New Finding Aids Posted Online

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Finding aids to the collections described below are now available through the Online Archive of California.

Gerard William Kelley papers, 1942–44

Kelley was a U.S. brigadier general who commanded the 165th Infantry Regiment from 1943 to 1945. His papers relate to American military operations on Saipan, the Marianas, Makin Atoll, and elsewhere in the Pacific Theater during World War II. The collection includes a diary, correspondence, orders, and photographs.

Vrangel’ family papers, 1908–2003

This collection of family papers covers Russian military activities during World War I and White Russian military activities during the Russian Civil War, although the primary focus is Russian émigré affairs in the interwar period and afterward. The correspondence, printed matter, and photographs of the family of Baron Petr Vrangel’, a Russian military commander, are chiefly in Russian, with some in English.

Phillip D. Sprouse papers, 1945–64

The printed matter, maps, photographs, and other materials in this collection relate to U.S. relations with China and Cambodia, the Marshall Mission of 1945–46, and cultural and political conditions in Cambodia. An American diplomat, Sprouse was a member of the George C. Marshall and Albert C. Wedemeyer missions to China in the late 1940s and served as ambassador to Cambodia from 1962 to 1964.

Henri Harold Smith-Hutton papers, 1938–75

Smith-Hutton, a captain in the U.S. Navy, served as naval attaché in Japan from 1939 to 1941. The memoranda, correspondence, photographs, and cartoons in his collection concern American-Japanese relations immediately before the attack on Pearl Harbor, American naval intelligence during World War II, and postwar activities of Radio Free Europe. A transcript of an interview of Smith-Hutton is also included.