Finding aid created by: MPK
Date: 21 Nov 1978
|25 Apr 2010||converted to EAD (MRC)|
Overview of the Collection
|Creator:||Raborn, William F., 1905-1990.|
|Title:||William F. Raborn Papers|
|Quantity:||8.0 linear ft.|
|Abstract:||U.S. naval officer, Admiral. Collection contains correspondence (1945-1963); speeches, calendars (1961-1962), photographs, scrapbooks, and audio tapes.|
|Repository:||Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
William F. Raborn, Jr. (1905-1990) was a career military officer, a Navy vice admiral who led the development of the Polaris nuclear missile in the 1950s and later headed the Central Intelligence Agency under President Lyndon B. Johnson.
The William F. Raborn Papers consist of correspondence, general files, personal files and memorabilia. Correspondence is made up of such communiques as sympathy letters, orders, and letters of congratulation. General files consists of material relating to Raborn's Navy career. Personal files is made up of non-career material. Memorabilia contains awards, photographs, tape recordings, and a navigation instrument.
Correspondence is arranged chronologically. All other material is arranged alphabetically.
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Raborn, William F., 1905-1990.
United States. -- Navy -- History.
United States. -- Navy -- Officers.
Admirals -- United States.
United States -- History, Naval -- 20th century.
Genres and Forms
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
William F. Raborn Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
|Box 1||Personal 1945-1963 (9 folders)|
|Box 1||Orders 1951-1963|
|Box 1||Polaris missile firing 1960|
|Box 1||Vice Admiral appointment 1960|
|Box 1||Condolence letters 1954, 1962|
|Box 1||Flag officers|
|Box 1||Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT)|
|Box 1||Research and development|
|Box 2||Speeches (3 folders)|
|Box 2||Miscellaneous (2 folders)|
|Box 2||Captain William F. Raborn, Jr. (2 folders)|
|Oversize 5||Art reproduction|
|Box 2||Awards, engagements|
|Oversize 5||Awards, oversize|
|Box 2||Daily engagement books 1961-1962|
|Box 2||Engineering Mark's Handbook 1916|
|Box 2||Flight book (aviator's) (3 volumes)|
|Box 3||Speaking engagements book 1962|
|Box 3||Inspector's notebook and papers|
|Box 3||Miscellaneous printed material|
|Oversize 3||Miscellaneous printed material|
|Box 3||Navigation instrument|
|Box 3||Scrapbooks (3 volumes)|
|Oversize 4||Scrapbooks, oversize|
|Oversize 1||Color transparencies|
|Box 4||Slides (3 boxes)|
|Box 4||Films, 16mm (2 rolls)|
|Box 4||Discs (8 items)|
|Box 4||Tapes (12 reels)|
|Box 5||Tapes (39 reels)|
|Box 6||Films, miscellaneous (4 reels)|