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Ramy Abdelsamad, a student at the University of California, Irvine, prepared this online document during a spring 2004 internship at the Navy Department Library.

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Wars & Conflicts
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Location of Archival Materials

ZR (Sources of Historic Information) Files in the Navy Department Library

Use and Reproduction Policy
Information on Filing Systems Used in Organizing Records
Lists and Indices of Records Now Held at The National Archives in Record Group 45
Other Sources of Naval History


This series of files is comprised of three linear feet of material and contains correspondence, finding aids, and reference material relating to records and manuscripts that now are part of Record Group 45 and other holdings at the National Archives. The materials were originated and prepared by the former Archives Section of the Office of Naval Records and Library. Also included are folders of correspondence pertaining to documents that were loaned to various individuals and institutions, as well as miscellaneous copies and receipts.

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.).

Information on Filing Systems Used in Organizing Records

Logistics - Archives (Office of Naval Records & Library) Filing Scheme

Filing Scheme, World War I

Subject Classifications for Class 2 File

List of Folders Filed in Class 2

Lists and Indices of Records Now Held at the National Archives in Record Group 45

Index to Letter Book of Esek Hopkins (Commander-in-Chief of Continental Navy)

Index to Journal of Thomas Truxton, 1798-1800

Index to Letter Book of Captain Alexander Murray, 1799-1805

Index to Rhode Island Militia or John Dorrance Papers

Index to Appointments, Orders & Resignations No. 17, 1838-40

Indices to Various Navy Bureaus' Manuscript Volumes

Indices and Guides to Confederate Navy Department Records

Index to Correspondence of Gustavus Vasa Fox, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, 1861-1865

Index on Rams, Ironclads, & Rifle Cannon from Captains', Officers' & Misc. Letter Books

Indices to Correspondence Between Navy Department & North Atlantic Blockading Squadron

Lists of Misc. Papers and Records

Lists of Manuscripts

Description of World War I Records

List of Records from Bureau of Construction and Repair

List of Log Books Transferred from Bureau of Navigation, 1936

List of Records Transferred from ONI (Office of Naval Intelligence)

Lists of Records of the Navy Department & Misc. Bureaus Stored at Bellevue

Other Sources of Naval History

Lists of Naval Records of the Revolutionary War Stored in Other Repositories

Sources of Information on Misc. Naval Personnel & Subjects, A-O

Sources of Information on Misc. Naval Personnel & Subjects, P-Z


Published:Tue Oct 06 08:55:31 EDT 2015