January 18, 2023

Today in History: The U.S. Naval Academy & the Navy

Last Updated on April 15, 2020

Today in History–October 10–the Library of Congress features the United States Naval Academy, which began its first term on this day in 1845.  Learn more about the naval academy and the U.S. navy in the Today in History section then click the links below to access more navy-related primary sources.

Naval Academy primary source set

Naval Academy historical newspaper coverage

Selected naval images (Pictorial Americana)

Navy images

Navy films & video interviews

Navy songs and oral histories

Navy oral histories (Veteran’s History Project)

Navy sheet music

Navy maps

Navy manuscripts

Navy books & texts

Navy legislation

U.S. Navy website archive (2003)

U.S. Navy News website archive (2003)

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