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Archives Branch: Campaign Collections

Official records documenting the Marine Corps' involvement in various campaigns.
Thomas Swanson in Korea, 1951


Campaign Collections in the Archives Branch


The Archives Branch maintains collections of primary sources pertaining to the Marine Corps' involvement in various campaigns, battles, occupations, police actions, and interventions around the world, dating from the Mexican-American War to the present.

The finding aids and collection indexes on this site highlight some of those collections, focusing on those that have notably unique content, are large in volume, or are frequently requested by patrons.

If you have any questions about these collections, please contact the Archives at (703) 784-4685 or

Note: When requesting materials from these collections, please provide the following information: collection name, collection number, and box number (i.e., Iwo Jima, COLL/3692, Boxes 11-14)

Contact the Archives Branch


(703) 784-4685


Archives Branch reference requests and general inquiries:

Command Chronology requests and submissions:

Archives Hours

Please call for hours of operation.


Please note: The Archives Branch is closed on weekends and on federal holidays.  Emergency closings will be posted on the Archives homepage and the Archives Facebook page.

Mailing Address

Archives Branch, Marine Corps History Division
2044 Broadway Street
Quantico, VA  22134

Before visiting the Archives Branch, please review the following information: Conducting In-Person Research

Physical Location:

2044 Broadway Street
Quantico, VA  22134

Visitors should the access the Archives via the Warner Center lobby (click here for driving directions) The Archives reference desk and reading room are on the first deck.

Base Access

Due to recent national security concerns, installation law enforcement will continue to conduct 100 percent **ID checks and an increase in vehicle inspections for the foreseeable future at all MCBQ gates. Travelers can expect increased wait times at entrances and an increase in traffic near the exits of I-95 and Route 1. **All adult passengers should be prepared to present ID at the gate - state, or federal issued. Options for teens 16 years and older are: DoD dependent ID, driver's license/permit and student ID. If younger military children have DoD IDs, please have them available.

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause, but the safety and security of the installation, personnel and family members remain a priority.

Marine Corps Base Quantico is located off of Interstate 95 in Virginia, approximately 36 miles south of Washington, DC and 20 miles north of Fredericksburg, VA.

The two closest airports are Dulles International (IAD) in Dulles, Va., and Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA) in Arlington, VA. Other transportation includes a bus terminal in nearby Triangle as well as Amtrak (1-800-872-7245) and Virginia Railway Express (1-800-RIDE-VRE) train services. The train station is located in the Town of Quantico and the Warner Center is a short walk from the station.

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