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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: Sep 30, 2016 URL: http://guides.grc.usmcu.edu/archives Print Guide Email Alerts

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Effective 15 August 2016, the Archives is closed in order to move operations to a new facility. Limited services are available for official Marine Corps business. Read more...

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Welcome to the Archives and Special Collections


Effective immediately, the Archives Branch of the Marine Corps History Division is CLOSED, in order to move operations to a new facility.

The Archives will provide limited services for official Marine Corps business by Marine Corps units, commands, and agencies, including the Veterans Administration. Submit such requests to: MCU_ARCHIVES at usmcu.edu

Walk-in services are not available.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

Please check the History Division website for updates on our status, beginning in September.


  • 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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