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Register of the William H. Vatcher Papers, 1939-1965
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Note

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: William H. Vatcher Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1939-1965
    Collection number: 53006
    Creator: Vatcher, William Henry
    Collection Size: 18 manuscript boxes, 4 envelopes 7.9 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence, writings, pamphlets, leaflets, slides, and photographs, relating to South African political parties; Afrikaner and African nationalism; the Afrikaner Broederbond; American, Japanese, and North Korean propaganda and psychological warfare methods during World War II and the Korean War; and the Trans-Siberian Railroad
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], William H. Vatcher Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1953.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Access Points

    Afrikaner Broederbond
    Trans-Siberian Railroad
    Korean War, 1950-1953
    Korean War, 1950-1953--Propaganda
    Korean War, 1950-1953--Psychological aspects
    Nationalism--South Africa
    Propaganda, American
    Propaganda, Japanese
    Propaganda, Korean
    Railroads--Soviet Union
    Psychological warfare
    World War, 1939-1945
    World War, 1939-1945--Propaganda
    World War, 1939-1945--Psychological aspects
    South Africa
    South Africa--Politics and government
    South Africa--Race relations
    Soviet Union
    Russia (Federation)
    United States--Foreign relations
    Slides (Photography)

    Biographical Note

    William Henry Vatcher

    1920, July Born, Los Angeles, California
    1942 B.A., Stanford University
    1944-1945 Member, Admiral Nimitz's Staff, Central Pacific
    1945-1946 Member, Naval Technical Mission to Japan
    1948 M.A., Stanford University
    1950 Ph.D., Stanford University
    1950 Author, Combat Propaganda Against the Japanese in the Central Pacific
    1949-1951 Instructor, San Jose State College, San Jose, California
    1951 Member, Panmunjom Truce Team, Korea
    1958 Author, Panmunjom: the Story of the Korean Military Armistice
    1965 Author, White Laager: the Rise of Afrikaner Nationalism