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

Records of the Chief of Naval Operations
Civil Affairs/Military Government/Island Government Branch,

Scope and Content Note

These records document the Navy's role as the civil administrator of the Bonin-Volcano Islands (1945-1968), the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (1946-1956), and the Northern Marianas Islands (1952-1962). There is also a small amount of material on the administration of Guam and American Samoa. They include periodic reports of military government activities, documentation on the formulation of civil government policies, pictorial materials, and newspapers.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as the Records of the Chief of Naval Operations Civil Affairs Branch, Operational Archives Branch, Naval Historical Center, Washington, D.C.


88 cubic feet

3 July 2003