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Thomas B. Buell collection on Raymond A. Spruance

 Collection
Identifier: MSC-037.1

Content Description

Research materials relating to the life and career of ADM Raymond A. Spruance, USN, including copies of the letters of ADM Spruance to Mrs. Spruance 1942–45; Copies of correspondence between ADM Spruance and Arthur Sproul 1951–65; Copies of correspondence between ADM Spruance and Emmel Forrestel 1961–68; Copies of correspondence between ADM Spruance and E.B. Potter, 1959–65; Correspondence of CDR Thomas B. Buell regarding Spruance, 1970–73; Copies of the Fitness Reports of ADM Spruance, 1906–48; Typescripts and tapes of recorded interviews with Mrs. Spruance, et.al., 1971–72; Typescripts, blueprints, unbound and bound galleys of The Quiet Warrior, 1973–74; Unpublished MA Thesis (1967) of H. Snow entitled “The 1953 Philippine Presidential Election.” Research source materials on ADM E.J. King collected by CDR Thomas Buell for his biography Master of Seapower and Walter Whitehill for A Naval Record. Materials include Buell’s correspondence with naval officers who knew or served with King; Copies of King’s autobiography and personal papers from the Library of Congress, FDR Library and Operational Archives, NHC; Preliminary drafts with comments by Herman Wouk, Gerald Wheeler and Llewellyn Howland; Extracts of oral histories of Flag Rank officers; Synopses of oral histories done by Buell; Notecards and files; Photographs; Tape cassettes. Research materials on Port Chicago Mutiny of 1944, including copies of correspondence files, 1944–1946; Copies of Hearings on the Mutiny, 1944; Correspondence of Buell, 1980; Microfilm.

Dates

  • 1866-2002 and undated
  • Majority of material found within 1971-1974

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Access is open to all researchers, unless otherwise specified.

Conditions Governing Use

Material in this collection is in the public domain, unless otherwise noted.

Extent

7 Linear Feet (14 archival boxes, 1oversize box, 1 flat file)

Language of Materials

English

Related Materials

  • Thomas B. Buell Papers, MS 423, Special Collections & Archives Department, Nimitz Library, United States Naval Academy.
  • Thomas B. Buell Papers, Collection Number 04915, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • Charles J. Moore letters, MSC-015, Naval Historical Collection, U.S. Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
  • Naval War College Presidents records, RG-28, Naval Historical Collection, U.S. Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
  • Raymond A. Spruance papers, MSC-012, Naval Historical Collection, U.S. Naval War College, Newport, R.I.

Bibliography

  • Buell, Thomas B. The quiet warrior: A biography of Admiral Raymond A. Spruance. Boston, MA: Little, Brown, 1974.
  • Forrestel, Emmet P. Admiral Raymond A. Spruance, A Study in Command. Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1966.
  • The reminiscences of Commander Thomas B. Buell, U.S. Navy (Retired). Interviewed by Paul Stillwell, Annapolis, MD: U.S. Naval Institute, 2005.
Title
Thomas B. Buell collection on Raymond A. Spruance
Status
Dacs Finding Aid
Author
Elizabeth Delmage
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Naval Historical Collection Repository

Contact:
US Naval War College
686 Cushing Rd
Newport RI 02841 US