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 Naval History and Heritage Command's Photographic Section has extensive pictorial reference files on all aspects of naval history. Its own collections are the principal source of photographs and other illustrations of U.S. Navy subjects made prior to 1920, and contain a wide selection of unique photography from later years. It also holds thousands of references to naval photographs held by other repositories.
Location: Washington Navy Yard, second floor, Building 108
Phone: (202) 433-3224; DSN 288-3224
The Online Library of Selected Images is a readily accessible picture index to some of the Photographic Section's images. The Online Library contains thousands of interesting photographs on a variety of Naval and Maritime subjects. New images are added continuously.
- National Archives Photographic Services
- Department of Defense Still Photographic Services
- U.S. Naval Institute Photographic Services
- Visting WNY Information