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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement Statement
  • Biographical/Historical note

  • Title: William J. Niederpruem papers
    Date (inclusive): 1914-1951
    Collection Number: 66024
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 4 manuscript boxes and 6 oversize boxes (4 linear feet)
    Abstract: The William J. Niederpruem papers document the career of an American military officer who served in the United States Army during both World War I and World War II, and who was part of the American occupation authority in Japan after the end of the Second World War. As a staff officer with the 32nd Division, American Expeditionary Forces, Niederpruem served in France and Germany during 1918-1919. His collection includes orders and reports relating to this period, as well as a number of photographs and postcards depicting battlefield scenes from World War I. Much of the collection consists of printed matter, including pamphlets published by the American military during both world wars and serial issues with articles relating to World War II. There are also copies of newspapers with coverage of the ouster of General Douglas MacArthur during the Korean War.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Niederpruem, William J.

    Access

    Collection is 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

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], William J. Niederpruem papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1966.

    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 library catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The William J. Niederpruem papers document the career of an American military officer who served in the United States Army during both World War I and World War II, and who was part of the American occupation authority in Japan after the end of the Second World War. As a staff officer with the 32nd Division, American Expeditionary Forces, Niederpruem served in France and Germany during 1918-1919. His collection includes orders and reports relating to this period, as well as a number of photographs and postcards depicting battlefield scenes from World War I. Much of the collection consists of printed matter, including pamphlets published by the American military during both world wars and serial issues with articles relating to World War II. There are also copies of newspapers with coverage of the ouster of General Douglas MacArthur during the Korean War.
    The Military career file in the papers contains orders, reports and intelligence summaries, as well as a translation done by Niederpruem of a study of World War I strategy by William Groener. The collection contains numerous maps pertaining to the Western Front during World War I and the Philippines during World War II. There are also a number of regional maps of Japan in the papers.

    Arrangement Statement

    The collection is arranged into 6 series: Military career file; Declassified U.S. government publications; Photographs; Postcards; Printed matter; and Oversize materials

    Biographical/Historical note

    1945-1946

    1887 November 30 Born
    1918-1919 Staff officer, American expeditionary forces
    1930s-1940s Colonel, U.S. Army
    1945-1946 Official with U.S. occupation authority in Japan
    1972 Died

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    United States. Army--Officers.
    United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces.
    United States. Army. Infantry Division, 32nd.
    Japan--History--Allied occupation, 1945-1952.
    Military government.
    World War, 1914-1918--Campaigns--France.
    World War, 1939-1945--United States.