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Jun 18

Property of Frank H. Wilson

Thursday, June 18, 2015 8:39 AM


During my first summer at USNI as photo researcher, I made a friend. Actually, this friend does not work here or anywhere else. His name is Frank H. Wilson, a Chief Photographer for the U.S. Navy. Incidentally he served from 1911 to 1945. So yes, he is no longer with us, but he does live on in our archives.

Jan 17

Navy-Themed Sheet Music of the WWI Era (1914-1919)

Monday, January 17, 2011 12:01 AM


Navy-Themed Sheet Music of the WWI Era (1914-1919) as drawn from Bernard S. Parker’s World War I Sheet Music. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 2007. 2 vols. The purpose of this list is to provide basic information on Navy-themed sheet music of the WWI period (1914-1919) as drawn from Parker’s work. The term “Navy-themed” refers to the cover illustration of the sheet music. In order to be considered “Navy-themed”, the cover illustration must be totally or mostly related to a Navy theme–sailors, warships, etc. While the Navy appears on a great many of the 9,670 items listed in Parker, it is… Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 15

Some new titles at the Navy Department Library

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 2:17 PM


Come visit us at the Washington Navy Yard to check out these and many more books! Allah’s angels : Chechen women in war / by Paul J. Murphy An Army at the crossroads / by Andrew F. Krepinevich Attitudes aren’t free : thinking deeply about diversity in the US armed forces / [edited by] James E. Parco, David A. Levy The Battle of North Cape : the death ride of the Scharnhorst, 1943 / by Angus Konstam The Brusilov offensive / by Timothy C. Dowling Central Greece and the politics of power in the fourth century BC / by John… Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 13

Mail Call: Navy Department Library

Monday, December 13, 2010 6:00 AM


We like getting donations in the mail at the Navy Department Library. Gifts like items from the original commissioning of the Battleship Missouri enhance our collections and support the research of US Navy personnel, historians, scholars, and other researchers.  Interested in enhancing our collection of materials? Click here.

Sep 3

Some New Titles from the the Navy Department Library

Friday, September 3, 2010 12:01 AM


Interested in reading any of these books? Come visit the Navy Department Library at the Washington Navy Yard.  America in Vietnam : the war that couldn’t be won / by Herbert Y. Schandler America’s captives : treatment of POWs from the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror / by Paul J. Springer The blocking of Zeebrugge : Operation Z.O. 1918 / by Stephen Prince Blood on the snow : the Carpathian winter war of 1915 / by Graydon A. Tunstall British aircraft carriers 1939-45 / by Angus Konstam ; illustrated by Tony Bryan The Cambridge companion to the Roman historians… Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

Researching an Event in Naval History

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 2:45 PM


Researching particular events in Naval History can be difficult if you don’t know where to look. The Navy Department Library has a multitude of resources available to help in your research, and if we don’t have something we are always available to consult on other possible resources. A great place to start as always is the Frequently Asked Questions on the Naval History and Heritage Command website. Our Online Reading Room under the Navy Department Library webpage is also a valuable resource. Here in the library we have many books, journals, and primary source material available to aide in your… Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 14

ZC Files- Researching Ships in the Navy Department Library

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 8:44 AM


Last week we talked about getting started on researching a family member who served in the US Navy. This week we would like to take a minute to talk about researching ships. A great starting point is the Naval History and Heritage Command Frequently Asked Questions on Ship’s History and Record Logs. This will provide you with very informative links on Deck Logs and the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships among other resources. Here in the Navy Department Library we have numerous books on ships, plus a unique collection available on individual ships called the ZC Files.  Our ZC files  are an… Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 9

Historical Manuscripts at the Navy Department Library

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 9:04 AM


In previous posts we’ve highlighted many of the incredible books we have in our collections here at the Navy Department Library, but did you know that we have a very nice historical manuscripts collection as well? This collection is composed of US Navy-related original letters, documents and manuscripts from the 18th to the 20th century. Highlights include John Paul Jones’ calling card collection from French and Russian acquaintances; a log from the frigate HMS Lizard during the Revolutionary War; documents relating to the service of Naval hero Asa Curtis during the War of 1812; and a scrapbook of Seaman 1st… Read the rest of this entry »

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