Inventory of the John P. McKnight papers

Processed by Aparna Mukherjee, revised by Supriya Wronkiewicz.
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Inventory of the John P. McKnight papers

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Processed by:
Aparna Mukherjee
Date Completed:
2008
Revised by:
Supriya Wronkiewicz
Date Revised:
2010
Encoded by:
Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC record by David Sun, additions by Elizabeth Konzak and Supriya Wronkiewicz.
© 2008, 2010 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

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.
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Publication Rights

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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.


Box: 1

Personal file and collected documents, 1924-1944, undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 1

Biographical data, undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 2

Diary, undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 3

Notes, undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 4

Printed matter, 1924-1944

Scope and Content Note

Booklets in French and German
Box/Folder: 1 : 5

Miscellany, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes decontamination data card, label, notes, registration card, and travel schedule
Box: 1

U.S. Army records and related materials, 1924, 1942-1945, undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 6

Citation for Legion of Merit for "exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services in the Operations Division, War Department General Staff, from November 1942" April 1945,? undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 7

Participation in Unit Gas Officers Course about map exercise tactics, 1942 January-February

Box: 1

U.S. Army V Corps 1924, 1944-1945, undated

Box: 1

General, 1924, 1942-1945, undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 8

General, 1944 and undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 9

Clippings, 1924

Box/Folder: 1 : 10

List, undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 11

Max Katzowitz interview, 1944

Box/Folder: 1 : 12

Memoranda, 1944-1945

Box/Folder: 1 : 13

Reports, 1944 and undated

Box: 1

Army Post Office (APO) 230, 1944

Box/Folder: 1 : 14

General, 1944

Box/Folder: 1 : 15

Circulars and memoranda, 1944

Box: 1

APO 305 1944, undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 16

General, 1944, undated

Box: 1

Civil Affairs Section 1944, undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 17

General documents, 1944, undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 18

Memoranda, 1944 1944

Box: 1

War Department, undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 19

Clippings, extracts from War Department manual, informational material on the Glider Program, list of shipping ticket, memoranda, plan for action, and schedule, undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 20

APO 306 Memoranda, 1943

Box/Folder: 1 : 21

APO 307 Field order and memoranda, 1942

Box: 1

U.S. Army VI Corps 1943, undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 22

"General information and of information to be secured by staff officers visiting front," 1943

Box/Folder: 1 : 23

Report, undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 24

Telephone message from G3 45th Division to G3 6th Corps regarding bombing resulting in burning three trucks and death of one person, 1943

Box: 2

Photographs, 1944, undated

Scope and Content Note

Arranged by format
Box: 2

Negatives undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 1

Unidentified, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes negatives of election posters and unidentified individuals in home environment and war scenes
Box/Folder: 2 : 2

Unidentified individuals in home environment, undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 3

War scenes, undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 4

Election posters, undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 5

Unidentified individuals, animals, and sea in the background, undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 6

Churches and buildings, undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 7

Cars, undated

Box: 2

Prints 1944, undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 8

Unidentified groups of soldiers with a jeep next to them and President Roosevelt?s message on the roadside board which reads, "There are many roads to Tokyo; we will neglect none of them," undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 9

Thomas Dewey and an unidentified individual, undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 10-12

Soldiers in war ravaged areas, burial of dead soldiers on Omaha Beach and other Normandy beaches, tanks and planes, and Cherbourg after the surrender of Germany, 1944-1945 and undated

Map File

Oversize File, circa 1940s, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes military maps of various parts of France, printed maps of France, Europe, and world maps, proclamations and other print memorabilia. In English and in French