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C. H. Paulsen Papers, 1930-1952 (bulk 1941-1945)

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C. H. Paulsen Papers, 1930-1952 (bulk 1941-1945): Finding Aid

United States Naval Academy. Special Collections & Archives.
589 McNair Road
Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5029, USA
Phone: 410-293-6917
https://www.usna.edu/Library/sca/index.php

Published in October 2017



Profile Description

Creation: Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD 2002 by David D'Onofrio in October 2017.
Language: Finding aid written in English.

Summary Information

Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
Creator: Paulsen, Carley Herbert, 1892-1973
Title: C. H. Paulsen Papers
Dates: 1930-1952
Bulk Dates: 1941-1945
Size: 0.9 linear feet (2 manuscript boxes, 4 oversize folders)
Abstract: The C. H. Paulsen Papers span from 1930 to 1952, with a bulk of the material produced between 1941 and 1945. The papers are predominantly the product of Paulsen's service as a U.S. Naval Reservist with Amphibious Bases, United Kingdom during World War II, focusing on the U.S. Navy's presence in England, the repair and maintenance of amphibious landing craft, and the aftermath of the Invasion of Normandy, especially with regards to naval materiel, as well as the conversion of S.S. Europa into an American troop transport of the same name.
Call number: MS 454
Language(s) of material: English

Arrangement

The C. H. Paulsen Papers are organized into the following two series:

Description of Contents

The C. H. Paulsen Papers, comprising 0.9 linear feet of documentation, span from 1930 to 1952, with a bulk of the material produced between 1941 and 1945. The papers are predominantly the product of Paulsen's service as a U.S. Naval Reservist with Amphibious Bases, United Kingdom during World War II, focusing on the U.S. Navy's presence in England, the repair and maintenance of amphibious landing craft, and the aftermath of the Invasion of Normandy, especially with regards to naval materiel, as well as the conversion of S.S. Europa into an American troop transport of the same name.

Included in the papers are orders, memoranda, blueprints, maps, rosters, drawings, photographs, postcards, and printed ephemera, such as brochures.

The Paulsen Papers are organized into two series by document type. Series 1: Subject Files focuses on the U.S. Navy's Eleventh Amphibious Force and the operation of Advanced Naval Bases in the United Kingdom, especially with regards to the Invasion of Normandy. The series also touches upon the conversion of merchant vessels to military use (including Europa) and seized German warships (such as Prinz Eugen). Series 2: Photographs offers depictions of many of the same topics as Series 1, with a special focus on individual American Advanced Naval Bases in the United Kingdom and damaged landing craft.


Biography of C. H. Paulsen

Carley Herbert Paulsen was born on July 25, 1892. On April 6, 1917, while a resident of the Bronx, New York, Paulsen enrolled in the U.S. Naval Reserve as a Machinist's Mate, Second Class. After training at Great Lakes Naval Training Station, he was appointed an officer in the Reserves on March 1, 1918. During World War II, Paulsen was recalled to active duty and assigned to Amphibious Bases, United Kingdom, where he worked in the receiving, maintenance, and repair of Allied landing craft for the Invasion of Normandy. Later, he was assigned to U.S. Naval Advance Base Bremerhaven where he participated in the conversion of S.S. Europa into a U.S. Navy troop transport. Carley Herbert Paulsen died on August 2, 1973.


Subject Headings

These materials have been indexed in the Naval Academy Library online catalog using the following terms. Those seeking related materials should search under these terms.

Europa (Ship : 1930-1961)
Landing craft -- United States
Navy-yards and naval stations, American -- England
Operation Neptune
Operation Overlord
Paulsen, Carley Herbert, 1892-1973
Ships -- Maintenance and repair
World War, 1939-1945 -- Amphibious operations
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American
Architectural drawings (visual works)
Correspondence
Manuscripts
Maps (documents)
Orders (military records)
Photographs
Printed ephemera
Rosters

Restrictions

Access

Access to any potentially classified material is restricted.

Copyright and Permission

The C. H. Paulsen Papers are the physical property of Nimitz Library. Copyright belongs to the authors or creators of the works, or their legal representatives. For further information, consult the Head, Special Collections & Archives.

It is the responsibility of the researcher to secure written permission to publish, reprint, or reproduce material from Special Collections & Archives. The researcher assumes responsibility for infringement of copyright or literary or publication rights. Please contact the Head, Special Collections & Archives for permission to publish and for further information.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

C. H. Paulsen Papers, MS 454

Special Collections & Archives Department

Nimitz Library

United States Naval Academy

Provenance and Acquisition

Gift of David S. Paulsen in June 1986 and Mrs. C. H. Paulsen in October 1987. Accession Nos. 86-25 and 87-36.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by David D'Onofrio in October 2017. Finding aid written by David D'Onofrio in October 2017.


Related Material

Additional material pertaining to landing craft operations surrounding the Invasion of Normandy may be found in the John R. Johannesen Papers, MS 431; World War II Ship Action Reports, MS 415; and World War II Battle Action and Operational Reports, MS 416 in Special Collections & Archives, Nimitz Library.


Separated Material

No materials have been removed from this collection and cataloged separately.


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