Register of the Tracy Barrett Kittredge Papers, 1910-1957

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Title: Tracy Barrett Kittredge Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1910-1957
Collection Number: 60017
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 51 manuscript boxes, 6 envelopes (21.5 linear feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, reports, writings, notes, and clippings, relating to the Commission for Relief in Belgium, 1914-1924; the Paris Peace Conference, 1919; the controversy between Admiral W. S. Sims and Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels, 1919-1920; the League of Red Cross Societies, 1920-1931; and American naval operations in World War II. Digital copies of select records also available at https://digitalcollections.hoover.org. 
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Kittredge, Tracy Barrett

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Tracy Barrett Kittredge papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Biographical Note

1891 Born, Baker, Oregon
1914-17 Member and director, Educational Fund, Commission for Relief in Belgium
1917-19 Staff of Admiral William S. Sims, United States Naval Headquarters in Europe
1919 Staff, Supreme Economic Council, Paris Peace Conference
1920-31 Staff, League of Red Cross Societies
1921 Author, Certain Naval Lessons of the Great War
1931-42 Assistant Director, Social Sciences Division, Rockefeller Foundation, European Office, Paris
1942-46 Staff of Admiral Harold R. Stark, American Naval Headquarters, London
1946-54 Senior Naval member, Historical Section, Joint Chiefs of Staff
1946 Author, U.S.-British Naval Cooperation

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Commission for Relief in Belgium (1914-1930)
Daniels, Josephus, 1862-1948.
League of Red Cross Societies.
Sims, William Sowden, 1858-1936.
United States. Navy--Officers.

Box 1-2

Manuscript History of the Commission for Relief in Belgium (copy 2 in Box 52)

Box 3-4

Drafts of the History of the Commission for Relief in Belgium

Box 5

Reports, memoranda, and correspondence relating to the Commission for Relief in Belgium

Box 6

Reports, memoranda, and correspondence relating to the Commission for Relief in Belgium

 

Letters of gratitude from the Provinces

Box 7

Postcards (47)

 

Biographical notes on Herbert Hoover

 

Belgian passport, passes, and commissions

 

Newspaper clippings and printed matter

Box 8

Childhood; Oxford and early essays

 

Early work, early studies and reading lists 1912-1914

Box 9

Navy records concerning U.S. Naval forces in the Atlantic and German submarine strength, (two folders) 1917-1918

 

Letters from Professors Morse, Stephens, Teggart, Scholz

Box 10

Correspondence with John R. Rathon, Editor of the Providence Journal, about navy article and editorials, 1920

 

Records of the U.S. Navy, London, Papers concerning the Sims-Daniels controversy. Records of the Senate Investigating Committee 1917-1919

Box 11-12

Records of the U.S. Navy, London, Papers concerning the Sims-Daniels controversy. Records of the Senate Investigating Committee 1917-1919

Box 12-15

Papers concerning Certain Naval Lessons of the Great War, published by Doubleday, Doran, 1921

Box 16

Early naval papers concerning the Newport Naval War College while Admiral Sims was its head and T. B. Kittredge was working for him, 1919-1921

 

Papers concerning League of Red Cross Societies, 1921-1930

Box 17-18

Papers concerning League of Red Cross Societies, 1921-1930

Box 19

Papers and letters, Rockefeller Foundation

 

Letters, London, 1942-1946

 

Letters returned from London, (Feis, Robert Sherwood, Samual Morrison, etc.) 1946-1953

Box 20

Letters, 1953-1957

 

Various social letters, liaison activity, London

 

Text - "The Present Situation, Organization and Program of the Free French Movement," by T. B. Kittredge

Box 21

T. B. Kittredge's notes on French affairs, 1941-1942

 

T. B. Kittredge's notes and references - relations with Vichy 1952 review panel on the rearmament of the Free French Forces in World War II. Paper by Marcel Vigneras

 

T. B. Kittredge's notes on relations with the French, 1940-1941

 

T. B. Kittredge's notes on Proces du Marechal Petain, 1945

 

T. B. Kittredge's text and working papers of U.S.-British Naval Relations, Sections I, III

Box 22

report of T. B. Kittredge on visits to England. Cooperation of U.S. and British Historical Services 1949

 

Letters and documents. Netherlands State Institute for War Documentation, Amsterdam, Meeting, "World War II in the West" (including a history of German concentration camps) 1950

 

T. B. Kittredge's publications and lectures, including those at Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, (copies) 1951

Box 23

Texts and letters in regard to publication in U.S. News and World Report of T. B. Kittredge's "U.S. Defense Policy and Strategy," 1941

 

T. B. Kittredge's obituary from the New York Times

 

Restricted files not to be looked at until after the death of Admiral Stark and Mrs. Kittredge

Box 24-26

Restricted files note to be looked at until after the death of Admiral Stark and Mrs. Kittredge

Box 27-31

Volumes of T. B. Kittredge's Review Of National Defense Policy And Strategy and typed chapters of the same. Also Administrational History, U.S Naval Forces In Europe, 1940-1946

Box 32-34

Draft chapters and working notes

Box 35

Military strategy between the war, chronology

 

American Commission to Negotiate Peace, 1919

 

Notes and text, "Unconditional surrender to the Peace Conference," T. B. Kittredge's files, 1918-1919

 

Working notes and references

 

Notes and quotations, inter-war period

 

Notes on Organization Joint Board

 

Parts of chapters found in files unattached

 

Notes on post-war planning, 1943

 

Free French notes

 

T. B. Kittredge's quotations and notes, 1945

Box 36

Memorandum and papers concerning Russia

 

Chronological notes and quotations on aid to Russia, 1941 December 28 - 1942 July

 

T. B. Kittredge's notes with references to Russia, convoys, global strategy, 1942

 

Quotations from Hancock

 

Letters and reports on food mission to Japan, 6 folders 1947

Box 37

Letters and reports on food mission to Japan, 6 folders 1947

 

Memorandum and references, military cooperation with Latin American Republics, Inter-American Defense Board 1941 December-1942 February

 

Correspondence with friends from Commission for Relief in Belgium, including Mrs. Hoover, Millard Shaler, Perrin Galpin

Box 38

Letters to and from Admiral Stark

 

Letters to and from Admiral Bradley Fiske including one from Admiral Harry E. Yarnell (then captain), 1920-1921

 

Personal letters in regard to C.R.B., including Perrin Galpin

 

Erlich folder - not to be opened until his death

 

A. Herbert Roskinski's "Halder" text, also Roskinski's Evolution Of Sea Power

Box 39

J. R. N. Butler, editor, United Kingdom Military Service, Grand Strategy, T. B. Kittredge's reviews of manuscript

 

Letters and reports concerning review panel on Dr. Forest Pogue's "The Supreme Command," T. B. Kittredge's extensive criticism, Office of the Chief of Military History Kent Green field 1951 June

Box 40

Political Warfare Executive, 1944

 

Restricted

 

Part I: Pre-Belligerency

 

Chapter I: Rearmament and Foreign Aid Prior to Lend Lease

 

Chapter II: War Plans and Emergency Preparation

 

Chapter III: The Army and Lend-Lease Operations in 1941

 

Part II: Rearmament of the French Metropolitan Forces

Box 41

Part I: The Rearmament of the French North African Forces

 

Copy no. 12, Office of the U.S. Naval Attaché, American Embassy, London, England, 1939-1946

 

Comnaveu Historical Monograph Operation Neptune. Naval Aspects of Operation Overlord. U.S. Naval Participation in the Planning, Preparation and Conduct of Cross-Channel Operations. Prepared by Lt. Comdr. TH. MacBride, USNR

Box 42-45

Working notes, drafts, and partial chapters of T. B. Kittredge's "Global Strategy Policy"

Box 46

Notes, "Global Strategy Policy"

 

Pearl Harbor Inquiry, summaries of reports

 

Pearl Harbor study, quotations and notes

 

Letters and reports of conversations in London about deGaulle's visit to Washington and North African landings, Also letter from Commander Knox and report on organization of Office of War Information 1942-1943

Box 47

Activities of Intelligence Section, London, 1942-1943

 

Letters and documents, Naval Staff Talks (Admiral Bellairs, Historical Section, Admiralty and T. B. Kittredge, Historical Section, Joint Chiefs of Staff)

 

T. B. Kittredge's Naval Orders, 1917-1957

 

Correspondence with Eleanor Hayden (later Mrs. Tracy B. Kittredge), 1921

Box 48

Correspondence, A-J 1940-1957

Box 49

Correspondence, K-R 1940-1957 1940-1957

Box 50

Correspondence, S-Z 1940-1957

 

Clippings, circa 1910-1930

Box 51

Clippings and printed matter, circa 1910-1930

Box 52

Manuscript History of the Commission for Relief in Belgium, Copy 2

 

Declassified U.S. and British government records 1917-1954

Reading room workstation

2018 release of declassified records 1917-1954