The Last Battle: Allied Political and Military Leadership – OHIO University Libraries

Box 42

  • Folder 1-2
    • Allied War Diaries Sept 4, 1944 – June, 1945: messages,memos, reports, minutes between SHAEF and CCS (Ts, Ts carbon, xerox, 330p.).
  • Folder 3-4
    • SHAEF files Nov 10, 1943 – Mar 31, 1945: letters, memos, messages, minutes, reports between SHAEF and CCS and SHAEF internal activities (Ts, Ts carbon, xerox, 313p.).
  • Folder 5
    • “Report by te Supreme Commander to the Combined Chiefs of State on the Operations in Europe of the Allied Expeditionary Force”, Feb 12, 1944 (pp. vi-vii, 105-120, xerox with holo marginalia).

Box 43

  • Folder 1
    • Roster of CCS committees, July, 1, 1943 (Ts, 1p.).
  • Folder 2
    • Churchill, Winston S., THE SECOND WORLD WAR, v.6 (pp.399-411, 443-444, 454-485, 506-529, 668-676, xerox).
  • Folder 3
    • Counsell, John
      • Counsell, COUNSELL’S OPINION (manuscript copy: pp. 106-120, xerox)
      • Background paper: “Political Decision-making Machinery for Germany/Berlin Question, with Special Reference to the British Position (1943-45)” (Ts , 7p.)
      • Letter Counsell to Ryan, TLS, June 22, 1963 (1p.; c.2 xerox, 1p.)
      • “Instrument of Unconditional Surrender of Germany to the Supreme Commands of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics” (E.A.C. version, Ts xerox, 8p.; 8 copies)
      • G-3 SHAEF to Chief of Staff, GCT 384.1- 1/Plans, May, 1945, subject: Negotiations for the Surrender (xerox, 1p.; 2 copies)
      • “Agreement between the Allied High Commands and Certain German Emmissaries” (3 drafts, 10 items: Ts carbon with holo notations, 2p., xerox, 8p.)
      • “Agreement between the Allied High Commands and Certain German Emmissaries” (German: Ts, 3p.)
      • “Act of Military Surrender” (draft, Ts, 1p.)
      • “Orders by the Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force Relating to Army and Air Forces under German Control” (mimeograph, 1p.; c.2-3 xerox, 1p.)
      • “Special Orders by the Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force to the German High Command Relating to Naval Forces” (xerox, 18p.; 2 copies).
      • “Special Orders by the Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force to the German High Command Relating to Naval Forces” (German: mimeograph, 18p.)
      • Terms of surrender and instructions from SHAEF to CCS (draft cable: xerox, 4p.; 2 copies).
      • “Act of Military Surrender” (Rheims version: Ts carbon, 2p.; c.2 carbon, 2p.; c.3 xerox, 2p.).
      • “Act of Military Surrneder” (German, Rheims version: Ts, 2p.).
      • “Undertaking Given by Certain German Emissaries to the Allied High Commands” (Rheims version: xerox, 1p.; 4 copies).
      • “Act of Surrender” (official English text, Rheims version: xerox, 2p.; 3 copies).
      • “Act of Surrender” (official Russian text, Rheims version: xerox, 3p.; 2 copies).
      • “Act of Surrender” (official German text, Rheims version: xerox, 2p.; 2 copies).
      • “Act of Military Surrender” (Berlin version, draft: Ts carbon with holo revisions, 2p.; c.2 Ts, 2p.).
      • “Act of Military Surrender” (Berlin version: xerox, 3p.; 3 copies).
      • “Act of Military Surrender” (German text: xerox, 3p.).
      • Doentiz orders to Gens Keitel and Stumpf and Adm von Friedeburg to surrender, May 7, 1945 (German: xerox, 1p.; 2 copies).
      • “Act of Military Surrender” as transmitted by SHAEF Public Relations Division, to London and Washington for release, May 9, 1945 (mimeograph, 2p.).
      • News release on surrender negotiations from SHAEF Public Relations Division (mimeograph, 6p.).
      • Newspaper articles (2 items: 4p.).
      • Letter Desmond O’Neill to Ryan, TLS, July 10,1963 (1p.).
      • Photograph, 1963 (1 item).
  • Folder 4
    • Deane, Gen, (Interview missing)
    • Box B
      • Dictaphone belts (2 items).
  • Folder 5
    • Dingley, Col Nelson, Questionnaire (Ts, 2p.; c.2 xerox, 2p.)
    • Letter to Lee, TLS, Jan 5, 1963 (2p.),
    • Letter to Ryan, TLS, Apr 21, 1966 (2p.).
  • Folder 6
    • Eisenhower, Gen Dwight D.,
      • Letter Lee to Ryan, TLS, Dec 12, 1962 (1p.)
      • with Magazine article (photostat, 2p.),
      • Letter to Ryan, TL photostat, Dec 17, 1962 (6p.),
      • AEF command structure and corps composition (holo, 2p.),
      • Flynn, John T., “Why Eisenhower’s Armies Did Not Take Berlin”, READER’S DIGEST, Sept, 1948 (pp.59-61, xerox).
      • Newspaper article (xerox, 1p.).
  • Folder 7
    • Eisenhower, Dwight D., Interview (Ts, 42p.; c.2 xerox, 42p.)
    • Box 74
      • Magnetic recording tape (1 reel).
  • Folder 8
    • Harriman, W. Averell, Interview (Ts, 16p.; c.2-6 carbon, 16p.),
    • Statement submitted to a Joint Senate Committee, Aug 17, 1951, “Our Wartime Relations with the Soviet Union, Particularly as They Concern the Agreements Reached at Yalta” (photostat, 56p.).
  • Folder 9
    • Hull, John E., Interview (Ts, 9p.; c.2-6 carbon, 9p.).
  • Folder 10
    • Mosley, Philip E., Interview (Ts, 7p.; c.2-6 carbon, 7p.),
      • Mosley, “Dismemberment of Germany, the Allied Negotiations from Yalta to Potsdam”, FOREIGN AFFAIRS, Apr, 1950 (pp.497-498, xerox; 2 copies).
      • Mosley, “The Occupation of Germany, New Light on How the Zones were Drawn”, FOREIGN AFFAIRS, July, 1950 (pp. 580-604, xerox;3 copies).
      • Woodward, Llewellyn, HISTORY OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR (pp. 476-478, xerox).
      • Letter “Jamey” to Ryan, TLS, May 24, 1965 (1p.) with Bailey, George, “The Russians at Reims”, THE REPORTER, May 20, 1965 (pp. 34-36).
      • Magazine article (1p.).
  • Folder 11
    • Parks, Maj Gen Floyd L., Diary excerpts Mar 12 – Aug 9, 1945 (Ts, 7p.; c.2-5 carbon, 7p.).
  • Folder 12
    • Roosevelt, Franklin D.,
      • Letter Lee to Ryan, TLS, Nov 5, 1964 (1p.)
      • with Churchill, Allen, THE ROOSEVELTS (manuscript copy: pp. 531-536, xerox).
      • Letter Lee to Ryan, TLS, Dec 18, 1964 (1p.)
      • with DECISION: THE CONFLICTS OF HARRY S.TRUMAN, “No Greater Burden” (screenplay script), Screen Gems, 1964 (8p.).
      • Memo Harriman to Ryan, TMS, Oct 12, 1963 (1p.) with Letter Mrs Paul G. Hoffman to Harriman, TLS xerox, June 3, 1963 (2p.).
      • Newspaper article, 1945 (xerox, 1p.).

Box 44

  • Folder 1
    • Smith, Lt Gen Walter Bedell, “Eisenhower’s Six Great Decisions”, SATURDAY EVENING POST, pts. 1, 2, 6, 1946 (photostat, 23p.).
    • Newspaper articles (3 items: 1p.).
  • Folder 2
    • White, Harry D.,
      • Statement of J. Edgar Hoover, Director Federal Bureau of Investigation, before the Subcommittees to Investigate the Administration of the Internal Security Act and other Internal Security Laws, Nov 17, 1953 (Ts, 12p.).
      • Report of the Subcommittee to Investigate the Administration of the Internal Security Act and other Internal Security Laws to the Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. Senate, 83rd Congress, on Interlocking Subversion in Government Departments, July 30, 1953 (50p.).
      • Memo Methvin to Ryan and Lee concerning Harry Dexter White’s Communist connections, Oct 7, 1963 (Ts, 2p.).
  • Folder 3
    • Whiteley, Sir John, Interview (Ts, 4p.).
  • Folder 4
    • SHAEF troop disposition maps (2 items).
  • Folder 5
    • Military orders concerning advance beyond the Elbe River.
      • Hq, 9th Army to Corps commanders, Apr 15, 1945, subject: Future Operations (xerox, 1p.).
      • Hq, 9th Army to Corps commanders, Apr 13, 1945, subject: Current Operations (xerox, 1p.; 2 copies).
      • Memo, Gen Bradley to U.S. Army Group commanders, Apr 11, 1945, subject: Current Operations (xerox, 1p.).
      • SHAEF planning staff memo, Apr 14, 1945, subject: Operations After Reaching River Elbe (Ts carbon, 6p.).
      • Hq, 12th Army, Letter of Instructions Number Twenty, Apr 4, 1945 (xerox, 3p.).
      • Hq, 9th Army, Letter of Instructions Number Nineteen, Apr 7, 1945 (xerox,6p.) with Amendment Number One, Apr 11, 1945 (xerox, 1p.).
      • Hq, 9th Army, Letter of Instructions Number Eighteen, Mar 29, 1945 (xerox, 5p.).

Operation ECLIPSE.

  • Folder 6
    • SHAEF Appreciation and Outline Plan, Nov 10, 1944 (24p.).
    • German translation of captured SHAEF Appreciation and Outline Plan, Nov 10, 1944 (photograph, 36p.).
    • English translation of German copy of captured SHAEF Appreciation and Outline Plan (Ts, 36p.).
    • Dempsey, Sir Miles, OPERATIONS OF THE 2ND ARMY IN EUROPE (pp. 433-437, xerox).
    • “The Road to Berlin”, an episode in “The Twentieth Century”, CBS Telvision Network, Final transcript, Oct 31, 1963 (25p.).

European Advisory Commission.

  • Folder 7
    • Memo Lee to Ryan, TL, Jan 28, 1965 (1p.) with Summary of E.A.C. documents concerning the partition of Germany (Ts, 11p., xerox, 7p.).
    • Ltter Attlee to Ryan?, ALS, June 28, 1963 (1p.).
    • Strang, Lord, HOME AND ABROAD (pp. 199-225, xerox).
    • Feis, Herbert, CHURCHILL, ROOSEVELT, STALIN (pp.358-373, xerox).
    • Feis, Herbert, BETWEEN WAR AND PEACE (pp. 3- 20, 327-332, xerox).
    • Warner, Albert L., “Our Secret Deal over Germany”, SATURDAY EVENING POST, Aug 2, 1952 (xerox, 5p.).
    • Newspaper article (2p.).
  • Folder 8
    • SHAEF Handbook Governing Policy and Procedure for the Military Occupation of Germany, Dec, 1944 (160p.).
  • Folder 9
    • Protocol of the Berlin Conference, Aug 1, 1945 (page 1: photograph, negative).

Cab 81204

  • Drw8
    • Maps.
      • Berlin, showing zones of occupation, scale 1:12,500, 1950.
      • Germany, showing administrative zones of occupation, as of July 1, 1944, 1946.