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SELECT LIST OF U.S. ARMY RECORDS REPOSITORIES

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  • Claim files for pensions based on Federal military service, 1775-1916, and bounty land warrant application files based on wartime service, 1775-1855.
  • Regular Army enlisted personnel serving from 1789 through 31 October 1912, and officers serving from 1789 through 30 June 1917.
  • Records relating to persons who served in the Confederate States Army from 1861 through 1865.
  • Volunteer service of persons serving during an emergency and whose service was considered to be in the Federal interest during the period of 1775-1902.
  • Unit morning reports prior to 1917.
  • Unit operational records prior to 1939.
  • Unit rosters prior to 1917.

Military Reference Branch
National Archives and Records Administration
Washington, DC 20408

(202) 501-5430
Website:  http://www.nara.gov

  • Officers separated after 30 June 1917, and enlisted personnel separated after 31 October 1912.

(Note:  A fire in 1973 destroyed 80% of Army personnel records discharged between 1 Nov 1912 - 1 Jan 1960)

National Personnel Records Center
(Military)
9700 Page Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63132-5100

DSN 693-7131
(314) 263-7454
Website: http://www.nara.gov/regional/mpr.html

  • Awards to individuals still on active duty.
U.S. Total Army Personnel Command
ATTN: Military Awards Branch
Hoffman Building II
200 Stovall Street
Alexandria, VA 22332-0400

DSN 221-8699
(703) 325-8699

  • Awards to individuals no longer in the service or on active duty.
Army Reserve Personnel Center
9700 Page Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63132-5100

DSN 693-7573
(314) 263-7573
Website: http://www.nara.gov/regional/mpr.html
  • Morning reports from 1917-1974.

(The Army discontinued the use of morning reports in 1974, changing to personnel data cards. These cards also are on file at the National Personnel Records Center.)

  • Unit rosters for the Regular Army from 1917 to the present.
National Personnel Records Center (Military)
ATTN: NCPMA-O
9700 Page Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63132-5100

DSN 593-7145
(314) 263-7131
1-800-318-5298

  • Unit operational records, 1939-1954, and from 1954 to present for units that served in Southeast Asia.
Textural Reference Branch National
Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740

(301) 713-7250

  • Unit operational records from 1954 to the present for units that did not serve in southeast Asia; organizational history files, 1955-1979.
Freedom of Information Act and
Privacy Division
Hoffman Building I, Room 1146
2461 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22331-0301

DSN 221-6163
(703) 325-6163

  • Organizational history files from 1980 to the present.

 

  • Information pertaining to unit lineage and honors.
U.S. Army Center of Military History
ATTN: DAMH-FPO
103 Third Avenue
Fort McNair, DC 20319-5058

DSN 325-2733
(202) 685-2733
Website: www.army.mil/cmh-pg/

  • Rosters for Army Reserve units from 1917 to the present.
Army Reserve Personnel Center
ATTN: DARP-PAR-SSD
9700 Page Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63132-5200

DSN 693-0479
(314) 263-0479

  • Active Army general officer biographies.

 

  • General reference materials pertaining to the history of the U.S. Army.
U.S. Army Center of Military History
ATTN: DAMH-FPR
103 Third Avenue
Fort McNair, DC 20319-5058

DSN 325-4042
(202) 685-4042
Website: http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/

  • Official photographs pertaining to the U.S. Army from 1961-1988.
Still Picture Branch
Special Archives Division
National Archives and Records
Administration
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740-6001

(301) 713-6660

  • Official photographs and videos pertaining to the U.S. Army within the most recent 8-year period.
Defense Visual Information Center
1363 Z Street Center
March AFB, CA 92518-2727

DSN 348-1505
(909) 413-1505

  • Motion pictures from 1898 to the present.
Motion Picture and Video Branch
Special Archives Division
National Archives and Records
Administration
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740-6001

(301) 713-7060

  • Unofficial materials, including unit histories, personal papers, diaries, and photographs; selected official papers also are available.
U.S. Army Military History Institute
Carlisle Barracks, PA 17013-5008

DSN 242-3611
(717) 245-3611

Website:  http://www.carlisle.army.mil/usamhi/
  • Heraldic data; information concerning flags, colors, streamers, guidons, insignia, and uniforms.
U.S. Army Institute of Heraldry
9235 Gunston Road, Room S-112
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5579

DSN 656-4968/4969
(703) 806-4968/4969

  • Identification of Army historical property; location and disposition of Army historical property, to include ordnance, flags, accouterments, military materiel, and associated artifacts.
U.S. Army Center of Military History
ATTN: DAMH-MD
1099 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005-3402

DSN 763-5373
(202) 761-5373

Website:   http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/
  • Records concerning units in or assigned to the U.S. Army Air Forces.
U.S. Air Force Historical Research Agency
600 Chennault Circle
Maxwell AFB, AL 35112-6424

DSN 493-5342
(334) 953-5342