
Motion Picture (16mm) - U.S.S. Lardner "Crossing the Line" Ceremonies, undated
Box 1 Folder 10
Navy Speaker's Guide, 1958
Box 1 Folder 11
"Operation and Engagement Stars", 1945-1946
Box 1 Folder 12
Orders, 1951 July 20
Box 1 Folder 13
Pocket Diary, undated
Box 1 Folder 14
Retirement Materials, 1956
Box 1 Folder 15
Security Clearance, 1953
Box 1 Folder 16
Social Usage and Protocol: A Handbook Compiled for Officers of the United States Navy, 1951-1954

Subseries 2b: Yangtze River Patrol, 1931-1932

Subseries Description

Documentation of events and duties during Sweetser's tour aboard U.S.S. Panay of the Yangtze River Patrol. The materials pertain specifically to Sweetser's duty as an armed guard aboard steamer I'Ling, salvaging of the steamer I'Ping, and the ransoming of Captain Charles Baker by Chinese Communists. Included in the sub-series are memoranda, log entries, and a map.

Subseries Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by document title or type.

Box 1 Folder 17
Log of Armed Guard from U.S.S. Panay on board S.S. I'Ling During Trip NR. 160 down from Ichang to Hankow, 1931 October

Account of attack on I'Ling by shore forces. Includes written statements by crew members.

Box 1 Folder 18
"Log of H.E. Case in Connection with Ransom of Captain Chas. Baker", 1932 February
Box 1 Folder 19
Map - Nanking-Shanghai-Hangchow Area, undated
Box 1 Folder 20
"Salvaging S.S. I'Ping", 1932 February

Subseries 2c: Attaché to Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 1946-1949

Subseries Description

Documentation related to Sweetser's service as a Naval Attaché at the American Embassy in Belgrade. The materials focus on the social nature and protocol of diplomatic duty, as well as the International Conference to Consider Free Navigation of the Danube. Included in the sub-series are invitations, incoming letters, incoming and outgoing visitor cards, diplomatic lists, press clippings, handwritten notes, schedules, orders, certificates, identification cards, and ephemera.

Included in the sub-series are several documents, including visiting cards and certificates, in the Serbian language.

Subseries Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by document type.

Box 1 Folder 21
Certificates (Serbian), 1946 and 1948
Box 1 Folder 22
Correspondence, 1947
Box 1 Folder 23
Correspondence, 1948

Includes a memorandum of instructions for officers attached to the American Embassy in Belgrade.

Box 1 Folder 24
Correspondence, 1949
Box 1 Folder 25
Correspondence, undated
Box 1 Folder 26
Correspondence - Greeting Cards, 1948
Box 1 Folder 27-28
Correspondence - Greeting Cards, undated
Box 2 Folder 1
Correspondence - Greeting Cards, undated
Box 2 Folder 2
Correspondence - Postcards, 1947-1948, undated
Box 2 Folder 3
Correspondence - Postcards (Blank), undated
Box 2 Folder 4
Delegation Rosters - International Conference to Consider Free Navigation of the Danube, 1948 July
Box 2 Folder 5
Diplomatic Corps Magazine Supply Card, undated
Box 2 Folder 6
Diplomatic Passport, 1946
Box 2 Folder 7
Hotel Receipts, undated
Box 2 Folder 8
Identification Card (Serbian), 1947
Box 2 Folder 9
Liste du Corps Diplomatique [Diplomatic List], 1947 April
Box 2 Folder 10
Liste du Corps Diplomatique [Diplomatic List], 1947 October
Box 2 Folder 11
Liste du Corps Diplomatique [Diplomatic List], 1948 April
Box 2 Folder 12
[Memorandum] (Russian) - Travel in Czechoslovakia, undated
Box 2 Folder 13
Notes and Sketches, undated
Box 2 Folder 14
Orders, 1946, undated
Box 2 Folder 15
Press Clippings, 1948, undated

Articles pertaining to access to the Danube and the U.S. Navy's presence in the Mediterranean.

Box 2 Folder 16
Social Appointments - Invitations, 1947 January-April
Box 2 Folder 17
Social Appointments - Invitations, 1947 May-August
Box 2 Folder 18
Social Appointments - Invitations, 1947 October-December
Box 2 Folder 19
Social Appointments - Invitations, 1948 January-April
Box 2 Folder 20
Social Appointments - Invitations, 1948 May-June
Box 3 Folder 1
Social Appointments - Invitations, 1948 July-August
Box 3 Folder 2
Social Appointments - Invitations, 1948 September-October
Box 3 Folder 3
Social Appointments - Invitations, 1948 November
Box 3 Folder 4
Social Appointments - Invitations, 1948 December
Box 3 Folder 5
Social Appointments - Invitations, 1949 January-February
Box 3 Folder 6
Social Appointments - Invitations, 1949 March-May
Box 3 Folder 7
Social Appointments - Invitations (Loose), 1947, undated
Box 3 Folder 8
Social Appointments - Schedule, undated
Box 3 Folder 9
Special Guide to Restaurants in Soho and West End, undated
Box 3 Folder 10
Statement of Balance, 1948
Box 3 Folder 11
Visiting Cards, undated
Box 3 Folder 12-14
Visiting Cards (Received), undated

Subseries 2d: Attaché to Moscow, USSR, 1948-1956

Subseries Description

Documentation of Sweetser's service as a Naval Attaché at the American Embassy in Moscow, USSR. The materials pertain to the social nature of diplomatic service, as well as Sweetser's travels, and specific Soviet public events, such as the Physical Culture Parade and celebrations for May Day. Included in the sub-series are incoming letters, diplomatic lists, event tickets, event programs, visiting cards, invitations, maps, travel permits, account statements, and handwritten notes.

Included in the sub-series are several documents in the Russian language.

Subseries Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by document type.

Box 3 Folder 15
Commissary Statements, 1955
Box 3 Folder 16
Correspondence, 1954-1956
Box 3 Folder 17
Customs Forms (Russian), 1954
Box 3 Folder 18
Diplomatic List, 1954 January
Box 3 Folder 19
Diplomatic List, 1954 July
Box 3 Folder 20
Diplomatic List, 1955 January
Box 4 Folder 1
Event Program - USSR Physical Culture Parade, 1954 June
Box 4 Folder 2
Event Tickets - Victory Day and May Day, 1955
Box 4 Folder 3
Identification Card (Russian), [1948]
Box 4 Folder 4
Invitations, 1953-1956
Box 4 Folder 5
Invitations, undated
Box 4 Folder 6
Maps (Atlas), 1953
Box 4 Folder 7
Maps (Loose), 1953-1954
Box 4 Folder 8
Notes (Handwritten), undated
Box 4 Folder 9
Occupational Force Travel Permit, undated
Box 4 Folder 10
Telephone Directory, 1955 April
Box 4 Folder 11
Travel Permits (Finnish and Turkish), 1955
Box 4 Folder 12
Visiting Cards, undated
Box 4 Folder 13
Visiting Cards (Received), undated

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Series 3: SUBJECT FILES AND PERSONAL EPHEMERA, 1898-2008 Boxes 4-6, 8 [OS]

Series Description

Documents and ephemera relating to various topics of personal and professional interest to Sweetser. The materials pertain to such varied topics as the history of the Russian Navy, Soviet satellite armies, the Church of St. George Oplenac, the dedication of the United States Naval Academy Alumni House, historic United States Navy vessels, and travel in the Soviet Union. The series also includes professional development material from the U.S. Naval War College. Included in the series are books, press clippings, event programs, airplane [and railway] tickets, pamphlets, luggage tags, and a map.

All of the U.S. Naval War College Publications within this series are also available in the general collections of Nimitz Library.

Series Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by document type or subject.

Box 4 Folder 14

Airline Ticket, undated

Box 4 Folder 15

Biographical Material, 2008, undated

Box 4 Folder 16

Books - [Church of St. George, Oplenac] (Serbian), 1935

Box 4 Folder 17

Books - Graf, H. The Russian Navy in War and Revolution (English Translation), 1923

Title also available in the Nimitz Library General Collection (DK265.G65).

Box 5 Folder 1

Books - Graf, H. The Russian Navy in War and Revolution (Russian Edition, Copy 1), undated

Box 5 Folder 2

Books - Graf, H. The Russian Navy in War and Revolution (Russian Edition, Copy 2), undated

Box 5 Folder 3

Books - [Military Primer Cyrillic and Latin: With Instruction for Reading and Writing] (Serbian), 1932

Box 5 Folder 4

Books - Testimonies which Cannot be Refuted: Statements by Refugee Soldiers of the Soviet Satellite Armies, undated

Box 5 Folder 5

Event Program - United States Naval Academy Alumni House Dedication, 1945 October 13

Box 5 Folder 6

Event Program (Serbian) - Dundo Maroje (play), undated

Box 5 Folder 7

Identification Card - LaSalle College, undated

Box 5 Folder 8

List of Passengers: S.S. America, United States Lines, 1946 December

Box 5 Folder 9

Luggage Tags, undated

Box 8 [OS] Folder 1

Map - Dartmouth College, undated

Box 5 Folder 10

Pamphlet - Ships of the Navy, [1927]

Box 5 Folder 11

Press Clippings, 1898, 1962, undated

Includes images of U.S. Ships Brooklyn, Oregon, Iowa, New York, and Panay.

Box 5 Folder 12

Travel Documents and Tickets, undated

Box 6 Folder 1

U.S. Naval War College Publications - Information Service for Officers, 1948-1949

Title also available in the Nimitz Library General Collection (Bound Periodicals).

Box 6 Folder 2

U.S. Naval War College Publications - Sound Military Decision: Including Estimate of Situation and Formulation of Directives, 1938

Title also available in the Nimitz Library General Collection (V163.U55 1938).

Box 6 Folder 3

U.S. Naval War College Publications - Sound Military Decision, 1942

Title also available in the Nimitz Library General Collection (V163.U55 1942).

Box 6 Folder 4

Visiting Cards, undated

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Series 4: PHOTOGRAPHS, 1922-1953 Boxes 6, 8 [OS]

Series Description

Photographs, primarily black-and-white, depicting various events from Sweetser's career in the U.S. Navy. In addition to group and individual portraits featuring Sweetser, the photographs also depict the United States Naval Academy (including buildings and grounds, football, parades, and the Class of 1926 commencement), various U.S. Navy vessels (including U.S. Ships Panay, Lardner, and Charles Ausburn), a visit to an allied military cemetery in Murmansk, Russia, and World War II battle scenes. Included in the series are photographic prints, postcards, and printouts.

The photographs of World War II battle scenes include unidentified depictions of what appear to be European ruins and the recovery of refugees or prisoners of war in the Pacific.

Included in the series is a photograph of President Warren G. Harding reviewing the Brigade of Midshipmen, and a photograph of President Lyndon B. Johnson at an unidentified event.

Series Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject type.

Box 6 Folder 5

Battle Scenes (World War II) - [Japanese Refugee/Prisoner of War] Rescue, undated

Box 6 Folder 6

Battle Scenes (World War II) - Unidentified [European] Ruins, undated

Box 6 Folder 7

Dartmouth Scenes, undated

Images feature Dartmouth College ROTC swearing-in and award ceremonies.

Box 8 [OS] Folder 2

Portraits (Group), undated

Images feature the Naval Academy football team, and members of the [Class of 1926].

Box 6 Folder 8

Moscow Scenes - Greeting Cards (Blank), 1953

Box 6 Folder 9

Naval Academy Scenes - Buildings and Grounds, circa 1922-1926

Images feature U.S.S. Reina Mercedes and an aerial view of the Naval Academy.

Box 6 Folder 10

Naval Academy Scenes - Football, circa 1922-1926

Box 8 [OS] Folder 4

Naval Academy Scenes - Graduation [rolled], 1926 June 3

Box 6 Folder 11

Naval Academy Scenes - Parades and Formations, circa 1922-1926

One image features President Warren G. Harding reviewing the brigade.

Box 6 Folder 12

Portraits (Group) - Crew of U.S.S. Panay, undated

Box 6 Folder 13

Portraits (Group) - Naval Academy Chapel Ushers, 1925

Box 6 Folder 14

Portraits (Group) - Unidentified,

Box 6 Folder 15

Portraits (Individual) - Sweetser, Willard M., undated

Box 6 Folder 16

Ships - Unidentified, undated

Box 6 Folder 17

Ships - U.S.S. Block Island (Aircraft Carrier: CVE-106), undated

Images feature Rear Admiral Dan Gallery.

Box 8 [OS] Folder 3

Ships - U.S.S. Charles Ausburn (Destroyer: DD-294), undated

Box 6 Folder 18

Ships - U.S.S. Hickox (Destroyer: DD-673), [1943]

Images of ceremony on deck, possibly for ship's launch and christening.

Box 6 Folder 19

Ships - U.S.S. Lardner (Destroyer: DD-487), 1942

Images of construction and christening ceremonies.

Box 6 Folder 20

Ships - U.S.S. Mississippi (Battleship: BB-41), undated

Box 6 Folder 21

Ships - U.S.S. Panay (Gunboat: PR-5), undated

Box 6 Folder 22

Ships - U.S.S. Toledo (Heavy Cruiser: CA-133), undated

Box 6 Folder 23

Special Events and Ceremonies - Murmansk Alliance Military Cemetery, undated

Box 6 Folder 24

Special Events and Ceremonies - Unidentified, undated

One image features President Lyndon B. Johnson.

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