Holdings and manuscript collections represent the work of notable military leaders, defense analysts, scholars and diplomats.
Claude A. Buss (1903-1998) was a distinguished scholar and diplomat who, later in his life, served as a professor at NPS. He was in the Foreign Service in China in the 1930’s and was the executive assistant to the U.S. High Commissioner in the Philippines when the Japanese invaded. He was interned then repatriated to the U.S. in 1943. After the war, Buss was a professor at Stanford University, the National War College, San Jose State University and the Naval Postgraduate School. His collection includes his China scrapbooks, WWII documents, news clips and scholarly articles.
Ed Deutschman was an aviation cadet in Battalion 14 of the Del Monte Pre-Flight School in 1943. He later flew Corsairs from the USS Intrepid (CV-11) in the Pacific Theatre during WWII and led the air attack on Okinawa on April 1, 1945. His combat flight gear is part of the collection.
Richard Hamming (1915-1998) was one of the world’s most distinguished computer scientists, best known for his work in coding and information theory (Hamming code), digital filers (Hamming spectral window) and numerical methods. He was director of the Manhattan Project computing facility and later, at Bell Labs, introduced error-correcting codes and performed pioneering work in operating systems and programming languages. He was an NPS computer science professor from 1976-1998. His collection includes papers from 1947-1997 and scientific medals and awards such as the Piore Award, Turing Prize and IEEE Hamming Medal.
He kept this calligraphy sign posted by his office door.
Sidney O’Neil was an aviation cadet in Battalion 6, Company L, Platoon 2 of the Del Monte Pre-Flight School. His collection includes course handouts, handwritten class notes and letters to his family. O’Neil later flew Avengers from escort carriers in the Pacific Theatre during WWII.
Russel H.S. Stolfi (1932-2012) was an NPS professor and Marine Corps Reserve colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve. He became a noted expert on ground combat, especially tank maneuver, and his research included interviews with WWII German Panzer Corps commanders. His collection includes audio recordings of these interviews.
Wayne Hughes (right) mentored many young officers who later became prominent world leaders. He once said, "My greatest reward in life...is to teach young, industrious officers who are mature beyond theier years, who are ready to challenge you."
He is a retired Navy captain and internationally recognized expert on naval tactics. He was an NPS professor at and Dean of the NPS Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences. Hughes supervised thesis work by several dozen students including notables such as Michael Mullen, who became Chief of Naval Operations and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. His collection includes personal notebooks from his student days at the Naval Academy and NPS and journals from his sea commands.
Events, buildings, individuals and campus photos.
Public Affairs Office
Events and individuals in Public Affairs Office photo shoots from the 1980’s until about 2005. Formats vary, from 35mm black & white film and prints to color slides and prints and early digital images.
Educational Media Department
Building and campus photos by Educational Media Department photographers from the early 1960’s to the late 1980’s.