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.

The Research Library’s main holding is the George C. Marshall Papers. Many of Marshall’s contemporaries have donated their papers, which cover a variety of military and diplomatic issues between the years 1900 and 1960.
Browse Collections
Some of the Research Library’s extensive holdings are available online, either as web pages or as downloadable PDFs. The online collections have been developed around the following topic areas:

  • George C. Marshall
  • The Marshall Plan
  • Unit Histories: World War I, World War II, the Korean War
  • The Women’s Army Corps
  • Biographies of leading military and political figures 1900-1960
  • The Cold War up to 1960

The Marshall Papers project is a seven-volume edition published by the Johns Hopkins University Press. Volumes 1 through 6 (partial) are accessible in a free, searchable, on-line database. Marshall wrote or dictated most items in the project.

We are deeply grateful for significant and ongoing funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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