Explore the Museum & Library's treasures, from the prominently displayed "Remember the Maine" flag to special collections housed at our Archives and Digital Lab facility.
Archival Finding Aids
With over 250 archival collections that focus on the personal stories of citizen soldiers, the Museum & Library has materials related to service members in nearly every U.S. war, with our strengths being World War I, World War II, and U.S. Army service members.
Some of the Museum & Library's most valuable and rare items are part of larger donated collections. Learn more about these exciting collections and the generous donors who entrusted us with their safekeeping.
Hershel "Woody" Williams Collection
World War II veteran Hershel "Woody" Williams—who valiantly served with the 3rd Marine Division at the Battle of Iwo Jima—has contributed many unique items to the Museum & Library's collection, including his original Medal of Honor and citation.
American Revolutionary War Soldier's Notebook
Among the highlights of the Museum & Library's collection, this is an original New Hampshire militiaman's pocket journal, written between 1777 and 1779.
"Remember the Maine" 45-Star American Flag
This original 45-star American flag produced in 1898 is emblazoned with the words "Remember the Maine," in reference to the sinking of the U.S.S. Maine earlier that year.
Benjamin O. Davis Glass Photographic Plate
This glass photographic plate produced in 1901 features a young Benjamin O. Davis, who would eventually become the first African American U.S. Army general.
The Museum & Library's extensive catalog includes more than 3,000 rare and non-circulating books on war and military operations, including works by John Entick, Leland Lovette, and Famiano Strada.