Finding aid (PDF)
Scope and Content Note
Most of this material relates to Admiral Thomas Hart's command of the Asiatic Fleet from 1939 until 1942. It includes official reports, messages, correspondence, and two special files of communications with the Chief of Naval Operations. The collection also contains the Admiral's orders; articles that he published or commented on; lectures given at the Naval War College; congratulatory letters; and a photocopy of the diary Hart maintained from 1914 to 1960.
An oral history with Admiral Hart can be found in the Oral History Collection.
This collection should be cited as Papers of Thomas C. Hart, Archives Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, D.C.