Register of the Lorenzo Sherwood Sabin, Jr. Papers, 1909-1978

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Register of the Lorenzo Sherwood Sabin, Jr. Papers, 1909-1978

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
  • Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
Processed by:
Elena Danielson
Date Completed:
March 1981
© 1999 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Lorenzo Sherwood Sabin, Jr. Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1909-1978
Collection number: 80120
Creator: Sabin, Lorenzo Sherwood, Jr., 1899-
Extent: 5 manuscript boxes, 2 envelopes 2.2 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Memoirs and other writings, correspondence, orders, and memoranda, relating to American naval operations in the Atlantic during World War II, the evacuation of North Vietnamese refugees to South Vietnam in 1954, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Lorenzo Sherwood Sabin, Jr. Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1980.

Accruals

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Access Points

North Atlantic Treaty Organization
United States. Navy--Officers
Indochinese War, 1946-1954
Refugees
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations
United States--Armed Forces
United States--Defenses
Vietnam

Biographical Note

Lorenzo Sherwood Sabin, Jr.

1899, May 23 Born, Dallas, Texas
1921 B.S., U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis
1930 Naval engineer, U.S. Navy Postgraduate School, ordnance engineering
1941 Staff gunnery officer, U.S.S. Maryland, Pearl Harbor
1942 Commander, LCI (L) Flotilla Two
1943 Commander, Landing Craft Groups, Tunisian, Sicilian, and Solarno campaigns
1944 Commander, assault convoy, Force 0, assault on Normandy
1948 Promoted, Rear Admiral
1954 Commander, sea lift, Operation Passage to Freedom
1955 Awarded, Distinguished Service Medal
  Awarded, Legion D'Honneur
1956 Promoted, Vice Admiral
1957-1961 Chief of Staff, Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic, NATO
1961 Retired

Series Description

Box Box No. 1.

Biographical File, 1927-1961.

Scope and Content Note

Biographical data, personal records, correspondence, orders, and other records relating to the career of Lorenzo S. Sabin, arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box Box No. 1-2.

Correspondence File, 1930-1976.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence of Lorenzo S. Sabin, arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Box Box No. 2-4.

Speeches and Writings, 1947-1978.

Scope and Content Note

Drafts and printed copies of articles, autobiographical reminiscences, and memoranda, arranged alphabetically by title.
Box Box No. 4-5.

Subject File, 1909-1961.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda, essays, pamphlets, and clippings by others; and official and semi-official correspondence of the Supreme Allied Command, Atlantic, NATO; arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box Box No. 10.A-V

Photograph File.

Scope and Content Note

See photograph card catalog.

Container List

 

Biographical File, 9127-1961.

Box 1.

Awards. Memoranda, congratulatory correspondence, and certificates.

Physical Description: Typescript copies.
 

General.

 

Distinguished Service Medal, 1955.

 

Legion D'Honneur, 1955.

 

Biographical sketches.

Physical Description: Typescript copies.
 

Orders. Memoranda and correspondence re appointments, promotion, and change of duties.

Physical Description: Typescript copies.
 

General.

 

Promotion to flag rank, 1948.

 

Appointment, Chief of Staff, Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic, NATO, 1957-1961.

 

Retirement, 1961. Congratulatory correspondence.

 

Correspondence File, 1930-1976.

Box 1.

General.

 

Adrian, R.N.

 

Alsop, Joseph.

 

Ancell, Robert M., Jr.

 

Anderson, E. Robert.

 

Anderson, W.S.

 

Arnheiter, Marc.

 

Barry, R.H.

 

Burke, Arleigh.

 

Callaghan, William M.

 

Cawdry, James.

 

Clark, Mark W.

 

Clarey, Bernard A.

 

Cluverious, W.T.

 

Coale, Griffith B.

 

Cole, W. Sterling.

 

Columbia Broadcasting Company.

 

Cooke, C.M.

 

Coop, F.R.

 

Copley, James S.

 

D'Alfonso, John.

 

Dobson, B.M.

 

Durthaller.

 

Dwight D. Eisenhower Library, Abilene, Kansas.

 

Dyer, G.C.

 

Eaker, Ira C.

 

Eliot, George Fielding.

 

Folk, Winston.

 

Gallery, D. V.

 

Gilmore, Horace W.

 

Hansen, Paul.

 

Hardison.

 

Helms, Jesse.

 

Hildring, J.H.

 

Hill, Jim Dan.

 

Hooper, Edwin B.

 

Imlay, M.H.

 

Island Publications.

Box 2.

KABC, Hollywood.

 

Kim, Tai Sun.

 

Kitchen, Etta Belle.

 

Kitts, W.A.

 

Korean Embassy, Washington, D.C.

 

Krulak, V.H.

 

Lawrence, David.

 

Loeb, William.

 

Low, F.S.

 

Lee, Hi Jung.

 

Mason, John T.

 

Matayoshi, Mitsuko.

 

MacGee, A. Ernest.

 

Matropolis, Andrew.

 

McCloy, John J.

 

McCollum, A.H.

 

McCrea, John L.

 

Mountbatten, Lord Louis.

 

Murfin, O.G.

 

Nimitz, Chester W.

 

Oliver, G.N.

 

Peterson, H.W.

 

Petersen, W.F.

 

Pheiffer, William T.

 

Pye, W.S.

 

Rhee, Syngman.

 

Richardson, James O.

 

Robinson, Hugh M.

 

Rockefeller, John D., 3rd.

 

Roon, Leo.

 

Rummel, R.J.

 

Rust, Joseph.

 

Ryan, C.E.

 

San Diego Union

 

Schulgen, George F.

 

Schuyler, C.V.R.

 

Seidel, William.

 

Sharp, U.S.G.

 

Smith, H.P.

 

Smith, Robert L.

 

South African Press and Information Office.

 

Spruance, Raymond A.

 

Stewart, Floyd W.

 

Stone, G.L.P.

 

Stroop, P.D.

 

Stull, John.

 

Stump, F.B.

 

Taft, Helen H.

 

Thomas, Leonard E.

 

Tong, Hollington K.

 

U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings.

 

U.S. Office of the President.

 

Vanderbilt, William H.

 

Vardaman, James Kimble.

 

Wall, R.M.

 

Wright, Jerauld.

 

Zumwalt, E.R.

 

Speeches and Writings, 1947-1978.

Box 2.

Untitled speech, Conference, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, Virginia, December 18, 1956.

Physical Description: Typescript (carbon copy).
 

Untitled speech, Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, San Diego, December 4, 1977.

Physical Description: Typescript.
 

Amphibian Means Action, Phiblant Information Bulletin, January 1, 1957.

Physical Description: Printed copy.
 

Autobiographical notes, n.d.

Physical Description: Handwritten transcript.
 

Biography of Vice Admiral L.S. Sabin, Transcribed and Edited from Taped Interviews by Commander E.B. Kitchen, 1970.

Physical Description: Annotated typescript.
 

Interview # 1.

 

Draft A.

 

Draft B.

Box 3.

Draft C.

 

Interview # 2.

 

Interview # 3.

 

Interview # 4.

 

Interview # 5.

 

Deep Selections, Proceedings, U.S. Naval Institute, March 1960.

 

Typescript copy.

 

Printed copies.

 

Related correspondence.

 

Letter to the editor, Proceedings, U.S. Naval Institute, November 1973.

Physical Description: Printed copy.
 

Letter to the editor, San Diego Union, July 23, 1977, re free press.

Physical Description: Printed copies.
 

Memorandum, October 31, 1947, re performance of duty.

Physical Description: Mimeographed copy.
 

Memorandum, October 5, 1954, re enlistment rates.

Physical Description: Typescript.
 

Omaha Beach, Shipmate, June 1969. Printed copy and related correspondence.

 

Our Involvement in Southeast Asia--An Assessment, n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript.
 

The Panama Canal--Is It OUrs?--Do We Need It? Examiner, May 26, 1976.

Physical Description: Printed copy.
Box 4.

Personal War Notes--LCI (L) Flotilla Two Operations, n.d. Typescript and related material.

 

Random Thoughts on Assorted Subjects, n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript.
 

Review of The Luciana Project by Rodney Campbell, n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript.
 

Review of Our Endless War by Tran Van Don, in The San Diego Union, October 1, 1978.

Physical Description: Typescript and printed copies.
 

Rising Suns Over Pearl, Shipmate, December 1966.

Physical Description: Printed copy.
 

Sentiments of a Sailor, (autobiographical notes), n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript.
 

The Significance of Angola, San Diego Examiner, March 17, 1976.

Physical Description: Typescript and printed copies.
 

A Sledge Hammer to Crack a Nut, Shipmate, March 1967.

Physical Description: Printed copy.
 

Soviets Want a `Red Lake' --Threat in Caribbean, reprint from the San Diego Union, June 25, 1976.

Physical Description: Printed copy.
 

Tragedy of Vietnam, (unfinished manuscript), 1963-1965.

Physical Description: Typescript and holographic notes.
 

Unfinished Story of Flotilla Two, n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript and holograph.
 

Vignette of a Man's Thoughts While File Clearing, n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript.
 

Subject File, 1909-1961.

Box 4.

Miscellaneous.

 

North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Supreme Allied Command, Atlantic (SACLANT), official and semi-official correspondence, arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

 

A,B,C.

 

D,E,F.

 

G,H,I.

 

J,K,L.

 

M,N,O.

 

P,Q,R.

 

S,T,U.

 

V,W,X,Y,Z.

Box 5.

Stamps.

 

U.S. Navy, memoranda.

 

Vietnam.

 

World War II.

 

Normandy, assault on. Task Force O.

 

Pearl Harbor.

 

Sicily, invasion of. Action Report, LCI (L) Flotilla II.

 

La Vestale, Report on French submarine.