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Edward L. Beach Papers, 1883-2000 (bulk 1951-1999): Finding Aid

Published in April 2015

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 422
  • Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
  • Title: Edward L. Beach Papers
  • Dates: 1883-2000
  • Bulk Dates: 1951-1999
  • Size: 16.25 linear feet (39 manuscript boxes, 1 flat folder)
  • Creator: Beach, Edward L. (Edward Latimer), 1918-2002
  • Language(s) of material: English
  • Abstract: Edward Latimer Beach, Jr. was an officer in the United States Navy and a member of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1939. The papers are the product of Beach's careers as a United States Navy submarine officer, novelist, historian, lecturer, and political aide.

Biographical Chronology of Edward L. Beach

1918
  • Born April 20 in New York to Edward Latimer Beach, Sr. and Alice Fouche Beach of Palo Alto.
1935
  • Appointed to the United States Naval Academy by Senator Hiram Johnson of California.
1939
  • In June, graduates from the United States Naval Academy.
  • In June, is assigned to U.S.S. Chester (Cruiser : CA-27).
  • In September, is detached from U.S.S. Chester for neutrality patrol duty aboard U.S.S. Lea (Destroyer : DD-118).
1941
  • In September, detached from U.S.S. Lea for instruction at Submarine School, New London.
  • In December, graduates first in his class from Submarine School.
  • Assigned to U.S.S. Trigger (Submarine : SS-237), while still under construction at Mare Island.
1942
  • Begins active service aboard U.S.S. Trigger, serving as Diving Officer, Executive Officer, and Co-Approach Officer.
  • In June, participates in the Battle of Midway.
1944
  • In May, is detached from U.S.S. Trigger.
  • In July, is assigned to U.S.S. Tirante (Submarine : SS-420).
1945
  • In April, is detached from U.S.S. Tirante.
  • In June, receives command of U.S.S. Piper (Submarine : SS-409).
  • In December, is assigned as aide to the Chief of the Bureau of Naval Personnel Vice Admiral Louis E. Denfeld.
1947
  • In March, is transferred to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OP-36) as Assistant to the Atomic Energy Liaison.
1948
  • In May, receives command of U.S.S. Amberjack (Submarine : SS-522).
1949
  • In August, is appointed Naval Aide to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Omar Bradley.
1951
  • In March, is designated as Prospective Commanding Officer of U.S.S. Trigger (Submarine : SS-564).
1952
  • On March 31, assumes command of U.S.S. Trigger following her commissioning.
  • Publishes Submarine!
1953
  • In January, is appointed Naval Aide to the President of the United States.
1955
  • Publishes Run Silent, Run Deep.
1957
  • In February, is detached as Naval Aide to the President to assume command of U.S.S. Salamonie (Oiler : AO-26).
1958
  • In January, is appointed Special Assistant in submarine matters to the Chief of the Naval Reactors Branch, Division of Reactor Development at the Atomic Energy Commission.
  • In June, is ordered to oversee the construction of U.S.S. Triton (Submarine (nuclear powered) : SSN-586).
1959
  • On November 10, assumes command of U.S.S. Triton upon her commissioning.
1960
  • On May 11, U.S.S. Triton completes the first submerged circumnavigation of the world.
1961
  • In July, assumes command of Submarine Squadron Eight.
1962
  • In August, reports to the National War College for instruction.
  • Publishes Around the World Submerged: The Voyage of the Triton.
1963
  • In July, completes the course at the National War College and is assigned to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations.
1966
  • On December 1, retires from the United States Navy.
  • Publishes The Wreck of the Memphis.
  • Appointed Stephen B. Luce Chair of Naval Science at the Naval War College, serving until 1969.
1969
  • Serves as Staff Director and Secretary of the Senate Republican Policy Committee until 1977.
1972
  • Publishes Dust on the Sea.
1978
  • Publishes Cold is the Sea.
1981
  • Serves as Administrative Aide to Senator Jeremiah Denton.
1986
  • Publishes The United States Navy: 200 Years.
1995
  • Publishes Scapegoats: A Defense of Kimmel and Short at Pearl Harbor.
1999
  • Published Salt and Steel: Reflections of a Submariner.
2002
  • On December 1, dies in Georgetown, Washington, DC.
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Description of Contents

The Edward L. Beach Papers, comprising 16.25 linear feet of documentation, span from 1883 to 2000, with a majority of the material falling between 1951 and 1999. The papers are the product of Beach's careers as a United States Navy submarine officer, novelist, historian, lecturer, and political aide.

The collection is composed primarily of incoming and outgoing correspondence, with lesser amounts of photographs, news clippings, brochures, newsletters, event programs, transcripts, notes, certificates, and photocopies of published works.

The Beach Papers are organized into five records series by topical coverage. The first two series, Series 1: General Files (Chronological) and Series 2: General Files (Alphabetical) offer the widest breadth of coverage of Beach's life and career. Combined, the two series cover Beach's post-World War II U.S. Navy service, his authoring of historical and fictional works, his relationships with other historians and authors, his involvement in Republican Party politics, his teaching at the Naval War College, his work with the United States Naval Institute, and Beach family history. While the two series do touch upon Beach's service in the Navy, they, and the collection as a whole, contain little in the way of official documents from Beach's U.S. Navy career.

The next two series focus on specific projects and areas of personal interest to Beach. Series 3: U.S.S. Memphis Files focuses on Beach's work pertaining to the U.S.S. Memphis (Armored cruiser : CA-10), which was wrecked in 1916 in the waters off Santo Domingo while under the command of Beach's father, Edward L. Beach, Sr. More specifically, the series deals with Beach's affiliation with the Memphis Survivors Association, efforts to rehabilitate the reputation of his father, and writing of Wreck of the Memphis. Series 4: Admiral Kimmel Files pertains to Beach's efforts to have Admiral Husband E. Kimmel's full rank posthumously restored and his authoring of Scapegoats: A Defense of Kimmel and Short at Pearl Harbor. To that end, the series includes research materials on the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, correspondence with United States Senators and Defense Department officials, and materials pertaining to others' writings on Kimmel and Pearl Harbor.

The final series, Series 5: Cruise, Lecture, and Public Appearance Files, is the product of Beach's work as a guest lecturer and his role as the guest of honor at various commemorations and special events. Much of the lecture documentation in the series represents Beach's work specifically as a cultural and historical lecturer aboard the Ocean Pearl and the ships of Royal Viking Tours.

Noticeably absent from the collection are drafts and research materials for Beach's books, aside from the contents of Series 3: U.S.S. Memphis Files and Series 4: Admiral Kimmel Files. Other than fan mail, reviews, and licensing materials, there is minimal documentation pertaining to Submarine!, Run Silent, Run Deep, Around the World Submerged: The Voyage of the Triton, Dust on the Sea, Cold is the Sea, or The United States Navy: 200 Years.

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Arrangement

The Edward L. Beach Papers are organized into the following five series:

  • Series 1: General Files (Chronological), 1951-1995
  • Series 2: General Files (Alphabetical), 1883-2000
  • Series 3: U.S.S. Memphis Files, 1932-1998
  • Series 4: Admiral Kimmel Files, 1941-1999
  • Series 5: Cruise, Lecture, and Public Appearance Files, 1945-1999
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Access and Use

Access

Access is unrestricted.

Copyright and Permission

The Edward L. Beach 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 Edward L. Beach in April 2001. Accession No. 01-08.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Material

Additional material pertaining to Beach's time as a midshipman at the United States Naval Academy can be found in his Midshipman Personnel Jacket (sealed until 2028) and his Alumni Jacket, both available at Special Collections & Archives, Nimitz Library, United States Naval Academy.

Additional material pertaining to Beach's work with the Guppy program and his command of U.S.S. Triton can be found in the Beach, Captain Edward L. Papers at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library. Material pertaining to Beach's service as Naval Aide to the President can be found in the Edward L. Beach and Evan P. Aurand Records, also at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library.

The Minutes of the United States Senate Republican Policy Committee from Beach's time as Staff Director are available at Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, accession number 10200-af.

Materials Cataloged Separately

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

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Processing and Other Information

Preferred Citation

Edward L. Beach Papers, MS 422

Special Collections & Archives Department

Nimitz Library

United States Naval Academy

Processing Information

This collection was processed by David D'Onofrio in April 2015. Finding aid written by David D'Onofrio in April 2015.

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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

  • Beach family
  • Beach, Edward L. (Edward Latimer), 1867-1943
  • Beach, Edward L. (Edward Latimer), 1918-2002
  • Cruise lines
  • Dunne, W. M. P. (William Matthew Patrick), 1934-
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969
  • Historians -- United States
  • Kimmel, Husband Edward, 1882-1968
  • Memphis (Armored cruiser : ACR-10)
  • Memphis Survivors Association
  • Naval War College (U.S.)
  • Naval education -- United States
  • Naval history -- Congresses
  • Novelists -- American
  • Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941
  • Trigger (Submarine : SS-237)
  • Triton (Radar picket submarine (nuclear powered) : SSR(N)-586)
  • U.S. Senate Republican Policy Committee
  • United States Naval Academy. Class of 1939
  • United States Naval Institute
  • United States. Navy -- Submarine forces -- History
  • United States. Navy -- Submarine forces -- Officers
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American

Genre Terms

  • Articles
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Correspondence
  • Ephemera
  • Manuscripts
  • Newsletters
  • Notes
  • Photographs
  • Programs (documents)
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Contents List

Series 1: General Files (Chronological), 1951-1995 Boxes 1-9

Series Description

Documentation of Beach's life and career, including his time as an officer in the United States Navy, a Republican Senate staffer, and an author. The materials in the series pertain to reviews of other authors' works, the licensing of Beach's writings and oral history, speaking engagements, recollections of service aboard submarines such as the U.S.S. Trigger and U.S.S. Triton, special events such as the Submarine Ball, policy issues researched by the Republican Policy Committee, ship models (notably of the U.S.S. Trigger), organizational memberships (such as the Cosmos Club), autograph requests, and Beach's personal finances. The series is composed primarily of incoming and outgoing letters, as well as their attachments and enclosures, such as newspaper clippings, magazine articles, invoices, and photographs.

Series Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Box 1 Folder 1

General Correspondence, 1951

Outfitting of U.S.S. Trigger, crew requests.

Box 1 Folder 2

General Correspondence, 1952

U.S.S. Trigger trials and battle flag.

Box 1 Folder 3

General Correspondence, 1953-1957

Box 1 Folder 4

General Correspondence, 1958

Transfer to and construction of U.S.S. Triton.

Box 1 Folder 5

General Correspondence, 1960

Box 1 Folder 6

General Correspondence, 1962

Includes an NBC interview with Beach.

Box 1 Folder 7

General Correspondence, 1963

Box 1 Folder 8

General Correspondence, 1964

Box 1 Folder 9

General Correspondence, 1965-1966

U.S.S. Jack trials.

Box 1 Folder 10

General Correspondence, 1967

Box 1 Folder 11-12

General Correspondence, 1968

Role as Stephen B. Luce Chair at Naval War College, licensing of Run Silent, Run Deep.

Box 2 Folder 1-2

General Correspondence, 1969

Writings on the Soviet maritime threat, and employment with the Senate Republican Policy Committee.

Box 2 Folder 3-5

General Correspondence, 1970

Government staffing recommendations, Captain Charles E. Orem, Japanese textile imports, urban renewal, the My Lai Massacre, and the Vietnam War.

Box 2 Folder 6-7

General Correspondence, 1971

Judges Lilian Erb and James Zeppieri, Dr. Eugene Poncelot's peripheral submarine viewing device, farm subsidies, children of Vietnam, and conscientious objector status requests.

Box 2 Folder 8

General Correspondence (Official), 1971

Primarily correspondence from the office of Senator Gordon Allott. Includes letters from Senators Bob Dole, Hiram Fong, John Tower, Charles Percy, Margaret Chase Smith, Roman Hruska, John Sherman Cooper, George Aiken, Charles McCurdy Mathias, Peter H. Dominick, and Milton Young, and Representative Gerald Ford.

Box 3 Folder 1-3

General Correspondence, 1972

Surface effect ships, publication of Dust on the Sea, and correspondence with staff of the World Health Organization.

Box 3 Folder 4

General Correspondence (Official), 1972

Includes correspondence with Senator Wallace F. Bennet, Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird, and the Republican State Central and Executive Committee.

Box 3 Folder 5-7

General Correspondence, 1973

Publication of Dust on the Sea and U.S.S. Memphis (SSN-691). Includes photographs of Beach.

Box 3 Folder 8-10

General Correspondence, 1974

Admiral H. H. Biermann travel itinerary, entries for Volume II of Naval Biography, retiree pay increases, and "monetary statesmanship," requests by Joseph Taussig, and Frank Wigelius, and nuclear reactor safety.

Box 4 Folder 1-2

General Correspondence, 1975

William B. Garrett, U.S.S. Rowell, and U.S.S. Tirante preservation efforts.

Box 4 Folder 3-5

General Correspondence, 1976

Recollections of the Eisenhower presidency, and women in war films. Includes correspondence from Senator Joe Biden. Includes photographs of Beach.

Box 4 Folder 6

General Correspondence, 1977

Twenty-fifth anniversary of Eisenhower's inauguration, liberal arts education at the Naval Academy, and a note of appreciation from Senator John Tower regarding Beach's retirement from the Republican Policy Committee. Includes photographs of Beach.

Box 4 Folder 7-8

General Correspondence, 1978

Twenty-fifth anniversary of Eisenhower's inauguration and publication of Cold is the Sea. Includes correspondence from Senators Lowell Weicker, Clifford Hansen, Charles Mathias, Mark Hatfield, and Ted Stevens.

Box 4 Folder 9

General Correspondence, 1979

Response to Cold is the Sea, U.S.S. Thresher, and Hitler vs Roosevelt.

Box 5 Folder 1

General Correspondence, 1979

Response to Cold is the Sea, U.S.S. Thresher, and Hitler vs Roosevelt.

Box 5 Folder 2-3

General Correspondence, 1980

Air India Flight 182. Includes photographs of Beach.

Box 5 Folder 4-6

General Correspondence, 1981

Death of Admiral Joe McClelland, Princeton University study of Indochina, and position as aide to Senator Jeremiah Denton. Includes a letter to President Reagan regarding the threat of surprise nuclear attacks.

Box 5 Folder 7-9

General Correspondence, 1982

Completion of Keepers of the Sea, Presidential Yacht U.S.S. Williamsburg, and Battleship Sailor.

Box 6 Folder 1-3

General Correspondence, 1983

Naval History Symposium, publication of Keepers of the Sea, Jules Verne's Nautilus, U.S.S. Wahoo, and John Paul Jones. Includes correspondence with Tom Clancy regarding The Hunt for Red October.

Box 6 Folder 4-5

General Correspondence, 1984

Eisenhower World Affairs Institute, Naval Academy candidacy of Michael Fett, and the Navy League. Includes photographs of Beach.

Box 6 Folder 6-8

General Correspondence, 1985

Filmmaking and the Navy, U.S.S. New Jersey, "The Role of Nuclear Weapons" by John Marshall Lee, and the Eisenhower World Affairs Institute. Includes correspondence from Senator Jeremiah Denton and Tom Clancy. Includes an interview with Beach on World War II submarine warfare.

Box 7 Folder 1-3

General Correspondence, 1986

Publication of The United States Navy: 200 Years, writings for American Legion Magazine, and Beach family history. Includes photographs of Beach.

Box 7 Folder 4-6

General Correspondence, 1987

Secretary of the Navy's Research Chair in Naval History.

Box 7 Folder 7-8

General Correspondence, 1988

Wreck of U.S.S. Somers and the frigate Alliance.

Box 8 Folder 1-2

General Correspondence, 1989

John Drake Sloat and U.S.S. Russell (DD-414).

Box 8 Folder 3-4

General Correspondence, 1990

Naval Institute Campaign Cabinet, Submarine Officers Reception, Operation Drumbeat, and a patent for weather modification. Includes photographs of Beach.

Box 8 Folder 5-6

General Correspondence, 1991

National War College's "The American Way of War at Sea" course, U.S.S. Harriet Lane, and the Naval History Symposium.

Box 8 Folder 7-8

General Correspondence, 1992

Husband Kimmel and Walter Short at Pearl Harbor, the Goldwater-Nichols act, and the Battle of Midway.

Box 9 Folder 1-2

General Correspondence, 1993

Control of the Merchant Marine, the relief of Wake Island, DSRV, and U.S.S. Wahoo.

Box 9 Folder 3-5

General Correspondence, 1994

Oil and energy sources, Torpedo Data Computer study, Ironbottom Sound expedition, and the writings of Lawrence Suid.

Box 9 Folder 6-8

General Correspondence, 1995

Publication of Scapegoats: A Defense of Kimmel and Short at Pearl Harbor.

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Series 2: General Files (Alphabetical), 1883-2000 Boxes 10-29

Series Description

Documentation of Beach's life, writing and editing career, family history, personal relationships, professional affiliations, and interests. The materials in the series pertain to some of Beach's writings (primarily article length pieces and editing work), Beach family genealogy, Beach's brother John Blair Beach, critiques of other authors' writings, affiliations (such as alumni associations and veterans associations), Beach's working relationship with the Naval Institute, his teaching career at the Naval War College, the Naval Academy's Class of 1939, ship commissionings, special event invitations, and personal finances. The series is composed primarily of incoming and outgoing letters, as well as their attachments and enclosures, such as newspaper clippings, magazine articles, invoices, event programs, brochures, and photographs.

Among the correspondents in the series are notable authors and naval historians (Herman Wouk and W. M. P. Dunne), Republican Party politicians, and World War II submariners (Paul Schratz, Richard O'Kane, and Slade Cutter, etc.).

Series Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by topic and correspondent.

Box 10 Folder 1

A. Ruth Raynor & Co., 1989-1990

Box 10 Folder 2-4

Admiral Nimitz Museum (Fredericksburg, Texas), 1989-1998

George Bush Gallery and participation by Beach at various symposiums.

Box 10 Folder 5-6

Ajax - Fregata Inglese, 1988

Ship model plans and specifications.

Box 10 Folder 7-8

Amme, Carl "Bon", 1962-1990

Amme's writings on strategy, NATO, and arms control. Includes photographs.

Box 10 Folder 9

Anderberg, Roy, 1988-1999

U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II, U.S.S. Tirante, and U.S.S. Trigger.

Box 11 Folder 1

U.S.S. Annapolis, 1991-1992

Box 11 Folder 2-3

Annie Laurie Williams, Inc., 1955-1971

Licensing of film and television adaptations of Run Silent, Run Deep. Includes a script for the movie adaptation of Run Silent, Run Deep.

Box 11 Folder 4

Barber, Jim, 1995

Proceedings Editor Fred Rainbow.

Box 11 Folder 5

Baring, C., 1988

Box 11 Folder 6

Arnold, Benedict, 1966

Box 11 Folder 7

Beach, Edward L., Sr., 1886-1979

Includes correspondence by the elder Beach.

Box 11 Folder 8-9

Beach Family (except immediate family), 1944-1999

Box 11 Folder 10-11

Beach Family Journal (Eugene H. Beach, Jr.), 1993-1996

Box 12 Folder 1-6

Beach, John Blair, 1957-1999

John Beach's work in the Army Chemical Corp, at Pratt and Whitney, and as editor of Defense Electronics, as well as materials on military retirement and writings on Stalin.

Box 12 Folder 7

Borgquist, Daryl, 1995

President Roosevelt's Pearl Harbor address.

Box 12 Folder 8

Britain's Maritime Strategy, 1967

Article by Norman Gibbs.

Box 12 Folder 9

Broussard, Richard, 1988-2000

Box 12 Folder 10

Burke, Harry E., 1996-1998

Box 12 Folder 11

Captain Beach Personal, 1960, 1995-1996

Invitations and planning for events featuring Beach while in command of U.S.S. Triton.

Box 13 Folder 1

Chandler, Alfred D., 1967

Chandler's works on Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Box 13 Folder 2

U.S.S. Chester, 1980-1993

Box 13 Folder 3

U.S.S. Chicago, 1986

Box 13 Folder 4

Christensen House, 1991

Box 13 Folder 5

U.S.S. Cincinnati, 1979-1989

Box 13 Folder 6

CineNova Productions (Christina Pochmursky), 1997-1998

U.S.S. Scorpion memorial production.

Box 13 Folder 7

Circumnavigators Club, 1960-1961

Includes a photograph of Beach.

Box 13 Folder 8

Columbia University, 1976

Box 13 Folder 9

Columbia University - Arden House, 1968-1969

Graduate Student Assembly on Uses of the Seas.

Box 13 Folder 10

Columbia University - Oral History Collection, 1966-1971

Includes correspondence regarding the Naval Institute's oral history program.

Box 13 Folder 11

Confederacy, Civil War, and Slavery, 1953, 2000

Includes coverage of Beach at a wreath laying sponsored by the Daughters of the Confederacy.

Box 13 Folder 12

Convoy Commodore, 1969-1970

Antisubmarine warfare training course.

Box 13 Folder 13

Costello, John, 1994-1996

Costello's work on Pearl Harbor and the Philippines, and his death.

Box 13 Folder 14

Crane, Theodore R., 1976-1991

Beach family history.

Box 13 Folder 15

Cutler, R. C., 1967-1968

History of the National Security Council.

Box 13 Folder 16

DASO - U.S.S. Nathanael Greene, 1981

Demonstration and shakedown operation including the Trident missile system.

Box 13 Folder 17

Davis Agency and Military Travel Service, 1970

Box 14 Folder 1

Demise of the Star, 1981

Closure of the Washington Star.

Box 14 Folder 2

Denekas, Willis, 1993-1999

Box 14 Folder 3

Denton, Jeremiah, 1985-1996

Box 14 Folder 4

Diane, 1980-1982

Box 14 Folder 5

Digital Ranch, 1999

Box 14 Folder 6

Divine, David, 1970

Box 14 Folder 7

Doenitz, Karl, 1989-1999

Beach's meeting with the German Admiral.

Box 14 Folder 8

Dolphin Scholarship Foundation, 1999-2000

Box 14 Folder 9

Dornin, Eleanore, 1996

Box 14 Folder 10-11

Dunne, W. M. P., 1983-1984

Tonnage of U.S. sailing ships, U.S.S. Chesapeake, U.S.S. President, and the early American Navy.

Box 15 Folder 1

Dunne, W. M. P., 1983-1984

Tonnage of U.S. sailing ships, U.S.S. Chesapeake, U.S.S. President, and the early American Navy.

Box 15 Folder 2

Dunne, W. M. P., 1986-1987

Stephen Decatur in the War of 1812, tonnage of U.S. sailing ships, and the Continental Frigate Bourbon.

Box 15 Folder 3

Dunne, W. M. P., 1988

The work of Howard I. Chapelle and Stephen Decatur's biography.

Box 15 Folder 4-5

Dunne, W. M. P., 1989

U.S.S. United States, Pensacola's role in the Navy, Stephen Decatur, and Dunne's teaching at L.I.U.

Box 16 Folder 1-2

Dunne, W. M. P., 1990-1995

U.S.S. Constellation, U.S.S. Constitution, and the relationship between Stephen Decatur and James Barron.

Box 16 Folder 3

Eccles, Henry, 1969-1972

Organization of the Naval War College, the Pentagon during Vietnam, and Eccles' editorials.

Box 16 Folder 4

Eckert, Philip, 1989-1994

Omni air search radar, Naval War College reports on submarine and antisubmarine warfare.

Box 16 Folder 5

Eisenhower, Dwight David, 1967, undated

The President's role in security affairs and plans for desalination in the Middle East. Article by Lewis L. Strauss.

Box 16 Folder 6

Evans, Bill, 1997

See also Costello, John.

Box 16 Folder 7

The Fall of Czechoslovakia, 1968

Article by Edmund Stillman.

Box 16 Folder 8

Fan Mail, 1962-1968

Box 16 Folder 9

Fan Mail, 1985-1989

Includes photographs of Beach and correspondence from Senators Ted Stevens and John Chafee.

Box 16 Folder 10

Galantin, I. J. "Pete", 1989-1993

Revolt of the Admirals, Submarine Admiral, and General George Olmsted.

Box 17 Folder 1

Gallery, Daniel V., 1996

Herbert Gilliland's and Robert Shenk's Admiral Dan Gallery: The Life and Wit of a Navy Original.

Box 17 Folder 2

Gantt, W. Horsley, 1963-1968

Box 17 Folder 3

Garrett, H. Lawrence (SecNav) - Tailhook, 1992-1999

Box 17 Folder 4

Gays in the Military, 1993

Box 17 Folder 5

Genda, Minoru, 1969

Genda's United States speaking tour and resignation from the Japanese Defense Policy Board.

Box 17 Folder 6

Gerald R. Ford Foundation,

Ford Foundation Journalism Prize. Includes correspondence from Gerald Ford.

Box 17 Folder 7

Gilg, Gustave, 1968-1972

Box 17 Folder 8

Goodrich, Marcus Aurelius, 1964-1966

Goodrich's Delilah.

Box 17 Folder 9

Gordon, Vance and Mary, 1949-1983

Box 17 Folder 10

Gross, Royce L., 1965-1966

Property in St. Martin.

Box 17 Folder 11

Harsch, Joseph C., 1976-1999

Box 17 Folder 12

Harvard University, 1976

Dumbarton Oaks library project.

Box 17 Folder 13

Hashimoto, Mochitsura and Torisu, Kennosuke, 1994-1996

U.S.S. Indianapolis and dedication of Fluckey Hall.

Box 17 Folder 14

U.S.S. Henry M. Jackson, 1984

Box 17 Folder 15

Hill, Virgil, 1993

Box 17 Folder 16

Hoke, Charles, 1985

Box 17 Folder 17

Humphreys Family, 1883

Box 17 Folder 18

U.S.S. Iowa, 1999

Clayton Hartwig and the 1989 gun explosion.

Box 17 Folder 19

J. K. Lasser & Company, 1968-1970

Box 18 Folder 1

Japanese Submarine Pictures from H. E. Burke, undated

Box 18 Folder 2

John Ericsson Society, 1998

Box 18 Folder 3

Keener, Bruce - Principles of War, 1967

Box 18 Folder 4

King, Henry B., 1971-1976

Box 18 Folder 5

King, Robin, 1975-1979

Fishing fleet modernization.

Box 18 Folder 6

Kinney, Sheldon, 1990-1998

Box 18 Folder 7

Kissinger, Henry A., 1968

Naval War College lecture on postwar European relations.

Box 18 Folder 8

Knutson, Paul, 1990

Box 18 Folder 9

Kohankie, Watson and Carol, 1988-1996

Box 18 Folder 10

Korn, Ralph and Dolores, 1987-1997

Box 18 Folder 11

Kouta, K. Gregory, 1988-1998

Attempts to secure a teaching position for Kouta at the Naval War College or Naval Academy. Includes material from Ichiro Masuoka.

Box 18 Folder 12

Kriloff, Herb, 1999-2000

Box 18 Folder 13

Legion of Valor, 1987

Box 18 Folder 14

Liebermann, Randy, 1989

Submarine warfare documentary.

Box 18 Folder 15

Life - The War at Sea, undated

Box 18 Folder 16

Lockwood, Charles A., 1989

Article by Stephen Howarth.

Box 18 Folder 17-18

Lusitania Correspondence, 1915, 1967-1975

Salvage work of John F. Light.

Box 18 Folder 19

Lusitania Correspondence (extra), 1967-1975

Correspondence with Captain Paul B. Ryan of the Hoover Institution and Paddy O'Sullivan.

Box 18 Folder 20

Manger, Phillis and Art, 1979-1995

Box 18 Folder 21

Manila Bay, Battle of, 1911-1913

Box 18 Folder 22

Mason, Theodore C., 1982-1988

Box 18 Folder 23

Matsunaga, Ichiro, 1989

Box 18 Folder 24

McNeely, Robert, 1978

Box 18 Folder 25

Military Classics Seminar, 1987

Box 19 Folder 1

Military History Convention, 1986-1987

Box 19 Folder 2

Military Order of the Carabao, 1970-1974

Box 19 Folder 3

Miller, Edward S. - War Plan Orange, 1993-2000

Box 19 Folder 4

Miller, Edward S. (Judge), 1995

Miller's Civil War Sea Battles.

Box 19 Folder 5

Miller, George H., 1981

Nuclear weapon deployment systems.

Box 19 Folder 6

Morgan, William James, undated

Interactions between President Lincoln and Admiral John Dahlgren.

Box 19 Folder 7

National Geographic, 1960-1985

Box 19 Folder 8

National Geographic - Grosvenor, 1960-1974

Correspondence with Editor-in-Chief Melville Bell Grosvenor. Includes proofs of "36,000 Miles Under the Sea."

Box 19 Folder 9

National Maritime Historical Society, 1988-1993

Box 19 Folder 10

National War College, 1994-1995

Box 19 Folder 11

The Nature of Submarining, 1961

Article by Beach from the Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society.

Box 19 Folder 12

Naval Historical Center, 1988-1992

Box 19 Folder 13-15

Naval Historical Foundation, 1980-1993

Beach's service on the Foundation's Board of Directors. Includes meeting minutes of Foundation publications.

Box 20 Folder 1

Naval Historical Foundation, 1980-1993

Beach's service on the Foundation's Board of Directors. Includes meeting minutes of Foundation publications.

Box 20 Folder 2

Naval History Symposium (Fifth), 1981

Box 20 Folder 3

Naval History Symposium (Sixth), 1987

Box 20 Folder 4

Naval History Symposium (Eighth), 1986-1987

Box 20 Folder 5

Naval History Symposium (Ninth), 1988-1989

Box 20 Folder 6

Naval History Symposium (Tenth), 1991

Box 20 Folder 7

Naval History Symposium (Twelfth), 1995

Box 20 Folder 8-10

Naval Submarine League, 1988-1999

League organization, operations, and events.

Box 20 Folder 11

Naval Terms Dictionary, 1969-1998

Publication of the third and subsequent editions, edited by Beach and John V. Noel.

Box 21 Folder 1-2

Naval Terms Dictionary, 1969-1998

Publication of the third and subsequent editions, edited by Beach and John V. Noel.

Box 21 Folder 3-5

Naval War College, 1966-1992

Appointment and activities as Stephen B. Luce Chair of Naval Science, Soviet Maritime Study, recommendations, and guest lecture engagements.

Box 21 Folder 6

Naval War College - Sea Power Lectures, 1967-1968

Box 21 Folder 7

Naval War College Review, 1987-1993

Book reviews by Beach for the NWC Review.

Box 21 Folder 8

Navy League, 1993-2000

Samuel Morison Essay Contest and Beach's Alfred Thayer Mahan Award for Literary Achievement.

Box 21 Folder 9

Navy Recruiting, 1987-1989

Box 21 Folder 10

Netsky, Martin G., 1991-1995

Netsky and Beach's writings on Admiral William T. Sampson and the Battle of Santiago. Concurrent work by Dr. James R. Reckner.

Box 22 Folder 1

Netsky, Martin G., 1991-1995

Netsky and Beach's writings on Admiral William T. Sampson and the Battle of Santiago. Concurrent work by Dr. James R. Reckner.

Box 22 Folder 2

Novey, Nancy and Rogelio, 1999

Box 22 Folder 3

Ocean Systems, Inc., 1967, undated

Military oceanography and aircraft salvage.

Box 22 Folder 4-6

O'Connor, Ray, 1958-1999

O'Connor's work on naval strategy, amphibious warfare, enlisted men in the U.S. Navy, and teaching at the University of Miami.

Box 22 Folder 7

O'Kane, Richard H., 1987-1995

Box 22 Folder 8

Paly-Hi, 1984-1995

Palo Alto High School reunions and friends.

Box 22 Folder 9

Pathfinder Films, 1997

Production of a film entitled Salt and Steel.

Box 22 Folder 10

Pineau, Roger, 1965-1972

History of Presidential military aides.

Box 22 Folder 11

Prender, Florence, 1998

Box 22 Folder 12

Ramsey, Russell W., 1988-1992

Ramsey's biography of Beach and his father.

Box 22 Folder 13

Reilly, Dunham, 1991

Box 23 Folder 1

Republican Conference, 1974

Recognition for J. Mark Trice.

Box 23 Folder 2

Republican Policy Committee, 1969, undated

Box 23 Folder 3

Republican Policy Committee - University of Virginia, 1997

Donation of the committee's minutes.

Box 23 Folder 4

Republican Political Party, 1994

Photograph of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher.

Box 23 Folder 5

Republican Research Board, 1971

Board minutes.

Box 23 Folder 6

Rosinski, Herbert, 1947

Rosinski's "The Role of Sea Power in Global Warfare of the Future."

Box 23 Folder 7

Royal Swedish Society of Naval Sciences, 1986-1999

Box 23 Folder 8

Samuel E. Morison Award, 1986-1987

U.S.S. Constitution Museum and Turnaround Cruise.

Box 23 Folder 9

Saturday Evening Post, 1960

Coverage of U.S.S. Triton's circumnavigation and copies of issues for the ship's crew.

Box 23 Folder 10

Scam (Medals - Pyne), 1995-1996

Stephen van Rensselaer Pyne's military medal swapping scam.

Box 23 Folder 11

Schratz, Paul, 1967-1991

Wilton Park Fellowship, USNA Class of 1939 politics, NATO, and revitalization of the Naval Institute.

Box 23 Folder 12

Schulz, Bob, 1967

Time-Life piece on President Eisenhower.

Box 23 Folder 13

Senator Tower, 1973-1978, undated

John Tower's chairmanship of the Republican Policy Committee, Senate committees operating behind closed doors, and the potential impeachment of Richard Nixon.

Box 23 Folder 14

Senators and Representatives, 1969-1976

Personal notes from Beach's time at Republican Policy Committee Staff Director.

Box 23 Folder 15

Sheridan, Martin, 1988-1991

Box 23 Folder 16

Sidwell Friends School, 1963-1977

Box 23 Folder 17

Smaus, Jewel Spangler and Spangler, Charles B., 1973-1993

Box 23 Folder 18

Slade, John and Caroline, 1963-1975

Writings on Rose Trollope, Beach family history, and the deaths of John and Caroline Slade.

Box 23 Folder 19

Speer, Roderick, 1998

Box 23 Folder 20

Spiro, Robert H., 1996

Box 24 Folder 1-2

Steinhaus, Gary, 1963-1995

Also known as Gary Hershenhaus. Steinhaus' writings and photography work. Includes photographs of American submarines and submariners.

Box 24 Folder 3

Stiles, Paul W., 1991-1992

Stiles' novel, Nothing.

Box 24 Folder 4-5

Subvets of World War II, 1974-1996

Activities of and Beach's involvement with the U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II, including the Wall of Honor. Includes photographs of Beach.

Box 24 Folder 6

Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan, 1990

Box 24 Folder 7-8

Swedish Naval Publications, 1938-1985

Includes photographs of Swedish submarines.

Box 25 Folder 1-2

Sweetman, Jack, 1967-1997

Beach's chapter on Pearl Harbor in Sweetman's Great American Naval Battles and Sweetman's The Landing at Veracruz.

Box 25 Folder 3

Talbot, Mrs. William R., 1969-1970

Box 25 Folder 4

Theodore & Franklin D. Roosevelt Naval History Prize, 1987

Box 25 Folder 5-6

Theodore Roosevelt Association, 1983-1991

Beach's receipt of the Association's Distinguished Service Medal.

Box 25 Folder 7

Thiel, Roger, 1992-1996

Box 25 Folder 8

Thompson, Roger, 1993-1997

Thompson's work on combat motivation and his book Brown Shoes, Black Shoes, and Felt Slippers. Includes photographs of American submarines.

Box 25 Folder 9

Tolley, Kemp, 1993-1997

Pearl Harbor and Husband Kimmel. Includes issues of Tolley's newsletters.

Box 25 Folder 10

TRE TRYCKARE, 1962-1967

Donald Macintyre, Peter Kemeny, Elizabeth Rein, Norman Polmar. Publication of Man-of-War: A History of the Combat Vessel, and Polmar's work on the Triton.

Box 25 Folder 11

Tuohy, William, 1996

Box 25 Folder 12

Turner, Stansfield, 1989

Box 26 Folder 1

UNISYS, 1989

Box 26 Folder 2

United States Naval Academy, 1986-1991

Dolphin Club and Submarine Heroes Reception.

Box 26 Folder 3-4

United States Naval Academy - Class of 1939, 1939-2000

Class constitution, fundraising campaigns, events, and gifts, including the atomic clock.

Box 26 Folder 5

United States Naval Academy - Class of 1939 (45th Reunion), 1982-1984

Box 26 Folder 6

United States Naval Academy - Class of 1939 (50th Reunion), 1987-1991

Box 26 Folder 7

United States Naval Academy - Class of 1939 (60th Reunion), 1997-1999

Box 26 Folder 8

United States Naval Academy - Class of 1939 (Classmates), 1980-1988

Includes class rosters.

Box 26 Folder 9-10

United States Naval Academy - Class of 1939 (Mosher, Dean (Artist)), 1999-2000

Attempts to commission paintings of the Battle of Mobile Bay and the Battle of Flamborough Head.

Box 26 Folder 11

United States Naval Academy - Class of 1939 (Old Buck Column - Column Drafts), 1968-1969, undated

Box 26 Folder 12

United States Naval Academy - Class of 1939 (Old Buck Column - Completed File), 1967-1968

Box 27 Folder 1

United States Naval Academy - Class of 1939 (Old Buck Column - Completed File), 1967-1968

Box 27 Folder 2-3

United States Naval Academy - Class of 1939 (Old Buck Column - Correspondence), 1966-1969

Beach's writing and dismissal as author of the class column for Shipmate.

Box 27 Folder 4

United States Naval Academy - Leadership Flap, 1996-2000

Character development, hazing, sexual harassment, and midshipman conduct.

Box 27 Folder 5

United States Naval Academy Alumni Association, 1965-1993

Gifts, fund drives, and the Class of 1939's company wardroom sponsorship.

Box 27 Folder 6-7

United States Naval Institute, 1982-1993

Royalty statements, building fund, book reviews, editorial evaluations, and the Naval Terms Dictionary.

Box 28 Folder 1-2

United States Naval Institute, 1982-1993

Royalty statements, building fund, book reviews, editorial evaluations, and the Naval Terms Dictionary.

Box 28 Folder 3

United States Naval Institute - 120th Annual Meeting, 1994

Box 28 Folder 4-6

United States Naval Institute Press, 1991-1996

Editorial evaluations, royalty statements, and the publication of Beach's books.

Box 28 Folder 7

University of Bridgeport, 1963-1968

Beach's honorary Doctor of Laws.

Box 28 Folder 8

University of Kansas, 1986-1987

Box 28 Folder 9

Varied Directions Inc., 1988-1992

Production of the NOVA film Submarine!

Box 28 Folder 10

Veltz, Kenneth-Michael, 1996-1998

Song and poem entitled "Salt and Steel."

Box 28 Folder 11

Victory Services Club, 1988-1989

Box 29 Folder 1

Walker, Norman, 1987-1988

Box 29 Folder 2

Washington Home, 1993

Beach's service on the Washington Home's Board of Directors.

Box 29 Folder 3

Werner, Herbert A., 1969-1977

Werner's Iron Coffins.

Box 29 Folder 4

White House, 1969-1993

Correspondence with various Special Assistants to the President. Includes a letter from President Bill Clinton.

Box 29 Folder 5

Wigelius, Frank, 1986-1987

Box 29 Folder 6

Wiley, Jerry, 1984

Includes copies of The Dolphin newspaper.

Box 29 Folder 7

Woods, Fred and Harriet, 1993-1996

Box 29 Folder 8

Wouk, Herman, 1986-2000

Box 29 Folder 9

Wouk, Herman - War and Remembrance, 1988

ABC Network miniseries.

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Series 3: U.S.S. Memphis Files, 1932-1998 Boxes 29-32

Series Description

Documentation of Beach's research into and writings on the 1916 wrecking of the U.S.S. Memphis, affiliation with the Memphis Survivors Association, and efforts to rehabilitate the reputation of his father, Edward L. Beach, Sr. The materials regarding the Memphis Survivors Association focus on the group's reunions, Rocks and Shoals newsletter, efforts to establish a permanent memorial, and donation of the ship's ensign. The materials pertaining to Beach's book Wreck of the Memphis include promotional literature, reviews, a revised introduction, and Beach's contract with Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc. Included in the series are incoming and outgoing letters, calendars, muster rolls, newsletters, photographs, transcripts, and draft writings.

Series Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by topic; thereunder chronologically.

Box 29 Folder 10

U.S.S. Memphis (Submarine (Nuclear powered) : SSN-691), 1995

Box 29 Folder 11

Memphis Survivors Association, 1959-1960, undated

Includes photographs.

Box 29 Folder 12

Memphis Survivors Association, 1961

Includes photographs.

Box 29 Folder 13

Memphis Survivors Association, 1962

Box 29 Folder 14

Memphis Survivors Association, 1963

Box 29 Folder 15

Memphis Survivors Association, 1964

Box 30 Folder 1

Memphis Survivors Association, 1965

Includes several letters from 1964 regarding Martin Gaudier's The U.S.S. Memphis Disaster. Includes photographs.

Box 30 Folder 2-3

Memphis Survivors Association, 1966

Includes coverage of the wreck from the Dominican newspaper Listin Diario. Includes photographs.

Box 30 Folder 4

Memphis Survivors Association, 1967

Box MSOS Folder 1

Memphis Survivors Association, 1967

Mock-up of U.S.S. Memphis memorial plaque.

Box 30 Folder 5

Memphis Survivors Association, 1968

Includes photographs and documentation on the raising of the Memphis' ensign at the Pink Palace Museum in Memphis.

Box 30 Folder 6-7

Memphis Survivors Association, 1969-1974

Mock-up of U.S.S. Memphis memorial plaque.

Box 31 Folder 1-2

Memphis Survivors Association, 1975-1980

Includes materials on the launching of U.S.S. Memphis (SSN-691). Includes photographs of the Memphis, Santo Domingo, and President Gerald Ford.

Box 31 Folder 3

Memphis Survivors Association, 1986-1996

Includes photographs.

Box 31 Folder 4

Memphis Survivors Association - Ensign Presentation Ceremony, 1968

Presentation of the Memphis' ensign to the Memphis Pink Palace Museum on August 29, 1968. Includes photographs.

Box 31 Folder 5-6

Memphis Survivors Association - Memorial Display/Museum, 1991-1998

Display at the Millington Naval Air Training Center/Naval Support Activity Memphis, including the dedication of the Edward L. Beach Aviation Support Equipment Training Facility.

Box 31 Folder 7

Memphis Survivors Association - Presentation Transcript, 1967

Development of the steam navy.

Box 31 Folder 8

Memphis Survivors Association - Survivors' Letters and Responses, 1964-1968

Primarily regarding Beach's Wreck of the Memphis.

Box 32 Folder 1

Memphis Survivors Association - Willey, Charles H., 1932-1975

Willey's Medal of Honor for heroism aboard U.S.S. Memphis.

Box 32 Folder 2-3

Memphis Survivors Association - Worth, Sam, 1958-1967

Box 32 Folder 4-5

Wreck of the Memphis, 1964-1997

Box 32 Folder 6

Wreck of the Memphis - New Introduction, 1997

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Series 4: Admiral Kimmel Files, 1941-1999 Boxes 32-36

Series Description

Documentation of Beach's efforts to restore the rank and reputation of Husband E. Kimmel, as well as his authorship of Scapegoats: A Defense of Kimmel and Short at Pearl Harbor. The materials focus on Beach's work with Admiral Kimmel's sons; appeals to high level political and military leaders; the work of Senator Strom Thurmond, Senator Joe Biden, and Secretary of Defense William Perry; the exchange and analysis of primary source documents on the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor; reaction to Henry Clausen and Bruce Lee's "Pearl Harbor: Final Judgment"; and the publication and reviews of Scapegoats. Included in the series are incoming and outgoing letters, clippings, memoranda, congressional hearing transcripts, and photocopies of primary source documents, book chapters, and journal articles.

Series Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by document type and topic.

Box 32 Folder 7-9

Admiral Husband E. Kimmel's Sons, 1983-1996

Correspondence and statements by Captain Thomas R. Kimmel and Edward R. Kimmel.

Box 32 Folder 10

Articles - Pearl Harbor, 1954-1956

Analysis of Pearl Harbor attack by Shigenori Togo, T. B. Kittredge, Admiral William H. Standley, Rear Admiral Robert A. Theobald, Admiral Husband E. Kimmel, and Vice Admiral Frank E. Beatty.

Box 32 Folder 11

Articles by Others, 1991-1996

Magazine and newspaper articles on Pearl Harbor, Beach's efforts to clear Kimmel's name, and reviews of Scapegoats.

Box 33 Folder 1-2

Articles by Others, 1991-1996

Magazine and newspaper articles on Pearl Harbor, Beach's efforts to clear Kimmel's name, and reviews of Scapegoats.

Box 33 Folder 3

Brzezinski, Ian, 1993-1998

Kimmel and Short Senate Resolution (Roth-Biden) for the restoration of Admiral Kimmel's and General Short's ranks.

Box 33 Folder 4

Clippings, 1993-1998

Box 33 Folder 5-6

Commentaries, 1992-1997

Primarily drafts of Beach's commentary on Henry Clausen and Bruce Lee's "Pearl Harbor: Final Judgment."

Box 33 Folder 7-9

Commentaries (File 2), 1944-1994

Excerpts from Admiral Kimmel's papers, requests to posthumously promote Kimmel to the rank of Admiral, court of inquiry testimony, and published commentaries on Kimmel.

Box 34 Folder 1

Correspondence, 1975-1991

Includes correspondence to President George H. W. Bush and Secretary of Defense Richard Cheney.

Box 34 Folder 2

Correspondence, 1992-1993

Henry Clausen and Bruce Lee's "Pearl Harbor: Final Judgment."

Box 34 Folder 3

Correspondence, 1994-1995

Congressional hearings and Beach's work with Senator Strom Thurmond.

Box 34 Folder 4

Correspondence, 1996-1998

Includes interactions with Sam Waltz & Associates.

Box 34 Folder 5

Honigman, Steven S., 1994-1995

General Counsel of the Navy's official denial of the request to restore Admiral Kimmel's rank.

Box 34 Folder 6

Kimmel Miscellaneous, 1991-1993

Resolutions and letters to the editor urging the restoration of Kimmel's rank.

Box 34 Folder 7

Merson, Martin, 1992-1999

Roth-Biden Resolution, Ned Kimmel's heart attack, and efforts to clear Husband Kimmel's name. Includes copies of correspondence with Senators Ted Kennedy and John Kerry.

Box 34 Folder 8

Miscellaneous Appendices, 1941-1988, undated

Articles, book chapters, and copies of source documents on Pearl Harbor.

Box 34 Folder 9

Notes, undated

Box 35 Folder 1

Papers from Admiral Mac Showers, 1995, undated

Includes Admiral Showers' Senate hearing statement in support of Kimmel.

Box 35 Folder 2

Papers from Andy McKane, 1993-1995

Robert Commission testimony and other congressional hearings on Pearl Harbor.

Box 35 Folder 3

Papers from Mary Callaghan, 1941-1994

Primarily source documents from the Hoover Institution.

Box 35 Folder 4

Scapegoats - Promotion, 1995

Box 35 Folder 5

Scapegoats - Reviews, 1985-1999

Box 35 Folder 6

Scapegoats - Thank-You Letters, 1995 1997

Box 35 Folder 7-8

Scott, Roger D., 1997-1998

Scott's "Kimmel, Short, McVay: Case Studies in Executive Authority, Law, and the Individual Rights of Military Commanders."

Box 35 Folder 9

Senate Joint Resolution 55, 1998

Box 35 Folder 10

Spector-Trost, 1987-1988

Memoranda for and by Director of Naval History Ronald Spector and Chief of Naval Operations Carlisle Trost regarding the efforts to restore Admiral Kimmel's rank.

Box 35 Folder 11

Symposia, 1991, undated

Includes Beach's remarks on the nature of the Pearl Harbor attack for the Naval History Symposium and materials pertaining to the Admiral Nimitz Museum Symposia series.

Box 36 Folder 1

Thurmond-Perry Letters, 1994-1997

Correspondence with Secretary of Defense William Perry, Undersecretary of Defense Edwin Dorn, and Senate Armed Service Committee Chairman Strom Thurmond. Includes a photograph of Beach with Senator Thurmond and drafts of the Dorn Report.

Box 36 Folder 2

Thurmond, Strom - Meeting (April 26, 1995), 1995

Primarily copies of Edwin Dorn's report "Advancement of Rear Admiral Kimmel and Major General Short on the Retired List."

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Series 5: Cruise, Lecture, and Public Appearance Files, 1945-1999 Boxes 36-39

Series Description

Documentation of Beach's activities as a guest speaker and cruise ship lecturer, primarily during his retirement years. The lectures and speaking engagements focus on World War II Pacific Theater battles, the history of submarine warfare, Admiral Husband Kimmel, World War II commemorations and memorials, and cadet graduations, while also including promotional appearances for Beach's books. Included in the series are incoming and outgoing letters, lecture notes and texts, newsletters, event programs, photographs, clippings, certificates, promotional brochures and pamphlets, itineraries, and travel documents.

Materials pertaining to lectures delivered by Beach in the course of his teaching at the Naval War College can be found in Series 2: General Files (Alphabetical).

Series Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by event date.

Box 36 Folder 3

Speech at 4th Navy Symposium on Military Oceanography (10-12 May 1967), 1966-1967, undated

Beach's "An Analytical Review of Lessons Learned from the H-Bomb Sea Search off Spain."

Box 36 Folder 4

U.S.C.G.C. Eagle Cruise (1973), 1973

Box 36 Folder 5

Royal Viking Tours (1988), 1945-1993

Memorial service and lecture notes on the Battle of Midway and Midway Island. Includes photographs.

Box 36 Folder 6

Carderock Speech (8 December 1989), 1951, 1989

Speech on the evolution of Navy nuclear power. Includes a photograph of U.S.S. Trigger.

Box 36 Folder 7

Kings Bay (6 September 1991), 1991-1994

Address before the Submarine Veterans of World War II. Includes photographs.

Box 36 Folder 8

Cruise - Caribbean (31 October-10 November 1991), 1991

Lectures on David Glasgow Farragut and Hernan Cortes.

Box 36 Folder 9

Midland, Texas - Speech (4 December 1991), 1991

Speech on Pearl Harbor at the American Airpower Heritage Museum's symposium Prelude to Pearl Harbor: The Interwar Years.

Box 37 Folder 1

Pearl Harbor 50th Anniversary (7 December 1991), 1991-1992

Includes material regarding the U.S.S. Bowfin Submarine Museum. Includes photographs.

Box 37 Folder 2

Ocean Pearl Speeches (1992), 1992-1994

Lecture notes, maps, and overhead transparencies pertaining to Pacific battles in World War II.

Box 37 Folder 3

Speaking Engagement - Orlando (April 1992), 1991-1992

Recruit Training Command graduation.

Box 37 Folder 4

Residue from 18 July-25 August 1992, 1992

Miscellaneous documentation from trips to Tokyo, Manila, Cairns, Sydney, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Evansville, Chicago, and Washington, DC.

Box 37 Folder 5

Ocean Pearl - Pacific Reunion Cruise (21 July-16 August 1992), 1991-1992

Reunion cruise/tour of World War II Pacific battlegrounds.

Box 37 Folder 6

United States Naval Institute At Sea Seminar - S.S. Crown Monarch (21-28 August 1993), 1993

Battle of the Atlantic panel.

Box 37 Folder 7

S.S. Royal Viking Sun - Through Panama Canal (Scrubbed) (19 November-5 December 1993), 1993

Box 37 Folder 8

Kings Bay, Florida Submarine Ball (9 April 1994), 1994

Box 37 Folder 9

S.S. Crystal Harmony - Tokyo to Los Angeles (Declined) (23 April-8 May 1994), 1993

Box 37 Folder 10

D-Day 50th Anniversary Cruise (June 1994), 1993-1994

Box 37 Folder 11

World War II in the Pacific Conference (10-12 August 1994), 1983-1995

Box 37 Folder 12

Cincinnati (3-5 December 1994), 1994

Celebration surrounding U.S.S. Cincinnati (SSN-693).

Box 37 Folder 13

Naval Order of the United States - Speech Regarding Kimmel (7 December 1994), 1994

Includes Beach's life membership certificate.

Box 38 Folder 1

Cantigny (1-2 March 1995), 1994-1995

Conference on Army doctrine in World War II. Includes copies of a presentation by Naval Academy Archivist Kenneth J. Hagan.

Box 38 Folder 2

Panama Canal - M.S. Maasdam (Cancelled) (27 March-6 April 1995), 1995

Box 38 Folder 3

Cincinnati (29-31 March 1995), 1995

Rotary Club appearance.

Box 38 Folder 4

New London and Portsmouth (7-9 April 1995), 1995

Attendance at Officer's Submarine Birthday Balls.

Box 38 Folder 5

Evansville - Indianapolis (13-20 May 1995), 1995

Promotion of Scapegoats.

Box 38 Folder 6

Tokyo to Beijing (28 May-14 June 1995), 1995

Pearl Cruises lecture on the submarine war in the Pacific.

Box 38 Folder 7

Surrender Day [in Tokyo Bay] Hawaii (26 August-2 September 1995, 1994-1995

VJ Day 50th Anniversary commemoration. Includes photographs.

Box 38 Folder 8

"Tall Stacks" - Cincinnati (October 1995), 1995

Includes photographs.

Box 38 Folder 9

Clamagore Trip (18-22 October 1995), 1995-1996

Attendance at U.S.S. Clamagore reunion in Charleston.

Box 38 Folder 10

NSA Symposium (25-27 October 1995), 1995

Cryptology and the end of World War II.

Box 38 Folder 11

Mariners' Museum (11 November 1995), 1995-1999

Opening of the Museum's exhibit Carriers, Codes, and Silent Ships: World War II and the New Navy. Includes a paper submitted by Carl Boyd.

Box 38 Folder 12

Royal Viking Sun - San Francisco to Cairns (21 January-11 February 1996), 1996

Lectures on submarine warfare in the Pacific.

Box 39 Folder 1

Muskogee (12-14 April 1996), 1996

Includes material on U.S.S. Batfish. Includes photographs.

Box 39 Folder 2

Lexington, Kentucky (10-12 May 1996), 1996

Appearance at the Military Ball of the Bluegrass. Includes portraits of Beach.

Box 39 Folder 3

Iverson Trip (27 May 1996), 1996

Memorial Day appearance in Virginia.

Box 39 Folder 4

S.S. Independence - Hawaii (7-14 December 1996), 1996

Box 39 Folder 5

Iceland (October 1997), 1997-1998

Appearance at the Keflavik Chief Petty Officer Association Khaki Ball.

Box 39 Folder 6

Admiral Nimitz Museum Trip (March 1998), 1996-1997

Symposium on military preparedness.

Box 39 Folder 7

United States Naval Institute Seminar (22-23 April 1998), 1998

Box 39 Folder 8

Memorial Day - Muskegon (24 May 1998), 1997-1998

Includes material on U.S.S. Silversides. Includes photographs.

Box 39 Folder 9

Veterans Memorial - Los Altos (July 1998), 1996-1997

Box 39 Folder 10

Winter Harbor, Maine (9-16 October 1998),

Address before the Navy League and participation in the Navy Day Ball. Includes photographs.

Box 39 Folder 11

Great Lakes Second Visit (2-4 December 1998), 1997-1998

Participation in Great Lakes Professional Development Seminar and recruit graduation for 1997 and 1998.

Box 39 Folder 12

Dam Neck (8-9 October 1999), 1999

Speaking engagement at Dam Neck Fleet Command.

Box 39 Folder 13

Commissioning of U.S.S. O'Kane (23 October 1999), 1999

Includes photographs.

Box 39 Folder 14

Veterans Day - Wheaton (11 November 1999), 1999

Box 39 Folder 15

Other Speaking Engagements, 1988-1989

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