Donated collections document the history of the U. S. Navy and have typically been donated to the Navy Archives by private citizens or organizations. While these collections may contain materials created by Navy personnel in the course of their work, the materials are not considered official or operational records of the U. S. Navy.
Please note, since these collections were donated, we may only have transcripts for the oral histories. For many of these collections, copyright was not transferred to us. You can find more information on the individual collections pages.
The Navy Archives has more donated oral history collections that are not described online at this time. We also have oral history collections created by Naval Historians and Naval Reservists.