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Inventory of the Percy L. Greaves papers
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  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: Percy L. Greaves papers
    Date (inclusive): 1939-1988
    Collection Number: 2000C98
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 19 manuscript boxes (7.6 linear feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, writings, notes, testimony, interview transcripts, reports, and printed matter, relating to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and to laissez-faire economics.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Greaves, Percy L.


    Collection is open for research.
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    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Percy L. Greaves papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2000.


    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/Historical Note

    American economist; minority counsel, Joint Congressional Committee on the Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack, 1945-1946.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Percy Greaves was active in the 1946 congressional review of the circumstances and lack of preparedness during the Pearl Harbor Attacks of 1941. Relating to this matter, Greaves had collected large amounts of evidence regarding the leadup to the attacks on December 7th, 1941. This evidence includes diplomatic messages between the U.S. and Japan, as well as military documents such as estimates of Japanese force strengths in the Pacific Ocean Region. Additionally, Greaves was a Laissez Faire economist and his papers include correspondence and published works pertaining to economic matters such as fiscal and monetary policy during the cold war era.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    United States. Congress. Joint Committee on the Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack.
    Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941.
    World War, 1939-1945--United States.