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Archives & Special Collections  

The Archives & Special Collections Branch is the official repository for U.S. Marine Corps film, slides, and videos. We also collect personal papers of Marines of all ranks, oral histories, memoirs, rare books & maps.
Last Updated: Feb 17, 2016 URL: http://guides.grc.usmcu.edu/archives Print Guide Email Alerts

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Registration starts 13 June for kids, teens & adults

Visit our Summer Reading page for all the details!


* Work smarter, not harder. Marine Corps reading list books count towards prizes in the Base Library Summer Reading Program! Git sum!

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Visit our social media sites for daily updates and items from our collections on Marine Corps history, including trivia, people, archival documents, photographs, videos and more!


Welcome to the Archives and Special Collections

Effective immediately, the Archives Branch of the Marine Corps History Division is reopened for business in room 207A of the Gray Research Center. Operating hours are Monday through Friday, 0730-1700.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the move to the Simmons History Center has been postponed to a date to be determined. Please watch our website for announcements regarding the schedule of the closing and move. (www.history.usmc.mil)

If you have any questions, please contact the Archives Branch at 703-784-4685 or archivesreference@grc.usmcu.edu.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience.


  • Marine Corps Aviation
    Celebrating 100 years of Marine Corps aviation with images, documents, audio and video from the Archives about our pioneer aviators and more.
  • Montford Point Marines 1942-1949
    These pioneering African-American Marines added to the rich history of the Marine Corps and paved the way for future service members of all backgrounds to serve with distinction.


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