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Commercial Research Assistance

Because of Department of Defense downsizing, the Naval History and Heritage Command is unable to provide extensive research of the records held in its collections. Records are available at the Command for examination by you or your representative during the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, except for federal holidays. The Reference Branches of the Command are closed on Wednesday to answer correspondence and for preservation of collections.

The following list of people have indicated their interest in providing historical research assistance at the Naval History and Heritage Command or in the Washington, DC area for a fee. Note: Distribution of this listing by the Department of the Navy is informational purposes only, and does not constitute an endorsement by the Department of the Navy of the products or services of the individuals or organizations listed therein.

Name: Archival Research International
Address: 1539 Foxhall Road, NW
  Dept. JM12
  Washington, DC 20007-2067
Phone: (202) 338-4249
  Military history, foreign language, maps, film, and photographs.
Name: Aviation Archive
Address: 12624 Orchard Brook Terrace
  Potomac, MD 20854-2326
Phone: (240) 428-0038
  World War II military records, personnel, U.S. Navy ship muster rolls, asbestos research.
Name: Brown, Kathi Ann
Address: The Word
  Suite 20, 737 N. Nelson St.
  Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: (703) 524-9108
  Books, exhibits, and oral history.
Name: Constandy, Mike
  Deck Logs, LLC
Address: Box 3200488
  Alexandria, VA 22320
Phone: 202-421-5151
  Deck logs and merchant ship logs, muster rolls, movement cards, US Maritime Commission, asbestos, construction and engineering, imagery and biographic research from the Civil War to current, with an emphasis on WWII and Vietnam.
Name: Culbert, Thomas M., President
  Aviation Information Research Corp.
Address: 73 Fendall Avenue
  Alexandria VA 22304
Phone: (703) 823-1264
  Library/archival, online data search, speech preparation.
Name: Dolbow, Jim
Address: PO Box 25128
  Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: (703) 786-9839
Email: / Twitter: @jimdolbow / Linkedin:
Name: Feldman, Lawrence
Address: P.O. Box 2493
  Wheaton, MD 20915-2493
Phone: 301-933-2616
  Ship wreck research, genealogy Spanish-American War, work in Hispanic, Hispanic American archives.
Name: Focused Research International
  Rypka, Allen E. CDR USN Ret
Address: 7 Monterey Place
  Leonardtown, MD 20650
Phone: (301) 475-3898
  Naval Aviation, Aviation Safety, Intelligence and merchant marine history Researchers have security clearances.
Name: Harris, Ruth Roy
Address: 9526 Launsberry Terrace
  Silver Spring, MD 20901
Phone: (301) 585-8586
  Naval History.
Name: History Associates Incorporated
Address: 300 N. Stonestreet Avenue
  Rockville, MD 20850
  Attn: James P. Rife
Phone: (301) 279-9697
Fax: (301) 279-9224
  Naval History.
Name: History Dept.
Address: University of Maryland, College Park
  College Park, MD 20742-7315
  Attn: Dr. John Sumida (student assistance)
Phone: (301) 405-4316
  Naval History.
Name: Johnson, Margaret
Address: 3200 Garfield Street NW
  Washington, DC 20008
Phone: (202) 333-4555
Fax: (202) 333-1059
  Photograhic or picture researcher.
Name: Kovan, Florice
  Public & Private Research on Capitol Hill
Address: 325 Pennsylvania Avenue
  Washington, DC 20003
Phone: (202) 547-0132
Fax: (202) 547-4964
  Copyright, database searches, preparation, and customized reports.
Name: Naval Historical Foundation
Address: Washington Navy Yard
  1306 Dahlgren Avenue, SE
  Washington, DC 20374-5055
Phone: (202) 678-4311
  Naval Historical Research, Photographic and Document Reproduction.
Name: Price, Robert
Address: 132 Fog Plain Road
  Waterford, CT 06385
Phone: (860) 439-1184
  Submarine History, Pacific War, Cold War; Submariner with access to the Submarine Force Library, the Naval War College, Coast Guard Academy Library, Battleship Cove and USS Constitution.
Name: Sude, Barry R.
Address: 7129 Westmoreland Road
  Falls Church, VA 22042
Phone: (703) 574-3203
  U.S. military history & policy research.
Name: Taylor & Hammel LLC
Address: 1224 N. Neade Street #22
  Arlington, VA 22209
Phone: (703) 822-4658
Fax: (703) 842-8656
  Military and environmental research, naval ship histories, asbestos.
Name: WFI Research Group
Address: P.O. Box 231
  Fall River, MA 02724-0231
Phone: (508) 675-5956
  Naval Aircraft and Casualty Data.
Name: Williams, Martin K.
Address: 4625 Running Deer Way
  Bowie, MD 20720
Phone: (301) 805-4829
  Naval history.
Name: Wise, Captain James E., USN (Retired)
Address: 7118 Rock Ridge Lane
  Alexandria, VA 22310
Phone: (703) 971-9051
Fax: (703) 979-8012
  Naval history.

If individuals or organizations want to have their names considered for inclusion in the above list, please supply a written description of your experience, training, and services to the NHHC Website Committee, Naval History and Heritage Command, 805 Kidder Breese Street SE, Washington Navy Yard, D.C. 20374-5060.