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ZB (Personnel) Files in the Navy Department Library

Uber - Uzzell


This series contains various documents and ephemera pertaining to US naval officers and some civilians, especially those serving during the 19th century. Coverage of a number of outstanding officers of the late 18th and early 20th centuries, as well as some enlisted personnel, also is provided. It is estimated that the careers of 35,000 separate individuals are documented to some extent in these files.

The contents of individual files can include such items as: (1) compiled service chronologies; (2) biographical summaries; (3) service data cards (Civil War period); (4) letters of recommendation for appointment or promotion; (5) pay vouchers (Civil War period); (6) fragmentary personal and official letters; (7) official Office of Naval Records and Library, and Naval History Division correspondence providing information on specific officers. The contents of individual files range from extensive to sparse, sometimes only containing a single piece of paper.

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.).


The NDL staff are in the process of inventorying and digitizing these files. The lists available below are incomplete and may not reflect current holdings. Updates will be made to these lists as the information becomes available.

Please note that we are also in the process of placing distinguishing identifiers (rank, rating, etc.) next to individuals with the same name.

* denotes personnel has one or more folders dedicated to their documents

Box Number Name List of Documents
223 Uber, Carlton  
223 Ufford, Henry P.  
223 Ugarte, Ramon  
223 Uhler, William E.  
223 Ulm, ___________  
223 Ulmer, Albert F.  
223 Ulmo, Henry Anthony (H.A.)  
223 Ulmo, Peter H.  
223 Ulrich, George  
223 Underdown, J.T.  
223 Underhill, David  
223 Underhill, J.G.  
223 Underhill, Thomas  
223 Underwood, Benjamin  
223 Underhill, Clark M.  
223 Underhill, David (or Daniel)  
223 Underhill, Edmund B.  
223 Underhill, John  
223 Underhill, Joseph A.  
223 Underwood, Samuel  
223 Underwood, W.C.  
223 Unfug, J. F. W.  
223 Unger, Edward  
223 Updegraff, M.V.  
223 Updike, Edwin S.  
223 Updike, Richard  
223 Upham, Charles (Landsman, 1838)  
223 Updike, Charles C. (Paymaster)  
223 Updike, George D.  
223 Updike, Joseph B.  
223 Updike, Samuel C.  
223 Upham, William Francis  
223 Upjohn, Aaron  
223 Upshur, Able Parker  
223 Upshur, Arthur W. *  
223 Upshur, George P. *  
223 Upshur, James W.  
223 Upshur, John Henry *  
223 Upson, Freeman  
223 Upson, Silas  
223 Upson, Truman  
Box Number Name List of Documents
224 Upstone, George S.  
224 Upton, Benjamin  
224 Upton, Daniel P.  
224 Upton, Ebenezer  
224 Upton, Jeduthun Jr.  
224 Upton, John  
224 Urann, Nathaniel Cutting  
224 Urann, William D.  
224 Uriah, James  
224 Uricks, Robinson  
224 Uriu, ______ (ADM, Japanese Navy)  
224 Urner, Edward C.  
224 Urquhart, Richard A.  
224 Usher, James D.  
224 Usher, James W.  
224 Usher, Nathaniel Reilly *  
224 Usher, Richard r.  
224 Ustick, Thomas  
224 Utley, Joseph H.  
224 Utter, John  
224 Uttley, Harry T.  
224 Uzzell, Thomas  


Published: Tue Mar 31 08:59:11 EDT 2020