Digitized collections of the MCoE HQ Donovan Research Library archives are a part of the Maneuver Center of Excellence Libraries Virtual Library program. The materials consist of historical collections of student papers, post newspapers, documents, yearbooks and other materials to be digitized. The collections represent the intellectual talent of research and education that Soldiers receive from the faculty, historians and staff of the US Army Infantry School and US Army Armor School and its divisions. The Library Division also partners with other organizations throughout the Installation and Worldwide. The digital collections also include donations from individuals and family members of those who served. Prior to these efforts the materials were only accessible through on-site visits. The library staff is working diligently to process, accession, catalog and store additional digital materials. The below collections are not complete. Additional items will be added to these collections in the near future.
INFANTRY SCHOOL STUDENT PAPERS
World War I
World War II
Battles and Engagements after 1980
Other Student Papers 1900 Forward
Maps from Students Papers
MCoE ARMY WRITING PROGRAM STUDENT PAPERS
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Since 2001, selected Infantry, Armor and Marine Officers attending the Captains Career Course have written monographs describing their combat experience during Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operations Other Than War, and Operations Prior to 2001. While these are not complete collections, they represent some of the more interesting and informative papers for lessons learned and training. Information is collected by the MCoE Command and Tactics Directorate (CATD) and Communicative Skills Branch.
Due to the Sunset of AKO 2.0 Knowledge Centers, the collections of Army Writing Program Papers are being added to the Joint Lessons Learned Info System (JLLIS) under the Joint Training Platform (JTP). CAC only access will be granted through registration with JTP/JLLIS. These collections will take a few days to complete. Thanks in advance for your patience.
HISTORICAL POST NEWSPAPERS
Bayonet - Sept 1942-2009
Benning Herald - 1931-1969
Benning Leader - 1993-1997
Benning Patriot - 1991-1993
Infantry School News - 1922-1931
HISTORICAL FORT KNOX POST NEWSPAPERS
Turret - 1948-2008
HISTORICAL RANGER MATERIALS
Historical Ranger Materials - Collaborative effort between the Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the MCoE HQ Donovan Research Libary and Infantry Historian to host a collection of historical Ranger Training materials and other key documents, from the library's archives and other organizations. On MIT site click on "Topics" to view.
Special Collection of items donated by individuals and/or organizations to the MCoE HQ Donovan Research Library or the Armor Research Library
NATIONAL INFANTRY MUSEUM SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
National Infantry Museum Special Collections hosted in partnership with the MCoE HQ Donovan Research Library
HISTORICAL GENERAL ORDERS/SPECIAL ORDERS
This collection dates pre-World War II to post Vietnam and includes the Department of the Army, War Department, United States Army Armor Center & School (USAACS), United States Army Infantry Center (USAIC), Extension School Memorandums and others. This is not a complete collection.
Archive and current editions of the DA General Orders can be found on the Army Publication Directorate web site at https://armypubs.army.mil/ProductMaps/PubForm/AGO.aspx.
1st-45th Infantry Regiments
HISTORICAL POST HISTORY
History written between 1931 and 1964
HISTORICAL FORT KNOX HISTORY
History written from 1918 forward
SELECTED HISTORICAL POST YEARBOOKS
Infantry Officers Advanced Course 1952-1986
Officer Candidate School 1947-1981 and a photo of the first Class of 1941
HISTORICAL CAVALRY JOURNAL/ARMOR MAGAZINE
Cavalry Journal/ARMOR Magazine 1888-1982
HISTORICAL INFANTRY MAGAZINE
INFANTRY Magazine 1957-1977
HISTORICAL ARMY PUBLICATIONS
Additional historical Army publications such as field manuals may be searched using the US Army Heritage and Education Center's Collections at https://arena.usahec.org/web/arena.