The Richard C. Dwyer Papers were artificially created but contains documents and ephemera pertaining to his time spent as
the Superintendent of Cal Maritime, previously the California Nautical School. This collection contains personal papers and
ephemera including patches, pin, and a family bible.
Dr. Richard C. Dwyer started his time at the California Nautical School as the 1st Chief Engineer in 1931. He moved into the
position of Superintendent three years later and was in that position until June of 1937. Unlike today, during his tenure
the position of Superintendent was synonymous with that of the Ship's Master. He was eventually asked to step down as Superintendent
due to the fact the the Training Vessel at the the time was Navy property. Regulations required that only Navy officers could
be in charge of Navy owned vessels. With that said, he remained a part of the Cal Maritime family for another eight years
serving as the Dean of Instruction.
The collection is open to research.