Register of the Paul W. Frillmann Papers, 1941-1969.

Processed by Grace Hawes.; machine-readable finding aid created by James Ryan.
Hoover Institution Archives
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Register of the Paul W. Frillmann Papers, 1941-1969.

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

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  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
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Processed by:
Grace Hawes.
Date Completed:
Encoded by:
James Ryan.
© 1998 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Paul W. Frillmann papers,
Date (inclusive): 1941-1969.
Collection number: 75056
Creator: Frillmann, Paul, 1911-
Collection Size: 3 manuscript boxes, 3 envelopes, 1 oversize box, 3 framed certificates (3 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, orders, notes, and photographs, relating to activities of the American Volunteer Group in China during World War II, U.S. foreign relations with China, 1946-1950, and conditions in China during the Civil War.
Language: English.

Administrative Information


Collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Paul W. Frillmann papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1975.


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Access Points

China. Air Force. American Volunteer Group.
World War, 1939-1945.
World War, 1939-1945--China.
China--Foreign relations--United States.
China--History--Civil War, 1945-1949.
United States--Foreign relations.
United States--Armed Forces.
United States--Foreign relations--China.

Biographical Note.

1936-1941 Missionary, Hankow, China
1941-1946 Chaplain and liaison to General Claire Chennault, American Volunteer Group ("Flying Tigers"), and Office of Stratetic Services (OSS) operative
1947-1954 American Consul, Mukden, Peking, Shanghai, Hong Kong
1954 Senior Associate, Harold L. Oram Company
1972 Died

Series Description

box 1

Correspondence, 1946-1971.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent.
box 2

China. Air Force. American Volunteer Group, 1941-1969.

Scope and Content Note

Lists, correspondence with families of deceased members, and other material relating to the American Volunteer Group, arranged as listed.
box 2-3

Subject File, 1941-1950.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda, reports, printed material, and other material, arranged alphabetically by title or subject.


Scope and Content Note

See photo card catalog.
Reading room workstation

Declassified U.S. government records, 1945-1949.

Scope and Content Note

Formerly security-classified records of the U.S. government, released in full or in part. Available as PDF files. The PDF files are page images, so full-text search is not possible. Arranged chronologically by date of release by Hoover, thereunder by date of creation.

Container List



Box 1.

General, 1946-1950


Unidentified, 1946-1967


Allman, N. F., 1949


Anderson, H. M., 1949


Baker, Gilbert, 1948


Ballachey, Frank, 1948


Barnes, George, 1946


Berkov, Robert H., 1947


Bourlin, D. G., 1944


Brewster, Harold N., 1948


Central Aircraft Manufacturing Co., 1942


Chao Shih-chai, 1946


Chase, A. S., 1946


Chen, Johnson, 1946


Chen, Shao, n.d.


Chennault, Claire L., 1948


Chi, T. D., 1946


China Foundation, The, 1948


Chou Tsi Ya, 1948


Clubb, O. Edmund, 1946


Columbia Country Club, Shanghai, 1948


Connors, W. Bradley, 1947-1948


Crow, W. H. (?), 1947


Davis, Mrs. Lewis, 1948


Drake, Waldo, 1949


Dzao, Mrs., 1948


Egan, William J. Convery, 1949


Fairbank, John K., 1946


Galkin, G., 1948


Gilpatric, Donald, 1948


Gow Mo-ch'uan, 1947


Gunn, Mrs. A., 1949


Handscomb, G. M., 1947


Havsky, S. B., 1948


Hopkins, Arthur H., 1949


Hsien Hsu-ming, 1947


Huang Chu-yong, 1948


Iverson, Lalla, 1948


Jones, Robert H., 1946


King, Basil and Lee Chun Fang, 1948


Klein, Otto, 1948-1949


Kuttner, F. A., 1949


Leber Chao Chia, n.d.


Leggate, Dr., 1947


Li Min Chin, 1947


Lie Chu, 1947


Liljestrand, S. H., 1966


Lin Chi-chun, 1948


Linthicum, Thomas, 1946


Liu, Hugo, 1946


Liu Sien-wei, 1949


Lurje, Walter, 1948


Mabie, Janet, 1949


Mahnke, Johanna K., 1948


Meng Chih, 1949


Muller, R. J., 1948


Musso, Victor, 1946


Newton, Elmer, 1949


North, Robert G., n.d.


Ou, Y. H., 1948


Patterson, L. D., 1947


Peoples, Jack, 1947


Rosholt, Malcolm D., 1965


Ryan, Dr., 1949


Scott, Richard C., 1947-1949


Service Recognition Board (Illinois), 1949


Sherrod, Bob, 1946


Shoemaker, Henry, 1947-1948


Sobbe, Hedwig, 1948


Stumpf, L., 1948


Tan Soo-hian, 1947


Tay, Paul, 1948


Time-Life, Inc., 1947


Tsui, T. L., 1946


United States. Department of State, 1946-1950


United States Education Foundation, 1948


United States. Veteran's Administration, 1946


Vietor, Dr. and Mrs., 1949


Walton, A., 1946


Ward, Angus, 1947


Williams, John M., 1971


Wilson, Earl J., 1949


Woodberry, Earle J., 1946


Yah Van (Kuen) Tsiang, 1948


Yan Chiang Ho, n.d.


Yang Tso-ngan, 1947


Yao, Mr., 1948


Yu Hsing, 1948


Yuan Lay, 1948



Box 2.



Lists of deceased and burial sites


Lists of members


Lists of personal effects






September 1941 - July 1942


August 1942 - May 1943


"Tiger Rag, The"


SUBJECT FILE, 1941-1950

Box 2.

Biographical material


Certificates, awards


Education records


Employment records






Notes, notebook

Box 3.

Printed material


Receipts, business records


Travel vouchers, passes, etc.


United States Army records


Birch, John


China - Communist Party




United States


Department of State


Department of the Army - Intelligence Section


Foreign relations - East (Far East)


Information Service (USIS)










Office of Strategic Services (OSS)



Box A-V

See photo card catalog



Reading room workstation

Records released in 2010, 1945-1949