United States Naval Academy Class of 1922 Records, 1914-1999 (bulk 1922-1991): Finding Aid
Published in May 2016
- Publisher: United States Naval Academy. Special Collections & Archives.
- Publisher Address:
589 McNair Road
Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5029, USA
- Call number: MS 435
- Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
- Title: United States Naval Academy Class of 1922 Records
- Dates: 1914-1999
- Bulk Dates: 1914-1991
- Size: 1.04 linear feet
- Container Summary: 2 manuscript boxes, 1 half-manuscript box
- Creator: United States Naval Academy. Class of 1922
- Language(s) of material: English
- Abstract: The United States Naval Academy Class of 1922 Records span from 1914 to 1999, with most of the documentation commencing after the Class's graduation. The records focus on the biographies and obituaries of class members, the publication of class columns and directories, and reunion activities.
History of the Class of 1922
In the summer of 1918, the plebes of the Class of 1922 were admitted to the United States Naval Academy, marking the last incoming class to commence studies before the end of World War I. During their time on the Yard, the Class of 1922 was witness to the completion of Griffin Hall in 1918, 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 1922'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 1922 graduated 539 members on June 2, 1922.
Description of Contents
The United States Naval Academy Class of 1922 Records, comprising 1.04 linear feet of documentation, span from 1914 to 1999, with most of the documentation commencing after the Class's graduation. The records focus on the biographies and obituaries of class members, the publication of class columns and directories, and reunion activities.
Included in the collection are obituaries, biographical sketches, letters, clippings, and directories.
The Records of the Class of 1922 are arranged into three records series by document type. Series 1: Biographical Files consists primarily of official U.S. Navy biographical sketches for thirty members of the Class of 1922. Biographical material on additional class members can be found in the obituaries available throughout Series 2: Administrative Files. This series is also home to documentation on the everyday operations of the Class, such as the Class's financials, by-laws, elections, reunion planning, and the creation of class publications. Samples of such publications, namely the class directory, are available in Series 3: Publications.
The United States Naval Academy Class of 1922 Records are organized into the following three series:
- Series 1: Biographical Files, 1914-1999
- Series 2: Administrative Files, 1940-1997
- Series 3: Publications, 1922-1981
Access and Use
Access is unrestricted.
Copyright and Permission
The United States Naval Academy Class of 1922 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.
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Acquisition and Appraisal
Provenance and Acquisition
Gift of Mrs. Stuart Grant Murray in June 1999. Accession No. 99-57.
Related Archival Material
Additional biographical material pertaining to the members of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1922 can be found in the individual members' Alumni Jackets, housed in the Academy Archives, Special Collections & Archives, Nimitz Library.
Materials Cataloged Separately
No materials have been removed from this collection and cataloged separately.
Processing and Other Information
United States Naval Academy Class of 1922 Records, MS 435
Special Collections & Archives Department
United States Naval Academy
This collection was processed by David D'Onofrio in May 2016. Finding aid written by David D'Onofrio in May 2016.
Name and Subject Terms
- Bauernschmidt, George William, 1899-
- United States Naval Academy -- Alumni and alumnae -- Biography
- United States Naval Academy -- Alumni and alumnae -- Directories
- United States Naval Academy. Class of 1922
- Clippings (information artifacts)
- Notes (documents)
Series 1: Biographical Files, 1914-1999 Box 1Series Description
Biographical sketches for thirty members of the Class of 1922. The sketches, provided by individual members of the class, typically consist of copies of official biographies from the Biographies Branch of the U.S. Navy Department of Information with an attached photocopy of an official U.S. Navy portrait.
The file for class member George Bauernschmidt includes copies of correspondence, orders, and magazine articles related to Bauernschmidt's career.
Filed at the end of the series are guidelines for the submission of material to Shipmate magazine, as well as correspondence from Gerald Motl (USNA 1968) regarding the history of the perforated page in the 1922 Lucky Bag.Series Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by last name.
Series 2: Administrative Files, 1940-1997 Boxes 1-2Series Description
Documentation of the administration of the Class of 1922 and its activities. The materials pertain to such topics as reunion planning and attendance, the election of class officers, production of the class column in Shipmate, financial/treasurer reports, by-laws, class gifts and scholarship funds, the Eccles Papers Project, and class member obituaries. Included in the series are letters, notes, newspaper clippings, draft obituaries, and several photographs.
Filed at the end of the series are documents related to the Class of 1937's memorial to Naval Academy graduates lost in the line of duty whose bodies were never recovered for burial.Series Arrangement
Series 3: Publications, 1922-1981 Boxes 2-3Series Description
Annual directories published by the Class of 1922. Directories published through 1949 include additional material, such as messages from the class president, open letters to the class, summaries of events, treasurer's reports, and a limited amount of biographical information for each member.Series Arrangement