Preliminary inventory of the Karl R. Bendetsen papers

Finding aid prepared by Linda Bernard; revised by Dale Reed
Hoover Institution Archives
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Stanford University
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Title: Karl R. Bendetsen papers
Date (inclusive): 1917-1989
Collection Number: 75100
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 716 manuscript boxes, 8 oversize boxes, 2 album boxes, 2 motion picture film reels, 6 sound cassettes, 1 videotape cassette, 1 framed certificate (313.2 linear feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, reports, speeches, studies, interview transcripts, minutes, statements, orders, printed matter, scrapbooks, and audiovisual materials relating to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, American military organization and military policy during World War II and the Korean War, subsequent American defense policy, the Strategic Defense Initiative, American foreign policy, and the Champion International Corporation. Digital copies of select records also available at https://digitalcollections.hoover.org. 
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Bendetsen, Karl R.

Access

Collection is open for research. Digital copies of select records also available at https://digitalcollections.hoover.org. 
Use copies of some sound recordings in this collection are available for immediate access. To listen to other sound recordings or to view videos, films, or digital files during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all material is immediately accessible.

Publication Rights

For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Karl R. Bendetsen papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1975.

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

American business executive; assistant and under secretary of the Army, 1950-1952; special United States representative to West Germany, 1956; special ambassador to the Philippines, 1956; chairman, Advisory Committee to the Secretary of Defense, 1962; president and chairman of the board, Champion International Corporation, 1952-1973.

Scope and Content of Collection

Correspondence, memoranda, reports, speeches, studies, interview transcripts, minutes, statements, orders, printed matter, scrapbooks, and audiovisual materials relating to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, American military organization and military policy during World War II and the Korean War, subsequent American defense policy, the Strategic Defense Initiative, American foreign policy, and the Champion International Corporation.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Champion International Corporation.
United States. Army.
United States. Department of Defense.
Audiotapes.
Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.
Korean War, 1950-1953.
Motion pictures.
Strategic Defense Initiative.
United States--Defenses.
United States--Military policy.
Video tapes.
World War, 1939-1945--United States.

 

U.S. Army, 1940-1946

Scope and Contents note

Contains army officer papers, including material relating to relocation of Japanese Americans and declassified records returned to the collection in May and September of 2011.
Boxes 391, 554-559, 565-566, 608-612, 621, 627, 632, 643, 683-684, 717-720

Army officer papers, 1940-1946

Reading Room Workstation

2011 release of declassified government records, 1920-1943

Declassified government records, 1920-1943

Scope and Contents note

The May 2011 declassified records release consists of the plan for Operation Rankin, August 1943 (originals in box 684). The September 2011 declassified records release consists of the plan for Operation Overlord, 30 July 1943.
Box 486

Oral history interview, 1972

Scope and Contents note

Relates to Japanese American relocation.
Boxes 613-614, 620, 628-631

Retrospective materials, 1980s

Scope and Contents note

Relates to Japanese American relocation and reparations proposals. Includes hearing transcripts.
Box 595

Management counsel, 1946-1948

Boxes 685, 693-700, 703-705, 721, 722

U.S. Department of Defense, 1948-1952

Scope and Contents note

Includes papers as assistant and under secretary of the Army. Box 721 contains oversize material and box 722 contains photographs.
Boxes 656-662, 668

Panama Canal Company, 1952-1954

Scope and Contents note

Contains papers from when Bendetsen served as member of the Board of Directors.
Boxes 1-379, 392-452, 498-500, 540-541, 560-561, 578-580, 585-586, 590-594, 597, 626, 665-667, 686-690, 706-714, 723

Champion International Corporation, 1952-1989

Scope and Contents note

Contains papers from when Bendetsen served as executive of the corporation and its predecessors, Champion Papers Company and U.S. Plywood-Champion Papers Corporation, until 1973, and subsequently as member of its Board of Directors. Boxes 686-690 contain speeches and box 723 contains oversize material.
Boxes 669, 675

Philippines Mission, 1956

Scope and Contents note

Contains papers from when Bendetsen served as a special U.S. representative to negotiate a military base agreement.
Boxes 380-389

Advisory Committee to the Secretary of Defense on Non-Military Instruction, 1962

Scope and Contents note

Contains papers from when Bendetsen served as chairman of the committee.
Box 390

Conference on National Security: The Demands of Strategy and Economics in the Decade Ahead, Center for Strategic Studies, Georgetown University, 1963

Boxes 596, 602

Industrial College of the Armed Forces, 1965-1972

Scope and Contents note

Contains papers from when Bendetsen served as a member of the Board of Advisers.
Boxes 453-468, 470, 473, 476-480, 512-514, 519, 521-524, 526-531, 537-539, 567-569, 573-577, 581-584, 603-607, 636-640, 644, 650-652, 670-674, 701

New York Stock Exchange, 1973-1981

Scope and Contents note

Contains papers from when Bendetsen served as a member of the Board of Directors.
Boxes 481-485, 487-489, 503-507, 691-692

Defense Manpower Commission, 1974-1976

Scope and Contents note

Papers from Bendetsen's time as vice chairman of the commission.
Boxes 471-472, 702

Diebold Venture Capital Corporation, 1975-1977

Scope and Contents note

Contains papers from when Bendetsen served as a member of the Board of Directors.
Boxes 469, 474-475, 548, 562-564, 570, 598-601, 623-625, 715

Westinghouse Electric Corporation, 1976-1979

Scope and Contents note

Contains papers from Bendetsen time as a member of the Board of Directors.
Boxes 676-682

High Frontier Panel and Strategic Defense Initiative Advisory Committee, 1981-1985

Scope and Contents note

Contains papers from when Bendetsen served as a member of the panel and committee.
Boxes 490-497, 501-502, 508-511, 515-518, 520, 525, 532-536, 542-547, 549-553, 571-572, 587-589, 615-619, 622, 633-635, 641-642, 645-649, 653-655, 663-664, 716, 724

Retirement papers, 1973-1989

Scope and Contents note

Box 724 contains oversize material.
 

Sound recordings, undated

Reading Room Workstation

Champion International Corporation - Telephone conversation about land use

Access

Use copy reference number: 75100_a_0010257

Scope and Contents note

Unlabeled Audograph Soundwriter disc which has been bent radially due to a paper clip holding it for an extended period of time. Original in box 16.
Reading Room Workstation

Karl R. Bendetsen interview about the Japanese-American interment camps, 2 sound cassettes

Access

Use copy reference number: 75100_a_0010376

Scope and Contents note

Interviewer: Ken Ringle of the Washington Post. Originals in cassette cabinet.
Reading Room Workstation

Karl R. Bendetsen Boca Raton interview, 4 sound cassettes

Access

Use copy reference number: 75100_a_0010377

Note

Originals in cassette cabinet.