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DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY -- NAVAL HISTORY AND HERITAGE COMMAND

ZV (Miscellaneous) Files Navy Department Library

Introduction
Use and Reproduction Policy
List of Files

Introduction

This series of files is comprised of 5.5 linear feet of material, and is a subject file for documentation not categorized under other file series. Among the contents are: (1) official Office of Naval Records and Library, and Naval History Division correspondence and reports; (2) manuscripts; (3) copies of material found in other depositories; (4) newspaper and magazine articles; (5) cross-reference sheets to records in Record Group 45 and 80 at the National Archives. The arrangement is alphabetical according to subject.

Use and Reproduction Policy
Z File materials are unavailable for loan and must be consulted in the library. Photocopying of manuscripts, as well as fragile items, is generally prohibited, though the use of digital cameras by researchers to reproduce non-copyrighted materials is permitted. Permission to photocopy a few pages may be granted by the reference staff, contingent upon the physical state of items. All photocopying of materials shall be done by the reference staff, or under their close supervision. The use of personal scanners by non-library staff personnel must be approved by the reference staff on a document-by-document basis (Reference: Naval Historical Center Instruction [NAVHISTCENTINST] 5070.1C.).

List of Files

Academy, US Naval Historical Center

Administration, Navy Department

Aides to President of the United States

Airships

Alcoholic Spirits

Almanac, Naval (Published on board USS Lexington)

Anti-Submarine Tactics, Warfare, etc. - See ONI Publications, World War I

Anton Lizardo Affair, 1860

Archives - Extract from Guide to the Archives of the Government of the US in Washington, 1904

Armistice, 1918; Paris Conference, 1919
     Armistice Day Dinner menu 1942

Army, US

Army, Organization of in 1789

Artists

ASW (Anti-Submarine Warfare)

Aviation, US Naval - General Histories

Aviation, US Naval - Misc. to World War I

Aviation, US Naval - World War I

Aviation, US Naval - Post World War I (Misc.)

Aviation, US Naval - NC-4 Transatlantic Flight, 1919

Aviation, Flight to Hawaii, 1925-1934

Aviation, Howard Hughes Round-World Flight, 1938

Bands - US Navy and Marine Corps

Battenberg Cup

Battleships

Bermuda Triangle

Bill of Rights

Blacks and Other Minorities

Birthday of the US Navy

Birthplace of the US Navy

Boards and Commissions (includes Strategy Board, Permanent Commission of the Navy Department, Naval War Board, General Board, War Industries Board, and Board of Naval Commissioner)

Botanical and Animal Collecting by United States Navy

Boy Apprentices in the United States Navy

Bum Boatmen

Bureau of Construction, Equipment, and Repair

Bureau of Ordinance and Hydrography

Bureau of Yards and Docks

Burials - Ceremonies/Memorials By Ship/By Name of Deceased

Camels, Navy Connection with Army Use of

Casualties, Personnel

Celebrations - Navy Participation in

Cemeteries Containing Navy Dead

Chaplains

Chevaux-de-Fries in Delaware River, 1775

Chinese in United States Navy

Naval Chronology: 1755-1939

Naval Chronology: 1775 - April 1920

Naval Chronology: 1775 - August 1920

Naval Chronology: 1775 - December 1920

Naval Chronology: Civil War

Naval Chronology: 1914-1918

Naval Chronology: World War II (Europe)

Naval Chronology: History of Naval Technology

Naval Chronology: 1890-1969

Chief of Naval Operations

Civilian Personnel (Navy)

Clipper Ships

Coast and Geodetic Survey

Coast Guard

Coastal Defense

Coat of Arms, Seal, and Flag of President of US; Treaty Seal

Colliers, Navy

Continental Navy

Convoys, World War I - See ONI Publications, World War I

Courts-martials - Unusual Sentences

Crossing the Line Ceremony

Customs and Traditions of the United States Navy

Definitions, Naval

Destroyers

Diaries - See ZB files:
          John J.A. Bissett (1863-1865)
          Benjamin Dutton (1905-1909)
          George R. Yost (USS Cairo, 1862 - filed in USS Cairo ZC file)
          Jonathon Goble (1853)
          Eugene P. Stone (1907-1911)
          Edward Vail (USS John Adams, 1835-1836)
          New York (1895-1909, by RAdm F. M. Bunce)
          Oneida (1862, by H. Preble)
          San Francisco (1891, by M. Grant (Wheel Book with life boat assignments, etc., not a proper journal.
          Several pages missing.)
          Tacoma (1903-1924)
          Vixen (1803-1813)
          Warrington (DD-30, World War I)

Diplomacy - Role of the United States Navy

Discipline/Punishments - See also courts-martials

Donner Party, Account of the Loss of

Dry Docks

Dueling

Dutch Navy

English Naval Operations, 1700-1805

Enlisted Personnel

Equatorial Crossing Ceremony

Esther Award

Ethnic Data

Executions

Figureheads

Finance

Firsts

Flags - Pamphlets/Informational Extracts

Flags - Pictures/News Clippings

Flags - NHC Correspondence

Fleet Exercises

Flying Boats

Foreigners Who Served With or In the US Navy or Army, 1775-1910

Forts and Coastal Defense

Founders of the US Navy

Founding Fathers of the United States

French Navy

Fuel - Conversion from Coal to Oil

Furloughs

Gender of Ships

General Orders and Directives

German Navy

German Submarines, World War I - See ONI Publications, World War I

Gifts to Ships

Grades

Gratuities

Hammocks

Historical Units of Federal Agencies During WWI

Holidays of Countries

Hydrographic Office (Oceanography)

Impressment of American Seaman, 1803-1815

Insignias

International Naval Reviews

Ironclads

Jefferson, Thomas - Navy Construction of Gunboats During His Administration

Judge Advocate General, Office of the

Kites, US Naval Use of - See also ONI Publications, World War I

Landing Force & Small Arm Instruction Manual, 1912

Letters of Marque

Life Rafts

Lighthouses - See ZB Files for J.S. Biddle and George Dewey

Lincoln Sesquicentennial

Living Conditions in the US Navy

Logistics

Lyceum, Naval

Marine Corps, United States

Marjorie Sterrett B.B. Fund Award

Medals

Medal of Honor

Medicine, World War I - See also ZO File for Misc. Convoy Information

Merchant Marine

Merchant Shipping - Company Regulations of P.M. Steamship Co.

Merchant Shipping, World War I

Midshipmen

Military Governments

Mines and Mineweeping

Miscellaneous Papers

Missing Vessels - See Bermuda Triangle

Missions, US Naval

Monuments

Mutiny

National Anthem

National Defense and Neutrality Proclamations

National Historical Publications Commission

National Navy Club

Naval Attaches

Naval Commissioners

Naval Consulting Board

Naval Historical Foundational

Naval History Supplements (Including History of ships, discipline, Civil War, Russo-Japanese War, guns, early steam warships)

Naval Militia, Auxiliary, and Reserve

Naval Order of the United States

Naval Records and Library, Office of - A History, 1822-1946

Naval Records and Library, Office of - Misc. Data

Naval Supplies

Navies, State

Navy Day, Origins of

Navy Department - Historical Data

Navy, US - General Historical Data

Nets, Anti-Submarine

Nurse Corps

Oaths of Office

Observatory, Naval Historical Center

Officers

Officer Rotation

ONI (Office of Naval Intelligence)

ONI Publications, World War I:
          "Analysis of the Advantage of Speed and Changes of Course in Avoiding Attack by Submarine"
          "Anti-Submarine Defenses, Notes on"
          "Anti-Submarine Information, (Nov. 1918)"
          "Anti-Submarine Information, (Dec. 1918)"
          "Anti-Submarine Tactics"
          "Anti-Submarine Warfare. Notes for the Use of Naval Armed Guard"
          "Bombs, Incendiaries and Explosives Used by the Enemy, Illustrations & Descriptions of"
          "German Submarine Attacks"
          "German Submarines in Question & Answer"
          "Kite Balloons in Escorts"
          "Sloops and Torpedo Craft Employed on Antisubmarine Duties, General Instructions for"
          "Patrol Service Course Tables"
          "Protection of a Convoy by Extended Patrols, Remarks on"
          " Submarine Tactics Against Convoys, Remarks on"
          " Submarines: Military Characteristics, Tactical Use, and Methods of Defense Against Them"

Ordnance

Outstanding Events in Naval History

Paint and Paint Factories

Pay Rates

Peace Time, Navy

Pearl Harbor Attack, Court of Inquiry Findings

Periscope

Personnel Strength Levels

Pigeons

Pirates and Piracy

Presidents of the United States

Privateering

Post Offices (Ship)

POWs, German prisoners in World War I in Georgia

Prize Money

Promotion Exams

Property - First Piece Purchased by US Navy

Quonset Huts

Quotations

Radio

Rank

Rating

Receiving Ships, 1843-1888

Recruiting

Relics

Religion

Rendezvous

Revenue Cutter Service

Ropewalks

Salutes

Salvage Operations

Samoan Hurricane

Seal, Navy

Secretaries of the Navy

Serial Numbers

Shipbuilding

Ship Captures

Ship Casualties and Wrecks, Lists & General Information

Ship Casualties and Wrecks, World War I

Ship Christenings and Launchings

Ship Design and Plans

Ship Equipment - Bells, Anchors, Fittings

Ship Force Levels, 1908-1973

Ship Models

Ship Names

Ship Sponsors

Ships, Bibliographies

Ships, Historic (Location)

Ships, Wooden

Signals

Societies

Songs

South African Wars, Americans in

Special Events

Staffs of Farragut, Dewey, Evans, and Mayo

Steamboats

Submarines - General Histories & Bibliographies

Submarines - Individual Histories (C2-S51)

Submarines - Individual Histories (Hackleback-Triger)

Submarines - Silhouette Books, 1917

Submarines - New London Submarine School, "The Sub…Care & Operation," 1920

Submarines - Foreign

Submarines - Naval Historical Center Correspondence on - See also Expeditions ZO File for Wilkins Submarine Expedition to Arctic, 1931

Submarine Chasers

Submarine Qualifications

Surveys

Tactics, Naval

Texas Navy

Timber, Naval

Time Balls

Torpedo Boat/Destroyer, Evolution of

Torpedo Flotilla

Torpedoes - Hammond Torpedo Board, 1916-1919

Torpedoes - Electrical (1874)

Training Schools, Stations, and Vessels

Training Schools - Apprentice School, Washington Navy Yard (Lessons for mechanical drawing)

Training, World War I - See World War I ZO file

Treasure, Transportation on Navy Ships

Trophies, Gunnery

Truxton - Decatur House and Museum

Uniforms - Misc. Information

Uniforms - 1700s

Uniforms - 1800s

Uniforms - 1900s

Uniforms - Confederate

USS, Designation of

Washington Naval Conference

Women in the US Navy

Yachts, Presidential

Yarns, Naval