Guide to the Benton W. Decker Albums M0253

Department of Special Collections and University Archives
1999 ; revised 2022
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford 94305-6064

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Title: Benton W. Decker albums
Identifier/Call Number: M0253
Physical Description: 2 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Date (inclusive): circa 1898-1955

Scope and Contents

Memorabilia of Admiral Decker in occupied Japan. Photograph albums primarily of high ranking military figures and the Yokosuka shipyards, as well as clippings of Benton Clark Decker.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item] Benton W. Decker Albums, M0253, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transfer from Hoover Archives, 1975.

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Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States. Navy -- History
Decker, Benton Clark, 1867-1933
Yokosuka Naval Base (Japan)

Box 3, volume 1

Photo album

Container Summary: (Grey Alligator)

Scope and Contents note

Inscribed to Rear Admiral B.W. Decker from S. Kirimura, Keihia Electric Railway. Photographs of temples, nature, recreational activities, Perry Monument, bays, etc.
Box 2, volume 2

Album "To Mrs. Decker for Recollection of Yokusuka From Girl Students, Municipal Second High School, Yokosuka"

Container Summary: (Grey Alligator)

Official photographs


Forrestal photograph, autographed


Bob Eichelberger photograph, autographed


Sen. Knowland photograph


Sen. Jenner (Ind.) & Sen. Ellender (La.)


Gen. Hickey, Gen. White, Gen. Williams, Gen. Bush, Gen. Collins, & Gen. Fox


Mrs. Saito

General note

(Widow of Ambassador to U.S. Saito)

Joint Chiefs - Bradley, Sherman, & Collins


Adm. Boone & Turner Joy & Collins


Gen. Chevalerie (Belgian Minister)


Gen. Alex Haig


Sr. del Castillo (Spanish Minister)


Baron Levi van Eduard & Count Berkey


Lt. Gen. Aurand (Hawaii)


Gen. Chambora


Prince & Princes Takamatsu & Princess Mikasa


Mrs. Douglas MacArthur

Box 2, volume 3

Benton C. Decker album circa 1890-1920

Container Summary: (flowered)

Scope and Contents

Rear Admiral - Spanish American War. U.S.S. Tennessee. Clippings and a few photographs & ephemeral items.
Box 3, volume 4

Album of photos of shipyard tour

Container Summary: (green flocked)
Box 2, volume 5

A Milestone, Christian Activities in Yokosuka Area 1949

Scope and Contents note

Album of text and photos of Christian institutions in area created by Yokosuka Christian Activities Association.
Box 2, volume 6

Clippings album circa 1946-1950

Container Summary: (red)

Scope and Contents note

Clippings re: occupation career.
Box 1, volume 7

Photo album

Container Summary: (green #1)

Gen. Halsey, John, Eichelberger, Robertson


Adm. Wm. Kitts, Griffin (autographed photo later)


Gen. Eichelberger w/ staff salute MacArthur in front of Imperial Palace, Tokyo July 5, 1948


Gen. Beasely (Mil. Govt., 5th Army)


Cdr. Geise (MC), Cdr. Reed


Vice Admiral Berkey


Gen. Paul Mueller


Adm. Swanson (Hawley Committee), Adm. Boone, Womble


Gen. Blarney, Cushman, Baker, Ferria


Adm. McConnell


LCDR Holtom, Spector


Lt. Col. Heles, Lt. Gen. Twining, Vice Adm. John L. McCrea


Gen. Pechkoff (French Ambassador)


Bishop Breton


Cd. Heming, Minor


Col. Harbison, Lasswell


Consul Gen. Alexis Johnson


Gen. Ferria


Baron Levi van Aduard

Box 1, volume 8

Photo album, Yokosuka Base

Container Summary: (Green #2)

Gen. Bradford, Eichelberger, MacArthur, Chase


Adm. Bledsoe, Ginder, Griffin, Berkey, Ramsey


Col. Fellers (MC), Sams, Wheeler, Kendricks, Huff


Gen. Lopes, Hoffman, Byers, Shea, Ryder, Fox, Lester


Cdr. Higgins, Col. Geise, Gonzales, Bennet


LCDR Danielski, Holtom


Gen. Chevalerie (Belgian Ambassador)


Gen. Pechkoff (French Ambassador)


Dr. Geigh (Stanford Professor)


Sir Alvary Gascoigne (British Ambassador)


Mayor Ota (Yokosuka)


Mrs. Douglas MacArthur

Box 1, volume 9

Photo album

Container Summary: (Green #3)

Mrs. Tanaka


Gen. Pat Tandy, Almond, Gonzalez, Reed, Mugg, Geise


Sir Alvary Gascoigne


LCDR Holtom, McCollon, Westerwelt


Adm. Womble, Ramsey, Ingersoll, Carney


Gen. Pechkoff (French Ambassador)


Col. Lasswell, Huff


Lt. Gen. Walker


Mrs. MacArthur


Gen. Hoffman, Herren, Fox, Thatcher, Wedemeyer


Kenneth C. Royall (Secretary ot Army)


Vice Adm. Berkey