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Photographs of U.S. and Foreign Naval Vessels, compiled 1883 - 1972

ARC Identifier 513052 / Local Identifier 19-NN

Series from Record Group 19: Records of the Bureau of Ships, 1940 - 1966

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Type(s) of Archival Materials:Photographs and other Graphic Materials
Contact(s):

National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RD-DC-S), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001. PHONE: 301-837-0561; FAX: 301-837-3621; EMAIL: stillpix@nara.gov.

 
Inclusive Dates:1883 - 1972
Part Of:Record Group 19: Records of the Bureau of Ships, 1940 - 1966
Includes: 13211 items described in ARCSearch within this Series
Arrangement:Part I- Arranged by a three-number dash system, which corresponds to the system used by the Bureau of C and R to organize ship plans (EXAMPLE- 5-2-1, 5-2-2, 5-2-3). Approx. 30 unnumbered glass negatives have been placed at the end of Part I. The full explanation for the dash system cannot be determined, but the following pattern is evident- the 1st set of numbers corresponds roughly to a chronological progression; same type vessels (i.e., battleships, cruisers, submarines) are usually grouped together (2nd set of numbers); and within each group, individual vessels usually proceed alphabetical by name of ship, with multiple views of a particular vessel running consecutively (third set of numbers). Oversize glass negs also follow the dash numbering system, with the exception of a small group (262 negs) numbered with a single set of digits (EX:- 6800). This sequence bears no relation to the sequence in Part II. Part II- Arranged in a single-number seq. (1 thru 118199) that corresponds roughly to the chronological order in which C and R or BuShips rec'd the original negative or generated the copy neg. Oversize film negs and majority of the misc negatives also follow this arrangement. A small group of misc negatives (c. 130) are unnumbered or numbered with no relation to the systems used in Parts I, II, or III. Part III- Majority are arranged alphabetical by vessel-type letter code, thereunder numerical by official Naval hull number, and thereunder numerical by negative number (as in Part II, the numbers correspond very roughly to the chronological order in which the original negs were rec'd or copy negs were generated). EX:- Nuclear submarines are designated SSN; the USS Nautilus is SSN-571; Nautilus negs span 147355 to 150557, with many gaps. Approx the 1st 5,000 negs in Part III are exceptions to this letter code/hull number scheme. These negs follow a simple numerical order, continuing the sequence (118200 thru 141671, with numerous gaps) of Part II.
Access Restriction(s):Unrestricted
Use Restriction(s):Restricted - Possibly
Copyright
Copyright restrictions may apply to the use of any negatives specifically credited to a private photographer or photographic agency. In the case of glass negatives, such credits can often be found inscribed on the negatives themselves; in other cases, credits can be found on negative jackets. Any negatives in this series made in fulfillment of a government contract, will not have any copyright restrictions. Some or all of the images in this series may be subject to copyright or other intellectual property restrictions.
Numbering Note:Part I: Record Group, Series Designator, Item Number assigned under the original C and R dash system. EXAMPLE- 19-N(Neg)-4-20-15. Oversize glass negatives are numbered in the same fashion, with the exceptions noted in the Arrangement Statement, above. Part II- Record Group, Series, Item Number assigned under the revised C and R/BuShips straight numbering system. EXAMPLE- 19-N(Neg)-22338. Oversize film negatives are numbered in the same fashion. Miscellaneous film negatives are also numbered in this fashion, with the exceptions noted in the Arrangement Statement, above. Part III- Record Group, Series, Vessel-type Letter Code, Hull Number, Item Number assigned under BuShips straight numbering system. EXAMPLE- 19-N(Neg)-SSN-571-147358. Exceptions, as noted in the Arrangement Statement, are numbered in the same way as Part II entries.
General Note(s):Three card indexes, cumulatively designated 19-Z, provide access to various portions of the negative series. A microfilm copy of the negatives in this series is also available in the Research Room.
 
Finding Aid Type:Index
Finding Aid Note:Index I covers, for the most part, Part I of the negative series. The majority of the approximately 40,125 cards in this section proceed alphabetical by name of vessel, and thereunder alphabetical by the title of the view (i.e., Bow starboard . . Main deck looking forward) corresponding to each negative. Many of the cards refer to dash-number negatives that were evidently once part of C and R holdings, but, for unknown reasons, were not included in the National Archives accession.
  
Finding Aid Type:Index
Finding Aid Note:Index II, consisting of some 40,550 cards, is by far the most inclusive of the finding aids. This index covers virtually all of the items in Part II of the negative series, as well as the oversize film negatives, the majority of the miscellaneous negatives, approximately 25% of the Part I negatives, and approximately 13% of the Part III negatives (the first 5,000, plus very scattered items thereafter). This index is organized alphabetical by vessel-type letter code and, thereunder, numerical by hull number; most cards list multiple negative numbers corresponding to related views of a particular vessel. Indexes II and III are located in the card catalogue area of the NARA Research Room; Index I is located in the stacks. For more detailed accounts of these card indexes, see description for Record Group 19, Series Z.
  
Finding Aid Type:Index
Finding Aid Note:Index III, incorporating some 2100 cards, bears no connection to Part III of the negatives. Instead, Index III is a guide to the oversize glass negatives. The bulk of the index proceeds alphabetical by name of vessel, with each card listing the title of a particular view and the corresponding negative number. Indexes II and III are located in the card catalogue area of the NARA Research Room; Index I is located in the stacks. For more detailed accounts of these card indexes, see description for Record Group 19, Series Z.
 
Variant Control Number(s):NAIL Control Number: NWDNS-19-NN

 

 
 

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