Finding aid (PDF)
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, semi-official, and personal correspondence, dispatches, publications, speeches, subject files and newspaper clippings are included.
This collection should be cited as Papers of Chester W. Nimitz, Archives Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, D.C.
See also: Nimitz "Gray Book:" War Plans and Files of the Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet