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History of the Navy Department Library: A Bibliography

American State Papers: Miscellaneous. Vol. 2 (Washington, DC: Gales and Seaton, 1834). [See page 255 for a letter by Clerk Benjamin Homans regarding the survival of the library collection in 1814.].

American State Papers: Naval Affairs. Vol. 1. Washington, DC: Gales and Seaton, 1834. [See page 320 for a letter by Secretary of the Navy William Jones regarding the survival of the library collection in 1814.].

"Change in Navy Library Advisable." Army and Navy Journal (16 February 1921): 717.

Constable, Pamela. "Chimney Falls On Library." Washington Post (17 January 1996). Accessed 27 July 2015, http://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1996/01/17/chimney-falls-on-library/23b4ccc8-9cbd-41ba-87e6-a8fa2b4c0329/.

Davis, Clifford L. H. "National Library Workers Day: The Navy Department Library" The Sextant [Naval History and Heritage Command blog] (11 April 2017). Accessed on 11 April 2017 at http://usnhistory.navylive.dodlive.mil/2017/04/11/national-library-workers-day-the-navy-department-library/.

Greenwood, Walter B. Memorandum to Director, Navy Historical Center. "Present Conditions and Plans to Enhance the Library's Service to the Navy, the Naval Historical Research Community and Related Interests." 1 October 1976.

Hort, Jean. "The Cover." Libraries & Culture 37, no.2 (Spring 2002): 175-182. [This article is about the Navy Department Library's book plate which was designed in 1906 by Adolf C. Ruebsam, an engraver with the Navy's Hydrographic Office. The eagle symbolizes US sovereignty; the anchor represents the US Navy and hope; the frigate USS Constitution is a reference to naval victories; the shell represents the deep sea; and Neptune (Poseidon, god of the sea) and a nereid (one of 50 sea nymphs that were helpful to sailors) originate in ancient Greek mythology.].

McElroy, J. W. Office of Naval Records and Library, 1882-1946. Washington, DC: Navy Department, 1946.

Meigs, Frederick S. "Summary of Work" Navy Department Library (OP-293), 1956 [Located in "Navy Department Library" vertical file.

Morgan, William James and Joye L. Leonhart. A History of the Dudley Knox Center for Naval History. Washington, DC: Dudley Knox Center for Naval History, 1981.

"Navy Department Library," Army and Navy Journal (7 March 1903): 654.

Navy Department Library. Letter from library staff to Mrs. Hooker dated December 1954.

"Navy Library Worth a Visit: Apartment in States, War and Navy Building at Washington Should Appeal to Tourists.” The Newark Daily Advocate (24 December 1919): 2.

"The Navy's Century Old Hall of Fame: A Survey of the Relics, Records and Work of a Little Known Library Which the Government Established in 1794." The New York Herald part 2 (26 February 1911): 9-10.

The Old Executive Office Building: Victorian Masterpiece. Washington, DC: Executive Office of the President, Office of Administration, 1984. [See "The Navy Department Wing."]

Paullin, Charles Oscar. Paullin's History of Naval Administration, 1775-1911: A Collection of Articles from the U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings. Annapolis, Maryland: U.S. Naval Institute, 1968.

Pitch, Anthony S. The Burning of Washington: The British Invasion of 1814. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1998.

Reap, J. J. "Navy Library Valuable Source for Nautical Fact, Lore, Tradition." Sea Services Weekly (23 September 1988): 10-11, 14.

Romansic, Joanna. “Navy Library: A Treasure Trove for All to Use." Waterline 24 no. 24 (14 June 2007): 2, 5.

Skallerup, Harry R. Books Afloat & Ashore: A History of Books, Libraries, and Reading Among Seamen During the Age of Sail. Hamden, Connecticut: Archon Books, 1974.

Smith, Isabel and Elliot Snow. Historical Sketch of the Navy Department Library and War Records.Washington, DC, 1926.

"The Sword of [John] Paul Jones: Now in Navy Department Library After Changing Hands Many Times.”New York Times (28 December 1906): page 4.

T. I. Mertz to Mr. Meigs letter concerning the location od the Navy Department, no date.

US Navy. General Order No. 292 (23 March 1882).

____. General Order No. 370 (23 May 1889).

____. General Order No. 372 (25 June 1889)

____. Rules for the Library of the Navy Department (pre-1910).

____. Rules for the Navy Department Library (1893-97).

US Navy. Office of Naval Intelligence. "Navy Records and [Navy Department] Library (E Branch)." Part 12 of "Office of Naval Intelligence in World War II, History of." (Washington, DC, 1946): 1136-1202. [This history is contained in two manuscript volumes identified as United States Naval Administrative History of World War II #26-B and 26-C, and is located in the Navy Department Library's Rare Book Room. Pages 1136-1200 are in volume 26-B; pages 1201-1202 are in volume 26-C.].

____. "Officers and Key Personnel Attached to the Office of Naval Records and Library 1882-1946." Part 12, Appendix D of "History of the Office of Naval Intelligence in World War II." (Washington, DC: 1946): 1-8. [This document is contained in a manuscript volume identified as United States Naval Administrative History of World War II #26-D, and is located in the Navy Department Library's Rare Book Room.].

____. "Scope, Facilities and Size of the Library of the U.S. Navy Department, in the Office of Naval Records and Library." Part 12, Appendix E of "History of the Office of Naval Intelligence in World War II." (Washington, DC: 1946): 1-7. [This document is contained in a manuscript volume identified as United States Naval Administrative History of World War II #26-D, and is located in the Navy Department Library's Rare Book Room.].

US Navy. Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. "OPNAV Notice 5070" dated 20 November 1970. [Hardcopy located in the "Navy Department Library" vertical file.].

Whittaker, Walton. “By the Books: At the Navy Yard, Rare Jewels Between the Covers.” Sea Services Weekly (8 September 1989): 8-9.

Wildenberg, Thomas. "Preserving and Honored Past." Naval History 14, no.3 (June 2000): 54-55.

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Published: Thu Dec 13 10:51:42 EST 2018