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Dear Mr. Rodriguez,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Reports and Messages, 1950-1951 in the Records of the Army Staff (Record Group 319) that contains 5 files related to the Canary Islands. These records have not been digitized. Please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at firstname.lastname@example.org for access to and information about these and similar records.
In the Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs (Record Group 165), we located 10 file units and 1 series of records related to the Canary Islands in the 1940s. Some of these records have been digitized and may be viewed online in the Catalog. Please contact RDT2 with any questions you have about these records.
We also located 56 file units related to the Canary Islands in the 1940s and 1950s in the Records of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (Record Group 38) that may contain some relevant information. These records have not been digitized. For additional information about any specific records, please contact the National Archives reference unit listed in each Catalog description.
In addition, we suggest expanding your search to include broader topics like general military planning, post-war planning, or base development. For example, the series Restricted General Administrative Files, 1941-1946 in the Records of Naval Operating Forces (Record Group 313) includes records related to post-war planning for the construction and development of military bases, and the series Secret General Administrative Files, 1945 in Record Group 313 contains base development plans. The series Planning Branch Records, 1940-1952 in Record Group 38 was maintained by the Office of Naval Intelligence and includes records related to post-war plans. These records have not been digitized. You may contact RDT2 for more information about them.
Next, we suggest that you use the National Archives Catalog to explore other potentially relevant records. The Advanced Search feature allows you to search within a specific record group and/or time frame, too.
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Finally, please contact the Naval History and Heritage Command, the US Army Center of Military History, the Air Force Historical Research Agency, and the Historical Office of the Office of the Secretary of Defense to see if they can offer you further assistance.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!
Dear Ms. Salyer,
Many thanks for your help. I can say wihtout doubt that the staff of NARA archives is one of the most attentive and helpful.