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Operational Archives Branch
Naval Historical Center
805 Kidder Breese Street SE
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5060

Papers of Fleet Admiral
Chester W. Nimitz,

Scope and Content Note

These papers document all phases of Admiral Chester Nimitz's career. They are especially important for the period 1947-1966, for Nimitz's service as Commander in Chief, US Pacific Fleet and Pacific Ocean Areas from 1941 to 1945, and as Chief of Naval Operations, 1945-1947. Official, semiofficial, and personal correspondence, dispatches, publications, speeches, subject files and newspaper clippings are included.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as Papers of Chester W. Nimitz, Operational Archives Branch, Naval Historical Center, Washington, D.C.


71 cubic feet

3 July 2003