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The Department of War was founded in 1789 and changed it's name in 1947 to the Department of Defense.

Department of War

W 1.1:    Annual Reports
W 1.2:    General Publications
W 1.6:    Army Regulations
W 1.8:    Laws (general)
W 1.12:    Regulations, Rules, and Instructions
W 1.33:    Field Manuals and Field Regulations
W 1.35:    Technical Manuals
W 1.71:    Strategic Bombing Survey Publications
W 1.72:    Military Government of Germany, Monthly Report of Military Governor, U.S. Zone
W 1.72/5:    Military Government Weekly Information Bulletins
W 1.74:    Military Government, Austria, Report of the United States Commissioner
W 1.75:    Summation of Non-Military Activities in Japan
W 1.76:    Summation of United States Army Military Government Activities in Korea
W 1.78:    Summation of United States Army Military Government Activities in the Ryukyu Islands 

General Staff Corps (1903-1947)

W 2.1:    Annual Reports
W 2.2:    General Publications 

Adjutant General's Department (1913-1947)

W 3.2:    General Publications
W 3.11:    Army Register
W 3.28:    Rules, Regulations and Instructions
W 3.29:    Soldier's Handbook 

Bureau of Insular Affairs (1902-1939)

W 6.1:    Annual Report
W 6.13/1:    Dominican Customs Receivership: Annual Report 

Engineer Department (1802-1947)

W 7.1/1:    Annual Report
W 7.5:    Explorations and Surveys
W 7.10:18/    Professional Papers
W 7.14:    Explorations and Surveys for Railroad from Mississippi River to Pacific Ocean
W 7.16/2:    Occasional Papers
W 7.22:    Miscellaneous Series 

Inspector General's Department (1874-1947)

W 9.5:    Inspection of the Several Branches of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers 

Judge Advocate General's Department (1884-1947)

W 10.2:    General Publications 

Military Academy (1802-1947)

W 12.1:    Annual Report 

War Plans Division (1892-1903)

W 26.2:    General Publications
W 26.3/2:    Bulletins Old Series 

Military Prison, Fort Leavenworth (1874-1909)

W 27.1:    Annual Report 

Mississippi River Commission (1879-1947)

W 31.1:    Annual Report 

Northern and Northwestern Lakes Survey

W 33.3:    Bulletins 

Ordnance Department (1812-1947)

W 34.14:    Report of the Tests of Metals and Other Materials for Industrial Purposes Made with the United States testing Machine at Watertown Arsenal, Massachusetts 

Ordnance and Fortification Board (1888-1920)

W 35.1:    Annual Report 

Signal Office (1860-1947)

W 42.1:    Annual Reports
W 42.11/1:    Professional Papers of the Signal Service 

Medical Department (1818-1947)

W 44.1:    Annual Report
W 44.2:    General Publications
W 44.19:    The Medical Department of the United States Army in the World War 

War Records Office (1878-1899)

W 45.5:    The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies
W 45.8:    Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies 

Philippine Islands (1900-1934)

W 49.1:    Annual Report
W 49.7/3:    Acts and Public Resolutions
W 49.35/1:    Governor General: Annual Report
W 49.39/1:    Philippine Legislature: Acts 

National Guard Bureau (1933-1947)

W 70.1:    Annual Report
W 70.5:    Official National Guard Register 

Isthmian Canal Commission (1902-1905)

W 73.1:    Annual Report 

Porto Rico (1909-1934)

W 75.1:    Annual Report of the Governor of Porto Rico 

Quartermaster Corps (1912-1947)

W 77.10:    Rules, Regulations, and Instructions 

Canal Zone (1912-1945)

W 79.1:    Annual report of the Governor of the Panama Canal
W 79.2:    General Publications 

Chemical Corps (1946-1947)

W 91.2:    General Publications 

American Expeditionary Forces (1914-1920)

W 95.2:    General Publications
W 95.8:    Regulations and Instructions 

American National Red Cross (1917-1947)

W 102.1:    Annual Report - The American National Red Cross
W 102.2:    General Publications 

Phillipine Islands, President (1934-1941)

W 106.1:    Annual Report of the President of the Philippines 

Army Air Force (1941-1947)

W 108.1:    Report of the Commanding General of the Army Air Forces to the Secretary of War 

Services of Supply (1940-1947)

W 109.1:    Annual Report
W 109.12:    Civil Affairs Handbook 


This guide was based on work presented by Chris Brown at the University of Denver.  For the original guide see  Additional information was provided by Donna Andriot's Guide to U.S. Government Publications 2009 edition.

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