Inventory of the John P. Lake papers

Finding aid prepared by Rachel Yamada
Hoover Institution Archives
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Stanford University
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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.

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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

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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.

Box 1

Correspondence 1945-1980

Box 1

Notes, Documentation, and Correspondence undated

Box 1

Interview with Yasui Mitsuru concerning activities in Japan 1949

Box 1

Marriage, Death, and Retirement Records 1947-1976

Box 1

Official Army Records Correspondence 1953

Box 1

Special Orders 1945-1975

Box 1

Court Martial Documentation 1950-1951

Box 1

General Court Martial Cases 1951

Box 1

A History of the Executive Headquarters in Peiping China 1947

Box 1

Immigration Materials 1945

Language of Materials note: Materials in Chinese
Box 1

Japanese Print of Trout 1952

Box 1

Business Cards undated

Box 2

Army Navy Football Game Program 1934

Box 2

Photo of John P. Lake undated

Box 2

Portrait undated

Box 2

Photos labeled "Old China" (3 folders) Ca. 1944-1946

Box 2

Portraits of John P. Lake 1952

Box 2

Photo Album 1973-1974

Box 2

Scrapbook Journal 1974

Box 2

Loose Photos removed from Scrapbook Journal undated

Box 2

Items removed from Scrapbook Journal

Box 2

Photos from Envelope 1939-1972

Box 3

Army Commendation Certificate 1946

Box 3

Family Photo Album 1951-1953

Box 3

Loose Photos from Family Photo Album 1951-1953

Box 3

Photo Album of Military Career undated

Box 3

Loose Photos removed from Photo Album of Military Career undated

Box 4

Cloth Map of China 1944

Box 4

Photo Album of Japan from Konoye Murooka 1969

Box 4

Loose Photos Removed from Photo Album 1969

Box 4

Official Document undated

Language of Materials note: Not in English