Plan Research Visit
Information about the Collections
Subject guides and finding aids are available to help researchers identify sources in the Naval Historical Collection (NHC) that may be relevant to their research. An increasing number of digital collections are also available. Researchers are encouraged to contact NHC staff to discuss their research in advance of their visit.
Hours and Directions
The Naval Historical Collection Reading Room is located on the first floor of Mahan Hall. The Reading Room is open Wednesdays and Fridays, 1000 to 1600.
General directions to the Naval War College are available online.
Registration and Guidelines
All researchers are required to complete an Application for Research and adhere to the Reading Room Policies. The application and policies can be emailed upon request.
Researchers from Outside of the Naval War College
Researchers from outside of the Naval War College are welcome to conduct research in the Naval Historical Collection. Outside researchers however must contact the NHC Reading Room at least two weeks in advance of their visit and provide their full name, date of birth, and social security number in order to be vetted by Navy security to gain access to Naval Station Newport.