If you would like to know more about our collection, you can view our finding aids in the following tabs. We have also linked to two featured finding aids: Presidential Records and Alumni Papers.
Finding Aid is an archival term for a guide or inventory of the contents of an archival collection. They are created to give researchers a description of the items in a collection and where to find them.
A collection is a group of materials that share a unifying characteristic. This could mean papers, publications, or other items that belonged to a person, family, organization, or company. A collection can contain a variety of media, not just papers, such as photographs, video, books, clothing or other 3D artifacts.
The Emile Topp Papers were artificially created but contain documents pertaining to his time spent as the Superintendent of Cal Maritime from 1931-1934.
The Richard C. Dwyer Papers were artificially created but contain documents and ephemera pertaining to his time spent as the Superintendent of Cal Maritime, previously the California Nautical School. This collection contains personal papers and ephemera including patches, pin, and a family bible.
The Neil E. Nichols Papers Papers were artificially created but contain documents pertaining to his time spent as the Superintendent of Cal Maritime from 1937-1940.
The Claude Mayo collection contains documents pertaining to his time as the Superintendent of the California Maritime Academy from 1940 to 1947.
All the correspondence and project files of Mary Lyons during her tenure as President of the California Maritime Academy from 1990 to 1996.
The Perry Duncan papers span from 1931 to 1933 focusing primarily on cruise including publications, itineraries, bulletins and a scrapbook.
This collection contains the papers of Ralph Swany, graduate and faculty member of the California Maritime Academy
Want to see more of what the Campus History Collection has to offer? Visit our page on the Online Archive of California to explore our collection in depth, as well as those of other archives in your area!
Cal Maritime Library
200 Maritime Academy Drive
Vallejo, CA 94590