Office of Naval History Staff

ID: SIA2007-0159

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1952

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Accession 008-003 Box 1 Philip K. Lundeberg Papers

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Rear Admiral Samuel E. Morison and his staff are at his office in the Office of Naval History (Op-29) at the Navy Department Building on Constitution Avenue. A believer in the morale value of staff photos, Samuel E. Morrison also provided for all staff neckties ordered from London. L to R: Roger Pineau, office manager, Japanese linguist, preliminary editor, later with S.I. Press and Director of the Navy Museum; Philip K. B. Lundeberg, researcher on the Battle of the Atlantic and German translator, later Curator of Naval History, National Museum of American History; Samuel E. Morison, Professor of History at Harvard University, on temporary active duty with Op-29; Richard Saltonstall Pattee, researcher on U.S. submarines in the Pacific, later career with Office of Naval Intelligence; Donald R. Martin, Morison's wartime yeoman, based on Pearl Harbor, continued with "the skipper" through completion of all fifteen volumes of Morison's "Operational History." Note the neckties.


  • Lundeberg, Philip K. 1923-2019
  • Pineau, Roger
  • Morison, Samuel Eliot 1887-1976
  • Pattee, Richard Saltonstall
  • Martin, Donald R
  • United States Navy
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • United States Office of Naval History


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A naval historian, Lundeberg (1923-) 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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Smithsonian Institution Archives Accession 008-003 Box 1 Philip K. Lundeberg Papers

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c. 1952

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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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