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141. Records of Joint Army and Navy Boards RG No. 225 and Committees (1903-1946) 142 cu. ft. As early as the period of the Mexican War, the War and Navy Departments had established joint agencies in response to the need for interservice cooperation; but throughout the 19th century these ventures were of a temporary nature. In 1903, however, the Joint Board was established, setting the precedent for continuing joint action on problems common to the Army and Navy. During World War I and World War II extensive use was made of interservice boards and committees.
Historical information also appears in the microfilm copies of major military journals in English. Selected student papers by Air Force officers and officers from other services assigned to Air University are maintained, 1946 to date. These are on subjects suggested by Air Staff or Air Force commands, concerned with topics of current interest to the Air Force. The titles to these papers appear in an annual index, Air University Abstracts of Research Reports. In addition to the vast manuscript collection, the Air University Library contains 818,000+ bound volumes of books and periodicals (as of 31 December 1971).
Records of Allied Operational and Occupational Headquarters, World War 11 (1942-1953) RG No. 331 17,948 cu. ft. The Combined Chiefs of Staff (CCS), established in Washington in January 1942, was the permanent machinery through which Great Britain and the United States conducted high-level control of the Allied effort in World War II. It collaborated under the direction of the heads of the governments concerned in the formulation and execution of plans for the strategic conduct of the war, determined requirements, and allocated munitions, transportation, and other resources.
A guide to documentary sources by Lawrence J Paszek