Tag: Navy 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

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. 15, 2018

Finding Treasure in the Archives

Editor's note: The Navy Archives collects, preserves, protects, and makes available official records and donated personal collections that best embody the U.S. Navy's rich history and heritage for present and future generations. Collections often include a variety of materials, including letters, diaries, notebooks, speeches, scrapbooks,

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