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Finding Aid for the Sidney L. Huff papers, 1918-1966; Bulk, 1941-1951
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Sidney L. Huff papers
    Date (inclusive): 1918-1966; Bulk, 1941-1951
    Collection number: 910
    Creator: Huff, Sidney L., (Sidney Lauren), 1893-1962
    Extent: 2 document boxes (1.6 linear ft.) 2 flat boxes
    Abstract: Colonel Sidney L. Huff was an aide to General MacArthur for fifteen years from 1936 to 1951, including the years of World War II, the occupation of Japan, and the Korean Conflict. The collection consists of military documents, correspondence, ephemera, photos, news clippings, two photo albums, and two large scrapbooks.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Language of the Material: Materials are in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Received from Mrs. Sidney L. (Kiera) Huff, La Jolla, CA on May 12, 1965.

    Processing Note

    Processed by Sonia Collazo in 2012 with assistance from Jillian Cuellar and Megan Fraser.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Sidney L. Huff papers (Collection 910). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233180 


    Colonel Sidney L. Huff (1893-1962) was born in New York State. After retiring from a career in the US Navy from 1918 to 1936, Colonel Huff joined General Douglas MacArthur, military adviser to the Philippines, as his naval assistant in 1936. Upon the commencement of World War II, Colonel Huff was commissioned as a Lt. Colonel in the US Army and assigned as an aide-de-camp to General MacArthur. Colonel Huff saw active service with General MacArthur at Bataan, Corregidor, and throughout the entire Far East during World War II. He also served with General MacArthur during the occupation of Japan and during the Korean Conflict until MacArthur's dismissal in 1951. Colonel Huff retired from the US Army in 1955, and with Joe Alex Morris, wrote My fifteen years with General MacArthur (1964) describing his years of service with MacArthur from 1936 to 1951. He died in New York on Veteran's Day in 1962.
    Material from this collection were used as a source for Sidney L. Huff's book, My fifteen years with General MacArthur (1964) authored with Joe Alex Morris.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, news clippings, and ephemera detailing Colonel Huff's military career, particularly his service as a member of General MacArthur's staff during World War II, the occupation of Japan, and the Korean Conflict. Of particular interest is a report on the Philippines campaign and the many photographs of General MacArthur during World War II and the allied occupation of Japan.

    Organization and Arrangement

    This collection has been arranged chronologically in the following series:
    • Series 1: Orders, 1918-1962
    • Series 2: Correspondence, 1933-1966
    • Series 3: Army Personnel Files (201 Files), 1949-1952
    • Series 4: Biography, Report, and Speech, 1941-1951
    • Series 5: Photographs, circa 1918-1951
    • Series 6: Scrapbooks, circa 1918-1964
    • Series 7: News Clippings, circa 1930-1958

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Huff, Sidney L. --Archives.
    MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964.
    United States. Army --Officers --Archival resources.
    World War, 1939-1945.

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