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Biographical/Historical note

Scope and Contents note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I. Correspondence 1941-1944

Series II. Meeting Notes and Instructions

Series III. Newspapers, Readers, Reports 1942 - 1944

Series IV. Bills, Receipts, Bank Statements

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the American Defense Group records, 1941-1944 MS 353



creator American Defense Group.
Title: American Defense Group records
Dates: 1941-1944
Abstract This collection contains correspondence, memos, organizational and reading lists, and budget information regarding an organization called the American Defense Group. The Group consisted largely of professors from three California institutions who were interested in assisting the American war effort by reading foreign-language domestic publications and reporting editorial comments to U.S. Naval Intelligence.
Identification: MS 353
Quantity: 0.5 linear ft. (1 box)
Language:
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical/Historical note

The American Defense Group consisted largely of professors from three California institutions (Huntington Library, California Institute of Technology, and the Mt. Wilson Observatory) who were interested in assisting the American war effort by reading foreign-language domestic publications and reporting editorial comments to U.S. Naval Intelligence. Ultimately, this information was passed on to the U.S. Office of Strategic Services.

The American Defense Group was in contact with the Office of Volunteer Readings at Princeton. Mrs. Hardin Craig, the donor of the collection, was at one time the secretary of the group. Her husband, a history professor, later became university librarian at Rice University.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains correspondence, memos, organizational and reading lists, and budget information regarding an organization called the American Defense Group. The Group consisted largely of professors from three California institutions (Huntington Library, California Institute of Technology, and the Mt. Wilson Observatory) who were interested in assisting the American war effort by reading foreign-language domestic publications and reporting editorial comments to U.S. Naval Intelligence. Ultimately, this information was passed on to the U.S. Office of Strategic Services.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access note

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish material from the American Defense Group Records must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
California Institute of Technology.
Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.
Mount Wilson Observatory.
United States. Office of Naval Intelligence.
United States. Office of Strategic Services. .
Subjects
Faculty
Intelligence Service--United States
World War (1939-1945)
Places
California
California--Los Angeles County
California--Pasadena
California--San Marino
Genres
clippings (information artifacts)
financial records
letters (correspondence)
minutes (administrative records)
notes

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

American Defense Group Records, 1941-1944, MS 353, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This collection was donated to Fondren by Mrs. Hardin Craig and received on May 13, 1982.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I. Correspondence 1941-1944

creator Author (aut) Craig, Raemond W. (Mrs. Hardin Craig, Jr.)

Scope and Contents note
1 folder contains largely correspondence and memo material on 8 1/2" x 11" papers in fair condition.
Folder
1 General Correspondence 1941 – 1942
Folder
2 General Correspondence 1943 – 1944

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Series II. Meeting Notes and Instructions

Folder
3 Committee Meeting Notes, Instructions 1942 - 1943

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Series III. Newspapers, Readers, Reports 1942 - 1944

Folder
4 Lists of Newspapers and Readers 1942 – 1944
Folder
5 Reports to Newspapers, Organizations 1942

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Series IV. Bills, Receipts, Bank Statements

Folder
6 Bills, Receipts, Bank Statements, etc. 1942 - 1944

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