The Naval Historical Center is the official history program of the Department of the Navy. Its lineage dates back to 1800 with the founding of the Navy Department Library by President John Adams. The Center now includes a museum, art gallery, research library, archives, and curator as well as research and writing programs. The Center's origins form a rich history in themselves.
Excellent resource for historians, students, and those with a curiosity about the history of the United States Navy. The site contains numerous primary documents, bibliographies, biographies, and narrative accounts. Holdings are particularly extensive with regards to naval conflicts from the Revolutionary War to the present. Additionally, information is available on source holdings available outside the Naval Historical Center (organized by state). Easily searchable and well organized by topic and chronology.