Scope And Contents Note
Title: Thomas Andrew Bailey and Paul B. Ryan collection (Bailey-Ryan Collection),
Date (inclusive): 1915-1979
Collection number: 49009
Bailey, Thomas Andrew, 1902-
Physical Description: 17 manuscript boxes, 2 slide boxes, 13 microfilm reels, 1 phonotape
(9 linear feet)
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Correspondence, notes, photocopies of government documents, printed matter, and photographs, relating to the sinking of the
Lusitania in 1915, and to the undeclared American-German naval war, 1939-1941. Collected by T. A. Bailey and Paul B. Ryan.
Includes some papers of T. A. Bailey, relating especially to the Marshall Plan.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Collection open for research.
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[Identification of item], Thomas Andrew Bailey and Paul B. Ryan collection, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.
Economic assistance, American--Europe
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1914-1918--Naval operations--Submarine
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations
United States--Foreign relations
United States--Armed Forces
Ryan, Paul B.
Scope And Contents Note
The collection contains research materials relating to the sinking of the British liner
Lusitania by a German submarine on 7 May 1915. Included are copies of the records of the British official inquiry; the legal proceedings
held by a U.S. Federal
Court; letters from archival sources in Great Britain, Germany, Canada, and the United
States; and a file of letters written in 1934 by Admiral Arno Spindler of the German Navy
to Professor Thomas A. Bailey. Additional files contain correspondence with various
professional and naval technical agencies, individual experts, and John Light, a
professional diver who examined the wreck of the
Lusitania off the coast
The materials were collected by Professor Thomas A. Bailey, Stanford University, and
Captain Paul B. Ryan, USN (Ret.), in preparation for the publication of their book The
Lusitania Disaster: An Episode in Modern War and Diplomacy.
Captain Paul B. Ryan, USN (Ret.)