Guide to the Darrell J. Inabnit Papers

Finding aid prepared by Christopher Rockwell
California State University, Sacramento Special Collections & University Archives
The Library
2000 State University Drive East
Sacramento, CA, 95819-6039
916-278-6144
scua@csus.edu
June 2010


Title: Darrell J. Inabnit papers
Identifier/Call Number: MSS 2003/38
Contributing Institution: California State University, Sacramento Special Collections & University Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.25 Linear feet (1 record carton)
Date (inclusive): 1938-1993

Scope and Contents note

Collection consists of memory books, biographical information, and personal papers of Darrell Inabnit, administrative vice president emeritus of Sacramento State College.
Most interestingly, the memory books consist of letters, postcards, and photographs collected by Darrell while he served in World War II.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Other Finding Aids note

There are no alternate forms of this collection.

Accruals note

No additions are expected.

Appraisal note

There is no current criteria for records retention.

Processing Information note

Processed by Christopher Rockwell.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

There are no technical restraints to this collection.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright is protected by the copyright law, Chapter 17 of the U.S. Code. Requests for permission to publish, quote, or reproduce from collections must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives. Permission for publication is given on the behalf of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, The Library, California State University, Sacramento as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], Darrell J. Inabnit papers, Department of Special Collections and University Archives, The Library, California State University, Sacramento.

Biographical/Historical note

Darrell J. Inabnit was born in Ladysmith, Wisconsin on October 28, 1916, the oldest child of Henry Elmo Inabnit and Josephine Marie Krajecki. He attended local public elementary and secondary schools and, by 1937, he was a student at the University of Minnesota. He graduated with a B.A. in Medical Bacteriology in 1939. Several years later, he would continue graduate work at the Universities of Colorado and Illinois to focus on Education, Psychology, and School Administration.
In 1939, he served active duty with the Coast Artillery Corps. He joined the U.S. Army Air Forces in 1942. He eventually became a pilot and staff bombardier, where he served combat in the European Theater. In 1944, during a campaign in Italy, his plane was shot down by an enemy aircraft. He was later evacuated to Germany where he lived as a Prisoner of War in one of its stalag camps. He was freed in 1945, and received the Purple Heart shortly after. He retired in 1946 with the rank of Major.
In the years that followed, Inabnit taught high school biology and chemistry in Boulder, Colorado. From 1951-1953, he became an instructor at the University of Illinois where he taught psychology and education. He returned to the U.S. Armed Forces Institute in Madison, Wisconsin in 1954 where he became deputy. By 1958, Inabnit took over as director. In 1961, he served as dean of admissions and records at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.
In 1966, Inabnit became the administrative vice president of Sacramento State College. He served in that position until retiring in 1977, where he received the title "Vice President for Administration Emeritus".
Darrel J. Inabnit died of a stroke on October 18, 1996.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Inabnit, Darrell J.
American National Red Cross.
Prisoners of war--1940-1950.
World War II
World War II propaganda

 

Biographical n.d.

Box 1, Folder 1

Biographical n.d.

 

U.S. Army 1938-1993

Box 1, Folder 2

U.S. Army Orders and Papers 1938-1941

Box 1, Folder 3

U.S. Army Orders and Papers 1942

Box 1, Folder 4

U.S. Army Orders and Papers 1943-1944

Box 1, Folder 5

U.S. Army Orders and Papers 1945

Box 1, Folder 6

U.S. Army Orders and Papers 1946-1952

Box 1, Folder 7

U.S. Army Orders and Papers n.d.

Box 1, Folder 8

Veteran's Affairs Papers 1977-1993

 

Education 1946-1954

Box 1, Folder 9

University of Colorado Graduate School 1946

Box 1, Folder 10

University of Illinois Graduate School 1948-1949

Box 1, Folder 11

University of Illinois Graduate School 1950-1952

Box 1, Folder 12

University of Illinois Graduate School 1952

Box 1, Folder 13

University of Illinois Graduate School n.d.

Box 1, Folder 14

University of Illinois Graduate School n.d.

Box 1, Folder 15

University of Illinois Graduate School n.d.

Box 1, Folder 16

University of Illinois Graduate School - PhD Thesis 1954

 

Professional 1966-1967

Box 1, Folder 17

A Committee Report on an In-Depth Study of the Division of Health, Physical Education Recreation and the Department of Athletics at Sacramento State College November 13, 1969

Box 1, Folder 18

Employment - Sacramento State 1966-1977

 

Scrapbooks n.d.

Box 2, Item 1

Scrapbook 1 - Lieutenant Darrell J. Inabnit CAC circa 1940s

Box 2, Item 2

Scrapbook 2 - Captain Darrell J. Inabnit AAF circa 1940s

Box 2, Item 3

Scrapbook 3 - Prisoner of War Number 2246 1944-1945