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Or you might check the curated list in the Military & Strategic Studies database page. 

Searching for materials outside of JHU

Special Collections at JHU

University Archives and Special Collections are searchable in Catalyst . Finding aids for archives and manuscript collections can be searched in ArchivesSpace. You can request books and archives/manuscript collections online once you register and log in to Aeon.

  • Department of Military Science records :This collection primarily includes photographs and clippings (both contained in photograph album pages) pertaining to the Department of Military Science and the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) at Johns Hopkins University. The collection also includes, to a lesser degree: photocopies of historical documents and historical research, correspondence, alumni information, reports, and course materials. The records span from 1918 to 2010.
  • William Worthy Papers: The William Worthy papers span 1943 to 2007, documenting Worthy’s career as a journalist, activist, and teacher. he did work on the Military-Industrial Complex among many other topics. 

The records of the Applied Physics Lab are not held in the University Archives, but the papers of some of the faculty and researchers are. You can also look at some publications, such as Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest, and you can do a search for Applied Physics Lab and other terms within  ArchivesSpace

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