Archives Branch

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Public access to ship and aviation histories and the Photo Archives' naval subject collection is available by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please call 202-433-3224 at least two weeks in advance. Requests for information from the archives staff are also being accepted by mail or fax.

The Archives of the Naval History and Heritage Command is the main repository of the U.S. Navy's operational history. It maintains a select group of operational records, histories/operational reports of naval commands, manuscripts, oral histories, biographies, and personal papers dealing with the twentieth and twenty-first century Navy, especially after 1945.

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Third Floor of Building 57, Washington Navy Yard. 
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(202) 433-3224; Fax (202) 433-2833

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