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Papers of Admiral William V. Pratt,

Finding aid (PDF)


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documentation on USS William V. Pratt (DLG-13), the London and Geneva Disarmament Conferences (1927-1930), and an unpublished biographical manuscript.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, Archives Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, D.C.


10 cubic feet


Published: Tue Oct 22 11:49:14 EDT 2019