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Inventory of the John P. Lake papers
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: John P. Lake papers
    Date (inclusive): 1934-1980
    Collection Number: 85045
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 2 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes (1.2 linear feet)
    Abstract: Orders, reports, personnel records, certificates, and photographs, relating to American military assistance to Chinese forces during World War II, and to attempted American mediation between Kuomintang and Chinese communist forces in 1946.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Lake, John P., 1894-1976.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], John P. Lake papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1985.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical/Historical Note

    Colonel and commanding officer in United States Army with Combat Section in Chinese 18th Army, Chinese Combat Command, 1945. Received Award of Legion of Merit in 1945 and Army Commendation Ribbon in 1946 for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services as Chairman of Executive Headquarters Field Team No. 7 in Tsinan, China. The Executive Headquarters was charged with Implementing the cessation of civil strife in China, the restoration of communications, and the reorganization of the Chinese Army. Lake retired from the Army in 1953.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Orders, reports, personnel records, correspondence, certificates, and photographs, relating to American military assistance to Chinese forces during World War II, and to attempted American mediation between Kuomintang and Chinese communist forces in 1946.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    United States. Army--Officers.
    United States. Army. Forces in China Theater.
    China--History--Civil War, 1945-1949.
    United States--Armed Forces--China.
    World War, 1939-1945--China.