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

Officers
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

 

Maps

box 2

Medals

 

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

 

Miscellaneous.

Scope and Contents note

Clipping file, medals, and memorabilia.
box 3

Medals

 

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

 

Decorations

 

Legion of Merit (named)

 

Army Commendation Medal (named)

box 4

Memorabilia

box 4

Clippings