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World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations, American

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Richard W. Bates papers

Identifier: MSC-028

The personal papers of Rear Admiral Richard W. Bates (1892-1973) cover the years 1915-1973. He was a commanding officer on many ships in the Navy. His collection consists of correspondence, subject files, writings, speeches, and miscellaneous items. The papers are arranged in four series based on an established file system. They mainly encompass Bates career as a Naval Officer, family, and social life in Newport, as well as other aspects of his career including published and unpublished writings, notes, photographs, slide presentations, and reports.

Dates: 1915-1973

Thomas B. Buell and Walter M. Whitehill collection on Ernest J. King

Identifier: MSC-037.2

This collection consists of research materials collected by Thomas B. Buell, author and retired naval officer, for his biography of Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King entitled, Master of sea power and by Walter M. Whitehill, author and historian, for his biography on King, A Naval record.

Dates: 1880-1986 and undated; Majority of material found within 1942-1950; Majority of material found within 1974-1979

Norman P. Earle papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSC-244
Content Description

Correspondence, letters sent to Miss Anita Williams, Nashville, Tennessee, January 4, 1917-December 6, 1918, when Earle was in USS Wadsworth (DD-60) in European waters, World War I.

Dates: 1917 Jan 4-1918 Dec 6

Anne Sims Hopkins collection of Sims family papers

Identifier: MSC-352

This collection consists of letters, photographs, invitations, a wedding gift registry, and other papers relating to the Sims family, particularly Admiral William S. Sims and his wife, Anne Hitchcock Sims. The papers detail the Sims family’s personal life and relationship as well as Admiral Sims’s career in the Navy.

Dates: 1844-1954; Majority of material found within 1905-1920

Intelligence and Technical archives

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-08

The Intelligence and Technical archives are comprised of the records of the Naval War College Classified Library, which in the early years of the twentieth century, was called "The Archives." This record group is composed of three series. Series I is military and technical intelligence; series II, World War Attache reports; and series III, ONI translations of German Naval documents from the period 1933-1945. This record group is a research collection of material retained for permanent reference for Naval War College staff and students in the pursuit of their professional studies.

Dates: 1885-1982; Majority of material found within 1910-1940

James H. Dolan journal, 1917 May-Nov

 File — Box 6, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSC-364- File MSI 063
Scope and Contents

Journal of convoy and anti-submarine warfare kept aboard USS Fanning during World War I.

Dates: 1917 May-Nov

George Lawson papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSC-362
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one notebook detailing Lawson's naval service during the final months of World War I, as well as photographs of Lawson on the USS Worden. Naval documents are present as well, including Lawson’s discharge papers and citations of merit.

Dates: 1918 - 1919

Manuscript Items

Identifier: MSC-364
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of single manuscripts items from past NWC presidents, faculty, and staff, as well as other other naval officers and military service members from Rhode Island and the surrounding area. These items include correspondence, journals, reports, certificates, commissions, scrapbooks, and other ephemera that relate to the history of the U.S. Naval War College, the history of navies in the Narragansett Bay region, and the history of naval warfare and strategy.

Dates: 1783-2013 and undated

William S. Sims papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSC-168
Content Description Personal letters sent to his parents, siblings, friend Jones and his wife, Anne Hitchcock Sims, 1882–1925; Letters received from Navy Department regarding assignment; Letters comment on travels, places visited, family matters, politics and rebellions in the Caribbean, ship’s movements, health, social life in port, shipboard life, Hawaiian politics, life in Paris, France, French lessons, Sino-Japanese War, position as Naval Attaché in Paris and St. Petersburg, travels through Europe, criticism of U.S. Navy, World War I assignment as CO, Naval Forces, European Waters, London, England, 1917–1978, including daily routine and social life; Assignments on the China Station. Letters sent by Anne Sims to William S. Sims, 1906, 1909–1912, 1915–1917, regarding family matters. Scope and Contents The twenty-five box collection measures twelve and one-half linear feet and is divided into five series. Series I contains typescript copies of personal letters sent by Sims to his parents, his sister Louisa and brothers, Harry and Alfred, his friend Jones, and to his wife, Anne Hitchcock Sims. They date from 1881 to 1925. Several personal letters Sims received are located here. The letters focus on his daily shipboard routine, family matters, health, social life, financial matters, and friends as well as his duties as a naval officer and naval attaché. He described the geography, politics, economics, people, and customs of the countries he...
Dates: 1876-1925 and undated

Joseph K. Taussig papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSC-097

Personal correspondence, including letters sent to his parents and other relatives, 1884–1933; Official correspondence, regarding naval matters, 1901–1927, and letters sent and received regarding testimony before U.S. Senate Committee on the possibility of war with Japan, 1940; Miscellaneous correspondence regarding manuscripts prepared by Paul Ryan, 1984–1987; Diaries and journals from USS Wadsworth, 1917; USS Little, 1918 and USS Trenton, 1926–1927; Articles and unpublished manuscript entitled “The Queenstown Patrol” edited by Paul Ryan; Fitness and medical reports, 1901–1947; Career and personal photographs, 1883–1947; Subject Files on commissioning of USS J. K. Taussig (DE 1030) and on Admiral Edward D. Taussig and U.S. Flag raising on Wake Island, 1898; Books, including Book of Naval Songs; Miscellany, including certificates, imprints and citations, 1899–1967; Newspaper clippings, 1895–1950.

Dates: 1884 - 1967