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Hilldring, John H. (1895-1974) Archive of U.S. assistant Secretary of State [decimalized: .001-.284]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06196 Author/Creator: Hilldring, John H. (1895-1974) Place Written: [various places] Type: Header Record Date: 1918 -1958 Pagination: circa 1476 items.

Summary of Content: Hilldring served as a major general, Assistant Secretary of State, and first Director of the Civil Affairs Division within the Office of the Chief of Staff (U. S. military government in Europe and Japan). Includes U. S. government documents, signed photographs of MacArthur, Marshall, Patterson, Pershing, Arnold, Clay, Eisenhower, etc. Signed documents and letters, including many from Harry S. Truman, military artifacts, military awards. Personal effects, American flag, captured Korean flag. The five scrapbooks were taken apart in 1998, although clippings, photographs, etc. were not removed from the mounting paper.

People: Hilldring, John H., 1895-1974

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: Korean WarMilitary HistoryGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsWorld War IIGovernment and CivicsAsiaMiddle EastPresidentVice President

Sub Era: World War II

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