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Paul Lyness Papers

Identifier: A2015.62


The Paul Lyness papers document Lyness’s World War II government and U.S. Navy positions, including his service on USS Intrepid. They reflect his work with Captain/Rear Admiral Thomas Sprague both on Intrepid and during Sprague’s command of Carrier Division 22. The collection contains general reference material on each position, such as rosters of officers and organizational charts, and also contains numerous undated handwritten notes and reminiscences, such as one on the Crossing the Line ceremony on Intrepid. Overall, the collection’s correspondence and forms provide insight into the Navy’s Registered Publications System, which Lyness was repeatedly involved with, Sprague and the role of a Flag Lieutenant, and several battles in the Pacific, which there are numerous dispatches and maps from.


  • ca. February 13, 1942–2007


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16 Files

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The original order has been preserved, and all folder titles are original. The filing system primarily arranges papers by Lyness’s positions, by date. Some positions have a folder on the position overall, followed by folders on specific aspects of that position. Items within folders are arranged by date and/or by record type. The processor has indicated which method of arrangement is present in the description and through folders and subfolders with supplied titles in brackets. Please also note that many folders contain general reference material at the front, separate from the arrangement scheme of the rest of the folder.



Katherine Meyers
September 3, 2015
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Part of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Online Archives Repository

One Intrepid Square
W. 46th Street and 12th Avenue
New York NY 10036-4103 United States