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Intelligence and Technical archives

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-08

Scope and Contents

Military and technical intelligence sources covering foreign countries and the U.S. Navy, including reports, correspondence, and studies on aspects of war planning, logistics, aviation, military and naval forces, operations, political conditions and vessels; Attaché reports treating military conditions and preparedness of Europe, the Far East and Latin America, 1914–1918; ONI translations of documents relating to the WWII German Navy, including the war diary of the German Naval Staff, Operations Division, 1939–1944; War diaries of Captain, U-Boats, Italy, Norway and war diary of Admiral, Black Sea, 1941–1944; Miscellaneous reports, translations and documents regarding German military forces in WWII, 1926–1947; Battleship Conference, 1908; Summer Conference, 1910; Amphibious Warfare Study, 1950; Atlantic Fleet Service Force, Administrative History, 1943–1945; U.S. Pacific Fleet Operations Reports, 1950–1953; Operation Neptune, Force J, Operations Orders, May 1944; Korean War, U.S. Pacific Fleet, 25 June 1950–27 July 1953, Evaluation Reports for Fleet Marine Ground and Air, Naval Logistics, Communications, Personnel and Medical and Dental; Navy Training Plans for USS Iowa and USS New Jersey, 1982.


  • Creation: 1885-1982
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1910-1940


Conditions Governing Access

Access is open to all researchers, unless otherwise specified.

Conditions Governing Use

Material in this collection is in the public domain, unless otherwise noted.


111 Linear Feet (166 archival boxes, 1 oversize box)

Language of Materials



The Intelligence and Technical archives are comprised of the records of the Naval War College Classified Library, which in the early years of the twentieth century, was called "The Archives." This record group is composed of three series. Series I is military and technical intelligence; series II, World War Attache reports; and series III, ONI translations of German Naval documents from the period 1933-1945. This record group is a research collection of material retained for permanent reference for Naval War College staff and students in the pursuit of their professional studies.


This collection is arranged into the following series:

  1. Part I: Military Intelligence, 1871-1947; Part II: Technical Intelligence, 1857-1953
  2. World War I Military Intelligence, 1914-1918 and undated
  3. ONI Translations of documents relating to the German Navy, 1934-1958 and undated

Custodial History

This material was maintained at the Naval War College until January 1951 when portions of the collection were shipped to the Records Management Center, Garden City, Long Island. The records were returned to the Naval War College in 1971, and in 1979, the entire collection was reconstituted and its disparate parts returned.

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Repository Details

Part of the Naval War College Archives Repository

US Naval War College
686 Cushing Rd
Newport RI 02841 US