Historic Documents

Documents, including copies, reproductions and scans of documents, reports, articles, publications, etc., detailing the U.S. Coast Guard and its five predecessor agencies: the Revenue Cutter Service, the Life-Saving Service, the Lighthouse Service, the Bureau of Navigation, and the Steamboat Inspection Service from the Coast Guard Archives and Special Collections, Coast Guard, and National Archives.

NOTE: Documents provided are in the public domain.

Alex Haley's 1943 letter to NAACP

Letter Alex Haley wrote to Mr. Walter White, the Executive Secretary of the NAACP while Haley was in service on the USS Murzim in the PacificTheatre discussing Haley's experiences as an African-American in the CoastGuard; dated 26 November 1943 (courtesy of GMCM William R. Wells, II, USCG RET).

VIRIN: CGD-190524-395-001.PDF
Photo by: GMCM William R. Wells, II, USCG (Ret)
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