Military Records

Marine Corps Records

Please note:  Although some of these records have been digitized and made available online, there are many records that are only available in paper or microfilm format at NARA locations.

In the National Archives, researchers can find records on the United States Marine Corps ranging from the capturing of the shores of Tripoli to the doctrine of modern amphibious and combined arms operations. In facilities across the country, the National Archives preserves and makes available the permanent records of the offices of the United States Marine Corps (USMC). As you plan your research, consider these questions: when, where and what commands held jurisdiction within the U.S. Marine Corps?

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