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.
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!
FYI - We're Moving!
Effective 7 December 2015, the Archives Branch of the Marine Corps History Division will be closed in order to make the move to our new home in the new Simmons History Center.
During this time, the Archives Branch will provide limited services to support official Marine Corps business only: this includes requests from Marine Corps units, commands, agencies, and the Veterans Administration. Please submit requests to: archivesreference at grc.usmcu.edu.
As walk-in visits cannot be supported during this time, requests should be submitted in writing to: archivesreference at grc.usmcu.edu.
Please watch the website (www.mcu.usmc.mil/historydivision) beginning in February 2016 for our reopening date, and new contact information.
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.