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Vis-Aid Index to the General Photographic Files of the Department of the Navy, compiled 1958 - 1981

ARC Identifier 558502 / Local Identifier 428-GX

Series from Record Group 428: General Records of the Department of the Navy, 1941 - 2004

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Creator(s):Department of Defense. Department of the Navy. Naval Photographic Center. (09/18/1947 - ?)
Type(s) of Archival Materials:Photographs and other Graphic Materials

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Inclusive Dates:1958 - 1981
Part Of:Record Group 428: General Records of the Department of the Navy, 1941 - 2004
Includes: 5 items described in ARCSearch within this Series
Arrangement:Index is divided into seven basic sections . . . 1) Vessels, arranged alphabetically by Navy class designator and thereunder by hull number (e.g., attack aircraft carrier is CVA; the USS Kitty Hawk is CVA-63); 2) Personalities, arranged alphabetically by surname; 3) Navy Art, with three sub-sections arranged alphabetically by artist's name, alphabetically by title of painting, and alphabetically by painting subject; 4) General Subjects (places, professions, organizations, events, facilities, processes, etc.), arranged alphabetically; 5) Operations, arranged by classification ("operation," "project," or "exercise"), thereunder alphabetically by Navy code name, thereunder chronologically by operation, project, or exercise date (e.g., Operations -- Deckhouse I, Deckhouse II, etc.); 6) Aircraft, arranged by sponsor (Navy, Air Force, Army, commercial), thereunder alphabetically by type designator (e.g., Navy: A-1, A-3, A-4, etc.); and 7) Weapons, arranged alphabetically by general type, thereunder alphabetically by specific type designator (e.g., Gun -- 50 mm. . . . Missiles -- Sparrow II).
Access Restriction(s):Unrestricted
Use Restriction(s):Unrestricted
Numbering Note:Record Group, Series, Box Number, Slide- Transparency-Negative sequence ("N," "K," or "KN"), and Navy- assigned item number. Navy-assigned numbers correspond to chronological sequence in which images were processed by the NPC or its successor. EXAMPLES: 428-GX-113-K-131341; 428-GX-732-N- 1127660.
Finding Aid Type:Other
Finding Aid Note:A NARA generated list indicates the beginning and ending subject headings for each box of the vis-aid index (e.g., Box 69: CVA-64, Anchored through CVA-64, Personnel . . . Box 511: Launching Gantry through Lemoore, California Naval Air Station). Box list is available in the NARA Research Room Finding Aid Drawer. For information on the photographic production of particular Navy units (vessels, squadrons, other establishments), see the Navy-generated cross-reference index (Record Group 428, Series GXC). See also the shelflist (Record Group 428, Series SL), which provides a central file numerical listing of 1958-1981 negatives, slides, and transparencies.
Variant Control Number(s):NAIL Control Number: NWDNS-428-GX
Lifecycle Tracking Information 
Accession Number(s):NN3-428-90-003



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