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Charles T. Lanham Papers

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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University Library: Public Policy Papers. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

Lanham, C. T. (Charles Trueman), 1902-

C.T. Lanham was a life soldier who retired as a general. In 1944, during World War II, his troops were among the first to break out from Normandy, enter Paris, and attack the Siegfried Line in Germany. He became friends with Hemingway and corresponded with him for the next 17 years. After the war, he was chief of troop information and education; post-retirement he was associate editor of Infantry Journal.

The Charles T. Lanham Papers documents the general's WWII and post war military service, his private sector employment with several corporations, and his extensive correspondence from 1944 until his death in 1978. The papers contain correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, journals, speeches, and legal documents. The materials that compose the private sector series, the majority of which are correspondence, document his individual work and the activities of the Market Relations, Penn Texas, and Xerox corporations. There are also a large number of scrapbooks and photos encompassing the entirety of his military service from 1944 to 1954. Other highlights found in the collection are a cache of WWII letters to his first wife, text and audio recording of speeches, and a number of books containing the undated poetry Lanham wrote throughout his life.

Please see the series descriptions in the contents list for additional information about individual series.

The following sources were consulted during preparation of the biographical note: Biographical Sketch of Major General C. T. Lanham, USA, Ret. Washington, D. C.: War Department Special Staff Public Relations Division. "Charles Trueman Lanham No. 7293 Class of 1924." Assembly 38, no. 1 (1979): 117-18. Who's Who in America 1958-1959. New Providence, N.J.: Marquis, 1958.

Mrs. Jane Lanham donated the bulk of the papers on April 6, 1982, as part of a larger donation of Lanham papers given to Princeton University. Another shipment of correspondence between General Lanham and Sandy Sigoloff was received from Mrs. Lanham in July 1983.

A number of vinyl records can be found in Series 5: Oversized Materials. The majority are recordings of speeches given by General Lanham at military functions or graduations. Access to this material follows the Mudd Manuscript Library policy for preservation and access to audiovisual materials.

This collection was processed by Pete Asch in 2008. Finding aid written by Pete Asch in June 2008.

No materials were separated from this collection during processing in 2008.

Publisher
Public Policy Papers
Finding Aid Author
Pete Asch
Finding Aid Date
2008
Access Restrictions

The papers are open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use.

Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

The Correspondence Subject Files series contains files of personal letters sent to and from General Lanham. The folders run from his retirement from the military until his death and are composed of mainly personal correspondence. There are a number of legal documents, employment information, articles, and one book that were attached or related to the correspondence and were therefore enclosed in the file. The series contains his correspondence with a varied range of people from close friends to journalists writing on military history and theory. A number of the folders are devoted to different organizations, groups, and institutes that Lanham corresponded with, such as the Twenty-Second Infantry Associations, the Aspen Institute, and US Naval Academy. Several individuals, he corresponded with were former and current military men and government officials including: Henry Cabot Lodge, Robert McClintock, Raymond Lee, Sandy Sigoloff, and Dr. James Bell. The letters cover an assortment of subjects such as his career, the military, political campaigns, his travel, and opinions on a variety of topics.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by year and alphabetically by correspondent within each year.

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7 boxes

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1 box

Lanham-Patterson-Wilson, Inc, 1959. 1 folder.
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1 folder

San Jose Hotel, 1959. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

Personal (C.T. Lanham) Vol. I (A through M), 1960-1961. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Personal (C.T. Lanham) Vol. II (N through Z), 1960-1961. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

A-M, 1962. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Fairbanks, Whitney, 1962. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Institute for Religious and Social Sciences, 1962. 1 folder.
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1 folder

N-Z, 1962. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Smith Gun Lanham Personal, 1962-1963. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

A-C, 1963. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Assateague Island Property, 1963-1971. 1 folder.
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1 folder

College of William and Mary, Lanham Chair of Literature, 1963-1971. 1 folder.
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1 folder

D-L, 1963. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letter regarding Death of Ira Clifford Lanham, 1963. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Mc-Q, 1963. 1 folder.
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1 folder

McDonald, Charles B., Draft not sent by Lanham regarding The Battle of Huertgen Forrest, 1963. 1 folder.
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1 folder

R-Z, 1963. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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2 boxes

A, 1964. 1 folder.
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1 folder

B, 1964. 1 folder.
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1 folder

C, 1964. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Council on Foreign Relations, 1964-1971. 1 folder.
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1 folder

D, 1964. 1 folder.
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1 folder

E, 1964. 1 folder.
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1 folder

F, 1964. 1 folder.
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1 folder

G, 1964. 1 folder.
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1 folder

H, 1964. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Herner & Co, 1962-1964. 1 folder.
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1 folder

J, 1964. 1 folder.
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1 folder

K, 1964. 1 folder.
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1 folder

L, 1964. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Lodge, Henry Cabot Campaign, 1964. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Lodge, Henry Cabot (Campaign) (Saigon/Policy Papers), 1964. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Mc, 1964. 1 folder.
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1 folder

M, 1964. 1 folder.
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1 folder

N, 1964. 1 folder.
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1 folder

O, 1964. 1 folder.
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1 folder

P, 1964. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Q, 1964. 1 folder.
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1 folder

R, 1964. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Republican National Committee, 1964. 1 folder.
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1 folder

S, 1964. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sixty-Ninth Infantry Division Association, 1964-1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

T, 1964. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Twenty-Second Infantry Association, 1964-1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

U, 1964. 1 folder.
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1 folder

V, 1964. 1 folder.
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1 folder

W, 1964. 1 folder.
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1 folder

World Habeas Corpus (Kutner), 1964-1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

XYZ, 1964. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

Aspen Seminars, 1965. 1 folder.
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1 folder

B, 1965. 1 folder.
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1 folder

C, 1964. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Chaos Club (Rosten, Leo), 1965. 1 folder.
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1 folder

D, 1965. 1 folder.
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1 folder

E, 1965. 1 folder.
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1 folder

F, 1965. 1 folder.
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1 folder

G, 1965. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Gault, Sir James, 1965. 1 folder.
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1 folder

H, 1965. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Herner & Company, 1965-1977. 1 folder.
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1 folder

I, 1965. 1 folder.
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1 folder

J, 1965. 1 folder.
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1 folder

K, 1965. 1 folder.
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1 folder

L, 1965. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Lee, Ray, 1965. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1965. 1 folder.
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1 folder

McClintock, Robert, 1965. 1 folder.
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1 folder

M, 1965. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Ma, 1965. 1 folder.
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1 folder

N, 1965. 1 folder.
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1 folder

O, 1965. 1 folder.
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1 folder

P, 1965. 1 folder.
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1 folder

R, 1965. 1 folder.
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1 folder

S, 1965. 1 folder.
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1 folder

T, 1965. 1 folder.
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1 folder

V, 1965. 1 folder.
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1 folder

W, 1965. 1 folder.
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1 folder

XYZ, 1965. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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2 boxes

A, 1966. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Adler, M.J., 1966-1978. 1 folder.
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1 folder

B, 1966. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Burr, Raymond, 1966. 1 folder.
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1 folder

C, 1966. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Chaos Club (Leo Rosten), 1966-1970. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Cook, J.A., 1966-1978. 1 folder.
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1 folder

D, 1966. 1 folder.
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1 folder

E, 1966. 1 folder.
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1 folder

F, 1966. 1 folder.
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1 folder

G, 1966. 1 folder.
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1 folder

H, 1966. 1 folder.
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1 folder

I, 1966. 1 folder.
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1 folder

J, 1966. 1 folder.
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1 folder

K, 1966. 1 folder.
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1 folder

L, 1966. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Lee, Raymond, 1966. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Mc, 1966. 1 folder.
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1 folder

McClintock, 1966. 1 folder.
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1 folder

M, 1966. 1 folder.
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1 folder

N, 1966. 1 folder.
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1 folder

O, 1966. 1 folder.
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1 folder

P, 1966. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Packer, Dr. Leo S, 1966. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Q, 1966. 1 folder.
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1 folder

R, 1966. 1 folder.
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1 folder

S, 1966. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sigoloff, S. G, 1966. 1 folder.
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1 folder

T, 1966. 1 folder.
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1 folder

U, 1966. 1 folder.
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1 folder

V, 1966. 1 folder.
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1 folder

W, 1966. 1 folder.
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1 folder

XYZ, 1966. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

A, 1967. 1 folder.
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1 folder

B, 1967. 1 folder.
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1 folder

B.V.D. Corporation, The, 1967. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Brussels/Paris-Marshall Plan Celebration, 1967. 1 folder.
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1 folder

C, 1967. 1 folder.
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1 folder

D, 1967. 1 folder.
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1 folder

E, 1967. 1 folder.
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1 folder

F, 1967. 1 folder.
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1 folder

G, 1967. 1 folder.
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1 folder

H, 1967. 1 folder.
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1 folder

I, 1967. 1 folder.
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1 folder

J, 1967. 1 folder.
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1 folder

K, 1967. 1 folder.
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1 folder

L, 1967. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Lee, Raymond, 1967. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Mc, 1967. 1 folder.
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1 folder

M, 1967. 1 folder.
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1 folder

N, 1967. 1 folder.
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1 folder

O, 1967. 1 folder.
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1 folder

P, 1967. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Q, 1967. 1 folder.
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1 folder

R, 1967. 1 folder.
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1 folder

S, 1967. 1 folder.
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1 folder

T, 1967. 1 folder.
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1 folder

U, 1967. 1 folder.
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1 folder

V, 1967. 1 folder.
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1 folder

W, 1967. 1 folder.
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1 folder

XYZ, 1967. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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2 boxes

A, 1968-1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, 1968-1974. 1 folder.
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1 folder

B, 1968-1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Boice, William, 1969-1978. 1 folder.
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1 folder

B.V.D. Company, 1968-1970. 1 folder.
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1 folder

C, 1968-1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Cooper, Chester L. Ida, 1969-1976. 1 folder.
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1 folder

D, 1968-1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Dupuy, Trevor N, 1969-1970. 1 folder.
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1 folder

E, 1968-1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

F, 1968-1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

G, 1968-1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

H, 1968-1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

I, 1968-1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

J, 1968-1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

K, 1968-1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Kahn, Herman, 1968-1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

L, 1968-1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Lee, Raymond, 1968-1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Mc, 1968-1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

M, 1968-1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Metropolitan Club, 1969-1971. 1 folder.
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1 folder

N, 1968-1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

O, 1968-1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

P, 1968-1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Price, "Trooper", 1968-1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Q, 1968-1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

R, 1968-1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

S, 1968-1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sigoloff, Sandy, 1968-1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

T, 1968-1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

U, 1968-1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

V, 1968-1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

W, 1968-1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Will-"Lanham Award"-U.S. Naval Academy, 1968. 1 folder.
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1 folder

XYZ, 1968-1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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3 boxes

A, 1970. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Alger, John, 1970-1978. 1 folder.
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1 folder

B, 1970-1974. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Bell, Dr. James, 1978. 1 folder.
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1 folder

C, 1970-1977. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Chilton, Colonel A.W., 1974-1978. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Cooper, Susie, 1973-1978. 1 folder.
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1 folder

D, 1970-1974. 1 folder.
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1 folder

E, 1970-1978. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Eney, Jack, 1974-1977. 1 folder.
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1 folder

F, 1970-1975. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Freiden, Seymour, 1970-1976. 1 folder.
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1 folder

G, 1970-1978. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Grover, Paris, 1970-1975. 1 folder.
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1 folder

H, 1970-1975. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Harding Obituary, 1974-1976. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Hirst, H, 1967-1976. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Hudson Institute, 1970. 1 folder.
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1 folder

I, 1970-1976. 1 folder.
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1 folder

J, 1970-1975. 1 folder.
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1 folder

K, 1970-1978. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Kahn, Herman (Hudson), 1970. 1 folder.
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1 folder

L, 1970-1975. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Lee, Raymond, 1970-1975. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Lipscomb, Thomas H, 1970-1977. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Mc, 1970-1977. 1 folder.
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1 folder

McClintock, Robert, 1970-1976. 1 folder.
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1 folder

McGurk, Dan L. (Shirls), 1970-1978. 1 folder.
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1 folder

M, 1970-1971. 1 folder.
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1 folder

N, 1970-1974. 1 folder.
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1 folder

O, 1970-1973. 1 folder.
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1 folder

P, 1970-1972. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Packer, Leo, 1970-1977. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Page, Ellis, 1972-1977. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Q, 1970-1972. 1 folder.
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1 folder

R, 1970-1974. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Rosten, Leo, 1970-1978. 1 folder.
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1 folder

S, 1970-1977. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sigoloff, S. C, 1970-1978. 1 folder.
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1 folder

T, 1970-1977. 1 folder.
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1 folder

U, 1970. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Urban Coalition Action Council, Xerox Affiliation, 1970. 1 folder.
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1 folder

V, 1970-1978. 1 folder.
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1 folder

W, 1970-1977. 1 folder.
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1 folder

XYZ, 1970-1973. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Zarem, Dr. A. M, 1970-1977. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

The Military Career series documents Lanham's career, particularly 1944-1954, through articles, letters, speeches, publications, military orders, and his 201 (personnel) files. The series does not reflect his early career, but does have some information on the West Point Class of 1924. There are also a number of published materials including bound volumes of the Infantry Journal, West Point Alumni information, and magazines produced by units Lanham previously served with.

Please see the subseries descriptions in the contents list for additional information about individual subseries.

Arrangement

Divided into two subseries: Military Correspondence and Subject Files.

Physical Description

6 boxes

Scope and Contents

The Military Correspondence subseries is divided into two parts. The first grouping consists of letters sent, approximately three a week, by Lanham to his wife from 1944 until the end of WWII. Each letter is several pages long and detail his experiences, observations, and feelings concerning commanding a unit on the frontlines, the Battle of the Bulge, meeting up with the Russian Army, and the immediate aftermath of the war. The second grouping is Confidential SHAPE Correspondence Files, as arranged by Lanham. The letters date from 1950 until his retirement four years later. The folders are a mix of personal correspondence and official military orders and memorandum.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by year and month.

Physical Description

3 boxes

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2 boxes

1944 June, 1944 June. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1944 July, 1944 July. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1944 August, 1944 August. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1944 September, 1944 September. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1944 October, 1944 October. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1944 November, 1944 November. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1944 December, 1944 December. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1945 January, 1945 January. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1945 February, 1945 February. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1945 March, 1945 March. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1945 April, 1945 April. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1945 May, 1945 May. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1945 June, 1945 June. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1945 July, 1945 July. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1945 August, 1945 August. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

1950 April 14-1951 March 31, 1950 April 14-1951 March 31. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1951 April 1-1951 June 30, 1951 April 1-1951 June 30. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1951 July 1-1951 December 31, 1951 July 1-1951 December 31. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1952 January 1-1952 March 31, 1952 January 1-1952 March 31. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1952 April 1-1952 May 30, 1952 April 1-1952 May 30. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1952 June 1-1951 September 30, 1952 June 1-1951 September 30. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1952 October 1-1953 January 31, 1952 October 1-1953 January 31. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1953 February 1-1954 February 28, 1953 February 1-1954 February 28. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Chronological File-Personal Letters, 1954 July 28-1954 December 2. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Norfolk" Personal Letters, 1954. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Chronological, 1955 January-1955 May. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

The Subject Files subseries contains subject files pertaining to Lanham's military experience. Included in the files are articles, publications, and correspondence. Several files include information pertaining to individuals, most notably Eisenhower and General Omar Bradley. Also included are transcripts of speeches by Lanham and his 201 file. A 201 file is the official military personnel file and contains documentation of Lanham's assignments, awards, citations, medals, promotions, recommendations, and travel information.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Physical Description

4 boxes

1st Infantry Division Magazine-36th Anniversary, 1954. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1st Infantry Division Magazine-37th Anniversary, 1955. 1 folder.
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1 folder

16th Rangers Infantry Regiment Magazine-155th Anniversary, 1953. 1 folder.
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1 folder

22nd Infantry, 4th Division Association, 1944-1952. 1 folder.
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1 folder

22nd Infantry in World War II, History of the, by William Boice, 1959. 1 folder.
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1 folder

201 United States Army Personnel File, 1933-1954. 4 folders.
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4 folders

Alphabetized Index Cards with Military Notes, Observations, and Quotations, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Bradley, General Omar N, 1970. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Brussel, Jeanne Van, 1950-1951. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Eisenhower, Dwight D, 1951. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Equality Report to Jim King, 1945 August. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Ford Foundation, 1954. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Has A New Colossus Entered The Educational World?" Draft and Correspondence concerning Article, 1945. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Herzberg Investigation, 1945 April-December. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Infantry Journal Bound Volumes, 1935-1937. 3 folders.
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3 folders

Infantry Journal Bound Volumes, 1937-1940. 3 folders.
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3 folders

King Feature Syndicate, Westbrook Pegler, 1952. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Lanham, Clifford, 1949-1954. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Lawrence, R.L. File, 1951-1952. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Leavenworth, 1975 January. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Maps-Germany, Huertgen, France, 1944. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Miscellaneous File, 1954-1955. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Report on human-relations trip for US Army (includes Lanham's diary, report, and other materials), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Study in Information and Education Activities WWII", 1946. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Speeches, to accompany 201 Personnel File, 1948-1949. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Speeches, 1945-1953. 4 folders.
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4 folders

Swede's Diary, 1973. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Big Red One Power at the Ready" Article in Reporter, 1953 August 4. 1 folder.
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1 folder

United States Military Academy, West Point Class of, 1924. 1 folder.
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1 folder

United States Military Academy, West Point Class of 1924 Yearbook, 1924, 1924. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

The Personal Materials series contains Personal Documents and records materials that fall outside the scope of the Military and Private Sector series. This includes biographical information, photographs, and letters from General Lanham collected by individuals and sent to Jane Lanham after Charles's death. The majority of this series is books of the General's poetry and prose. There also are court documents relating to a lawsuit against Penn-Texas in 1968. Photographs found in this series include Lanham family photographs, such as images of Charles Lanham as a child. Some military photographs, the majority of which are events Lanham attended after retiring from active service, are also included in the series.

Please see Series 5: Oversized Materials for additional photographs.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by document type.

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1 box

Biography, 1954-1975. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Lanham, Major General C. T. Letters, 1970-1972. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Lanham, Mrs. Charles T., Death, 1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Lanham-Xerox Stock, Security, Etc, 1961-1970. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Penn-Texas Legal Matters, 1968. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

Poems, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Poetry and Miscellaneous Writing, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Poetry by C.T. Lanham, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Poetry Books, undated. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Poetry-Patterns from a Mad House, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The Grapevine Paper, 1949. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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1 box

1st Division, 1952. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

1st Division and SHAPE Farewell to Lanham, 1954. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Germany, circa 1952. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Lanham Family and Childhood Pictures, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Military Functions, 1954-1965. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

The Private Sector series is composed of materials related to his civilian career as a public relations director and corporate executive. Some Personal Correspondence may also be found within files in this series

Please see the subseries descriptions in the contents list for additional information about individual subseries.

Arrangement

Divided into three subseries: Market Relations Network Inc., Penn Texas Group, and Xerox Company.

Physical Description

5 boxes

Scope and Contents

The Market Relations Network Inc. subseries contains correspondence leading up to and during Lanham's time at the company. Letters include discussion of job responsibility and salary, but little insight into Lanham's work or the operation of the company. Mixed into the file is some personal correspondence.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Physical Description

1 box

A, 1955. 1 folder.
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1 folder

B, 1955. 1 folder.
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1 folder

C, 1954-1955. 1 folder.
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1 folder

D, 1954-1955. 1 folder.
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1 folder

F, 1951-1955. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

G, 1951-1955. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

H, 1938-1955. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

J, 1954-1955. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

K, 1954-1955. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

L, 1954-1955. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Mc, 1955. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

M, 1954–1955, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

N, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

P, 1954-1955. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

R, 1950-1955. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

S, 1955. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

W, 1951-1954. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

The Penn Texas Group subseries includes an assortment of document types that capture the organization and function of the company. A number of the files contain correspondence and memos between Lanham and other high-ranking officials, including the Silberstein family. The subseries also contains bylaws, resolutions, and executive board minutes collected by Lanham. Materials relating to the conglomerate's subsidiaries and other businesses Lanham interacted with can also be found under each company's name. A large number of materials relate to a proxy fight with Fairbanks, Morse and Company. A file of note is entitled "Original Memoranda for the Record-PT Corp-Open Upon Death CONFIDENTIAL" which contains information compiled by Lanham concerning the company's legal woes, including his own analysis.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject or document type.

Physical Description

3 boxes

Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company, 1956-1958. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Crescent Company Inc, 1956. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Chronological, 1957 July-August. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Christmas List, 1956. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Directorships, 1956. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Expense Account, 1955-1958. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Fairbanks, Morse and Company, 1956. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

Articles, Press Releases, and Memos, 1956. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Landa Cuttee, 1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Legal Filings, 1955-1960. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Gruenther, General Alfred M, 1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hallicrafter Company, The, 1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Halligan, William J, 1956-1958. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Haloid Xerox Government Personnel, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Haloid Xerox Inc, 1956-1961. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hays, St. John, Abramson, & Heilbron, 1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hensel, H. Struve, 1956-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

I.D.E.A. Inc, 1958. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

International Rescue Committee, 1956-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Johnson, Melvin Maynard, Jr, 1955-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Karr, David, 1955-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Klein, Major General Julius, Public Relations, 1955-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Kusch, Annmarie, 1956-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Kutner, Luis, 1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Legal Cases and Suits, 1956-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Legal Cases and Suits, including Fairbanks, Morse and Company, 1957-1958. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Legal Cases and Suits, including Lanham vs. Penn-Texas, 1957-1958. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Mallin, Samuel D, 1955-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

McCardle, Carl W, 1955-1956. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Oerlikon Tool & Arms Corporation of America, 1956. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Original Memoranda for the Record-PT Corp, 1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Organization Activity Reports, 1955-1956. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

Corporation Meetings, 1955-1958. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

General, 1955-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

L.D. Silberstein, 1955-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

American Electro-Metal, 1954. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

American Instrument Co, 1954. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

General Electric, 1955. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Maxon Co., W.L., undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Norden-Ketay Corp, 1955. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

R.W. Cramer Co., Inc, 1954. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Temco, 1955. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Trans-American Precision Inst, 1954. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

U.S. Foundries, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

P-T Procurement Missiles, 1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

P-T Procurement Oil, 1954. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Panuch-Brewster Re-Organization Plan,1957, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Panuch, J. Anthony, 1957-1958. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Pegler, Westbrook, 1955-1958. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

2 boxes

By-Laws, Resolutions and Board Minutes, 1954. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Corporation, 1957-1958. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence, 1955. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Lawsuits Against, 1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Misc, 1955-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Stockholder Protective Committee, 1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

A, 1954-1960. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

B, 1956-1958. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

C, 1956-1960. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

D-F, 1956-1960. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

G-H, 1955-1958. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

I- -L, 1956-1959. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

M, 1956-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

N-P-Q, 1956-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

R, 1956-1958. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

S, 1956-1958. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

T-Z, 1955-1958. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Pratt & Whitney Company Inc, 1956. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Silberstein, Charles K, 1956-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Silberstein, Leopold D, 1955-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Stroheim, Ernest, 1956-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Sulzberger, Arthur Hays, The New York Times, 1955-1956. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Washington Office, Closing of, 1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

White, Theodore H., Collier's, 1955-1960. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

The Xerox Company subseries contains correspondence dating from 1961 to 1978. The bulk of the correspondence was produced during Lanham's active years with the company from 1981 to 1970. The subseries, as a mixture of official and personal correspondence, better represents Lanham's experience than the Xerox Company as a whole. A substantial number of letters were written to government and military personnel about securing contracts or other business related topics intermingled with personal inquiry. There also is a considerable amount of internal correspondence with other Xerox executives or subsidiary companies.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by year and alphabetically by correspondent within each year.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Physical Description

1 box

Dessauer, Dr. John, 1961. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Linowitz, S. M, 1961. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Rank-Xerox Subsidiary, 1961-1973. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Sweet, Albert H, 1961. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Wilson, Joseph C, 1961. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

Dessauer, Dr. John, 1962. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Linowitz, S. M, 1962. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

McColough, C. Peter, 1962. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Sweet, Albert H, 1962. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Wilson, Joseph C, 1962. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

Curtin, D. J, 1963. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Damon, E. Kent, 1963. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Dessauer, Dr. John, 1963. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Linowitz, S. M, 1963. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Linowitz (State Department Advisory Committee on International Organizations), 1963. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

McColough, C. Peter, 1963. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Sweet, Albert H, 1963. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Wilson, Joseph C, 1963. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

Curtin, D. J, 1964. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Damon, E. Kent, 1964. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Dessauer, Dr. John, 1964. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Electro-Optical Systems, 1964. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Linowitz, S. M, 1964. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

McColough, C. Peter, 1964. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Wilson, Joseph C, 1964. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

Damon, E. Kent, 1965. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Dessauer, Dr. John, 1965. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Electro-Optical Systems, 1965. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Linowitz, S. M, 1965. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

McColough, C. Peter, 1965. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

W Anti-Trust, 1965-1966. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Wilson, Joseph C, 1965. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Zarem, Dr. A. M, 1965-1969. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

2 boxes

Curtin, D. J, 1966. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Clark, Harold E, 1966. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Damon, E. Kent, 1966-1973. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Dessauer, Dr. John, 1966-1971. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Linowitz, S. M, 1966. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

McColough, C. Peter, 1966. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Wilson, Joseph C, 1966. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

Clarke, H. E, 1967-1975. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Curtin, D, 1967-1969. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

McColough, C. Peter, 1967. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Sigoloff, S. C., 1967. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Wilson, Joseph C, 1967. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

A, 1968-1973. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

B, 1968-1973. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

C, 1968-1976. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Curtin, Dave, 1970-1978. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

D, 1968-1978. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

E, 1968-1973. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Electro-Optical Systems, 1970. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

F, 1968-1975. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

G, 1968-1973. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

H, 1968-1974. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hay, Raymond A, 1968-1976. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

I, 1968-1975. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

K, 1968-1972. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

L, 1968-1971. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Mc, 1968-1974. 3 folders.
Physical Description

3 folders

McColough, C. Peter, 1968-1977. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

M, 1968-1976. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

N, 1969. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

O, 1968-1971. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

P, 1968-1972. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

R, 1968-1971. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

S, 1968-1973. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Schneider, Robert M, 1968-1975. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Sigoloff, S. C. EOS, 1968. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

T, 1968-1976. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

W, 1968-1976. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Wilson, Joseph C, 1968-1973. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

XYZ, 1968-1975. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

The Oversized Materials series contains materials that are too large to fit inside normal record cartons. The appointments, certificates, and commissions grouping contains all official and decorative documents awarded to Lanham for all ranks from Corporal in Second Regiment of the Eastern High School Cadets to Major General in the United States Army. The Awards and Citations found in the papers include scrolls given by American Units and foreign honors bestowed on Lanham, including a French Knighthood and Czechoslovakian War Cross. The series also includes several photobooks and scrapbooks. The photos often have information written on the back providing date, context, and identifying people. The scrapbooks document Lanham's career from 1945 until his retirement and contain various articles, pictures, commentary, and artifacts that detail his experience. Only one incomplete ledger documents 1955-1978. The vinyl records are recordings of speeches given by Lanham or events held in his honor.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by type of material and then alphabetically by subject within each section.

Physical Description

13 boxes

Physical Description

1 box

Brigadier General, 1953 April 16. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Brigadier General, Temporary, 1945 May 15. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Company Officers Course Certificate, 1932 June 1. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Corporal in Second Regiment of the Eastern High School Cadets, 1918 March 1. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Captain of Infantry, 1935 August 1. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Elementary School Degree from Board of Education of Washington, D.C., 1916 June 21. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

First Lieutenant of Infantry, 1929 March 6. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

First Lieutenant of Infantry from President, 1929 April 13. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Lieutenant Colonel of Infantry, Temporary, 1941 December 24. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Lieutenant Colonel of Infantry, 1947 June 12. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Major General, Temporary, 1948 April 6. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Major of Infantry, 1941 June 12. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Major, Temporary, 1941 January 31. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Personal Policy Degree, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Second Lieutenant of Infantry (2 copies), 1924 June 12. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

United States Military Academy Bachelor of Science Degree conferred on Charles Trueman Lanham of the Class of, 1924. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

1st Division Scroll of Recognition for Major General Charles T. Lanham, 1954 May 1. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

1st Division Scroll of Appreciation for Major General Charles T. Lanham, 1954 May 30. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bronze Star Medal for 25, 1944 July. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Czechoslovakian War Cross Proclamation, 1946 July 16. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

French Government Document Bestowing a Honorary Knighthood to Colonel Charles T. Lanham, 1945 January. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

First Honors in Junior Four Minute Men Speaking Contest, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Painting of Colonel Charles T. Lanham November 5, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

5 boxes

1st Division Review on 36th Anniversary, 1953 August. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

26th Regiment, 1st Division, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Photo album of army scenes, 1943-1944. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Signed portrait photographs, including Stephen T. Early and President Harry Truman, 1949. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Germany, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Information and Education Division, 1945 November-1948 May. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Photo of Officers including Lanham, 1944. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

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Unlabeled Box of Military Functions, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Visit to 18th Regiment, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

WWII Photographs and Post war, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

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Physical Description

6 boxes

1st Division, 1953 February 6-1954 June 1. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Europe, 1949 August-1951 January. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Information and Education Division, 1945 November-1948 May. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Information and Education Division, 1948 July-1949 July. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Post Military Career and Published Retrospectives on Lanham and Hemingway, 1954-1976. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

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Seventh Army Command, 1952 November 25-1953 February 3. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

SHAPE, 1951 February-1952 December. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

SHAPE, 1952 January 1-1952 December 3. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Spring 1945 For Buck Lanham secured from Gene Smith of The New York Times and Ned Landon of General Electric, 1945, 1945. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Unnamed, 1945-1975. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Visit to Flak Kaserne, 1953 February 17. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

WWII to 1950, 1944-1950. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

General Buck Lanham's Farewell Party Parts 1 and 2, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

General Lanham at 1953 Organizational Day of 1st Division, undated, 1953. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

General Lanham's Speech at the Carlisle Barracks, Parts 1-23, 1948 February 25. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

"Its Nice to Dream" Personal Copy to General Lanham from Gus Robinson, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

"The Veteran Wants to Know" NBC, Parts 1-4, 1948 August 15. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Print, Suggest