Register of the Ellery W. Stone papers

Finding aid prepared by Beth Goder
Hoover Institution Archives
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Title: Ellery W. Stone papers
Date (inclusive): 1911-1981
Collection Number: 87008
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 11 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes (6.71 linear feet)
Abstract: The Ellery W. Stone papers contain correspondence, speeches and writings, reminiscences, orders, memoranda, reports, personnel records, printed matter, and photographs relating to Allied occupation policy in Italy during and after World War II and to the development of radio and other telecommunication systems.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Stone, Ellery W. (Ellery Wheeler), 1894-1981

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ellery W. Stone papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1987.

Accruals

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Biographical Note

1894 January 14 Born, Oakland, California
1913-1914 Majored in electrical and radio engineering, University of California
1914-1917 Assistant U.S. Radio Inspector, Department of Commerce, San Francisco
1917-1919 District Communications Superintendent, 12th Naval District, U.S. Naval Radio Station, San Diego
1919 General Manager, Moorhead Laboratories and Lee de Forest, Inc.
1919 Author, Elements of Radiotelegraphy
1922 Manager, Radio Department of the Pacific States
1924-1931 President, Federal Telegraph Company of California, which was acquired by International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation (ITT) in 1931
1931-1968 Joined ITT after merger and held various executive positions
1943 Vice President of Communications, Allied Control Commission for Italy
1944 Promoted to Rear Admiral
1944-1947 Chief Commissioner, Allied Control Commission in Italy and Chief Civil Affairs Officer, Allied Military Government in Italy
1946-1948 Regional Vice President for Middle East and Cairo, ITT
1948-1949 President, Federal Telephone & Radio Corporation
1948-1968 Director, ITT
1950-1958 President, American Cable & Radio Corporation and subsidiaries
1958 Retired from the Navy
1961-1965 President, ITT Europe
1969 Retired from ITT
1981 September 18 Died, Montclair, New Jersey

Scope and Content of Collection

The papers of Ellery W. Stone contain correspondence, speeches and writings, reminiscences, orders, memoranda, reports, personnel records, printed matter, and photographs relating to Allied occupation policy in Italy during and after World War II and to the development of radio and other telecommunication systems.
Throughout his life, Stone was involved in the radio and communications field. His interest in electronics was sparked by the gift of a battery-powered motor on his 14th birthday, and during his career he held several executive positions at the International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation (ITT). The Biographical and Personal File contains interviews documenting Stone's career in the communications field, as well as his work with the Allied Commission in Italy. This file also includes correspondence related to a book written by two reporters for Tempo called Finally the Allies Speak and citations for various awards that Stone received. The Radio and Communications File includes materials concerning organizations where Stone was a member, such as the Society of Wireless Pioneers and the De Forest Pioneers, as well as printed material, including publications with biographical articles on Stone. An article detailing Stone's career can be found in the Oversize Materials series.
The majority of the material in the Allied Commission and United States Navy File, which documents Stone's Navy career, relates to the Allied Commission in Italy. Several folders in this series, such as the cable and wireless service file, contain an index with a summary of included documents. Also included is the typescript Secret Story of One Month of Reign, which examines the reign of Umberto II, the abdication of Victor Emmanuel III, and Stone's role in these events as the Chief Commissioner of the Allied Commission. The Photographs and Oversize Materials series contain photographs from Stone's military service.
The Speeches and Writings series includes bound blueprint sheets of Stone's book Elements of Radiotelegraphy, which started as a series of lectures, as well as his speeches on communication and farewell address after completing his service with the Allied Commission.
Source: Oral-History: Ellery W. Stone. IEEE Global History Network. http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Oral-History:Ellery_W._Stone

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Allied Commission.
Italy--History--Allied occupation, 1943-1947.
Military government.
Radio.
Telecommunication.
United States. Navy--Officers.
World War, 1939-1945--Italy.

Boxes 1-2

Biographical and Personal File, 1911-1981

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence, clippings, interviews, and curriculum vitae, arranged alphabetically by format.
Box/Folder 1 : 1

Arlington National Cemetery file, 1965-circa 1967

Scope and Contents note

Includes map to grave of Behn.
 

Awards

Box/Folder 1 : 2-3

General, 1944-1965

Box/Folder 1 : 4

Distinguished Service Medal, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 5

Knight Commander, 1945

Box/Folder 1 : 6

Légion d'Honneur, 1963, 1971

Scope and Contents note

Includes speeches by Stone and photographs.
Box/Folder 1 : 7

Bancroft Library and Plate of Brass artifact, 1977

Box/Folder 1 : 8

Biographical information, 1945

Box/Folder 1 : 9

Citations and commendations, 1945-1947, undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes message from Harry Truman.
 

Clippings

Box/Folder 1 : 10

Biographical articles, undated

Scope and Contents note

See also: Oversize Materials.
Box/Folder 1 : 11

Death of Flora Pickering Stone, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 12

Marriage and religious conversion, 1947

Box/Folder 1 : 13

Obituary, 1981

Box/Folder 1 : 14

Promotions, 1943-1944

Scope and Contents note

See also: Allied Commission and United States Navy File, clippings.
Box/Folder 1 : 15

Youth, 1911, 1921

Box/Folder 1 : 16

Miscellaneous, 1950-1979

 

Correspondence

 

General

Box/Folder 1 : 17

1934

Box/Folder 1 : 18-19

1945

Box/Folder 1 : 20

1946

Box/Folder 2 : 1

1947

Box/Folder 2 : 2

1948

Box/Folder 2 : 3

1964

Box/Folder 2 : 4

1967

Box/Folder 2 : 5

1968

Box/Folder 2 : 6

1979-1981

Box/Folder 2 : 7

Congratulations, 1944-1945

Box/Folder 2 : 8

Curriculum vitae, 1940-1981

Box/Folder 2 : 9

Drawing depicting Ellery Stone, 1945

 

Finally the Allies Speak by Luigi Romersa and Bonaventura Caloro

Box/Folder 2 : 10

Clippings, 1961, undated

Box/Folder 2 : 11-12

Correspondence, 1961-1968

Box/Folder 2 : 13

Holiday cards, undated

Box/Folder 2 : 14

Interview of Stone as told to A. J. Schmitt (ITT Corporate History Interviews), 1978

Scope and Contents note

Includes typescript and notes.
Box/Folder 2 : 15

Interview of Stone by Arthur L. Norberg, 1978

Box/Folder 2 : 16

Invitations, 1946, undated

Box/Folder 2 : 17

Menu, 1969

Box/Folder 2 : 18

Moon landing stamps, 1969

Scope and Contents note

Includes Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong signatures.
Box/Folder 2 : 19

Navy identification card photocopy, 1959

Box/Folder 2 : 20

Radio operator licenses, 1912-1913

Box/Folder 2 : 21

Society for French American Cultural Services and Educational Aid, 1979

Box/Folder 2 : 22

Tax correspondence, 1967-1968

Box/Folder 2 : 23

Wedding announcement list, undated

Box/Folder 2 : 24

"The Wizards of Electricity" playbill, undated

Box/Folder 2 : 25

Miscellany, 1967-1977, undated

Boxes 3-7

Allied Commission and United States Navy File, 1942-1969

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence, clippings, printed matter, memoranda, and personnel records, arranged alphabetically by subject or format. See also: Declassified U.S. Government Records.
Box/Folder 3 : 1

Accounts of supplies furnished to Italy by Allies, 1946

Box/Folder 3 : 2

Advances to Allied Forces (Lire advances), 1946

Box/Folder 3 : 3

Anti-inflation file, 1944-1946, undated

Box/Folder 3 : 4

Bonomi, Ivanoe speech excerpt, 1944

Box/Folder 3 : 5-7

Cable and wireless service file, 1945-1947

Scope and Contents note

Includes index.
Box/Folder 3 : 8-10

Clippings, 1944-1947

Scope and Contents note

Includes clippings about Stone.
Box/Folder 3 : 11

Clippings, miscellaneous, 1944-1976, undated

Box/Folder 3 : 12

Commissions certificates, 1925-1949

 

Correspondence

Box/Folder 4 : 1

Undated

Box/Folder 4 : 2

1942-1943

Box/Folder 4 : 3

1943-1944

Box/Folder 4 : 4

1944-1945

Box/Folder 4 : 5

1945

Box/Folder 4 : 6

1946

Box/Folder 4 : 7

1947

Box/Folder 4 : 8

1950-1969

Box/Folder 4 : 9

Directive for Armistice Control Commission, 1943

Box/Folder 4 : 10

Directory of veterans of Allied Control Commission and Allied Military Government, 1954

Box/Folder 4 : 11

Forrestal Diaries, correspondence and reports, 1951-1953

Box/Folder 4 : 12

Forrestal, James, speech, 1949

Box/Folder 4 : 13

Index of miscellaneous Allied Control Commission papers, undated

 

Memoranda

Box/Folder 4 : 14

Future policy toward Italy, 1945

Box/Folder 4 : 15

Memorandum for President Truman, 1946

Scope and Contents note

See also: memoranda and correspondence file.
Box/Folder 4 : 16

Military situation, undated

Box/Folder 4 : 17

Memoranda and correspondence file, 1944-1946

Scope and Contents note

Includes memorandum for President Truman.
Box/Folder 4 : 18

Moscow communiqué, 1943-1944

Box/Folder 4 : 19

Naval Reserve file, 1953-1961

Box/Folder 4 : 20

Navy posters, undated

Box/Folder 4 : 21

Note cards, undated

Box/Folder 4 : 22

Notes from interview with King Victor Emmanuel III, 1944 February 5

Box/Folder 4 : 23

Notes on conversation between Stone and Prime Minister Parri, 1945 June 19

Box/Folder 4 : 24

Official Navy file of Admiral Stone, 1945-1959

Box/Folder 5 : 1

Official Navy file of Admiral Stone (cont'd.), 1945-1959

Box/Folder 5 : 2-3

Organization and reorganization of Allied Commission file, 1944-1946

Scope and Contents note

Includes index.
Box/Folder 5 : 4

Organization chart, 1945-1946

Box/Folder 5 : 5

Personnel file, 1944-1947

Box/Folder 5 : 6

Personnel file, completion of service and relief, 1944-1947, undated

Box/Folder 5 : 7

Press headlines and radio bulletins, 1947

 

Printed matter

Box/Folder 5 : 8

"The Allied Armies in Italy From 3rd September, 1943 to 12th December, 1944," Supplement to the London Gazette, 1950

Box/Folder 5 : 9

"Allied Military Government of Rome Under the Fifth Army," report by Edgar E. Hume, 1944

Box/Folder 5 : 10

Documenti relative ai rapporti tra l'Italia e le Nazioni Unite, 1945

Box/Folder 5 : 11

The Renaissance of Religion in Science - An Inroad into Communism by Roland T. E. Bowler, typescript, 1958

Box/Folder 5 : 12

Review of Allied Military Government and of the Allied Commission in Italy, undated

Box/Folder 5 : 13

"Salerno-Naples. February-March 1944," by T. G. Bergin, 1947

Box/Folder 6 : 1

Schio Massacre, 1948

Box/Folder 6 : 2

Summary of Regulations Governing the Issuance and Wearing of Decorations, Medals and Ribbons Now Designated for Naval Personnel, 1943

 

Weekly Bulletin of the Allied Commission

Scope and Contents note

For Volume 1, see: Declassified U.S. Government Records.
Box/Folder 6 : 3

Volume 2, 1945-1946

Box/Folder 6 : 4

Volume 3, 1946-1947

Box/Folder 6 : 5

Loose newsletters, 1946

Box/Folder 6 : 6

United States Naval Institute Proceedings, 1934

Box/Folder 6 : 7

1944-1945

Scope and Contents note

Includes index.
Box/Folder 6 : 8

Promotions and appointments, 1943-1945, undated

Box/Folder 6 : 9

Review of Allied Commission achievements and communications work, 1945

 

Secret Story of One Month of Reign, Italia-Nuova series, annotated typescript

Box/Folder 6 : 10

Volume 1, 1946

Box/Folder 6 : 11

Volume 2, 1946-1947

Box/Folder 7 : 1

Volume 3, 1947

Box/Folder 7 : 2

"Senate Committee Investigating the National Defense Program," draft notes, 1945

Box/Folder 7 : 3

Speech (broadcast) "Allied Military Government in Italy," undated

Box/Folder 7 : 4

United States Naval Institute certificate of membership, 1944

Box/Folder 7 : 5

Miscellany, 1944-1945

Boxes 7-8

Radio and Communications File, 1937-1980

Scope and Contents note

Includes printed matter and correspondence, arranged alphabetically by subject or format.
Box/Folder 7 : 6

Clippings, 1934-1972

Box/Folder 7 : 7

Correspondence, 1940-1972

Box/Folder 7 : 8

De Forest Pioneers file, 1975-1978, undated

Box/Folder 7 : 9

Electronics in the West: The First Fifty Years by Jane Morgan, correspondence, 1968

Box/Folder 7 : 10

ITT Europe file, 1965, undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes photographs.
 

Printed matter

Box/Folder 7 : 11

Bell Laboratories Record, 1950

Box/Folder 7 : 12

"Brief History of Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company" by Thorn Mayes, undated

Box/Folder 7 : 13

"Brief History of the United Wireless Telegraph Company" by Thorn Mayes, undated

Box/Folder 7 : 14

International System News, 1933

Scope and Contents note

Includes article about Stone.
Box/Folder 7 : 15

"The Origins of the Electronics Industry on the Pacific Coast" by Arthur L. Norberg, 1976

Box/Folder 7 : 16

"Radio Ancestors - An Autobiography" by Robert H. Marriott, 1968

Box/Folder 7 : 17

The Story of Kolster Radio, 1928

Scope and Contents note

Includes biography of Stone.
Box/Folder 7 : 18

When Telecom and ITT Were Young by Maurice Deloraine, 1976

Box/Folder 7 : 19

Resignation, 1964

Box/Folder 8 : 1

Sarnoff, David file, 1937-1953

 

Society of Wireless Pioneers

Box/Folder 8 : 2

Honorary membership, 1979-1980

Box/Folder 8 : 3

Life membership, 1980, undated

Box/Folder 8 : 4

Newsletter, 1972

Box/Folder 8 : 5

Sparks: Tales of the Wireless Pioneers, Volume 3, 1974

Box/Folder 8 : 6

Yearbook and directory, 1976

Box/Folder 8 : 7

Miscellany, 1975, undated

Box 9

Speeches and Writings, 1918-1967

Scope and Contents note

Includes speeches, articles, and correspondence, arranged chronologically. See also: Biographical and Personal File, Awards, Légion d'Honneur.
Box/Folder 9 : 1

Assignments for correspondence course in elementary radio, undated

Box/Folder 9 : 2-3

Elements of Radiotelegraphy, bound volumes, 1918

Box/Folder 9 : 4

"Communication System for the Italian Squadron Transatlantic Flight," Electrical Communication, 1934

Box/Folder 9 : 5

"Communications for Italian Transatlantic Flight," 1934 August

Box/Folder 9 : 6

"Communications for Byrd Antarctic Expedition II," 1936 February

Box/Folder 9 : 7

Speech on President Roosevelt's death for Radio Roma, 1945 April 13

Scope and Contents note

Includes Italian text.
Box/Folder 9 : 8

Statement on the death of President Roosevelt, 1945 April 13

Box/Folder 9 : 9

Farewell address, Allied Commission, 1947 March 14

 

"Communications -- Lifeline of World Peace, Trade and Economy," New York Trade Week World Trade Luncheon, 1952 May 21

Box/Folder 9 : 10

Correspondence, 1952-1954

Box/Folder 9 : 11

Program and report, 1952-1953

Box/Folder 9 : 12

Speech, 1952

 

"International Communications: Past and Future," New York Chapter of Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, 1960 November 30

Box/Folder 9 : 13

Correspondence, 1960-1961

Box/Folder 9 : 14

Speech, typescript, 1960

Box/Folder 9 : 15

"Policy of ITT Towards Europe," conference commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Marshall Plan, 1967 June 7

Box 10

Photographs, 1944-1946

Scope and Contents note

Consists of prints and negatives, arranged alphabetically by subject or format.
Box/Folder 10 : 1

Art prints (Giranello and Manacero), undated

 

Award ceremonies

Box/Folder 10 : 2

Stone presents awards, 1945, undated

Box/Folder 10 : 3

Stone receives a medal, undated

Box/Folder 10 : 4

Boca Raton, Florida, undated

Box/Folder 10 : 5

Caserma Carabinieri (Stone with W. D. Morgan, Sac, Mtousa), 1945

Box/Folder 10 : 6

Civilian relief with Colonel O. J. Bizzozero and Stone examining supplies, 1944

Box/Folder 10 : 7

Comic, undated

Box/Folder 10 : 8

House, undated

Box/Folder 10 : 9

House Military Affairs Committee, 1945

Box/Folder 10 : 10

Negatives, undated

Box/Folder 10 : 11-13

Navy photographs, 1945, undated

Box/Folder 10 : 14

Personal photographs and holiday cards, undated

Box/Folder 10 : 15

Photos from book, undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes negatives.
Box/Folder 10 : 16

Portrait of Stone, undated

Box/Folder 10 : 17

Princess Marie José of Savoy with children, undated

Box/Folder 10 : 18

Stone and Prime Minister Ivanoe Bonomi examine civilian relief supplies, Rome, 1944

Box/Folder 10 : 19

Stone welcomes Mathew B. Ridgway, 1945

Box/Folder 10 : 20

Stone with Bruno Romani, undated

Box/Folder 10 : 21

Stone with Field Marshall Harold Alexander, 1945, undated

Box/Folder 10 : 22

Stone with Herbert Hoover and others, 1946

Box/Folder 10 : 23

Stone with H. M. Ziroli, Brigadier Lush and others, 1946

Box/Folder 10 : 24

V-E Day services, 1945

Box/Folder 10 : 25

Wedding, undated

Box/Folder 10 : 26

Miscellany, 1946, undated

Boxes 11-12

Oversize Materials, 1943-1979

Scope and Contents note

Includes photo albums, mounted stars, article on Stone, and cartoon of Stone.
Box 11

Mounted stars, undated

Box 12

Sparks Journal with article "The Unique Career of Ellery W. Stone," circa 1979

Box 12

Cartoon of Stone, undated

 

Photo albums of General Command of the Carabinieri Reali (Royal Carabiniers)

Box 12

Marshal H. R. Alexander, 1945

Box 12

General Morgan, 1943

Box 13

Declassified U.S. Government Records, 1942-1945

Scope and Contents note

Formerly security-classified records of the U.S. government, released in full or in part. Includes some interfiled, unclassified government records. Arranged chronologically by date of release by Hoover, thereunder chronologically by date of creation.
Box/Folder 13 : 1-5

2016 March release of records, 1942-1945

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, printed matter, and photographs relating to Stone's work with the Allied Commission and United States Navy. Includes Volume 1 of Weekly Bulletin of the Allied Commission and a draft of Allied Military Administration of Italy, 1943-1945 by C. R. S. Harris.