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

Prepared by Linda Bernard, 1995; revised by Dale Reed, 2006
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305-6010
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Fax: (650) 725-3445
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© 1998, 2006
Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

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

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:
Linda Bernard
Date Completed:
February 1995
Re-Processed by:
Dale Reed
Date Completed:
July 2006
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou, 1998; Revised by Lisa Miller, 2006
© 1998, 2006 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

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

Access

Collection is open for research.
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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

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

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1975.

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

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.
Moving-pictures.
Phonotapes.
Video tapes.


Series Description

Boxes 391, 554-559, 565-566, 608-612, 621, 627, 632, 643, 683-684, 717-720, , Reading room workstation

U.S. Army, 1940-1946

Scope and Content Note

Papers as an army officer, including material relating to relocation of Japanese Americans and declassified records returned to the collection in May and September 2011. The May 2011 declassified records release consists of the plan for Operation Rankin, August 1943 (box 684). The September 2011 declassified records release consists of the plan for Operation Overlord, 30 July 1943 (original in vault; digital use copy available in the reading room)
Box 486

Oral history interview, 1972

Scope and Content Note

Relates to Japanese American relocation
Boxes 613-614, 620, 628-631

Retrospective materials, 1980s.

Scope and Content Note

Relates to Japanese American relocation and reparations proposals. Includes hearing transcripts
Box 595

Management counsel, 1946-1948

Boxes 685, 693-700, 703-705, 721, 722

U.S. Department of Defense, 1948-1952.

Scope and Content Note

Includes papers as assistant and under secretary of the Army. Box 721 contains oversize material and box 722 contains photographs
Boxes 656-662, 668

Panama Canal Company, 1952-1954.

Scope and Content Note

Papers as member of the Board of Directors
Boxes 1-379, 392-452, 498-500, 540-541, 560-561, 578-580, 585-586, 590-594, 597, 626, 665-667, 686-690, 706-714, 723, Extra-oversize

Champion International Corporation, 1952-1989.

Scope and Content Note

Papers as executive of the corporation and its predecessors, Champion Papers Company and U.S. Plywood-Champion Papers Corporation, until 1973, and subsequently as member of its Board of Directors. Boxes 686-690 contain speeches and box 723 contains oversize material
Boxes 669, 675

Philippines Mission, 1956.

Scope and Content Note

Papers as special U.S. representative to negotiate military base agreement
Boxes 380-389

Advisory Committee to the Secretary of Defense on Non-Military Instruction, 1962.

Scope and Content Note

Papers as chairman of the committee
Box 390

Conference on National Security: The Demands of Strategy and Economics in the Decade Ahead, Center for Strategic Studies, Georgetown University, 1963

Boxes 596, 602

Industrial College of the Armed Forces, 1965-1972.

Scope and Content Note

Papers as member of the Board of Advisers
Boxes 453-468, 470, 473, 476-480, 512-514, 519, 521-524, 526-531, 537-539, 567-569, 573-577, 581-584, 603-607, 636-640, 644, 650-652, 670-674, 701

New York Stock Exchange, 1973-1981.

Scope and Content Note

Papers as member of the Board of Directors
Boxes 481-485, 487-489, 503-507, 691-692

Defense Manpower Commission, 1974-1976.

Scope and Content Note

Papers as vice chairman of the commission
Boxes 471-472, 702

Diebold Venture Capital Corporation, 1975-1977.

Scope and Content Note

Papers as member of the Board of Directors
Boxes 469, 474-475, 548, 562-564, 570, 598-601, 623-625, 715

Westinghouse Electric Corporation, 1976-1979.

Scope and Content Note

Papers as member of the Board of Directors
Boxes 676-682

High Frontier Panel and Strategic Defense Initiative Advisory Committee, 1981-1985.

Scope and Content Note

Papers as member of the panel and committee
Boxes 490-497, 501-502, 508-511, 515-518, 520, 525, 532-536, 542-547, 549-553, 571-572, 587-589, 615-619, 622, 633-635, 641-642, 645-649, 653-655, 663-664, 716, 724

Retirement papers, 1973-1989.

Note

Box 724 contains oversize material