Preliminary Inventory to the Clarence Clemens Clendenen Papers, 1881-1968

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Title: Clarence Clemens Clendenen Papers
Date (inclusive): 1881-1968
Collection Number: 68022
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 21 manuscript boxes, 4 card file boxes, 7 envelopes, 9 phonotapes 11 linear feet
Abstract: Printed matter, biographical notes, interviews, diaries, correspondence, army manuals, research notes, photographs, and maps, relating to American military history, especially during World War II and the Vietnamese War, and to the Punitive Expedition in Mexico in 1916.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Clendenen, Clarence Clemens


Collection open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Clarence Clemens Clendenen Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States. Army--History--Punitive Expedition into Mexico, 1916
Mexico--History--Revolution, 1910-1920.
United States--Armed Forces.
United States--History, Military.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975.
World War, 1939-1945.

Box: 1

Recruiting material

Folder: b.

Military miscellany

Box: 2

Newspaper clippings of military interest

Folder: b.

National Guard material

Folder: c.

Maps of Mexico (3)

Box: 3

Guide books

Folder: b.

Foreign phrase books

Box: 4

Army handbooks

Folder: b.

Army and Navy regulation manuals

Box: 5

Staff officers manual

Folder: b.

Army general orders, circulars and bulletins, (published) 1881-1916

Folder: c.

Communications handbook, 1944

Folder: d.

6th Cavalry notes

Folder: e.

Articles pertaining to Pancho Villa

Box: 6

Research notes (index cards) on book, United States and Pancho Villa

Box: 7

Published articles on World War II (miscellaneous uncatalogued)

Box: 8

Published materials on American military history:


Alison, John R., "The Most Unforgettable Character I've Ever Met: Col. Philip Cochran," in Readers' Digest,pp. 130-138 Oct. 1958,


Apter, Howard, "Eight Golden Arrows of the E.T.O.," in Saga,pp. 49-53 Summer, 1964,


Apter, Howard, "Old Ironsides, Saga of the 1st Armored Division," in Saga,12 p. Dec. 1962,


Atwater, James, "Last Stand of the Big Bomber," in Saturday Evening Post,pp. 13-16 June 20, 1964,


Baren, Harry G., "My Combat Mission with Lyndon Johnson," in Saga,8 p. July 1964,


Belot, Raymond de, "The French Fleet in Being," in U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings,pp. 1056-1067 Oct. 1951,


Boatner, Haydon L., "How I Crushed the Reds on Koje Island," in Saga,pp. 17-21 Summer 1964,


Bowen, Charles F., Lost Virgin, Boston, Bruce Humphries, 7 p. End paper maps. Autographed copy 1959, 32


Bueschel, Richard M., "World War II Japanese Aircraft A to Z," in Air Progress,pp. 35-38 June/July 1964.


Chavez, Patrick, "The American-led Sea Roughnecks Who Sank the Gronau, Jewel of Hitler's Mid-East Fleet," 7 p.


Clendenen, Clarence C., "A Few Notes and Personal Reminiscences Concerning Maj. Gen. Terry de la Mesa Allen," 2 1. Typed. Appended: "Cavalryman vs. Cowboy," True West, S-0 1965


"The Cruise of the Great White Fleet" (1907), U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings,pp. 86-97 Oct. 1958.


"D-Day Plus 20 Years," in S.F. Examiner,16 p. June 7, 1964,


Deyo, Morton L., "Sea Power: Its Meaning to the United States of America," address, Newcomen Society, Boston, 25 p. March 25, 1948,


Eller, E. M., "Soviet Bid for the Sea," in U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings,pp. 619-635 June 1955,


Enthoven, Alan C., "Choosing Strategies and Selecting Weapon Systems," in U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings,pp. 151-158. Jan. 1964,


Ettman, Seymour, "Saga of the Hornet," in Prize Sea Stories Magazine,pp. 52-59 Spring 1964,


"The Face of the Enemy," in Male,4 p. Sept. 1964,


Fletcher, James, "The Sea Battle That Couldn't Be Won," in Saga,9 p. Dec. 1962,


Fuchida, Mitsuo, "Five Fateful Minutes at Midway," in U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings,pp. 660-665 June 1955,


Gallagher, Richard, "GI Tiger-Bandit of Saipan," in Male,pp. 94-101. Feb. 1964,

Box: 9

Gant, Matthew, "MacArthur's Finest Hours," in Impact,pp. 51-64 Aug. 1964,


Ginsburgh, Robert N., "The New Soviet Military Strategy," in U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings,4 p. Jan. 1964,


Gonzalez, Arturo S., Jr., "Report from South Viet Nam," in Elks Magazine,6 p. Aug. 1964,


Gottesfeld, Sam, "New Light on the MacArthur Snafus," in Real Combat Stories,6 p. June 1964,


Green, Montgomery M., "The Secret of Kremlin Warfare," in U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings,pp. 1131-1141 Oct. 1954,


Guttridge, Len, "'Hold Hill 314 Till Dead'," in Stag,8 p. March 1964,


Hay, George T., "Soldiers of the Queen," in The Scots Magazine,7 p. Nov. 1957,


Hearle, Douglas, "The Man Who Lived in Hell," in Impact,pp. 26-30, 71-74 Aug. 1964,


Herndon, Booton, "From Custer to Korea: The 7th Cavalry," in Saga,pp. 70-79 Summer 1964,


"Das Herz der 6. Armee," in Revue,9 p. May 27, 1964.


Hewitt, H. Kent, "The Landing on Morocco, November 1942," in U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings,pp. 1243-1253 Nov. 1952,


Infield, Glenn, "The B-17 That Stalked Hitler's Buzz Bombs," in Saga,7 p. March 1964,


Irwin, Theodore, "The War Hero Who Inspired J.F.K.," in Saga,pp. 2-8(Joseph F. Kennedy, Jr.) Summer 1964,


Jacobs, Bruce, "Sergeant York," in Saga,pp. 36-41 Summer 1964,


Johnson, Arthur M., "Theodore Roosevelt and the Navy," in U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings,pp. 76-82 Oct. 1958,


Johnson, James Ralph, "Incident on Iwo Jima," in Saga,2 p. Summer 1964,


Jordan, Douglas Stuart, "Fisher's Folly: The Fabulous Furious," in U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings,pp. 667-677 June 1955,


Kaylin, Walter, "Take and Hold a Small Island Called Guadalcanal," in Men,9 p. July 1964,


Kraft, Joseph, "Hot Weapon in the Cold War," in Saturday Evening Post,6 p. April 28, 1962.


Lansford, W. Douglas, "Gung Ho: The Story of Carlson's Raiders," in Saga,pp. 9-15 Summer 1964,


Leckie, Robert, "Sub Sunk, Sub Sunk . . . Sub Sunk," in Saga,pp. 45-48, 71-74 June 1964,


Lee, Bruce, "Best Kept Secret of World War II," in Saga,8 p. July 1964,


Lowe, George E., "The Specter of a 'Man on Horseback'," in U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings,pp. 26-35 Jan. 1964,


Mars, David, "If There's a Dirty War, Get Me Yarborough," in Male,pp, 38-42, 75-82 Feb. 1964.


Marshall, S. L. A., "The Forgotten GI's Who Saved D-Day," in Saga,pp. 13-16, 76-80 June 1964,


Marshall, S. L. A., "The Generals Who Are Out to Kill Ike," in Saga,6 p. Jan. 1964,


Marshall, S. L. A., "The Taking of Hill 180...," in Men,8 p. June 1964,


Marshall, S. L. A., "Why Do They Slander Our Military Men?" in Saturday Evening Post,6 p. Sept. 5, 1964,


Meyerson, Victor, "I Led the Jap-Slaughtering Huks of Mindanao," in Real Combat Stories,6 p. June 1964,


Mirror,Article pertaining to General Jonathan M. Wainwright's reception in New York City Sept. 14, 1945.


Mizrahi, Joseph V., "The Day the Germans Used Poison Gas," Man's Magazine,6 p. July 1964,


Momoto, Harotoshi, "I Commanded Japan's Fanatical Human Torpedoes," in Stag,3 p. Jan. 1964,


Moore, W. Robert, "Gilbert Islands in the Wake of Battle," in National Geographic Magazine,pp. 129-162 Feb. 1945,


Nagle, Ferderick W., "Weather and Command Decision," in U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings,5 p. Jan. 1964,


News, Sunday showing U.S. Army insignia, etc. June 10, 1945,


O'Brien, Brien, "Fleet that Sailed Through a Jungle," in Prize Sea Stories Magazine,pp. 66-71 Spring 1964,


Pearl, Jack, "MacArthur vs. Patten: Who was the Greater General?" in Saga,pp. 42-48 Summer 1964,


Pearl, Jack, "They Hanged the Mutineers," in Saga,6 p. Summer 1964,


Pearl, Jack, "St. Mihiel: The Nightmare Battle of World War I," in Saga,6 p. April 1964,


"Prepare to Occupy," in Fortune,1 v. Feb. 1943,


Rankin, Robert H., "A History of Selective Service," in U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings,pp. 1073-1081 Oct. 1951,

Box: 10

Reinsch, Paul S., "Japan's Lone Hand," in Asia,8 p. Feb.-March 1920,


Reynolds, Edward, "When the Dorchester Was Torpedoed," in the S.F. Examiner,1 v. Feb. 2, 1964,


Roll, George A., "Sea 'Powers' Control Forces," in U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings,pp. 1073-1083. October 1954,


Roustam Bek, Boris L. T., "The Red War," from Asia, Vol. XX, no. 2, 11 p. Feb.-March 1920,


Ruge, Friedrich, "German Naval Strategy Across Two Worlds Wars," in U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings,pp. 153-166. Feb 1955,


Ruhe, William J., "War in the Silent World," in Prize Sea Stories Magazine,pp. 42-47 Spring 1964,


Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr., "The Supreme Cavalier," in S.F. Examiner,1 v. Sept. 7, 1964,


Scott, Robert Lee, Jr., "My Kid Brother's Confederate Eye," in Saga,pp. 60-64 Summer 1964,


Six Juin 1964. "Numero historique: Il y a juste vingt ans ils debarquent," Paris Match, No. 791


Smith, C. Alphonso, "Martinique in World War II," in U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings,6 p. Feb. 1955,


Smith, Stan, "Abandon Ship," in Man's Magazine,p. Feb. 1964, 6


Sol, Martin, "Commander Fluckey's Great Raid on Japan's '30 Ship Harbor'," in Men,8 p. July 1964,


Sold, Martin, "Dogfighting Phantom of the Pacific Air War," in Men,6 p. Sept. 1964,


Stuart, Arthur J., "The Mechanized Landing Force and the Blitz Beachhead," in U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings,pp. 1209-1217 Nov. 1952,


Sufrin, Mark, "Capt. Sam Durant, Tough Texan...," in Men,1 v. June 1964,


Tanabe, Yahachi, "I Sank the U.S.S. Yorktown at the Battle of Midway," in Stag,10 p. March 1964,


Tanabe, Yahachi, "I Sank the York at Midway," in Real,5 p. Aug. 1964,


"Total War for the United States, Fortune,1 v. August 1941,


20th Anniversary of D-Day. Newspaper clippings, 1 v.


Ubell, Earl, "The Death of the Nike-Zeus," in Saturday Evening Post,pp. 15-18 June 4, 1964,


United States Congress. Senate, Debate over the confirmation of General Ben Lear, May 20, 1943, Congressional Record, pp. 4745-4756


United States Naval War College. Comments on action reports covering activities in the Solomon Islands, 15 1. Aug. 7, 8, 9, 1942,


"U.S. Navy," in Fortune,pp. 55-65 March 1938,


Van Deurs, George, "The Segi Man," in U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings,pp. 56-62 Oct. 1958,


White, Thomas D., "Strategy and the Defense Intellectuals," in Saturday Evening Post,3 p. May 4, 1963,


Wygant, Bernard B., "Admiral Sims as I Knew Him," in U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings,pp. 1088-1091 Oct. 1951,

Box: 11

Diaries, personal recollections, 1879-1942

Folder: b.

Articles on Western Americana and Mexican history

Box: 12

Correspondence, 1966-1968

Folder: b.

Army 201 file

Folder: c.

Colonel Jerome W. Howe file

Folder: d.

Letters by soldiers of the Kansas National Guard, mobilized on the Mexican border, 1 v. 1916,

Box: 13

"The Punitive Expedition of " 1 vol. 1916,


Miscellaneous medals

Box: 14-21.

Unsorted material

Box: 22-25.

Card file

Tape cabinet


Tape cabinet

Clovis Ethelbert Byers undated speech about military chaplins


Use copy reference number: 68022_a_0008886

Scope and Contents note

Major General C. E. Byers recalls the history and importance of chaplains in the United States military. He speaks about experiences of the country from the revolution through World War II and the Korean conflict.
Tape cabinet

Colonel Clarence C. Clendenen interviews Major General William Ord Ryan


Use copy reference number: 68022_a_0008881

Scope and Contents note

Interview with Major General William Ord Ryan, U. S. Air Force, Retired, concerning his experiences as a lieutenant in the 7th cavalry, in the Punitive Expedition of 1916, and further remarks on his military career.
Interviewer is Col. Clarence C. Clendenen as stated in his letter to Fraur Lanner, Oct. 10, 1974.
Tape cabinet

Confession of Librado Saenz Pardo Martinez and interview with Colonel Merlin J. Chadey 03 October 1957-31 May 1964


Use copy reference number: 68022_a_0008891

Scope and Contents note

Confession of Librado Saenz Pardo Martinez, assassin of Pancho Villa. Recorded 10/3/57 by William V. Morrison of El Paso, Texas
Colonel Merlin J. Chadsey, retired cavalry - recorded at Fort Union, National Mon by Homer Hasting, June 64.
Tape cabinet

Interview with Major Walter Estes 21 April 1964


Use copy reference number: 68022_a_0008882

Scope and Contents note

Interview with Major Walter Estes, retired Calvary Officer, recorded by the Fort Union National Monument, 1964
Photo file


Physical Description: 468 photos and 61 negatives / 7 envelopes
Envelope A

118 photos concerning Clendenden's attendance to West Point and the Cavalry School, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes portraits of his classmates, graduation ceremonies and his participation in many equestrian events.
Envelope B1

65 photos and 61 negatives of the Punitive, undated

Envelope B2

Expedition to Mexico, including photos of Villa, Obregon and U.S. Infantry, undated

Envelope C

26 photos of Colonel Clarence C. Clendenen's stay in Japan concerning the 1st Cavalry Division, the International War Crimes Commission and many tourist attractions, undated

Envelope fD

Album containing 125 photos of Colonel Clarence C. Clendenen's stay in Japan relating to War Crimes Commission and travel photos, undated

Envelope E

15 photos of Colonel Clendenen in Michigan State College, South Dakota State College, St. John's University and the University of Iowa in which he was the head of the R.O.T.C. programs, undated

Envelope F

13 photos of the Negrito barrios in the Philippines where he was stationed, 1926

Envelope G

96 miscellaneous personal and military photos, undated

Envelope mH

10 miscellaneous photos undated


4 miscellaneous photos, undated