"Establishing a New Normalcy": Activities Baltimore, Before and After 11 September 2001; The Recollections of Captain Roger B. Peoples, U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.) Commanding Officer, Activities Baltimore. An important oral history that explained the introduction and subsequent development of the "Sector" organization.
Organization and Methods of the United States Life-Saving Service, (a paper "read before the Committee on Life-Saving Systems and Devices, International Marine Conference, November 22, 1889" by Sumner I. Kimball, General Superintendent of the Service, and published on 5 January 1894 "for the information of officers and employees of the Service and others interested." Washington: GPO, 1894).
The United States Lighthouse Service: 1915. This report report gives an overview of the service's history up until 1915, its organizational structure, its missions or "duties", budget, a breakdown of the Lighthouse Service's personnel, and a description of the equipment and stations used by the service.
Admiral Thad Allen's 2008 speech to the DHS Fellows Program in which he discusses the formation and early history of DHS.