This week marks graduation for the Class of 2010 across the nation. High school students may be graduating and heading off to enlist in the Navy, and Naval Academy Midshipmen and NROTC students are soon ready to begin their careers as Navy officers. As part of our incredible collection the Navy Department Library contains some of the books that mark these momentous occasions.
Lucky Bags are an incredible resource from the Naval Academy and our collection dates from 1849 to 2001. We also have NROTC year books from universities and colleges such as Notre Dame, Marquette University, and the University of Washington. There are even books from the Officer Candidate School in Rhode Island from the 1950s and 1960s. Our collections also include large runs of training or recruit books from Naval Training Centers in San Diego, Orlando, Great Lakes, and Bainbridge.
While not every year or company is represented it is still an impressive and treasured collection. For a more complete listing of the training and education yearbooks in our library please visit our website. These books are available to the public in our library spaces or in some cases inter-library loans may be requested if you are unable to visit us in person.