Raymond S. Gabler Papers, 1942-1968 (bulk 1942-1945): Finding Aid
Published in October 2017
- Publisher: United States Naval Academy. Special Collections & Archives.
- Publisher Address:
589 McNair Road
Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5029, USA
- Call number: MS 455
- Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
- Title: Raymond S. Gabler Papers
- Dates: 1942-1968
- Bulk Dates: 1942-1945
- Size: 2.5 linear feet
- Container Summary: 2 manuscript boxes, 1 flat box, 1 oversize folder
- Creator: Gabler, Raymond S.
- Language(s) of material: English
- Abstract: Raymond Sheridan Gabler was an enlisted teaching specialist in the United States Navy during World War II. The Raymond S. Gabler Papers span from 1942 to 1968, with a bulk of the material ceasing in 1945. The papers are the product of Gabler's U.S. Navy service during World War II as an instructor at the Naval Academy Preparatory School and at Camp Peary, Virginia.
Biography of Raymond S. Gabler
Raymond Sheridan Gabler, originally of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, was an enlisted teaching specialist (SP(T)) in the United States Navy during World War II. Beginning in August 1943, Gabler was assigned to the Naval Academy Preparatory School at Bainbridge, Maryland where he taught English and History, and as of 1944, Geometry. He was also assigned to Camp Peary, Virginia where he taught basic literacy.
Description of Contents
The Raymond S. Gabler Papers, comprising 2.5 linear feet of documentation, span from 1942 to 1968, with a bulk of the material ceasing in 1945. The papers are the product of Gabler's U.S. Navy service during World War II as an instructor at the Naval Academy Preparatory School and at Camp Peary, Virginia.
Included in the collection are notes, scrapbooks, syllabi, scrapbooks, photographs, periodicals, books, handbooks, and maps.
The Gabler Papers are arranged alphabetically by document type into a single record series with no subdivisions. The papers focus on Gabler's World War II teaching duties at the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Bainbridge, Maryland where he taught English and History, as well as at Camp Peary, Virginia, where he taught basic literacy to sailors. Much of the collection is composed of class and teaching materials, including syllabi and tests for American and world history courses, Navy reading and mathematics manuals from the Bureau of Naval Personnel's Standards and Curriculum Division, world maps, and children's books that were likely used as instructional aids for basic literacy. The collection also includes a scrapbook for each of Gabler's two duty stations. Composed primarily of clippings, photographs, memos, and leave passes, the scrapbooks focus on the daily operations and atmosphere of Naval Training Station, Bainbridge and Naval Training and Distribution Center, Camp Peary. Aside from several group portraits of Preparatory School faculty and students, the remainder of the collection consists of Bureau of Naval Personnel periodicals.
The Raymond S. Gabler Papers are arranged alphabetically by document type.
Access and Use
Access is unrestricted.
Copyright and Permission
The Raymond S. Gabler 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.
Acquisition and Appraisal
Provenance and Acquisition
Gift of Raymond S. Gabler in November 1993. Accession No. 93-72.
Related Archival Material
Limited additional documentation pertaining to the Naval Academy Preparatory School may be found in the correspondence of the Records of the Office of the Superintendent, RG 405.2.1.
Materials Cataloged Separately
No materials have been removed from this collection and cataloged separately.
Processing and Other Information
Raymond S. Gabler Papers, MS 455
Special Collections & Archives Department
United States Naval Academy
This collection was processed by David D'Onofrio in October 2017. Finding aid written by David D'Onofrio in October 2017.
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
- Gabler, Raymond S.
- Naval Academy Preparatory School (U.S.)
- Naval education -- United States
- United States. Naval Training Center (Bainbridge, Md.)
- United States. Naval Training and Distribution Center (Williamsburg, Va.)
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Education and the war
- Maps (documents)
- Notes (documents)