Register of the Ralph E. Jennings Papers, 1918-1966

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Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305-6010
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Register of the Ralph E. Jennings Papers, 1918-1966

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

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  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
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Processed by:
Hoover Institution staff
Encoded by:
Brooke Dykman Dockter
© 1998 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Ralph E. Jennings Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1918-1966
Collection number: 71059
Creator: Jennings, Ralph E., 1897-1971
Extent: 5 manuscript boxes, 9 envelopes, 1 oversize box, 1 oversize folder (3.5 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Correspondence, personnel records, memoranda, speeches, logbooks, clippings, printed matter, and photographs, relating to U.S. naval operations in World War II, the U.S.S. Yorktown, a historic telecast from the U.S.S. Leyte in August 1947, and the Military Assistance Group to Norway.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Language: English.

Administrative Information


Collection open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ralph E. Jennings Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Access Points

Copahee (Ship)
Leyte (Ship)
Yorktown (Aircraft carrier, 2d of the name)
United States. Military Assistance Advisory Group to Norway.
United States. Navy--Officers.
World War, 1939-1945.
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations.
Norway--Military relations--United States.
United States--Armed Forces.
United States--Military relations--Norway.

Biographical Note

1897, June 14 Born, New York City
1943 Rear Admiral
1943-44 Commander, U.S.S. Copahee
1944 Commander, U.S.S. Yorktown
1946-47, 1949-50 Commander, Fleet Aircraft, Alameda, Calif.
1947-49 Commander, Carrier Division, Atlantic Fleet
1950-52 Chief, Military Assistance Advisory Group to Norway
1952-53 Deputy Commander, Eastern Frontier and Atlantic Fleet
1953 Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy, Retired

Container List

Boxes 1-3


Scope and Content Note

Personal correspondence. Includes U.S. Navy personnel records, such as orders for duty, appointments and promotions, and pay and travel expense reports; memoranda and reports, including a memorandum on postwar organization of the military services, December 1944. Arranged chronologically
Box 1


Box 2


Box 3

1949-1959. Includes undated correspondence

Boxes 4-5

SUBJECT FILE, 1928-1966

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, reports, speeches, awards and citations, log books, ship's rosters, telegraphic communications, patent, newspaper clippings, and printed matter. Arranged alphabetically by subject
Box 4

Aviators flight log books, July 1928 -August 1952


Awards, citations, and letter of appreciation from the Secretary of the Navy


Battle of Philippine Sea. Includes a British Naval Air Observer's report, June 1944


Biographical sketches


"Functional Speaking for Naval Officers," a syllabus




News clippings of foreign and domestic press about Admiral Jennings and his ships' visitations to foreign ports


Patent for skid indicator and related material


Printed matter, miscellaneous


Speeches by Ralph Jennings


Television broadcast of U.S.S. Leyte's maneuvers, August 1948


U.S. Military Commission to Norway, 1950-51


U.S.S. Leyte, pamphlets


U.S.S. Yorktown Association's 18th Reunion, August 27, 1966

Box 5

U.S.S. Yorktown


Reports of strike attacks, March 1944


Roster of officers, 1944


Telegraphic communications to and from the U.S.S. Yorktown, February-July 1944