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Naval Historical Collection Archives

NHC is the U.S. Naval War College's institutional archives and the repository for manuscripts, oral histories, special collections, and rare books relating to the history of the College, naval warfare, and the navies in Narrangansett Bay. Discover materials in NHC's collections by searching finding aids with keywords, names, or subjects. Digital versions of documents or images may be available for download, but in most instances you must make an appointment to view these non-circulating collections in the NHC's Reading Room. For more information on how to use this site, please visit our FAQ.

Mahan Hall, home to NHC at the Naval War College, is temporarily closed to undergo a comprehensive renovation. To accommodate the extensive work involved, all archival collections have been relocated to an off-site storage facility and will remain off-site for the duration of the project, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2023. During this time, the NHC Archives are unavailable for research, digitization services are suspended, and there is no access to the building.

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


For more information about NHC, please visit our FAQ or email us at