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Guide to the Paul W. Kendall Papers
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Series I:  Military Maps 1917-1918

Physical Description: 3 boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

The materials in this series include topographical maps depicting parts of Europe during World War I. Subjects include the French army, the British front, the German army's order of battle, and maps of famous World War I battlefields. Famous World War I battlefields include the South Picardy front, which was part of the "Race to the Sea" where French and German armies moved towards the North Sea in several different flanking maneuvers. Another famous battle site found in this series is the map of the Flanders sector. The Flanders sector included the village of Ypres which, while strategically unimportant, hosted battles for almost the entire duration of the war and was the site of fierce trench warfare.


This series is arranged chronologically by date range.
Box 1

WWI German Order of Battle 1917-1918

Box 2

WWI Battle Maps, Battle of Flanders, South Picardy Front 1917-1918

Box 3

WWI Battle Maps, Situation Maps, French Army 1917-1918


Series II:  Military Materials 1918-1963 (bulk 1939-1945)

Physical Description: 11 boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

The materials in this series include publications such as pamphlets, newspapers, war posters, and other war propaganda concerning the U.S. military, the war in the Philippines, the Italian campaign, Europe, and U.S. Civil Defense. Much of the propaganda concerns the effort to free the Philippine Islands from the Japanese. Other subjects for propaganda include Nazi influence in neutral or allied nations, Italy and the Italian front, as well as propaganda material concerning the American home front. The American propaganda includes information on civil defense such as camouflaging large installations and the "abc's of incendiaries".
Other material in the collection includes photographs of Paul W. Kendall and others in non-combat activities, such as an officer's dinner and an inspection of an army troop. Also included in this series are materials from Kendall's post-World War II service including a daily operations log, reports on marine operations in Korea, and a World War II Axis soldier's deposition. This series also includes material from Kendall's service during the Siberian Intervention. The Siberian Intervention (1918-1922) involved the Entente nations from World War I. The United States, the United Kingdom, and Japan dispatched troops to support the White Army in Russia against the Bolshevik Red Army during the Russian Civil War. Materials from this campaign include some military intelligence books detailing Eastern Russian and Siberian cities, transportation, clothing, services, and customs.


This series is arranged chronologically by date range.
Box 4

Siberia and Eastern Russia 1918

Box 5

War Propaganda - Europe, Asia 1937-1943

Box 6

Photos: Kendall, Military; Le Piton 1937-1955

Box 7

War Propaganda Concerning Italy 1939-1941

Box 8

Maps of Italy, LIFE Magazine, Operation Smack 1939-1944

Box 9

American War Posters 1939-1945

Box 10

Axis Soldier's Deposition, LA Evening Herald 1939-1952

Box 11

U.S. Civil Defense Pamphlets 1942-1944

Box 12

Free Philippines, Hiroshima Bombing, Pacific Theater Related News 1943-1945

Box 13

Diary, Military Reports, Correspondence, Orders 1950-1955

Box 14

Kennedy Assassination 1963


Series III:  Scrapbooks 1937-1950

Physical Description: 11 boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series includes photosgraphs with captions and various articles and newspaper clippings concerning Paul W. Kendall, military personnel, and non-combat military activities including pictures of amphibious practice maneuvers, Kendall's service on various military bases, and General Eisenhower's visit to Fort Lewis. Also included in this series are scrapbooks organized by country and include many of the European and Asian nations involved in World War II. These scrapbooks contain articles from magazines and newspapers that document the countries war effort and internal politics during World War II.


This series is arranged chronologically by date range.
Boxes 15-16

Scrapbooks - European Countries 1937-1946

Box 17

Scrapbooks - Germany 1940-1946

Box 18

Scrapbooks - Asia and Oceania 1940-1946

Box 19

Scrapbooks - Africa, Americas, Antarctica, Europe 1940-1946

Box 20

Scrapbooks - War (General) 1940-1946

Box 21

Scrapbooks - U.S. Defense, Atomic Energy, Vatican 1940-1946

Box 22

Scrapbooks - Kendall and U.S. Military 1946-1947

Box 23

Scrapbooks - Kendall, Eisenhower Visit, Operation Oilskin 1946-1947

Boxes 24-25

Scrapbooks - Kendall and U.S. Military 1948