Agency history, 1984-1994

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  • Ezell, Edward Clinton
  • Langley, Harold D
  • Lundeberg, Philip K
  • Kloster, Donald E


Agency History


  • This is an agency history. It does not describe actual records. The Smithsonian Institution Archives uses these histories as brief accounts of the origin, development, and functions of an office or administrative unit to set that unit in its historical context. To find information on record holdings, please double-click the highlighted field "Creator/Author", which will open on a brief view of relevant records.
  • Guide to the Smithsonian Archives
  • Smithsonian Directory
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution
  • The Division of Armed Forces History was created in 1984 by the merger of the Departments of Military History and Naval History. It ceased to be an administrative entity about 1994. Curators have included Philip K. Lundeberg, formerly of Naval History, 1984-1994; Harold D. Langley, formerly of Naval History, 1984-1994; Donald E. Kloster, formerly of Military History, 1984-1994; and Edward Clinton Ezell, formerly of Military History, 1984-1994.
  • For a history of the larger creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1984
  • 1984-1994


  • Historical museums
  • Military
  • Military history


Mixed archival materials

Local number

SIA AH00081

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