Preliminary Inventory to the Joseph E. Persico Papers 1943-1980

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Title: Joseph E. Persico papers,
Date (inclusive): 1943-1980
Collection Number: 81137
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 5 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes, 1 envelope (2.9 linear feet)
Abstract: Sound recordings and transcripts of interviews, correspondence, reports, drafts of writings, notes, printed matter, and photographs, relating to American secret service activities in Germany during World War II. Used as research material for the book by J. E. Persico, Piercing the Reich (1979). Includes photocopies of records of the U.S. Office of Strategic Services.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Persico, Joseph E.


Collection open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Joseph E. Persico papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1981


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 . 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.


American historian.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States. Office of Strategic Services.
Secret service--United States.
United States--Armed Forces.
World War, 1939-1945--Germany.
World War, 1939-1945--Secret service.
World War, 1939-1945.

Box 1



Air operations


Allen, Harper


Ancrum, Calhoun


Angleton, James


Bancroft, Mary


Bank, Aaron


Boyd, Ann


British intelligence


Brittenham, Ray


Bruce, David


Burke, Michael


Cannoot, Ferdinand




Casey, William J.


Central Intelligence Agency correspondence


Chauffeur Mission


Chisel Mission


Copeland, Miles


Correspondence, Miscellaneous


Crocus Mission


Dartmouth Mission


Dawes/Houseboat Missions


Deadwood Mission


De Beaufort, Nam


Dillon Mission

Box 2

Doctor Mission


Downend Mission


Dubuque Mission


Dupont Mission


European interviews - Correspondence


Fleischer, Henry


Geneva convention on prisoners of war


Georgia/Virginia Missions




Goldberg, Arthur


Gould, Joseph


Greenup Mission

Box 3

Grell, William


Grimm, Kurt


Haass, Walter


Hadey, Gilbert


Hammer Mission


Helms, Richard


Hoguet, Peter


Homespun Mission


Hood, Cornelia


Houston, Lawrence


Hyde, Henry


Hymoff, Ed


Interviewees - Correspondence


Interviews - Lists


Issikides, Barbara


Italian-based missions


Joan/Eleanor Missions


Jolis, Albert


Juchniewicz, Bill


Jungk, Robert


Karlow, Peter


Katz, Milton


Kirstein, Wilhelm


Kolbe, Fritz


Kurz, Edmund


Laverge, Jan


Lemberger, Martha


Lowenstein, Dyno


Luxe Mission


McCulloch, John


Mallet Mission


Mero, Peter


Meucke, Carl


Miller, Gerald


Mimi Mission


Molden, Fritz


Morgan, Henry


Oakes, John

Box 4

Office of Strategic Services




Organization charts


Telephone directory


Operations - Lists


Painter Mission




Perry, Hart


Photographs - Correspondence and lists


Pitt Mission


Pratt, George


Prester, Julio


Questions for interviewees


Reddick, W. C.


Roman, Howard


Roosevelt, Kermit


Rubens Mission (Albert Pauley)


Sichel, Peter


Simpson, Stephen


Steiner, Herbert


Strahle, Carl


Summary of book for publisher


Sutton, Henry


Swiss operations


Teper, Lazare


Thalberg, Hans


Thompson, Robert E. S.


Titles for book


Tofte, Hans


Training agents


Troy Mission


Turano, Anthony


Turnbull, William


Ulmer, Alfred C.


Ulsamer, Edgar


Van Arkel, Gerhard


Van Dyck, Orpha


Viertel, Peter


Vujnovich, George

Box 5

War diary


Watt, Richard


Wynberg, Hans


Youri Mission

Box 6, tape 1

Ancrum, Calhoun

Tape 2

Baker, Mary

Tape 3

Boyd, Ann

Tape 4

Brittenham, Raymond

Tape 5

Bruce, David

Tape 6

Burke, Michael, and Robert Thompson

Tape 7

Cannoot, Ferdinand, and Kurt Grimm

Tape 8-9

Casey, William J.

Tape 10

Copeland, Miles

General note

Use copy reference number: 81137_a_0007743

Scope and Contents note

Includes various music recordings
Tape 11

De Beaufort, Nam, and Anthony Turano

Tape 12

Fleischer, Henry

Tape 13

Goldberg, Arthur

Tape 14-15

Gould, Joseph

Tape 16

Legradi, Helene, and Robert Jungk

Tape 17

Grell, William

Tape 18

Gruber, Karl, and Wilhelm Kirstein

Tape 19

Haass, Walter (sound recording of interview) 22 June 1977

General note

Use copy reference number: 81137_a_0005884
Tape 20

Hoguet, Peter

Tape 21

Hood, Cordelia

Tape 22

Houston, Lawrence

Tape 23

Hyde, Henry

Tape 24

Hyde, Henry, and Peter Sichel

Tape 25-27

Jolis, Albert

Tape 28

Karlow, Peter

Tape 29

Katz, Milton

Tape 30

Kirstein, Wilhelm

Tape 31

Kurz, Edmund

Tape 32-33

Lowenstein, Dyno (sound recording of interviews) 29 October 1976 11 November 1976

General note

Use copy reference number: 81137_a_0005886 and 81137_a_0005887
Tape 34

Mayer, Frederick (sound recording of interview) 5 July 1977

General note

Use copy reference number: 81137_a_0005627
Tape 35

Miller, Gerald

Tape 36

Molden, Fritz

Tape 37

Muecke, Carl

Tape 38

Oakes, John

Tape 39

Pauley, Albert

Tape 40

Perry, Hart, and Kermit Roosevelt

Tape 41

Pratt, George

Tape 42

Primbs, Max (sound recording of interview) 1 October 1977

General note

Use copy reference number: 81137_a_0005891
Tape 43

Reddick, Willis

Tape 44

Roman, Howard

Box 7, tape 45

Sichel, Peter

Tape 46

Strahle, Carl

Tape 47

Sutton, Henry

Tape 48-49

Teper, Lazare

Tape 50

Thompson, Robert E. S.

Tape 51-52

Tofte, Hans

Tape 53

Turano, Anthony

Tape 54

Turnbull, William

Tape 55-56

Ulmer, Alfred (sound recording of interview) 23 April 1977

General note

Use copy reference number: 81137_a_0005628
Tape 57-58

Ulsamer, Edgar

Tape 59-61

Van Arkel, Gerhard

Tape 62

Van Dyck, Orpha

Tape 63

Viertel, Peter, and Fritz Molden

Tape 64

Vujnovich, George

Tape 65

Weber, Franz (sound recording of interview) October 1977

General note

Cassette label has the date as 1 Oct; date given at the top of the Tape is 2 Oct. Use copy reference number: 81137_a_0005634
Tape 66

Wolf, David