Andrew J. Goodpaster Collection
Andrew Goodpaster graduated from the United States Military Academy (USMA) in 1939 and served in World War II. After the war, Goodpaster served in the War Department, with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE). From 1969-1974 Goodpaster served as Supreme Allied Commander in Europe and then as Superintendent of USMA until his retirement in 1981.
The Goodpaster Papers are arranged in two parts. The bulk of the collection was donated before his death and consist of materials from his childhood and collegiate life; and from his professional appointments to include his service with the Eisenhower administration. The second and smaller part of the collection was donated after his death and consists of materials from his home office. These include correspondence, speeches, and papers from the many projects he was involved with. There is also an extensive collection of newspaper articles covering many topics ranging from the dropping of the atomic bomb to the Vietnam era including treatment of POWs. There is also a series of interviews with General Goodpaster conducted by Kenneth Mandel and James McCall between 2001 and 2004.