Browse Collections (15 total)

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…

Amatuer Radio QSL Cards

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Bob Krauss on Palmyra

A 1979 09 17 A1.pdf

Four part series on Palmyra, written by then columnist for the Honolulu Advertiser, Bob Krauss.

Captain William J Weisbarth

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

Executive Orders

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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

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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…

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…

Line Islands Experiment

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

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…

Maps & Diagrams

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A collection of maps and diagrams, dating back to the 1800's, from various public and private organizations.