Tag: Archives

Oct. 29, 2020

Finding the Needle in the Haystack, aka Processing 101

You've just heard the U.S. Navy Archives, a part of the United States Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), has recently received a new collection of documents regarding Operation Deep Freeze. Score! You've been looking for some new material for your research paper. You try to schedule an appointment only to be told the collection is not yet

Oct. 20, 2020

You Never Know What You're Going to Find

The Archivists at the United States Navy Archives perform many different tasks. The Reference Archivists provide reference services to the public and to the fleet by providing information and access to archival materials and collections. Before these archival materials and collections can be made available though, they have to be processed. The

Nov. 27, 2019

"This is Dad's letter!"

Photo of Y3c Richard Calvin McVay submitted by his family to the United States Navy Memorial Log. McVay served from February 1944-April 1946....

Feb. 25, 2019

A Century of Service with the U.S. Navy Photo Archive

January 2019 marked the 100-year anniversary of the creation of the U.S. Navy's Photo Archive, currently held at the Naval History and Heritage Command at the Washington Navy Yard. The Navy's collection of historical records predates the National Archives (established in 1934) and originally began in the Office of Naval Records and Library

Oct. 25, 2018

Before you Donate to our Archives, Here's What You Need to Know

"I've got something you'll really be interested in!" "I've got photographs you've never seen before."As the Accessioning Archivist and Lead Photo Archivist, we are the point people for accepting textual and photographic donations into the Navy Archives. We hear the above statements quite frequently either through email messages, phone calls, or

Oct. 3, 2018

What is an Archivist?

I'm an Archivist. Every Archivist I know has received blank stares after making this statement. Archivists have grown accustomed to this look and will generally wait until cartoon question marks float above the head of the inquisitor as more familiar, similar-sounding professions are explored: Archaeologist? Activist? Anarchist?! But, more often

April 11, 2017

National Library Workers Day: The Navy Department Library

[media:1:large]The goal of the Navy Department Library is to preserve its history and traditions, and to serve as a repository of its institutional knowledge. With our vast collection of books, monographs and primary source items, the library provides reference services to the Navy and the public at large, and can have real world applications.Q:

Oct. 5, 2016

Ask An Archivist Day

In support of #AskAnArchivist, we linked up with one of our own, Suzanne Scott, Naval History and Heritage Command Archivist. She took us through NHHC's stacks and answered our biggest questions along the way. We also got an opportunity to open a few boxes and saw some pretty neat pieces of history!Q: Why does the Navy need an archivist?The Navy