Finding aid created by: CAK
Date: 29 Oct 1979
|25 Apr 2010||converted to EAD (MRC)|
Overview of the Collection
|Creator:||James, Ralph Kirk.|
|Title:||Ralph K. James Papers|
|Quantity:||4.0 linear ft.|
|Abstract:||American naval officer, engineer. Collection includes correspondence (1947-1958); speeches; a diary kept during a mission to French West Africa in 1942; and printed material.|
|Repository:||Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
Ralph Kirk James (1907 or 1908-1994) was an American naval officer who retired with the rank of rear admiral. Admiral James had master's degrees in naval architecture and marine engineering. Among his other career achievements, he served with the Bureau of Ships in French West Africa and was commander of the Long Beach Naval Shipyard and chief of the Navy's Bureau of Ships.
The Ralph K. James Papers consist of personal and quasi-official correspondence dating from 1947; many speeches ranging from technical seminar papers to humorous banquet toasts; and a diary kept during a naval mission to French West Africa in 1942.
Material is arranged alphabetically.
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James, Ralph Kirk.
United States. -- Navy -- Officers.
Marine engineers -- United States.
Military engineers -- United States.
United States -- History, Military.
Genres and Forms
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Ralph K. James Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
|Box 1||ABC's of Shipbuilding|
|Box 1||Accident 1963|
|Box 1||Advisory Committee on Fiscal Organization and Procedures 1954|
|Box 1||American Society of Naval Engineers, Inc. (2 folders)|
|Box 1||Armed Forces Journal|
|Box 1||Building Naval Ships Against Time|
|Box 1||Citations and commendations|
|Box 1||Complimentary letters|
|Box 1||Congratulatory letters (2 folders)|
|Box 1||Class of 1928, Annapolis 1948-1968 (5 folders)|
|Box 1||1951-1954 (3 folders)|
|Box 2||1955-1963 (12 folders)|
|Box 2||1947-1955 (2 folders)|
|Box 3||1955-1958 (8 folders)|
|Box 3||Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers 1963|
|Box 3||Diary, mission to French West Africa 1942|
|Box 3||Fleet Maintenance and Battle-Damage Repairs in the Pacific During World War II - manuscript and brochure|
|Box 3||Fourth Twenty-Eighter, USNA '28|
|Box 3||International conference (2 folders)|
|Box 3||Laws, staff work|
|Box 3||Long Beach Naval Shipyard subsidence|
|Box 3||Long Beach Naval Shipyard, Surface Subsidence and Remedial Measures|
|Box 4||Pat's wedding|
|Box 4||Prospectus, US Naval Shipbuilding Activity Schedule|
|Box 4||Scheduling paper|
|Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers|
|Box 4||Diamond Jubilee 1968 (2 folders)|
|Box 4||Speeches 1954-1967 (2 folders)|
|Box 4||Submarine design study group|
|Box 4||Travel vouchers|