Register of the Robert H. Adleman papers

Finding aid prepared by Ronald M. Bulatoff
Hoover Institution Archives
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Stanford University
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Title: Robert H. Adleman papers
Date (inclusive): 1939-1970
Collection Number: 72075
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 17 manuscript boxes, 1 envelope, 28 sound tape reels (10.1 linear feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, questionnaires, transcripts of interviews, drafts of writings, galleys, research notes, sound tape reels, photographs, and maps relating primarily to the First Special Service Force (composed of American and Canadian troops) and its operations in Italy and Southern France during World War II. Used as research material for the books by R. H. Adleman, The Devil's Brigade, Rome Fell Today, and The Champagne Campaign.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Adleman, Robert H., 1919-1995.

Access

Collection is open for research.
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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Robert H. Adleman papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1972.

Accruals

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Biographical Note

1919 May 7 Born, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1937-1939 Student, Rutgers University
1941-1945 U.S. Army Air Forces Received Air Medal and Presidential Unit Citation
1948 LL. B., Temple University
1966 Author, The Devil's Brigade
1968 Author, Rome Fell Today
1969 Author, The Champagne Campaign
1970 Author, The Bloody Benders
1995 Died

Scope and Content of Collection

Correspondence, questionnaires, transcripts of interviews, drafts of writings, galleys, research notes, sound tape reels, photographs, and maps relating primarily to the First Special Service Force (composed of American and Canadian troops) and its operations in Italy and Southern France during World War II. Used as research material for the books by R. H. Adleman, The Devil's Brigade, Rome Fell Today, and The Champagne Campaign.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Allied Forces. Special Service Force, 1st.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--France.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
Anzio, Battle of, Anzio, Italy, 1944
Audiotapes.

Box 1

CORRESPONDENCE, 1945-1970

Boxes 1-6

SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, 1966-1970

 

"The Devil's Brigade"

Box 1

Research notes, drafts, etc.

Box 2

Research notes, drafts, etc.

 

"The Champagne Campaign"

 

Research notes, drafts, etc.

Box 3

Research notes, drafts, etc.

 

"Rome Fell Today"

 

Galleys

Box 4

Galleys

 

Research notes, drafts, etc.

Box 5

Research notes, drafts, etc.

Box 6

Research notes, drafts, etc.

 

Miscellaneous drafts

Boxes 6-16

SUBJECT FILE, 1940-1970

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, reports, interviews, questionnaires, and research notes, arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box 6

The AAF in the invasion of Southern France

 

Airborne Operations

 

Alpes - Maritimes

 

Anderson, Colonel Kingsley (diaries)

Box 7

Anderson, Colonel Kingsley (diaries)

 

Anzio to Rome (Battle, 1944)

 

Bibliography (computer card file)

 

"A Bolt from the Blue, 1941-1945"

 

Cannes (France)

 

"Champagne Campaign"

 

Command Missions

 

Criminality

Box 8

88th Infantry Division

 

85th Division

 

5th Army - Unit reports

 

1st Airborne Task Force, Headquarters

 

1st Regiment - Interviews

 

First Special Service Force

 

Memoranda

 

Reports

 

Records

 

Press releases

Box 9

Publications

 

Radio broadcasts

 

First Special Service Forcemen

 

Miscellaneous

 

Recollections

 

Reunions

 

550th Battalion

 

509th Parachute Infantry Battalion

 

General

 

Interviews

 

Questionnaires

Box 10

517th Regiment

 

"Five Years, Five Countries, Five Campaigns with the 141st Infantry Regiment"

 

45th Division

 

442nd Infantry Regiment

 

460th Parachute FA

 

IV Corps

 

Frederick, General Robert T.

 

"The French Drive on Rome"

 

"From the Riviera to the Vosges in 30 Days"

 

German propaganda dropped at Anzio

 

Headquarters - Interviews

 

Index

Box 11

Intelligence Operations

 

Interviews

 

Miscellaneous

Box 12

Miscellaneous

 

Legault, Conrad

 

Maps

 

Military service for prisoners and former prisoners

 

Monaco

 

Nice (France)

 

"Operation of Fate" (Hollis)

 

Ovenden, A. W. (diary)

 

Page, Getty (Director, American Red Cross)

 

"Plough Project"

 

Pyke, Geoffrey

 

Regional Liaison Detachment "B" - Civil Affairs (Nice, France)

 

Report for "Operation Dragoon," 1944 August 22

Box 13

Report of Operations - II Corps in Italy

 

Rome - Capture of

 

"Rome Journal"

 

Second Regiment

 

Interviews

Box 14

Interviews

 

Selective Service System

 

Service (Maintenance) - Interviews

 

7th Army in France and Germany, 1944-1945

 

Seventh Army Operations in Europe, 1944 August 15

 

Shinberger, John Baird

 

VI Corps

 

Southern France - Invasion of

 

1st Airborne Task Force

Box 15

1st Airborne Task Force

 

3rd Division

 

3rd Regiment - Interviews

 

34th Division

 

36th Division

 

General

 

Miscellaneous

 

Questionnaires

Box 16

U.S. military collaboration with Canada - World War II

 

Walton, Lieutenant Colonel George

Box 17

CLIPPINGS, 1940-1970

Box 17

MISCELLANEOUS

Envelope A

PHOTOGRAPHS, circa 1939-1945

Scope and Contents note

24 prints dealing with the First Special Service Force (US and Canadian troops) and its operations in Italy and Southern France during World War II.
Tape cabinet

SOUND RECORDINGS

Reels 1-3

The Champagne Campaign sound recordings

Access

Use copy reference number: 72075_a_0004424
 

Rome Fell Today

Reel 4

Part 1 (Clark)

Reel 5

Part 2 (Clark)

Reel 6

Part 3 (Clark - Telephone)

Reel 7

Part 4 (Eric Severeid)

Reel 8

Part 5 (General Porter)

Reel 9

Part 6

Reel 10

Part 7

Reel 11

Part 8

Reel 12

Part 9

Reel 13

Part 10

Reel 14

Part 11

Reel 15

Part 12

Reel 16

Rhone Valley (originals)

 

Brigadier General Warner

 

Lieutenant General Quinn

 

Colonel Goinsboorgh

Reel 17

Interview with Colonel William Wyant, Washington, D.C., 1968 October 30

Reels 18-19

Colonel Alfred Howes

Reel 20

Major General David G. Barr, Chief of Staff 6th Army Group

Reels 21-22

Major General Eagles

Reels 23-25

Major General Arthur A. White

Reels 26-28

General Jacob Devers