Register of the Paul W. Frillmann papers

Finding aid prepared by Grace Hawes
Hoover Institution Library and Archives
© 1998
434 Galvez Mall
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-6003

Title: Paul W. Frillmann papers
Date (inclusive): 1941-1971
Collection Number: 75056
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 3 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 album box, 1 microfilm box, 3 envelopes (3.8 Linear Feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, orders, notes, and photographs relating to activities of the American Volunteer Group in China during World War II, American foreign relations with China, 1946-1950, and conditions in China during the Civil War. Digital copies of select records also available at 
Creator: Frillmann, Paul, 1911-1972
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


Box 5 may not be used without permission of the Archivist. The remainder of the collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.


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Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1975.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Paul W. Frillmann papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

Alternate Forms Available

Digital copies of select records also available at 

Biographical Note

1936-1941 Missionary, Hankow, China
1941-1946 Chaplain and liaison to General Claire Chennault, American Volunteer Group ("Flying Tigers"), and Office of Stratetic Services (OSS) operative
1947-1954 American Consul, Mukden, Peking, Shanghai, Hong Kong
1954 Senior Associate, Harold L. Oram Company
1972 Died
1911 Born

Scope and Content of Collection

Correspondence, memoranda, orders, notes, and photographs relating to activities of the American Volunteer Group in China during World War II, American foreign relations with China, 1946-1950, and conditions in China during the Civil War.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

World War, 1939-1945 -- China
China -- History -- Civil War, 1945-1949
China -- Foreign relations -- United States
United States -- Foreign relations -- China
China. Kong jun. American Volunteer Group

box 1


Scope and Contents note

Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent.

General 1946-1950


Unidentified 1946-1967


Allman, N. F. 1949


Anderson, H. M. 1949


Baker, Gilbert 1948


Ballachey, Frank 1948


Barnes, George 1946


Berkov, Robert H. 1947


Bourlin, D. G. 1944


Brewster, Harold N. 1948


Central Aircraft Manufacturing Co. 1942


Chao Shih-chai 1946


Chase, A. S. 1946


Chen, Johnson 1946


Chen, Shao undated


Chennault, Claire L. 1948


Chi, T. D. 1946


China Foundation, The 1948


Chou Tsi Ya 1948


Clubb, O. Edmund 1946


Columbia Country Club, Shanghai 1948


Connors, W. Bradley 1947-1948


Crow, W. H. (?) 1947


Davis, Mrs. Lewis 1948


Drake, Waldo 1949


Dzao, Mrs. 1948


Egan, William J. Convery 1949


Fairbank, John K. 1946


Galkin, G. 1948


Gilpatric, Donald 1948


Gow Mo-ch'uan 1947


Gunn, Mrs. A. 1949


Handscomb, G. M. 1947


Havsky, S. B. 1948


Hopkins, Arthur H. 1949


Hsien Hsu-ming 1947


Huang Chu-yong 1948


Iverson, Lalla 1948


Jones, Robert H. 1946


King, Basil and Lee Chun Fang 1948


Klein, Otto 1948-1949


Kuttner, F. A. 1949


Leber Chao Chia undated


Leggate, Dr. 1947


Li Min Chin 1947


Lie Chu 1947


Liljestrand, S. H. 1966


Lin Chi-chun 1948


Linthicum, Thomas 1946


Liu, Hugo 1946


Liu Sien-wei 1949


Lurje, Walter 1948


Mabie, Janet 1949


Mahnke, Johanna K. 1948


Meng Chih 1949


Muller, R. J. 1948


Musso, Victor 1946


Newton, Elmer 1949


North, Robert G. undated


Ou, Y. H. 1948


Patterson, L. D. 1947


Peoples, Jack 1947


Rosholt, Malcolm D. 1965


Ryan, Dr. 1949


Scott, Richard C. 1947-1949


Service Recognition Board (Illinois) 1949


Sherrod, Bob 1946


Shoemaker, Henry 1947-1948


Sobbe, Hedwig 1948


Stumpf, L. 1948


Tan Soo-hian 1947


Tay, Paul 1948


Time-Life, Inc. 1947


Tsui, T. L. 1946


United States. Department of State 1946-1950


United States Education Foundation 1948


United States. Veteran's Administration 1946


Vietor, Dr. and Mrs. 1949


Walton, A. 1946


Ward, Angus 1947


Williams, John M. 1971


Wilson, Earl J. 1949


Woodberry, Earle J. 1946


Yah Van (Kuen) Tsiang 1948


Yan Chiang Ho undated


Yang Tso-ngan 1947


Yao, Mr. 1948


Yu Hsing 1948


Yuan Lay 1948

box 2


Scope and Contents note

Lists, correspondence with families of deceased members, and other material relating to the American Volunteer Group, arranged as listed.



Lists of deceased and burial sites


Lists of members


Lists of personal effects






1941 September - 1942 July


1942 August - 1943 May


Tiger Rag, The


SUBJECT FILE 1941-1950

Scope and Contents note

Memoranda, reports, printed material, and other material, arranged alphabetically by title or subject.

Biographical material

box 2

Certificates, awards


Education records


Employment records






Notes, notebook

box 3

Printed material


Receipts, business records


Travel vouchers, passes, etc.


United States Army records


Birch, John


China - Communist Party




United States


Department of State


Department of the Army - Intelligence Section


Foreign relations - East (Far East)


Information Service (USIS)










Office of Strategic Services (OSS)

box 4



Three certificates 1947, 1950-1951



Scope and Contents note

164 prints / 8 negatives / 3 envelopes / 1 oversize box
envelope A

7 prints of Paul W. Frillmann; 9 prints of Paul W. Frillmann and others; 30 prints of Paul W. Frillmann officiating at American Volunteer Group (Flying Tiger) funerals; 5 prints of American Volunteer Group burials; 2 prints of cemetery where American Volunteer group members are buried undated

envelope B

31 prints of unidentified scenes; 65 prints of unidentified people; 8 negatives undated

envelope C

10 prints of portraits of American Volunteer Group members; 2 prints of American Volunteer Group members; 2 prints of General Claire L. Chennault; 1 print of General Claire L. and Mrs. Anna Chennault with unidentified person undated

album fD

1 photograph album, primarily prints of Chinese paintings undated

box 5

1 picture of Paul W. Frillmann on woodblock

Conditions Governing Access

Box 5 may not used be used without permission of the Archivist.
onsite digital


Scope and Contents note

Formerly security-classified records of the U.S. government, released in full or in part. Available as PDF files. Arranged chronologically by date of release by Hoover, thereunder by date of creation.

Records released in 2010 1945-1949


Paul W. Frillman memo to Chief, SI, OSS, CT, "Report on Third War Area Activities," 1945 May 12


Department of State transmittal to certain American diplomatic and consular offices regarding department's white paper on China, with letter from Dean Acheson to the president 1949 July 29