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.

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History of Blacks in the Coast Guard From 1790 (1976)

Narrative history of Blacks in the Coast Guard and its predecessor service, published in 1976. It was written by SK3 Linda E. Townsend, USCGR; PA3 Dupree Davenport, USCG & USCG Public Affairs Office. These authors utilized the article "Blacks and Cutters" researched, written and published by former USCG Chief Historian Truman Strobridge.

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