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  • Title: Robert Alfred Theobald papers
    Date (bulk): 1942-1957
    Collection Number: 60010
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 13 manuscript boxes (5.4 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, speeches and writings, war diaries, dispatches, operations plans and orders, manuals, service lists, memoranda, reports, and war estimates relating to naval operations in Alaska from May 1942 to January 1943, including the Japanese invasion of the Aleutians, June 1942, and the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
    Creator: Theobald, Robert A. (Robert Alfred), 1884-1957
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Access

    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.

    Use

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1960.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Robert Alfred Theobald papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical Note

    1884 January 25 Born, San Francisco, California
    1902-1903 Attended University of California
    1903-1906 B.S., U.S. Naval Academy
    1908 Commissioned Ensign, U.S. Navy
    1917-1918 Gunnery Officer, U.S.S. New York, Flagship of U.S. Squadron with British Grand Fleet
    1918 September Promoted to Commander
    1919-1921 Executive Officer, Naval Post Graduate School
    1922-1924 Destroyer Command, Asiatic Fleet
    1924-1927 Commanding Officer, Naval Post Graduate School
    1927-1929 Executive Officer, U.S.S. West Virginia
    1930-1932 Secretary of War Plans, Navy Department and Member of Joint Army - Navy Planning Committee
    1932 February Promoted to Captain
    1932-1934 Chief of Staff, Destroyers, Pacific Fleet
    1934-1935 Member of Advanced Class, Naval War College, engaged in seminar study of Japan and Pacific War
    1935-1937 Strategy Division, Naval War College
    1937-1939 Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Nevada
    1939-1940 Chief of Staff, U.S. Fleet
    1940 Spring Member, General Board, Navy Department
    1940 June Promoted to Rear Admiral
    1940 Summer Commander, Cruiser Division Three
    1940-1941 Commander, Flotilla One, Destroyers, Pacific Fleet
    1941 December - 1942 May Commander, Destroyers, Pacific Fleet
    1942 May - 1943 January Commander, Northern Pacific Force, in Alaska Operations
    1943-1944 Commandant, First Naval District and Navy Yard, Boston
    1945 Retired from active service
    1954 Author, The Final Secret of Pearl Harbor

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Correspondence, speeches and writings, war diaries, dispatches, operations plans and orders, manuals, service lists, memoranda, reports, and war estimates relating to naval operations in Alaska from May 1942 to January 1943, including the Japanese invasion of the Aleutians, June 1942, and the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean
    Officers
    Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Alaska -- Aleutian Islands
    United States. Navy