United States Navy Archives Historical Records and Documents Collection
The Story of You in Navy Blue
One of larger collections at the Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives, The United States Navy focuses on the Enlisted Men and Women who served in the Navy during the Twentieth Century. One of the more popular sections of the GG Archives are those covering the WAVES, and our United States Naval Training Center graduation / Yearbooks books collection.
The Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives has a excellent collection of materials on the United States Navy. Below are links to our collections within this subject category.
United States Navy Archive Sections
Our library of books by or about the United States Navy include pictorials, training manuals, topical subject matter books, history, ships and submarines, published from the early 1900s though current releases.
Topics covered include: Aviation; Navy Careers, Naval Facilities, Naval Reserves, Navy Women, Recruits and Training, Ships and Submarines, Special Programs, US Naval Training Centers, War Time, and WAVES / SPARS.
The Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives has a number of Cruise Books from deployments of Aircraft Carriers of the U.S. Navy including the Coral Sea (CVA-43); Enterprise (CVN-65); Nimitz (CVN-68); Ranger (CVA-61); Saratoga (CVA-60); and the Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71).
For reasons of security, the deed for which a man receives a decoration often cannot be fully described either in this section or in the actual citation which he receives. There may accordingly be reports here which do not tell the whole story.
Magazines in our Navy Collection include All Hands Magazine; Approach: Naval Aviation Safety Review Magazine; Naval Aviation News; Naval History Magazine; Naval Institute Proceedings Magazine; Our Navy; The Hook : Journal of Carrier Aviation; and Others.
Some of the newsletters in our collection include the Norfolk Seabag (US Naval Training Center); The Naval Reservist, and the WAVES News Letter.
Recruit Graduation Yearbooks for the United States Naval Training Centers at Bainbridge, Maryland (The Compass); Great Lakes (The Keel); Orlando, Florida (Rudder); and San Diego, California (The Anchor).
U.S. Navy Articles
Navy Rehabilitation Program Refits Disabled Men For Further Military Duty or Return to Private Life as Strong, Useful, Self-Sustaining Citizens.
On this particular day I'm aboard Roosevelt Roads Naval Air Station's solitary crash/rescue boat, putting together a story about the vessel's purpose and function.
Other Collections (Not Digitized)
- Historical Documents from Sailors
- Navy Training Courses
- United States Navy Floating Museums
World War 2 Ship's Archives and Repository
- USS Carina (AK-74)
- USS Matar (AK 119)
Note: We have a special project pertaining to the two WWII ships that would be ideally suited to a retired Navy Veteran.