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Register of the Lorenzo Sherwood Sabin, Jr. Papers, 1909-1978
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Series Description

Box Box No. 1.

Biographical File, 1927-1961.

Scope and Content Note

Biographical data, personal records, correspondence, orders, and other records relating to the career of Lorenzo S. Sabin, arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box Box No. 1-2.

Correspondence File, 1930-1976.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence of Lorenzo S. Sabin, arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Box Box No. 2-4.

Speeches and Writings, 1947-1978.

Scope and Content Note

Drafts and printed copies of articles, autobiographical reminiscences, and memoranda, arranged alphabetically by title.
Box Box No. 4-5.

Subject File, 1909-1961.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda, essays, pamphlets, and clippings by others; and official and semi-official correspondence of the Supreme Allied Command, Atlantic, NATO; arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box Box No. 10.A-V

Photograph File.

Scope and Content Note

See photograph card catalog.

Container List


Biographical File, 9127-1961.

Box 1.

Awards. Memoranda, congratulatory correspondence, and certificates.

Physical Description: Typescript copies.



Distinguished Service Medal, 1955.


Legion D'Honneur, 1955.


Biographical sketches.

Physical Description: Typescript copies.

Orders. Memoranda and correspondence re appointments, promotion, and change of duties.

Physical Description: Typescript copies.



Promotion to flag rank, 1948.


Appointment, Chief of Staff, Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic, NATO, 1957-1961.


Retirement, 1961. Congratulatory correspondence.


Correspondence File, 1930-1976.

Box 1.



Adrian, R.N.


Alsop, Joseph.


Ancell, Robert M., Jr.


Anderson, E. Robert.


Anderson, W.S.


Arnheiter, Marc.


Barry, R.H.


Burke, Arleigh.


Callaghan, William M.


Cawdry, James.


Clark, Mark W.


Clarey, Bernard A.


Cluverious, W.T.


Coale, Griffith B.


Cole, W. Sterling.


Columbia Broadcasting Company.


Cooke, C.M.


Coop, F.R.


Copley, James S.


D'Alfonso, John.


Dobson, B.M.




Dwight D. Eisenhower Library, Abilene, Kansas.


Dyer, G.C.


Eaker, Ira C.


Eliot, George Fielding.


Folk, Winston.


Gallery, D. V.


Gilmore, Horace W.


Hansen, Paul.




Helms, Jesse.


Hildring, J.H.


Hill, Jim Dan.


Hooper, Edwin B.


Imlay, M.H.


Island Publications.

Box 2.

KABC, Hollywood.


Kim, Tai Sun.


Kitchen, Etta Belle.


Kitts, W.A.


Korean Embassy, Washington, D.C.


Krulak, V.H.


Lawrence, David.


Loeb, William.


Low, F.S.


Lee, Hi Jung.


Mason, John T.


Matayoshi, Mitsuko.


MacGee, A. Ernest.


Matropolis, Andrew.


McCloy, John J.


McCollum, A.H.


McCrea, John L.


Mountbatten, Lord Louis.


Murfin, O.G.


Nimitz, Chester W.


Oliver, G.N.


Peterson, H.W.


Petersen, W.F.


Pheiffer, William T.


Pye, W.S.


Rhee, Syngman.


Richardson, James O.


Robinson, Hugh M.


Rockefeller, John D., 3rd.


Roon, Leo.


Rummel, R.J.


Rust, Joseph.


Ryan, C.E.


San Diego Union


Schulgen, George F.


Schuyler, C.V.R.


Seidel, William.


Sharp, U.S.G.


Smith, H.P.


Smith, Robert L.


South African Press and Information Office.


Spruance, Raymond A.


Stewart, Floyd W.


Stone, G.L.P.


Stroop, P.D.


Stull, John.


Stump, F.B.


Taft, Helen H.


Thomas, Leonard E.


Tong, Hollington K.


U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings.


U.S. Office of the President.


Vanderbilt, William H.


Vardaman, James Kimble.


Wall, R.M.


Wright, Jerauld.


Zumwalt, E.R.


Speeches and Writings, 1947-1978.

Box 2.

Untitled speech, Conference, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, Virginia, December 18, 1956.

Physical Description: Typescript (carbon copy).

Untitled speech, Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, San Diego, December 4, 1977.

Physical Description: Typescript.

Amphibian Means Action, Phiblant Information Bulletin, January 1, 1957.

Physical Description: Printed copy.

Autobiographical notes, n.d.

Physical Description: Handwritten transcript.

Biography of Vice Admiral L.S. Sabin, Transcribed and Edited from Taped Interviews by Commander E.B. Kitchen, 1970.

Physical Description: Annotated typescript.

Interview # 1.


Draft A.


Draft B.

Box 3.

Draft C.


Interview # 2.


Interview # 3.


Interview # 4.


Interview # 5.


Deep Selections, Proceedings, U.S. Naval Institute, March 1960.


Typescript copy.


Printed copies.


Related correspondence.


Letter to the editor, Proceedings, U.S. Naval Institute, November 1973.

Physical Description: Printed copy.

Letter to the editor, San Diego Union, July 23, 1977, re free press.

Physical Description: Printed copies.

Memorandum, October 31, 1947, re performance of duty.

Physical Description: Mimeographed copy.

Memorandum, October 5, 1954, re enlistment rates.

Physical Description: Typescript.

Omaha Beach, Shipmate, June 1969. Printed copy and related correspondence.


Our Involvement in Southeast Asia--An Assessment, n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript.

The Panama Canal--Is It OUrs?--Do We Need It? Examiner, May 26, 1976.

Physical Description: Printed copy.
Box 4.

Personal War Notes--LCI (L) Flotilla Two Operations, n.d. Typescript and related material.


Random Thoughts on Assorted Subjects, n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript.

Review of The Luciana Project by Rodney Campbell, n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript.

Review of Our Endless War by Tran Van Don, in The San Diego Union, October 1, 1978.

Physical Description: Typescript and printed copies.

Rising Suns Over Pearl, Shipmate, December 1966.

Physical Description: Printed copy.

Sentiments of a Sailor, (autobiographical notes), n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript.

The Significance of Angola, San Diego Examiner, March 17, 1976.

Physical Description: Typescript and printed copies.

A Sledge Hammer to Crack a Nut, Shipmate, March 1967.

Physical Description: Printed copy.

Soviets Want a `Red Lake' --Threat in Caribbean, reprint from the San Diego Union, June 25, 1976.

Physical Description: Printed copy.

Tragedy of Vietnam, (unfinished manuscript), 1963-1965.

Physical Description: Typescript and holographic notes.

Unfinished Story of Flotilla Two, n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript and holograph.

Vignette of a Man's Thoughts While File Clearing, n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript.

Subject File, 1909-1961.

Box 4.



North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Supreme Allied Command, Atlantic (SACLANT), official and semi-official correspondence, arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

















Box 5.



U.S. Navy, memoranda.




World War II.


Normandy, assault on. Task Force O.


Pearl Harbor.


Sicily, invasion of. Action Report, LCI (L) Flotilla II.


La Vestale, Report on French submarine.