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BOX 4-8 Personal Correspondence Files, 1931-1947
Correspondence and notes relating to military service.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX 4 1931-1935 (captain)
1936-1939 (major)
1940-1942 (lieutenant colonel)
1941-1943 (colonel)
(3 folders)
BOX 5 1943-1944 (colonel)
1943-1947 (general)
Notes on Tarawa
Correspondence
1943-1944
1944-1945, strictly personal
(3 folders)
BOX 6 1945
Official business
Thomas, Gerald C.
Jan.-Apr. 1946
BOX 7 Jan. 1946-Jan. 1947
Feb.-Dec. 1946, National Rifle Association
Apr.-Aug. 1946
BOX 8 June-Oct. 1946
Nov. 1946-Jan. 1947
BOX 8-9 Private Correspondence, 1940-1955
Correspondence.
Arranged in two parts, the first alphabetically by name of correspondent and the second by type of correspondence.
BOX 8 Cates, Clifton B., 1949-1953
Connors, Mary E. (personal secretary), June 1947
Douglas, Paul H., 1949-1950
Corbin, C. James, 1940-1950
Emerson, Lee E., 1948-1951
Gibson, E. W., 1946-1952
Hoover, J. Edgar, 1950-1951
Johnson, Robert W., 1952-1954
Krulak, Victor H., 1944-1951
Lawrence, David, 1949-1951
Lee, Frances C., 1948-1953
Ryan, Robert H., 1951-1952
Shepard, Lemuel C., 1947-1955
Thomas, Gerald C., 1943-1951
Vandegrift, A. A., 1943-1949
Venn, Diggory, Aug.-Nov. 1947
Walt, Lewis W., 1948-1953
Wilson, Charles Erwin, 1955
BOX 9 Miscellaneous private correspondence
(2 folders)
Letters regretting Edson's retirement, June-Sept. 1947
Letters wishing General Edson speedy recovery, Oct.-Nov. 1949
National Rifle Association of America, leadership of; politics prior to Edson's appointment as executive director, 1947-1951
Letters of congratulations, regrets on Edson's move from director of Vermont Public Safety
Letters of condolence to wife, 1955
Sympathy
Eulogies
BOX 10-14 Unification File, 1945-1947
Correspondence, notes, and printed material relating to the reorganization of the nation’s defense forces and universal military training after World War II.
Arranged by type of material.
BOX 10 Unification, 1945
BOX 11 Unification, 1946-1951
Source and reference material
BOX 12 Clippings
(5 folders)
BOX 13 Correspondence
Committee on Expenditures
Eberstadt, Ferdinad
Flanders, Ralph E.
Gayle, Gordon
Heinl, R. D., Jr.
Hittle, J. D.
Hurst, E. Hunter
Hutchins, Lyford
Johnson, Melvin M., Jr.
Lawrence, David
Lesser, Julian
Merwin, Davis
Minifie, James M., New York Herald Tribune
Morse, Wayne
Nashville Banner
Payne, Robert
Radford, A. W.
Richards, Guy
Robinson, General
San Francisco Chronicle
Schatzel, DeWolf
Stiff, Houston
Miscellaneous
BOX 14 A Review . . . of Developments under the National Security Act of 1947
Brief of Joint Strategic Survey Series 1478
Extracts from the testimony of the Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal, 1946
Analytical report on unification 1947
BOX 15 Speeches and Writings File, 1946-1955
Speeches, article and related correspondence.
Arranged by type of material
BOX 15 Speeches, 1946-1955
(8 folders)
Articles
"Power Hungry Men in Uniform" Collier's Magazine, 27 Aug. 1949
Collier's Magazine, correspondence relating to article
BOX 15-22 Official Materials, 1917-1955
Correspondence, military records, reports, and notebooks.
Arranged by subject.
BOX 15 Edson's military records
Headquarters Marine Corps, correspondence
Major general commandant, 1919-1935
Official, 1947-1955
Adverse recommendations, 1918-1927
BOX 16 Letters of commendation and award citations, 1920-1949
Orders, 1917-1955
(4 folders)
Aviation Section
Board of investigation and inquiry, 1919-1933
Commissions
BOX 17 Courts martial service
Leave
Ordnance
Pay
Transportation
Medical records
Diary of Fourth Brigade, Marine Corps, American Expeditionary Forces, 30 May-30 June 1918
Aviator flight log books, 1922-1927 (3 books)
BOX 18 Rio Coco patrol files
Personnel reports, Nov. 1928-Mar. 1929
Detachment rosters, promotions/reductions
Patrol roster
Travel orders
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