Welcome to the Palmyra Atoll Digital Archive!

Here you'll find the largest collection of unique and archival material related to Palmyra! If this is your first visit, we recommend you check out the Interactive Timeline, which gives a great visual history and introduction to Palmyra.

The Palmyra Atoll is an unorganized incorporated US territory, sitting approximately 1,000 miles southeast of Hawaii, at the north end of the Line Islands.  This site is a catalogue of events and materials starting with the atoll's first recorded discovery in 1798, up to its sale to the Nature Conservancy in 2001.  

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We hope you'll learn, share, and enjoy the stories and information you discover about this small, lonely group of Pacific islands and their surprisingly rich history.

Recently Added Items

US Naval War Diary (January, 1944)

January-1944.pdf

During wartime, Naval stations keep daily logs of base activities. For Palmyra, this generally consisted of arrivals and departures, with the…

US Naval War Diary (December, 1943)

December-1943.pdf

During wartime, Naval stations keep daily logs of base activities. For Palmyra, this generally consisted of arrivals and departures, with the…

US Naval War Diary (November, 1943)

November-1943.pdf

During wartime, Naval stations keep daily logs of activities on the base. For Palmyra, this generally consisted of arrivals and departures, with the…

US Naval War Diary (October, 1943)

October-1943.pdf

During wartime, Naval stations keep daily logs of base activities. For Palmyra, this generally consisted of arrivals and departures, with the…