The Ronald MacArthur Hirst papers consist largely of material collected and created by Hirst over the course of several decades
of research on topics related to the history of World War II and the Cold War, including the Battle of Stalingrad, the Allied
landing at Normandy on D-Day, American aerial operations, and the Berlin Airlift of 1948-1949, among other topics. Included
are writings, correspondence, biographical data, notes, copies of government documents, printed matter, maps, and photographs.