Resources of the Historian's Office & Historical Archive
These files consist of all or part of the following: photography, "Welcome Aboard" pamphlets, official histories, news clips, decommissioning documents, scrapbooks, and operational highlights. Please note that cutter logbooks are found at the collections of the National Archives.
These files cover each distinct lightship that served with the Lighthouse Service or Coast Guard as well as the various stations these vessels were moored on. The files consist primarily of photography along with limited documentation dating from the World War II-era to the mid-1980s.
These files cover significant maritime disasters, including merchant vessel incidents, floods, hurricanes, oil spills, and major search-and-rescue incidents. The files consist of photography, some official documentation, and newsprint. Please not that his collection consists of incidents since 1950 up to the advent of the electronic age of the late-1990s.
These files consist of official biographies of senior officers and famous Coast Guard personnel. Please note that official personnel jackets of retired and/or deceased personnel are held by the National Archives.
Aviation & Aircraft Files
These files consist of photography of the various types of aircraft that Coast guard has flown along with subject files for most Coast Guard-related aviation subjects.
These files consist of photography of most of the lighthouses and lighthouse stations in the United States. Many date from the later-19th Century through the 1970s and include official photos of the light towers with many having images of the keepers' quarters and other buildings on the light station's grounds.
District & Station Files
These files consist of photography of Coast Guard, Life-Saving Service, and Lighthouse Service deports, offices, and shore stations.
These files consist of a wide-range of materials regarding a number of diverse subjects including the history of the Service's various missions, roles during the nation's wars, minorities, uniforms, and women, among others. The files are arranged alphabetically.
This collection consists primarily of personal record collections, scrap books, photographs, official and personal correspondence, and order books, etc., that were put together and kept by various Coast Guardsmen.
Atkins Hall, on the campus of St. Elizabeth's Hospital, circa 2014.
The Coast Guard Historian's Office is located here.