Inventory of the Harry Roswell Hill papers

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Title: Harry Roswell Hill papers
Date (inclusive): 1920-1949
Date (bulk): 1942-1946
Collection Number: 97018
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English, Persian, French, and other languages.
Physical Description: 1 manuscript box, 1 oversize box (1.3 linear feet)
Abstract: Personnel records, orders, letters, manuals, servicemen's newspapers, clippings, other printed matter, photographs, and miscellany relating to American military railway service operations in Iran and elsewhere in the Persian Gulf Command during World War II.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Hill, Harry Roswell, 1899-

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Harry Roswell Hill papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1997.

Accruals

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Biographical Note

Captain, United States Army Transportation Corps; member, 762nd Railway Shop Battalion, 1942-1946.

Scope and Content of Collection

Personnel records, orders, letters, manuals, servicemen's newspapers, clippings, other printed matter, photographs, and miscellany relating to American military railway service operations in Iran and elsewhere in the Persian Gulf Command during World War II.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

World War, 1939-1945--Transportation.
World War, 1939-1945--Middle East.
Railroads--Iran.
United States. Army. Railway Shop Battalion, 762nd.

Box/Folder 1 : 1

Service record, 1945-1946

Box/Folder 1 : 2

Service in Persian Gulf Command materials, 1942-1945

Scope and Contents note

Includes memoranda, orders, invitations, passes, certificates, receipts, and ephemera relating to Hill's service in Iran and time spent in Palestine, Germany, and Paris on leave or in connection with his Army service. Also includes a small amount of material related to Claude Hovis, Hill's roommate, who was killed in Iran.
Box/Folder 1 : 3

Agenda book and calendars, 1943-1944

Box/Folder 1 : 4

Correspondence, 1943-1945

Scope and Contents note

Between Hill and his wife, Martha (Marty).
Box/Folder 1 : 5

Photographs, undated

Scope and Contents note

French Foreign Legion headquarters, Sidi Bel Abbès, Algeria (2 photos); unidentified Army men getting water from barrels in desert (1 photo); and 60th Operations group in front of C-47 aircraft, possibly at Tafaraoui Airfield, Algeria (1 photo).
 

Printed matter, 1920-1949

Box/Folder 1 : 6

Germany, 1942, 1944

Box/Folder 1 : 7

India, Iraq, Libya, Syria, 1942, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 8

Iran - guides, 1942-1943, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 9

Iran, Middle and Near East - maps, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 10

Iran/Persian Gulf Command - clippings, 1943-1944, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 11

Palestine, 1944, undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes maps, tour information, and newsletters collected by Hill in relation to leave taken in Palestine.
Box/Folder 1 : 12

Paris, 1943, 1945, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 13

Railway service, 1943-1945

Scope and Contents note

Includes materials specifically related to the 762nd Railway Shop Battalion.
Box/Folder 1 : 14

United States Army, general, 1943, 1945, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 15

Manuals, 1920, 1944

Box/Folder 1 : 16

Miscellaneous, 1949, undated

 

Oversize material, 1937-1945

Box/Folder 2 : 1

The National Geographic Magazine, Vol. 84, No. 2, 1943 August

Scope and Contents note

Includes article titled "Iran in Wartime."
 

Persian Gulf Command, undated

Scope and Contents note

Brief pictorial record of Persian Gulf region. Includes standardized letter to all individuals who served in Persian Gulf Command from Brigadier General Donald P. Booth.
 

Souvenir of an Accomplishment, 1944

Scope and Contents note

Photo booklet recognizing American railroad efforts in Iran to bring supplies to Russians in World War II.
 

Yank, The Army Weekly, Persian Gulf edition, Vol. 1, No. 18, excerpt, 1943 December 15

 

The Saturday Evening Post, excerpt, 1944 September 2

 

Attack, excerpt, 1944 July

Scope and Contents note

Includes article titled "Men of the 762nd Find Time for Recreation Now."
 

Egyptian Mail, No. 9681, excerpt 1945 May 29

 

Sandscript, Vol. 3, No. 19, 1945 May 26

Box/Folder 2 : 2

[Shaypour?] magazine, 1943

Language of Material: Persian
 

Krokodil (Moscow), No. 26-27, 1943

 

Voici comment la VIIIème Armée battit les Allemandes et fit crouler l'Empire Africain de Mussolini, undated

 

La guerre illustrée, L.T.A. Robinson, Ltd. (London), 1943 March

Box/Folder 2 : 3

"Gmunden [Austria]: Das tor ins Salzkammergut," tourist map, 1940

 

"Gmunden [Austria], Ostmark, Deutschland," tourist map, undated

 

"Old Persia, Modern Iran," illustrated map, undated

 

"Cartographical Map of Iran, Once Known as Persia, Showing Many Places of Biblical and Historical Interest," Persian Gulf Command, illustrated map, circa 1944

Box/Folder 2 : 4

"Iran," TWA travel poster, undated

 

"Deep in Iran, Alco-G.E. Diesel-electric Locomotives Haul Supplies to Russia," General Electric poster, undated

 

"New Songs," songbook of compositions from Iranian composer Ahmad Furutan Rad, 1937

Language of Material: Persian
Box/Folder 2 : 5

Algérie, edition de l'OFALAC [Office algérien d'action économique et touristique], undated