Inventory of the Frank H. Higgins papers

Finding aid prepared by Hoover Institution Archives
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Title: Frank H. Higgins papers
Date (inclusive): 1917-1959
Collection Number: 69007
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 2 manuscript boxes, 11 oversize boxes, 2 envelopes (19.1 linear feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, photographs, printed matter, and memorabilia relating to American defense policy.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Higgins, Frank Henry, 1890-1973


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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Frank H. Higgins papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Archives.

Scope and Content of Collection

Papers and materials (1917-1959) relating to the career of Frank H. Higgins especially pertaining to his appointments as an Army Colonel, as assistant to the Chief of Ordnance, War Dept., 1942-1945; Chief of the Machinery and Equipment Section, Marshall Plan, Paris, 1949-1950; Assistant Secretary of U. S. Army 1954-1959.

Biographical Note

United States assistant secretary of the army, 1954-1959.

Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1969.


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Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States. Army.
United States. Department of the Army.
Economic assistance, American.
United States--Armed Forces.
United States--Military policy.
World War, 1939-1945.

Box 1

Papers and notebook pertaining to Col. Higgins' work in the Machinery and Equipment section ECA 1949-1950


"Cointra" - comercio industria y transportes, S.A. Puzol Valencia España 7-VI-1955

Scope and Contents note

Contains a photograph album.

Visit of the San Francisco Ordnance district 1955 August 4-5

Scope and Contents note

Contains an annotated, illustrated booklet.

Visit to Alco Products, Inc. 1956 February 8

Scope and Contents note

Contains a photograph album.

Visit to Fort Shafter, Hawaii 1956 April 14-18

Box 2

Visit to Rossford Ordnance Depot 1956 November 28

Scope and Contents note

Contains an annotated, illustrated booklet.

Procurement conference, San Francisco 1957 December 9

Scope and Contents note

Contains an annotated photograph booklet with clippings.

Northrop Aircraft, Inc. Radioplane division Anaheim division 1957 December 11


CHIHOA collecting point (Acres of diamonds) 1956, 1958


Visit to Korea 1958 July 2-5

Scope and Contents note

Contains an illustrated, annotated booklet.

U. S. Army, Pacific Command 1958 July 16-18

Scoe and Contents note

Contains a memento illustrated booklet and material related to a visit to Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

Sons of the American Revolution brochure of Washington Day Luncheon 1959 February 21

Box 2

Envelope of letters supplementing those in item 13 plus ephemeral memorabilia.


Presidio of San Francisco Headquarters Sixth Army.


Headquarters Continental Army Command, Fort Monroe, Virginia



Envelope A

8 photos of Col. Frank H. Higgins in Japan, Alabama, etc. and at a reception in his honor undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes photograph of Secretary of the Army W. M. Brucker.
Envelope mB

4 photos of W. M. Brucker, Gen. Maxwell Taylor, and Gen. William Westmoreland undated

Envelope m*C Drawer 3

1 photo of the U.S. Army Policy Council 1956 March 21



Scope and Contents note

The first 12 volumes include correspondence, photographs, congratulatory letters, printed matter, and personal memorabilia pertaining to Higgins' career. The dates are close approximations.
Box 3

Volume 1: 1917 April - 1954 June

Box 4

Volume 2: 1954 August-November

Box 5

Volume 3: 1954 October-December

Box 5

Volume 4: 1955 January-June

Box 6

Volume 5: 1955 July-December

Box 7

Volume 6: 1956 January-June

Box 7

Volume 7: 1956 June-December

Box 8

Volume 8: 1957 January-June

Box 9

Volume 9: 1957 July-December

Box 10

Volume 10: 1958 January-June 10

Box 11

Volume 11: 1958 July 11 - October

Box 12

Volume 12: 1958 November - 1959 March

Box 13

Hon. Frank H. Higgins album

Scope and Contents note

Contains letters of appreciation pertaining to Higgins' tenure as Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army written at the time of his resignation in 1959. Includes letters from from President Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, and other important persons in the administration, armed services, and industry. Also included are programs, speeches, photographs, and memorabilia pertaining to Higgins' farewell ceremonies.