Overview of the Paul Van der Stricht papers

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Title: Paul Van der Stricht papers
Date (inclusive): 1943-1977
Collection Number: 90072
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material: In English and French
Physical Description: 1 manuscript box (0.4 Linear Feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, orders, memoranda, and maps relating to clandestine operations carried out by the Office of Strategic Services in German-occupied France during World War II, and to liaison with French resistance forces. Includes a short official history of operations carried out by the French resistance, and two draft chapters of a history of the Office of Strategic Services by William J. Casey.
Creator: Van der Stricht, Paul
Creator: Casey, William J.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

Access

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Publication Rights

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Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1990.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Paul Van der Stricht papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

Biographical/Historical Note

Lieutenant colonel, United States Army; chief, Western European Section, Special Operations Branch, Office of Strategic Services, 1943-1944.

Scope and Content of Collection

Correspondence, orders, memoranda, and maps relating to clandestine operations carried out by the Office of Strategic Services in German-occupied France during World War II, and to liaison with French resistance forces. Includes a short official history of operations carried out by the French resistance, and two draft chapters of a history of the Office of Strategic Services by William J. Casey.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements
World War, 1939-1945 -- France
Secret service -- United States
World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service
United States. Office of Strategic Services

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Declassified U.S. government records 1944

Scope and Contents

Formerly security-classified records of the U.S. government, released in full or in part. Arranged chronologically by date of release by Hoover.
 

2015 May release of records, 1944

Scope and Contents

Includes two copies of a narrative (in French and the English translation) about the daylight operation of 14 July 1944 in the Department of Lot, as well as "A Short History of the Organization of the Command of Operations Undertaken by the French Forces of the Interior" (largely in English, but some pages in French).
box 1

Rest of collection not yet described