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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 97-007

National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Naval History

Research Records, circa 1950-1971

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Naval History
Title: Research Records
Dates: circa 1950-1971
Quantity: 5.58 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box)
Collection: Accession 97-007
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of the flag subject files of Rear Admiral William Rea Furlong, which were used by Dr. Harold D. Langley, Curator of Naval History, in editing a book on the history of the United States flag begun by Admiral Furlong and Commodore Byron McCandless in October 1962. The files were loaned to Langley in the 1970s and later donated to the Division of Armed Forces History. For a more detailed history on Furlong's files and the flag book project, see Langley's "Background Information on Furlong Flag Files." Materials include an extensive body of correspondence of Admiral Furlong with McCandless; photographs and illustrations of various flags of the United States and other countries; magazine articles and newspaper clippings about flags; information on the origin of the U.S. flag book project; and Furlong's research notebooks. Admiral Furlong's original flag manuscript is in Accession 97-128.

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This accession consists of the flag subject files of Rear Admiral William Rea Furlong, which were used by Dr. Harold D. Langley, Curator of Naval History, in editing a book on the history of the United States flag begun by Admiral Furlong and Commodore Byron McCandless in October 1962. The files were loaned to Langley around 1971, and later donated to the Division of Armed Forces History. For a more detailed history on Furlong's files and the flag book project, see Langley's "Background Information on Furlong Flag Files." Materials include an extensive body of correspondence of Admiral Furlong with McCandless; photographs and illustrations of various flags of the United States and other countries; magazine articles and newspaper clippings about flags; information on the origin of the U.S. flag book project; and Furlong's research notebooks. Admiral Furlong's original flag manuscript is located in Accession 97-128.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-007, National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Naval History, Research Records

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Container List

Box 1

Acknowledgments, 1964-1995

Box 1 of 6

Adoption of Stars and Stripes, 1968

Box 1 of 6

Air Plane/Admiral's Flag

Box 1 of 6

Alarm Signals, 1963

Box 1 of 6

Alaska, 1959-1961

Box 1 of 6

Alfred, 1962

Box 1 of 6

Algiers Day, 1800, Captain Bainbridge and Turks

Box 1 of 6

Alexandria Independent Dragoons, 1964-1965

Box 1 of 6

America Named

Box 1 of 6

Andrew Doria

Box 1 of 6

American Legion, 1954

Box 1 of 6

Annapolis Flags, 1956-1957

Box 1 of 6

Antarctic, 1963-1964

Box 1 of 6

Appendix, 1954

Box 1 of 6

Applications, 1962-1963

Box 1 of 6

Arizona

Box 1 of 6

Army

Box 1 of 6

Arnold, Benedict

Box 1 of 6

Associators

Box 1 of 6

Balderson's Book

Box 1 of 6

Baltimore Book

Box 1 of 6

Baton Rouge Flag

Box 1 of 6

Battle of Brandywine

Box 1 of 6

Battle of Saints

Box 1 of 6

Battle of Saratoga

Box 1 of 6

Bedford Flag, 1958

Box 1 of 6

Battle of Bennington

Box 1 of 6

Bennington Flag, 1957

Box 1 of 6

Bibliography, 1964

Box 1 of 6

Books/Reference, 1957-1958

Box 1 of 6

Boston, Map of

Box 1 of 6

Bradford, Col. William

Box 1 of 6

British Flag Usage and British Flag

Box 1 of 6

Calvert Flag, 1966

Box 1 of 6

Cartegena

Box 1 of 6

Chapin's Ensign Jack

Box 1 of 6

Chesapeake Flag/War of 1812

Box 1 of 6

Celebrations/1783 Peace

Box 1 of 6

Coast Guard Flag, 1962

Box 1 of 6

Code Pamphlets

Box 1 of 6

Coins

Box 1 of 6

Coligny Flag

Box 1 of 6

Colonial Flags/Prior to 1776

Box 1 of 6

Colonial Flags, 1951

Box 1 of 6

Colonial Wars Under the British Flag

Box 1 of 6

Colonization

Box 1 of 6

Color Guard: Army and Navy, 1964-1965

Box 1 of 6

Columbus, 1963

Box 1 of 6

Columbus and Cabot

Box 1 of 6

Concord, New Hampshire

Box 1 of 6

Confederate Flags, 1963

Box 1 of 6

Continental Union Flag, 1962

Box 1 of 6

Conn. Regiment (2nd Battalion), 1962

Box 1 of 6

Constellation's Flags

Box 1 of 6

Constitution's Flags

Box 1 of 6

Conyngham Flag, 1963

Box 1 of 6

Cornwallis, 1964

Box 1 of 6

Cuba

Box 1 of 6

Currency, 1965

Box 1 of 6

Declaration of Independence

Box 1 of 6

Delaware Flag, 1963, 1967 - River

Box 1 of 6

Design of U.S. Flag (2 folders)

Box 1 of 6

Dewey

Box 1 of 6

Discoveries and Territorial Claims

Box 1 of 6

District of Columbia Flags

Box 1 of 6

Drake, Francis

Box 1 of 6

Box 2

Dunmore

Box 2 of 6

Dutch Flags, 1969

Box 2 of 6

Early Settlers

Box 2 of 6

Eagle, 1960, 1969

Box 2 of 6

Easton Flag, 1963, 1967

Box 2 of 6

Eller, E. M.

Box 2 of 6

Eisenhower, 1950 - Letter to STARS

Box 2 of 6

English & British Flag in Colonies

Box 2 of 6

English Explorers

Box 2 of 6

Figures/Chapter VIII, 1964

Box 2 of 6

Films and Slides

Box 2 of 6

First Pennsylvania Regiment

Box 2 of 6

First Salute Flag

Box 2 of 6

Flag Book

Box 2 of 6

Flag Day, 1967

Box 2 of 6

Flag House/Baltimore, Maryland

Box 2 of 6

Flag Makers

Box 2 of 6

U.S. Flag Resolution, 1966

Box 2 of 6

Floating Battery Flag

Box 2 of 6

Flower, Benjamin (photograph)

Box 2 of 6

Fort McHenry, 1962-1963

Box 2 of 6

Fort Schuyler and Saratoga, 1965

Box 2 of 6

Fort Mifflin

Box 2 of 6

Fort Sumter

Box 2 of 6

Fort Moultrie

Box 2 of 6

Franklin, Benjamin

Box 2 of 6

Frances Tavern

Box 2 of 6

Fremont's Flag

Box 2 of 6

French Explorers

Box 2 of 6

Furlong & McCandless: Correspondence, 1954-1964 (6 folders)

Box 2 of 6

Gadsden Flag

Box 2 of 6

George Washington National Memorial

Box 2 of 6

Gherardi Davis' Notes, 1964

Box 2 of 6

Gorgets

Box 2 of 6

Grand Union Flag, 1963

Box 2 of 6

Gridley

Box 2 of 6

Guilford Court House, 1966-1968

Box 2 of 6

Half-Star Flag, 1963

Box 2 of 6

Harrison Robert Hanson

Box 2 of 6

Hawaii Flag

Box 2 of 6

Hazelwood

Box 2 of 6

Headman's Flag, 1967-1968

Box 2 of 6

Hopkins, Esek

Box 2 of 6

Hopkinson, Francis, 1971

Box 2 of 6

Hulbert's Flag, 1951, 1963

Box 2 of 6

Huguenots

Box 2 of 6

Independence

Box 2 of 6

Independence Hall, 1964

Box 2 of 6

Box 3

L'Insurgente

Box 3 of 6

Irish Flag

Box 3 of 6

Jackson, Andrew

Box 3 of 6

Jamestown Settlement

Box 3 of 6

Jefferson

Box 3 of 6

Jay, John

Box 3 of 6

Jones, John Paul, 1960-1964

Box 3 of 6

July Fourth

Box 3 of 6

Kennedy Funeral, 1964

Box 3 of 6

Key, Francis Scott

Box 3 of 6

Lafayette

Box 3 of 6

Lake Erie, Battle of

Box 3 of 6

Laws and Regulations, 1969-1971

Box 3 of 6

Lexington, Concord, & Bunker Hill

Box 3 of 6

Liberty Cap, Flag, Pole, 1963-1965

Box 3 of 6

Lincoln, Abraham

Box 3 of 6

Louisburg Flag, 1963-1964

Box 3 of 6

Louisiana Purchase, 1963, 1968

Box 3 of 6

Marine Corps, 1957-1958

Box 3 of 6

Marine/Naval Committee

Box 3 of 6

Maryland Historical Society, 1955-1963

Box 3 of 6

Maryland Third Regiment

Box 3 of 6

Matlack, 1964

Box 3 of 6

Mayflower Flag

Box 3 of 6

Manley, Cap. John

Box 3 of 6

Maps

Box 3 of 6

Metro, Bowl

Box 3 of 6

Mexican War Flag

Box 3 of 6

Monmouth British Flag, 1964-1965

Box 3 of 6

Moore's Creek

Box 3 of 6

Monitor Flag

Box 3 of 6

Morgan's Flag

Box 3 of 6

Mottoes

Box 3 of 6

Names, 1963

Box 3 of 6

National Anthem

Box 3 of 6

National Geographic

Box 3 of 6

Netherlands Flag, 1953

Box 3 of 6

New England Flags, 1958

Box 3 of 6

New York State, 1967

Box 3 of 6

New Hampshire: Revolutionary War Flags

Box 3 of 6

New York State Historical Society, 1954, 1962

Box 3 of 6

Night Display

Box 3 of 6

North Carolina

Box 3 of 6

North/South Poles

Box 3 of 6

Old Glory, 1969

Box 3 of 6

Original Sources Quoted

Box 3 of 6

Page, Bernard

Box 3 of 6

Paintings, 1964

Box 3 of 6

Panama, 1962

Box 3 of 6

Patriotic Songs

Box 3 of 6

Pennants and Streamers, 1964-1965

Box 3 of 6

Pennsylvania Historical Society

Box 3 of 6

Pennsylvania Museum in Harrisburg

Box 3 of 6

Photographs

Box 3 of 6

Pickersgill, Mary

Box 3 of 6

Perry's Flag, 1953

Box 3 of 6

Philadelphia City Cavalry, 1964-1966

Box 3 of 6

Pine Tree

Box 3 of 6

Powder Horn, 1963

Box 3 of 6

Preble's Book

Box 3 of 6

Preface

Box 3 of 6

President's Flags, 1964-1965

Box 3 of 6

Princeton

Box 3 of 6

Pulaski Flag, 1963

Box 3 of 6

Box 4

Privateers

Box 4 of 6

Proctor's Battalion

Box 4 of 6

Publication Authorized

Box 4 of 6

Raleigh

Box 4 of 6

Rattlesnake, 1964

Box 4 of 6

Redwood Library, Newport, Rhode Island

Box 4 of 6

Reed, Joseph

Box 4 of 6

Regimental Colors

Box 4 of 6

Regimental Flags of 1778

Box 4 of 6

Reed, Cap. S. C.

Box 4 of 6

Rhode Island Revolutionary War Flags

Box 4 of 6

Return

Box 4 of 6

Ross, Betsy, 1954

Box 4 of 6

Royal American Regiment, 1964

Box 4 of 6

Royal Savage

Box 4 of 6

Russia

Box 4 of 6

Saint Eustatius

Box 4 of 6

Salutes to Flag

Box 4 of 6

Samoa

Box 4 of 6

Schuyler Flag, 1951

Box 4 of 6

Seal, 1957-1958

Box 4 of 6

Secrecy in Continental Congress

Box 4 of 6

Ship's Pictures

Box 4 of 6

Sizes of Flags, 1955-1956

Box 4 of 6

Smith, John

Box 4 of 6

Smith, Samuel

Box 4 of 6

Smithsonian Book, Notes for

Box 4 of 6

Smithsonian Institution, 1955-1962

Box 4 of 6

South Carolina, 1965-1966

Box 4 of 6

Spanish Explorers

Box 4 of 6

Spanish-American War

Box 4 of 6

Stafford Bon Homme Richard

Box 4 of 6

Stafford Flag: John Paul Jones

Box 4 of 6

Standards and Colors/Army 1778

Box 4 of 6

Stars in Flag, 1953

Box 4 of 6

Star Spangled Banner, 1965

Box 4 of 6

Stars and Stripes, 1964, 1968

Box 4 of 6

Stars and Stripes: Congress Adding to Flag

Box 4 of 6

Stars and Stripes on Ship

Box 4 of 6

State Flags, 1965

Box 4 of 6

Striped Ensign without a Union

Box 4 of 6

Stripes in Flag

Box 4 of 6

Stone, William

Box 4 of 6

Sweden, 1960, 1967

Box 4 of 6

Talmadge, 2nd Light Dragons

Box 4 of 6

Trenton, 1968

Box 4 of 6

Trumbull

Box 4 of 6

Torries, 1952

Box 4 of 6

Turkey and Pakistan

Box 4 of 6

Uniforms

Box 4 of 6

Union Jack

Box 4 of 6

Valcour Island

Box 4 of 6

Valley Forge Flag

Box 4 of 6

Vikings

Box 4 of 6

Virgin Islands, Puer., Guantanamo

Box 4 of 6

War of 1812

Box 4 of 6

Young, Rebecca

Box 4 of 6

War Office Letters

Box 4 of 6

Washington, Col. William

Box 4 of 6

Washington's Cruisers

Box 4 of 6

Washington's Flag

Box 4 of 6

Washington, George

Box 4 of 6

Washington's Photographs

Box 4 of 6

Watson, Elkanah

Box 4 of 6

Webb

Box 4 of 6

Box 5

West Point

Box 5 of 6

Western Pennsylvania

Box 5 of 6

Wiskey Rebellion

Box 5 of 6

Westmoreland Flag

Box 5 of 6

Whipple

Box 5 of 6

Yorktown Flag

Box 5 of 6

Flags: General Correspondence, 1951-1967

Box 5 of 6

Notes/Work Copy

Box 5 of 6

Alabama State Flag

Box 5 of 6

Alaska State Flag

Box 5 of 6

Arizona State Flag

Box 5 of 6

Arkansas State Flag

Box 5 of 6

California State Flag

Box 5 of 6

Colorado State Flag

Box 5 of 6

Connecticut State Flag

Box 5 of 6

Delaware State Flag

Box 5 of 6

Hawaii State Flag

Box 5 of 6

Florida State Flag

Box 5 of 6

Idaho State Flag

Box 5 of 6

Illinois State Flag

Box 5 of 6

Indiana State Flag

Box 5 of 6

Iowa State Flag

Box 5 of 6

Kansas State Flag

Box 5 of 6

Kentucky State Flag

Box 5 of 6

Louisiana State Flag

Box 5 of 6

Maine State Flag

Box 5 of 6

Maryland State Flag

Box 5 of 6

Massachusetts State Flag

Box 5 of 6

Michigan State Flag

Box 5 of 6

Minnesota State Flag

Box 5 of 6

Mississippi State Flag

Box 5 of 6

Missouri State Flag

Box 5 of 6

Montana State Flag

Box 5 of 6

Nebraska State Flag

Box 5 of 6

Nevada State Flag

Box 5 of 6

New Hampshire State Flag

Box 5 of 6

New Mexico State Flag

Box 5 of 6

New Jersey State Flag

Box 5 of 6

New York State Flag

Box 5 of 6

North Carolina State Flag

Box 5 of 6

North Dakota State Flag

Box 5 of 6

Ohio State Flag

Box 5 of 6

Oklahoma State Flag

Box 5 of 6

Oregon State Flag

Box 5 of 6

Pennsylvania State Flag

Box 5 of 6

Rhode Island State Flag

Box 5 of 6

South Carolina State Flag

Box 5 of 6

South Dakota State Flag

Box 5 of 6

Tennessee State Flag

Box 5 of 6

Texas State Flag

Box 5 of 6

Utah State Flag

Box 5 of 6

Vermont State Flag

Box 5 of 6

Virginia State Flag

Box 5 of 6

Washington State Flag

Box 5 of 6

West Virginia State Flag

Box 5 of 6

Wisconsin State Flag

Box 5 of 6

Wyoming State Flag

Box 5 of 6

American Samoa Flag

Box 5 of 6

Guam Flag

Box 5 of 6

Puerto Rican Flag

Box 5 of 6

Virgin Islands Flag

Box 5 of 6

Adm. Furlong's Flag Research Notebooks (5 folders)

Box 5 of 6

Flag History Publications

Box 5 of 6

Newspaper Clippings: Flags

Box 5 of 6

Photographs

Box 5 of 6

Adm. Furlong's Speeches and Articles

Box 5 of 6

Maps: North America, Yukon Territory

Box 5 of 6

U.S. Flag Code

Box 5 of 6

Flag Booklets

Box 5 of 6

Correspondence

Box 5 of 6

Information on Micajah Bullock

Box 5 of 6

Box 6

Flags of Ships

Box 6 of 6

Posters with Flags

Box 6 of 6

U.S. Flag Pamphlets, Pictures, etc.

Box 6 of 6

Cowpens Flag

Box 6 of 6

Conference of Flag Code

Box 6 of 6