Inventory of the Truman Smith papers, 1913-2007

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Title: Truman Smith papers
Date (inclusive): 1913-2007
Collection Number: XX071
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 27 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 4 microfilm reels (12.0 linear feet)
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
Creator: Smith, Truman.

Access

Collection open for research.
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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 at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat . 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.

Existence and Location of Originals note

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 built 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.

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

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Germany. Heer.
Nationalsozialistische deutsche Arbeiter-Partei.
United States. --Army--Officers.
Army wives--United States.
Germany--History--1933-1945.
Military attachés.
National socialism.
Secret service--United States.
United States--Military policy.
Women--United States.
World War, 1939-1945--Secret service.

Box 1

Correspondence, 1935-1970

Scope and Contents 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 Contents 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.), (second page missing), 1964

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 Contents 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

General Physical Description note: 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"An Estimate of the Inner Political Situation," report, undated

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Germany and Hitler," individual staff memorandum, 1933

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

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

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

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

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

"Germany - Poland, Italy, Japan," essay, undated

General Physical Description note: 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

General Physical Description note: 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

General Physical Description note: 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, 1924

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

"The Inner Political Situation in Germany, 1938 November 24," report, undated

General Physical Description note: 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, by Subcommittee No. 2. Major Truman Smith, Infantry Chairman, Major B. S. DuBois, C.A.C., Major J.E. Jacobs, FA-Res., 1932-1933

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

"Panic," essay, undated

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

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

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

"Rosignol," essay, undated

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

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

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

Truman Smith, The Facts of Life: A Narrative With Documents, an unpublished autobiographical narrative, 1893-1946, undated

General Physical Description note: Photocopy (typescript). 155 pp. Illustrated with original photographs. 2 copies.
Box/Folder 3 : 1-7

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Germany and Czechoslovakia-When?, 1938 April 5.

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

Czechoslovak Question, 1939 August 8.

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

The Czechoslovak Crisis, 1938 September 1.

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

The Future of Memel District, 1939 October 28.

General Physical Description note: Photocopy (typescript)
Box/Folder 3 : 8-12

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

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

The Expansion of the Active Army, 1937 January 9

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

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

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

German Army Tendencies, 1938 February 26

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

Fortifications-German West Front, 1938 June 10

General Physical Description note: Photocopy (typescript)
Box: 3

Subject File, 1936-1970

Scope and Contents 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/Folder 3 : 13-14

Babb, James T.,

Box/Folder 3 : 13

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

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

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

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

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

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

German economy and German military power, unsigned deposition Fairfield County, Connecticut, 1945

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

Harding, General Forrest, newspaper clippings, 1886-1969?

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

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

Box/Folder 3 : 19

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

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

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

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

"Orientation on the written monograph," lecture outline, undated

General Physical Description note: 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

General Physical Description note: 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

General Physical Description note: Extract.
Box: 4-16

1980-1993 Increments, 1917-1989

Box/Folder: 4-7

Katharine Alling Hollister Smith file, 1917-1989

 

Memoirs, undated

Box/Folder 4 : 1-2

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

Scope and Contents 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 Contents 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 Contents 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 : 4

Postcards, 1931-1938, undated

Box 8-13

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

Box 8-11

Subject file, 1919-1974

Box 8

Air Intelligence Activities...Berlin, 1935-1939

Box/Folder 8 : 1

Correspondence, 1953-1964

Box/Folder 8 : 2

Bound volume,

Box/Folder 8 : 3

Lindbergh comments, 1955

Box/Folder 8 : 4-5

Lindbergh corrected manuscript,

Box/Folder 8 : 4

Pages 1-68

Box/Folder 8 : 5

Pages 69-118

Box/Folder 8 : 6-8

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, 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 : 4-9

Germany

Box/Folder 9 : 4

Army Development, 1954-1956

Box/Folder 9 : 5

Military Attaché

 

Correspondence, 1935-1938

Box/Folder 9 : 6-7

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, undated

Scope and Contents 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

 

Correspondence, 1960-1961

 

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 : 16-17

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, 1945-1964, 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, 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, undated

Box/Folder 10 : 5-7

Smith, Kätchen correspondence,

Box/Folder 10 : 5

1937

Box/Folder 10 : 6

1938

Box/Folder 10 : 7

1940-1941, undated

Box/Folder 10 : 8-12

Smith, Truman

Box/Folder 10 : 8

Biographical sketches

Box/Folder 10 : 9

Clippings

Box/Folder 10 : 10-12

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, undated

Box 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 : 1-2

"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 Contents 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 Contents 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 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 : 1-13

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 Contents 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 Contents 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 Contents note

Originals in Box 22
Box 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 Contents 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 Contents note

Originals in Boxes 18-19
Box: 17-28

2010 Increment, 1893-2002

Scope and Contents note

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

Arrangement note

Arranged as they were originally received
Box 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, undated

Scope and Contents note

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

"Life in Berlin," 1919-1924

Scope and Contents note

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

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

Scope and Contents 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, undated

Box 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 Contents 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 18-19

Letters to KAHS from France and Germany, 1918-1919, 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 : 6-7

Biographical file, 1893-1970

Box/Folder 19 : 6

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

Scope and Contents 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 Truman Smith, 1919-1946

Scope and Contents 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 Contents note

Includes correspondence to family, photographs, and teaching materials
Box 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 21

Subject file, 1944-1993

Box/Folder 21 : 17-18

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 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 : 9-13

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 Contents 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 Truman Smith, 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 Contents 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 Truman Smith, 1938-1978

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence from Army Intelligence
Box 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 Contents 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 Contents 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 Contents 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 : 5-6

Biographical file, 1893-1970

Box/Folder 24 : 5

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

Box/Folder 24 : 6

Death of Truman Smith, 1975-1988

Scope and Contents 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, undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes itinerary and Christmas card
Box/Folder 24 : 10-12

Photographs, negatives, and postcards, 1919-1953

Box/Folder 24 : 10

Schofield Barracks, 1933-1935

Box/Folder 24 : 11

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

Box/Folder 24 : 12

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

Box 25

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 25-26

Biographical file, 1893-1971

Box/Folder 25 : 4-11

Death of Truman Smith, 1893-1971

Scope and Contents 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 26

Declassified U.S. Government Records, 1939-1945

Scope and Contents note

Formerly security-classified records of the U.S. government, released in full or in part. Arranged chronologically by date of release by Hoover.
Box/Folder 26 : 7

2015 May release of records, 1939-1945

Scope and Contents note

Telegram (1939); a report titled "War Potential and Intentions of European Axis Nations" (circa 1941); and memoranda regarding organization of the Military Intelligence Division (MID) (1944) and a study on developments within the German Reich (1945).
Box 27

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

Box 28

Oversize materials, 1916-1953

Box/Folder 28 : 1-2

Photographs, 1919-1953

Scope and Contents 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