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J. Paul Reason Papers, 1952-1999 (bulk 1965-1999): Finding Aid

United States Naval Academy. Special Collections & Archives.
589 McNair Road
Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5029, USA
Phone: 410-293-6922
http://usna.edu/Library/sca/

Published in August 2010



Summary Information

Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
Creator: Reason, J. Paul
Title: J. Paul Reason Papers
Dates: 1952-1999
Bulk Dates: 1965-1999
Size: 29.25 linear feet (23 records center cartons, 7 manuscript boxes, 5 flat boxes)
Abstract: J. Paul Reason, United States Naval Academy Class of 1965, is a retired U.S. Navy officer, and the first African-American to attain four-star rank in the U.S. Navy. The Reason Papers span from 1961 to 1999, and are primarily the product of Reason's Navy career, especially his tours as Naval Aide to the President; Commander, Naval Base Seattle; Commander, Cruiser-Destroyer Group One; Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic; Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Plans, Policy, and Operations; and Commander in Chief, United States Atlantic Fleet. The papers pertain to various subjects and events, such as the 1991 Tailhook scandal, the 1992 Electrical Engineering cheating scandal at the Naval Academy, and minority relations in the Navy. Access to the J. Paul Reason Papers is restricted to midshipmen, faculty, and staff of the United States Naval Academy. Additional files are further restricted, where indicated.
Call number: MS 407
Language(s) of material: English

Provenance and Acquisition

Gifts of Admiral J. Paul Reason and the Naval Historical Center in October 1999, February 2000, and October 2000. Accession Nos. 99-102, 00-28, 00-30, and 00-34.

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