Register of the Charles MacArthur Carman Jedburgh Collection

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Register of the Charles MacArthur Carman Jedburgh Collection

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Processed by:
David Jacobs
Date Completed:
2005
Encoded by:
ByteManagers using OAC finding aid conversion service specifications and Elizabeth Konzak
© 2007 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Charles MacArthur Carman Jedburgh Collection
Dates: 1934-1994
Collection number: 90090
Collector: Carman, Charles MacArthur, collector.
Collection Size: 8 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 envelope, 2 microfilm reels. (5.5 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Reports, orders, letters, writings, printed matter, and audiovisual material, relating to Jedburgh operations carried out by the Office of Strategic Services in 1944, involving parachuting operatives behind German lines in the Netherlands, Belgium and France to effect liaison with local resistance forces. Includes copies of official records of the operations, and subsequent recollections of veterans of the operations.
Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English French

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research. Access to audiovisual materials requires at least two weeks advance notice. Audiovisual materials include sound recordings, video recordings, and motion picture film. Hoover staff will determine whether use copies of the materials requested can be made available. Some materials may not be accessible even with advance notice. Please contact the Hoover Institution Archives Audiovisual Specialist for further information.

Publication Rights

For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Charles MacArthur Carman Jedburgh Collection, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

The materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1990.

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 Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

Alternative Forms of Material Available

Some materials are photocopies. In part, originals are located in the National Archives and Records Administration.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Charles MacArthur Carman collection in the Hoover Institution Archives consists primarily of materials relating to the activities of the Office of Strategic Services in the last phase of World War II, and specifically to the operations of the Jedburgh teams that were parachuted into German-occupied areas of Holland, Belgium, and France in 1944.
The three man Jedburgh teams, which were made up of American, British, Dutch, and French agents, attempted to reinforce and coordinate local resistance activities against German forces in advance of the Allied offensive that followed the Normandy landings in June 1944. They trained and armed resistance forces, undertook sabotage actions, and attacked German troops. A number of Jedburgh team members were killed in action or executed by the Germans.
The bulk of the collection is comprised of photocopies of military records located in the National Archives in Washington, D.C. In addition, there are publications and other materials collected by Charles MacArthur Carman, who was himself a former Jedburgh agent (a member of team Maurice). Many of these concern the history of the French resistance, often at the level of a specific region or town (see Printed Matter series).
In later years, Carman corresponded with other former Jedburgh operatives, and this correspondence, where it appears, is identified. The collection also includes a number of photographs of Jedburgh training exercises and videorecordings of commemorations of the Normandy landings and of Jedburgh operations. Additionally, there are two examples of items carried by Jedburgh operatives, a map and code chart, both printed on silk (see Oversize Materials).

Arrangement

The collection is organized into seven series: Office of Strategic Services File, Printed Matter, Photographs, Sound Recordings, Video Recordings, Oversize Materials, and Microfilm.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

United States. Office of Strategic Services.
World War, 1939-1945--Secret service.
Secret service--United States.
World War, 1939-1945--Underground movements.
World War, 1939-1945--Netherlands.
World War, 1939-1945--Belgium.
World War, 1939-1945--France.


Container List

Box/Folder: 1

Office of Strategic Services File, 1934-1991.

Scope and Content Note

Numerical files, Jedburgh "after action" reports, and files relating to specific individuals, arranged separately
 

Numerical files relating to Jedburgh operations, 1944-1991

Box/Folder: 1 : 1

Unnumbered. Letter from John P. Bodnar to Colonel Cheever, 1987 December 13

Box/Folder: 1 : 2

No. 31. "Remembering Jedburgh Team Augustus" by Paul Ausseresses, with accompanying letter to Captain Irwin, 1989 October 25.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
Box/Folder: 1 : 3

No. 32. Printed copy of an obituary of Christopher Blathwayt, 1990

Box/Folder: 1 : 4

No. 33. "Journey of a Jed" by Stanley Cannicott, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder: 1 : 5

No. 34. Holograph excerpt, "Chapitre V—L'évasion," undated, and newsletters published by the organization Amicale du battailion charollais, 1984-1985

Box/Folder: 1 : 6

No. 36. Guidebook, Musée de la Résistance et de la Déportation, Besançon, France, undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 7

No. 37. Printed copy of obituary of Dom Joseph Coombe-Tennant, The Times(London), 1989 November 14

Box/Folder: 1 : 8

No. 38. Printed copy of Debout les paras, 1990 September-October

Box/Folder: 1 : 9

No. 39. Typescript of memorandum by George A. Schriever, 1944 December 4

Box/Folder: 1 : 10

No. 40. Two letters relating to a memorial fund in honor of Horace W. Fuller, 1990

Box/Folder: 1 : 11

No. 41. Postcard addressed to Charles Carman, with enclosure, an excerpt from Le Finistère dans la guerre, 1989 July 31

Box/Folder: 1 : 12

No. 42. Typescript, "Report on Seventy-five SO Agents (Mostly Jedburghs) Dropped by Parachute into France," undated.

Box/Folder: 1 : 13

No. 131. Photocopy of cartoon by Victor A. Gough, with accompanying biographical information, undated.

Box/Folder: 1 : 14

No. 133. Two letters to Charles M. Carman from Wyman W. Irwin, 1990-1991, and typescript of paper by Irwin, "Jedburgh Operations in Southeast France, June 1944—January 1945," 1990 May 14

Box/Folder: 1 : 15

No. 134. Materials relating to Jedburgh operations sent to Charles M. Carman by Michael R. King. Typescript, "Rapport du Team 'Ian'," 1944 September 26, and correspondence, 1991

Box/Folder: 1 : 16

No. 135. Typescript of thesis by William W. Irwin, "A Special Force: Origin and Development of the Jedburgh Project in Support of Operation Overlord," 1991

Box/Folder: 1 : 17

No. 136. Printed copy of Le maquis de Beaubery et le bataillon du Charollais by Claude Zeigel, 1947

 

No. 137

Box/Folder: 1 : 18

Typescript of paper by S. J. Lewis, "Jedburgh Team Operations in Support of the 12th Army Group, August 1944," 1987 July

Box/Folder: 1 : 19

Typescript of translation of "The England Spiel (England Maneouvre)" by J. E. van der Starp, 1948

Box/Folder: 2 : 1

No. 138. Typescript, "The Springing Tigers in France, 1944" by R. G. Loosmore, 1985 May

Box/Folder: 2 : 2

No. 139. Excerpt from Vercors, haut-lieu de France by Pierre Tenant, 1966

Box/Folder: 2 : 3

No. 140. Letter from Henry D. McIntosh to Charles M. Carman, with enclosures, 1990 August 27

Box/Folder: 2 : 4

No. 141. Excerpt from Guide des maquis et hauts-lieux de la Résistance d'Auvergne by Gilles Lévy, undated.

Box/Folder: 2 : 5

No. 142. Typescript report on Operation Linnet, 1944 August 29

Box/Folder: 2 : 6

No. 231. Letter from Roger Meuret to Charles M. Carman, with enclosures, 1991 May 20

Box/Folder: 2 : 7

No. 232. Typescript, "Reminiscences of a Junior SOE Officer: C'est magnifique mais ce n'est pas la guerre, or How the 'Maquis' Really Was—for Some," undated.

Box/Folder: 2 : 8

No. 233. Excerpt from Les fougères de la liberté, 1939-1945 by Emilienne Eychenne, undated.

Box/Folder: 2 : 9

No. 234. Letter from John M. Olmsted to Charles M. Carman, with enclosure, 1990 March 5

Box/Folder: 2 : 10

No. 235. Typescript, "About the Jedburghs," 1982 Fall, and correspondence relating to citations and awards given to members of Jedburgh teams, 1945 April 12

Box/Folder: 2 : 11

No. 236. Typescript, "Raw Interrogation: 'Fife and Carlow'," 1944 July 28

Box/Folder: 2 : 12

No. 237. Excerpt from Mémorial de la Résistance en Haute-Savoie, undated.

Box/Folder: 2 : 13

No. 238. Contents transferred to Photographs series

Box/Folder: 2 : 14

No. 239. Letter from Michel Boissarie to Charles M. Carman, with enclosure, 1991 June 2

Box/Folder: 2 : 15

No. 240. Thesis, "The Jedburghs: Combat Operations Conducted in the Finistère Region of Brittany, France from July—September 1944" by Elliot J. Rosner, 1990

Box/Folder: 2 : 16

No. 241. Printed copy of pamphlet, Septembre 1944, le VIe corps U.S. libère Besançon, undated.

Box/Folder: 2 : 17

No. 242. Typescript report relating to Jedburgh operation Comet, 1944 September 7

 

Jedburgh "after action" reports, and related materials, arranged by name of team or mission, 1944-1990

Box/Folder: 2 : 18

Alan. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 2 : 19

Alastair. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 2 : 20

Alec. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 2 : 21

Alexander. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 2 : 22

Alfred. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 2 : 23

Ammonia. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 2 : 24

Andrew. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 2 : 25

Andy. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 2 : 26

Anthony. Two typescript reports, 1944

Box/Folder: 2 : 27

Archibald. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 2 : 28

Arnold. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 2 : 29

Arthur. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 2 : 30

Aubrey. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 2 : 31

Auguste. Two typescript reports, 1944; one typescript speech, 1984 September 9; and one letter, 1989 October 20

Box/Folder: 2 : 32

Basil. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 2 : 33

Benjamin and Bernard. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 2 : 34

Brian. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 3 : 1

Bruce. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 3 : 2

Bugatti. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 3 : 3

Bunny. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 3 : 4

Cecil. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 3 : 5

Cedric. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 3 : 6

Chloroform. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 3 : 7

Chrysler. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 3 : 8

Cinnamon. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 3 : 9

Citroen. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 3 : 10

Clarence. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 3 : 11

Claude. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 3 : 12

Collodion. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 3 : 13

Daniel I. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 3 : 14

Daniel II. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 3 : 15

Desmond. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 3 : 16

Dodge. Two typescript reports, 1944

Box/Folder: 3 : 17

Douglas I and Douglas II. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 3 : 18

Dudley. Typescript report, 1944, and typescript manuscript, undated.

Box/Folder: 3 : 19

Edward. Two typescript reports, 1944

Box/Folder: 3 : 20

Ephedrine. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 3 : 21

Felix. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 3 : 22

Francis. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 3 : 23

Frank. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 4 : 1

Frederick. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 4 : 2

Gavin. Two typescript reports, 1944

Box/Folder: 4 : 3

George I. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 4 : 4

George II. Two typescript reports, 1944

Box/Folder: 4 : 5

Gerald. Two typescript reports, 1944

Box/Folder: 4 : 6

Gilbert. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 4 : 7

Giles. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 4 : 8

Godfrey. Two typescript reports, 1944

Box/Folder: 4 : 9

Gregory. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 4 : 10

Guy. Two typescript reports, 1944

Box/Folder: 4 : 11

Hamish. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 4 : 12

Harold. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 4 : 13

Harry. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 4 : 14

Henry. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 4 : 15

Hilary. Typescript report, 1944.

Scope and Content Note

Also includes a typescript account by E. Mautaint, 1984, and photocopy of a print depicting a monument commemorating team Hilary, 1990
Box/Folder: 4 : 16

Horace. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 4 : 17

Hugh. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 4 : 18

Ian. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 4 : 19

Ivor. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 4 : 20

Jacob. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 4 : 21

James. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 4 : 22

Jeremy. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 5 : 1

Jim. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 5 : 2

John. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 5 : 3

Jude. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 5 : 4

Julian. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 5 : 5

Lee. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 5 : 6

Mark. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 5 : 7

Martin. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 5 : 8

Masque. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 5 : 9

Maurice. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 5 : 10

Miles. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 5 : 11

Minaret. One typescript report, 1944, and one letter, 1944 October 1

Box/Folder: 5 : 12

Monocle. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 5 : 13

Nicholas. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 5 : 14

Norman. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 5 : 15

Novocaine. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 5 : 16

Packard. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 5 : 17

Paul. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 5 : 18

Philip. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 5 : 19

Quentin. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 5 : 20

Quinine. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 5 : 21

Raymond. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 5 : 22

Roderick. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 5 : 23

Ronald. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 5 : 24

Sceptre. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 5 : 25

Scion. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 5 : 26

Simon. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 5 : 27

Stanley I. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 5 : 28

Stanley II. Two typescript reports, 1944

Box/Folder: 5 : 29

Timothy. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 6 : 1

Tony. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 6 : 2

Veganine. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 6 : 3

Verveine. Typescript, 1944

Box/Folder: 6 : 4

Willys. Typescript, 1944

 

Files relating to specific individuals involved in Jedburgh operations, 1934-1990

Box/Folder: 6 : 5

Galbert, Maurice de (nom de guerre, Jacques Le Rocher). Correspondence, identity cards, and pay book, 1934-1966

Box/Folder: 6 : 6

Lajeunesse, Lucien E. Correspondence, identity card, and program, 1943-1951

 

Olmsted, John M. Clippings, correspondence and reports

Box/Folder: 6 : 7

1943

Box/Folder: 6 : 8-9

1944

Box/Folder: 6 : 10

1945

Box/Folder: 6 : 11

1987-1990

Box/Folder: 6 : 12

Péré, Pierre. Brochure, map, postcard, and reports, 1987

 

Printed Matter, 1944-1994.

Scope and Content Note

Brochures and leaflets; monographs; and serial issues, arranged alphabetically by physical form
 

Brochures and leaflets

Box/Folder: 6 : 13

1945-1989

Box/Folder: 7 : 1

1991-1994

 

Monographs

Box/Folder: 7 : 2-4

undated.

Box/Folder: 7 : 5

1944

Box/Folder: 7 : 6

1945

Box/Folder: 7 : 7

1948

Box/Folder: 7 : 8

Serial issues, 1994

 

Photographs, 1944-1994.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically
Box/Folder: 7 : 9

Five prints depicting Jedburgh training exercises, England, circa 1944

Box/Folder: 7 : 10

Four prints depicting Jedburgh training courses, Milton Hall, England, circa 1944

Scope and Content Note

(Originally contained in numerical file no. 238)
Box/Folder: 7 : 11

One print depicting a victory parade, France, circa 1944

Box/Folder: 7 : 12

Two prints depicting the grave of Captain T. A. Mellows, France, 1991

Box/Folder: 7 : 13

Two prints depicting a monument to Captain T. A. Mellows, France, 1991

Box/Folder: 7 : 14

Two prints depicting a street named for Captain T. A. Mellows, France, 1991

Box/Folder: 7 : 15

One print depicting a plaque commemorating Commonwealth soldiers, France, 1991

Box/Folder: 7 : 16

Four prints depicting a ceremony inaugurating a plaque in honor of the Jedburgh operations, United States, 1994 January 28

Box/Folder: 10 A.V.

One print depicting General William J. Donovan and Lucien E. Lajeunesse, 1944 December 15

Box/Folder: 8

Sound Recordings, 1994.

Scope and Content Note

Compact and mini sound cassettes, arranged chronologically
Box/Folder: 8 : 1

One compact sound cassette, "L'Épopée du Vercors," undated.

Box/Folder: 8 : 2-5

Four mini sound cassettes containing interviews relating to Jedburgh operations, 1994

 

Video Recordings, 1994.

Scope and Content Note

VHS videocassettes, arranged chronologically
Box/Folder: 8 : 1

One VHS videocassette, "Musée de la Résistance Bretonne," undated.

Box/Folder: 8 : 2

One VHS videocassette labeled "Égletons, E.N.P.I.," 1994

Box/Folder: 8 : 3

One VHS videocassette labeled "Josselin/ Cöetquidan/Égletons, E.N.P. II," 1994

Box/Folder: 8 : 4

One VHS videocassette labeled "Neuvic," 1994

Box/Folder: 8 : 5

One VHS videocassette labeled "Solstice en Provençe," 1994

Box/Folder: 8 : 6

One VHS videocassette labeled "Eliz/Omaha, Running-In," 1994

Box/Folder: 8 : 7

One VHS videocassette containing footage of the dedication ceremony for a plaque in memory of the Jedburgh operations, 1994 January 28

Box/Folder: 8 : 8

One VHS videocassette containing scenes of the Musée de la Résistance bretonne, St. Marcel, France, and other places associated with the 1944 liberation of France, 1994 June-August

Box/Folder: 8 : 9

One VHS videocassette containing footage of the 50th anniversary commemoration of the Normandy landings, 1994 June 5-11

Box/Folder: 8 : 10

One VHS videocassette labeled "Omaha," 1994 June 6

Box/Folder: 9

Oversize Materials, 1944-1983.

Scope and Content Note

Map, chart, photocopies, brochure, and clippings, arranged by physical form
Box/Folder: 9 : 1

One map printed on silk depicting regions of Holland, Belgium, France, and Germany, circa 1944

Box/Folder: 9 : 2

One set of codes printed on silk, circa 1944

Box/Folder: 9 : 3

Photocopies of photographs depicting bomb damage at Égletons, France, 1944 August

Box/Folder: 9 : 3

Brochure and clippings relating to the French resistance group Bolambo, 1983

 

Microfilm Cabinet Microfilm, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Two reels of filmed records from the National Archives of the United States