Walter L. Small, Jr., Papers, 1922-1975

(Manuscript Collection #731)

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Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

  • Box 1
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    • Folder a  (1 item digitized)
      Correspondence, subjects range from the personal, the journalistic, business and military. 34 items. 62 p. 1922, 1962 - 1991.
    • Folder b
      Report of War Patrols, USS Icefish (SS-367). 1 items. 74 p. 1944 - 1945.
    • Folder c
      Middle East Command info, Details Key Personnel, Important people in Middle East, An acceptance letter from the Emperor of Ethiopia, A fact sheet on Islam, and a profile of Bahrain. 5 items. 63 p. 1967 - 1968.
    • Folder d
      Speech transcripts. 13 items. 144 p. 1961, 1968 - 1970.
    • Folder e
      Official Navy announcements regarding changes of command, vessel decommisioning, etc. 24 items. 73 p. 1962 - 1970.
    • Folder f
      Navy News releases, General Dynamics Sub Folio, Naval Submarine Fire Control and Tatics Manual. 9 items. 226 p. 1968 - 1973.
    • Folder g
      Posiedon Balistic missile fact sheets. 3 items. 12 p. 1967 - 1968.
    • Folder h
      Biographical information including resumes, biography, and certificate of naval retirement. 9 items. 25 p. 1973.
    • Folder i
      Press clippings. 37 items. 43 p. 1922 - 1989.
  • Box 2
    • Folder a
      Photos: P-731/ 1-6 from change of command ceremony ( Bahrain) ; P-731/7-19 International Group on Nuclear Sharing (Paris) ; P-731/20-27 Shah opening new fort of Bandar Abbas, Presentation of athletic awards Imperial Ethiopian Navy Days, Imperial Majesty Haile Sellassie I of Ethiopia, Northern outpost in Pakistan; P-731/28-34 Admiral Small: at US Army War college, at permanent Joint Board of Defense, at Comsublant staff. Groups and other individuals. 4 items. 34 p. 1938 - 1972.
    • Folder b
      Photos: P-731/35-54 Admiral Small: at Inter-American NavalConference, Newport RI: Inter-American Naval Conference, Washington D.C.; Tour of Peru ; P-731/55-68 Adm Small with family and colleages ; P-731/69-78 Navy portraits of Walter Small, Snapshots of Walter Small receiving medals. 3 items. 44 p. 1947 - 1971.
    • Folder c
      Photos: P-731/80-84 Color Photos of Pearl Harbor war memorials; P-731/79,80,82,85-87 Black and White Pearl Harbor and submarine photos; P-731/88-92 Miscellaneous Photographs; P-731/93-110 Dinner for ruler of ?, Birthday pictures; P-731/111-115 Friends and Family. 5 items. 44 p. ?, 1968.
    • Folder d
      Photos: P-731/116-126 Adm. Small's visit to Sub Flotilla One; P-731/127-138 Adm. Small's visit to Sub Flotilla One; P-731/139-146 Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia, Massawa Ien Navy Days 12-15 Feb. ; The Shah of Iran, Bandar Abbas Dedication 7 Nov. 3 items. 31 p. 1967-1968.
    • Folder e
      Photos: P-731/147-162 Permanent Joint Board on Defense, Canada- US, Charleston, SC , Canadian And US Ambassadors; P-731/163-217 Inspection Trip to Polaris/Posiedon Subsquad in Guam; P-731/218-221Fishing trip during R Adm Small's inspection trip to Polaris/ Posiedon SubSquad in Guam. 4 items. 75 p. 1970-1972.
    • Folder f
      Photos: P-731/222-241R Adm Small Comideastfor - Arrival in Bahrain- 29 April 1967 - Reception- 30 April 1967 - Change of Command - May 1967; P-731/242-264 R Adm Small Comideastfor - Aden- Nune 1967 - Massawa - May 1967 - Port Sudan- May 1967 - Aqaba - May 1967; P-731/265-276 R Adm Small- Comideastfor - Yeubo - May 1967 - Jidda - May 1967 - Djibouti - June 1967; P-731/277-288 R Adm Small- Comideastfor Tamatave - August 1967 - AbuDhabi - January 1968 - Dubai - January 1968. 4 items. 67 p. 1967 - 1968.
    • Folder g
      P-731/ 289 - 387 Sixth Inter-American Naval Conference Newport, RI April 1971. 3 items. 99 p. 1971.
    • Folder h
      P-731/ 388 - 455 Sixth Inter-American Naval Conference Newport, RI April 1971. 3 items. 68 p. 1971.
  • Box 3
    • Folder a
      5th Patrol of Submarine USS FLYING FISH, map, n.d. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder b
      Scrapbook of "Rear Admiral Walter Lowry Small, Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet", containing newspaper articles (biography of Walter L. Small), 1968. Aloha Reception photos, 1968. Admiral's barge photos. Promotions articles. Photos aboard the BONEFISH- his first trip to sea in new command, 1968. Admiral Hyland visits Fleusubtrafac Building, 1968. ASAHIO officers photos. Admiral Cole promotion photos. USS HALIBUT (SSN587) receives Presidential Unit Citation, 10/1968. Westpac Trip, Comsublant/Comsubpac Conference, 11/1968. Westpac Tour, 1969. Visit with Japanese Admirals. Submariners celebrate 69th Anniversary. Armed Forces Day, 1969. Reception in Honor of Admiral and Mrs. Small, 1969. 4 items. 112 p.
  • Box 4
    • Folder a
      Scrapbook of "Walter Small and the Seventies". Newspaper articles, photographs of 50th Anniversary of Nuclear Power, 1/1970. Westpac trip, 1/1970. "Patrol" Special Anniversary Issue, 2/1970. 50th Anniversary of Submarine base photos, 2/1970. Subpac Mardi Gras photos, 2/1970. St. Patrick's Day Reception photos, 3/1970. USS PARCHE Dedication pamphlets, Admiral Christie's Remarks at opening ceremony. Ribbon from official opening and dedication of the Pacific Submarine display and USS PARCHE Memorial Submarine Base, Pearl Harbor. Remarks by Walter Small at ceremony. Letter sent to submarine flag officers and World War II veterans officers. 70th Anniversary Submarine Birthaday Ball program, 4/1970. USS GREENLET (ASR10) Decommissioning, 1970. 3 items. 103 p.

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