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

Papers of Admiral
William V. Pratt,

Scope and Content Note

This comprehensive collection includes official correspondence as well as letters between William Pratt and his family. A number of special subject files are also present, including documentation on USS William V. Pratt (DLG-13), the London and Geneva Disarmament Conferences (1927-1930), and an unpublished biographical manuscript. Much of the material in this collection dates from 1930-1933, when Pratt served as Chief of Naval Operations. Family correspondence dated 1895-1960 is included as well. Some of this collection consists of copies of original documents held by the Naval War College.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as Papers of William V. Pratt, Operational Archives Branch, Naval Historical Center, Washington, D.C.


10 cubic feet

3 July 2003