Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Clovis E. Byers papers
Collection number: 64016
Byers, Clovis E., 1899-1973
47 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 3 envelopes, 4 album boxes, 1 oversize folder, 1 motion picture film reel, 1 phonotape
(28 linear feet)
Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, speeches and writings,
clippings, personnel records, and audiovisual material, relating to the Pacific Theater
during World War II, the Army of Occupation in Japan, the Korean War, and the North
Atlantic Treaty Organization command in Europe.
Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives
Languages represented in the collection:
Collection is open for research.
The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to
copiesof 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.
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
[Identification of item], Clovis E. Byers papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution
The collection was acquired by the Hoover Insitution Archives in 1964
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
. 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.
|1899 November 5
||Born, Columbus, Ohio
||Attended Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
||Graduated from West Point and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in
||Student, Cavalry School
||Student, Signal School
||Promoted to First Lieutenant
||Student, Special Advanced Equitation Course, Cavalry School, Fort Riley,
||Served with 8th Cavalry Regiment
||Commanding officer, Cadet Company, United States Military Academy
||Promoted to Captain
||Promoted to Major
||Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel (temporary)
||Promoted to Colonel and Brigadier General (temporary). Awarded Distinguished
Service Cross, Silver Star, and Purple Heart
||Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army
||Awarded Oak-Leaf Cluster to the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal,
Oak-Leaf Cluster to the Silver and Bronze Star, and Air Medal
||Promoted to Major General (temporary), United States Army. Awarded Distinguished
Service Medal and Second Oak-Leaf Cluster to the Bronze Star
||Awarded Military Merit Medal
||Awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBS)
||Promoted to Brigadier General, United States Army. Awarded Oak-Leaf Cluster to
Legion of Merit and French Legion of Honor Officer Rank
||Promoted to Major General, United States Army
||Deputy Commandant, National War College, Washington, D.C.
||Promoted to Lieutenant General, United States Army
||Commandant, NATO Defense College, Paris
||Special Assistant to the Defense Secretary
||President, Alumni Association, National War College, Washington, D.C.
||Retired from the United States Army
|1973 December 13
Scope and Content of Collection
The Clovis E. Byers Papers, acquired in 1964, consist of correspondence, memoranda, diaries, speeches and writings,
clippings, personnel records, and audio-visual material, relating to the Pacific Theater during World War II, the Army
of Occupation in Japan, the Korean War, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization command in Europe.
Correspondence, identified as Byers' personal file, includes official correspondence, letters exchanged with
friends and colleagues in the military, letters Byers wrote to his family from overseas, and Byers' personal business
The bulk of the materials included in the
Military Fileoriginated from Byers' various assignments with the army.
His trips to Korea, the Philippines, Japan, and Europe resulted from his military duties and his association with the
NATO Defense College. The
Photographsalso reflect his assignments in the Pacific, the Philippines, Japan, Korea, and Europe.
As required by law, security-classified materials have been removed from the collection until they can be declassified
by government officials.
Arranged into nine series: Biographical File, Correspondence, Speeches and Writings, Diaries and Appointment Books,
Military File, Oversize Materials, Photographs, Sound Recordings and Motion Pictures.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Roosevelt, Eleanor (Roosevelt), 1884-1962.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
United States. Army. Army, 8th.
United States. Army. Corps, X.
United States. Army. Officers.
Korean War, 1950-1953.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Ocean.
Japan--History--Allied occupation, 1945-1952.