Inventory of the C. Turner Joy Papers

Finding aid prepared by Hoover Institution Archives Staff and Elizabeth Phillips
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Title: C. Turner Joy papers
Date (inclusive): 1951-1969
Date (bulk): 1951-1954
Collection Number: 74085
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 2 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 envelope (1.3 linear feet)
Abstract: Diaries, notes, clippings, and photographs relating to the Panmunjom negotiations to end the Korean War.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Joy, C. Turner (Charles Turner), 1895-1956.


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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], C. Turner Joy papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1974.


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Biographical Note

Charles Turner Joy (February 17, 1895-June 13, 1956) was a Vice Admiral in the United States Navy, the senior United Nations delegate to the Korean Armistice Conference at Kaesong and later Panmunjom from July 1951 to May 1952, and Commander Naval Forces, Far East (COMNAVFE) from August 1949 to June 1952.

Scope and Content of Collection

Includes diaries, notes, clippings, and photographs relating to the Panmunjom negotiations to end the Korean War.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States. Navy--Officers.
Korean War, 1950-1953--Armistices.

Box 1

Working File, 1951-1953, 1968-1969


Meeting schedules and notes, 1951-1952


Korean Armistice Conference chronology and documents, 1951-1953


Lessons learned from the Korean War newspaper clippings, 1968-1969

Box 1-2

Diaries, 1951-1952

Box 1

Volumes 1-3


Photocopy, page 1-185

Box 2

Photocopy, page 186-1024

Box 3

Oversize Materials, 1951


"Charles Joy Turner, Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy Korea" album of clippings, July


"Navy Interdiction, Korea," Vol. 2, Vice Admiral Joy, informational booklet, January

Envelope A

Photographs, undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes 46 photos and 10 negatives concerning Vice Admiral C. Turner Joy, USN, Senior Naval Officer on the Staff of the Supreme Commander, Allied Powers, Far East, and Senior UN Delegate to the Military Armistice Negotiations in Kaesong, Korea.
Box 2

Declassified U.S. Government Records, 1952, 1954

Scope and Contents note

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

2011 September release of records, 1952

Scope and Contents note

Memoranda and letter concerning the United Nations Command delegation in Korea.

2015 August release of records, 1954

Scope and Contents note

Navy Department, Office of Naval Intelligence correspondence from Carl F. Espe to Vice Admiral Joy providing information about members of the delegation to the Armistice Conference in Korea (General Nam Il, General Hsieh Fang, and General Lee Sang Cho).