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documentation on USS William V. Pratt (DLG-13), the London and Geneva Disarmament Conferences (1927-1930), and an unpublished biographical manuscript.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.
This collection should be cited as Papers of William V. Pratt, Archives Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, D.C.
For associated photographic materials, please visit the photo archive donated collections related to William Pratt