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Preliminary Inventory of the Karl R. Bendetsen Papers 1917-1989
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Karl R. Bendetsen papers
    Date (inclusive): 1917-1989
    Collection number: 75100
    Creator: Bendetsen, Karl R.
    Collection Size: 716 manuscript boxes, 8 oversize boxes, 2 album boxes, 2 motion picture film reels, 6 phonotape cassettes, 1 videotape cassette, 1 framed certificate (313.2 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, reports, speeches, studies, interview transcripts, minutes, statements, orders, printed matter, scrapbooks, and audiovisual materials, relating to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, American military organization and military policy during World War II and the Korean War, subsequent American defense policy, the Strategic Defense Initiative, American foreign policy, and the Champion International Corporation.
    Language: English

    Administrative Information


    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], Karl R. Bendetsen papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1975.


    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

    American business executive; assistant and under secretary of the Army, 1950-1952; special United States representative to West Germany, 1956; special ambassador to the Philippines, 1956; chairman, Advisory Committee to the Secretary of Defense, 1962; president and chairman of the board, Champion International Corporation, 1952-1973.

    Access Points

    Champion International Corporation.
    United States. Dept. of Defense.
    United States. Army.
    Korean War, 1950-1953.
    World War, 1939-1945--United States.
    Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.
    Strategic Defense Initiative.
    United States--Defenses.
    United States--Military policy.
    Video tapes.