Inventory of the Frank H. Higgins Papers, 1917-1959

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Title: Frank H. Higgins Papers
Date (inclusive): 1917-1959
Collection Number: 69007
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 2 manuscript boxes, 13 scrapbooks, 2 envelopes (6.2 linear feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, photographs, printed matter, and memorabilia, relating to American defense policy.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Higgins, Frank Henry, 1890-1973


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[Identification of item], Frank H. Higgins Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.


Papers and materials (1917-1959) relating to the career of Frank H. Higgins especially pertaining to his appointments as an Army Colonel, as assistant to the Chief of Ordnance, War Dept., 1942-1945; Chief of the Machinery and Equipment Section, Marshall Plan, Paris, 1949-1950; Assistant Secretary of U. S. Army 1954-1959.
The materials were received from Mr. Frank H. Higgins, January 1969.

General note

The first 12 volumes include correspondence, photographs, congratulatory letters, printed matter, personal memorabilia pertaining to Mr. Higgins' career as outlined above. (The dates are close approximations)

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States. Army.
United States. Dept. of the Army.
Economic assistance, American.
United States--Armed Forces.
United States--Military policy.
World War, 1939-1945.



Volume  1

Ap. 1917-June 1954

Volume  2

Ag. 1954-Nov. 1954

Volume  3

Oct. 1954-Dec. 1954

Volume  4

Jan.-June 1955

Volume  5

July-Dec. 1955

Volume  6

Jan.-June 1956

Volume  7

June-Dec. 1956

Volume  8

Jan.-June 1957

Volume  9

July-Dec. 1957

Volume  10

10 Jan-June 1958

Volume  11

11 July-Oct. 1958

Volume  12

Nov. 1958-Mar. 1959

Box 1

Papers pertaining to Col. Higgins' work in the Machinery and Equipment section ECA 1949-1950.

Note: 1 notebook.

"Cointra" - comercio industria y transportes, S.A. Puzol Valencia España 7-VI- 1955.

Note: Photograph album.

Visit of the San Francisco Ordnance district 4-5 Ag. 1955.

Note: Annotated, Illustrated booklet.

Visit to Alco products, Inc. Feb. 8, 1956.

Note: Photograph album.

Visit to Fort Shafter, Hawaii 14-18 Ap. 1956.

Note: Illustrated booklet.
Box 2

Visit to Rossford Ordnance Depot 28 Nov. 1956.

Note: Annotated, Illustrated booklet.

Procurement conference. San Francisco, 9 Dec. 1957.

Note: Annotated photograph booklet with clippings.

Northrop Aircraft, Inc. Radioplane division Anaheim division 11 Dec. 1957.

Note: Illustrated booklet.

CHIHOA collecting point (Acres of diamonds) 1956, 1958.

Note: Illustrated booklet.

Visit to Korea... 2-5 July, 1958.

Note: Illustrated, annotated booklet.

U. S. Army. Pacific Command. A memento illustrated booklet ...visit to Fort Shafter, Hawaii. 16-18 July 1958


Sons of the American Revolution. Phil., Brochure of Washington Day Luncheon. Feb. 21, 1959.

Note: Illustrated booklet.
Volume On shelf

Album of appreciative letters pertaining to Mr. Frank H. Higgins' tenure of office as Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army written at the time of his resignation in 1959. Letters include those from Pres. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, and other important personages of the administration, armed services, and industry. Also included are programs, speeches, photographs, and memorabilia pertaining to the farewell ceremonies of Mr. Higgins.

Box 2

Envelope of letters supplementing those in item 13 plus ephemeral memorabilia.


Presidio of San Francisco Headquarters Sixth Army.

Note: Illustrated booklet.

Headquarters Continental Army Command. Fort Monroe, Va.

Note: Illustrated booklet.
Envelope A

8 photos of Col. Frank H. Higgins in Japan, Alabama, etc. and at a reception in his honor, undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes photo of Sec. of the Army W. M. Brucker.
Envelope B,m

4 photos of W. M. Brucker, Gen. Maxwell Taylor, and Gen. William Westmoreland, undated

Envelope m* dr. 3

1 photo of the U.S. Army Policy Council March 21, 1956