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NHHC Biography Collection

By Malwina Bardoni, Archivist, Navy Archives Accessioned from the Chief of Information (CHINFO) in 1974, the Biography Collection is one of the larger collections housed at the United States Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC). This collection primarily contains biographical sheets, service transcripts, Casualty Reports, obituaries, career biographies, and news …

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Navy History Matters – October 27, 2020

Compiled by Brent Hunt, Naval History and Heritage Command’s Communication and Outreach Division Welcome to Navy History Matters—our weekly compilation of articles, commentaries, and blogs related to history and heritage. Every week we’ll gather the top-interest items from a variety of media and social media sources and then link you …

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The Spanish-American War in Glass

By Eden Marie Picazo, Archivist, Navy Archives In 2014, United States Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) photo archivists rediscovered a donation in their backlog of unprocessed collections containing approximately 325 original glass plate photographs from the Spanish-American War and the Philippine-American War. Based on the inscription located at the …

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“Crossing the Line” in the Pacific War

By Michael D Rhodes, Reference Archivist, Histories & Archives While commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War Two, we reflect on the life of Harry H. Keith, a graduate of the United States Naval Academy in 1923, who commanded several ships over his Navy career. As a member …

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You Never Know What You’re Going to Find

By: Ms. Amanda Shaw, Archivist, Naval History and Heritage Command “Mostly Class 1924,” from the Harold B. “Min” Miller Collection, 1924 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 …

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