Inventory of the Church A. Chappell papers

Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Phillips
Hoover Institution Archives
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Stanford University
Stanford, CA, 94305-6010
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© 2008, 2015


Title: Church A. Chappell papers
Date (inclusive): 1925-1953
Collection Number: 74053
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 2 manuscript boxes, 2 envelopes, 1 oversize folder (0.6 linear feet)
Abstract: Diary, correspondence, orders, booklets, photographs, and printed matter, relating to American naval activities in the Philippines, 1935-1937, and at Pearl Harbor, 1941, and to the United States Naval Academy Postgraduate School.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
creator: Chappell, Church A., d. 1976.

Access

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Church A. Chappell paper, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1974.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

Biographical/Historical Note

Captain, United States Navy

Scope and Content of Collection

Diary, correspondence, orders, booklets, photographs, and printed matter, relating to American naval activities in the Philippines, 1935-1937, and at Pearl Harbor, 1941, and to the United States Naval Academy Postgraduate School.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States Naval Academy.
United States. Navy Officers.
Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941.
United States--Armed Forces--Philippines.
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations.

Box/Folder: 1 : 1

Writings and notes, undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 2

Orders, 1925-1926

Box/Folder: 1 : 3

Printed matter on the U.S. Navy, 1925-1936

Box/Folder: 1 : 4

United States Naval Academy Postgraduate School materials, 1928-1930

Box/Folder: 1 : 5

Philippines correspondence, 1935-1937

Box/Folder: 1 : 6

Philippines printed matter, 1936-1937

Box/Folder: 1 : 7

Newspaper clippings, 1937-1945

Box/Folder: 1 : 8

Printed matter on the U.S. Navy and New Orleans, circa 1940-1945

Box/Folder: 1 : 9

War diary, 1941-1942

Box/Folder: 1 : 10

Herman Wouk poem, 1942

Box/Folder: 2 : 1

United States Naval Academy Postgraduate School materials, 1942-1943

Box/Folder: 2 : 2

Orders, 1942-1946

Scope and Contents note

Includes July 1942 change of duty orders for Commander Chappell that were declassified and released by Hoover in May 2015.
Box/Folder: 2 : 3

Travel documents and miscellany, 1942-1946

Box/Folder: 2 : 4

Correspondence, 1944-1947

Box/Folder: 2 : 5

Guam materials, 1952-1953

 

Photographs, circa 1930s-1950s

Envelope: A

Guam, 1950s

Scope and Contents note

Includes photos of Chappell on duty in Guam, as well as a few photos of other officers and life on the base.
Envelope: B

Ships and United States Naval Academy Postgraduate School, 1936, 1940s, 1952

Scope and Contents note

Includes three declassified photos from 5 April 1952 of the U.S.S. Wisconsin entering and being raised in the Auxiliary Dry Dock, Apra Harbor, Guam that were released by Hoover in May 2015. Additionally, there are two other photos of the U.S.S. Wisconsin, one of the U.S.S. Concord (1936), and a photo of a plane, possibly taken from the deck of the U.S.S. Salt Lake City (1942). There are also two photographs of Chappell during his tenure as Executive Officer of the United States Naval Academy Postgraduate School.
Maps folder, Map case

Oversize file: Hawaii tourist map, 1930s and Philippines charts, 1937