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Scope and Contents note

Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent.
Box 1

Bender, Roger James, 1974


Bergin, William E., 1943


Binder, L. James, 1971-1972


Chen, Shang, 1944


Chesley, Ray T., 1945


China, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1932


Clark, Mark W., 1953


Collins, James L., Jr., 1974


Dubose, Charles G., 1945


Fairbank, John K., 1971


Ferris, B. G., 1942


Frank, Walter W., 1945


Freeman, Paul F., Jr., 1943


Gregory, James B., 1959


Hargrove, George, Jr., 1945


Hayer, William T., 1945


Houston, Robert W., 1945


Huffine, Fred, n.d.


Johnson, Harold K., 1966


Johnson, Nelson Trusler, 1933


Larson, A. V., 1945


Marshall, George C., 1945


Merrill, F. D., 1943


Ming, Wong Chung, 1944


Mitchell, John B., 1945


Moynahan, George F., Jr., 1945


The New York Times Book Review, The Editor, 1971


Pattison, Hal C., 1967


Potebnya, Orr Y., n.d.


Slater, V., 1944


Stilwell, Joseph, 1942-1944


Teague, Olin E., 1974


Tower, John G., 1970


Von Wechmar, Ruediger, 1963


Walker, Leonard F., 1974


Wyman, W. G., 1942


WRITINGS, 1934-1966

Scope and Contents note

Unpublished articles, printed copies of published articles, unpublished typewritten thesis, and notes by Haydon L. Boatner, arranged alphabetically by title or subject.
Box 1

"Asian Teeth are Needed for Geneva Conventions," Army, January 1974. Printed photocopy.


"Books on Burma." An unpublished typewritten notebook, 1942


Comments on "Crisis Fleeting," by James H. Stone. An unpublished typewritten article, n.d.


"A Digest and Interpretation of the Cheng Wu Chi." An unpublished typewritten graduate thesis, 1934


"Koje," Saga, n.d., printed copy


"The Ledo Road Today." A typewritten and carbon copy draft for The Military Engineer, 1956


"Messages from Burma." Bound unpublished handwritten messages to officers in the field, 1942-1944


"Military Control of Riots at Koje-Do." An unpublished typewritten draft, n.d.


"Military Geography of Manchuria." Handwritten and typewritten notes on the history of the Manchu military, 1934

Box 2

"Prisoners of War for Sale," The American Legion, August 1962. Printed copy.


"Truce Tent and Fighting Front." An unpublished typewritten draft, n.d.


"Barbara Tuchman's Stilwell and the American Experience in China. A Statement Thereon for the Record." An unpublished typewritten draft, n.d.


U.S. Lend-lease activities with China, 1941. Unpublished handwritten drafts.


SUBJECT FILE, 1932-1975

Scope and Contents note

Biographical file, dispatches, memoranda, reports, minutes of meetings, notes, printed matter, etc., arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box 2

Biographical file


China-Burma-India Theater


Campaigns and strategy, 1941-1945


Notes on the draft history of the First Burma Campaign, including synopsis


Report on Second Burma Campaign, 1944-1945


Charts and maps

Box 3

Charts and maps


Communications, 1942-1945


Japanese Operations, 1942-1945


Burma and Andaman Invasion Naval Operations, March 1942-April 1942. Japanese Monograph 79. Printed copy.


Burma Operations Record-The 15th Army Operations in Imphal Area and Withdrawal to Northern Burma. Japanese Monograph 134. Printed copy.


Burma Operations Record-The 33rd Army Operations. Japanese Monograph 148. Printed copy.


China Area Operations Record V.I. Japanese Monograph 70. Printed copy.


Japanese Preparation for Operations (prior to 1943). Japanese Monograph 77. Printed copy.


Japanese Studies in World War II (Historical Manuscript File). Japanese Monograph 57. Printed copy.

Box 4

Medical-Health, 1942-1945




"Accident on Trip 595," typewritten (carbon copy) report, 1943


"Complete report on First Medical Training Unit," 1945. Typewritten (carbon copy) report.


Personnel, 1942-1945




"Interview with Colonel W. A. Fuller, Cav. at Ramgarh," 1945


Supplies, 1942-1945




"History of Services of Supply, China-Burma- India." An unpublished (carbon copy) typescript. 1944.


Training, 1942-1945




"History of the Ramgarh Training Center, 1942-45." Unpublished typescript carbon copy.


"Training of the Chinese Troops, 1942-43." An unpublished typewritten report.


Transportation, 1942-1945




"Burma, The Construction of the Ledo Road, 1944." An unpublished typewritten (carbon copy) report.


Troops, 1942-1945





Box 5


Box 6



Handbook on China-United States Armed Forces in China-Burma-India. A bound volume, 1942. Printed copy.

Box 7

Prisoners of War


Bibliography and notes


Charmatz, Jan P. and Harold M. Wit, "Repatriation of Prisoners of War and the 1949 Geneva Convention." Yale Law Journal, February 1953. Printed copy.


Haight, Gardiner M., "The Geneva Conventions in the Shadow War," U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, 1968. Printed copy.


Hymoff, Edward, "The Day the Reds Humiliated Uncle Sam," True, 1961. Printed copy.


Joy, C. Turner, How Communists Negotiate. Typewritten draft of excerpt.


Lerch, Archer L., "The Army Reports on Prisoners of War." Reprinted from The American Mercury, 1945





Box 8

Geneva Conventions of August 12, 1949. Printed copy.


Protection of War Victims-Prisoners of War, 1949. Department of State Publication. Printed copy.


Termination of Captivity. Part IV, Section I. Direct Repatriation and Accommodation in Neutral Countries 1949. Printed copy.


United Nations Command, "Operations Instructions, Reference Enemy Prisoners of War," 1952. Printed copy.


Stone, Jules, "Legal Controls of International Conflict," 1954. A chapter from his published book.


Stilwell, Joseph W.




Tuchman, Barbara; Book reviews of Sand Against the Wind, and Stilwell and American Experience in China, 1911-1945, 1970.



Scope and Contents note

Notes, memorabilia and clippings.
Box 8

Notes, memorabilia, newspaper clippings


Notes by Haydon L. Boatner on his papers at the Hoover Institution.


PHOTOGRAPHS 1942, 1952

Physical Description: 71 prints / 2 envelopes
Envelope A

13 photographs pertaining to the medical training for enlisted men, Burma, 1942

Envelope B

58 photographs pertaining to 1932, World War II, and the United Nations Prisoner of War Camp of the Korean War in 1952