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This guide provides
an overview of The United States Naval
Administrative Histories of World War II, which are located in the Navy
Department Library's Rare Book Room at the Washington Navy Yard. These
unpublished histories record experiences and provide insights into policies,
decisions, implementing actions, and accomplishments of the United States Navy.
The collection is comprised of 175 numbered histories, bound in approximately
300 volumes. It includes narrative histories dealing with virtually every
aspect of the administration of the naval establishment and the roles it played
in contributing to victory during World War II. The histories are non-circulating and must be consulted in the library.
Please contact the Navy Department Library for additional information.