Register of the Ivan D. Yeaton Papers, 1908-1979

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Register of the Ivan D. Yeaton Papers, 1908-1979

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
  • Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
Processed by:
Hoover Institution Archives
Encoded by:
Michael C. Conkin
© 1998 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

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

Access

Collection open for research.
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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.

Accruals

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.
Communism.
Communism--China.
Lend-lease operations (1941-1945)
World War, 1939-1945.
World War, 1939-1945--China.
World War, 1939-1945--Soviet Union.
China.
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

Series Description

Box No. 1.

MEMOIRS OF COLONEL IVAN D. YEATON (1919-1953), 1977.

Note

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

Scope and Content Note

The "Memoirs" were 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
Box No. 1.

SUBJECT FILE, 1939-1961.

Scope and Content Note

Reports, memoranda, correspondence, orders, citations, charts, and other matter, arranged alphabetically by subject
Box. 2-4.

MEMOIRS (1919-1953), 1974-1976.

Scope and Content Note

Additional material
Box No. 5-8.

INCREMENT, 1980.

Scope and Content Note

Writings, correspondence, orders, memoranda, notes, photographs, certificates, and memorabilia, 1908-1979, relating to U.S. military intelligence activities, the Soviet Union on the eve of World War II, the Chinese communists during the war, and postwar world politics

Container List

 

MEMOIRS (1919-1953), 1977

Box 1.

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

 

SUBJECT FILE, 1939-1961

Box 1.

Biographical file of Ivan D. Yeaton

 

General

 

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

 

Russia

 

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, n.d.

 

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, n.d.

 

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

 

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

 

MEMOIRS (1919-1953), 1974-1976

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, 1976 January (with appendices)

Box 3.

Faymonville file

 

Ribbon copy of "Memoirs"

Box 4.

Bound typewritten photocopies of the "Memoirs," 2 copies

 

Suggested changes for copies to be produced after 1977 August 8

Box Box No. 5-8.

INCREMENT, 1980.

Scope and Content Note

Writings, correspondence, orders, memoranda, notes, photographs, certificates, and memorabilia, 1908-1979, relating to U.S. military intelligence activities, the Soviet Union on the eve of World War II, the Chinese communists during the war, and postwar world politics