Collection inventory


Finding Aids

Ralph K. James Papers

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University


Finding aid created by: CAK
Date: 29 Oct 1979

Revision history:
25 Apr 2010 converted to EAD (MRC)

Overview of the Collection

Creator: James, Ralph Kirk.
Title: Ralph K. James Papers
Dates: 1942-1968
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.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
http://scrc.syr.edu

Biographical History

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.


Scope and Contents of the Collection

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.


Arrangement of the Collection

Material is arranged alphabetically.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions: The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions: Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.


Subject Headings

Persons

James, Ralph Kirk.

Corporate Bodies

United States. -- Navy -- Officers.

Subjects

Marine engineering.
Marine engineers -- United States.
Military engineers -- United States.

Places

Africa, West.
United States -- History, Military.

Genres and Forms

Correspondence.
Diaries.
Speeches.

Occupations

Military engineers.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Ralph K. James Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries


Table of Contents

General files


Inventory

General files
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 Biography
Box 1 Building Naval Ships Against Time
Box 1 Citations and commendations
Box 1 Complimentary letters
Box 1 Congratulatory letters (2 folders)
Correspondence
Box 1 Class of 1928, Annapolis 1948-1968 (5 folders)
Personal
Box 1 1951-1954 (3 folders)
Box 2 1955-1963 (12 folders)
Quasi-official
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 Farewell
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 Resume
Box 4 Scheduling paper
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
Box 4 General
Box 4 Diamond Jubilee 1968 (2 folders)
Box 4 Speeches 1954-1967 (2 folders)
Box 4 Submarine design study group
Box 4 Tickle
Box 4 Travel vouchers