Browse Collections (15 total)

Lottery Scandal

FresnoBee-2-25-1965.pdf

In 1965, a group of men setup the American Sweepstakes Corporation and leased 6 acres of Palmyra. They intended to use the atolls international status…

Photographs from Dr. James Maragos

2009-01-13 04.27.26.jpg

These 4 photo collections represent the larger work of Dr. James Maragos and his various to trips to Palmyra. Over the course of his career…

World War 2 War Diaries

January-1944.pdf

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

Executive Orders

HaroldIckesMemorandum.pdf

Presidential Executive Orders are generally defined as, "orders issued by United States Presidents and directed towards officers and agencies of the…

James R. Carter Collection

CBMU527-10-15-1943.jpg

James R. Carter was a Naval Photographer's Assistant, stationed on Palmyra during World War 2. Born in 1925, Carter tried twice to enlist but was…

Captain William J Weisbarth

HawaiianStar-1-9-1905.jpg

Palmyra has had its share of visiting captains over the years, many of them with stories told in books, magazines, newspapers, and other histories. …

Air Force Research Plane Vanishes in 1971

PiquaDailyCall-6-15-1971.pdf

In June of 1971, on a return flight from observing French atomic tests in the Pacific, an Air Force C135 and her crew of 24 men (12 military, 12…

Line Islands Experiment

Bob James, Jim Maynard, EJZ, and Steve Cox.jpg

These items represent Palmyra's role in the Line Islands Experiment, described in its summary report as follows: "In 1967 NCAR (National Center for…

Legend of the Esperanza

CourtDocket.pdf

These articles chronicle the legend of the wreck of the pirate ship Esperanza, whose treasure was said to be buried on Palmyra. By all accounts the…

Nature Conservancy Archives

Honolulu Magazine-Jan 1984.pdf

These materials have been donated to the Nature Conservancy, and are included in the archive with their permission. Most are personal effects of…