Inventory of the Edward H. Forney papers

Finding aid prepared by Kendra Tsai
Hoover Institution Archives
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Title: Edward H. Forney papers
Date (inclusive): 1942-1964
Collection Number: 65022
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English, Korean, French, and Vietnamese
Physical Description: 7 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box (2.6 linear feet)
Abstract: Handwritten notes, correspondence, course writings, orders, reports, news releases, and news clippings relating primarily to the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Forney, Edward H.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Edward H. Forney papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1965.

Accruals

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Biographical Note

Edward H. Forney was a colonel, deputy chief of staff, and brigadier general in the United States Marine Corps, a senior advisor to the Republic of Korea (ROK) Marine Corps, and a scholar.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Edward H. Forney papers contain handwritten notes (some in small notebooks), correspondence (including family letters), course writings, orders, reports, news releases, and news clippings relating primarily to the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Forney took numerous history courses about World War I, World War II, military operations in Europe and in the Pacific, psychological warfare, post-war problems, Soviet foreign policy (1918-1939), U.S. foreign policy, French military contributions in the American Revolution War, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. As brigadier general for the U.S. Marine Corps, Forney kept up-to-date about foreign relations among China, Southeast Asia, the Soviet Union, the United States, Korea, Vietnam, and France, as revealed in his extensive news file.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States. Marine Corps--Officers.
China--Foreign relations.
China--Politics and government--20th century.
China--Politics and government.
Guerrilla warfare.
Korea--History.
Korea--Politics and government.
Korean War, 1950-1953.
Laos--Foreign relations--United States.
Soviet Union--Foreign relations--United States.
Soviet Union--Politics and government.
United States--Foreign relations--Laos.
United States--Politics and government.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975.
Vietnam--History.
Vietnam--Politics and government.

 

Biographical File, 1950-1963

Box/Folder 1 : 1

Handwritten notes, 1957

Box/Folder 1 : 2-6

Handwritten notes, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 7

"Brig. Gen. Edward H. Forney, United States Marine Corps," photograph, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 8

Correspondence, 1950, 1954, 1957, 1963

Scope and Contents note

Personal family letters.
 

Course File, 1956-1960

Scope and Contents note

Coursework and review sheets from various history courses taken by Forney.
Box/Folder 1 : 9

Harvard Business Review, 1956-1960

Box/Folder 1 : 10

History 175, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 11

History 176, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 12

History 127, 1956

Box/Folder 1 : 13

History 128, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 14

History 191, 1956-1957

Box/Folder 1 : 15

History 192, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 16

Unidentified course materials, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 17

Historiography 287, 1956-1957

Box/Folder 1 : 18

"History of the Flags of the NATO Countries," manuscript, 1956

Box/Folder 6 : 1

"The National Identity Card Program, the Federation of Malaya: A Research Report," by E. H. Adkins, Jr., Michigan State University Viet Nam Advisory Group in Collaboration with Public Safety Division, United States Operations Mission to Viet Nam, 1961

 

Korean War File, 1942, 1950-1958

Box/Folder 2 : 1

Hymns, circa 1950

Box/Folder 2 : 2

"Map Used by Brig. Gen. Edward Forney, United States Marine Corps, During the Korean War," circa 1950-1953

Box/Folder 2 : 3

"Chronology of the Defense," circa 1950-1953

Box/Folder 2 : 4

Amphibious Training Command, Pacific Fleet documents, 1942, 1950, 1951

Box/Folder 2 : 5

Photocopies of bibliography index cards, 1950-1957

Box/Folder 2 : 6

Photocopies of correspondence, organization description, annual report, and information for mail pertaining to the Holy Mother's Social Charity Work Catholic Organization, 1958

Box/Folder 2 : 7

Reports, 1952, 1955-1958

 

Vietnam War File, 1962, 1964

Box/Folder 2 : 8

Reports, 1962

Box/Folder 2 : 9

Reports, 1964

 

Miscellaneous File, 1944-1964

Box/Folder 5 : 23

"The March of the XX Corps from St. Jacques to Verdun, France: 600 Miles in 30 Days, One of the Fastest Sustained Marches in History," map, 1944

Box/Folder 5 : 24

Plastic arrows, circa 1950-1953

Scope and Contents note

Plastic arrows colored red and blue, assumed to be used on maps, stored in envelopes. Envelopes have writings about NKPA (North Korean People's Army) and EUSAK (Eighth United States Army in Korea).
Box/Folder 5 : 25

Speeches, 1964

Box/Folder 5 : 26

Sports pamphlet, undated

Box/Folder 5 : 27

"From The Adventures of My Grandfather, by John Lewis Peyton, as Told to the Author by a Kentucky Frontiersman," transcript, undated

Box/Folder 5 : 28

"Weather in the North Pacific" and two copies of "Safe Conduct Pass," undated

 

News File, 1951-1964

Box/Folder 2 : 10

China/Chinese, clippings, 1951

Box/Folder 2 : 11

The Korean Republic, newspaper, 1957

Box/Folder 2 : 12

The Korea Times, newspaper, 1957

Box/Folder 2 : 13

The Korean Republic, newspaper, 1957

Box/Folder 2 : 14

Korean clippings, 1957

Box/Folder 2 : 15-16

The Korean Republic newspaper, 1957

Box/Folder 2 : 17

The Korea Times, clippings, 1957

Box/Folder 2 : 18-19

The Korean Republic, newspaper, 1957-1958

Box/Folder 2 : 20

The Korean Republic, clippings, 1957

Box/Folder 2 : 21

The Korea Times, clippings, 1958

Box/Folder 2 : 22

The Korean Republic, clippings, 1958

Box/Folder 2 : 23

Korea, general, clippings, 1958

Box/Folder 2 : 24

Republic of Korea Marines, clippings, 1958

Box/Folder 2 : 25

U.S. Marine Corps, clippings, 1958

Box/Folder 2 : 26

U.S. Fleet Marine, clippings, 1958

Box/Folder 2 : 27

U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, clippings, 1959, 1962

Box/Folder 2 : 28

Education, clippings, 1960, 1961

Box/Folder 2 : 29

Ben G. Forney, clippings, 1961

Box/Folder 2 : 30

U.S. President John F. Kennedy, clippings, 1961

Box/Folder 2 : 31

"Art Treasures for All America," clippings, 1961 December 10

Box/Folder 2 : 32

"These Days" column, clippings, 1961, 1962

Box/Folder 2 : 33

Southeast Asia, clippings, 1961, 1962

Box/Folder 2 : 34

U.S. Marines, clippings, 1962

Box/Folder 3 : 1

China/Chinese, clippings, 1960, 1962-1963

Box/Folder 3 : 2

Soviet/Russian, clippings, 1961, 1963

Box/Folder 3 : 3

U.S. President John F. Kennedy, releases, 1961, 1963

Box/Folder 3 : 4

U.S. President John F. Kennedy, clippings, 1962, 1963

Box/Folder 3 : 5-7

U.S. President John F. Kennedy's assassination, clippings, 1963

Box/Folder 3 : 8

U.S. News & Report, clippings, 1963 November 18

Box/Folder 3 : 9

Releases, 1963

Box/Folder 3 : 10

Southeast Asia, clippings, 1963, 1964

Box/Folder 3 : 11

Robert S. McNamara, Clippings, 1961, 1963, 1964

Box/Folder 3 : 12

Brief announcements, clippings, 1963

Box/Folder 3 : 13

Mixed clippings, 1963

Box/Folder 3 : 14-15

Saigon Daily News, newspaper, 1963

Box/Folder 3 : 16

Time, magazine, 1963

Box/Folder 3 : 17

Le Journal, newspaper, 1963

Box/Folder 3 : 18

Time, magazine, 1963

Box/Folder 3 : 19

Vietnamese newspaper, 1963

Language of Material: Vietnamese
Box/Folder 3 : 20

Saigon Daily News, newspaper, 1963

Box/Folder 3 : 21

Newsweek, magazine, 1963

Box/Folder 4 : 1

Vietnam War, general, clippings, 1961, 1963-1964

Box/Folder 4 : 2

Saigon Daily News, newspaper, 1963

Box/Folder 4 : 3

Vietnam War, releases, 1963-1964

Box/Folder 4 : 4

U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, clippings, 1963-1964

Box/Folder 4 : 5

Vietcong, clippings, 1963

Box/Folder 4 : 6

United Nations, clippings, 1964

Box/Folder 4 : 7

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), clippings, 1964

Box/Folder 4 : 8

"Worldgram," clippings, 1964

Box/Folder 4 : 9

Douglas MacArthur, clippings, 1964

Box/Folder 4 : 10

Saigon Daily News, newspaper, 1964

Box/Folder 4 : 11

France, clippings, 1964

Box/Folder 4 : 12

Saigon Daily News, newspaper, 1964

Box/Folder 4 : 13

Mixed clippings, 1964

Box/Folder 4 : 14

Capt. Robert Alan Phillips, clippings, 1964

Box/Folder 4 : 15

Catholicism/Buddhism, clippings, 1964

Box/Folder 4 : 16

Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, clippings, 1964

Box/Folder 4 : 17-18

Saigon Daily News, newspaper, 1964

Box/Folder 4 : 19

Mixed clippings, 1964

Box/Folder 4 : 20

Saigon Daily News, newspaper, 1964

Box/Folder 4 : 21

The Saigon Post, newspaper, 1964

Box/Folder 4 : 22-27

U.S. News & World Report, clippings, 1964 April 27-June 15

Box/Folder 5 : 1

Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO), clippings, circa 1954

Box/Folder 5 : 2

Seoul recapture, clippings, circa 1957

Box/Folder 5 : 3

Gen. Trudeau, clippings, 1958

Box/Folder 5 : 4

Gen. McGee, clippings, 1958

Box/Folder 5 : 5

Naval Academy, clippings, 1958, circa 1962-1963

Box/Folder 5 : 6

President Mohammad Ayub Khan of Pakistan, clippings, circa 1958-1959

Box/Folder 5 : 7

Cuba, clippings, circa 1961-1962

Box/Folder 5 : 8

U.S. President John F. Kennedy's assassination, clippings, circa 1963, undated

Box/Folder 5 : 9

Southeast Asia, clippings, circa 1961-1964

Box/Folder 5 : 10

Vietnam War, clippings, circa 1961-1964

Box/Folder 5 : 11

Vietnam, general, clippings, circa 1961-1964

Box/Folder 5 : 12

Wire reports, circa 1961-1964

Box/Folder 5 : 13

China/Chinese, clippings, circa 1961-1964

Box/Folder 5 : 14

Gen. Paul Harkins, clippings, circa 1962-1964

Box/Folder 5 : 15

Ambassadors, clippings, 1964

Box/Folder 5 : 16-17

Saigon Daily News, newspaper, 1964

Box/Folder 5 : 18

Civil War, clippings, undated

Box/Folder 5 : 19

Booklet analysis, clippings, undated

Box/Folder 5 : 20

Unidentified war, clippings, undated

Box/Folder 5 : 21

Korea, mission work, clippings, undated

Box/Folder 5 : 22

New appointments, clippings, undated

Box/Folder 6 : 2

Press reviews related to the Vietnam War, bound volume, 1961 August-November

Box/Folder 6 : 3

Press reviews related to the Vietnam War, bound volume, 1961 December - 1962 March

Box/Folder 7 : 1

Press reviews related to the Vietnam War, bound volume, 1962 April-July

Box/Folder 7 : 2

Press reviews related to the Vietnam War, bound volume, 1962 August-November

Box/Folder 8 : 1

Scrapbook of news clippings related to the Vietnam War, 1960 August 5 - 1962 October 9

Box/Folder 8 : 2

Scrapbook of news clippings, wire reports, and news releases related to the Vietnam War, 1963