NIMITZ EDUCATION AND RESEARCH CENTER
The archives of the National Museum of the Pacific War hold thousands of manuscripts, official documents, photographs and recorded interviews with Pacific War veterans. Recognizing that these collections are an invaluable resource for historians and students of history, we established the Nimitz Education and Research Center (NERC), a premier destination for scholars of Pacific War history.
Highlights of the NERC’s collections include more than 4,100 oral histories, 700 memoirs, the American Volunteer Group (Flying Tigers) collection, the LCI Association collection, the Robert C. Mikesh Japanese Aviation collection, and several personal collections. In addition to the archives collections, the NERC also holds a library collection of over 5,000 books.
N.E.R.C Reading Room
The NERC’s collections are open to the public, by appointment, Monday to Friday between the normal working hours of 9 AM – 5 PM. Please contact Chief Archivist Chris McDougal or at 830-997-8600 ext. 264 for more information. We will work with you to determine what materials in our collections match your research interests.
Section of our library
Patrons with research projects are required to contact the staff well in advance to schedule an appointment for an in-person visit. We will need time to identify and retrieve materials for your review. In order to prepare for your visit please view our user registration form.
The archivists will conduct no more than 45 minutes of reference per request.
Section of our archives
The NERC is introducing direct access to a selection of the World War II Veterans Oral History collection. Volunteers at the museum have been collecting since at least 1988 and our current collection includes more than 4,100 interviews. For more information on our oral history project, click here. We will continue to post interviews as they are transcribed and cataloged
The Library collection contains books that the researcher is welcome to search through our online catalog. Though the library is non-circulating, it is open to the public by appointment. Researchers of the archives often find supplemental books of interest in the library collection