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Operational Archives Branch
Naval Historical Center
805 Kidder Breese Street SE
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5060

Records of the
Bureau of Personnel
Uniform Board,

Scope and Content Note

The papers in this collection were transferred from the Naval Military Personnel Command in 1983. The collection is composed of working files, historical files, and reference files used by the Uniform Board and its administrative staff. Included among the papers are the correspondence files of the Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel; the administrative files of the Board for 1970-1982; the minutes of the meetings of the Board, 1942-1981; copies of the uniform regulations, 1913-1980; historical information files on Navy uniforms from 1775 to 1951; and subject files on various aspects of uniforms and the changes to them over the years.

Further information concerning the Naval Uniform Board is available in the Navy Department Library in the form of Commander Edwards' history of uniforms of the Sea Service. This unpublished work, along with the working files used by Edwards, is held in the Library's Rare Book room. The Library also holds files on uniforms, insignia, ratings, and rank in the Reference Room Vertical File, and a complete set of the Navy's Uniform Regulations in the Rare Book Room.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as Records of the Bureau of Personnel Uniform Board, Operational Archives Branch, Naval Historical Center, Washington, D.C.


19 cubic feet

2 July 2003