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Chief of Naval Operations Strategic

Plans Division, 1940s-1970s 

Finding aid

Scope and Content Note

The first part of this collection, boxes 1 through 184 - covering the period of 1912 to 1947, was transferred to the National Archives in College Park, Maryland. The Naval History and Heritage Command has boxes 185 through 552 of this collection. The finding aid covers the entire collection, including those records held by the National Archives.  However, the arrangement of the records in boxes 1 through 184 of this finding aid may not correspond to the arrangement held at the National Archives. 

The part of the collection held by NHHC covers primarily the post-World War II timeframe, with some data from 1940-1945. The boxes in the collection were renumbered, and the finding aid does not currently reflect the new box numbers. The series listings for this part of the collection are as follows: 

Series XIII: Records of the U.S. Naval Members, Permanent Joint Board on Defense, Canada-United States, 1940-1947. Boxes 185-190.

Series XIV: Records of the Post-War Naval Planning and Sea Frontier Section, 1943-1947. Boxes 191-217.

Series XV: Records of the Atlantic Section, 1940-1947. Boxes 218-241.

Series XVI: OP-30S/0P-60S Subject and Serial Files, 1948-1970. Boxes 242-258.

Series XVII: Miscellaneous Plans and Studies, 1947-1969. Boxes 459-485.

Series XVIII: Country Briefings, Visits, and Conferences. 1952-1961. Boxes 486-493.

Series XIX: Lectures and Speeches, 1947-1953. Boxes 494-496.

Series XX: Fragmentary Branch Files, 1946-1958. Boxes 497-504.

Series XXI: OP-605E Navy Plans Branch, NATO Nuclear Planning Section, Multi-Lateral Force Records, 1963-1966. Boxes 505-528.

Series XXII: OP-607, Support Plans Branch and Predecessor Offices, ca. 1942-1961, chiefly 1942-1952. Boxes 529-552.

Note: The majority of this collection is restricted due to classification.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as the Strategic Plans Division, 1940s-1970s, Archives Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, DC.


191 cubic feet



Published: Fri Sep 10 11:27:37 EDT 2021