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Historic Photographs of NSA and its Predecessor Organizations

 

This collection of over 800 photographs represents the early years of the National Security Agency and its predecessors, the Armed Forces Security Agency and the Army Security Agency, between the mid-1940s and mid-1950s. A majority of the photographs represent life for employees working at Arlington Hall Station, the headquarters of NSA and its predecessors prior to moving to Fort Meade, MD in the 1950s. Descriptive information found with the photographs was sparse. Historians from the Center for Cryptologic History have added additional descriptive information to the metadata when possible. Many of the photographs indicate a date in the lower corner. In some cases, these dates represent when the photograph was taken, in other cases it represents when the particular print was developed or a copy was made at someone’s request. In many cases, captions will indicate who requested the copy. Some photographs represent sites that are not Arlington Hall. This is usually indicated in the description.

If you have additional information about any of the people or subjects in the photos, please contact the Center for Cryptologic History at cch@nsa.gov.

ImageTitleDescription
 Historic Photograph of NSA and its Predecessor Organizations; See image description for specific informationHIST-021-006B Branch Major Swears; B-II-b; 09/01/1945
 Historic Photograph of NSA and its Predecessor Organizations; See image description for specific informationHIST-021-023B Branch Major Swears; B-II-D; 09/01/1945
 Historic Photograph of NSA and its Predecessor Organizations; See image description for specific informationHIST-021-013B Branch Major Swears; B-II-f-3; 09/01/1945
 Historic Photograph of NSA and its Predecessor Organizations; See image description for specific informationHIST-021-025B Branch Major Swears; B-II-F-3; 09/01/1945
 Historic Photograph of NSA and its Predecessor Organizations; See image description for specific informationHIST-021-015B Branch Major Swears; B-II-f-3a; 09/01/1945
 Historic Photograph of NSA and its Predecessor Organizations; See image description for specific informationHIST-021-022B Branch Major Swears; Caracristi far right; Hona Subsection B-II-d-3; 09/01/1945
 Historic Photograph of NSA and its Predecessor Organizations; See image description for specific informationHIST-021-005B Branch Major Swears; Current Decipherment Machine; B-II-f-3; 09/01/1945
 Historic Photograph of NSA and its Predecessor Organizations; See image description for specific informationHIST-021-028B Branch Major Swears; Current Message Subsection; B-II-d-3; 09/01/1945
 Historic Photograph of NSA and its Predecessor Organizations; See image description for specific informationHIST-021-003B Branch Major Swears; Documents Unit; B-II-a-3; 09/01/1945
 Historic Photograph of NSA and its Predecessor Organizations; See image description for specific informationHIST-021-026B Branch Major Swears; IBM Liaison; B-II-b-4; 09/01/1945
 Historic Photograph of NSA and its Predecessor Organizations; See image description for specific informationHIST-021-017B Branch Major Swears; Isolog Subsection B-II-c-4; 09/01/1945
 Historic Photograph of NSA and its Predecessor Organizations; See image description for specific informationHIST-021-008B Branch Major Swears; Lieutenant Miller; Text Keys B-II-g-3; 09/01/1945
 Historic Photograph of NSA and its Predecessor Organizations; See image description for specific informationHIST-021-029B Branch Major Swears; M-9 Checker; 09/01/1945
 Historic Photograph of NSA and its Predecessor Organizations; See image description for specific informationHIST-021-007B Branch Major Swears; Message Index Subsection; B-II-c-5; 09/01/1945
 Historic Photograph of NSA and its Predecessor Organizations; See image description for specific informationHIST-021-011B Branch Major Swears; Message Service Subsection B-II-c-3; 09/01/1945
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