Guide to the Raymond F. Farwell, Jr. papers
Collection number: HMC-0906.
Creator: Farwell, Raymond F., Jr., b. 1918.
Title: Raymond F. Farwell, Jr. papers.
Volume of collection: 0.45 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English
Collection summary: Papers of U.S. Navy officer who served in Alaska during World War II.
Raymond Forrest Farwell, Jr. graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelors of Science in Government in 1940. While at Harvard, he was a member of the Navy Reserve Officers Training Corps. Farwell was commissioned as an officer in the U. S. Naval Reserve in June 1941 and served on active duty in the U. S. Navy until December 1945. During World War II, he served on the following ships (“YP” stands for patrol craft and “APD” for high-speed transport): USS YP-74 (Dec. 1941-Apr. 1942); USS YP-88 (Apr.-Oct. 1942); USS Katmai (YP-575, Oct. 1942-Mar. 1943); and USS Kline (APD-120, Oct. 1944-Mar. 1945). Farwell served in Alaskan waters from December 1941 to June 1943. After release from active duty, he continued to serve as an officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve until May 1959, when he was discharged with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Farwell’s civilian career included administrative positions at Virginia Mason Hospital and the Swedish Hospital, both in Seattle, Washington.
The collection consists of the military papers of U. S. Naval Reserve officer Raymond F. Farwell, Jr. The collection contains Farwell’s officer service record file, naval certificates, operation orders from the Naval Air Station in Kodiak, night orders for the USS Katmai, and a World War II U. S. Navy officer’s hat.
Arrangement: Collection is arranged by type of material.
Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Rights note: Archives and Special Collections does not hold copyright to the materials in this collection.
Preferred citation: Raymond F. Farwell, Jr. papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Acquisition note: Archives purchased this collection at internet auction in 2007.
Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2007. The collection summary was updated in 2010 and published materials removed at that time.