Unclassified Official Records Collections


The list below describes unclassified and declassified collections of official Navy records held by the Operational Archives Branch. Clicking on the collection name below will take you to a brief description of each collection. Material held by the Operational Archives Branch does not circulate, and these collections are available for use only at the Archives. While the majority of these collections are available without restriction, portions of some collections are closed due to conditions placed by the donor, privacy concerns, or classification level. You may wish to contact the Archives prior to your visit for specific information regarding restrictions on collections.

Collection Name
Span Dates
Size
Administrative History Appendices 1941-1947 149 cu. ft.
ALNAVs 1918-present 10 cu. ft.
Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University; Records of the 1942-1956 2 cu. ft.
Argentia U.S. Naval Facility; Records of 1941-1979 2 cu. ft.
Assistant Chief of Naval Personnel for Women (WAVES), Bureau of Naval Personnel; Records of 1942-1972 18 cu. ft.
Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Installations and Environment); Records of 1961-2003 65 cu. ft.
U.S. Atlantic Fleet Video Collection 1984-1995 18 cu. ft.
Bainbridge Recruit Training Center, Women; Scrapbooks of 1957-1972 0.5 cu. ft.
Base Maintenance Division, Field Liaison and Records Section; Records of 1939-1957 63 cu. ft.
Bethesda National Naval Medical Center, Rapid Implementation Team (RIT); Records of 1988-1989 0.25 cu. ft.
Bicentennial Coordination Office; Records of 1969-1976 7 cu. ft.
Booz, Allen and Hamilton, Inc.; Records of 1946-1973 6 cu. ft.
British Navy; Records and Publications of the (and Related Source Materials) 1914-1955 78 cu. ft.
Bureau of Aeronautics, Akron, Ohio; Representative Records 1944-1966 2 cu. ft.
Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Nurse Corps; Records of 1881-1978 19 cu. ft.
Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Vietnam War; Documents Relating to 1965-1970 2 cu. ft.
Bureau of Medicine and Surgery; Miscellaneous Records 1824-1970 7.5 cu. ft.
Bureau of Navigation/Bureau of Personnel; Circular Letters of 1860-1951 7.5 cu. ft.
Bureau of Personnel, Assistant Chief of Naval Personnel for Women (WAVES); Records of 1942-1972 18 cu. ft.
Bureau of Personnel, Casualty Assistance Branch; Purple Heart Cards 1898-1950s 12.3 cu. ft.
Bureau of Personnel, Casualty Branch; Records of the 1921-1959 4 cu. ft.
Bureau of Personnel, Naval Home; Papers Relating to 1878-1976 5 cu. ft.
Bureau of Personnel; Reports and Statistics 1909-1984 0.5 cu. ft.
Bureau of Personnel, Special Assistant for Women's Policy (PERS-00W); Records of 1947-1991 9 cu. ft.
Bureau of Personnel, Strength and Statistics Branch; Records of 1946-1966 56 cu. ft.
Bureau of Personnel, Uniform Board; Records of 1939-1983 19 cu. ft.
Chart and Map Collection 1946-present 98 cu. ft.
Chief of Information Biography Files 1939-present c. 345 cu. ft.
Chief of Information USS Scorpion/USS Thresher Files 1960s, 1993 0.25 cu. ft.
Chief of Information Speech Files 1917-1977 13 cu. ft.
Chief of Information Subject Files 1958-1990 24.75 cu. ft.
Chief of Naval Operations, Awards and Special Project Branch (OP-09B12); Records of 1919-1973 45 cu. ft.
Chief of Naval Operations, Fleet Operations Division: Cold Weather Operations Section, Carrier and Aircraft Operations Section, Cruiser and Destroyer Operations Section, Continental Shelf Development Section, and Movement Reports Center; Records of 1940-1972 63 cu. ft.
Chief of Naval Operations Immediate Office Files (Double Zero Files) 1946-1975 c. 1400 cu. ft.
Chief of Naval Operations, Oceanographer of the Navy; Records on Operation Deep Freeze 1954-1998 2.5 cu. ft.
Chief of Naval Operations, Organization Research and Policy Division (OP-23); Records of 1944-1949 95 cu. ft.
Chief of Naval Operations, Organizational Records of the Office of 1946-2000 12.5 cu. ft.
Chief of Naval Operations, Ship Material Readiness Division; Records of 1942-1963 1 cu. ft.
Chief of Naval Operations, Speeches 1973-1997 10.5 cu. ft.
Chief of Naval Operations, Underseas/Submarine Warfare Division; Historical/Administrative Files 1915-1970 24 cu. ft.
China Repository 1908-1990s 10 cu. ft.
CINCPAC Scientific Advisory Group 1965-1972 1.5 cu. ft.
CINCPAC/CINCPACFLT, Pueblo Command Information Bureau; Records of 1965-1971 6 cu. ft.
Citations, Medal and Award 1940s-1970s 47.5 cu. ft.
Civil Affairs/Military Government/Island Government Branch, Chief of Naval Operations; Records of 1899-1976 88 cu. ft.
Coastal Division 12; Records of 1967-1970 4 cu. ft.
Comfort, USNS and Hosptial Ships in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm; Records Relating to 1906-1991 5 cu. ft.
Constitution, USS; Historical Materials Relating to OPSAIL 200 1997-1998 1 cu. ft.
Defense Department Reorganization; Records of 1937-1975 29 cu. ft.
Earhart, Amelia; Records Regarding the Loss of 1937-present 4 cu. ft.
Fleet Readiness Liaison Branch, Chief of Naval Operations; Records of 1946-1971 46 cu. ft.
French Translations Collection 1948-1965 2 cu. ft.
From the Sea; Working Papers and Drafts of 1992 0.5 cu. ft.
German Naval Archives/Tambach Archives Materials 1922-1945 75 cu. ft.
Hospital Ships and USNS Comfort in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm; Records Relating to 1906-1991 5 cu. ft.
International Naval Review (CINCLANTFLT); Records Relating to 1976 0.5 cu. ft.
Interview and Statement Transcripts 1942-1946 18 cu. ft.
Japanese Navy and Related Source Materials 1939-1952 130 cu. ft.
Map Collection 25 cu. ft.
Mercury 3, Records Relating to 1959-1961 0.25 cu. ft.
Military Armistice Commission, United Nations Command; Transcripts of Meetings 1965-1966 1 cu. ft.
Microfilm Collections 1950-present c. 3500 reels
Military Sealift Command; Records of 1975-1985 1 cu. ft.
Military Sealift Command; Records of Transportation Directorate 1950-1993 1.5 cu. ft.
National Association of USS LCS(L)(3) 1-130 1940s-present 12.75 cu. ft.
National Yeomen (F); Records of 1920-1976, 1986 0.8 cu. ft.
Naval Forces Vietnam Records 1958-1972 334 cu. ft., 814 microfilm reels
Naval Historical Center, Director of Naval History; Files of 1942-1989 30 cu. ft.
Naval History Documentation Team; Records Relating to Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm 1990-1991 0.5 cu. ft.
Naval Home, Bureau of Naval Personnel; Papers Relating to 1878-1976 5 cu. ft.
Naval Material Command, Speech Bureau; Records of 1965-1981 6.75 cu. ft.
Naval Military Personnel Command; Records of 1930-1964 0.5 cu. ft.
Naval Sea Systems Command, Supervisor of Diving and Salvage; Records of 1915-1985 3 cu. ft.
Naval Sea Systems Command; Records Relating to USS Scorpion (SSN-589) 1969-1970 0.75 cu. ft.
Naval Security Group Command; Records of 1942-1945 2.5 cu. ft.
Naval Security Group Command Intelligence; Records of 1909-1925, 1942-1946 6.5 cu. ft.
Naval Special Warfare Group (OP-16W), Cover & Deception; Records of 1942-1958 2.5 cu. ft.
Naval Technical Mission in Europe; Records of 1945-1947 33 cu. ft.
Navy Laboratory/Center Coordinating Group; Archives of the 1940s-1990s 750 cu. ft.
Nurse Corps, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery; Records of 1881-1978 19 cu. ft.
Oral History Collections 1940-present c. 95 cu. ft.
Organization and Research Policy Division (OP-23), Chief of Naval Operations; Records of 1944-1949 95 cu. ft.
Post 1946 Action and Operational Reports 1946-1973 291.5 cu. ft.
Post 1946 Command File 1946-1973 ca. 711 cu. ft.
Post 1946 Plans, Orders, and Related Documents 1946-1973 413.66 cu. ft.
Post 1946 Submarine Patrol Reports 1946-1963 22 cu. ft.
Post 1946 War Diaries 1946, 1950-1953 59 cu. ft.
Post 1974 Command File 1974-1989 ca. 600 cu. ft.
Post 1990 Command File 1990-present
Privileged Manuscript Collection (Unpublished Histories and Autobiographies) 1939-1975 c. 20 cu. ft.
Rapid Implementation Team, Bethesda National Naval Medical Center; Records of 1988-1989 0.25 cu. ft.
Research and Public Queries Branch, CHINFO (Office of Chief of Information); Records of 1941-1972 16 cu. ft.
Research and Development Unit, Vietnam; Records of 1967-1972 1 cu. ft.
Reserve Fleet (OP-432); Records of 1947-1960 17.5 cu. ft.
Rio de Janiero Naval Operating Base Records 1943-1946 0.5 cu. ft.
Sea Frontier Routing Instructions for Ships and Convoys during WW II 1.5 cu. ft.
Second Fleet Public Affairs Files 1980s-1990s 0.75 cu. ft.
Secretary of the Navy; ALNAVs 1918-present 10 cu. ft.
Security Watch Officer, Chief of Naval Operations; Log Books Maintained by 1939-1957 3 cu. ft.
Seventh Fleet Public Affairs; Records of 1985-1991 18 cu. ft.
Ship Material Readiness Division, Chief of Naval Operations; Records of 1942-1963 1 cu. ft.
Shore and Fleet Organization Branch (N09B22), Chief of Naval Operations; Records of 1940s-1990s 30 cu. ft.
Special Assistant for Women's Policy (PERS-00W), Bureau of Naval Personnel; Records of 1947-1991 9 cu. ft.
Special Assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations/Chief of Naval Personnel on Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Matters; Records of 1964-1981 35 cu. ft.
Speech Files, CHINFO (Office of Chief of Information) 1917-1977 13 cu. ft.
Strategic Bombing Survey, Naval Analysis Division; Records of 1940-1947 41 cu. ft.
Strategic Plans Division, Chief of Naval Operations, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Plans and Policy); Records of 1948-1970 250 cu. ft.
Strength and Statistics Branch, Bureau of Naval Personnel; Records of 1946-1996 56 cu. ft.
Strike Assault Boat Squadron Twenty/Barnes, Lawrence; Papers of Lieutenant (jg) 1960s 0.25 cu. ft.
Study Group on Women in the Navy; Records of 1942-1987 5.5 cu. ft.
Subic Bay U.S. Naval Air Station; Records of 1982-1989 1 cu. ft.
Subic Bay U.S. Naval Station; Records of 1898-1991 2 cu. ft.
Sugar Grove, West Virginia Naval Radio Station; Records of 1965-1992 0.5 cu. ft.
Tambach Archives Materials 1922-1945 75 cu. ft.
Teapot Dome Scandal; Papers of Rear Admiral Joseph Strauss Relating to 1940-1947 41 cu. ft.
Tonkin Gulf Collection 1962-1984 4.5 cu. ft.
Underseas/Submarine Warfare Division, Chief of Naval Operations; Historical/Administrative Files 1915-1970 24 cu. ft.
Uniform Board, Bureau of Naval Personnel; Records of 1939-1983 19 cu. ft.
United Nations Command, Military Armistice Commission Meeting Transcripts 1965-1966 1 cu. ft.
Vietnam Command File 1959-1973 205 cu. ft.
World War II Command File 1939-1945 ca. 323 cu. ft.
Year 2000 (Y2K) Project; Records of the Navy 1996-2000 3.0 cu. ft.
Year 2000 Project Office; Records of the 1997-2000 2.0 cu. ft.
Yorktown Mine Warfare Engineering Activity; Records Relating to Mine Warfare 1918-1971 1.5 cu. ft.




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