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Frank M. Snyder papers

Scope & content

This collection contains correspondence, articles, research materials, speeches and lectures, books, audio and video cassette tapes, maps, photographs, and scrapbooks relating to Frank M. Snyder’s naval and academic careers from 1941 through 2010. The bulk of this collection documents Snyder’s academic work following his retirement from the Navy in 1970. Included are various research materials, audiocassettes, slides, and other materials collected and utilized by Snyder for his lectures and publications on several topics such as naval battles of World War II, Navy command and control systems, naval operational planning, the attack of the Liberty in 1967, the Spanish-American War, and Newport as a fleet base.

Additionally, this collection includes three scrapbooks of documents collected by Snyder documenting his career from enlistment into the Navy through his retirement as a faculty member of the Naval War College. These scrapbooks include photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, certificates, Snyder’s naval orders, and some research information about the ships he served on during his active duty in the Navy.

This collection was arranged by Frank M. Snyder into related subjects, an order which has been respected by NHC staff members throughout the processing of this collection.