National Archives at Philadelphia

The National Archives at Philadelphia


U.S. Navy and Coast Guard deck logs related to the Vietnam Era will be closed for research due to a digitization agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The following records at The National Archives at Philadelphia will close on December 9, 2019: RG 26, Logbooks of U.S. Coast Guard Stations and Vessels, 1960-1975.

Individual deck logs will be made available for research as soon as possible after they are digitized. NARA expects the digitization to be complete in early 2020. The digitization is necessary to support the processing of claims by veterans and will also support greater public access.



We hold permanent records created by Federal agencies and courts in the following areas:
  • Delaware
  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia
  • Maryland
  • Virginia

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14700 Townsend Road

Philadelphia, PA 19154-1096

Phone:  215-305-2044

Fax:  215-305-2052



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