Contemporary History Branch

Photo, silhouette of ship agains setting sunThe Contemporary History Branch investigates, analyzes, and interprets the Navy's Twentieth Century experience for the Navy and the American people. These professional historical activities find expression in Pentagon support, Navy education, exhibit, and public outreach, as well as the production of scholarship made available to the American public through articles and books.


Washington Navy Yard, second floor of Building 57 in Room 57-222.
Map of the Washington Navy Yard and Information on Visiting the NHHC


Since our research frequently requires us to spend protracted time away from the office, it is best to call and leave a message for staff members between 0630 and 1530. (6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

Phone: (202) 433-3891

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NHC Policy on Public Domain Release

Public Release of new Branch Publication

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