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World War II Veterans Oral History Collection

Our oral history program captures the stories of the battlefield and the homefront. Since we began the program in 1988 our dedicated volunteer oral historians have interviewed over 4,100 veterans.

Once interviews are transcribed and cataloged, they will be added to this collection.

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Norm Hatch Collection

The Norm Hatch Collection consists of official Marine Corps photographs taken by various combat photographers in the locations of Tarawa, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Peleliu, the Marshall Islands, Guam, Tinian, Saipan, New Britain, and Nagasaki. These photographs were collected by Norm Hatch and donated to the museum by Hatch. The photographs …

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Norm Hatch Collection

Chester W. Nimitz Personal Letters, 1893-1911

One hundred and thirty-four hand-written letters by Chester W. Nimitz to his father, mother and grandfather comprise this collection. The letters cover his early childhood years in Kerrville, his years at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, and the first few years of his career as an officer. In many of the letters, Nimitz relates …

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Chester W. Nimitz Personal Letters, 1893-1911

World War II Documents Collection

The World War II Documents Collection contains items from various holdings that document the war in the Pacific as it was unfolding, and after the fact. Many of the records are personal accounts of events as they were experienced by individuals. Other records are official communications, sometimes urgently created as events transpired. …

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World War II Documents Collection

Cecelia McKie Scrapbook

Cecelia McKie, 1903-1982, was a longtime resident of Sacramento, and worked as a secretary for the state of California during WWII. In February 1943, while at home listening to her shortwave radio, she picked up a Radio Tokyo broadcast airing messages sent from prisoners of war held by the Japanese. McKie began relaying the messages to …

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Cecelia McKie Scrapbook

About the collections



The National Museum of the Pacific War's Digital Archive includes collections from the Nimitz Education and Research Center archives. 

 

Recognizing that these collections are an invaluable resource for historians and students of history, we established the Nimitz Education and Research Center, a premier destination for scholars of Pacific War history. 

 

The Digital Archive is a major initiative of the Nimitz Education and Research Center

 

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