Partial Inventory of the William Henry Baumer papers

Finding aid prepared by Hoover Institution Archives Staff
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Title: William Henry Baumer papers
Date (inclusive): 1929-1991
Collection Number: 91042
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 10 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box (4.4 linear feet)
Abstract: Diary, memoirs, correspondence, orders, memoranda, reports, and printed matter relating to Allied strategic planning during World War II, especially for the Normandy landings of 1944, wartime diplomacy and Allied conferences, and the Paris Peace Conference. Digital copies of select records also available at https://digitalcollections.hoover.org. 
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Baumer, William H. (William Henry), 1909-1989.

Access

Collection is open for research. Digital copies of select records also available at https://digitalcollections.hoover.org. 
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William Henry Baumer papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1991.

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.

Alternate Forms Available

Digital copies of select records also available at https://digitalcollections.hoover.org. 

Biographical Note

Major general, United States Army; staff officer, War Department General Staff, Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces, and military missions to Great Britain and the Soviet Union, 1942-1945; military adviser, Paris Peace Conference, 1946.

Scope and Content of Collection

Diary, memoirs, correspondence, orders, memoranda, reports, and printed matter relating to Allied strategic planning during World War II, especially for the Normandy landings of 1944, wartime diplomacy and Allied conferences, and the Paris Peace Conference.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

World War, 1939-1945--Diplomatic history.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--France--Normandy.
World War, 1939-1945--Peace.
United States. War Department. General Staff.
Allied Forces. Supreme Headquarters.
Paris Peace Conference (1946 : Paris, France).
United States. Army--Officers.

Boxes 1-11

Not yet described

 

Declassified U.S. government records, 1940-1990

Scope and Contents note

Formerly security-classified records of the U.S. government, released in full or in part. Includes some government records determined by the government to be unclassified. Arranged chronologically by date of release by Hoover, thereunder chronologically by date of creation.
Reading room workstation

2010 release of records, 1942

 

Memo to Albert C. Wedemeyer, "Request for Major William H. Baumer to Speak," 1942 October 17

Box 10

2011 release of records, 1940-1990

Box/Folder 10 : 2-3

Baumer personal military file, 1940-1945

Scope and Contents note

Orders, travel documents, and related material concerning Baumer's military service.
Box/Folder 10 : 4-5

Important material for the book, 1944-1990

Scope and Contents note

Letters, clippings, military discharge papers, notes, Baumer writings, memos, and other material.
Box/Folder 10 : 6

Clippings, 1983-1985

Reading room workstation

2017 release of records, 1943-1977

 

Outline of AEFA Camp, CCS, and JCS meetings, 1943 January

 

W. H. Baumer letter to Lt. Colonel William J. Glasgow, 1943 May 29

 

William H. Baumer letter to Colonel Kahn, 1943 October 27

 

Movement orders to Lieutenant Colonel William H. Baumer, 1944 January 4

 

Telegram concerning Baumer's mission in Moscow, 1944 January 22

 

F. N. Roberts letter to W. H. Baumer, 1944 March 19

 

Release from permanent assignment to the Operations Division, War Department General Staff, and related documents, 1944 May

 

Movement orders to Lieutenant Colonel William H. Baumer, 1944 October 21

 

Notes from document on East-West relations, circa 1945

 

Notes concerning Operation "Switchback" : "Clearing the Road to Antwerp," circa 1945

 

Conduct of the war (1944-1945) and chronology of the war (1941-1944), 1945

 

Orders to Colonel William H. Baumer, 1945 February 27

 

Orders to Colonel William H. Baumer, 1945 March 8

 

Notes on trip to Western Rhineland area, 1945 March 21-28

 

Orders to Colonel William H. Baumer, 1945 April 13

 

Agenda for conference with Soviet authorities regarding occupation of US Sector, Berlin, 1945 June 18

 

Outline: Changing relationships in Europe: Effect upon US military policy, 1968-77, circa 1977