(1) Please check before
you visit a research facility on a military installation so that you will know
what you must present before you will be allowed entry. On most
installations you will need photo identification for each person, driver's
license, vehicle registration and vehicle insurance (it is better to carry the
insurance policy rather than just the Proof of Insurance card).
(2) The links below will
take you to the on-line library of these organizations or their main web page. The best use of
your time may be to search the on-line library catalog and make written notes
about the location of items that appear to be of interest to you. Then
when you get the opportunity to visit the facility, you can make more efficient
use of your time. Generally speaking, holdings in these research libraries
may not be checked out; however, you can usually make copies of pages from most
documents. There may be exceptions for fragile items. You can get
pertinent information such as hours of operation and specific location from the
- Alfred M. Gray Research Center,
Bataan Memorial Military Museum and Library, Santa Fe, NM
- Clements Library, University of
Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI - Note: Jim Erickson (in his
10/4/2011 message) has informed us that this library contains the David Nash
(U.S. Navy Lt., USS Mindanao, POW, Bilibid, Cabanatuan, Davao Penal Colony,
Oryoku Maru-Enoura Maru-Brazil Maru, Fukuoka #3, Mukden) diaries and related
items. Click Nash to see a message
from the Clements Library listing their David Nash holdings.
- Combined Arms Research Library,
Fort Leavenworth, KS - Note: Some of the Col. Edmund J. Lilly
Papers (57th Inf. Regt (PS)) are available on-line on this site. When
you get to the Combined Arms Research Library main page, click on the
"Resources" tab at the top of the page. On the next page look
under "Archives" and click on "Archives and Special Collections".
On the next page, scroll down to "Miscellaneous Collections" and see item #8, COL. Edmund J. Lilly.
Click on "Finding Aid" to see a list of the Lilly papers. Look in
Notebook #6 for a list of POWs at Karenko POW Camp, Formosa. Look in
Notebook #19 for a diary of the 57th Infantry (PS) during December 1941
through January 1942.
- National Archives and Records Administration,
College Park, MD
- National Museum of the Pacific War, Fredericksburg, TX
- Navy Historical Center, Washington,
- The MacArthur Memorial, Norfolk, VA
- The Marine Corps
Historical Center, Washington, D.C.
- U.S. Army Center of Military History,
Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.
- U.S. Army Military History
Institute, Carlisle Barracks, PA Use the "on-line research
catalog" link close to the bottom of the page. Note: The
U.S. Army Military History Institute is now part of the U. S. Army Heritage
and Education Center which is located near (no longer on) the U.S. Army War
College military post, so access is now easy.
- USMA Library, West Point, NY