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Preliminary Inventory to the Thomas Andrew Bailey and Paul B. Ryan collection, 1915-1979
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  • Title: Thomas Andrew Bailey and Paul B. Ryan collection (Bailey-Ryan Collection),
    Date: 1915-1979
    Collection Number: 75003
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: Mainly in English
    Physical Description: 17 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize folder, 2 slide boxes, 13 microfilm reels, 1 phonotape (9.1 linear feet)
    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
    Creator: Bailey, Thomas Andrew, 1902-


    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use.

    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.

    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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Lusitania (Steamship)
    Ryan, Paul B.
    Economic assistance, American--Europe.
    Reconstruction (1939-1951)--Europe.
    Slides (Photography).
    United States--Armed Forces.
    United States--Foreign relations.
    United States--Neutrality.
    World War, 1914-1918--Naval operations--Submarine.
    World War, 1914-1918.
    World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations.
    World War, 1939-1945.