Overview of the Paul Van der Stricht papers

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Title: Paul Van der Stricht papers
Date (inclusive): 1943-1977
Collection Number: 90072
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of the Materials: In English and French.
Physical Description: 1 manuscript box (0.4 linear feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, orders, memoranda, and maps relating to clandestine operations carried out by the Office of Strategic Services in German-occupied France during World War II, and to liaison with French resistance forces. Includes a short official history of operations carried out by the French resistance, and two draft chapters of a history of the Office of Strategic Services by William J. Casey.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Van der Stricht, Paul

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Paul Van der Stricht papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1990.

Accruals

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Biographical/Historical Note

Lieutenant colonel, United States Army; chief, Western European Section, Special Operations Branch, Office of Strategic Services, 1943-1944.

Scope and Content of Collection

Correspondence, orders, memoranda, and maps relating to clandestine operations carried out by the Office of Strategic Services in German-occupied France during World War II, and to liaison with French resistance forces. Includes a short official history of operations carried out by the French resistance, and two draft chapters of a history of the Office of Strategic Services by William J. Casey.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Casey, William J.
United States. Office of Strategic Services.
Secret service--United States.
World War, 1939-1945--France.
World War, 1939-1945--Secret service.
World War, 1939-1945--Underground movements.

Box 1

Declassified U.S. government records, 1944

Scope and Contents note

Formerly security-classified records of the U.S. government, released in full or in part. Arranged chronologically by date of release by Hoover.
 

2015 May release of records, 1944

Scope and Contents note

Includes two copies of a narrative (in French and the English translation) about the daylight operation of 14 July 1944 in the Department of Lot, as well as "A Short History of the Organization of the Command of Operations Undertaken by the French Forces of the Interior" (largely in English, but some pages in French).
Box 1

Rest of collection not yet described