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Box 1


Scope and Contents note

Written by Col. Ivan D. Yeaton, USA (Ret.), with editorial assistance from General A. C. Wedemeyer, USA (Ret.), Colonel Frank E. Mason, USA (Ret.), Major General Ralph C. Smith, USA (Ret.), and Charles G. Palm, deputy archivist at the Hoover Institution.

Publication Rights

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

Final bound, typewritten photocopy (with appendices), 1977 August

Box 1

SUBJECT FILE, 1939-1961

Scope and Contents note

Reports, memoranda, correspondence, orders, citations, charts, and other matter, arranged alphabetically by subject.

Biographical file of Ivan D. Yeaton




Kuomintang passport to enter Chinese Communist Party area (Yenan)


Personnel file, Office of the Assistant Military Attaché, Shanghai, China, 1946-1947


McFarland, Kermit


Richard Sorge spy case




Correspondence file of Ivan D. Yeaton as military attaché, Moscow, 1939-1941


Memorandum on the Soviet labor unions prepared for Ivan D. Yeaton, typewritten draft, undated


Report by Ivan D. Yeaton


"Russia Combat Estimate," typewritten, mimeographed copy, 1942 April 1


[Soviet petroleum production], typewritten draft, 1947 November 19


"Fourth International," typewritten carbon copy, 1947 November 26


"Northeast Asia," typewritten copy, undated


U.S. Department of Defense, Directive: Standards of Conduct, printed copy, 1961 December 12


Wedemeyer, A. C., General, "The Truth About Korea," national radio and television talk delivered in Los Angeles, California, typewritten, mimeographed copy, 1952 November 2

Boxes 2-4

MEMOIRS (1919-1953), 1974-1976

Scope and Contents note

Additional material.
Box 2

First typewritten draft, 1974 June


First typewritten draft with corrections by Ivan D. Yeaton, 1974 August


First typewritten draft with corrections by Ivan D. Yeaton, A. C. Wedemeyer, Frank E. Mason, Ralph C. Smith, and Charles G. Palm, 1974 September


Second typewritten draft (with appendices), 1976 January

Box 3

Faymonville file


Ribbon copy of "Memoirs"

Box 4

Bound typewritten photocopies of "Memoirs," 2 copies


Suggested changes for copies to be produced after 1977 August 8

Boxes 5-8

1980 INCREMENT, 1908-1979

Scope and Contents note

Writings, correspondence, orders, memoranda, notes, photographs, certificates, and memorabilia relating to U.S. military intelligence activities, the Soviet Union on the eve of World War II, the Chinese communists during the war, and post-war world politics.
Box 7


Scope and Contents note

Formerly security-classified records of the U.S. government, released in full or in part. Arranged chronologically by date of release by Hoover, thereunder chronologically by date of creation.

2016 February release of records, 1947, 1953

Scope and Contents note

Consists of materials used as appendices for "Memoirs": Memorandum, "The Control of Russia in the Event of an Unconditional Surrender," December 1947; typescript re "system of control to be established over the Soviet Union," 4 December 1947; and memorandum (photocopy), "General Motors Corporation: Acquisition of Industrial Facilities at Government Expense," 23 November 1953.