Inventory of the Truman Smith Papers, 1913-2007

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Inventory of the Truman Smith Papers, 1913-2007

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
Revised by:
Hoover Institution Archives Staff
Date Completed:
1979, 2012
© 1999 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Title: Truman Smith Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1913-2007
Collection number: XX071
Creator: Smith, Truman
Collection Size: 27 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 4 microfilm reels 12 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: The papers relate to the German army between World Wars I and II, national socialism in Germany, American military intelligence activities before and during World War II, and postwar American military policy. It is comprised of correspondence, memoirs, diaries, speeches and writings, intelligence reports, service records, printed matter, personal documents, photographs, and postcards. Includes papers of Katharine Alling Hollister Smith, wife of Truman Smith, and other family papers. In part, photocopies.
Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives
Language: English and German

Administrative Information

Access

Collection open for research.
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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Truman Smith Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1969, with increments added in 1974, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1993, and 2010.

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 Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.
In part, originals in: Herbert Hoover Presidential Library.

Scope and Content of Collection

The papers were received in several increments and are retained as they were originally received, with the exception of oversize photographs that were rehoused. Included are the papers of Truman Smith's wife, Katharine Alling Hollister Smith (KAHS), who accompanied her husband in his stays in Koblenz, Berlin, and elsewhere. A prolific writer, Katharine's memoirs, diaries, and correspondence provide insight into the family's interactions with German officials, life in Berlin between the wars, and her relationship with Smith.
Among the original documents in the Correspondence, Speeches and Writings, Subject file, and 1980-1993 Increments series are photocopies of Truman Smith's papers at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum in West Branch, Iowa. Some of these copies are printed from the microfilm, which is also available in the collection.
Of particular note in the Correspondence series are original letters written by Charles Lindbergh to Truman Smith. Having come to Germany at Smith's invitation to observe the development of German aviation, Lindbergh's letters offer his frank impressions of the Luftwaffe and their capabilities. More formal analysis is available in Smith's reports to the War Department.
Among the original materials in the 1980-1993 Increments is a photo album containing postcards from the 1936 Berlin Olympics depicting Hitler, American athlete Jesse Owens, and other scenes from the newly buily stadium. This increment also includes KAHS's unpublished memoirs.
While stationed on the Mexican border during General Pershing's Mexican Expedition and as a commander of the 4th Infantry in German-occupied France during World War I, Smith wrote constantly to his family and to Katharine ( 2010 Increment). Although often personal in nature, these letters offer insight into Smith's understanding of the historical events which surrounded him and provide researchers with context to his future military career.
The papers also include manuscript copies of Smith's memoir "The Facts of Life" which was published in Berlin Alert: The Memoirs and Reports of Truman Smith (1984), edited by Robert Hessen as part of the Hoover Archival Documentaries series.
Throughout the collection, notes and annotations by Katharine Alling Hollister Smith and daughter Katharine T. Coley (née Smith, but known mostly as Kätchen) accompany photographs and correspondence to provide historical context to the documents. Original folders and folder titles were retained.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Germany. Heer.
Nationalsozialistische deutsche Arbeiter-Partei.
United States. --Army--Officers.
National socialism.
Army wives--United States.
Women--United States.
Germany--History--1933-1945.
World War, 1939-1945--Secret service.
Secret service--United States.
United States--Military policy.
Military attachés.

Biographical Note

Truman Smith

1893 August 25 Born, West point, New York
1915 Bachelor of Arts, Yale College
1916 Joined 12th Infantry Regiment of the New York National Guard
1916 June Ordered to the Mexican border to defend against Pancho Villa's army
1917 July 14 Married Katherine Alling Hollister
1917-1918 Commander, 4th Infantry, Company B (later Company A) in World War I, in France
1918 Instructor, U.S. Infantry School, Langres, France
1919-1920 Political advisor to the Officer in charge of Civil Affairs at Koblenz, Germany
1920-1924 Assistant military observer and assistant military attaché, U.S. Mission and U.S. Embassy, Berlin, Germany
1928-1932 Instructor, Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia
1931-1935 Commands 2nd Battalion of the 27th Infantry at the Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
1935-1939 Military attaché, U.S. Embassy, Berlin, German
1939-1946 German Specialist in Intelligence, General Staff (G-2), War Department
1948 Military Advisor to the Eberstadt (Armed Forces) Committee on the Hoover Commission
1970 October 3 Died, Fairfield, Connecticut

Collection Contents

Box: 1

Correspondence, 1935-1970

Scope and Content Note

Contains letters, arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent.
Photocopies, unless otherwise noted.
Box/Folder: 1 : 1

Acheson, Dean (Washington, D.C.), 1964

Box/Folder: 1 : 2

Air Force Historical Foundation (Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama), 1963

Box/Folder: 1 : 3

Babb, James T. (New Haven, Conn.), 1957, 1960-1961, 1963

Box/Folder: 1 : 4

Betts, Major General Thomas J. (Washington, D.C.), 1957

Box/Folder: 1 : 5

Burnett, C., Colonel (Washington, D.C.), 1935, 1937

Box/Folder: 1 : 6

Clark, Carter, General (Washington, D.C.), 1967

Box/Folder: 1 : 7

Coulter, John B., Lieut. Colonel (Washington, D.C.), 1937

Box/Folder: 1 : 8

Coyne, David (Hoboken, N.J.), 1964

Box/Folder: 1 : 9

Craig, Malin, General (Washington, D.C.), 1937-1938

Box/Folder: 1 : 10

Crockett, James C., Captain (U.S. Embassy, Berlin, Germany), 1935

Box/Folder: 1 : 11

Delaney, Edmund T. (New York, N.Y.), 1957

Box/Folder: 1 : 12

Gotlieb, Howard B. (New Haven, Conn.), 1961,

Box/Folder: 1 : 13

Hanighen, Frank C. (Washington, D.C.), 1957

Box/Folder: 1 : 14

Harding, Eleanor (Mrs. Forrest), 1969

Box/Folder: 1 : 15

Harding, Forrest, Major General, 1957

Box/Folder: 1 : 16

Hoover, Herbert, 1938

Box/Folder: 1 : 17

Knopf, Alfred, Jr. (New York, N.Y.), 1961

Box/Folder: 1 : 18

Kromer, Leon B., Major General (Washington, D.C.), 1937

Box/Folder: 1 : 19

Lamont, Betty (Mrs. Gordon), 1968

Box/Folder: 1 : 20

Lee, Raymond E., Colonel (U.S. Embassy, Berlin, Germany), 1936

Box/Folder: 1 : 21

Lindbergh, Charles A., Colonel, June 1936-February 1942.

Scope and Content Note

Includes 31 original letters from Lindbergh
Box/Folder: 1 : 22

Mason, Frank E. (New York, N.Y.), 1964

Box/Folder: 1 : 23

Mayer, Ferdinand L. (Bennington, Vermont), 1967

Box/Folder: 1 : 24

McCabe, E.R.W., Colonel (Washington, D.C.), 1938

Box/Folder: 1 : 25

Murphy, Robert (New York, N.Y.) 1961

Box/Folder: 1 : 26

Palmer, Paul ( Reader's Digest, Pleasantville, N.Y.), 1960

Box/Folder: 1 : 27

Pappenheim, General von, undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 28

Patch, J. (Mrs. Dorst), 1966

Box/Folder: 1 : 29

Pogue, Forrest C. (Arlington, Virginia), 1969

Box/Folder: 1 : 30

Reichenau, Walter (Munich, Germany), 1937

Box/Folder: 1 : 31

Schell, Adolf von (Berlin, Germany), 1936

Box/Folder: 1 : 32

Schell, Brigetta von (Mrs. Adolf), 1967

Box/Folder: 1 : 33

Speidel, Hans, General (Rheinland, Germany), 1969-1970

Box/Folder: 1 : 34

St. George Katherine (Mrs. George) (Washington, D.C.), 1964

Box/Folder: 1 : 35

U.S. Army, Department of the, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence (Washington, D.C.), 1964(Second page missing.)

Box/Folder: 1 : 36

U.S. War Department (Washington, D.C.). Code cablegram, September 27, 1938

Box/Folder: 1 : 37

Van Voorst, M., Colonel (London, England), 1943

Box/Folder: 1 : 38

Weckerling, John, Brigadier General (Washington, D.C.), 1951

Box/Folder: 1 : 39

Wedemeyer, Albert C., General (Boyds, Maryland), 1964

Box/Folder: 1 : 40

Willems, John M., Major General (Washington, D.C.), 1961

Box/Folder: 1 : 41

Wood, O.S., Lieut. Colonel (Washington, D.C.), 1937

Box/Folder: 1 : 42

Young, Genevieve (Harper & Row, New York, N.Y.), 1961

Box: 1-3

Speeches and Writings, 1924-1956.

Scope and Content Note

Writings, memoranda, reports, notes, essays, and lectures, arranged alphabetically by title
Includes photocopies of materials from the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch, Iowa
Box/Folder: 1 : 43

Activities of the Office of the Military Attaché, American Embassy, Berlin, Germany: August 1935 To April 1939, memorandum, undated

Physical Description: Photocopy (typescript).
Box/Folder: 1 : 44

Air intelligence activities. Office of the Military Attaché. American Embassy, Berlin, Germany August 1935-April 1939; With Special Reference to the Service of Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh, report, 1956

Physical Description: Photocopy (typescript)
Box/Folder: 1 : 45

Chemical Warfare and the Tactical Training of the Army; With Special Reference to Infantry, report, 1932

Physical Description: Photocopy (typescript)
Box/Folder: 1 : 46

The Development of the Art of War in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, essay, undated

Physical Description: Photocopy (typescript)
Box/Folder: 1 : 47

Estimate of the German Political and Economic Situation, report, 1937

Physical Description: Photocopy (typescript)
Box/Folder: 1 : 48

An Estimate of the Inner Political Situation, report, undated

Physical Description: Photocopy (typescript)
Box/Folder: 1 : 49

ETHE. A Tactical Study by Truman Smith and Richard G. Tindall, lecture, undated

Physical Description: Photocopy (typescript)
Box/Folder: 1 : 50

Europe - October 1936; As Seen from Berlin, report, undated

Physical Description: Photocopy (typescript)
Box/Folder: 1 : 51

General Estimate as of Nov. 1, 1937. Military Intelligence Division report relating to the German Luftwaffe, 1937

Physical Description: Photocopy (typescript)
Box/Folder: 1 : 52

German Air Power: General Estimate as of Nov. 1, 1937 (Extracts), 1937 October 25

Physical Description: Photocopy (typescript)
Box/Folder: 1 : 53

Germany and Hitler, individual staff memorandum, 1933.

Physical Description: Photocopy (typescript)
Box/Folder: 1 : 54

Germany: Comments on Current Events, No. 3. The Pirow Hitler conversation, report, 1938

Physical Description: Photocopy (typescript)
Box/Folder: 2 : 1

Germany: Comments on Current Events, No. 8 Comments on European Situation, report, 1939.

Physical Description: Photocopy (typescript)
Box/Folder: 2 : 2

Germany - Poland, Italy, Japan, essay, undated

Physical Description: Photocopy (typescript)
Box/Folder: 2 : 3

Historical Map Problem: A German operation on September 5, 1914. Paper presented at The Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia, undated

Physical Description: Photocopy (typescript)
Box/Folder: 2 : 4

Historical Map Problem: An operation of the 66th French Brigade, 1941 August 22. Paper presented at The Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia, undated

Physical Description: Photocopy (typescript)
Box/Folder: 2 : 5

Hitler and the National Socialists. Notebook and report of Captain Truman Smith, Infantry, U.S. Army, Assistant Military Attache, Berlin, Germany, describing a visit to Munich from November 15 to November 22, 1922, report, 1924

Physical Description: Photocopy (typescript). 2 copies.
Box/Folder: 2 : 6

The Inner Political Situation in Germany, 1938 November 24. Report, undated

Physical Description: Photocopy (typescript).
Box/Folder: 2 : 7

Joint Plans and Army Strategic Plans of Germany Just Prior to the World War. Essay prepared for a course at the Army War College, 1932-1933, by Subcommittee No. 2. Major Truman Smith, Infantry Chairman, Major B. S. DuBois, C.A.C., Major J.E. Jacobs, FA-Res.

Physical Description: Photocopy (typescript)
Box/Folder: 2 : 8

Panic. Essay, undated

Physical Description: Photocopy (typescript)
Box/Folder: 2 : 9

Party and Army, Germany - December 1937, essay, 1937,

Physical Description: Photocopy (typescript)
Box/Folder: 2 : 10

Rosignol, essay, undated

Physical Description: Photocopy (typescript)
Box/Folder: 2 : 11

Strategic Survey of Germany. Course at the Army War College, 1932-1933. Essay prepared by Subcommittee No. 1, Maj. Truman Smith, Chairman, et al, 1932

Physical Description: Photocopy (typescript).
Box/Folder: 2 : 12-13

Truman Smith1893-1946. The Facts of life: A Narrative With Documents. An Unpublished Autobiographical Narrative, undated

Physical Description: Photocopy (typescript). 155 pp. Illustrated with original photographs. 2 copies.
Box/Folder: 3 :

War Potential and Intentions of European Axis Nations. Military Intelligence Division-Report: Germany (Political)

Box/Folder: 3 : 1

German Foreign Policy under Hitler.1939 November 25.

Physical Description: Photocopy (typescript)
Box/Folder: 3 : 2

The Politico-Military Factor of the Rhineland Occupation, 1936 March 20.

Physical Description: Photocopy (typescript)
Box/Folder: 3 : 3

The German Foreign Policy, May 1936, 1936 May 7.

Physical Description: Photocopy (typescript)
Box/Folder: 3 : 4

Germany and Czechoslovakia-When?, 1938 April 5.

Physical Description: Photocopy (typescript)
Box/Folder: 3 : 5

Czechoslovak Question, 1939 August 8.

Physical Description: Photocopy (typescript)
Box/Folder: 3 : 6

The Czechoslovak Crisis, 1938 September 1.

Physical Description: Photocopy (typescript)
Box/Folder: 3 : 7

The Future of Memel District, 1939 October 28.

Physical Description: Photocopy (typescript)
 

War Potential and Intentions of European Axis Nations. Military Intelligence Division-Report: Germany (Combat)

Box/Folder: 3 : 8

The Militarization of the Rhineland, 1936 March 9

Physical Description: Photocopy (typescript)
Box/Folder: 3 : 9

The Expansion of the Active Army, 1937 January 9

Physical Description: Photocopy (typescript)
Box/Folder: 3 : 10

The German Fortress Area towards France and Luxemburg, 1927 November 19

Physical Description: Photocopy (typescript)
Box/Folder: 3 : 11

German Army Tendencies, 1938 February 26

Physical Description: Photocopy (typescript)
Box/Folder: 3 : 12

Fortifications-German West Front, 1938 June 10

Physical Description: Photocopy (typescript)
Box: 3

Subject file, 1936-1970.

Scope and Content Note

Letters, articles, clippings and a deposition, arranged alphabetically by subject
Includes photocopies of materials from the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch, Iowa
Box 3

Babb, James T.,

Box/Folder: 3 : 13

Correspondence with Frank E. Mason (New York, N.Y.),

Physical Description: Photocopy (typescript).
Box/Folder: 3 : 14

Letters sent to Harold J. Gordon, Jr. (Amherst, Massachusetts), 1964.

Physical Description: Photocopy (typescript).
Box/Folder: 3 : 15

Biography of Colonel Truman Smith, U.S. Army (Retired), undated

Physical Description: Photocopy (typescript).
Box/Folder: 3 : 16

German economy and German military power, 1945. Unsigned deposition Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Physical Description: Photocopy (typescript).
Box/Folder: 3 : 17

Harding, General Forrest, 1886-1969? Newspaper clippings.

Physical Description: Photocopy.
Box/Folder: 3 : 18

Lindbergh, Anne M. (Mrs. Charles), letters to Katherine Smith (Mrs. Truman), 1936-1941. Handwritten originals. October 18, 1970 letter is a photocopy.

Box/Folder: 3 : 19

Lindbergh, Colonel Charles A., letter to Katherine Smith (Mrs. Truman), October 10, 1970.

Physical Description: Photocopy (typescript).
Box/Folder: 3 : 20

Der Mensch, der Adolf Hitler hiess. Published article. Quick, Nr. 15, v.12.4.64.

Physical Description: Photocopy (typescript).
Box/Folder: 3 : 21

Orientation on the written monograph. Lecture outline, undated

Physical Description: Photocopy (typescript).
Box/Folder: 3 : 22

Pogue, Forrest C. (Arlington, Virginia), correspondence with Colonel Edmund Delaney, 1969.

Box/Folder: 3 : 23

Smith, Kätchen (daughter of Truman Smith). Letter to Anne M. Lindbergh, 1937 October 18.

Physical Description: Original (handwritten).
Box/Folder: 3 : 24

U.S. Army, Department of Public Information Division. The Medal of Honor of the United States Army. Washington, D.C. G.P.O. 1938.

Physical Description: Extract.
Box: 4-16

1980-1993 Increments, 1917-1989

Box/Folder: 4-6 :

Katharine Alling Hollister Smith file, 1917-1989

Box/Folder: 4 :

Memoirs, undated

Box/Folder: 4 : 1-2

"My Life, 1904-1914: Greenport, My Share of the American Dream," 119 p.

Scope and Content Note

2 copies
Box/Folder: 4 : 3-7

"My Life, 1916-1923: Who Won the War?", typescript (photocopy) 418 p.

Box/Folder: 5 : 1-3

"My Life, 1916-1923: Who Won the War?", typescript (photocopy), 418 p.

Box/Folder: 5 : 4

Diary, typescript (photocopy), 1916-1919

Scope and Content Note

See also Box 22: "Diaries, vols. I-III, 1919"
Box/Folder: 5 : 5-6

"My Life: Years of Preparation, 1924-1935," photocopy, undated

Scope and Content Note

2 copies
Box/Folder: 6 : 1-3

"My Life, 1916-1923," 418 p., photocopy of typescript, undated

Box/Folder: 6 : 4

"My Life, August 1935-April 1939," bound volume, undated

Box/Folder: 6 : 5

Berlin, 1938, undated

Box/Folder: 6 : 6

"My Life, The War Years, 1939-1946," typescript (photocopy), 127 pp.

Box/Folder: 7 : 1-2

"My Life, The War Years, 1939-1946," typescript (photocopy), undated

Box/Folder: 7 : 3

National Archives correspondence, 1981

Box/Folder: 7 :

Postcards, 1931-1938 and undated

Box/Folder: 8-13 :

Photocopies of Truman Smith's Papers at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library, West Branch, IA, 1919-1974

Box/Folder: 8-11 :

Subject file, 1919-1974

Box/Folder: 8 :

Air Intelligence Activities...Berlin, 1935-1939

Box/Folder: 8 : `

Correspondence, 1953-1964

Box/Folder: 8 : 2

Bound volume,

Box/Folder: 8 : 3

Lindbergh comments, 1955

Box/Folder: 8 :

Lindbergh corrected manuscript,

Box/Folder: 8 : 4

Pages 1-68

Box/Folder: 8 : 5

Pages 69-118

Box/Folder: 8 :

Army, 1928-1952

Box/Folder: 8 : 6

G-2 Division, 1941-1952

Box/Folder: 8 : 7

Lectures at Fort Benning, 1928-1932

Box/Folder: 8 : 8

Service School "Monographs," 1932-1933

Box/Folder: 8 : 9

B General correspondence, 1941-1970 and undated

Box/Folder: 8 : 10

C General correspondence, 1946-1967

Box/Folder: 8 : 11

Clippings

Box/Folder: 8 : 12

Germany G-2 reports, 1938-1939

Box/Folder: 9 : 1

D-F General correspondence, 1946-1970

Box/Folder: 9 : 2

Faymonville, Philip R., 1970

Box/Folder: 9 : 3

G General correspondence, 1969-1970

Box/Folder: 9 :

Germany

Box/Folder: 9 : 4

Army Development, 1954-1956

Box/Folder: 9 :

Military Attaché

Box/Folder: 9 : 5

Correspondence, 1935-1938

Box/Folder: 9 :

G-2 Reports

Box/Folder: 9 : 6

1935-1936

Box/Folder: 9 : 7

1937

Box/Folder: 9 : 8

1940-1945

Box/Folder: 9 : 9

Photographs, 1934-1935 and undated

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies
Box/Folder: 9 : 10

Guatemala and Communism, 1952-1954

Box/Folder: 9 : 11

H General correspondence, 1940-1970

Box/Folder: 9 : 12

Hitler and the National Socialists, 1922-1924

Box/Folder: 9 :

Correspondence, 1960-1961

Box/Folder: 9 :

Bound volume. Photocopies

Box/Folder: 9 : 13

Hoover Commission, 1948-1949

Box/Folder: 9 : 14

Hoover, Herbert, 1945-1964

Box/Folder: 9 : 15

L General correspondence, 1948-1968

Box/Folder: 9 :

Lindbergh, Charles and Ann

Box/Folder: 9 : 16

Correspondence, 1936-1975

Box/Folder: 9 : 17

Clippings, 1927-1964

Box/Folder: 9 : 18

Lodge, John Davis, 1946-1962

Box/Folder: 9 : 19

Luce, Clare Booth, 1945-1664 and undated

Box/Folder: 9 : 20

M General correspondence, 1940-1970

Box/Folder: 10 : 1

Marshall, General George C., 1957-1969

Box/Folder: 10 : 2

O-R General correspondence, 1955-1972 and undated

Box/Folder: 10 : 3

Russian Declaration of War on Japan--G-2 Report, 1951-1969

Box/Folder: 10 : 4

S General correspondence, 1947-1967 and undated

Box/Folder: 10 :

Smith, Kätchen correspondence,

Box/Folder: 10 : 5

1937

Box/Folder: 10 : 6

1938

Box/Folder: 10 : 7

1940-1941 and undated

Box/Folder: 10 :

Smith, Truman

Box/Folder: 10 : 8

Biographical sketches

Box/Folder: 10 : 9

Clippings

Box/Folder: 10 :

Army service

Box/Folder: 10 : 10

Decorations, 1919-1948

Box/Folder: 10 : 11

Orders, 1932-1956

Box/Folder: 10 : 12

Retirement benefits, 1945-1974

Box/Folder: 11 : 1

"Facts of Life," documents used and reproduced in memoir, photocopies, undated

Box/Folder: 11 : 2

"Truman Smith: 1893-1946, The Facts of Life: A Narrative with Documents," typescript, 154 pp.

Box/Folder: 11 : 3

Speidel, Hans, 1948-1970

Box/Folder: 11 : 4

Correspondence, T. Includes letters from George Tinkham (1947) and Paul Thompson (1969)

Box/Folder: 11 : 5

Correspondence, Taft, Robert, 1945-1952

Box/Folder: 11 : 6

Correspondence, Trudeau, Arthur, 1955-1962

Box/Folder: 11 : 7

Correspondence, W. Includes letters from DeWitt Wallace, General Warlimont (1950), John Wheeler-Bennett, Don Willever (1970), Charles Willoughby (1946), Hugh Wilson (1946-1950)

Box/Folder: 11 : 8

Correspondence, Wedemeyer, Albert, 1947

Box/Folder: 11 : 9

Correspondence, Wood, Robert E. and Mrs., 1945-1961

Box/Folder: 11 : 10

Z general correspondence and unidentified

Box/Folder: 11 : 11

Miscellaneous, 1945 and undated

Box/Folder: 11-13 :

Writings and speeches, 1941-1967

Box/Folder: 11 : 12-13

Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce, 1946

Box/Folder: 11 : 14-16

"Strategicus" articles, 1941-1952

Box/Folder: 12 :

"Strategicus" articles

Box/Folder: 12 : 1

Printed, 1941-1942

Box/Folder: 12 : 2

Typed, 1941-1942

Box/Folder: 12 : 3

"Hitler's Trick Gadgets, Unlimited," 1946

Box/Folder: 12 : 4

"La Abdicación del Estado-Mayor Alemán," 1946

Box/Folder: 12 : 5

"Nazi Strategy," Army War College, 1947-1948

Box/Folder: 12 : 6

Letter to editor, Brideport Post, 1948

Box/Folder: 12 : 7

Foreign Affairs roundtable, 1948

Box/Folder: 12 : 8

Testimony-Senate, Armed Services Committee, 1948

Box/Folder: 12 : 9

Radio debate with Norman Thomas (Disarmament, etc.), 1948-1949

Box/Folder: 12 : 10

"The Rise of German Air War Power: 1933-1939," Air War College, 1948-1949

Scope and Content Note

3 copies
Box/Folder: 12 : 11

4th of July address, 1949

Box/Folder: 12 : 12

"Hoover Report," Republican Women's Club of Greenwich, 1949?

Box/Folder: 12 : 13

"Thoughts on the Defense of Europe," 1950

Box/Folder: 12 : 14

"Joseph Anthony Michaela," 1950

Box/Folder: 12 : 15

Political Address-Westport Women's Club, 1950

Box/Folder: 12 : 16

Book review: The Freeman-Europe Between the Acts, 1951

Box/Folder: 12 : 17

Letters to Kätchen from Central America from Katharine A. H. Smith, 1952

Box/Folder: 12 : 18

Impressions of Germany, 1955

Box/Folder: 12 : 19

Germany-Virgin Islands memorandum, 1955

Box/Folder: 12 : 20

"The Infamous Record of Soviet Espionage," Reader's Digest, 1960

Box/Folder: 12 : 21

Notes on a Lazy Winter (Jamaica, Haiti, Puerto Rico), 1961

Box/Folder: 12 : 22

Memorandum regarding Miracle on the Marne, 1961

Box/Folder: 12 : 23

"A Summer at a Montana Dude Ranch," 1962

Box/Folder: 12 : 24

"Jungling as a Winter Sport," 1963

Box/Folder: 12 : 25

"Estimates of the Combat Value of the German Army," 1963

Box/Folder: 12 : 26

Germany-Letters from, 1963

Scope and Content Note

Includes photocopies and originals, with photographs
Box/Folder: 12 : 27

Latin American cruise, 1964

Box/Folder: 12 : 28

"Not Much Rain in Spain," 1965

Box/Folder: 12 : 29

Smith to [Carter Weldon] Clark on Vietnam, 1967

Box/Folder: 13 : 1

Truman Smith miscellaneous writings, 1961-1968

Box/Folder: 13 :

Photographs, negatives, and postcards, 1919-1953

Box/Folder: 13 : 2-4

Three photo albums of postcards from Sweden, Denmark, and Paris, 1936-1939

Box/Folder: 14 :

Katharine Alling Hollister Smith, 1917-1992

Box/Folder: 14 : 1

Letters to Kätchen from Germany, holograph drafts, 1963

Box/Folder: 14 : 2-6

Letters to family, typed copies and carbons, 1919-1923

Box/Folder: 14 : 7

Correspondence and writings, 1965-1977

Scope and Content Note

Includes typescript draft of "Polish Crisis--General Situation," transcript of conversation with Paul Thompson and Charles Willoughby, and correspondence with Frank Mason
Box/Folder: 14 : 8

Accounts of events surrounding Austrian Anschluss, typed copies, 1938

Box/Folder: 14 : 9-13

Clippings, 1917-1992

Box/Folder: 14 : 14-15

Military personnel files of Truman Smith (TS), 1919-1946

Box/Folder: 14 : 16

Transparency of page from book on pilots during WWI, undated

Box/Folder: 15 : 1

Letters from TS to KAHS during the Mexican Expedition, typescript copies, 1916

Box/Folder: 15 : 2-4

Clippings and correspondence of TS and KAHS, 1936-1985

Scope and Content Note

Includes reviews of Berlin Alert
Box/Folder: 15 : 5

Kniss, C. "Die deutsche Luftwaffenrüstung zwischen 1935 und 1939 im Spiegel der US-amerikanischen Attaché-berichte," master's thesis, undated

Box/Folder: 15 : 6

Published articles by TS, 1940s-1960s

Box/Folder: 15 : 7

Berlin guestbook, photocopy, 1935-1939

Box/Folder: 15 : 8

Invitations and letters, photocopies, 1930s

Scope and Content Note

Originals in Box 22
Box/Folder: 15-16 :

Photographs, negatives, and postcards, 1919-1953

Box/Folder: 15 : 9

Photographs (reproductions) used in "My Life, 1935-1939," 1936

Box/Folder: 15 : 10

Ambassador Hugh Wilson, circa 1938

Box/Folder: 15 : 11

8x10 negatives for "Facts of Life," 1930s

Box/Folder: 15 : 12

TS and Charles Lindbergh, copy, 1936

Box/Folder: 16 : 1

Photo album, 1935-1939.

Scope and Content Note

Contains mostly postcards from the 1936 Berlin Olympics, and some snapshots of friends, presumably compiled by Kätchen Smith in Berlin
Box/Folder: 16 : 2

Transparency of identification document, undated

Box/Folder: 16 : 3

Postcards (copies) featuring Hitler and Göring, a zeppelin, and a rally, circa 1934

Box/Folder: 16 : 4

"ETHE. A Tactical Study," typescript of lecture by TS and Major Richard G. Tindall, undated

Box/Folder: 16 : 5

Letters from TS to KAHS, from France and Germany, photocopies of typed copies, 1918-1919

Scope and Content Note

Originals in Boxes 18-19
Box: 17-28 :

2010 Increment, 1893-2002

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence, clippings, writings, diaries, ephemera, identification documents, printed matter, photographs, and microfilm reels

Arrangement

Arranged as they were originally received
Box/Folder: 17-18 :

Katharine Alling Hollister Smith, 1917-1992

Box/Folder: 17 : 1

Note regarding letters to family, undated

Box/Folder: 17 : 2-11

Letters to family, 1917-1923 and undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes some letters from TS, Louis Moreau, and photographs
Box/Folder: 17 : 12

"Life in Berlin," 1919-1924

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence of TS and KAHS
Box/Folder: 18 : 1

"Life in Berlin," 1919-1924 (Contd.)

Scope and Content Note

Includes family photographs and reproductions of photographs used in "My Life" memoir
Box/Folder: 18 : 2

Moreau, Louis, correspondence from battlefield, 1917

Box/Folder: 18 : 3

"German Soldier Waiting To Go To Battle," typescript, 1918 and undated

Box/Folder: 18 :

Letters to family, by subject, 1911-1969

Box/Folder: 18 : 4

"Last months of war," 1918

Box/Folder: 18 : 5

Silver Star for bravery in the Argonne, 1917-1919

Scope and Content Note

Includes book of the United States Army 3rd Infantry Division titled Third Division Citations (1919)
Box/Folder: 18 : 6

Battle of Bois de Forêt, Château-Theirry, Argonne, 1918-1919

Box/Folder: 18 : 7

Landing in France, 1918

Box/Folder: 18 : 8

"Life on the Mexican border," 1911-1917

Box/Folder: 18 : 9

Letters to family, 1915-1969

Box/Folder: 18-19 :

Letters to KAHS from France and Germany, 1918-1919 and undated

Box/Folder: 18 : 10

Undated

Box/Folder: 18 : 11-12

1918

Box/Folder: 19 : 1

1918 (Contd.)

Box/Folder: 19 : 2-5

1919

Box/Folder: 19 :

Biographical file, 1893-1970

Box/Folder: 19 : 6

Yale University clippings, photographs, and ephemera, 1913-1915

Scope and Content Note

Includes some postcards depicting training exercises in Plattsville, New York and casualties on the Marne
Box/Folder: 19 : 7

Marriage of TS to Katharine Alling Hollister, 1917

Box/Folder: 20 : 1-2

Military personnel files of TS, 1919-1946

Scope and Content Note

Copies of correspondence and efficiency reports, obtained from the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis
Box/Folder: 20 : 3-8

Infantry School, Fort Benning and Fort Leavenworth, files, 1926-1930

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence to family, photographs, and teaching materials
Box/Folder: 20-21 :

Katharine Alling Hollister Smith, 1917-1992

Box/Folder: 20 : 9

Smith, Kätchen (Katharine T.) correspondence, 1941-1945

Box/Folder: 21 : 1

Smith, Kätchen (Katharine T.) correspondence, 1941-1945 (Contd.)

Box/Folder: 21 : 2-4

Beck, Alfred correspondence regarding what G-2 thought about chances of war and relationship of TS and General von Boetticher, 1973

Box/Folder: 21 : 5

Mosely, Leonard correspondence, 1986

Box/Folder: 21 : 6-16

Correspondence of Kätchen Smith with various researchers interested in TS and collected materials regarding military attaché in Germany, 1965 1990s-2000s

Box/Folder: 21 :

Subject file, 1944-1993

Box/Folder: 21 :

G-2 (Military Intelligence Service), 1944-1984

Box/Folder: 21 : 17

Collected clippings and correspondence, photocopies, 1944-1984

Box/Folder: 21 : 17

War ration leather pouch, undated

Box/Folder: 21 : 18

Delaney, Edmund letters and fragment of memoir (photocopy), 1944-1945, 1984

Box/Folder: 21 : 19-20

Lindbergh, Charles visits to Germany, 1945-1984

Box/Folder: 21 : 21

Thompson, Paul writings and photgraphs, 1980-1993

Box/Folder: 22 :

Katharine Alling Hollister Smith, 1917-1992

Box/Folder: 22 : 1

"From the files of KAHS, 1935-1939, Germany." Includes an assortment of Christmas cards and ephemera from military attachés, members of the Luftwaffe and other German officials, 1935-1939. Also includes letters from General Werner von Blomberg, Erhard Milch, and others regarding TS's departure from Germany and a photograph of General Rüdel and his family

Box/Folder: 22 : 2-4

Diaries, vols. I-III, 1919

Box/Folder: 22 : 5

Guest lists of German civilians and army, Berlin, circa 1935

Box/Folder: 22 : 6-7

Correspondence, clippings, and notes relating to German tactics and Pearl Harbor, 1945-1976

Box/Folder: 22 : 8

United States Army documents relating to departure from Berlin, 1941

Box/Folder: 22 :

Correspondence, 1911-1985

Box/Folder: 22 : 9

Clark, Carter, General, photocopy, 1969

Box/Folder: 22 : 10

Mayer, Ferdinand, 1961-1970

Box/Folder: 22 : 11

Smith, Katharine regarding possible duel with Gerd von Buggenhagen, 1924

Box/Folder: 22 : 12

Smith, Kätchen regarding trip to Germany, typed copies, 1963

Scope and Content Note

Includes copy of report titled "Estimate of the Combat Value of the German Army," 1963 December 15
Box/Folder: 22 : 13

Speidel, Hans, regarding German war events and events leading up to NATO, photocopies, 1945-1955

Box/Folder: 22 : 14

Diplomatic passport of TS, 1922

Box/Folder: 22 : 15

Knox, H. J. Soldier cartoons of the American Forces in Germany. Coblenz: Krabbensche Buchdruckerei, 1919

Box/Folder: 22 : 16-17

Trip to Germany with new military attaché Major Allan Leonard to re-establish pre-war contacts with German military officers, photographs and correspondence, 1955

Box/Folder: 23 : 1

Scrapbook (guestbook) of cards and telegrams, 1930s

Scope and Content Note

Includes entries by Adolf von Schell, Hermann Göring, Thea Rasche, and Erhard Milch
Box/Folder: 23 : 2

"Truman Smith, 1893-1942, The Facts of Life, a Narrative with Documents," photocopy, 155 p.

Box/Folder: 23 : 3

Correspondence of KAHS regarding trip to West Germany, 1968

Box/Folder: 23 : 4

Letters regarding trips to Central America and Spain, 1960s

Box/Folder: 23 : 5

Published reviews of Berlin Alert, 1982-1984

Box/Folder: 23 : 6

Speech by TS on Cold War analysis and defense of Europe, 1950

Box/Folder: 23 : 7

Airpower Historian magazine, 1963 April

Box/Folder: 23 : 8-10

Freedom of Information file of TS, 1938-1978

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence from Army Intelligence
Box/Folder: 23-24 :

Katharine Alling Hollister Smith, 1917-1992

Box/Folder: 23 : 11

Lindbergh, Charles and Anne (originals and photocopies) correspondence in response to death of TS, 1970-1974

Scope and Content Note

Includes one photograph of the Lindberghs on a boat
Box/Folder: 23 : 12

Condolence letters regarding death of KAHS, 1992

Box/Folder: 23 : 13

Miller, Dwight (Herbert Hoover Presidential Library) correspondence, 1978-1984

Box/Folder: 23 : 14

TS biography, presumably written by KAHS, 1970s

Box/Folder: 23 : 15

KAHS biographical materials, 1981-1984

Box/Folder: 23 : 16

Summary of conversation between Charles Lindbergh and Igor Sikorsky regarding atomic bomb, photocopy, 1976

Box/Folder: 23 : 17

Correspondence with various researchers concerning TS and events in Berlin, 1974-1991

Box/Folder: 24 : 1

Letters received, 1933-1990

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters from Jacob Beam, Robert F. Bradford, Diane von Buggenhagen, President Gerald Ford, Ernst Hanfstaengl, Bob Hope, Stewart McKinney, Carlos Menottie, Mrs. Hans Speidel, and Dewitt Wallace. Includes photographs of KAHS (1933) and TS (1920s)
Box/Folder: 24 : 2

Passport and drivers license, 1935-1939

Box/Folder: 24 : 3

Letters received, 1937-1962

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters from Rudolf Brickmann, William E. Dodd, Stanley D. Embick, [?] von Goblenz, Ernst Hanfstaengl, Herbert Hoover, Charles Lindbergh, George C. Marshall, John F. O'Ryan, General von Reichenau, Ernst Udet, Albert C. Wedemeyer, and Robert E. Wood
Box/Folder: 24 : 4

Correspondence of Katharine T. Coley (Kätchen Smith) with Alexander Böker, German ambassador to the Vatican, 1979-1994

Box/Folder: 24 :

Biographical file, 1893-1970

Box/Folder: 24 : 5

Oral history interview with TS conducted by Ray Henze, bound volume, 1970

Box/Folder: 24 : 6

Death of Truman Smith, 1975-1988

Scope and Content Note

Includes clippings, citation, and certificates
Box/Folder: 24 : 7-8

Writings and correspondence on death and legacy of TS, 1970-1971

Box/Folder: 24 : 9

Miscellaneous, 1969 and undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes itinerary and Christmas card
Box/Folder: 24 :

Photographs, negatives, and postcards, 1919-1953

Box/Folder: 24 : 10

Schofield Barracks, 1933-1935

Box/Folder: 24 : 11

TS and other military attachés at maneuvers; Nuremburg rally; TS in Berlin; Lindbergh's arrival in Germany; Royal Reception Diplomatic Corps, the Hague; portraits of TS and KAHS, 1935-1936 and undated

Box/Folder: 24 : 12

Photographic negatives, for use in "My Life" memoir, undated

Box/Folder: 25-26 :

Katharine Alling Hollister Smith, 1917-1992

Box/Folder: 25 : 1-2

Burdick, Charles and Milorad Drachkovitch correspondence, 1977-1984

Box/Folder: 25 : 3

List of reports sent from Berlin between 1935 and 1936, photocopy, undated

Box/Folder: 25 :

Biographical file, 1893-1971

Box/Folder: 25 : 4-11

Death of Truman Smith, 1893-1971

Scope and Content Note

Includes baptismal record, clippings, funeral booklet, photographs of grave at Arlington National Cemetery, and condolence telegrams
Box/Folder: 26 : 1-6

Death of Truman Smith, condolences, 1970-1971

Box/Folder: 27 :

Books by Hans Speidel, Ernst Hanfstaengl, and others, relating to Hitler, Normandy invasion, and German army, 1953-2002

Box/Folder: 28 :

Oversize materials, 1916-1953

Box/Folder: 28 : 1-2

Photographs, 1919-1953

Scope and Content Note

Includes portraits of Tom Barber, Hamilton Bryan, Forrest Harding, Townsend B. Heard, Alan Houghton, Ralph Huebner, Clare Booth Luce, Ruth Bryan Owens, George C. Marshall, Paul Palmer, Rabe von Pappenheim, Dorst Patch, Paul Peabody, Walter Reichenau, Phillip Roosevelt, Adolf von Schell, Hans Speidel, Albert Wedemeyer, and Robert Woods
Box/Folder: 28 : 3-4

Certificates, citations, and other identification documents, 1916-1939

Microfilm cabinet Microfilm cabinet

4 reels of microfilm copies of papers of Truman Smith, 1916-1975, at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library