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    John H. Towers papers, 1830-1989 United States Navy officer and early naval aviator. Diaries, naval and personal correspondence, memoranda, orders for duty, aviation logs, speeches and writings, biographical notebooks and sketches, photographs, reports, scrapbooks, blueprints, charts, and newspaper clippings documenting Towers's naval career and his participation in naval aviation from its inception in 1911 to World War II and after.
    • Contributor: Towers, John H. (John Henry) - Towers, John H.
    • Date: 1830
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    James H. Sherman correspondence, 1873-1876 Whaler. Letters written by Sherman to his wife, Phebe A. G. Sherman of New Bedford, Massachusetts, while he served as first mate aboard the New Bedford whaleship Milton on a voyage to the Pacific Ocean from October 1873 to October 1876.
    • Contributor: Sherman, James H. (James Henry) - Sherman, James H.
    • Date: 1873
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    William Frederick Halsey papers, 1907-1959 Naval officer. Correspondence, war diaries, logs, journals, narratives of military campaigns, military orders, books, periodicals, poems, songs, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia relating mostly to Halsey's social and business career after World War II, his personal life and club activities, and the history of American naval involvement in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
    • Contributor: Halsey, William Frederick - Halsey, William F.
    • Date: 1907
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    William Frederick Halsey papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, war diaries, logs, journals, narratives of military campaigns, military orders, books, periodicals, poems, songs, newspaper clippings, memorabilia, and other papers relating primarily to Halsey's business career after World War II, to his personal life and club activities, and to the history of U.S. naval involvement in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Includes correspondence with J. Bryan, coauthor of Halsey's biography, Admiral ...
    • Contributor: Halsey, William F. (William Frederick)
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    Joseph Ingraham journal, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Four volumes containing Ingraham's account of the voyage of the brigantine Hope from Boston to the Falkland Islands; Cape Horn, Chile; Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia; the Northwest Coast of North America; the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii); and China. Documents commercial trade, especially the fur trade, with China. Includes descriptions and drawings of fauna, flora, and inhabitants; charts; and maps of various locations including several Marquesas ...
    • Contributor: Ingraham, Joseph
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    Jerauld Wright papers, 1853-1960 Naval officer. Correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, printed matter, photographs, and other papers relating to Wright's naval career especially during World War II and after.
    • Contributor: Wright, Jerauld
    • Date: 1853
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    J.F. Shafroth papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Official correspondence, memoranda, directives, and reports sent to William F. Halsey and Chester W. Nimitz, relating primarily to Shafroth's experiences as a commander in the South Pacific during World War II and as head of a task group which conducted the first heavy bombardment of Japan. Includes material relating to Shafroth's course work at the Army War College (U.S.). Correspondents include William F. Halsey, ...
    • Contributor: Shafroth, J. F. (John Franklin)
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    Herbert Bain Knowles papers, 1941-1945 Naval officer. Correspondence, orders to duty, subject files concerning invasion plans and occupation reports for Guam, Japan, Kwajalein Islands (Marshall Islands), Leyte Island (Philippines), Lingayen (Luzon, Philippines), Okinawa Island (Japan), Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands), and Tarawa Atoll (Kiribati), and printed matter relating to Knowles's service with the Amphibious Forces in the Pacific during World War II.
    • Contributor: Knowles, Herbert Bain
    • Date: 1941
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    Edwin Bickford Hooper papers, 1842-1986 Naval officer and historian. Correspondence, writings, research notes, speeches, reports, orders, organizational charts, rosters, printed materials, photographs, and other papers primarily relating to Hooper's naval career and to his research in U.S. naval history.
    • Contributor: Hooper, Edwin Bickford
    • Date: 1842
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    Raymond Swing papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Primarily scripts of Swing's radio broadcasts including those presented on the Blue Network; the British Broadcasting Corporation; Mutual Broadcasting System; radio stations WMAL (Washington, D.C.), WOL (Washington, D.C.), and WOR (New York, N.Y.); and Voice of America. Scripts reflect Swing's analysis and interpretation of world news during the period between 1935 and 1964. Includes correspondence, lectures, addresses, articles written (1941-1943) for the London Sunday ...
    • Contributor: Swing, Raymond
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    Carl Harms papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Daily journal kept by Harms as the cartographer and cook on an expedition to the Galapagos Islands sponsored by the U.S. Navy and the Pacific Development Company to select a site for a military base. Also includes a guidebook, newsletters, scrapbook, map, and photograph.
    • Contributor: Harms, Carl
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    J.F. Shafroth papers, 1926-1945 Naval officer. Official correspondence, memoranda, directives, and reports sent to William Frederick Halsey and Chester W. Nimitz relating primarily to Shafroth's experiences as a commander in the South Pacific and head of a task group that conducted the first heavy bombardment of Japan during World War II. Includes material relating to Shafroth's course work at the Army War College.
    • Contributor: Shafroth, J. F. (John Franklin) - Shafroth, J. F.
    • Date: 1926
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    Herbert Bain Knowles papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, writings, orders to duty, reports, printed matter, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to Knowles's service with the U.S. Navy amphibious forces in the Pacific Ocean. Includes invasion plans and occupation reports for Guam, Japan, Kwajalein Islands (Marshall Islands), Leyte Island (Philippines), Lingayen (Luzon, Philippines), Okinawa Island (Japan), Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands), and Tarawa Atoll (Kiribati). Correspondents include James Forrestal, James Laurence Kauffman, ...
    • Contributor: Knowles, Herbert Bain
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    Joseph Ingraham journal, 1790-1792 Navigator, trader, and explorer. Ingraham's account of the voyage of the brigantine Hope from Boston to the Falkland Islands, Cape Horn (Chile), Marquesas Islands (French Polynesia), the Northwest Coast of North America, the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), and China, including commercial trade, especially the fur trade, with China.
    • Contributor: Ingraham, Joseph
    • Date: 1790
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    Donald Wilson papers, 1910-1979 U.S. Army and Air Force officer. Diaries, journals, correspondence, speeches, lectures, flight records, maps and other items relating to Wilson’s personal life and military career. Diaries include accounts of the Iwo Jima and other South Pacific campaigns during World War II.
    • Contributor: Wilson, Donald
    • Date: 1910
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    Richard H.M. Settle correspondence and photograph, 1871-1879 Whaler. Letters and typewritten transcripts of letters written by Settle during three voyages aboard whaling ships from New Bedford, Mass.
    • Contributor: Settle, Richard H. M.
    • Date: 1871
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    John H. Towers papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, writings, speeches, reports, aviation logs, biographical material, clippings, blueprints, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to Towers's career in the U.S. Navy and as vice president of Pan American Airways Corporation. Subjects include his advocacy of naval aviation, his service with the Great White Fleet on its round the world voyage (1907-1909), Curtiss-Wright aircraft, the transatlantic flight of 1919, and American ...
    • Contributor: Towers, John H. (John Henry) - Norton, Reuben S. - Towers, Pierrette Anne - Towers, William M.
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    Spanish colonial government, Mariana Islands records, 1678-1899 Royal decrees, court records, orders to and from the governor, circulars, miscellaneous reports, and other documents. Subjects covered include missionary and church matters, public health measures, agriculture, prisons and criminal investigations, the building and repair of roads, bridges, and military installations, education, and local government for all of the islands, but particularly Guam. Includes a report of 1845 on the water supply system of ...
    • Date: 1678
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    Harry T. Friedman collection of Spanish American documents, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, reports, certificates, printed material, and other documents relating to such topics as the Joliet-Marquette expedition (1673), navigation and trade from the Philippines to Mexico (1749), land transactions in Tulancingo and Huejotzingo (Mexico), and persons associated with the cause of Mexican Independence; inventories (1778-1785) of Mexican missions at Mátape, Alamos, and Macori; and information on Indian groups and the branding of military livestock. Includes ...
    • Contributor: Friedman, Harry T.
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    John J. Ballentine papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, logbooks, military records, biographical materials, scrapbooks, clippings, photographs, and other papers relating primarily to Ballentine's naval career after 1920. Documents Ballentine's training as an air pilot; his duties at the Naval Proving Ground, Dahlgren, Va., including the testing of the Norden bombsight and the first remote-controlled airplane; his correspondence with Theodore H. Barth, president of Carl L. Norden, Inc., relating to ...
    • Contributor: Ballentine, John J. (John Jennings)
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    Spanish colonial government, Mariana Islands records, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Royal decrees, court records, orders to and from the governor, circulars, reports, and other records pertaining to Spanish colonial government in the Mariana Islands. Subjects include agriculture; the Anglo-Spanish War, 1762-1763; building and repair of bridges, military installations, roads, and schools; cattle; church and missionary matters; coffee-growing; colonization; commerce; criminal investigations and proceedings; daily life; education; exploration; fisheries; foreign visitors; grass-roots democracy; economy; hunting; ...
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    Raymond Swing papers, 1933-1964 Journalist and radio commentator. Primarily scripts of Swing's radio broadcasts including those presented on the Voice of America. Also includes correspondence, lectures, and writings by Swing.
    • Contributor: Swing, Raymond
    • Date: 1933
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    Edwin Bickford Hooper papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, writings, research materials, notes, speeches, articles, book reviews, reports, orders, organizational charts, rosters, printed materials, photographs, and other papers primarily pertaining to Hooper's naval career and to his research in U.S. naval history. Documents his studies of ordnance and fire control, his ordnance work on the Washington (battleship) during World War II especially during the battle of Guadalcanal, his work in antiaircraft and ...
    • Contributor: Hooper, Edwin Bickford
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    Owen Lattimore papers, 1907-1997 Orientalist, author, educator, and historian. Correspondence, journals, writings, reviews, speeches, research notes, interviews, reports, transcripts of hearings, and other papers pertaining to Lattimore's studies in Chinese and Mongolian history and linguistics, his appointment as a political advisor to Chiang Kai-shek, and his service as director of Pacific Operations in the United States Office of War Information Overseas Operations Branch, and as a member of ...
    • Contributor: Lattimore, Owen
    • Date: 1907
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    Charles A. Lockwood papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, speeches, writings, reports, newspaper clippings, printed matter, photographs, and other papers relating primarily to Lockwood's naval career during World War II as commander of the U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet Submarine Force and to his research and writings on submarines. Also documents his service as naval attaché to London, England, in 1941; and Lockwood family affairs. Documents the development of the submarine ...
    • Contributor: Lockwood, Charles A.