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Inventory of the Arthur L. West papers
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  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: Arthur L. West papers
    Date (inclusive): 1944-1984
    Date (bulk): 1964-1972
    Collection Number: 84023
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: In English and Vietnamese.
    Physical Description: 8 manuscript boxes, 1 motion picture film reel (3.3 linear feet)
    Abstract: Reports, manuals, orders, correspondence, memoranda, printed matter, and photographs relating to American military operations, especially in Vietnam, and to United States Army development of combat systems and tactics, especially the use of armor.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: West, Arthur L.

    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], Arthur L. West papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1984.

    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 Note

    Chronology

    1919 January 6 Born, Phoenix, Arizona
    1937 March 6 Married Trois Argel Meyer
    1940 Bachelor of Sciences, Economics and Business Administration, Oklahoma A&M College
    1940 August 15 Commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant, U.S. Army
    1942 February 1 Promoted to 1st Lieutenant
    1942 October 5 Promoted to Captain
    1943 May 26 Promoted to Major
    1943-1944 Battalion Commander, 10th Armored Infantry Battalion, 4th Armored Division
    1951 Master of Arts, Georgetown University
    1944 September 9 Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel
    1950-1953 Officer, G-3, Plans Division, Department of the Army
    1953 Officer, G-3, X Corps
    1953-1954 Officer, G-3, Training Division, Eighth Army
    1955 Graduated, Armed Forces Staff College
    1955 March 31 Promoted to Colonel
    1955-1957 Department Director, Command and Staff Department of U.S. Army Armor School
    1958 Graduated, The National War College
    1958-1960 Staff Member, Office of Chief of Staff of Military Operations
    1960-1962 Strategic Planner, Joint Chiefs of Staff
    1962-1963 Commander, Combat Command A, 3rd Armored Division
    1963 July 17 Promoted to Brigadier General
    1963-1964 Assistant Division Commander, 3rd Armored Division
    1964-1966 Director, Organization, Unit Training, and Readiness Directorate
    1966 Promoted to Major General
    1966-1967 Chief, U.S. Army Mechanized and Armor Combat Operations Evaluation (MACOV) Team
    1985 January 3 Died

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Reports, manuals, orders, correspondence, memoranda, printed matter, and photographs relating to American military operations, especially in Vietnam, and to United States Army development of combat systems and tactics, especially the use of armor.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    United States. Army--Officers.
    Armored vehicles, Military.
    Military intelligence--United States.
    Motion pictures.
    United States--History, Military--Study and teaching.
    United States. Army--Officers.
    Vietnam War, 1961-1975.