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Inventory of the Edward H. Forney papers
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  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: Edward H. Forney papers
    Date (inclusive): 1942-1964
    Collection Number: 65022
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English, Korean, French, and Vietnamese
    Physical Description: 7 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box (2.6 linear feet)
    Abstract: Handwritten notes, correspondence, course writings, orders, reports, news releases, and news clippings relating primarily to the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Forney, Edward H.


    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Edward H. Forney papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1965.


    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 library catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    Edward H. Forney was a colonel, deputy chief of staff, and brigadier general in the United States Marine Corps, a senior advisor to the Republic of Korea (ROK) Marine Corps, and a scholar.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Edward H. Forney papers contain handwritten notes (some in small notebooks), correspondence (including family letters), course writings, orders, reports, news releases, and news clippings relating primarily to the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Forney took numerous history courses about World War I, World War II, military operations in Europe and in the Pacific, psychological warfare, post-war problems, Soviet foreign policy (1918-1939), U.S. foreign policy, French military contributions in the American Revolution War, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. As brigadier general for the U.S. Marine Corps, Forney kept up-to-date about foreign relations among China, Southeast Asia, the Soviet Union, the United States, Korea, Vietnam, and France, as revealed in his extensive news file.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    United States. Marine Corps--Officers.
    China--Foreign relations.
    China--Politics and government--20th century.
    China--Politics and government.
    Guerrilla warfare.
    Korea--Politics and government.
    Korean War, 1950-1953.
    Laos--Foreign relations--United States.
    Soviet Union--Foreign relations--United States.
    Soviet Union--Politics and government.
    United States--Foreign relations--Laos.
    United States--Politics and government.
    Vietnam War, 1961-1975.
    Vietnam--Politics and government.