Inventory of the Thomas H. Binford papers, 1940-1967

Finding aid prepared by Tim LaVerne and Elizabeth Konzak
Hoover Institution Library and Archives
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Title: Thomas H. Binford papers, 1940-1967
Date (inclusive): 1940-1967
Collection Number: 74033
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1 manuscript box, 2 oversize boxes, 4 envelopes (1.6 Linear Feet)
Abstract: Contains materials related to the Java Sea campaign and other Pacific campaigns during World War II, Japanese war criminals, and American attempts to prevent hostilities between China and Taiwan, including documentation such as addresses, reports, awards, printed matter, and photographs.
Creator: Binford, Thomas H. (Thomas Howell), 1896-1973
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

Access

The collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use.

Publication Rights

For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1974.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Thomas H. Binford papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

Biographical/Historical Note

A Vice Admiral in the United States Navy, Binford was the commanding officer of Destroyer Division 58 from 1941 to 1942, serving in the United States Asiatic Fleet in the Java Sea. He was in command during the Battle of Badoeng Straits, off the Island of Bali, in 1942, for which he was presented the Navy Cross.

Scope and Content of Collection

Contains materials related to the Java Sea campaign and other Pacific campaigns during World War II, Japanese war criminals, and American attempts to prevent hostilities between China and Taiwan, including documentation such as addresses, reports, awards, printed matter, and photographs.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

War crime trials -- Japan
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean
Officers
Taiwan -- Foreign relations -- United States
United States -- Foreign relations -- Taiwan
Yokohama Trials, Yokohama, Japan, 1945-1949
United States. Navy
United States. Navy. Destroyer Division 58

 

Personal file 1940-1967

box 1, folder 1-4

Personal file

box 1, folder 5

Orders

box 1, folder 6

Awards and citations

box 1, folder 7

Navy correspondence

box 1, folder 8

Speeches and writings

box 1, folder 9

Declassified materials

box 1, folder 10

Miscellany

box 1, folder 11

News clippings

box 1, folder 12-13

Printed matter

 

Photograph Albums circa 1945-1954

box 2

24 photos of Vice Admiral Binford's naval career, news clippings, and memorabilia, including 3 prints of Madame and Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, 1 print of General Douglas MacArthur, and 1 print of Japanese Defense Minister Tojo circa 1945

box 3

80 photos of Vice Admiral Binford's naval career, including news clippings, memorabilia, and photos of General Omar Bradley 1950-1954

 

Photographs 1940-1954

folder A-B

70 photos of awards and presentations to Admiral Binford, including several photos of Admiral Binford with Eleanor Roosevelt 1940-1954

folder C

36 photos of Vice Admiral Binford's tour of Formosa, 1940-1950, including 27 prints of persons of high military and civilian significance and 10 photos of combat action off Okinawa 1945

folder mD

1 photo of Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Air, Artemus L. Gates, presenting the Legion of Merit and Silver Star to Admiral Binford October 26, 1944