Experience our Archives
The Battleship has an extensive collection of original materials. They help us maintain our authentically restored World War II battleship and create programming that is both historically and technically accurate.
The NC CARES: Humanities Relief Grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council provided funds for scanning equipment to digitize original materials to add to our database, for you to examine. Thousands of pages are being added.
The collections include artifacts, blueprints, photographs, reports, receipts, personal papers, manuals, journals, oral history recordings and much more. They are primary materials, which are immediate, first-hand accounts of a topic from people who had a direct connection with it. These records are our resource for restoration, maintenance, and programming. In all, more than 30,000 records have been created.
The new online portal to our collections catalog is coming soon so you can explore too!
Here are some examples.