Inventory of the Thomas H. Binford papers, 1940-1967

Processed by Tim LaVerne and Elizabeth Konzak.
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Inventory of the Thomas H. Binford papers, 1940-1967

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Processed by:
Tim LaVerne and Elizabeth Konzak
Date Completed:
2010
Encoded by:
Machine-readable finding aid derived from Microsoft Word and MARC record by Jill Golden.
© 2010 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Title: Thomas H. Binford papers, 1940-1967
Dates: 1940-1967
Collection Number: 74033
Creator: Binford, Thomas H., 1896-1973
Collection Size: 1 manuscript box, 2 oversize boxes, 4 envelopes (1.6 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Contains materials related to the Java Sea campaign and other Pacific campaigns during World War II, Japanese war criminals, and American attempts to prevent hostilities between China and Taiwan, including documentation such as addresses, reports, awards, printed matter, and photographs.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Languages: In English

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.
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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Thomas H. Binford papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1974.

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.

Biographical/Historical Note

A Vice Admiral in the United States Navy, Binford was the commanding officer of Destroyer Division 58 from 1941 to 1942, serving in the United States Asiatic Fleet in the Java Sea. He was in command during the Battle of Badoeng Straits, off the Island of Bali, in 1942, for which he was presented the Navy Cross.

Scope and Content of Collection

Contains materials related to the Java Sea campaign and other Pacific campaigns during World War II, Japanese war criminals, and American attempts to prevent hostilities between China and Taiwan, including documentation such as addresses, reports, awards, printed matter, and photographs.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
United States. Navy. Destroyer Division 58.
United States. Navy--Officers.
War crime trials--Japan.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Ocean.
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations.
Taiwan--Foreign relations--United States.
United States--Foreign relations--Taiwan.
Yokohama Trials, 1945-1949.


 

Personal file, 1940-1967

Box/Folder: 1 : 1-4

Personal file

Box/Folder: 1 : 5

Orders

Box/Folder: 1 : 6

Awards and citations

Box/Folder: 1 : 7

Navy correspondence

Box/Folder: 1 : 8

Speeches and writings

Box/Folder: 1 : 9

Declassified materials

Box/Folder: 1 : 10

Miscellany

Box/Folder: 1 : 11

News clippings

Box/Folder: 1 : 12-13

Printed matter

 

Photograph Albums, circa 1945-1954

Box: 2

24 photos of Vice Admiral Binford's naval career, news clippings, and memorabilia, including 3 prints of Madame and Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, 1 print of General Douglas MacArthur, and 1 print of Japanese Defense Minister Tojo, circa 1945

Box: 3

80 photos of Vice Admiral Binford's naval career, including news clippings, memorabilia, and photos of General Omar Bradley, 1950-1954

 

Photographs, 1940-1954

Envelope: A-B

70 photos of awards and presentations to Admiral Binford, including several photos of Admiral Binford with Eleanor Roosevelt, 1940-1954

Envelope: C

36 photos of Vice Admiral Binford's tour of Formosa, 1940-1950, including 27 prints of persons of high military and civilian significance and 10 photos of combat action off Okinawa, 1945

Envelope: mD

1 photo of Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Air, Artemus L. Gates, presenting the Legion of Merit and Silver Star to Admiral Binford, October 26, 1944