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Holloway III, Admiral James L. Papers 

Dates: 1939-2010

Collection Number: AR/407 (Formerly COLL/534)

Finding aid (Word)


Scope and Content Note

Administrative materials, research files, correspondence, publications, and audiovisual materials that document the military and civilian careers of Admiral James L. Holloway III, USN, retired U.S. Navy Admiral, former Chief of Naval Operations, author, advisor, lecturer, and director of many boards, commissions, foundations, and task forces.

The collection comprises papers, photographs, and some audiovisual material related to Admiral Holloway’s active duty naval career and his activities following retirement from the Navy.  The collection is organized in five series.  The first series deals with his active duty service in the Navy from 1942 to 1978 located primarily in Boxes 1 through 119.

Series II deals primarily with his period of retirement from 1978 to present and comprises Boxes 120 through 168.  However there are many folders in this series that will relate to his active duty service in the Navy.  This is a natural extension of his work in retirement that related to his active duty time.

Series III comprises various documents, publications, books, photographs and oversized records/photographs that cover his active duty, retirement and family history located in Boxes 169-180.

Series IV comprises a special index covering Admiral Holloway’s Congressional Testimony from 1970 to 1988 and references to the published Congressional Committee Hearings and is located in Boxes 181-182.

Series V comprises a list of artifacts from Admiral Holloway that have been transferred to other facilities or organizations.

Admiral Holloway developed a subject listing relating to his records and that is the bases for conducting an electronic search of the collection.  This subject listing may also be used to reference the subject data in the box listings.  Admiral Holloway’s naval career covered the years 1942 to 1978 and his post naval career from 1978 to present.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as the Papers of Admiral James L. Holloway III, USN (Ret.), Archives Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, D.C.


61 cubic feet

For associated photographic materials, please visit the photo archive donated collections related to James L. Holloway III, UA 490.22, 2017.11, and UA 482.06

Published: Tue Aug 10 14:35:38 EDT 2021