2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 1, 2021 7:53 PM by Brenda Montano

    Researching a letter written re: Navy correspondence

    Brenda Montano Newbie


      I am trying to find a particular letter that was referenced in a book called "Black Soldier/White Navy" by John Darrell Sherwood. In the book the citation reads as follows: ATC, Ernest V. Barial, Memorandum to Secretary of the Navy, Subj: Navy Equal Opportunity/Race Relations Program, 14 June 1976, 5350 Files, 1975, oo Records, A.R.


      By the above citation, it is difficult to read where I could begin finding this letter. An attempt to contact the author was unsuccessful. I would like to be able to request a copy of the letter. Thank you.

        • Re: Researching a letter written re: Navy correspondence
          James Huntoon Adventurer

          Dear Brenda Montano:


          Thank you for posting on History Hub!


          I searched the National Archives Catalog and did not see anything relating to the letter you are trying to locate.  But, the National Archives at College Park may hold this letter and can be reached at Archives2reference@nara.gov.


          You may also want to contact the Naval History and Heritage Command archives to see if they hold the letter.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT2. Also, the National Personnel Records Center is servicing only urgent requests related to homeless veterans, medical emergencies, and funerals which may be faxed to 314-801-0764.  We thank you for your patience and look forward to resuming normal operations when the public health emergency has ended.


          I hope this information is helpful.