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ZB (Personnel) Files in the Navy Department Library

Quackenbush - Quynn


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
184 Quackenbush, John  
184 Quackenbush, Rhinearson  
184 Quackenbush, Stephen P.  
184 Quackenbush, Stephen Wright  
184 Quadling, Edward H.  
184 Quartermaster General  
184 Quarles, Richard et al  
184 Quawls, Richard  
184 Quayle, Thomas E.  
184 Queen, Henry W.  
184 Queen, Walter W. (RADM) *  
184 Quenoy, William G.  
184 Quevedo, John (Gunner, Civil War)  
184 Quevedo, John (enlisted, 1886-1916)  
184 Quick Family  
184 Quick, John (CSN)  
184 Quick, L.M. (USMC)  
184 Quick, Logan (CSN)  
184 Quick, W.D. (CSN)  
184 Quick, William A. (CSN or CSA)  
184 Quigley, Howell  
184 Quigley, James  
184 Quigley, James L.  
184 Quimby, James  
184 Quimby, John  
184 Quimby, Noah  
184 Quin, Andrew  
184 Quin, James N.  
184 Quin, John  
184 Quin, John (Sailing Master)  
184 Quinbin, Alfred G.  
184 Quine, William G.  
184 Quinlan, Denis  
184 Quinlan, Thomas A.  
184 Quinn, Charles W.  
Box Number Name List of Documents
185 Quinn, Edward *  
185 Quinn, James  
185 Quinn, John  
185 Quinn, John Alexander  
185 Quinn, John P.  
185 Quinn, John Paul  
185 Quinn, Lenord  
185 Quinn, Michael *  
185 Quinn, Michael (Pvt., CSA)  
185 Quinn, Patrick  
185 Quinn, Patrick (CSN Fireman)  
185 Quinn, Patrick (CSN Able Seaman)  
185 Quinn, Thomas  
185 Quinn, William (Ensign)  
185 Quinn, William (CSN 3rd Asst. Engineer)  
185 Quint, Jacob  
185 Quint, Samuel  
185 Quintana, Francisco  
185 Quintard, J. Ferris  
185 Quirk, Peter  
185 Quiver, George A.  
185 Qula, James  
185 Quynn, William  


Published: Tue Mar 31 09:06:52 EDT 2020