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Inventory of the John P. McKnight papers
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  • Collection Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Collection Summary

    Title: John P. McKnight papers
    Dates: 1924-1945
    Collection Number: 81140
    Creator: McKnight, John P.
    Collection Size: 2 manuscript boxes and 1 oversize file (0.9 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Contains reports, notes, orders, proclamations, and photographs, relating to American military operations in Italy and France during World War II, and especially to activities of the Fifth Corps (V Corps) in Normandy following the D-Day landings.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: English
    Language of Material: There are proclamations in French

    Administrative Information

    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. McKnight papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1981.

    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

    1929 AB degree
    1931 Earned LL.B degree, University of Nebraska
    1931-1941 Engaged in general practice of law and owning and running a business
    1941 Entered U.S. Army as reserve officer
    1943 Engaged in combat as War Department representative with Fifth Army for invasion landing at Salerno, Italy
    1944 Engaged in combat as War Department representative with First Army for invasion of France and Normandy campaign

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The John P. McKnight papers consist of reports, notes, orders, proclamations, and photographs, relating to American military operations in Italy and France during World War II, and especially to activities of the Fifth Corps (V Corps) in Normandy following the D-Day landings. The collection presents documents relating to organization and performance of the United States Army Fifth (V) Corps as well as some information about McKnight's personal life.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    United States. Army. Corps, V.
    World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--France.
    World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.