Browse Collections (16 total)

Air Force Research Plane Vanishes in 1971


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


Bob Krauss on Palmyra

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

CAA Colony


From 1948 to 1949, a few dozen American families, around 100 people in total, lived and worked on Palmyra under the employ of the Civil Aeronautics…

Captain William J Weisbarth


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


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


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


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


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…