Dan A. Kimball Papers

Dates: 1949-1953

Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Air, 1949; Under Secretary of the Navy, 1949-1951; Secretary of the Navy, 1951-1953

The papers of Dan A. Kimball include correspondence, newspaper clippings, booklets, handwritten notes, speeches, and other items concerning Kimball’s career in government and private industry.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: 3 linear feet, 6 linear inches.
Access: Open.
Copyright: The donor gave to the U.S. government the copyrights in this material and in any other material received by the U.S. government and maintained in a depository administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. Documents created by U.S. government officials in the course of their official duties are in the public domain. Copyright interest in other documents presumably belongs to the creators of those documents, or their heirs.
Processed by: Erwin J. Mueller (1970); Sandra Colyer and David Clark (2015).
Updated by: Haley Petersen (2019) as part of the Truman Library Internship Program.
Supervising Archivists: Randy Sowell and David Clark.

 

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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

1896 (March 1)

 

Born Dan Able Kimball, St. Louis, Missouri

1917

 

Joined Army Air Corps

1920

 

Employed as Salesman with the General Tire and Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio

1942-1969

 

Vice President, General Tire and Rubber Company

1949

 

Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Air

1949-1951

 

Under Secretary of the Navy

1951-1953

 

Secretary of the Navy

1952-1969

 

Company Executive, Aerojet General

1970 (July 30)

 

Died, Washington, D.C.

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The papers of Dan A. Kimball include correspondence, newspaper clippings, booklets, handwritten notes, speeches, and other items concerning Kimball’s career in government and private industry. The collection is arranged in a single Subject File.

Kimball’s papers document his work in the Navy Department from 1949 to 1953. The correspondence in the collection is addressed to various individuals, including the Secretary and Under Secretary of Defense. Kimball also received and responded to requests for autographs and pictures.

Records from his trips abroad, to Europe and the Far East, include correspondence, booklets, maps, and related memorabilia. Logs detail Kimball’s daily visitors and telephone calls during this period. The collection also includes handwritten notes and newspaper clippings related to Kimball’s work, and speeches delivered by Kimball.

The Truman Library also has the papers of John L. Sullivan and Francis Matthews, who preceded Kimball as Secretary of the Navy under President Truman.

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos.

 

Series

1-8

  SUBJECT FILE, 1949-1953
Correspondence, newspaper clippings, booklets, handwritten notes, speeches, and other items. Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
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FOLDER TITLE LIST

SUBJECT FILE, 1949-1953

Box 1

  • Air Transport Association of America
  • Askins, H.R.
  • Autograph and Picture Requests
  • A-Miscellaneous
  • B-36 Clippings [1 of 2]
  • B-36 Clippings [2 of 2]
  • Bellows, Howard A.
  • Biographical
  • Blandy, Admiral W.H.P.
  • Bly, Commander Richard E.
  • Brasfield, Charles M.

Box 2

  • Brown, John Nicholas
  • Burger, George J.
  • Burke, C.F.
  • B-Miscellaneous
  • Carney, Admiral Robert B.
  • Circus Saints and Sinners Club
  • Connelly, Matthew J.
  • Collier Trophy Award
  • Conyes, Robert A.
  • Cook, R.R.
  • Coughlin, W.J.
  • Cross Reference File
  • Cruises
  • Cummings, Homer
  • Curran, F.W.
  • C-Miscellaneous
  • Defense, Secretary of
  • Defense, Under Secretary of
  • Diary Notes
  • Doolittle, General J.H.
  • Douglas, James M.
  • Doyle, Clyde
  • D-Miscellaneous
  • Early, Stephen T.
  • Emanuel, Victor
  • European Trip, September 23-October 16, 1952
  • E-Miscellaneous

Box 3

  • Far East Trip, March 14-April 7, 1952 [1 of 2]
  • Far East Trip, March 14-April 7, 1952 [2 of 2]
  • Fechteler, Admiral William M.
  • Fififield, Dr. J.W., Jr.
  • Fitzpatrick, James P.
  • Flight Records
  • Floberg, John F.
  • Football Season
  • Formosa
  • Forney
  • Foster, Paul F.
  • F-Miscellaneous
  • Gable, Frank
  • General Tire and Rubber Company
  • Guijarro, C. Alfredo
  • G-Miscellaneous

Box 4

  • Huie (Reader's Digest) Air Force v. Navy
  • Harvey, Lawrence A. (Harvey Machine Company)
  • Hayward, Colonel R.W.
  • Henrye, George A.
  • Hills, E.A.
  • Introduction Ceremony
  • Institute of Aeronautical Sciences (Johnston, S. Paul)
  • Kittinger, Edmund B.
  • Klossner, H.J.
  • Landreau, John C.
  • Little Cabinet
  • Logs, 1949
  • Logs, 1950
  • Logs, 1951 [1 of 2]

Box 5

  • Logs, 1951 [2 of 2]
  • Logs, 1952 [1 of 2]
  • Logs, 1952 [2 of 2]
  • Logs, 1953
  • Lord, David A.
  • L-Miscellaneous
  • Marlowe, L.E.
  • Masonic Lodge
  • "Meet the Press"
  • Mollenkopf, H.L.
  • M-Miscellaneous
  • National Security Council Association (J.K. Richards)
  • Navy League (Frank A. Hecht)
  • Noble, Admiral A.G.

Box 6

  • Notes, Handwritten
  • N-Miscellaneous
  • Official Papers
  • O'Neil
  • Pace, Frank
  • Pauley, Edwin W.
  • Pearson, Drew
  • Peixotto, J.S.
  • Pending
  • Poor, S.S.
  • Radford, Admiral Arthur W.
  • Rude, A.H. (Also Misc. Aerojet)
  • Sevey
  • Simpson, Sam A.

Box 7

  • Smith, Robert L.
  • Speeches [1 of 2]
  • Speeches [2 of 2]
  • Souers, Admiral Sidney W.

Box 8

  • Southern Pines Trip, 1950
  • Strauss, Lewis L.
  • Sullivan, John L.
  • Thomas, Charles S.
  • Thompson, Edward
  • Turner, C. Parnell
  • Turkey, Republic of
  • T-Miscellaneous
  • Von Karman, Dr. Theodore
  • Whitehair, Francis P.
  • W-Miscellaneous
  • Zippo Manufacturing Company
  • Zetterberg, Stephen
  • Zwicky, Dr. F.
  • X-Y-Z-Miscellaneous
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