1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 23, 2021 11:57 AM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking Online Access Military Contracts prior to 1965

    Timothy Murphy Newbie

      Can anyone direct me to online access to "Military prime contracts awarded" prior to the year 1965. If not, can anyone direct me to obtaining hard copy of such documents through FOIA? I am searching for specific contracts between a manufacturer and the United States Navy between 1943 and 1965. I cannot find any access in NARA.

      Thanks in advance for any help.

        • Re: Seeking Online Access Military Contracts prior to 1965
          Jason Atkinson Ranger

          Dear Mr. Murphy,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 203 record series relating to contracts and the Department of the Navy. These records have not been digitized and are not available online. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at Archives2reference@nara.gov.


          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. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!