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Papers of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz,

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.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as Papers of Chester W. Nimitz, Archives Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, D.C.


71 cubic feet


Published: Thu Jun 29 09:24:40 EDT 2017