About the Library

The mission of the George C. Marshall Research Library is collecting, preserving, and making available a documented record of the life and public service career of George Catlett Marshall.

Library Information

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Collections

Browse an alphabetical list of all the collections.
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Posters

View over 800 World War I and II posters.
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Photographs

An extensive collection from Marshall’s career.
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Digital Documents

Digitized documents from selected collections.

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Maps

Search over 2,000 maps from World War I and II.
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Subject Guides

Research subject guides containing primary sources.
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Microfilm

Over 700 rolls of microfilm for research.
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Audio/Video

Files referencing all aspects of Marshall’s career.
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Oral Histories

Series of recorded interviews with Marshall and associates.

Vessey Selected Works (pdf) This presents material drawn from the public record of General John W. Vessey’s service—22 June 1982 through 30 September 1985—as the Tenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Arranged in chronological order, the material is drawn from his speeches, Congressional testimony, published articles, selected correspondence and interviews. It reflects General […]


Gleason and Margaret Wilson Biography (pdf) A short biographical summary of the World War II experiences of Gleason and Margaret Wilson. Archival research and exhibit (on display from June 2018 until January 2019) by Marshall Museum Summer 2018 intern Leah Ingle, a graduate student in History at Liberty University.


The following pages contain a list of the technical terms used most frequently in Economic Cooperation Administration (ECA) operations.


Sometime in 1968, C. W. Bowman took care of a young Vietnamese boy. He picked him up off the streets in Saigon during the Tet offensive (January-September of 1968). The boy’s family had been killed and he was living on the street. Charles Bowman bought him a uniform and fed him at the Company area.


Scene along country road in northern France.

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A wheat field in France.

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Factory under construction in northern France.

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Wheat field in France.

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Wheat field in northern France. In the background, coal mine and huge slag heap.

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Full coal cars in northern French coal mine.

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Research Support

The library is open Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 4:30 pm.

Online reference requests can be made here.

Please contact the Director of Library and Archives, Melissa Davis, at 540-463-7103 ext 122 or send an email.

A list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and Library Services can be found here.

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COLLECTIONS

Because of the roles played by their subjectthe Marshall Papers are particularly valuable sources for the study of political and military decisions made during this era. George C. Marshall was Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army; Special Ambassador seeking to mediate the civil war in China; Secretary of State; and Secretary of Defense.

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The Marshall Papers
COLLECTIONS

The William F. Friedman Collection documents the career of a pioneer in the field of modern cryptology who many experts consider to be the greatest of all time. Read More ...

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DIGITAL COLLECTIONS

The 100th Infantry Division, during its months of combat in Northeastern France and Western Germany, liberated or captured over 400 towns.Read More ...

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