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United States Naval Academy Class of 1923 Records, 1919-1996: Finding Aid

Published in January 2016

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 430
  • Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
  • Title: United States Naval Academy Class of 1923 Records
  • Dates: 1919-1996
  • Size: 7.87 linear feet (8 manuscript boxes, 2 flat boxes, 1 card file box)
  • Creator: United States Naval Academy. Class of 1923
  • Language(s) of material: English
  • Abstract: The United States Naval Academy Class of 1923 Records span from the Class of 1923's admission to the Naval Academy in 1919 until 1996. The records focus on the biographies of individual class members, the reunion and regional activities of the class, and on longtime class president, Admiral Arleigh Burke.

History of the Class of 1923

In the summer of 1919, 657 incoming plebes of the Class of 1923 were admitted to the United States Naval Academy, marking the entry of the first class of plebes since the Armistice ending World War I. During their time on the Yard, the Class of 1923 was witness to the completion of Luce Hall in 1920 and the Zimmerman Bandstand in 1922. Studying under the leadership of Superintendents Edward W. Eberle, Archibald H. Scales, and Henry B. Wilson, the Class also saw the adoption of the Academy's first formal mission statement. On the athletics front, the Class of 1923's time on the Yard was marked by the resumption of the annual Army-Navy Football Game following a two-year hiatus, as well as the 1920 Navy Crew team's gold medal performance at the Antwerp Olympics. The Class of 1923 graduated 412 members on June 7, 1923.

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Description of Contents

The United States Naval Academy Class of 1923 Records, comprising 7.87 linear feet of documentation, span from the Class of 1923's admission to the Naval Academy in 1919 until 1996. The records focus on the biographies of individual class members, the reunion and regional activities of the class, and on longtime class president, Admiral Arleigh Burke.

The collection is primarily composed of obituaries, press clippings, photographs, correspondence, notes, publications, rosters, event programs, ephemera and memorabilia.

The records of the Class of 1923 are organized into five records series by topical coverage. Series 1: Biographical and Obituary Files consists of individual files for 188 graduate and non-graduate members of the Class. Compiled largely for the purpose of writing obituaries, many of the files include photographs of the class members. Series 2: Reunion Files consists of photographic and published documentation of the Class of 1923's 5-year reunion activities. Information on smaller, regional reunions, as well as regional bulletins, can be found in Series 3: Regional Chapter Files. Other materials pertaining to the Class of 1923 as whole, including the administration thereof, are housed in Series 4: Subject and Administrative Files. These materials also include photographs and ephemera from the Class of 1923's time as midshipmen at the Naval Academy. Series 5: Arleigh Burke Files is devoted entirely to biographical material on Arleigh Burke and the construction, launching, and commissioning of U.S.S. Arleigh Burke (Guided missile destroyer: DDG-51).

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Arrangement

The United States Naval Academy Class of 1923 Records are organized into the following five series:

  • Series 1: Biographical and Obituary Files, 1919-1995
  • Series 2: Reunion Files, 1948-1988
  • Series 3: Regional Chapter Files, 1951-1990
  • Series 4: Subject and Administrative Files, 1919-1994
  • Series 5: Arleigh Burke Files, 1955-1996
  • Subseries 5a: General, 1955-1996
  • Subseries 5b: U.S.S. Arleigh Burke, 1986-1991
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Access and Use

Access

Access is unrestricted.

Copyright and Permission

The United States Naval Academy Class of 1923 Records 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 Jack Lynn in November 1996. Accession No. 96-85.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Material

Additional biographical material pertaining to the members of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1923 can be found in the individual members' Alumni Jackets, housed in the Academy Archives, Special Collections & Archives, Nimitz Library.

Materials Cataloged Separately

Three copies of the 1923 Lucky Bag yearbook have been removed from this collection. Copies of the 1923 Lucky Bag are available in the Academy Archives, Special Collections & Archives, Nimitz Library.

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Processing and Other Information

Preferred Citation

United States Naval Academy Class of 1923 Records, MS 430

Special Collections & Archives Department

Nimitz Library

United States Naval Academy

Processing Information

This collection was processed by David D'Onofrio in January 2016. Finding aid written by David D'Onofrio in January 2016.

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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

  • Arleigh Burke (Guided missile destroyer : DDG-51)
  • Burke, Arleigh A., 1901-1996
  • United States Naval Academy -- Alumni and alumnae -- Biography
  • United States Naval Academy. Class of 1923

Genre Terms

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

Series 1: Biographical and Obituary Files, 1919-1995 Boxes 1-3

Series Description

Biographical material pertaining to the careers and personal lives of individual members of the Class of 1923 (both graduate and non-graduate) used by the Class Secretary in drafting obituaries for Shipmate magazine. Included in the series are obituaries, correspondence, clippings, photographs, and biographical questionnaires. The majority of the correspondence is addressed to Class Secretary Rear Admiral John "Jo" Johannesen. Some files also include material pertaining to class members' widows.

Envelopes from the series' correspondence have largely been retained due to their use by Class Secretary John Johannesen for note taking purposes.

Series Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by last name.

Box 1 Folder 1

Ageton, Arthur Ainsley, 1971-1989

Includes photographs of the opening of the Ageton Collection at Boston University.

Box 1 Folder 2

Ambrose, Homer, 1988

Box 1 Folder 3

Anderson, William Donald, 1984

Box 1 Folder 4

Armknecht, Richard Frederick, 1973

Box 1 Folder 5

Arnold, Murr Edward, 1957-1991

Box 1 Folder 6

Bain, Laurence Dixon, 1983

Box 1 Folder 7

Barrett, John Paul Barker, 1973-1992

Includes photographs.

Box 1 Folder 8

Baskett, David Todd, 1990

Includes photographs.

Box 1 Folder 9

Beeson, Harold Gerard, undated

Box 1 Folder 10

Bell, James Reginald, 1983

Box 1 Folder 11

Bennett, Claude Henry, undated

Box 1 Folder 12

Bernard, Jean Pierre, 1993

Box 1 Folder 13

Blair, Leon Nelson, 1924-1989

Includes photographs.

Box 1 Folder 14

Bolles, Harry Albert, 1994

Box 1 Folder 15

Bowers, William Alger, undated

Box 1 Folder 16

Bradley, Udolpho Theodore, undated

Box 1 Folder 17

Briggs, Josephus Asa, 1964-1993

Includes photographs.

Box 1 Folder 18

Brown, John Louser, 1983

Box 1 Folder 19

Burford, William Page, 1969-1989

Box 1 Folder 20

Burke, Arleigh, 1993, undated

Includes photographs.

Box 1 Folder 21

Burke, Lawrence Thomas, 1993

Box 1 Folder 22

Burns, Walter Francis, 1975

Box 1 Folder 23

Burt, Gilbert Larue, 1972

Box 1 Folder 24

Carson, Harry Roberts, 1988

Box 1 Folder 25

Casey, Thomas Joseph, 1983-1984

Box 1 Folder 26

Caudle, Frederick L., 1972

Box 1 Folder 27

Chandler, Alvin Duke, 1987, undated

Box 1 Folder 28

Chappell, Church Allen, 1976

Box 1 Folder 29

Cofer, Robert Emmet, 1945-1995, undated

Includes photographs.

Box 1 Folder 30

Connelley, Harold Haskell, 1990-1994

Finances of the San Diego Chapter.

Box 1 Folder 31

Cook, Robert Alexander, 1973-1989

Box 1 Folder 32

Crommelin, John Geraerdt, 1987-1993, undated

Revolt of the Admirals, Carrier Aviation Hall of Fame, and Jewish/anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. Includes photographs.

Box 1 Folder 33

Curry, John Edward, undated

Includes photographs.

Box 1 Folder 34

Cutts, Richard Malcolm, 1973

Box 1 Folder 35

Daisley, Gordon Walford, 1979

Box 1 Folder 36

Day, Dwight Harvey, 1972

Box 1 Folder 37

Dehlendorf, Robert Oliver, 1987-1988

Box 1 Folder 38

Dennison, Robert Lee, 1980

Box 1 Folder 39

Dietrich, Neil Kittrell, 1982, undated

Includes material on the Honda Point Disaster.

Box 1 Folder 40

Donnels, Albert Thomas, undated

Non-graduate member of the Class of 1924. Includes photographs.

Box 1 Folder 41

Donovan, William Ernest, undated

Box 1 Folder 42

Downs, Harry Alfred, 1994, undated

Includes photographs.

Box 1 Folder 43

Drake, Francis Schley, 1990, undated

Includes photographs.

Box 1 Folder 44

Dugan, Paul Fleming, 1972

Box 1 Folder 45

Duncan, Edwin Robert, 1978

Box 1 Folder 46

Dusinberre, Henry Warner, 1993, undated

Includes photographs.

Box 1 Folder 47

Dussault, George Adrian, 1953-1986, undated

Box 1 Folder 48

Edwards, Frederick Andrews, 1992-1993

USNA's Captain Frederick A. Edwards Award.

Box 1 Folder 49

Evans, Thomas Cockey, 1989

Box 1 Folder 50

Fabian, Louis Martin, undated

Box 1 Folder 51

Farrar, Murvale Talcott, 1975

Box 1 Folder 52

Felt, Harry Donald, 1992

Box 1 Folder 53

Field, Wells Laflin, 1987-1988, undated

Includes photographs.

Box 1 Folder 54

Fitch, Graham Newell, 1993

Box 1 Folder 55

Folk, Winston Pilcher, 1994

Box 1 Folder 56

Fowler, Wendell Charles, 1986

Box 1 Folder 57

Fryberger, Elbert Lee, 1986, undated

Box 1 Folder 58

Fulton, Sanford Dewitt, 1983

Box 1 Folder 59

Fuqua, Samuel Glenn, 1941-1992

U.S.S. Arizona and the Attack on Pearl Harbor. Includes photographs.

Box 1 Folder 60

Gesen, Carl, 1989

Box 1 Folder 61

Goldsmith, Walter Aaron, 1984-1991

Includes photographs.

Box 1 Folder 62

Graham, William Arthur, 1989, undated

Includes photographs.

Box 1 Folder 63

Grosvenor, Melville Bell, 1978-1982, undated

Box 1 Folder 64

Gwathmey, Cabell, 1922-1992, undated

Includes photographs of Gwathmey, Thomas B. Williamson, William R. Thayer, and Thomas L. Turner.

Box 1 Folder 65

Haas, Peter William, 1972

Box 1 Folder 66

Halland, Walther Fridtjof, 1972

Box 1 Folder 67

Hamilton, William Henry, 1992

Box 1 Folder 68

Harrison, Beverley Randolph, 1969

Box 1 Folder 69

Hennigar, William Everett, 1991

Includes photographs.

Box 1 Folder 70

Hensel, Karl Goldsmith, 1944-1989

Includes photographs.

Box 1 Folder 71

Hezlep, Herbert, 1985

Box 1 Folder 72

Hicks, Robert Iverson, 1983

Box 1 Folder 73

Higgins, Ronald Dewolf, 1988

Box 2 Folder 1

Hobby, William Matthews, undated

Box 2 Folder 2

Holderness, George Allan, 1987

Box 2 Folder 3

Honsinger, Leroy Vernon, 1992

Class of 1927 graduate. U.S.S. Rochester.

Box 2 Folder 4

Huebl, Roland Merle, 1986

Box 2 Folder 5

Huntington, Robert Dinsmore, 1976-1990

Box 2 Folder 6

Jackson, Paul, 1992

Box 2 Folder 7

Johnson, Henry Charles, 1960-1990

Box 2 Folder 8

Kane, Joseph Lester, 1987

Box 2 Folder 9

Keating, John Stuart, 1946-1991

Includes photographs.

Box 2 Folder 10

Keith, Harry H., 1995, undated

Box 2 Folder 11

Kelsey, John Donald, 1992, undated

Box 2 Folder 12

Kennedy, Anthony, 1988-1989

Box 2 Folder 13

Kern, Lester Harman, undated

Box 2 Folder 14

Kimes, Ira Lafayette, 1988-1989, undated

Includes photographs.

Box 2 Folder 15

King, John Warburton, 1980

Box 2 Folder 16

Kingsley, Marvin Pierce, 1984

Box 2 Folder 17

Laurent, Francis William, 1983

Box 2 Folder 18

Lemly, William Conrad, 1986-1990

Includes material from Lemly's son on the Council on Foreign Relations. Includes photographs.

Box 2 Folder 19

Lindsay, Stewart, 1984

Box 2 Folder 20

Loughead, Edward Christian, 1993

Box 2 Folder 21

Lusignan, Joseph Theodore, 1968

Box 2 Folder 22

MacKerracher, Robert A., 1986

Box 2 Folder 23

MacMahan, Donald Swain, 1929-1995

Includes photographs.

Box 2 Folder 24

Maeser, Earl, 1984

Box 2 Folder 25

Maher, Arthur Laurence, 1994

Includes photographs.

Box 2 Folder 26

McCafferty, William John, 1976-1987, undated

Box 2 Folder 27

McCarty, William Penn, 1993

Box 2 Folder 28

McCormick, Robert Wright, 1993

Box 2 Folder 29

McCracken, Kenneth David, 1983

Box 2 Folder 30

McCutchen, John Chapman, 1986

Box 2 Folder 31

McDowell, Percival Eaton, 1982

Box 2 Folder 32

McIsaac, John Malcolm, 1985

Box 2 Folder 33

McKinney, John Reid, 1984

Box 2 Folder 34

McLellan, Hubert Malcolm, 1946-1993

Includes photographs.

Box 2 Folder 35

Mendenhall, William Kavnaugh, 1960-1987, undated

Box 2 Folder 36

Miller, Louis Newcomb, 1975

Box 2 Folder 37

Molder, Joseph Carson, 1988-1994

Includes photographs.

Box 2 Folder 38

Montgomery, Edward Poor, 1982

Box 2 Folder 39-40

Moran, Henry George, 1978-1988

Includes a VHS recording of Moran's funeral.

Box 2 Folder 41

Morris, Robert Melvin, 1984

Box 2 Folder 42

Morrison, James Brown, 1975

Box 2 Folder 43

Moses, Kenneth Leone, 1985

Box 2 Folder 44

Moss, John Broder, 1994

Box 2 Folder 45

Moyers, George William, undated

Box 2 Folder 46

Mulvanity, August Shea, undated

Box 2 Folder 47

Murdaugh, Albert Christian, undated

Box 2 Folder 48

Myers, Edgar Hoffman, 1992

Box 2 Folder 49

Neely, Guy Morton, 1970

Box 2 Folder 50

Nelson, Frederick Jens, 1984-1994

Box 2 Folder 51

Nutter, David Lester, 1988-1991

Includes photographs.

Box 3 Folder 1

Oliver, Richard Maxey, 1986, undated

Box 3 Folder 2

Parish, David Andrew, 1944

Box 3 Folder 3

Parker, Charles Albert, 1972

Box 3 Folder 4

Parrot, John Hurston, 1972

Box 3 Folder 5

Pearce, Edward Sumner, undated

Box 3 Folder 6

Perry, John Richard, 1958-1992, undated

U.S.S. John R. Perry. Includes photographs.

Box 3 Folder 7

Pierson, James Halsey, 1984

Box 3 Folder 8

Pottle, Valentine Linn, 1960-1988

Includes photographs.

Box 3 Folder 9

Price, Frederick Mason, 1975

Box 3 Folder 10

Rassieur, William Theodore, 1980-1992

Includes the dedication of the Rassieur Community Center at Naval Air Station Patuxent River. Includes photographs.

Box 3 Folder 11

Rebbeck, Richard Fred, 1987, undated

Includes photographs.

Box 3 Folder 12

Redfield, Alden Dallas, 1987-1992

Includes photographs.

Box 3 Folder 13

Reinken, Louis Arthur, 1986

Box 3 Folder 14

Rembert, Edward, 1983

Box 3 Folder 15

Renn, Joseph Bryan, 1987-1990, undated

Includes photographs.

Box 3 Folder 16

Reynods, Philip Shawcross, undated

Includes photographs.

Box 3 Folder 17

Rhoads, Robert Hartenstine, 1989, undated

Includes photographs.

Box 3 Folder 18

Richards, Alfred Humphreys, 1984

Box 3 Folder 19

Ridout, Horatio, 1946-1988

Includes photographs.

Box 3 Folder 20

Rigler, Frank Vernon, 1993

Box 3 Folder 21

Rigsby, William Boswell, undated

Box 3 Folder 22

Riley, William Andrew, 1920-1991

Includes photographs.

Box 3 Folder 23

Ringle, Kenneth Duval, 1981-1987

Box 3 Folder 24

Rodgers, Robert Henry, 1989, undated

Box 3 Folder 25

Ryan, Philip Henry, 1982

Box 3 Folder 26

Sanders, Harry, 1919-1991

Includes photographs.

Box 3 Folder 27

Schade, Henry Adrian, 1990-1992

Box 3 Folder 28

Schoeffel, Paul Frederic, 1986-1988, undated

Box 3 Folder 29

Scruggs, Richard Martin, 1989-1992, undated

Includes photographs.

Box 3 Folder 30

Shea, Daniel Francis Joseph, 1989

Box 3 Folder 31

Shomier, John Edward, 1944-1990

U.S.S. Winged Arrow.

Box 3 Folder 32

Sibley, William A. L., undated

Includes photographs.

Box 3 Folder 33

Smellow, Morris, 1954-1990, undated

Includes photographs.

Box 3 Folder 34

Smiley, Curtis Stanton, 1986

Box 3 Folder 35

Smoot, Roland Nesbit, 1984

Box 3 Folder 36

Sodergren, Albin Rufus, 1923-1990

Honda Point Disaster. Includes photographs.

Box 3 Folder 37

Soucek, Zeus, 1929-1988, undated

Box 3 Folder 38

Spangler, Joseph Browne, 1976

Box 3 Folder 39

Stevenson, Carey Worth, undated

Box 3 Folder 40

Stock, William Edward, 1960-1991, undated

Honda Point Disaster. Includes photographs.

Box 3 Folder 41

Storrs, Aaron Putnam, 1986-1988

Box 3 Folder 42

Tate, Victor Boylan, 1972

Box 3 Folder 43

Taylor, Wendell Smith, 1987

Box 3 Folder 44

Teuscher, Louis Frederick, 1983-1988

Box 3 Folder 45

Tucker, Thayer Talbott, 1995

Box 3 Folder 46

Twining, Merrill Barber, 1919

Includes photographs.

Box 3 Folder 47

Vaill, Richard A., 1993

Member of the Class of 1946.

Box 3 Folder 48

Von Dreele, William, 1986

Box 3 Folder 49

Wadbrook, William Percey E., 1990-1992

Box 3 Folder 50

Wadell, Robert Paul, undated

Box 3 Folder 51

Waggoner, Charles Van, 1986

Box 3 Folder 52

Walker, George Edward, 1970

Box 3 Folder 53

Walker, Thomas Jefferson, 1971

Box 3 Folder 54

Waring, George Houstoun, 1987-1992, undated

Box 3 Folder 55

Weir, Frank Doudiet, 1988-1989, undated

Includes photographs.

Box 3 Folder 56

Welker, George Washington, 1988

Box 3 Folder 57

Wenger, Joseph Numa, 1970-1993

Box 3 Folder 58

White, Thomas Bowman, 1987-1988

Box 3 Folder 59

Will, John Mylin, 1981

Box 3 Folder 60

Willett, James Harvey, 1928

Includes photographs.

Box 3 Folder 61

Williams, Harold Nordmark, 1974-1991

Box 3 Folder 62

Williamson, Thomas Binney, 1982

Box 3 Folder 63

Wood, McFarland Walker, 1922-1993

Includes information on Admiral Neil Dietrich, the XS-1 biplane and submarine S-1, and correspondence from Wood. Includes photographs of Wood and the 1922 Midshipman Practice Cruise.

Box 3 Folder 64

Wright, William Dudley, 1970

Box 3 Folder 65

Zeiger, Henry B., 1978-1992

Box 3 Folder 66

Zimmer, Layton Allen, 1984

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Series 2: Reunion Files, 1948-1988 Boxes 4, 9 [OS]

Series Description

Documentation of the 5-year reunion activities of the Class of 1923, particularly for the Class' 40th through 65th reunions. The materials pertain to such aspects of the reunions as general attendance, class dinners, and reunion publications, including brochures and memory books. Included in the series are photographs, publications, attendee lists, schedules, and ephemera.

Series Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by reunion; thereunder alphabetically by document type.

Box 4 Folder 1

25th Reunion - Clippings, 1948

Box 4 Folder 2

25th Reunion - Reunion Book, 1948

Box 4 Folder 3

40th Reunion - Class News (Shipmate), 1963

Box 4 Folder 4

40th Reunion - Commemorative Pamphlet, 1963

Box 9 [OS] Folder 1

40th Reunion - Photographs (Class Dinner), 1963

Box 9 [OS] Folder 2

40th Reunion - Photographs (Class Portrait), 1963

Box 4 Folder 5

40th Reunion - Photographs (Class Portrait), 1963

Box 4 Folder 6

40th Reunion - Reunion Book, 1963

Box 4 Folder 7

45th Reunion - Attendee List, 1968

Box 4 Folder 8

45th Reunion - Class Dinner Menu, 1968

Box 4 Folder 9

45th Reunion - Commemorative Pamphlet, 1968

Box 4 Folder 10

45th Reunion - Meeting Minutes, 1968

Box 4 Folder 11

50th Reunion - Attendee and Memorial Lists, 1973

Box 4 Folder 12

50th Reunion - Class Dinner Menu, 1973

Box 4 Folder 13

50th Reunion - Class News (Shipmate), 1973

Box 4 Folder 14

50th Reunion - Commemorative Pamphlet, 1973

Box 4 Folder 15

50th Reunion - Commemorative Poem, 1973

Box 4 Folder 16

50th Reunion - Itinerary, 1973

Box 4 Folder 17

50th Reunion - Meeting Agenda, 1973

Box 4 Folder 18

55th Reunion - Commemorative Pamphlet, 1978

Box 4 Folder 19

60th Reunion - Attendee and Memorial Lists, 1983

Box 4 Folder 20

60th Reunion - Commemorative Pamphlet, 1983

Box 4 Folder 21

60th Reunion - Schedule of Events, 1983

Box 4 Folder 22

65th Reunion - Photograph Captions, 1988

Box 4 Folder 23

65th Reunion - Photographs, 1988

Box 4 Folder 24

Burke Reception - Attendee List, 1960

Box 4 Folder 25

Unidentified Reunion - Photographs, undated

Box 4 Folder 26

Unidentified Reunion - Songs and Poems, undated

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Series 3: Regional Chapter Files, 1951-1990 Boxes 5-6

Series Description

Documentation of the activities and membership of the San Diego and Washington, DC area chapters of the Class of 1923. The materials consist overwhelmingly of the two chapters' bulletins, but also include correspondence and photographs regarding specific events, such as chapter luncheons.

Series Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by chapter name; thereunder alphabetically by document type and topic.

Box 5 Folder 1

San Diego Chapter - Bulletins, 1973

Box 5 Folder 2

San Diego Chapter - Bulletins, 1974

Box 5 Folder 3

San Diego Chapter - Bulletins, 1975

Box 5 Folder 4

San Diego Chapter - Bulletins, 1976

Box 5 Folder 5

San Diego Chapter - Bulletins, 1977

Box 5 Folder 6

San Diego Chapter - Bulletins, 1978

Box 5 Folder 7

San Diego Chapter - Bulletins, 1979

Box 5 Folder 8

San Diego Chapter - Bulletins, 1980

Box 5 Folder 9

San Diego Chapter - Bulletins, 1981

Box 5 Folder 10

San Diego Chapter - Bulletins, 1982

Box 5 Folder 11

San Diego Chapter - Bulletins, 1983

Box 5 Folder 12

San Diego Chapter - Bulletins, 1984

Box 5 Folder 13

San Diego Chapter - Bulletins, 1985

Box 5 Folder 14

San Diego Chapter - Bulletins, 1986

Box 5 Folder 15

San Diego Chapter - Bulletins, 1987

Box 5 Folder 16

San Diego Chapter - Bulletins, 1988

Box 5 Folder 17

San Diego Chapter - Bulletins, 1989

Box 5 Folder 18

San Diego Chapter - Bulletins, 1990

Box 5 Folder 19

San Diego Chapter - Mailing List (Red Book), 1977-1986

Box 5 Folder 20

San Diego Chapter - Photographs, 1954-1988

Chapter luncheons and mini-reunions.

Box 5 Folder 21

San Diego Chapter - Reunion Menu, 1955

Box 5 Folder 22

Washington Environs Chapter - Bulletins, 1951

Box 5 Folder 23

Washington Environs Chapter - Bulletins, 1970-1971

Box 5 Folder 24

Washington Environs Chapter - Bulletins, 1973

Box 5 Folder 25

Washington Environs Chapter - Bulletins, 1974

Box 5 Folder 26

Washington Environs Chapter - Bulletins, 1975

Box 5 Folder 27

Washington Environs Chapter - Bulletins, 1976

Box 5 Folder 28

Washington Environs Chapter - Bulletins, 1977

Box 5 Folder 29

Washington Environs Chapter - Bulletins, 1978

Box 5 Folder 30

Washington Environs Chapter - Bulletins, 1979

Box 5 Folder 31

Washington Environs Chapter - Bulletins, 1980

Box 5 Folder 32

Washington Environs Chapter - Bulletins, 1981

Box 5 Folder 33

Washington Environs Chapter - Bulletins, 1982

Box 6 Folder 1

Washington Environs Chapter - Coed Luncheons, 1966-1987

Box 6 Folder 2

Washington Environs Chapter - Coed Luncheons (Photographs), 1986, undated

Box 6 Folder 3

Washington Environs Chapter - Correspondence, 1977-1980

Box 6 Folder 4

Washington Environs Chapter - Luncheons (Photographs), 1986-1988

Box 6 Folder 5

Washington Environs Chapter - Mailing List, 1951-1982

Box 6 Folder 6

Washington Environs Chapter - NAVSECGRU Bulletin, 1977

Visit to the Joseph N. Wenger Naval Cryptologic Museum.

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Series 4: Subject and Administrative Files, 1919-1994 Boxes 6-10 [OS]

Series Description

Documentation of the general administration of the Class of 1923, as well as materials pertaining to various historical events which impacted the Class and its members. More specifically, the materials in the series pertain to such topics as class finances, interactions with the Naval Academy Alumni Association, class gifts, publication of class news in Shipmate, and experiences common to members of the Class, such as Naval Academy practice cruises, the Battle of Midway, and the Honda Point Disaster. Much of the series is also devoted to class rosters, both general and devoted to specific subsets of class members. Included in the series are rosters, news and magazine clippings, correspondence, and photographs.

Series Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by topic and document type.

Box 6 Folder 7

Alumni Association - Campaign for the United States Naval Academy, 1989

Box 6 Folder 8

Alumni Association - Class Presidents Meeting, 1990

Box 6 Folder 9

Alumni Association - General, 1973-1977, 1992

Box 6 Folder 10

Athletic Teams - Photographs, 1921-1968

Box 9 [OS] Folder 3

Athletic Teams - Photographs, 1920-1923 (approximate)

Box 6 Folder 11

Bodies Never Recovered, 1983-1987, undated

Class of 1937 Memorial and 1923 members killed in action whose bodies were never recovered. Includes photographs.

Box 6 Folder 12

Class Crest, 1980-1993

Includes material on the Lucky Bag Organization. Includes photographs.

Box 6 Folder 13

Class Fund/Financial Records, 1928, 1973-1994

Box 6 Folder 14

Class Scholarships, 1973-1989, undated

Includes photographs.

Box 6 Folder 15

Color Girl Association, 1989

Box 6 Folder 16

Historical Notes, 1948-1983, undated

Box 6 Folder 17

Homecoming, 1986-1987

Box 6 Folder 18

Honda Point Disaster, 1991

Box 6 Folder 19

Midway, Battle of, 1987-1988, undated

Participation in by class members.

Box 6 Folder 20

Miscellaneous, 1986-1992, undated

Box 6 Folder 21

Miscellaneous - Correspondence, 1979-1993

Box 6 Folder 22

Miscellaneous - Notes, undated

Box 6 Folder 23-24

Miscellaneous Events and Group Portraits - Photographs, 1920-1991

Includes photographs of alumni events, as well as drills and events from the Class of 1923's midshipman days.

Box 9 [OS] Folder 4

Miscellaneous Events and Group Portraits - Photographs, 1920-1991

Box 7 Folder 1

Naval Historical Foundation, 1987-1988

Box 7 Folder 2

Navy League of the United States, 1992

Box 7 Folder 3

Navy Memorial Log, 1989

Box 7 Folder 4

Projects and Donations - Arleigh Burke Pavilion, 1993

Box 7 Folder 5

Projects and Donations - Arleigh Burke Pavilion (Photographs), undated

Box 7 Folder 6

Publications - Class News (Shipmate), 1953-1969

Box 7 Folder 7

Publications - Class News (Shipmate), 1970-1979

Box 7 Folder 8

Publications - Class News (Shipmate), 1980-1989

Box 7 Folder 9

Publications - Class News (Shipmate), 1990-1993

Box 7 Folder 10

Publications - A Midsummer's Cruise, 1922

Authored by Nicholas A. Draim.

Box 7 Folder 11

Publications - The Record of the Class of 1923, 1932-1936

Box 7 Folder 12

Regimental Christmas Cards, 1921

Box 7 Folder 13

Ring Christening - Photographs, 1922

Box 10 [OS]

Rosters and Lists - Card File, undated

Box 7 Folder 14

Rosters and Lists - Enlisted Appointments, 1990

Box 7 Folder 15-16

Rosters and Lists - General, 1973-1993

Includes lists of widows and deceased.

Box 7 Folder 17

Rosters and Lists - Memorial Gift Detail Listing, 1990

Box 7 Folder 18

Rosters and Lists - Plebe Year Roster, 1920

Box 7 Folder 19

Rosters and Lists - Reinstated Midshipmen, 1990

Box 7 Folder 20

Rosters and Lists - Resignations, 1919-1923

Box 7 Folder 21

Rosters and Lists - Ship Assignments, 1923

Box 8 Folder 1

Rosters and Lists - Summer Practice Cruise, 1920-1922

Includes photographs.

Box 8 Folder 2

Summer Practice Cruise - Photographs, 1920-1923

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Series 5: Arleigh Burke Files, 1955-1996 Boxes 8-9 [OS], 11 [OS]

Series Description

Material pertaining to longtime Class of 1923 President, Admiral Arleigh Burke, and his namesake, U.S.S. Arleigh Burke (Guided missile destroyer: DDG-51).

Series Arrangement

Organized into two subseries by topic.

Subseries 5a: General, 1955-1996 Boxes 8-9 [OS], 11 [OS]

Subseries Description

Materials, primarily biographical, pertaining to Admiral Arleigh Burke. Included in the subseries are magazine and newspaper articles about Burke, correspondence from Burke and other members of the Class of 1923, photographs, notes kept by John Johanessen, and writings and speeches by Burke. Several of the speeches and articles in the subseries are the product of Burke's tours as Chief of Naval Operations.

Subseries Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by document type.

Box 8 Folder 3
Biographical Sketch, undated

Primarily list of awards and degrees.

Box 8 Folder 4
Correspondence, 1983-1993

Includes letters with and about Arleigh Burke.

Box 9 [OS] Folder 5
Magazine and Newspaper Articles, 1955
Box 8 Folder 5
Magazine and Newspaper Articles, 1955-1996, undated

Burke biographical articles, Japanese militarism, and the Burke Scholarship.

Box 11 [OS] Folder 1
Memorabilia, undated

Arleigh Burke hourglass paperweight.

Box 8 Folder 6
Notes, undated
Box 8 Folder 7
Photographs - Group Portraits, undated

Images feature Arleigh Burke, Admiral Frank Kelso, and Commander John D. Morgan, Prospective Commanding Officer of U.S.S. Arleigh Burke.

Box 8 Folder 8
Writings and Speeches, 1957-1986, undated

Includes speeches as Chief of Naval Operations.

Subseries 5b: U.S.S. Arleigh Burke, 1986-1991 Boxes 8-9 [OS], 11 [OS]

Subseries Description

Documentation of the construction, launching, sea trials, and commissioning of U.S.S. Arleigh Burke. In addition to focusing on the ship itself, the materials pertain to Arleigh Burke's and the Class of 1923's participation in the ceremonies surrounding the aforementioned events. Included in the subseries are photographs, event programs, invitations, correspondence, brochures, notes, and magazine and newspaper clippings. Also included in the subseries are several pieces of memorabilia pertaining to the ship.

Subseries Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Box 8 Folder 9
U.S.S. Arleigh Burke - Artist's Rendering (Photographs), undated
Box 8 Folder 10
U.S.S. Arleigh Burke - Commissioning (Clippings), 1991 July-October
Box 8 Folder 11
U.S.S. Arleigh Burke - Commissioning (Correspondence), 1991 May-September
Box 8 Folder 12
U.S.S. Arleigh Burke - Commissioning (Invitation, Itinerary and Event Program), 1991 May-July
Box 8 Folder 13
U.S.S. Arleigh Burke - Commissioning (Notes), 1991, undated
Box 8 Folder 14-17
U.S.S. Arleigh Burke - Commissioning (Photographs), 1991 July
Box 8 Folder 18
U.S.S. Arleigh Burke - Crest, undated
Box 8 Folder 19
U.S.S. Arleigh Burke - Destroyermen Newsletter, 1990-1991
Box 8 Folder 20
U.S.S. Arleigh Burke - Keel Construction Ceremony (Clippings), 1986
Box 8 Folder 21
U.S.S. Arleigh Burke - Keel Construction Ceremony (Invitation, Brochures, and Event Program), 1986-1987
Box 8 Folder 22
U.S.S. Arleigh Burke - Keel Construction Ceremony (Photographs), 1986 July
Box 9 [OS] Folder 6
U.S.S. Arleigh Burke - Launching (Clippings), 1989 September
Box 8 Folder 23
U.S.S. Arleigh Burke - Launching (Clippings), 1989 September-December
Box 8 Folder 24
U.S.S. Arleigh Burke - Launching (Invitations and Tickets), 1989 September
Box 8 Folder 25
U.S.S. Arleigh Burke - Launching (Notes and Correspondence), 1989, undated
Box 8 Folder 26
U.S.S. Arleigh Burke - Launching (Photographs), 1989 September
Box 8 Folder 27
U.S.S. Arleigh Burke - Launching (Press Release), 1988 August
Box 11 [OS] Folder 2-3
U.S.S. Arleigh Burke - Memorabilia, undated

Includes a U.S.S. Arleigh Burke key chain and visor.

Box 8 Folder 28
U.S.S. Arleigh Burke - Miscellaneous Clippings, 1990-1992, undated
Box 8 Folder 29
U.S.S. Arleigh Burke - Sea Trials (Clippings), 1990 October
Box 8 Folder 30
U.S.S. Arleigh Burke - Sea Trials (Photographs), 1990-1991

Features Arleigh Burke on the ship's bridge.

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