Register of the Haig Shekerjian papers

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Title: Haig Shekerjian papers
Date (inclusive): 1905-1966
Collection Number: 72081
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 4 manuscript boxes, 1 envelope (1.7 Linear Feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, notes, speeches, and medals, relating to American chemical warfare activities during World War II
Creator: Shekerjian, Haig
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


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Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1972.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Haig Shekerjian Papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

Biographical Note

Shekerjian, Haig, 1886-1966

1886, 13 June Born, Turkey
1906 Student, Colgate University
1907 Entered military service as a cadet
1911 Graduate, B.S. degree and commissioned as second lieutenant of Infantry
1916-17 Served with the Punitive Expedition in Mexico under General Pershing
1914-1918 Assistant military attaché in Greece, with the Allied Armies of the Orient in the Middle East
1923 Transferred to the Chemical Warfare Service
1942 Promoted to Brigadier General
1939-1945 Chemical Officer, First Army; Commanding General of the Chemical Warfare Replacement Center; Commanding General at Camp Sibert, Alabama
1946 Retired from military service
1966 Died

Scope and Content of Collection

Correspondence, notes, speeches, and medals, relating to American chemical warfare activities during World War II

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Chemical warfare
World War, 1939-1945 -- Chemical warfare
United States. Army


Correspondence 1926-1964.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent.
box 1

Ahmed Abboud Pasha 1945


Almond, E.M. (Brigadier General) 1942


Assistant Secretary of State 1946


Bain, William J. 1946


Brees, H.J. (Lt. General) 1940


Brigham, C.E. (Major General) 1936


Chamberlain, Fred V.S. 1926


Chipman, Mrs. Guy W.


Craig, Mr. 1941


Eisenhower, Dwight 1955


Gantengein, Mrs. James


Guggenheim, Robert (Colonel) 1946


Gullion, Allen W. 1942


Hanford, Ned 1940


Harmer, H.R., Inc. (International Stamp Auctioneers) 1962, 1963


Hoover, Herbert Clark 1954


Inzer, J.C. 1945


Karagosian, Sonia 1944


New York Police Commission 1941


Nichols, Lola


O'Hara, Mrs. Edwin J.


Porter, William N. (Colonel) 1941


Republican National Committee 1964


Roemer, L.E. (Major) 1941


Royal Canadian Institute 1939


Shilstone, Cecil M. (Captain) 1944


Silvester, L. Mcd. (Major General) 1942


Somervell, Brehon 1945


Souren, Y. 1944


Treasury Department. Office of Customs. 1955


U.S. Army. Finance Center. Retired Pay Division. 1964


War Department 1942


Watson, Edwin M. 1944


Williams, Charles (Lt. Colonel) 1941


Willkie, Wendell L. 1943


Miscellaneous correspondence and memoranda


Subject File 1905-1966.

Scope and Contents note

Reports, military documents, notes, printed matter, and other miscellaneous materials, arranged alphabetically by subject.
box 1

Application for federal employment


Camp Robinson, Arkansas. Replacement Training Center - Instructor's Handbook 1943


Camp Sibert, Alabama


Financial statements - bills, checks, invoices, etc.


Furlough Book, U.S.M.A. 1911


Home Defense Guide 1942



box 2



Omar Khayyam by Darvish of Tehran


Our Boys


Sixth U.S. Army - Retired Army Officers Rosters 1963, 1964, 1966


Special Orders 1946


Speech of General George S. Patton Jr. to his 3rd Army on the Eve of the Normandy Invasion


The Suckers Club 1934


Trainee Tribune. Edgewood Arsenal, Md. March 20, 1942


The Traveller's Insurance Company


Travelling Itinerary


Treasury Department. Office of Collecter of Customs. 1955


Uniform Insignia


U.S. Military Academy 1958


U.S. Post Office - Commemorative Stamp Book 1955

box 3

Yale University - Sheffield Scientific School 1905


Speeches 1942-1943.

Scope and Contents note

Speeches arranged alphabetically by title.
box 3

Address by Brigadier General Haig Shekerjian Bestowing Army-Navy Production Award to Lempco Products, Inc., Bedford, Ohio. December 14, 1942


Honor Speech, Bain 1943


Miscellaneous speech materials



Scope and Contents note

Clipping file, medals, and memorabilia.
box 3



Campaign and Service Medals


American Defense Medal


American Theater of Operations Medal


European, African and Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Medal


Asiatic-Pacific Theater Campaign Medal

box 3

Victory Medal, WWII


Mexican Service Medal (Number 13818) (for service in Mexico against Pancho Villa)


Victory Medal, WWI




Legion of Merit (named)


Army Commendation Medal (named)

box 4


box 4