Colonel Dorris A. Hanes Papers

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TxAM-CRS 112

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Colonel Dorris A. Hanes Papers


  • 1942-1943 (Creation)


1 box

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There is very little biographical information on Colonel Hanes in these papers. His rank designation was 05198, Quarter Master Commander (QMC). Hanes also was reassigned in 1943 to be Commanding Officer, General Depot G-45. Letters written to Colonel Hanes indicate that he was married to Mary Evelyn, living in Washington, D.C.

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These papers also contain an audit of the Stanley Warehouse. Photographs also include interior and exterior shots of Stanley Warehouse and additional photos of military personnel.

Of special note are photographs of a visit to inspect the facilities and visit troops by Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. There are two photographs of Mrs. Roosevelt, accompanied by Colonel Dorris A. Hanes, speaking with African American soldiers.

A photographer identified as Ingledew in Liverpool, England, in 1942, took a majority of the photographs and many have a series of numbers written on the back. Many of the photographs identify individual soldiers by name and their hometowns. Hometowns include Chicago and Springfield, Illinois, Winthrop, Massachusetts, Passaic, New Jersey, New York City, Cuero and San Antonio, Texas, and West Virginia.

Note that although photographs of Eleanor Roosevelt have her name spelled incorrectly, the finding aid uses the correct spelling. Other names are spelled one way on the back of the photograph and differently in the front captions. Information about photos is typed on the back and handwritten on the front. Finding aid attempts to duplicate information as written including grammatical and punctuation errors. The exception is in the inconsistent and confusing use of primarily upper case letters. An attempt was made to make this more uniform in the finding aid by using both upper and lower case letters.

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This collection is organized into 5 series:
Series 1, Correspondence. 1942-1943
Series 2, Journal/Diary. July 15, 1942 - December 18, 1943
Series 3, Stanley Warehouse Records. 1942-1943
Series 4, Miscellaneous speech. Undated
Series 5, Photographs. November 1942

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These materials are stored offsite and require additional time for retrieval.

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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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