Military History Publications
We offer a selection of guides, finding aids, microfilm catalogs, and special archival publications useful to anyone, especially scholars, archivists, historians, and researchers, interested in military history.
Titles, descriptions and ordering information are listed below.
American Women and the U.S. Armed Forces: A Guide to the Records of Military Agencies in the National Archives Relating to American Women
Covering the last two centuries, the records highlighted in this volume discuss women as participants in and victims of war, suppliers of military goods and services, and wives and mothers of soldiers. 1992.
Confederacy: A Guide to the Archives of the Government of the Confederate States of America
This companion volume to The Union is a guide to the official archives of the government of the Confederate States of America. 1986.
Guide to Records Relating to US Military Participation in World War II (Part 1) Superseded
This series of guides identifies and describes the activities of the many military agencies that had a role in World War II. 1996.
Guide to Records Relating to US Military Participation in World War II (Part 2) Superseded
This second volume identifies and describes records in the National Archives that document the activities of the many military agencies involved in armaments production and procurement, lend-lease, stockpiling and consumption of strategic and conventional industrial materials, shipbuilding, military construction, protection of the Western Hemisphere, logistical support, services furnished to personnel, surveys of soldier attitudes, and detention of POWs and civilian internees. 1998.
Holocaust-Era Assets: A Finding Aid to Records at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland
This aid to locating records in the National Archives focuses primarily on efforts to identify, recover, and restitute assets hidden or stolen by Nazi Germany during World War II. 1999.
Union: A Guide to Federal Archives Relating to the Civil War
This guide provides an opportunity to study the vast collection of US Government documents in the National Archives that relate to the Civil War. 1962/1986.
Woman's War Too: U.S. Women in the Military in World War II
More than 350,000 women volunteered to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces in World War II. This volume, comprising the proceedings of a conference held at the National Archives at College Park, is a compelling account of these volunteers' groundbreaking efforts to establish women's units within the traditional military service branches. 1996.