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Guide to the Paul W. Kendall Papers
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The Paul W. Kendall Papers, 1917-1963 (bulk 1939-1950), documents Kendall's military service from World War II to the 1950's. Included in the collection are scrapbooks depicting military personnel, military bases, and non-combat military activities. The Kendall collection includes other military material such as topographical maps of Europe featuring military order of battle and other information for European powers including Germany, Italy, and France during World War I. The collection also includes military propaganda, publications, correspondence, newspaper articles, and military handbooks concerning Eastern Russia and Siberia. This collection is arranged into three series; Series I: Military Maps, 1917-1918; Series II: Military Materials, 1918-1963 (bulk 1939-1945); Series III: Scrapbooks, 1937-1950.
Paul Wilkins Kendall was born in Baldwin City, Kansas in 1898. Kendall attended the United States Military Academy at West Point and graduated in 1918 as a Second Lieutenant of Infantry. From 1918 to 1919 Kendall attended the Infantry School of Arms at Fort Benning, Georgia. Kendal was assigned to the 27th Infantry Unit after graduating and was sent to Russia during the Siberian Intervention where he received the Distinguished Service Cross in 1920. Kendal went on to several different postings in the 1920s and 1930s in the U.S. and abroad. Kendall graduated from the Command & General Staff College in 1936 and in the 1940's served in a staff assignment at the Office of the Chief of Staff of the United States Army at Washington, D.C. At the start of World War II Kendall was assigned as Chief of Staff for the 85th Infantry Division. He then served as Assistant Division Commander of the 84th Infantry Division, receiving promotion to Brigadier General.
25 boxes, 45.75 linear feet
Copyright has been assigned to the San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.
The collection is open for research.