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Preliminary Inventory of the Robert Charlwood Richardson papers, 1917-1954
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Box 1-4

American Expeditionary Forces, 1917-1919

Scope and Contents note

See also: Ecole Supérieure de Guerre, Box 8-9.
Box 1-2

General, 1917-1919

Box 2-3

"Summary of Information, Second Section, General Staff, General Headquarters," 1917 October-1918 October

Box 3

"Summary of Air Information, Second Section, General Staff, General Headquarters," 1918 March-November

 

"Summary of Intelligence, Second Section, General Staff, General Headquarters," 1918 April-November

Box 4

"Press Review, Second Section, General Staff, General Headquarters," 1917 December-1919 June

Box 5-6

Philippine Department, 1921-1922

Box 5-6

"Orders, Bulletins, and Memoranda," volume 1 to 3, 1921-1922

Scope and Contents note

Prepared by Personnel Division, General Staff (G1), Philippine Department.
Box 6

"Studies, Orders, Bulletins and Other Papers," by Robert C. Richardson, 2 volumes, 1921-1922

Box 7, 36, 61

Military books and pamphlets, 1906-1938

Scope and Contents note

Mainly related to World War I.
Box 8-9

Ecole Supérieure de Guerre, Paris, 1911-1934

Scope and Contents note

Includes materials related to the American Expeditionary Forces.
Box 10-11

"Third Army Command Post Exercises," 6 volumes, 1936

Box 12-23

Central Pacific Command, 1941-1949

Scope and Contents note

See also: declassified materials in Box 73-74.
Box 12

Joint communications, Central Pacific area, 1942-1945

Scope and Contents note

Includes communications, memoranda, speeches, and conference data, as well as "Where Do We Stand?" and "Inauguration Address" by Richardson.
Box 12-14

Central Pacific combat and status reports, 1942-1945

Scope and Contents note

Includes reports on Aitutaki, Angaur, Baker, Bora Bora, Efate, Fanning, Makin, Marshall Islands, New Zealand, Nukufetau, Palmyra, Penrhyn (Tongareua), Russell Islands, Tongatabu, Tulagi, Tutuila, Upolu, and Wallis; reports on participation in the Galvanic Operation in the Gilbert Islands and the Kwajalein and Eniwetok Operations; and transcripts of telephone conversations.
Box 15-16

Military combat reports, 1944-1949

Scope and Contents note

Includes Richardson's notes on operations in the Gilbert and Marshall Islands.
Box 17-20

Correspondence and communication files, 1942-1946

Scope and Contents note

Includes Commanding General, U.S. Army Forces, Pacific Ocean Areas (COMGENPOA) and Commander-In-Chief, Pacific Ocean Areas (CINCPOA) files.
Box 21

Correspondence, memoranda, summaries of meetings, and MacArthur file, 1941-1945

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence with John McCloy.
Box 22-23

Orders, reports, memoranda, and subject files, 1942-1946

Box 24-31

Military Governor of Hawaii, 1941-1946

Box 24-25, 30

"Wartime Security Controls in Hawaii, 1941-1945: A General Historical Survey," part 1 to 8, 1945

Box 25-27

Martial law, 1941-1946

Scope and Contents note

See also: declassified materials in Box 74.
Box 27-28

Investigation related to Joseph Petrowski, 1946

Box 28-29

Habeas corpus cases, 1942-1946

Scope and Contents note

Includes materials concerning case of Lloyd C. Duncan. See also: declassified materials in Box 74.
Box 31

Civil affairs, 1943-1945

Box 32-33

World War II administrative and policy documents, correspondence, demobilization file, and personnel in Japan, 1941-1946

Box 34

Public Relations Bureau, War Department, 1941, 1945

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence with Julius Klein discussing the possibility of a motion picture film.
Box 35-36

Saipan incident, Holland Smith/Ralph Smith controversy, 1944, 1948-1949

Scope and Contents note

See also: declassified materials in Box 73.
Box 37

Speeches and writings, 1944-1960

Scope and Contents note

Includes first two chapters of Richardson's memoirs, published in the WDBPR veteran's newsletter.
Box 37

Biographical file, 1944-1962

Scope and Contents note

Includes clippings about Richardson and photograph.
Box 38

Photographic portraits of Richardson, February 17, 1942

Box 38

VII Corps, administrative files and photographs, 1941

Box 38

VII Corps Training photographs (7 files) circa 1941-1943

Scope and Contents note

Includes parades, training scenes, airplanes, calvary, and many group photographs. Also includes some Richardson portraits at training areas.
Box 38

Report of the VII Corps Exercises, October 1941

Box 38

VII Corps reports and correspondence, 1941-1943

Box 38

Fort Bliss, Texas, housing issues reports and correspondence, 1941

Box 38

VII Corps training reports for the 81st, 79th, and 73rd divisions, 1943

Box 38

Western Defense Command report, 1941

Box 38

VII Corps and Western Defense Command reports, March-April 1942

Scope and Contents note

Includes Defense of the Continental U.S. reports
Box 39

U.S. Air Force and radar reports and materials, 1944-1955

Box 39

1942

Box 39

Airdrome lists, South Pacific Area, undated

Box 39

Radar in Hawaii 1943-1945

Box 39

7th Air Force Operations, November 1943-January 1944

Scope and Contents note

Includes photographs
Box 39

South Pacific Report, 1943

Box 39

Air Forces Report, 1941

Box 39

Report from Australian Air Corps, September 1942

Box 39

Correspondence on Air Commands, August 1943-February 1944

Box 39

Correspondence on Air Commands, January - May, 1945

Box 39

Messages regarding Air Force units, July 1945-1946

Box 39

Air Force Manual Revision, 1945

Box 40-57

History volumes, "United States Army Forces, Middle Pacific and Predecessor Commands," 1941-1945

Box 40

History of Adjutant General's Office, Artillery Section and Chaplain's Section

Box 41-42

"History of Chemical Warfare," undated

Box 41

Volume I to III

Box 42

Volume IV to V

Box 43-44

"History of Engineer Section," undated

Box 43

Volume I to II

Box 44

Volume III to IV

Box 45

"History of an Exchange and Fiscal Section," 1941-1945

Box 46

"History of the G-1 Section," 1941-1945

Box 47

"History of G-2 Section" and "History of G-4 Section," 1941-1945

Box 48

"History of the G-4 Section" and "History of G-5 Section," 1941-1945

Box 49

"History of H.Q. Commandant, Appendix," "Office of the Surgeon," and "History of Ordinance Section," 1941-1945

Box 50-52

"History of Provost Marshal's Office," 1941-1945

Box 52

"History of the G-3 Section" and "Replacement Training Offices," 1941-1945

Box 53

"History of Public Relations," "History of Quarter Master," "History of Judge Advocate's Office," and "History of Replacement Sections," 1941-1945

Box 54

"History of Signal," "History of Special Service," "History of the Inspector General's Section," and "History of the Transportation Section," 1941-1945

Box 55-57

World War II department histories, undated

Box 55

Volume 1 to 5

Box 56

Volume 6 to 10

Box 57

Volume 11 to 15

Box 58

Maps, memoranda, and history of Army port and service command, 1943-1947, undated

Box 59

World War II correspondence and memoranda, public relations file, Army and Navy relationships file, 1944-1945

Box 60, 72

Correspondence, memoranda, orders, and directives pertaining to Hawaii and the Pacific Ocean and public relations file, 1943-1945

Box 61

Military books and pamphlets, 1917-1938

Box 61

Army Officers' manuals

Box 61

"An Army Interlude: Kilauea Military Camp," brochure, circa 1944

Box 61-62

Signal Corps photographs

Box 61

General Richardson's office in Hawaii, undated

Scope and Contents note

1 album containing 22 prints.
Box 61

General Richardson's residence, Fort Shafter, undated

Scope and Contents note

1 album containing 22 prints.
Box 61

Pearl Harbor and Pacific Islands, World War II, 1944

Scope and Contents note

1 album containing 31 prints.
Box 62

Pacific Islands, World War II, 1944-1945

Scope and Contents note

1 album.
 

Army University Center, Oahu; Schofield barracks, 1945-1946

Scope and Contents note

1 album.
Photographs 62

General World War II photographs, 1944-1945, undated

Scope and Contents note

Mainly groups of officers and soldiers, some including cars, airplanes, and other machinery. Also includes aerial shots from an airplane.
Photographs 62

Visitors to Headquarters, South Pacific Base Command, circa 1944-1945

Scope and Contents note

Includes captions for each image
Photographs 62

Groups of officers and soldiers in Oahu, 1944-1945

Photographs 62

Oahu and Saipan, 1944-1945

Scope and Contents note

Mainly individuals and groups of military men
Photographs 62

Iwo Jima, Tinian, and Palaus, 1944

Photographs 62

Okinawa, 1945

Photographs 62

Guam, 1944

Box 63-71

Correspondence, 1941-1946

Box 63

Number 1 to 300, Personal, A-Z, A-B 1941-1946

Box 64

Number 301 to 550, 1941-1946

Box 65

Number 551 to 800, 1941-1946

Box 66

Number 801 to 950, 1941-1946

Box 67

Number 951 to 1100, 1941-1946

Box 68

Number 1101 to 1300, 1941-1946

Box 69

Number 1301 to 1500, 1941-1946

Box 70

Number 1501 to 1800, 1941-1946

Box 71

Number 1801 to 2201, 1941-1946

Box 73-74

Declassified U.S. government records, 1943-1946

Scope and Contents note

Formerly security-classified records of the U.S. government, released in full or in part. Includes some interfield records determined by the government to be unclassified. Arranged chronologically by date of release by Hoover.
Box 73

2015 May release of records, 1944

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, memoranda, and reports related to Saipan and Holland Smith/Ralph Smith, arranged chronologically. For related materials, see Box 35-36.
Box 73-74

2016 January release of records, 1943-1946

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, reports, memoranda, orders, and other communications related to Central Pacific Command and Richardson's role as Military Governor of Hawaii (specifically martial law and habeas corpus cases), arranged by original box number and folder title, then chronologically thereunder. The materials originally were in Boxes 12, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, and 28.