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JEAN EDWARD SMITH PAPERS
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Box: 1 Fold: 1 Clay, Lucius D. to Smith, Jean Edward
9/16/1969 - 9/24/1969

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS dated 9/24/1969 from Lucius D. Clay to Jean Edward Smith. Clay expresses willingness to assist Smith in the writing of the Clay's biography. Also includes 1 TL dated 9/16/1969 from Smith to Clay inquiring if Clay would like to proceed with the biography project.

Box: 1 Fold: 2 Clay, Lucius D. to Smith, Jean Edward
1/12/1970

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS dated 1/12/1970 from Lucius D. Clay to Jean Edward Smith. Clay promises to cooperate with Smith on the writing of Clay's biography.

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Clay, Lucius D. to Smith, Jean Edward
2/2/1970

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS dated 2/2/1970 from Lucius D. Clay to Jean Edward Smith agreeing to help Smith in whatever way he can with the biography project.

Box: 1 Fold: 4 Clay, Lucius D. to Smith, Jean Edward
8/25/1971

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS dated 8/25/1971 from Lucius D. Clay to Jean Edward Smith with reference to photographs sent to Clay by Miss Frix.

Box: 1 Fold: 5 Clay, Lucius D. to Smith, Jean Edward
12/24/1962 - 9/9/1971

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS dated 9/9/1971 from Lucius D. Clay to Jean Edward Smith regarding a promissory note signed by Clay to ransom prisoners of the 1962 Bay of Pigs. 1 TLS dated 8/6/1971 from Felix E. Larkin, President of W. R. Grace & Co. to Smith in reference to the second part of the loan made to Clay in 1962. 1 TL (copy) dated 12/24/1962 from Lucius D. Clay, Authorized Representative of the Committee of Cuban Families, to Grace National Bank regarding a transaction with a Cuban bank.

Box: 1 Fold: 6 Clay, Lucius D. to Smith, Jean Edward
9/30/1971

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS dated 9/30/1971 from Lucius Clay to Jean Edward Smith enclosing Clay family genealogical material and xeroxed Clay family photographs. Includes xeroxed photographs of Mary Elizabeth "Mollie" Clay Davis (1858-1944), Robert Edward Lee "Tobe" Clay, Nellie Clay, Edna Ann Peek (Peak) Clay, and William James Clay.

Box: 1 Fold: 7 Clay, Lucius D. to Smith, Jean Edward
10/12/1971

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS dated 10/12/1971 from Lucius Clay to Jean Edward Smith speculating why enlisted Army men did not vote more often in between World War I and World War II.

Box: 1 Fold: 8 Clay, Lucius D. to Smith, Jean Edward
2/25/1972

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS dated 2/25/1972 from Lucius Clay to Jean Edward Smith with reference to visits with Walter Reuther during World War II.

Box: 1 Fold: 9 Clay, Lucius D. to Smith, Jean Edward
3/20/1972

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS dated 3/20/1972 from Lucius Clay to Jean Edward Smith in reference to a letter Clay had written on October 20, 1944. A photocopy of the 10/20/1944 letter from Clay to H. P. Richardson, of First Boston Corporation, is included, and it pertains to consolidation at the top of the armed forces.

Box: 1 Fold: 10 Clay, Lucius D. to Smith, Jean Edward
9/7/1972

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS dated 9/7/1972 from Lucius Clay to Jean Edward Smith returning the edited biography manuscript to Smith. Also includes 9 xerox copies of the same letter.

Box: 1 Fold: 11 Clay, Lucius D. to Smith, Jean Edward
10/18/1972 - 10/24/1972

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS dated 10/24/1972 from Lucius Clay to Jean Edward Smith returning edited cables to Smith. Also includes 1 TL (carbon) dated 10/18/1972 from Smith to Clay enclosing the edited cables for 1945. Clay's 1945 cables and letters from Berlin to Washington, D.C. served as the material for "Book I" in Smith's "The Papers of General Lucius D. Clay: Germany 1945-1949."

Box: 1 Fold: 12 Clay, Lucius D. to Smith, Jean Edward
11/28/1972

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS dated 11/28/1972 from Lucius Clay to Jean Edward Smith regarding the editing of Clay's papers.

Box: 1 Fold: 13 Clay, Lucius D. to Smith, Jean Edward
1/13/1972

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS dated 12/4/1972 from Lucius Clay to Jean Edward Smith regarding Clay's papers.

Box: 1 Fold: 14 Clay, Lucius D. to Smith, Jean Edward
12/19/1972

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS (w/ envelope) dated 12/19/1972 from Lucius Clay to Jean Edward Smith indicating that Sam Kramer and Charles Kraemer were different people and expressing interest in Clay's correspondence to James F. Byrnes.

Box: 1 Fold: 15 Clay, Lucius D. to Smith, Jean Edward
2/14/1972

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS (w/ envelope) dated 2/14/1972 from Lucius Clay to Jean Edward Smith regarding war production during World War II. Reference to a chart Clay created detailing his recommended adjustments in presidential military procurement objectives during World war II. References include President Franklin D. Roosevelt, General Brehon B. Somervell, Judge Robert Patterson, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Harry Hopkins. The chart is reproduced in Smith's "Lucius D. Clay: An American Life" on page 125.

Box: 1 Fold: 16 Clay, Lucius D. to Smith, Jean Edward
2/16/1973

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS dated 2/16/1973 from Lucius D. Clay to Jean Edward Smith with reference to Colonel David Robinson, Control Officer of the Office of Military Government of the United States for Germany.

Box: 1 Fold: 17 Clay, Lucius D. to Smith, Jean Edward
3/19/1973

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS dated 3/19/1973 from Lucius Clay to Jean Edward Smith with reference to Clay's papers.

Box: 1 Fold: 18 Clay, Lucius D. to Smith, Jean Edward
8/8/1973

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS dated 8/8/1973 from Lucius Clay to Jean Edward Smith with reference to Bretton Woods Monetary and Financial Conference and Clay's financial and administrative experience.

Box: 1 Fold: 19 Clay, Lucius D. to Smith, Jean Edward
8/20/1973

DESCRIPTION: 1 brief TLS dated 8/20/1973 from Lucius Clay to Jean Edward Smith.

Box: 1 Fold: 20 Clay, Lucius D. to Smith, Jean Edward
12/18/1974

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS (w/ envelope) dated 12/18/1974 from Lucius Clay to Jean Edward Smith thanking him for a complimentary copy of Smith's two-volume work "The Papers of General Lucius D. Clay: Germany 1945-1949."

Box: 1 Fold: 21 Clay, Lucius D. to Smith, Jean Edward
1969? - 1975?

DESCRIPTION: Contains 39 small sheets of paper containing questions about Clay's experiences as military governor of Germany drawn from Clay's papers. On each sheet, Smith typed questions for Clay to answer. Clay wrote answers by hand in pencil. Clay clarified many of Smith's questions about key events and people in this manner. References include Henry Morgenthau, Jr., Lewis Douglas, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John J. McCloy, Paul Birdsall, Edward C. Betts, William H. Draper, Jr., Wade H. Haslip, Bernard Bernstein, Clarence L. Adcock, Sam Kramer, Ernest A. Gross, Robert Ward Berry, Dave Ginsberg, William Nafew Haskell, R. W. Bonnevalle, Joseph T. McNarney, Bedell Smith, David Robinson, and John Raymond Gilchrist.

Box: 1 Fold: 22 Clay, Lucius D. to Bowers, Verne L.
9/27/1972

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS (photocopy) dated 9/27/1972 from Lucius Clay to Major General Verne L. Bowers, of the Office of the Adjutant General of the Department of the Army, regarding the declassification of Clay's papers.

Box: 1 Fold: 23 Clay, Lucius D. to Byrnes, James F.
1945?

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence dated 1/27/1945-2/5/1945 from Lucius Clay to James F. Byrnes, director of war mobilization from 1943 to February 1945. Includes 1 TL (photocopy) dated 1/27/45 from Clay to Byrnes regarding war mobilization. Reference to Congressman Andrew J. May's bill proposing national service legislation (May bill). Also includes 1 typed memo (photocopy) dated 2/5/1945 from Clay to Byrnes regarding the May Bill. Byrnes attended the Yalta Conference from February 4-11, leaving Clay acting director of war mobilization. In addition, 1 brief TEL (undated) from Clay to Byrnes' Spartansburg, South Carolina address.

Box: 1 Fold: 24 Clay, Lucius D. to Columbia University
4/8/1949 - 5/26/1949

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence (carbons and originals) dated 4/8/1949 - 5/26/1949 between Lucius D. Clay and officials at Columbia University regarding Clay's reception of an honorary degree.

Box: 1 Fold: 25 Clay, Lucius D. to Draper, William H., Jr.
05/06/1949

DESCRIPTION: 1 undated TEL (draft) from Lucius Clay to William H. Draper, Jr. and 1 TEL dated 5/6/1949 from Draper to Clay with reference to the lifting of the Berlin blockade. The Soviets lifted the Berlin blockade on 5/12/49. The Allies continued the Berlin airlift until 9/30/49.

Box: 1 Fold: 26 Clay, Lucius D. to Eberstadt, Ferdinand
4/16/1949 - 4/27/1949

DESCRIPTION: 1 TL (carbon) dated 4/27/1949 from Lucius Clay to Ferdinand Eberstadt, of F. Eberstadt & Co. answering 1 TLS dated 4/16/1949 from Eberstadt to Clay. Includes enclosures of the following items: 1 TL (copy) dated 3/7/1949 from Kenneth C. Royall, Secretary of the Army, to Herbert Hoover, Chairman of the Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government; 1 TL (copy) dated 4/7/1949 from Eberstadt to Hoover; and 1 typed report regarding the National Security Organization Task Force.

Box: 1 Fold: 27 Clay, Lucius D. to Harvard University
3/18/1949 - 5/30/1949

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence (TLS and TL) dated 3/18/1949 - 5/30/1949 between Lucius Clay and officials at Harvard University regarding an honorary degree.

Box: 1 Fold: 28 Clay, Lucius D. to Knowlson, James
5/12/1949 - 5/29/1949

DESCRIPTION: 1 TL (carbon) dated 5/29/1949 from Lucius Clay to James Knowlson regarding Clay's forthcoming retirement. Also, 1 TLS dated 5/17/1949 from Knowlson to Clay welcoming him home upon his return from Germany, and 1 TL (carbon) dated 5/12/1949 from Knowlson to Clay.

Box: 1 Fold: 29 Clay, Lucius D. to Laird, Melvin
3/15/1971

DESCRIPTION: 1 TL (carbon) dated 3/15/1971 from Lucius Clay to Melvin Laird requesting that Clay's papers from Germany be made available to Jean Edward Smith.

Box: 1 Fold: 30 Clay, Lucius D. to Rayburn, Sam
9/21/1939 - 10/23/1961

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence (photocopies and carbons) dating from 1939 to 1961 between Lucius Clay and Sam Rayburn. Regarding contractors for Denison (Red River) Dam project, Clay's work in Berlin, and their friendship.

Box: 1 Fold: 31 Clay, Lucius D. to Rives, E. Earle
5/21/1949 - 5/29/1949

DESCRIPTION: 1 TL (carbon) dated 5/29/1949 from Lucius Clay to E. Earle Rives, Judge of Municipal County Court, Greensboro, North Carolina, stating that Clay is not a candidate for the presidency of the University of North Carolina. Also, 1 TLS dated 5/21/1949 from Rives to Clay.

Box: 1 Fold: 32 Clay, Lucius D. to Rogers, Bill
3/15/1971

DESCRIPTION: 1 TL (carbon) dated 3/15/1971 from Lucius Clay to Bill Rogers requesting that Clay's papers from Germany be declassified for Jean Edward Smith.

Box: 1 Fold: 33 Clay, Lucius D. to Rutgers University
5/16/1949 - 5/29/1949

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence (carbons and TLS) dated 1949 between Lucius Clay and Rutgers University regarding an honorary degree.

Box: 1 Fold: 34 Clay, Lucius D. to Somervell, Brehon
12/20/1943 - 12/21/1943

DESCRIPTION: Wartime correspondence between Lucius Clay, Director of Material, and Brehon Somervell. 1 TLS dated 12/20/1943 from Clay to Somervell requesting a field service assignment in an active theatre of operations. 1 TLS dated 12/21/1943 from Somervell to Clay denying his request, indicating that Clay is still needed in his role in Washington.

Box: 1 Fold: 35 Clay, Lucius D. to Skinner, Sherrod E.
5/12/1949 - 5/29/1949

DESCRIPTION: 1 TL dated 5/29/1949 from Lucius Clay to Sherrod E. Skinner, General Manager, Oldsmobile Division, General Motors Corporation, regarding Clay's retirement from military service. 1 TLS dated 5/12/1949 from Skinner to Clay welcoming Clay home from Germany.

Box: 1 Fold: 36 Clay, Lucius D. to Tompkins, B. A.
3/26/1949

DESCRIPTION: 1 TL (carbon) dated 3/26/1949 from Lucius Clay to B. A. Tompkins, of Bankers Trust Company, expressing thanks. 1 undated ALS from Tompkins to Clay regarding job opportunities for Clay.

Box: 1 Fold: 37 Clay, Lucius D. to West Point
1949?

DESCRIPTION: 2 undated TEL, 1 incoming and 1 outgoing, between Lucius Clay and West Point regarding graduation ceremonies.

Box: 1 Fold: 38 Clay, Lucius D. to Yale University
5/16/1949 - 5/29/1949

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence (1 TLS and 1 TL carbon) dated 1949 between Lucius Clay and Yale University regarding an honorary degree.

Box: 1 Fold: 39 Clay, Lucius D. - corresp. re- retirement from army
5/20/1949 - 10/11/1949

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence dated 1949 to and from Lucius Clay regarding his retirement from the army in 1949.

Box: 1 Fold: 40 Correspondence from Clay (1940)
9/9/1940

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS (photocopy) dated 9/9/1940 from Lucius Clay to the Chief of Engineers, United States Army regarding the Denison (Red River) Dam project. Enclosed is a photocopy of a complaint filed by the state of Oklahoma.

Box: 1 Fold: 41 Correspondence from Clay (1942)
1942

DESCRIPTION: 2 TL (photocopies) dated 1942 from Lucius Clay. Correspondents include U.S. District Judge Randolph Bryant and General Robert Wood.

Box: 1 Fold: 42 Correspondence from Clay (1943)
1943

DESCRIPTION: 2 TL (photocopies) dated 1943 from Lucius Clay. Correspondents include Brehon Somervell.

Box: 1 Fold: 43 Correspondence from Clay (1944)
1944

DESCRIPTION: 1 typed memo (photocopy) dated 6/23/1944 written by Lucius Clay regarding to War Department use of small business. 1 ALS (photocopy) dated 8/4/1944 from Marjorie Clay regarding family news. 1 typed memo (photocopy) dated 12/7/1944 regarding U.S. war production for 1944.

Box: 1 Fold: 44 Correspondence from Clay (1945)
1945

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS (photocopy) dated 4/20/1945 from Lucius Clay to James F. Byrnes with references to the 4/12/1945 death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Clay's appointment by Dwight Eisenhower as deputy military governor of Germany, and postwar Germany. 1 TLS (photocopy) dated 12/15/1945 from Clay to Donald Russell, Assistant Secretary of State, with references to watches as gifts for Joseph Stalin and Vyacheslav M. Molotov, Byrnes' visit to Moscow, and administration of military government of Germany.

Box: 1 Fold: 45 Correspondence from Clay (1946)
1/5/1946 - 9/10/1946

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from Lucius Clay to James F. Byrnes, Secretary of State: 1 ALS (photocopy) dated 12/16/1945 in regard to watches for Joseph Stalin and Vyacheslav Molotov, 1 ALS (photocopy) dated 8/19/1946 regarding Clay's trip to Paris, and 1 TLS (photocopy) dated 9/10/1946 suggesting that statistics on the release of German prisoners of war be announced on radio. 1 TL (photocopy) dated 1/5/1946 from Byrnes to Clay with reference to a watch for Molotov.

Box: 1 Fold: 46 Correspondence from Clay (1947)
1947

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence (photocopies) from Lucius Clay to James F. Byrnes: 1 TLS dated 1/27/1947 in reference to Byrnes' resignation as Secretary of State, 1 TLS dated 5/11/1947 regarding Byrnes' book, and 1 TLS dated 12/24/1947 regarding the book. Correspondence (photocopies) from Clay to Herbert Hoover: 1 TLS dated 3/7/1947 with reference to a memorandum by Tracy Voorhees, 1 TLS dated 4/7/1947 regarding the food crisis in Germany, 1 TLS dated 6/8/1947 regarding the rehabilitation of German industry. Also, 1 TL (photocopy) dated 4/21/1947 from Clay to Walter [Reuther] with reference to Byrnes' resignation.

Box: 1 Fold: 47 Correspondence from Clay (1948)
1948

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS (photocopy) dated 2/13/1948 from Lucius Clay to James F. Byrnes, mostly personal. 1 typed transcription of a cable dated 3/18/1948 from Clay regarding the State Department take-over of military government in Germany. 1 TL (photocopy)dated 5/10/1948 from George C. Marshall, Secretary of State, to Clay expressing admiration, and 1 TLS (photocopy) dated 5/20/1948 from Clay to Marshall thanking him.

Box: 1 Fold: 48 Correspondence from Clay (1949)
1949

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS (photocopy) dated 7/11/1949 from Lucius Clay to Dwight D. Eisenhower reporting that Clay declined an offer to head the American Heritage Foundation.

Box: 1 Fold: 49 Correspondence from Clay (1950)
1950

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence (photocopies) from Lucius Clay to Dwight D. Eisenhower: 1 ALS dated 3/23/1950 mostly personal, 1 TLS dated 11/13/1950 with reference to C. R. Cook of Armco Steel Corporation and a seminar on Americanism at Notre Dame University, and 1 TLS dated 12/29/1950 pertaining to the Crusade for Freedom. Correspondence (photocopies) from Clay to James F. Byrnes: 1 TLS dated 9/26/50, 1 TLS dated 12/4/1950 regarding a speech by Clay, 1 TLS dated 12/21/1950.

Box: 1 Fold: 50 Correspondence from Clay (1951)
1951

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence (photocopies) from Lucius Clay to Dwight D. Eisenhower: 1 TLS dated 3/1/1951 with references to psychological warfare and the Crusade for Freedom, 1 TLS dated 8/4/1951 regarding use of the Freedom Bell theme in the Crusade for Freedom. Correspondence (photocopies) from Clay to James F. Byrnes: 1 TLS dated 4/2/1951 with reference to Continental Can Company, 1 TEL dated 12/28/1951.

Box: 1 Fold: 51 Correspondence from Clay (1952)
1952

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence (photocopies) from Lucius Clay to Dwight D. Eisenhower: 1 TEL dated 4/16/1952, 1 TLS dated 4/22/1952 with reference to New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey, 1 TEL dated 1952 expressing thanks for help on Crusade for freedom. 1 TLS dated 4/19/1952 from Clay to Robert L. Schultz with references to John P. Harris, Jackie Cochran, Floyd Odlum, and John Hertz.

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