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Richard W. Bates Papers

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Series I. Correspondence
9 box(es)
Series I, Correspondence, is divided into "personal" and "informal" letters, although there appears to be little difference between the two content wise. Bates maintained a voluminous correspondence with naval officers and civilians. Letters deal chiefly with career matters, family matters, and social life in Newport. Correspondents include Admirals Ernest J. King, Chester W. Nimitz, Raymond A. Spruance, William F. Halsey, Richmond K. Turner, Robert B. Carney, Edward Kalbfus, William S. Pye, and Richard L. Conolly. Also included are copies of letters of other naval officers, namely, Admirals King, Kinkaid, and Captain S. E. Morison, 1944-1953.

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 1 Personal letters, sent
undated
Box 1, Folder 2 Personal letters, sent
1938 Jul 30 - 1939 Mar 28
Box 1, Folder 3 Personal letters, sent
1939 Apr 11 - 1939 Jun 28
Box 1, Folder 4 Personal letters, sent
1939 Jul 5 - 1939 Oct 30
Box 1, Folder 5 Personal letters, sent
1939 Oct 31 - 1940 Jan 20
Box 1, Folder 6 Personal letters, sent
1940 Jan 23 - 1940 Apr 14
Box 1, Folder 7 Personal letters, sent
1940 May 9 - 1940 Jun 13
Box 1, Folder 8 Personal letters, sent
1941 May 22 - 1941 Dec 30
Box 1, Folder 9 Personal letters, sent
1942 Jan 5 - 1942 May 14
Box 1, Folder 10 Personal letters, sent
1942 May 27 - 1942 Sep 18
Box 1, Folder 11 Personal letters, sent
1942 Sep 14 - 1942 Dec 14
Box 1, Folder 12 Personal letters, sent
1943 Jan 14 - 1943 Mar 12
Box 1, Folder 13 Personal letters, sent
1943 Mar 16 - 1943 Jul 1
Box 1, Folder 14 Personal letters, sent
1943 Jul 21 - 1943 Oct 24
Box 1, Folder 15 Personal letters, sent
1943 Oct 30 - 1943 Dec 23
Box 1, Folder 16 Personal letters, sent
1944 Jan 15 - 1944 Apr 12
Box 1, Folder 17 Personal letters, sent
1944 Apr 16 - 1944 Jun 13
Box 1, Folder 18 Personal letters, sent
1944 Jun 18 - 1944 Aug 15
Box 1, Folder 19 Personal letters, sent
1944 Oct 11 - 1945 Apr 26
Box 1, Folder 20 Personal letters, sent
1945 Apr 26 - 1945 May 19
Box 1, Folder 21 Personal letters, sent
1945 Jun 4 - 1945 Jun 29
Box 1, Folder 22 Personal letters, sent
1945 Jun 29 - 1945 Jul 24
Box 1, Folder 23 Personal letters, sent
1945 Jul 26 - 1945 Aug 2
Box 1, Folder 24 Personal letters, sent
1945 Aug 2 - 1945 Aug 15
Box 1, Folder 25 Personal letters, sent
1945 Aug 15 - 1945 Aug 30
Box 1, Folder 26 Personal letters, sent
1945 Aug 30 - 1945 Sep 14
Box 1, Folder 27 Personal letters, sent
1945 Sep 15 - 1945 Sep 28
Box 1, Folder 28 Personal letters, sent
1945 Oct 1 - 1945 Nov 10
Box 1, Folder 29 Personal letters, sent
1945 Nov 13 - 1945 Nov 26
Box 1, Folder 30 Personal letters, sent
1945 Nov 27 - 1945 Dec 7
Box 1, Folder 31 Personal letters, sent
1945 Dec 10 - 1945 Dec 26
Box 1, Folder 32 Personal letters, sent
1945 Dec 26 - 1945 Dec 28
Box 1, Folder 33 Personal letters, sent
1946 Jan 2 - 1946 Apr 24
Box 1, Folder 34 Personal letters, sent
1946 May 1 - 1946 Jun 1
Box 1, Folder 35 Personal letters, sent
1946 Jun 4 - 1946 Jul 24
Box 1, Folder 36 Personal letters, sent
1946 Sep 17 - 1946 Dec 10
Box 1, Folder 37 Personal letters, sent
1946 Dec 20 - 1947 Mar 19
Box 1, Folder 38 Personal letters, sent
1947 Mar 26 - 1947 Dec 15
Box 2, Folder 1 Personal Letters sent
1948 Jan 7 - 1948 Mar 17
Box 2, Folder 2 Personal Letters sent
1948 Mar 17 - 1948 May 16
Box 2, Folder 3 Personal Letters sent
1948 May 25 - 1948 Jun 25
Box 2, Folder 4 Personal Letters sent
1948 Jun 25 - 1948 Aug 19
Box 2, Folder 5 Personal Letters sent
1948 Aug 19 - 1948 Sep 13
Box 2, Folder 6 Personal Letters sent
1958 Sep 15 - 1948 oct 25
Box 2, Folder 7 Personal Letters sent
1958 Oct 25 - 1948 Dec 16
Box 2, Folder 8 Personal Letters sent
1950 Jan 26 - 1950 Dec 12
Box 2, Folder 9 Personal Letters sent
1950 Dec 14 - 1951 Mar 26
Box 2, Folder 10 Personal Letters sent
1951 Apr 5 - 1951 Aug 3
Box 2, Folder 11 Personal Letters sent
1951 Aug 8 - 1951 Dec 20
Box 2, Folder 12 Personal Letters sent
1952 Jan 8 - 1952 Dec 18
Box 2, Folder 13 Personal Letters sent
1953 Jan 16 - 1953 Dec 28
Box 2, Folder 14 Personal Letters sent
1954 Jan 5 - 1954 Feb 15
Box 2, Folder 15 Personal Letters sent
1954 Feb 26 - 1954 May 11
Box 2, Folder 16 Personal Letters sent
1954 May 12 - 1954 Sep 22
Box 2, Folder 17 Personal Letters sent
1954 Sep 25 - 1954 Dec 17
Box 2, Folder 18 Personal Letters sent
1955 Jan 3 - 1955 May 13
Box 2, Folder 19 Personal Letters sent
1955 Jun 14 - 1955 Oct 12
Box 2, Folder 20 Personal Letters sent
1955 Oct 12 - 1955 Dec 30
Box 2, Folder 21 Personal Letters sent
1956 Feb 16 - 1956 Jun 19
Box 2, Folder 22 Personal Letters sent
1956 Jun 19 - 1956 Sep 11
Box 2, Folder 23 Personal Letters sent
1956 Sep 13 - 1956 Oct 23
Box 2, Folder 24 Personal Letters sent
1956 Nov 13 - 1956 Dec 18
Box 2, Folder 25 Personal Letters sent
1957 Jan 4 - 1957 Apr 11
Box 2, Folder 26 Personal Letters sent
1957 Apr 17 - 1957 May 24
Box 2, Folder 27 Personal Letters sent
1957 Jun 11 - 1957 Sep 24
Box 3, Folder 1 Personal letters sent
1957 Oct 1 - 1957 Nov 16
Box 3, Folder 2 Personal letters sent
1957 Nov 16 - 1957 Dec 19
Box 3, Folder 3 Personal letters sent
1958 Jan 7 - 1958 Feb 28
Box 3, Folder 4 Personal letters sent
1958 Mar 5 - 1958 Apr 22
Box 3, Folder 5 Personal letters sent
1958 Apr 22 - 1958 May 14
Box 3, Folder 6 Personal letters sent
1958 May 14 - 1958 May 27
Box 3, Folder 7 Personal letters sent
1958 May 27 - 1958 Jun 2
Box 3, Folder 8 Personal letters sent
1958 Jun 2 - 1958 Aug 21
Box 3, Folder 9 Personal letters sent
1958 Aug 21 - 1958 Nov 17
Box 3, Folder 10 Personal letters sent
1958 Nov 19 - 1958 Dec 31
Box 3, Folder 11 Personal letters sent
1959 Jan 9 - 1959 Apr 2
Box 3, Folder 12 Personal letters sent
1959 Apr 14 - 1959 Jun 16
Box 3, Folder 13 Personal letters sent
1959 Jun 16 - 1959 Jul 24
Box 3, Folder 14 Personal letters sent
1959 Aug 19 - 1959 Nov 9
Box 3, Folder 15 Personal letters sent
1959 Nov 10 - 1959 Dec 12
Box 3, Folder 16 Personal letters sent
1960 Jan 6 - 1960 May 6
Box 3, Folder 17 Personal letters sent
1960 May 19 - 1960 Sep 29
Box 3, Folder 18 Personal letters sent
1960 Oct 3 - 1960 Nov 30
Box 3, Folder 19 Personal letters sent
1960 Nov 30 - 1960 Dec 28
Box 3, Folder 20 Personal letters sent
1961 Jan 6 - 1961 Mar 30
Box 3, Folder 21 Personal letters sent
1961 Mar 21 - 1961 Jul 10
Box 3, Folder 22 Personal letters sent
1962 Jan 15 - 1963 Dec 2
Box 3, Folder 23 Personal letters sent
1964 Dec 29 - 1969 Mar 17
Box 3, Folder 24 Personal letters sent
1969 May 19 - 1970 Oct 19
Box 3, Folder 25 Personal letters sent
1964 Jun 8 - 1969 Dec 12
Box 3, Folder 26 Informal letters sent
1949 Jan 3 - 1949 Feb 16
Box 3, Folder 27 Informal letters sent
1949 Feb 23 - 1959 Jun 15
Box 3, Folder 28 Informal letters sent
1949 Jul 12 - 1950 Jun 13
Box 3, Folder 29 Informal letters sent
1950 Jun 27 - 1950 Oct 4
Box 4, Folder 1 Informal letters sent
1950 Oct 9 - 1950 Dec 18
Box 4, Folder 2 Informal letters sent
1951 Jan 3 - 1951 Feb 8
Box 4, Folder 3 Informal letters sent
1951 Feb 12 - 1951 May 10
Box 4, Folder 4 Informal letters sent
1951 May 11 - 1951 Aug 3
Box 4, Folder 5 Informal letters sent
1951 Aug 7 - 1951 Dec 19
Box 4, Folder 6 Informal letters sent
1951 Jan 9 - 1952 Mar 17
Box 4, Folder 7 Informal letters sent
1952 Mar 18 - 1952 May 9
Box 4, Folder 8 Informal letters sent
1952 May 13 - 1952 Jul 31
Box 4, Folder 9 Informal letters sent
1952 Aug 14 - 1952 Nov 14
Box 4, Folder 10 Informal letters sent
1953 Jan 16 - 1953 Mar 11
Box 4, Folder 11 Informal letters sent
1953 Mar 27 - 1953 Aug 28
Box 4, Folder 12 Informal letters sent
1953 Sep 1 - 1953 Dec 30
Box 4, Folder 13 Informal letters sent
1954 Jan 15 - 1954 Aug 25
Box 4, Folder 14 Informal letters sent
1954 Sep 2 - 1954 Dec 17
Box 4, Folder 15 Informal letters sent
1955 Jan 3 - 1955 Feb 25
Box 4, Folder 16 Informal letters sent
1955 Mar 9 - 1955 Sep 28
Box 4, Folder 17 Informal letters sent
1955 Sep 28 - 1955 Nov 28
Box 4, Folder 18 Informal letters sent
1955 Nov 28 - 1955 Dec 16
Box 4, Folder 19 Informal letters sent
1956 Jan 3 - 1954 Feb 16
Box 4, Folder 20 Informal letters sent
1956 Feb 8 - 1956 Nov 30
Box 4, Folder 21 Informal letters sent
1957 Jan 2 - 1957 May 6
Box 4, Folder 22 Informal letters sent
1957 May 6 - 1957 May 28
Box 4, Folder 23 Informal letters sent
1957 Jun 5 - 1957 Jul 26
Box 4, Folder 24 Informal letters sent
1957 Aug 29 - 1957 Dec 19
Box 4, Folder 25 Informal letters sent
1965 Feb 18 - 1971 Nov 17
Box 4, Folder 26 Informal letters sent
1972 Jun 12 - 1972 Dec 29
Box 4, Folder 27 Informal letters sent
1973 Jan 2 - 1973 Oct 25
Box 5, Folder 1 Personal letters received, undated
undated
Box 5, Folder 2 Personal letters received, undated
undated
Box 5, Folder 3 Personal letters received, undated
1932 Apr 18 - 1938 Oct 21
Box 5, Folder 4 Personal letters received, undated
1939 Jan 16 - 1939 Dec 22
Box 5, Folder 5 Personal letters received, undated
1940 Jan 19 - 1940 May 27
Box 5, Folder 6 Personal letters received, undated
1941 May 24 - 1941 Dec 22
Box 5, Folder 7 Personal letters received, undated
1942 Jan 2 - 1942 Aug 25
Box 5, Folder 8 Personal letters received, undated
1942 Aug 29 - 1942 Dec 31
Box 5, Folder 9 Personal letters received, undated
1943 Jan 19 - 1943 May 22
Box 5, Folder 10 Personal letters received, undated
1943 Jun 2 - 1943 Dec 3
Box 5, Folder 11 Personal letters received, undated
1944 Jan 3 - 1944 May 27
Box 5, Folder 12 Personal letters received, undated
1944 May 27 - 1944 Dec 31
Box 5, Folder 13 Personal letters received, undated
1945 Apr 10 - 1945 Jun 22
Box 5, Folder 14 Personal letters received, undated
1945 Aug 8 - 1945 0ct 26
Box 5, Folder 15 Personal letters received, undated
1945 Oct 26 - 1945 Dec 27
Box 5, Folder 16 Personal letters received, undated
1946 Jan 2 - 1946 Feb 5
Box 5, Folder 17 Personal letters received, undated
1946 Feb 7 - 1946 Aug 5
Box 6, Folder 1 Personal letters received
1946 Sep 19 - 1946 Dec 26
Box 6, Folder 2 Personal letters received
1947 Jan 8 - 1947 Dec 4
Box 6, Folder 3 Personal letters received
1948 Jan 12 - 1950 May 9
Box 6, Folder 4 Personal letters received
1951 Jan 26 - 1951 Apr 18
Box 6, Folder 5 Personal letters received
1951 Apr 18 - 1951 Jul 26
Box 6, Folder 6 Personal letters received
1951 Jul 31 - 1951 Aug 30
Box 6, Folder 7 Personal letters received
1951 Sep 2 - 1951 Dec 11
Box 6, Folder 8 Personal letters received
1952 Jan 10 - 1952 Apr 25
Box 6, Folder 9 Personal letters received
1952 May 22 - 1952 Dec 31
Box 6, Folder 10 Personal letters received
1953 Jan 7 - 1953 Mar 7
Box 6, Folder 11 Personal letters received
1953 Mar 11 - 1953 Aug 4
Box 6, Folder 12 Personal letters received
1953 Aug 13 - 1953 Nov 28
Box 6, Folder 13 Personal letters received
1954 Jan 6 - 1954 Jul 2
Box 6, Folder 14 Personal letters received
1954 Jul 6 - 1954 Sep 22
Box 6, Folder 15 Personal letters received
1954 Sep 23 - 1954 Oct 4
Box 6, Folder 16 Personal letters received
1954 Oct 11 - 1954 Dec 19
Box 6, Folder 17 Personal letters received
1955 Jan 7 - 1955 Mar 15
Box 6, Folder 18 Personal letters received
1955 Mar 15 - 1955 Oct 17
Box 6, Folder 19 Personal letters received
1955 Oct 18 - 1955 Dec 23
Box 6, Folder 20 Personal letters received
1956 Jan 19 - 1956 May 19
Box 6, Folder 21 Personal letters received
1956 May 23 - 1956 Aug 8
Box 6, Folder 22 Personal letters received
1956 Aug 8 - 1956 Sep 24
Box 6, Folder 23 Personal letters received
1956 Oct 2 - 1956 Dec 17
Box 6, Folder 24 Personal letters received
1957 Jan 5 - 1957 May 23
Box 6, Folder 25 Personal letters received
1957 May 23 - 1957 Sep 9
Box 6, Folder 26 Personal letters received
1957 Sep 16 - 1957 Oct 14
Box 6, Folder 27 Personal letters received
1957 Oct 22 - 1957 Dec 4
Box 7, Folder 1 Personal letters received
1957 Dec 23 - 1958 Feb 18
Box 7, Folder 2 Personal letters received
1958 Feb 9 - 1958 Apr 22
Box 7, Folder 3 Personal letters received
1958 Apr 24 - 1958 Jun 5
Box 7, Folder 4 Personal letters received
1958 Jun 10 - 1958 Jul 18
Box 7, Folder 5 Personal letters received
1958 Aug 27 - 1958 Nov 1
Box 7, Folder 6 Personal letters received
1959 Jan 6 - 1959 Jan 28
Box 7, Folder 7 Personal letters received
1959 Feb 13 - 1959 Feb 19
Box 7, Folder 8 Personal letters received
1959 Mar 17 - 1959 Jun 16
Box 7, Folder 9 Personal letters received
1959 Jun 25 - 1959 Dec 31
Box 7, Folder 10 Personal letters received
1960 Jan 7 - 1960 Feb 1
Box 7, Folder 11 Personal letters received
1960 Feb 2 - 1960 Mar 14
Box 7, Folder 12 Personal letters received
1960 Mar 14 - 1960 Jun 16
Box 7, Folder 13 Personal letters received
1960 Jun 17 - 1960 Sep 16
Box 7, Folder 14 Personal letters received
1960 Sep 21 - 1960 Dec 19
Box 7, Folder 15 Personal letters received
1961 Jan 20 - 1961 Dec 16
Box 7, Folder 16 Personal letters received
1962 Jan 1 - 1962 Jun 25
Box 7, Folder 17 Personal letters received
1963 Feb 7 - 1963 Jun 15
Box 7, Folder 18 Personal letters received
1963 Jul 10 - 1963 Oct 30
Box 7, Folder 19 Personal letters received
1964 Jan 20 - 1964 Sep 25
Box 7, Folder 20 Personal letters received
1965 Jan 12 - 1965 Nov 9
Box 7, Folder 21 Personal letters received
1966 Mar 8 - 1967 Sep 7
Box 8, Folder 1 Personal letters received
1946 Jun 19 - 1947 Dec 5
Box 8, Folder 2 Personal letters received
1948 Jan 23 - 1949 Nov 15
Box 8, Folder 3 Personal letters received
1950 Jan 4 - 1950 Jul 20
Box 8, Folder 4 Personal letters received
1950 Jul 21 - 1950 Oct 31
Box 8, Folder 5 Personal letters received
1950 Nov 2 - 1950 Dec 29
Box 8, Folder 6 Personal letters received
1951 Jan 13 - 1951 Mar 29
Box 8, Folder 7 Personal letters received
1951 Apr 7 - 1951 Oct 30
Box 8, Folder 8 Personal letters received
1951 Nov 23 - 1952 Apr 28
Box 8, Folder 9 Personal letters received
1962 May 6 - 1952 Dec 3
Box 8, Folder 10 Personal letters received
1953 Jan 2 - 1953 Dec 28
Box 8, Folder 11 Personal letters received
1954 Jan 14 - 1954 Jul 12
Box 8, Folder 12 Personal letters received
1954 Aug 5 - 1954 Dec 22
Box 8, Folder 13 Personal letters received
1955 Jan 5 - 1955 Feb 25
Box 8, Folder 14 Personal letters received
1955 Mar 2 - 1955 Jul 29
Box 8, Folder 15 Personal letters received
1955 Aug 11 - 1955 Dec 13
Box 8, Folder 16 Personal letters received
1956 Jan 5 - 1956 Apr 12
Box 8, Folder 17 Personal letters received
1956 Apr 25 - 1956 Jul 10
Box 8, Folder 18 Personal letters received
1956 Jul 13 - 1956 Nov 7
Box 8, Folder 19 Personal letters received
1957 Feb 1 - 1957 Jun 29
Box 8, Folder 20 Personal letters received
1957 Jul 13 - 1957 Sep 15
Box 8, Folder 21 Personal letters received
1957 Sep 23 - 1957 Dec 30
Box 8, Folder 22 Personal letters received
1958 Jan 10 - 1958 Jun 28
Box 8, Folder 23 Personal letters received
1958 Aug 1 - 1958 Oct 15
Box 8, Folder 24 Personal letters received
1958 Oct 17 - 1958 Dec 16
Box 8, Folder 25 Personal letters received
1961 Jan 13 - 1961 Feb 23
Box 8, Folder 26 Personal letters received
1961 Mar 17 - 1962 Dec 19
Box 8, Folder 27 Personal letters received
1963 Apr 12 - 1964 Jun 16
Box 9, Folder 1 Informal letters received, fragments and undated
undated
Box 9, Folder 2 Informal letters received, fragments and undated
1968 Apr 4 - 1968 Dec 30
Box 9, Folder 3 Informal letters received, fragments and undated
1969 Jan 13 - 1969 Dec 4
Box 9, Folder 4 Informal letters received, fragments and undated
1970 Feb 21 - 1970 Oct 24
Box 9, Folder 5 Informal letters received, fragments and undated
1971 Jan 18 - 1972 Dec 15
Box 9, Folder 6 Informal letters received, fragments and undated
1973 Jul 5 - 1972 Oct 26
Box 9, Folder 7 Informal letters received, fragments and undated
1973 Jan 4 - 1973 Dec 7
Box 9, Folder 8 Copies of correspondence to Captain H. F. Lloyd and CDR Howard Cole, regarding being passed over for promotion to captain.
1960-1961
Box 9, Folder 9 Copies of correspondence of MajGen Fergusson and an article by RADM William S. Sims regarding football in the Navy.
undated
Box 9, Folder 10 Copies of correspondence of Paul Palmer, Reader's Digest and B. Bogart Blakely, regarding article on the Navy.
1948
Box 9, Folder 11 Copy of naval message to ADM E. J. King, December 16, 1944; copy of portion of RADM Oldendorf's Night Order Book, regarding Admiral W. F. Halsey's Leyte Task Force 34.
1944 Dec 16, 1944 Oct 17-27,
Box 9, Folder 12 Copies of correspondence between ADM E. J. King and ADM T. C. Kinkaid, regarding naval messages sent by ADM Kinkaid on October 25, 1944.
1949 Aug 3, 1949 Sep 8
Box 9, Folder 13 Copies of correspondence to ADM T. C. Kinkaid, ADM E. J. King and Capt. S. E. Morison, regarding battles of Leyte Gulf and Surigao Strait.
1950-1953
Box 9, Folder 14 Letters regarding Bates project
1958-1968

Series II. Subject Files
7 box(es)
Series II, Subject Files, relates mainly to the Motor Torpedo Boat Squadrons, Pacific Fleet, Navy official communications and memoranda, the Naval War College, the World War II Battle Evaluation Group, and the Naval War College Foundation. Included are letters, memoranda, telegrams, dispatches, lectures, studies, minutes of meetings, and lists.

Container Description Date
Box 10, Folder 1 Motor Torpedo Boat Squadrons, Pacific Fleet, Staff Instructions,
November 1945
Box 10, Folder 2 Administrative History
October 1942-August 14, 1945
Box 10, Folder 3 Administrative History, Appendix
October 12, 1943-July 28, 1945
Box 10, Folder 4 Decommissioning Dispatches
September 2, 1945-September 7, 1946
Box 10, Folder 5 Decommissioning Data
September 1945-March, 1946
Box 10, Folder 6 Correspondence and memoranda
May 19, 1945-December 22, 1945
Box 11, Folder 1 Navy Official Communications and Memoranda
March 16-December 1943
Box 11, Folder 2 Navy Official Communications and Memoranda
January 1944-August 1945
Box 11, Folder 3 Navy Official Communications and Memoranda
August 1945-September 1945
Box 11, Folder 4 Navy Official Communications and Memoranda
October 1945-December 1945
Box 11, Folder 5 Navy Official Communications and Memoranda
December 1945
Box 11, Folder 6 Navy Official Communications and Memoranda
March 1946-March 1949
Box 11, Folder 7 Navy Official Communications and Memoranda
April 1949-May 1949
Box 11, Folder 8 Navy Official Communications and Memoranda
May 1949-May 1957
Box 11, Folder 9 Navy Official Communications and Memoranda
July 1957-February 1970
Box 11, Folder 10 Medical History
November 1948-August 1960
Box 11, Folder 11 Temporary Duty
June 1943-February 1945
Box 11, Folder 12 Temporary Additional Duty
October 1946-October 1955
Box 11, Folder 13 Temporary Additional Duty
1950-1951
Box 11, Folder 14 Temporary Additional Duty
1952
Box 11, Folder 15 Temporary Additional Duty
1953
Box 11, Folder 16 Temporary Additional Duty
1954
Box 11, Folder 17 Temporary Additional Duty
1955
Box 12, Folder 1 Naval War College Correspondence and memoranda
March 1943-December 1947
Box 12, Folder 2 Naval War College Correspondence and memoranda
December 1947-January 1952
Box 12, Folder 3 Naval War College Correspondence and memoranda
February 1952-July 1952
Box 12, Folder 4 Naval War College Correspondence and memoranda
September 1952-May 1954
Box 12, Folder 5 Naval War College Correspondence and memoranda
January 1955-November 1955
Box 12, Folder 6 Naval War College Correspondence and memoranda
January 1956-June 1956
Box 12, Folder 7 Naval War College Correspondence and memoranda
June 1956-December 1956
Box 12, Folder 8 Naval War College Correspondence and memoranda
January 1957-August 1957
Box 12, Folder 9 Naval War College Correspondence and memoranda
October 1957-May 1958
Box 12, Folder 10 Naval War College Correspondence and memoranda
June 1959-April 1962
Box 12, Folder 11 Naval War College Correspondence and memoranda
July 1962-December 1970
Box 12, Folder 12 Addresses and lectures,
1946-1957
Box 13, Folder 1 World War II, Battle Evaluation Group, Correspondence fragments,
undated
Box 13, Folder 2 Correspondence
August 1942-December 1949
Box 13, Folder 3 Correspondence
January 1951-December 1951
Box 13, Folder 4 Correspondence
January 1952-July 1954
Box 13, Folder 5 Correspondence
November 1954-December 1955
Box 13, Folder 6 Correspondence
February 1956-November 1956
Box 13, Folder 7 Correspondence
January 1957-June 1957
Box 13, Folder 8 Correspondence
June 1957-December 1957
Box 13, Folder 9 Correspondence
January 1958-July 1958
Box 13, Folder 10 Correspondence
August 1959-September 1959
Box 13, Folder 11 Correspondence
October 1960-May 1964
Box 13, Folder 12 Correspondence
May 1964-July 1964
Box 13, Folder 13 Correspondence with Mrs. Lily Tanaka regarding translation work for Battle of Leyte Gulf
1953
Box 13, Folder 14 Correspondence, Battle of Leyte Gulf
1954
Box 13, Folder 15 Correspondence, Battle of Leyte Gulf
1955
Box 14, Folder 1 Correspondence with Mrs. Lily Tanaka regarding translation work for Battle of Leyte Gulf,
1956-1958
Box 14, Folder 2 Correspondence,
1956-1957
Box 14, Folder 3 Correspondence, Letters sent to C. H. Kawakami regarding translation work, Battle of Leyte Gulf,
1950
Box 14, Folder 4 Correspondence, Letters sent
1951
Box 14, Folder 5 Correspondence, Letters sent
1952
Box 14, Folder 6 Correspondence, Letters sent
1952
Box 14, Folder 7 Correspondence, Letters sent
1953
Box 14, Folder 8 Correspondence, Letters received from C. H. Kawakami regarding translation work, Battle of Leyte Gulf,
1950
Box 14, Folder 9 Correspondence, Letters received,
1951
Box 14, Folder 10 Correspondence, Letters received,
1951
Box 14, Folder 11 Correspondence, Letters received,
1952
Box 14, Folder 12 Correspondence, Letters received,
1952
Box 14, Folder 13 Correspondence, Letters received,
1952
Box 14, Folder 14 Correspondence, Letters received,
1953
Box 14, Folder 15 Correspondence of ADM E. J. King and ADM T. Kinkaid regarding Battle of Leyte Gulf,
1944-1955
Box 14, Folder 16 Correspondence with commentary of Battle of Leyte Gulf,
1952-1956
Box 14, Folder 17 Correspondence with commentary on Battle of Leyte Gulf,
1954-1956
Box 15, Folder 1 World War II Battle Evaluation Group, Correspondence regarding Battle of Surigao Strait,
1952-1957
Box 15, Folder 2 Correspondence regarding Battle of Savo Island,
1950-1956
Box 15, Folder 3 Correspondence regarding personnel request for BEG project,
1951-1956
Box 15, Folder 4 Correspondence with Chief, Historical Division, Special Staff, US Army and Chief Historian, Liaison Office, regarding air searches conducted by Army Air Force, Leyte Operations, 1944.
1950-1951
Box 15, Folder 5 Addresses and Outlines on strategical background prior to Battle of Leyte Gulf, tentative battle lessons, Leyte Gulf,
1944
Box 15, Folder 6 Notes by ADM T. C. Kinkaid on Battle of Leyte Gulf,
1944
Box 15, Folder 7 Review of S. E. Morison-s Leyte Gulf Operations by ADM Robert Carney,
1944
Box 15, Folder 8 Script for movie of Battle of Savo Island,
1942
Box 15, Folder 9 Script for movie of Battle of Savo Island by Toshikazu Ohmae edited by Roger Pineau
Box 15, Folder 10 Detailed comments of senior member, Board of Review, Naval War College, Battle of Savo Island
Box 15, Folder 11 Slide presentation, Battle of Surigao Strait,
1947
Box 15, Folder 12 Battle of Surigao Strait by R. W. Bates, 1947, discussion with ADM Hill, Gen Gruenther, Gen Matheny, Capt Evenson and Col Howze.
1947
Box 15, Folder 13 Commentary on torpedo run, Battle of Surigao Strait by LT Manning Smith
Box 15, Folder 14 Photographic copy of Battle of Surigao Strait message
Box 15, Folder 15 CDE H. E. Eccles account of Battle of the Java Sea,
1942
Box 15, Folder 16 Reports of Japanese sub radar installations and cooperation of Japanese Army and Navy Air Force.
Box 16, Folder 1 Naval War College Foundation, Inc., proposal for establishment of,
1969
Box 16, Folder 2 Membership list and projects,
1969
Box 16, Folder 3 Articles of Incorporation and bylaws,
1970
Box 16, Folder 4 Trustees list, budget, annual meeting agenda and minutes,
1970
Box 16, Folder 5 Memoranda,
1970-1972
Box 16, Folder 6 Correspondence,
1969-1970
Box 16, Folder 7 Correspondence,
1971-1972

Series III. Speeches and Writings
1.5 box(es)
Series III contains Admiral Bates' speeches and published and unpublished writings.

Container Description Date
Box 17, Folder 1 Speeches
Undated
Box 17, Folder 2 Speeches
Undated
Box 17, Folder 3 Speeches
Undated
Box 17, Folder 4 Speeches
Undated
Box 17, Folder 5 Speeches
Undated
Box 17, Folder 6 Speeches
1942
Box 17, Folder 7 Speeches
1943-1944
Box 17, Folder 8 Speeches
1942-1947
Box 17, Folder 9 Speeches
1942-1967
Box 17, Folder 10 Notes for Speeches
Undated
Box 18, Folder 1 Published writings on naval strategy
Box 18, Folder 2 Unpublished writings on naval strategy
Box 18, Folder 3 Unpublished writings on naval strategy
Box 18, Folder 4 Published writings on tactics
Box 18, Folder 5 Unpublished writings on the Naval Reserve, the naval blockade and history of USS Minneapolis (CA36)

Series IV. Miscellany
1.5 box(es)
Series IV consists of miscellaneous items including pamphlets, newspaper clippings, photographs, certificates and citations, invitations, programs, and calling cards.

Container Description Date
Box 18, Folder 1 Citations, programs, invitations, and membership scrolls
Box 18, Folder 2 Press releases, newspaper clippings regarding Bates- career and family, undated
Box 18, Folder 3 Newspaper Clippings,
1941-1948
Box 18, Folder 4 Newspaper Clippings,
1952-1959
Box 18, Folder 5 Newspaper Clippings,
1962-1964
Box 18, Folder 6 Newspaper Clippings,
1968-1973
Box 18, Folder 7 Newspaper Clippings,
1970-1972
Box 18, Folder 8 The National Cyclopedia of American Biography, Bates entry,
1972-1973
Box 19, Folder 1 Programs, bulletins
Box 19, Folder 2 Programs, cards, notes, poems, and clippings
Box 19, Folder 3 Notes
Box 19, Folder 4 Commendations and Citations
Box 19, Folder 5 Citations
Box 19, Folder 6 Fitness reports and biographical information
Box 19, Folder 7 USNA Class of 1915 Bulletins,
1954
Box 19, Folder 8 USNA Class of 1915 Bulletins,
1955-1956
Box 19, Folder 9 USNA Class of 1915 Bulletins,
1957
Box 19, Folder 10 Newsletters
Box 19, Folder 11 Pamphlets
Box 19, Folder 12 Photographs, WWII career situations
Box 19, Folder 13 Photographs, WWII career situation
Box 19, Folder 14 Photographs, Arabian Nights Festival, Manila, Philippines,
March 1946
Box 20, Folder 1 Photographs, R. W. Bates at the Naval War College
Box 20, Folder 2 Photographs, R. W. Bates at the Naval War College
Box 20, Folder 3 Photographs, career and personal
Box 20, Folder 4 Photographs, miscellaneous
Box 20, Folder 5 Reminiscences of R. W. Bates by Thomas Synnott
Box 20, Folder 6 Escort Carriers in Action