The Longest Day: Condensed Research – OHIO University Libraries

Box 28

Chronologies

  • Folder 1
    • Allied landing schedule and times by hour and minute from published sources, with event, source, location (6×9 cards: Ts, 1216p.).

Box 29

  • Folder 1
    • Main events by time, June 6, 1944 (Ts, 14p.).
  • Folder 2
    • Special notes from questionnaires (Ts, 26p.; c.2 xerox, 26p.).

Box 30-31

  • Personnel by unit and beach with anecdotes from questionnaires (4×6 cards: Ts, 961p.).

Box 32

  • American personnel listed alphabetically with correspondence record (4×6 cards: ts, 475p.).

Box 33

  • Personnel by unit (4×6 cards: Ts, 562p.),
  • Ryan’s 1968 appointment calendar (holo),
  • List of U.S. government department heads and military unit commanders in 1958 (4×6 cards: Ts, 67p.).

Box 34

Miscellaneous

  • British negative questionnaires (4×6 cards: Ts, 70p.).
  • Correspondence to be folled up (4×6 cards: Ts, 12p.).
  • Conversations and dates (4×6 cards: Ts, 8p.).
  • Interviews listed alphabetically (4×6 cards: Ts, 132p.).
  • Correspondence from those who assisted in research and location of veterans, but did not participate in D-Day (4×6 cards: Ts, 114p.).
  • Dead file – non-participants in 24 hours of D-Day (4×6 cards: Ts, 82p.).
  • Letters to Frances Ward, to be answered (4×6 cards: Ts, 32p.).
  • Names with incomplete addresses (4×6 cards: Ts, 49p.).
  • Original D-Day veterans’ leads (4×6 and 3×5 cards: holo, 229p.).
  • Names and questionnaires received too late to use (4×6 cards: Ts, 100p.).

Box 29

Research synopsis.

  • Folder 3
    • Letter Ryan to Peter Schwed, TL carbon, Feb 24, 1959 (2p.),
    • Research round-up (Ts carbon, 5p.),
    • Hobe Lewis press release (Ts, 1p.).
  • Folder 4
    • Back of the book material (all with holo revisions, corrections, or additions).
      • Bibliography (Ts, 27p., Ts carbon, 4p.).
      • Dempsey, Lt Gen M.C., OPERATIONS OF THE 2ND ARMY IN EUROPE (Ts, 3p.).
  • Folder 5
    • American personnel (Ts, 43p.).
  • Folder 6
    • British personnel.
      • Original list of personnel (Ts, 10p.).
      • Negative questionnaires list (Ts, 4p.; c.2 carbon, 4p.).
      • Questionnaires for extraction list (Ts, 5p.; c.2 carbon, 5p.).
      • Interviews held list (Ts, 5p.; c.2 carbon, 5p.).
      • Civilians list (Ts, 1p.; c.2 carbon, 1p.).
      • Veterans interview list with character/ appearance sketches (Ts, 8p.; c.2 carbon, 8p.).
      • Master list (Ts, 2p.).
  • Folder 7
    • Canadian personnel (all with holo revisions).
      • Original list (Ts, 7p.).
      • Revised list (Ts, 6p.).
      • Interviews held list (Ts, 2p.).
      • Negative questionnaires list (Ts carbon, 7p.).
      • Those who helped list (Ts, 7p.).
  • Folder 8
    • French personnel (Ts, 1p.).
  • Folder 9
    • German personnel.
      • Interviews held list (Ts with holo revisions, 2p.).
      • Veterans by unit list (Ts with holo revisions, 2p.).
      • No interview list (Ts, 1p.).
  • Folder 10
    • Correspondence concerning publication, reception of book (27 items: 36p.),
    • Ryan biographical sketch for release (Ts carbon, 2p.),
    • Proposed contract terms for sale of book rights (Ts, 1p.).
  • Folder 11
    • Reader’s Digest condensed version, final proof (incomplete) (36p.).
  • Folder 12
    • Publicity for book.
      • Press release from Reader’s Digest (2p.; 7 copies).
      • Press release from Reader’s Digest (2p.; 11 copies).
      • Letter Schwad to Ryan, TLS, Feb 13, 1958 (1p.)
      • with press release (Ts, 1p.; 2 copies).
      • Correspondence (4 items: 6p.).
      • Newspaper articles (6 items: 7p.).
      • Press release Hearst papers, May 20, 1959 (Ts, 4p.).
  • Folder 13
    • Release forms (5 items: 40p.).
  • Folder 14
    • Release forms signed list (Ts carbon, 6p.).
    • List of book characters by page of appearance (holo, 48p.).
  • Folder 15
    • Mail receipts and correspondence concerning return of material to lenders (70 items: 71p.).

Box 35

  • Folder 1
    • Questionnaires returned, participant not in 24 hours of D-Day (6 items: 18p.) with correspondence (12 items: 17p.).
  • Folder 2
    • Correspondence from those not in D-Day (21 items: 32p.).
  • Folder 3
    • American correspondence too late for questionnaires (56 tems: 97 p.).
  • Folder 4
    • Material arriving too late for use.
      • Rounds, Leon V., Letter to Ryan, TLS, Sept 15, 1961 (2p.),
        • Hq, 9th Air Force, GO #212, Aug 23, 1944, Battle Honors for the 437th Troop Carrier Group (photostat, 1p.).
        • 437th Troop Carrier Group roster (photostat, 11p.).
        • Letter Maj Gen Ridgeway to CG, 9th Troop Carrier Command, TL copy, June 8, 1944 (1p.).
      • Joseph, John T., Letter to Ryan, TLS, Sept 21, 1962 (1p.), Letter Ann DeLuca to Joseph, TL carbon, Mar 19, 1963 (1p.),
        • After action report, 82nd A/ B Div Pathfinders (photostat, 2p.).
        • Joseph, “The Operations of a Regimental Pathfinder Unit, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment (82nd A/ B Div) in Normandy, France, 6 June 1944” (photostat, 26p., 3 maps).
      • Huncker, Helmut, Letter to Editor, TLS, June 26, 1959 (5p.).