Department of English, History and Government, U.S. Naval Academy

ID: SIA2007-0160

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1957

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-003 Box 1 Philip K. Lundeberg Papers

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Faculty of the Department of English, History and Government are pictured outside the U.S. Naval Academy building (Mahan Hall) popularly known to midshipmen as "the Bull Department." Philip K. B. Lundeberg stands on far left of back row, next to colleague Arthur Menzies Johnson, later President of the University of Maine at Orono. Seated fifth from right on the front row is Professor Elmer B. ("Ned") Potter, Chairman of the Naval History Committee and editor of the "Sea Power: A Naval History," to which Lundeberg contributed a chapter on the Battle of the Atlantic in World War II. Potter, biographer of Nimitz and Halsey, had served at CincPac headquarters at Pearl Harbor during World War II.


  • Lundeberg, Philip K. 1923-2019
  • Johnson, Arthur Menzies 1921-
  • Potter, E. B (Elmer Belmont) 1908-
  • United States Navy
  • United States Naval Academy


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A naval historian Lundeberg came to the Smithsonian in January 1959 as a Consultant in the Department of Armed Forces History in the Museum of History and Technology, now known as National Museum of American History, and in June of that year was appointed Associate Curator in the Division of Naval History. From 1962 to 1984 Lundeberg was Curator of Naval History and in 1984, when the Divisions of Naval and Military History were merged to form the Division of Armed Forces History, he was named Curator of Armed Forces History. Following his retirement in 1986, he was named Curator Emeritus of Armed Forces History in 1987.

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Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 10 w x 8 h; Type of Image: Group; Medium: Photographic print

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