Browse Collections (15 total)

James R. Carter Collection

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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…

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…

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…

Photographs from Dr. James Maragos

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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…

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…