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Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files, compiled 1982 - 2007, documenting the period ca. 1786 - 2007

ARC Identifier 6274097 / Local Identifier 330-CFD

Series from Record Group 330: Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, 1921 - 2008

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Creator(s):Department of Defense. American Forces Information Service. Defense Visual Information Center. (1994 - ) (Most Recent)
Department of Defense. Defense Audiovisual Agency. (06/21/1979 - 09/30/1985) (Predecessor)
Department of Defense. Department of the Navy. Naval Imaging Command. (1988 - ca. 1993) (Predecessor)
Type(s) of Archival Materials:Photographs and other Graphic Materials

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:

Inclusive Dates:1982 - 2007
Coverage Dates:ca. 1786 - 2007
Date Note:These images were accumulated and maintained by the Defense Visual Information Center (DVIC) and its predecessors between 1982 and 2007. Some of the photographs were taken prior to 1982 and some of the artwork depicted date from the late 18th century.
Part Of:Record Group 330: Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, 1921 - 2008
Includes: 269667 items described in ARCSearch within this Series
Arrangement:Arranged chronologically by year the image was received by the DoD central photographic repository and thereunder numerically by agency-assigned item number.
Function and Use:The Defense Visual Information Center (DVIC) and its predecessors accumulated and maintained these photographs as a visual record of the activities of the military services, for publicity purposes, and for use by the Department of Defense (DoD), the public and other government agencies. The digital reproductions in this series were created by DVIC to facilitate access to its original analog holdings.
Access Restriction(s):Restricted - Possibly
FOIA (b)(3) Statute
FOIA (b)(6) Personal Information
FOIA (b)(7) Law Enforcement
The majority of the images in this series are not restricted. Less than one percent may be restricted due to privacy concerns, law enforcement or other statutes.
Use Restriction(s):Unrestricted
Specific Records Type(s):Digital imaging
Numbering Note:Requests for images in this series must included the record group number, series designator and image file name, which consists of the agency-assigned Still Depository Accession Number (SDAN) and format extension. (Example=330-CFD-DF-SD-04-06050.jpeg).
General Note(s):The majority of digital images with Still Depository Accession Numbers (SDAN) dating from 1982 through 1999 are digital reproductions of original analog images located in the series "Combined Military Service Photographic Files, 1982-2007" (ARC Identifier 898707). All of the images from 1982 through 1992 and 1994 are digital reproductions. 19 images from 1993, 51 images from 1995, 344 images from 1996, 145 images from 1997, 1,060 images from 1998 and 1,978 images from 1999 are born-digital. Starting in 2000, the majority of images are born-digital, but traditional analog originals are represented in each year through 2007. Approximately 165,000 images are digital reproductions and 118,500 are born-digital images in this series. Photographs where only a digital version exists have a "D" as the fourth digit of their SDAN. (Example=DF-SD-07-04342). Photographs with a "C", "T", "N" or "P" as the fourth digit are digital reproductions. The "C" stands for color negative (Example=DA-SC-99-05728), the "T" stands for transparency (Example=DD-ST-99-04300), the "N" stands for black-and-white negative (Example=DF-SN-82-09247) and the "P" stands for print (Example=DD-SP-99-04099).
Finding Aid Type:Database
Finding Aid Note:A database providing item level access to this series can be found in the series "Index to the Combined Military Service Photographic Files, 1982-2007" (ARC Identifier 6277520).
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Lifecycle Tracking Information 
Accession Number(s):LTI-0330-2012-0002
Custodial History Note:Photographs in this series taken in the field by photographers from the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps, were forwarded to each service's accessioning point or the Joint Combat Camera Center, for a determination of the images historical value. Those images considered to be of value, were then sent to the DoD central photographic repository, and added to a combined military service, central photographic file. In 2009, the National Archives accessioned those images sent to the DoD central photographic repository through 2007.



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