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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Note.

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John R. Chaisson Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1940-1975.
    Collection number: 73066
    Creator: Chaisson, John R., 1916-1972.
    Collection Size: 17 manuscript boxes, 9 envelopes, 20 phonotapes (10 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence, diaries, appointment books, speeches and writings, notes, reports, memoranda, oral history transcript, sound recordings, photographs, and printed matter, relating to manpower and budgetary requirements of the U.S. Marine Corps, the Vietnamese Conflict, and U.S. Marine Corps activities during World War II, in China during 1948-1949, in Korea during 1953-1954, and in Vietnam during 1966-1968.
    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], John R. Chaisson Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1973.


    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.

    Access Points

    United States. Marine Corps--Officers.
    Korean War, 1950-1953.
    Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975.
    World War, 1939-1945.
    World War, 1939-1945--China.
    China--History--Civil War, 1945-1949.
    United States--Armed Forces.

    Biographical Note.

    1916, September 27 Born, Swampscott, Massachusetts
    1939 A.B., Harvard University
    1942-1945, 1953-1954 Assigned to 1st Marine Division
    1966-1968 Assigned to service in Vietnam
    1971 Promoted to Lieutenant General, USMC
    1971-1972 Chief of Staff, U.S. Marine Corps