Preliminary Inventory of the Aubrey Wray Fitch Papers

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Preliminary Inventory of the Aubrey Wray Fitch Papers

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Processed by:
Hoover Institution Archives Staff
Date Completed:
2008
Encoded by:
Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC record by David Sun.
© 2008 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Title: Aubrey Wray Fitch papers
Dates: 1900-1982
Collection Number: 80132
Creator: Fitch, Aubrey Wray, 1883-1978
Collection Size: 6 manuscript boxes, 1 scrapbook, 1 envelope, 2 phonorecords (2.8 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Correspondence, speeches, orders, personnel records, clippings, and photographs, relating to American naval aviation, especially in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Photocopy.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Languages: English

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.
Use copies of all sound recordings in this collection are available. For access to any video recordings or motion picture film in this collection, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

Publication Rights

For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Aubrey Wray Fitch papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1980.

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 at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

Biographical/Historical Note

Admiral, United States Navy; commander, Air Forces, South Pacific, 1942-1944; deputy, chief of naval operations (air), 1944-1945.

Scope and Content of Collection

Correspondence, speeches, orders, personnel records, clippings, and photographs, relating to American naval aviation, especially in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Photocopy.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
United States. Navy--Aviation.
United States. Navy--Officers.
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Ocean.
Sound recording.


Collection Contents

Boxes 1-6

Correspondence, speeches, orders, personnel records, and clippings, relating to American naval aviation, especially in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

Scrapbook

Scrapbook relating to American naval aviation, especially in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

Envelope 80132 A

Photographs depicting the launching of the guided missile frigate Aubrey Fitch at the Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine. Includes photographs of Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale, principal speaker at the launching

Physical Description: 15 prints / 1 envelope
Record Cabinet

Sound recording of the change of command at the United States Naval Academy 15 Jan 1947

Access Information

Use copy reference number: 80132_a_0002815

Scope and Content Note

Sound recording of ceremony noting the changing of command for the U.S. Naval Academy. Includes speeches by the outgoing head, Admiral Aubrey Wray Fitch, and incoming head, Admiral James L. Holloway, Jr., as well as a gun salute and the thoughts of Captain Long.