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Register of the Ivan D. Yeaton Papers, 1908-1979
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Note

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Ivan D. Yeaton Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1908-1979
    Collection number: 76013
    Creator: Yeaton, Ivan D.
    Collection Size: 7 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 7 envelopes 4.5 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Memoirs, reports, memoranda, correspondence, orders and citations, charts, and photographs, relating to his military career; Soviet military strength in 1941; Soviet-American relations, 1941-1949; organization of American military intelligence during World War II; lend-lease operations;American relations with the Chinese communists, 1944-1946; and theinspection of United States Army procurement contracts, 1952-1953
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection 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

    Memoirs may not be quoted without the written permission of I. D. Yeaton

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ivan D. Yeaton Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1976.


    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. Army--Officers.
    United States. Army--Procurement.
    United States. Observer Mission to Yenan, 1944-1945.
    Lend-lease operations (1941-1945)
    World War, 1939-1945.
    World War, 1939-1945--China.
    World War, 1939-1945--Soviet Union.
    China--Foreign relations--United States.
    China--History--Civil War, 1945-1949.
    Soviet Union.
    Russia (Federation)
    Soviet Union--Armed Forces.
    Soviet Union--Foreign relations--United States.
    United States--Foreign relations.
    United States--Armed Forces.
    Military attaches.

    Biographical Note

    1919-1920 Lieutenant, American Expeditionary Force Siberia
    1939-1941 Military Attaché, Moscow
    1942 Promoted to Colonel, U.S. Army
    1942-1945 Specialist, Military Intelligence Division, War Department General Staff
    1945 Chief of Intelligence, Headquarters, China Theater
    1945-1946 Commanding Officer, Yenan Observer Group, Shensi Province
    1946 Assistant Military Attaché, Shanghai
    1947 Assistant Director of Counter Intelligence, General Headquarters, Far East Command, Tokyo
    1948-1949 Chief, Psychological Warfare Section, Plans and Operations Division, General Staff
    1949-1950 Assistant Chief of Staff for Plans and Intelligence, Sixth Army, Headquarters, Presidio of San Francisco
    1952-1953 Chief, Detroit Field Office, Army Inspector General