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Guide to the Paul W. Kendall Papers
MSS-2010-08-30  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Biographical History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Bibliography

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Paul W. Kendall Papers
    Dates: 1917-1963
    Bulk Dates: 1939-1950
    Collection number: MSS-2010-08-30
    Collector: San José State University
    Creator: Kendall, Paul Wilkins (1898-1983)
    Collection Size: 25 boxes, 45.75 linear feet
    Repository: San José State University. Library.
    San José, California 95192-0028
    Abstract: The Paul W. Kendall Papers, 1917-1963 (bulk 1939-1950), documents Kendall's military service from World War II to the 1950's. Included in the collection are scrapbooks depicting military personnel, military bases, and non-combat military activities. The Kendall collection includes other military material such as topographical maps of Europe featuring military order of battle and other information for European powers including Germany, Italy, and France during World War I. The collection also includes military propaganda, publications, correspondence, newspaper articles, and military handbooks concerning Eastern Russia and Siberia. This collection is arranged into three series; Series I: Military Maps, 1917-1918; Series II: Military Materials, 1918-1963 (bulk 1939-1945); Series III: Scrapbooks, 1937-1950.
    Physical location: Vault 1, Range 26B
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has been assigned to the San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    Paul W. Kendall Papers, MSS-2010-08-30, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Robert Donahue. Finding aid EAD encoded by Robert Donahue. Reviewed by Danelle Moon.

    Biographical History

    Paul Wilkins Kendall was born in Baldwin City, Kansas in 1898. Kendall attended the United States Military Academy at West Point and graduated in 1918 as a Second Lieutenant of Infantry. From 1918 to 1919 Kendall attended the Infantry School of Arms at Fort Benning, Georgia. Kendal was assigned to the 27th Infantry Unit after graduating and was sent to Russia during the Siberian Intervention where he received the Distinguished Service Cross in 1920. Kendal went on to several different postings in the 1920s and 1930s in the U.S. and abroad. Kendall graduated from the Command & General Staff College in 1936 and in the 1940's served in a staff assignment at the Office of the Chief of Staff of the United States Army at Washington, D.C. At the start of World War II Kendall was assigned as Chief of Staff for the 85th Infantry Division. He then served as Assistant Division Commander of the 84th Infantry Division, receiving promotion to Brigadier General.
    From September 1944 to July 1945 Kendall was commander of the "Blue Devils" of the 88th Infantry Division, receiving promotion to Major General. The division's second World War II commander, he led the 88th Infantry during its assault through Italy, including the capture of Vicenza and Verona. During the Korean War Kendall commanded I Corps and was promoted to Lieutenant General in 1952. Kendall continued to serve in the military as Deputy Commanding General in Manila, Philippines and in 1954 as Commander of the Allied Land Forces Southeastern Europe in Izmir, Turkey. Kendall retired from the military in 1955 and moved to Palo Alto, California where he died in 1983.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Paul W. Kendall Papers, 1917-1963 (bulk 1939-1950), documents Kendall's military service from World War II to the 1950's. Included in the collection are scrapbooks depicting military personnel, military bases, and non-combat military activities. The Kendall collection includes other military material such as topographical maps of Europe featuring military order of battle and other information for European powers including Germany, Italy, and France during World War I. The collection also includes military propaganda, publications, correspondence, newspaper articles, and military handbooks concerning Eastern Russia and Siberia.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into 3 series; Series I: Military Maps, 1917-1918; Series II: Military Materials, 1918-1963 (bulk 1939-1945); Series III: Scrapbooks, 1937-1950.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Kendall, Paul Wilkins (1898-1983)
    Siberian Intervention -- History
    Siberian Intervention, 1918-1919 -- History
    World War I -- History
    World War II -- History
    World War, 1914-1918 -- History
    World War, 1939-1945 -- History
    World War, 1914-1918 -- Maps

    Bibliography

    Military Times Hall of Valor. Valor Awards for Paul Wilkins Kendall. http://www.militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=16015