The Pentagon Library is proud to be the caretaker of over 250,000 military documents. Spanning nearly 200 years of military history, the collection is comprised of current and historical regulatory, administrative, and training publications issued by the Department of the Army, the Department of Defense, and other selected government agencies. The collection is one of the most comprehensive collections of historical DOD, War Department, and Department of the Army documents anywhere, and through digization and IT efforts, we're happy to have a medium to bring our public distribution documents to a wider audience.
This research guide serves as a basic introduction to locating current and archival DoD publications, and how the Pentagon Library can help facilitate researching these collections.
Historic military documents can be applied to multiple research needs, but are most frequently applied to:
- Military History Research
- Veteran Affairs
- Litigation Disputes
- Policy Writing and Research