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UA 526.01 Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz Collection

Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Collection
Title: Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Collection
Caption: Collection Photo # UA 526.01.01
Description: Collection of images related to Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz. Photographs show Nimitz’s extended family, Nimitz as a child, and portraits of Nimitz throughout his career. Photographs show Nimitz with various figures of note: Admiral Ernest King, Admiral William Halsey, Jr., President Harry Truman, Eleanor Roosevelt, Lt. John F. Kennedy, Admiral Raymond A. Spruance, Prince Philip - Duke of Edinburgh, South Korean Ambassador Hyun Chul Kim, Lieutenant General Frederic J. Brown. Photographs also show Nimitz as Commanding Officer on USS Augusta (CA-31). Additionally, the collection shows Nimitz visiting USS Nautilus (SSN 571) and presenting / receiving awards after his active duty ended. The collection also includes scrapbooks titled “Ships on which Fleet Admiral Nimitz served from 1901-1961: C.W. Nimitz Fleet Admiral, USN” “Nimitz Hall – U.S. Naval Officer Candidate School, Dedication – July 22, 1964” “Nimitz Freeway Dedication: Oakland, California, August 12, 1958” “Visit of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, U.S. Navy to the Ninth Navy District 10-12 September 1953, Photographs of football game: Chicago Bears vs Cleveland Browns at Soldier Field for Armed Forces Charities” “The Chimneys, Sands Point, Long Island, New York” “Signatures of guests at Birthplace of Admiral Nimitz – October 13, 1945 & Reception at Hotel Nimitz on October 13, 1945” “Unveiling of Nimitz portrait at US Naval Academy, March 25, 1960. Portrait presented by Salmagundi Club”
Accession #: UA 526
Donor: Nimitz Family
Copyright Owner: NHHC
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