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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: Ivan D. Yeaton papers
    Date (inclusive): 1908-1979
    Collection Number: 76013
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 7 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 7 envelopes (4.5 linear feet)
    Abstract: Memoirs, reports, memoranda, correspondence, orders and citations, charts, and photographs relating to Ivan D. Yeaton's military career; Soviet military strength in 1941; Soviet-American relations, 1941-1949; organization of American military intelligence during World War II; lend-lease operations; American relations with the Chinese communists, 1944-1946; and the inspection of United States Army procurement contracts, 1952-1953.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Yeaton, Ivan D.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films 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 audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    Memoirs may not be quoted without the written permission of Ivan D. Yeaton.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ivan D. Yeaton papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1976, with an increment received in 1980.

    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.

    Biographical Note

    1919-1920 Lieutenant, American Expeditionary Force Siberia
    1939-1941 Military attaché, Moscow
    1942 Promoted to Colonel, U.S. Army
    1942-1945 Specialist, Military Intelligence Division, War Department General Staff
    1945 Chief of Intelligence, Headquarters, China Theater
    1945-1946 Commanding officer, Yenan Observer Group, Shensi Province
    1946 Assistant military attaché, Shanghai
    1947 Assistant Director of Counter Intelligence, General Headquarters, Far East Command, Tokyo
    1948-1949 Chief, Psychological Warfare Section, Plans and Operations Division, General Staff
    1949-1950 Assistant Chief of Staff for Plans and Intelligence, Sixth Army, Headquarters, Presidio of San Francisco
    1952-1953 Chief, Detroit Field Office, Army Inspector General

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Memoirs, reports, memoranda, correspondence, orders and citations, charts, and photographs relating to Ivan D. Yeaton's military career; Soviet military strength in 1941; Soviet-American relations, 1941-1949; organization of American military intelligence during World War II; lend-lease operations; American relations with the Chinese communists, 1944-1946; and the inspection of United States Army procurement contracts, 1952-1953.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    United States. Army--Officers.
    United States. Army--Procurement.
    United States. Observer Mission to Yenan, 1944-1945.
    China--Foreign relations--United States.
    China--History--Civil War, 1945-1949.
    China.
    Communism--China.
    Communism.
    Lend-lease operations (1941-1945)
    Military attachés.
    Russia (Federation)
    Soviet Union--Armed Forces.
    Soviet Union--Foreign relations--United States.
    Soviet Union.
    United States--Armed Forces.
    United States--Foreign relations.
    World War, 1939-1945--China.
    World War, 1939-1945--Soviet Union.
    World War, 1939-1945.