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Preliminary Inventory to the Thomas Andrew Bailey and Paul B. Ryan collection, 1915-1979
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Scope And Contents Note

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Thomas Andrew Bailey and Paul B. Ryan collection (Bailey-Ryan Collection),
    Date (inclusive): 1915-1979
    Collection number: 75003
    Collector: Bailey, Thomas Andrew, 1902-
    Physical Description: 17 manuscript boxes, 2 slide boxes, 13 microfilm reels, 1 phonotape (9 linear feet)
    Repository: 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
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Thomas Andrew Bailey and Paul B. Ryan collection, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Access Points

    Lusitania (Steamship)
    Economic assistance, American--Europe
    Reconstruction (1939-1951)--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
    United States--Neutrality
    Slides (Photography)
    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 of Ireland.
    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.)