Guide to Federal Records

Records of the Office of Naval Research [ONR]


(Record Group 298)
1941-70 (Bulk 1941-45)
41 cu. ft.

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Table of Contents

  • 298.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY
  • 298.2 RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE COORDINATOR OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT 1941-45 69 lin. ft.
  • 298.3 RECORDS OF THE NAVAL ARCTIC RESEARCH LABORATORY Ca. 1970 1 lin. ft.

298.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY

Established: In the Department of the Navy by an act of August 1, 1946 (60 Stat. 779).

Predecessor Agencies:

In the Department of the Navy:

  • Aide for Inventions (1915-21)
  • Technical Aide (1921-32)
  • Office of Inventions (1915-32)
  • Office of Technical Development (1932-41)
  • Office of the Coordinator of Research and Development (OCRD, 1941-45)
  • Office of Patents and Inventions (1944-45)
  • Office of Research and Inventions (1945-46)
Functions: Advises the Secretary of the Navy on naval research and development, coordinates the research activities of the Department of the Navy with those of other government and civilian organizations, and represents the Department of the Navy on boards, committees, and councils. Administers the Naval Research Laboratory and the Naval Arctic Research Laboratory.

Security-Classified Records: This record group may include material that is security-classified.

Related Records: Record copies of publications of the Office of Naval Research in RG 287, Publications of the U.S. Government.

* less than 1 cu. ft. of records in this repository

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298.2 RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE COORDINATOR OF RESEARCH AND
DEVELOPMENT 1941-45
69 lin. ft.

History: Aide for Inventions appointed July 1915 as a liaison to the Naval Consulting Board; redesignated Technical Aide, February 1921; abolished August 1932. Office of Inventions created December 1915 as a clearinghouse for ideas and inventions submitted to the Navy Department. Functions of Technical Aide and Office of Inventions combined, August 1932, to form the Office of Technical Development, which became the OCRD, July 12, 1941. Office of Patents and Inventions, established October 19, 1944, consolidated with OCRD, May 15, 1945, to form Office of Research and Inventions. Superseded by ONR, 1946. SEE 298.1.

Textual Records: General correspondence, 1941-45, with indexes. Copies of letters sent, 1944-45. Miscellaneous reports received, 1941-45.

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298.3 RECORDS OF THE NAVAL ARCTIC RESEARCH LABORATORY
Ca. 1970
1 lin. ft.

History: Established at Point Barrow, AK, 1948. Operated and maintained by the University of Alaska under contract with ONR.

Textual Records (in Anchorage): Updated copy of Edna MacLean, comp., "Genealogical Record of Barrow Eskimo Families" (Washington State University, ca. 1970), showing, for persons born before 1970, families by generation, marriages, children, dates of birth, places of origin, and race.


Bibliographic note: Web version based on Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States. Compiled by Robert B. Matchette et al. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1995.
3 volumes, 2428 pages.

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