U.S. Naval War College Archives

The NWC Archives supports the U.S. Naval War College’s (NWC) teaching and research requirements through the collection and preservation of archival material documenting the administrative and curricular activities of the college, and the history of naval activity in Narragansett Bay.

NWC Archives/Naval Historical Collection

Highlighting the Past

Established in 1969 and located in Mahan Hall, the NHC's primary source material are of interest to naval historians, scholars, and students of American military and diplomatic history, Naval War College students, faculty and staff, and the general public.

The NWC Archives is temporarily closed due to a building renovation.

During this time, the Archives is unavailable for research and digitization services are suspended. New donations are not accepted at this time; our donations program is on hold until further notice.

Although the physical collections are inaccessible during renovation, we encourage researchers to continue to use our online collections website to discover digital versions of documents and images from the collection.

NWC Archives Strategic Plan and Annual Report

U.S. Naval Historical Collection Archives Strategic Plan FY 21-23

The NWC Archives seeks to preserve the information and personal stories that address the critical issues of past and future naval warfare, joint planning at the strategic, operational, and tactical level, and the role of the U.S. Navy in the local, national, and global community.

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College Archives

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Oral Histories

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Special Collections

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Rare Books

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Donate Manuscripts and Records

The NWC Archives is not currently accepting donations at this time. Our donations program is on hold until further notice. Prospective donors may submit items for consideration into the NWC Museum collection by completing this form.

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