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  • Title: Thomas Andrew Bailey and Paul B. Ryan collection next hit ( previous hit Bailey- Ryan Collection next hit )
    Date (inclusive): 1915-1979
    Collection Number: 75003
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 17 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize folders, 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.
    source: previous hit Bailey, Thomas Andrew, 1902-1983 next hit
    Creator: Ryan, Paul B.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


    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.


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

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Thomas Andrew previous hit Bailey and Paul B. Ryan collection , [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & 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.
    The materials were collected by Professor Thomas A. Bailey, Stanford University, and Captain Paul B. Ryan, USN (Ret.), in preparation for the publication of their book The Lusitania Disaster: An Episode in Modern War and Diplomacy.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Slides (Photography)
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations
    World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations -- Submarine
    Neutrality -- United States
    Reconstruction (1939-1951) -- Europe
    Economic assistance, American -- Europe
    United States. Navy
    Lusitania (Steamship)
    Bailey, Thomas Andrew, 1902-1983