The Japanese attack against the naval base at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 led directly to the American entry into World War II. Explore library materials and websites regarding this major historical period.
Naval History and Heritage Command: Pearl Harbor Raid, 7 December 1941
The Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) is the main archive repository for the U.S. Navy. Their website features art, artifacts, photography, and video collections; museum information; research resources; and current Naval news and events. Explore Pearl Harbor including action plans filed regarding the raid.
Remembering Pearl Harbor
National Geographic's page has a multimedia map and time line, plus first-hand accounts from survivors and fact sheets on the ships and planes involved.
Remembering Pearl Harbor Interactive Map
Experience photos, footage, and firsthand accounts of the attack on Pearl Harbor with this multi-media map and timeline. Follow the attack moment by moment, and target by target.
USS Arizona Memorial
The USS Arizona Memorial was established to pay tribute to those who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II. This memorial is brought to you by the National Park Service.
From Engagement to Peace
At World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, home of the USS Arizona Memorial, learn about one of the most pivotal moments in US history: the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the subsequent entry of the United States into World War II.
Library of Congress
Search the Library of Congress for photos, video, and audio recordings related to the attack on Pearl Harbor.
United States Navy
Search the US Navy's website for articles on veterans and other survivors, as well as memorial information.
Pearl Harbor Survivors
The official site of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association. With photos, personal testimonies, casualty lists, a time line, and more.
The official site of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Contains images, videos, casualty lists, and eyewitness accounts.
Pearl Harbor Deck Logs and Witnesses
On December 7, 1941, United States citizens were stunned by the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. This Inside the Vaults video short from the National Archives highlights the deck logs that chronicle the events of the attack from the point of view of the men on board the ships in the harbor.
FDR Day by Day December, 1941
The Franklin D. Roosevelt “Day by Day” Project is an interactive chronology documenting Franklin Roosevelt’s daily schedule as president. See archived photographs, letters, and journal entries made in December, 1941.
Remembering the Pacific Podcast
Video podcast series put out by the National Park Service, featuring the stories of American and Japanese servicemen, from the attack on Pearl Harbor to the end of the war.
National Geographic video
Two sailors that were on the deck of the USS Arizona recount the attack on Pearl Harbor that brings America into World War II.