Scope and Content Note
Title: Boris T. Pash papers
Date (inclusive): 1892-1989
Collection Number: 72033
Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material:
6 manuscript boxes, 5 envelopes, 3 albums, 46 motion picture film reels
(10.9 linear feet)
Correspondence, memoranda, reports, orders, writings, photographs, motion picture film, and printed matter relating to the
naval forces of General Nikolay Yudenich during the Russian Civil War; the Russian refugee camp in Wünsdorf, Germany, in 1922;
American military intelligence service activities, including the Baja Peninsula mission to investigate the possible establishment
of a Japanese base in Mexico in 1942 and the Alsos mission to determine the status of German nuclear development in 1944-1945;
and to allegations made in 1975 of the involvement of Boris T. Pash with Central Intelligence Agency assassination plots.
Pash, Boris T., 1900-1995
Collection is open for research.
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[Identification of item], Boris T. Pash papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.
Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1972, with several increments received in subsequent years.
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
. 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.
|1900 June 20
||Born, San Francisco, California
||Volunteer, Russian Imperial Army and Navy
||Member, The International Committee of Young Men's Christian Associations
||Employed by the American Red Cross, South Russian Unit, Sevastopol and Theodosia, Russia
||Graduated from Springfield College, Massachusetts, B.P.E. (Bachelor of Physical Education)
||Chairman, Hollywood High School Athletic Department
||Graduated from University of Southern California, M.S. (Education)
||Chief of Military Intelligence, U.S. Army, 9th Corps, Presidio of San Francisco
||Commanding Officer of the Alsos Mission
||Foreign Liaison Section Chief for Supreme Commander, Allied Powers, Japan
||Employed by the Central Intelligence Agency
||Special Forces, U.S. Forces, Austria
||Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, 6th Army
||Staff member, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Guided Missiles
||Retired from military service
Scope and Content Note
The Boris T. Pash papers reflect the military career of Pash from his time as a volunteer in the Russian Imperial Army and
Navy in 1918 through his retirement as a colonel in the U.S. Army in 1957.
Of special interest are the documents relating to the Alsos Mission, a U.S. Army intelligence unit based in Europe in 1944-1945,
of which Boris Pash was commanding officer and whose object was to determine the status of German nuclear development. In
addition to the manuscript material in the Alsos Mission file, there is a large number of photographs on the mission in the
photographs series, including prints of the liberation of Paris and the surrender of Thanheim, Germany.
Also of interest are materials relating to the Foreign Liaison Section for the Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers during
the postwar occupation of Japan, 1945-1948, found in the subject file. See also, among the photographs, prints of Soviet armed
forces in Tokyo.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
United States. Army--Officers.
United States. Central Intelligence Agency.
Yudenich, Nikolay Nikolayevich, 1862-1933.
Secret service--United States.
Soviet Union--History--Revolution, 1917-1921--Naval operations.
Soviet Union--History--Revolution, 1917-1921--Refugees.
United States--Armed Forces.
United States--Foreign relations.
World War, 1939-1945--Germany.
World War, 1939-1945--Mexico.
World War, 1939-1945--Secret service.
World War, 1939-1945.