Register of the Benton Weaver Decker Papers, 1916-1980

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Title: Benton Weaver Decker Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1916-1980
Collection Number: 74102
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 9 manuscript boxes, 2 envelopes (3.8 linear feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, speeches and writings, orders, citations, memorabilia, clippings, and other printed matter, relating to U.S. occupation forces in Japan, and U.S. foreign relations in the Far East.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Decker, Benton Weaver, 1899-1983.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Benton Weaver Decker Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Biographical/Historical note

Rear admiral, United States Navy; commander, Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, 1946-1950.

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Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1974, with additional increments thorough 1983.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, speeches and writings, orders, citations, memorabilia, clippings, and other printed matter, relating to American occupation forces in Japan, and American foreign relations in the Far East.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States. Naval Base (Yokosuka, Japan)
United States. Navy--Officers.
East Asia--Foreign relations--United States.
East Asia.
Japan--History--Allied occupation, 1945-1952.
Japan.
United States--Armed Forces.
United States--Foreign relations--East Asia.
United States--Foreign relations.
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations.
World War, 1939-1945.

 

CORRESPONDENCE, 1936-1973

Scope and Contents note

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent
Box 1

Acheson, Barclay, 1950, 1951

 

American National Red Cross, 1957, 1960-1961

 

American Tunaboat Association, 1961

 

Backman, C. E., 1950-1954

 

Bate, John, 1952

 

Brines, Russell, 1953

 

Brown, Edmund G., 1959

 

Bull, S. L., 1952

 

Burke, Arleigh, Admiral, 1958

 

Burlingham, Hupper and Kennedy, 1960

 

Busik, W. S., 1973

 

Carney, R. B., Admiral, 1953

 

Chase, William C., Major General, 1951

 

Coyle, Ray W., 1955

 

Crawford, George G., 1956

 

Dyer, George C., 1964

 

Eisenhower, Dwight D., 1952

 

Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego, 1960-1962

 

Gantt, W. E., 1973

 

General Headquarters Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, 1950-1951

 

Herter, Christian A., Jr., 1953

 

Hickey, Doyle O., Major General, 1951

 

Horn, Roy De S., 1950

 

Institute on World Affairs, 1956

 

International News Service, 1953

 

Joy, C. T., Vice Admiral, 1950

 

Kanto Auto Works, 1965

 

Kenyon, Cecil, n.d.

 

Kilbimy, Ted, 1951

 

Knight, Goodwin J., 1955

 

Knowland, William F., 1951-1958

 

Kraft, Fred H., 1955

 

Ladow, C. R., 1953

 

Life, 1961

 

Luckel, Frank, 1959

 

MacArthur, Douglas, General, 1955

 

Mariner Ship Admiral Decker, 1960

 

Mariner Troop II, 1960

 

McKibben, C. A., 1964

 

McLean, H. H., Rear Admiral, 1950

 

McQuilken, John, 1955

 

Mundt, Karl E., 1953

 

Navy Relief Society, 1933, 1938

 

Nixon, Richard, 1950-1956

 

Pratt, Albert, 1954

 

Price, Admiral, 1959

 

Ramallo, E., 1959-1968

 

Republican National Committee, 1956

 

Robinson, James I., 1959

 

Robinson, Ray C., 1955

 

Rogers, William P., 1955

 

San Diego Chamber of Commerce, 1957

 

San Diego County Republican Central Committee, 1954

 

San Diego Yacht Club, 1950, 1961

 

Shearer, William K., 1956, 1957

 

Shimada, Kanji, 1966

 

Smith, Alexander H., 1954, 1956

 

Stratemeyer, George E., Lt. General, 1962

 

Streibert, Theodore C., 1956

 

Swartz, Ray, 1968

 

Swing, Joseph M., General, 1956

 

Tait, Edward T., 1956

 

Trau, E. F., 1954

 

United States Atomic Energy Commission, 1958

 

United States Naval Academy, 1951

 

Vossler, F. A. L., 1936, 1937

 

Wagner, Paul F., 1954

 

Waters, Laughlin, E., 1952

 

Weinberer, Caspar W., 1957, 1958

 

Wilson, Bob, 1955-1960

 

Withington, F. S., 1959

 

Yokosuka City Hall, 1962

 

Yorkrite Masonic Bodies, 1966

 

Miscellaneous, 1938-1966

 

SUBJECT FILE, 1916-1965

Scope and Contents note

Awards, citations, orders, appointments, commissions, and printed matter, arranged as listed
Box 1

Awards, citations, and presentations, 1921-1965

 

Biographical sketch of Rear Admiral Benton W. Decker, 1899-1949

 

"The Last 100 Years," by Joan Obermeyer, unpublished history of the Yokosuka Naval Base, n.d.

 

Orders, appointments, and commissions, 1916-1955

Box 2

Perry painting presented to the Naval Academy Museum, 1952

 

"The Sacramento Slam," weekly news letters from the U.S.S. Sacramento, 1929

 

SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, 1952-1954

Scope and Contents note

Articles, lectures and speeches, arranged alphabetically by title
Box 2

"The Admirals Go To Sea," by Rear Admiral B. W. Decker, n.d.

 

"Detention in Korea," article by Admiral B. W. Decker, special correspondent for International News Service, n.d.

 

"Masonry in Japan," by B. W. Decker, The New Age, Washington, D.C., 1954

 

"Our Future in Asia," lecture by Admiral B. W. Decker, 1952

 

"Selection of Enlisted Men for the Naval Academy," by Lieutenant B. W. Decker, n.d.

 

"Youth and America," speech to the Daughters of the American Revolution, by Admiral B. W. Decker, 1954

 

MISCELLANEOUS, 1946-1972

Box 3

6 albums with newspaper clippings of Admiral B. W. Decker as Commanding Officer at Yokosuka Naval Base, 1946-1950

 

Printed material concerning Admiral B. W. Decker, 1946-1972

Envelope A-B

PHOTOGRAPHS

Scope and Contents note

Depicts American landing craft repair facilities in the Russell Islands group within the Solomon Islands during World War II. (67 prints / 2 envelopes)
 

INCREMENT - February 1977

Box 4

"The Yokosuka Story, or The Return of the Black Ships," by B. W. and Edwina Decker, 1976 1946-1950,

 

INCREMENT - September 1979

Box 5-7.

Orders, correspondence, reports and memoranda, relating to American administration of Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan. 1946-1950,

 

INCREMENT - May 1983

Box 8

Orders, clippings, and other printed matter, memorabilia, and photographs, relating to the visit of U.S. Naval personnel to Japan 1939,

 

INCREMENT - August 1983

Box 9

Two scrapbooks of clippings relating to Admiral Decker's activities during World War I

 

Typescript manuscript by Joseph F. Enright, entitled "The Secret Life of a Giant Warship," 1980