The USAHEC holds the Army's archives!
Our education team is here to help you find exactly what you need for your classroom.
We conserve, protect, and make available countless items, including diaries and journals from Soldiers on-the-ground, letters written home, surveys from every era of Army history, and the papers of senior officers down to the memoirs and day-to-day recollections from the newest private.
While our digitized collections contain thousands of items, they represent only a very small percentage of the millions of items we hold onsite. After exploring our digital collections, you may decide to make a trip here to the USAHEC to find more material in person. Researching our collections on-site opens the entirety of our collection to you. In fact, we have staff members ready to offer direct support for lesson plan development.
Resources available to researchers include:
Remember! When you navigate to the digital collections, search keywords relevant to your needs. Remember, however, that the search function is very specific: if you search "armored vehicles," you may not get material on "tanks." Be sure to take multiple avenues in your searches.
Ask us for help!
We can help you with your next lesson plans by helping you find primary sources and offering advice.
The USAHEC Education Team can spend one-on-one time with teachers here at the USAHEC or over the phone and email. Simply email our team with your name, school, and what subjects you are looking for, and we can get started.