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United States Naval History: A Bibliography

NAVAL HISTORY BIBLIOGRAPHIES, NO. 1



BIBLIOGRAPHIES AND RESEARCH AIDS

Air University Library Index to Military Periodicals. Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.: October/December 1949.

Albion, Robert G. Naval & Maritime History: An Annotated Bibliography. 4th ed. Mystic, Conn.: Munson Institute of American Maritime History, 1972. 370 pp.

Allard, Dean C., Martha Crawley, and Mary Edmison. U.S. Naval History Sources in the United States. Washington: Naval History Division, 1979. 235 pp.

Anderson, Frank J. Submarines, Diving, and the Underwater World: A Bibliography. Hamden Conn.: Archon Books, 1975. 238 pp.

Published in 1963 by Shoestring under the title Submarines, Submariners, Submarining: A Check-list of Submarine Books in the English Language, Principally of the Twentieth Century.

Arctic Institute of North America. Arctic Bibliography. Washington: Department of Defense, 1953.

Armstrong, William J. "United States Naval Aviation History - A Guide to the Sources." Aerospace Historian 27 (Summer/June 1980): 109-112.

Bayliss, Gwyn M. Bibliographic Guide to the Two World Wars: An Annotated Survey of English-Language Reference Materials. New York: Bowker, 1977. 578 pp.

Beers, Henry P. Guide to the Archives of the Government of the Confederate States of America. Washington: GPO, 1968. 536 pp.

Blanchard, Carroll H. Korean War Bibliography and Maps of Korea. Albany, N.Y.: Korean Conflict Research Foundation, 1964. 184 pp.

Coletta, Paolo E. A Selected and Annotated Bibliography of American Naval History. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1988. 523 pp.

Davis, Lenwood G., and George Hill, comps. Blacks in the American Armed Forces 1776-1983: A Bibliography. Bibliographies and Indexes in Afro-American and African Studies, No. 3. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1985. 198 pp.

Emphasis is on African-Americans in the Army.

Ellinger, Werner B., and Herbert Rosinski. Sea Power in the Pacific, 1936-1941: A Selected Bibliography . . . . Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press, 1942. 80 pp.

Foreign Affairs Bibliography: A Selected and Annotated List of Books on International Relations, 1919/1932-. New York: Council on Foreign Relations, 1933-.

Fredriksen, John C., comp. Free Trade and Sailor's Rights: A Bibliography of the War of 1812. Bibliographies and Indexes in American History, No. 2. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1985. 399 pp.

Gephart, Ronald M. Revolutionary America, 1763-1789: A Bibliography. Washington: Library of Congress, 1984. 2 vols.

Haferkorn, Henry E. The War With Mexico, 1846-1848: A Select Bibliography . . . . Washington: Washington Barracks, 1914. 93 pp. (Reprinted 1970 by Documentary Publications).

Harbeck, Charles T., comp. A Contribution to the Bibliography of the History of the United States Navy. Cambridge, Mass.: Riverside Press, 1906. 247 pp. (Reprinted 1970 by B. Franklin).

Higham, Robin, ed. A Guide to the Sources of United States Military History. Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books, 1975. 559 pp.

-----. Supplement I. 1975. 300 pp.

-----. Supplement II. 1986. 332 pp.

-----. Official Histories: Essays and Bibliographies From Around the World. Manhattan, Kans.: Kansas State Univ. Library, 1970. 644 pp.

Official historical sections of the governments of the world are described and their more important publications listed.

Labaree, Benjamin W. A Supplement (1971-1986) to Robert G. Albion's Naval and Maritime History: An Annotated Bibliography. 4th ed. Mystic, Conn.: Mystic Seaport Museum, 1988. 232 pp.

Lewis, Charles L. Books of the Sea: An Introduction to Nautical Literature. Annapolis: U.S. Naval Institute, 1943. 318 pp. (Reprinted 1972 by Greenwood).

Lincoln, Charles H. "Material in the Library of Congress for a Study of United States Naval History." In Bibliographical Society of America. Proceedings and Papers. Vol. 1, pt. 1 (1904-1905): 84-95.

Lynch, Barbara A., comp. The War at Sea: France and the American Revolution: A Bibliography. Washington: Naval History Division, 1976. 48 pp.

McFarland, Keith D. The Korean War: An Annotated Bibliography. New York: Garland Pub., 1986. 463 pp.

Mariners' Museum, Newport News, Virginia. Dictionary Catalog of the Library. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1964. 9 vols.

Merrill, James M. "Successors of Mahan: A Survey of Writings on American Naval History, 1914-1960." Mississippi Valley Historical Review 50 (June 1963): 79-99.

Millett, Allan R., and B. Franklin Cooling, comps. Doctoral Dissertations in Military Affairs: A Bibliography. Kansas State Univ. Library, Bibliography Series, No. 10. Manhattan, Kans.: Kansas State Univ. Library, 1972. 153 pp. (Reprinted 1973).

Annual supplements published in Military Affairs.

Morton, Louis. Writings on World War II. Washington: Service Center for Teachers of History, 1967. 54 pp.

Munden, Kenneth W., and Henry P. Beers. Guide to Federal Archives Relating to the Civil War. Washington: National Archives and Records Service, General Services Administration, 1962. 721 pp.

National Research Council. Committee on Undersea Warfare. An Annotated Bibliography of Submarine Technical Literature, 1557 to 1953. Washington: 1954. 261 pp.

The National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections. Various publishers, 1959/61-.

Compiled by the Library of Congress from reports provided by American repositories with assistance from the Council on Library Resources.

Neeser, Robert W. Statistical and Chronological History of the United States Navy, 1775-1907. New York: Macmillan, 1909. 2 vols. (Reprinted 1971 by B. Franklin).

New York. Public Library. A Selected List of Works in the Library Relating to Nautical and Naval Art and Science, Navigation and Steamship, Shipbuilding, etc. New York: 1907. 151 pp.

Reprinted from the Bulletin of the New York Public Library, June to September 1907.

-----. A Selected List of Works in the Library Relating to Naval History, Naval Administration, etc. New York: 1904. 145 pp.

Reprinted from the Bulletin of the New York Public Library, June to November 1904.

-----. Subject Catalog of the World War I Collection. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1961. 4 vols.

-----. Submarines: A List of References in the New York Public Library. Compiled by Mary E. Jameson, New York: 1918. 97 pp.

Reprinted from the Bulletin of the New York Public Library, January and February 1918.

"Notable Naval Books of [the Year]." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, 1950-.

A survey of "the outstanding naval books of the current year" appears in January issue, 1950-1954; December issue, 1954-1977; May issue, 1978 to date. Does not cover fiction or books appearing in foreign languages.

"Notable Naval Books: The First 100 Years, 1873-1973." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 99 (October 1973): 151-158.

Paine, Thomas O., assisted by Frederic C. M. Paroutaud. Submarine Registry and Bibliography. Santa Monica, Calif.: Submarine Warfare Library, 1992. 828 pp.

A submarine registry listing approximately eight thousand boats of fifty nations with an annotated bibliography cataloging six thousand books and articles on submarines.

Patterson, Andrew, and Robert A. Winters, eds. Historical Bibliography of Sea Mine Warfare. Prepared by the Naval Studies Board for the Mine Advisory Committee, National Research Council. Washington: National Academy of Sciences, 1977. 137 pp.

Schultz, Charles R., comp. Bibliography of Maritime and Naval History: Periodical Articles Published 1978-1979, With Cumulative Indexes for 1970-1979. College Station, Tex.: Texas A&M Univ., 1982. 238 pp.

Smith, Dwight L., comp. The War of 1812: An Annotated Bibliography. Garland Reference Library of Social Science, Vol. 250. New York: Garland Pub., 1985. 340 pp.

Smith, Myron J. Air War, Southeast Asia, 1961-1973: An Annotated Bibliography and 16mm Film Guide. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1979. 298 pp.

-----. American Civil War Navies: A Bibliography. American Naval Bibliography, Vol. 3. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1972. 347 pp.

-----. The American Navy, 1789-1860: A Bibliography. American Naval Bibliography, Vol. 2. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow, 1974. 489 pp.

-----. The American Navy, 1865-1918: A Bibliography. American Naval Bibliography, Vol. 4. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow, 1974. 372 pp.

-----. The American Navy, 1918-1941: A Bibliography. American Naval Bibliography, Vol. 5. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow, 1974. 429 pp.

-----. The Battles of Coral Sea and Midway, 1942: A Selected Bibliography. New York: Greenwood, 1991. 157 pp.

-----. Battleships and Battle-Cruisers, 1884-1984: A Bibliography and Chronology. New York: Garland Pub., 1985. 691 pp.

-----. Navies in the American Revolution: A Bibliography. American Naval Bibliography, Vol. 1. Metuchen, NF: Scarecrow, 1973. 219 pp.

-----. Pearl Harbor, 1941: A Bibliography. New York: Greenwood, 1991. 197 pp.

-----. The United States Navy and Coast Guard, 1946-1983: A Bibliography of English-Language Works and 16mm Films. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1984. 539 pp.

-----. World War II at Sea: A Bibliography of Sources in English. 3 vols. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow, 1976.

Vol. 1, The European Theater; Vol. 2, The Pacific Theater; Vol. 3, Part 1, General Works, Naval Hardware and the All Hands Chronology; Part 2, Home Fronts and Special Studies.

-----. World War II at Sea: A Bibliography of Sources in English, 1974-1989. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow, 1990. 304 pp.

-----. World War II, The European and Mediterranean Theaters: An Annotated Bibliography. New York: Garland Pub., 1984. 450 pp.

Smith, Stanley H., comp. Investigations of the Attack on Pearl Harbor: Index to Government Hearings. New York: Greenwood, 1990. 250 pp.

Stefansson Collection. Dictionary Catalog of the Stefansson Collection on the Polar Regions in the Dartmouth College Library. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1967. 8 vols.

Tutorow, Norman E. comp. The Mexican-American War: An Annotated Bibliography. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1981. 427 pp.

U.S. Department of Transportation. U.S. Coast Guard. United States Coast Guard Annotated Bibliography. Washington: The Department, 1982. 148 pp.

U.S. Library of Congress. Division of Bibliography. List of Works Relating to the French Alliance in the American Revolution. Compiled by Appleton P. C. Griffin. Washington: GPO, 1907. 40 pp.

-----. Division of Manuscripts. A Calendar of John Paul Jones Manuscripts in the Library of Congress. Compiled under the direction of Charles H. Lincoln. Washington: GPO, 1903. 316 pp.

-----. Science and Technology Division. Antarctic Bibliography. Washington: GPO, 1965-.

U.S. National Historical Publications Commission. A Guide to Archives and Manuscripts in the United States. Edited by Philip M. Hamer. New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 1961. 775 pp.

Writings on American History. Various publishers. 1902- .

An annual bibliography of books and periodical articles, including many titles on naval history. Since 1909 issued as a supplement to, or volume of, the Annual Report of the American Historical Assn. Published since 1950 by the U.S. National Historical Publications Commission. Not issued for the years 1904-05, 1941-47.