Special Collections & Archives
Our archival collections focus on the history of NPS and the two Navy commands established on this site during World War II (the Del Monte Pre-Flight School and Naval Technical School, Del Monte). Collections include memos, letters, and diaries as well as publications, official records, photographs, maps, artifacts, and ephemera. Digitized collections are in NPS Archive: Calhoun.
Calhoun is the Naval Postgraduate School's Archive. Digitized collections in Calhoun include NPS faculty publications, student newspapers, biographies, images, and key historical documents related to NPS history. You can also find NPS theses and dissertations, back to 1923. Learn more about NPS Archive: Calhoun.
These collections showcase the work of notable military leaders, defense analysts, scholars, and diplomats who have been part of the NPS community. Memos, correspondence, scrapbooks and diaries bring personal insight to authors' publications and professional accomplishments.
Read a brief essay about the establishment of the Naval Postgraduate School in 1909 and its move to Monterey in 1951 to the site of the Hotel Del Monte; see Historical Highlights and view short videos about the campus' history in Monterey.
This collection features key works and rare volumes on military, naval and maritime history, including a collection of the Lucky Bag "year book" of the United States Naval Academy.
Our campus is centered around the historic Hotel Del Monte, one of the world's leading resorts in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Special Collections & Archives includes ephemera, images and artifacts of the landmark hotel, but access is limited. Explore the digital collection.