1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 23, 2021 1:17 PM by Rachael Salyer

    Looking for Navy contracts with Sylvania Electric Products, Inc.

    Joshua Brooks Newbie

      I am researching contracts between the Dept. of the Navy and a contractor named Sylvania Electric Products Inc. The contract was for work to be done in Hicksville, NY (on Long Island). The date range of this contract or any relevant contracts is between 1957 and 1966. Any assistance?

        • Re: Looking for Navy contracts with Sylvania Electric Products, Inc.
          Rachael Salyer Tracker

          Dear Mr. Brooks,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Index to Technical Library Documents, ca. 1949 - ca. 1970 and the series Technical Reports and Related Documents, ca. 1949 - ca. 1970 in the Records of the Naval Ship Systems Command (Record Group 344) that contain some information about Sylvania Electric Products, Inc. These records have not been digitized. For access to and information about these and similar records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at archives2reference@nara.gov.


          We also located the series Project Vanguard Contract Case Files, 1955-1959 in the Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Record Group 255) and the series Research and Development Files, 1947-1969 in the Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations (Record Group 342) that contain some records related to Sylvania. You may contact RDT2 for assistance with these non-digitized records, as well.


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          We hope this information is helpful, and best of luck with your research!