Until further notice, the NHHC Archives are closed to researchers, and are limited in responding to official reference requests. This includes all Archives sections (Operational, Aviation, Ships, Deck Logs, and Photographic). As a result of sequestration, these closures are necessary to balance ongoing preservation and conservation efforts with information service management.
A major archival storage facility renovation is currently underway to improve environmental controls for 12,000 cubic feet of paper, microform, and digital media in buildings 44 and 108. An extensive mold remediation project will take place at the same time. Together, these projects will ensure that the collections we hold are better protected, and will greatly improve access to these valuable records in the future.
We regret any inconvenience these closures may cause, and appreciate your patience and understanding.
The Operational Archives of the Naval History and Heritage Command's Archives 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 twentieth first century Navy, especially after 1945.
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