Guide to the Frankville U.S. Military Collection

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Guide to the Frankville U.S. Military Collection 1911/1984

Special Collections & University Archives

Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Frankville U.S. Military Collection
Dates: 1911-1984
Identification: MS-0111
Creator: Frankville, Dr. Dominick, 1917-2006
Physical Description: 4.25 linear ft
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
Phone: 619-594-6791

Biographical Information:

Dr. Dominick Donati Frankville was an Army veteran, military historian, educator, and community organizer born on November 6, 1917 in Silvas, Illinois. He attended St. Ambrose College in 1938 and enlisted in the Army Reserve soon afterwards. Over the course of his twenty-five year military service, Frankville served in the Second World War and two tours in the Korean War, retiring in 1962. During his service, he earned a bachelor's degree in history from Colorado College and a Master's of Arts in history from DePaul University. Frankville's master's thesis, titled "The Lend-lease Program and US Aid to Russia from US Sources," focused on foreign relations between the United States and the USSR. From 1960 to 1962, Dr. Frankville taught military history at DePaul University and wrote a workbook/study guide for senior ROTC students. In 1969, he received a doctorate in educational leadership at the United States International University.
Later, Frankville settled in Point Loma and taught history at Dana Junior High School as well as several campuses in the San Diego Community College District. He went on to volunteer at the Veteran's Museum and Memorial Center in Balboa Park, where he became founding curator in 1991. Frankville later became the chairman of the Memorial Day Committee at Fort Rosecrans, where he planned Memorial Day ceremonies for more than a decade.
Frankville was designated San Diego County's Veteran of the Year in 1993, and also received the George Washington Medal of Honor from the Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge. He continued to teach at Pacific Beach Middle School until his retirement. Frankville died on April 27, 2006.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Genre/Form of Material:

Personal Papers
Publications

Geographic Name:

United States -- History, Military -- 20th century -- Sources

Personal Name:

Frankville, Dom -- Archives

Topical Term:

World War, 1914-1918 -- Sources
World War, 1939-1945 -- Sources
World politics -- 20th century -- Sources

Administrative Information

Accruals:

1988, 2001

Conditions Governing Use:

The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

Identification of item, folder title, box number, Frankville U.S. Military Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Scope and Contents

The Frankville US Military Collection documents Dr. Dominick Frankville's career in the military and academia. The majority of the collection contains historical research pertaining to Frankville’s master's thesis, as well as materials from military classes he taught at DePaul University.  The collection also includes materials from his military assignments.  The majority of documents focus on US military history and Soviet relations after WWII.   Highlights of the collection include several small publications about military history which relate to Frankville’s research.  These materials include diaristic accounts of German and Russian officers during WWII, weapons profiles, field manuals, and detailed writings about battles fought in the Pacific and European theatres.  Substantial parts of the collection concern the Cold War era, especially with regard to US and Russian foreign policy. Items of interest include materials regarding Soviet intelligence and foreign relations, Vietnamese policy, and international security in the nuclear age. Arranged chronologically, the collection is comprised of correspondence, pamphlets, reports, military documents, and books.

Detailed List of Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Box 1, Folder 1

British Information Services, "Parachute Corps"

Box 1, Folder 1

Division I & E Office, "G.I. Bill of Rights"

Box 1, Folder 1

Kornfield, Joseph S., "Judaism and International Peace"

Box 1, Folder 1

Troop Information and Education Section, "Military Words with Pictures," parts I and II

Box 1, Folder 1

War Department, "Combat Lessons"

Box 1, Folder 1

Minimanual of Urban Guerrilla

Box 1, Folder 2

Box 1, Folder 2

Sumner, Charles, "The Duel Between France and Germany" 1911

Box 1, Folder 2

Sumner, Charles, "The Truth Grandeur of Nations" 1911

Box 1, Folder 3

Box 1, Folder 3

Lichnowsky, Prince, "My Mission to London" 1914

Box 1, Folder 3

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, "The European War" 1914

Box 1, Folder 4

Box 1, Folder 4

Balfour, A.J., "The Navy and the War" 1915

Box 1, Folder 4

Committee on Alleged German Outrages, "Alleged German Outrages" 1915

Box 1, Folder 4

Namier, Lewis, "Germany and Eastern Europe" 1915

Box 1, Folder 4

Struycken, A.H., "The German White Book on the War in Belgium" 1915

Box 1, Folder 5

Box 1, Folder 5

Adams, J.E. (ed), "Their Crimes" 1917

Box 1, Folder 5

Archer, William, "Shirking the Issue" 1917

Box 1, Folder 5

Borsa, Mario, "England and Her Critics" 1917

Box 1, Folder 5

Doran, George H., Company, "A War of Liberation" 1917

Box 1, Folder 5

Grey, Viscount, "The Conflict for Human Liberty" 1917

Box 1, Folder 5

Johnson, Douglas W., "The Peril of Prussianism" 1917

Box 1, Folder 5

Kowalczyk, Jan. J., "Prussian Poland" 1917

Box 1, Folder 5

Merz, Charles, "The First Session of the was Congress" 1917

Box 1, Folder 6

Box 1, Folder 6

Muir, Ramsay, "Mare Liberum" 1917

Box 1, Folder 6

Muir, Ramsay, "The Character of the British Empire" 1917

Box 1, Folder 6

Murray, Gilbert, "Great Britain's Sea Policy" 1917

Box 1, Folder 6

Passeleoq, Fernand, "The 'Sincere Chancellor'" 1917

Box 1, Folder 6

Towne, Charles H., "The Balfour Visit" 1917

Box 1, Folder 6

Unwin, Fisher T. Ltd publishing, "The Was on Hospital Ships" 1917

Box 1, Folder 6

Von Bissing, General, "General Von Bissing's Testament" 1917

Box 1, Folder 6

Wilson, President Woodrow, "The War Message and Facts Behind It"

Box 1, Folder 7

Box 1, Folder 7

Atschul, Charles, "German Militarism and its German Critics" 1918

Box 1, Folder 7

Bevan, Edwyn, "German War Aims" 1918

Box 1, Folder 7

Bevan, Edwyn, "The Pan - German Program" 1918

Box 1, Folder 7

Ehrhardt, Paul, "Disclosures of a German Staff Officer" 1918

Box 1, Folder 7

George, David Lloyd, "British War Aims" 1918

Box 1, Folder 7

Girey, Viscount, "The League of Nations 1918

Box 1, Folder 7

Gore, Charles, "The League of Nations" 1918

Box 1, Folder 7

Grant, W.L., Colquhoun, Mr. and Mrs. A., "Our Just Cause" 1918

Box 1, Folder 7

Hewlett, Mrs. Maurice, "Our Flying Men" 1918

Box 1, Folder 7

Newbolt, Sir Henry, "A Note on the History of Submarine War" 1918

Box 1, Folder 7

Patterson, E.M. (ed) "Financing the War" 1918

Box 1, Folder 7

Zimmern, A.E., "The Economic Weapon in the War Against Germany" 1918

Box 1, Folder 7

Smuts, General, "General Smuts' Message to Southwales" 1918

Box 1, Folder 7

Sperry, Earl E., "German Plots and Intrigues" 1918

Box 1, Folder 7

Weston, Frank, "The Black Slaves in Prussia" 1918

Box 1, Folder 8

Box 1, Folder 8

Kikuchi, Kan, "The Dawn of Western Science in Japan" 1924

Box 1, Folder 9

Box 1, Folder 9

Highs, Chas E., "The Permanent Court of International Justice" 1959

Box 1, Folder 10

Box 1, Folder 10

National Service Publishing Company, "Map Reconnaissance" 1930

Box 1, Folder 11

Box 1, Folder 11

Vendome Press, "Gold and Armageddon" 1934

Box 1, Folder 12

Box 1, Folder 12

Belegarde, Dantes, "Haiti and Her Problems" 1936

Box 1, Folder 13

Box 1, Folder 13

Hayes, Carlton, "Patriotism, Nationalism and the Brotherhood of Man" 1937

Box 1, Folder 13

National Peace Conference, "Conference on World Economic Cooperation" 1938

Box 1, Folder 13

Stately, Eugene, "War Losses to Neutral" 1937

Box 1, Folder 14

Box 1, Folder 14

Hodson, H.V., "The British Empire" 1939

Box 1, Folder 14

Leacock, Stephen, "All Right, Mr. Roosevelt" 1939

Box 1, Folder 14

Salter, Arthur, "The Dual Policy" 1939

Box 1, Folder 14

Wheeler-Bennett, John W., "The Treaty of BrestLitovsk and Germany's Eastern Policy" 1939

Box 1, Folder 15

Box 1, Folder 15

Holmes, John W. (editor), "Australia and New Zealand at War" 1940

Box 1, Folder 15

Manger, Wm., "Inter-American Highlights" 1940

Box 1, Folder 15

Williams, Rushbrook L., "India" 1940

Box 1, Folder 16

Box 1, Folder 16

Misc. Clippings re WWII events

Box 1, Folder 17

Box 1, Folder 17

Director of Public Information, "Canada at War" (July 1, October 1, November 1, December 1) 1941

Box 1, Folder 17

Ilsley, J.L., "Speaking of Money and War" 1941

Box 1, Folder 17

McDonald, H.F., "Veterans of the Present War" 1941

Box 1, Folder 17

Menzies, R.G., "Two Addresses" 1941

Box 1, Folder 17

Spry, Graham, "Canada" 1941

Box 1, Folder 17

Sun Yat-Sen, "China at War" (October 1, November 1, December 1) 1941

Box 1, Folder 17

Warburg, James P., "The Isolationist Illusion and World Peace" 1941

Box 1, Folder 18

Box 1, Folder 18

American Council on Soviet Relations, "The Molotor Paper on Nazi Atrocities" 1942

Box 1, Folder 18

American Russian Institute, "The USSR at War" 1942

Box 1, Folder 18

Callender, Harold, "The Enigma of the British" 1942

Box 1, Folder 18

Clark, G.N., "Belgium and the War" 1942

Box 1, Folder 18

Director of Public Education, "Canada at War" (January 1, June 1, August 1, November 24) 1942

Box 1, Folder 18

Union for Democratic Action, "The People vs. the Chicago Tribune" 1942

Box 1, Folder 19

Box 1, Folder 19

The Adjutant General's Office, "Your Job in the Army" 1943

Box 1, Folder 19

Director of Public Education, "Canada at War" January 11, 1943

Box 1, Folder 19

The Library of International Relations, "The USSR" 1943

Box 1, Folder 19

Ponomarov, B., "The Peoples of Europe vs. Hitler" 1943

Box 1, Folder 19

War Department, "Direct Fire Control for Automatic Weapons, Tracer Observation" 1943

Box 1, Folder 19

War Department, "To Bizerte with the II Corps" 1943

Box 1, Folder 19

Wilkie, Wendell, "One World", Simon and Schuster

Box 1, Folder 20

Box 1, Folder 20

Report to Congress on Lend Lease Operations

Box 1, Folder 21

Box 1, Folder 21

Ehrenburg, Ilya, "We Will Not Forget" 1944

Box 1, Folder 21

Stalin, Joseph, "For Victory and Enduring Peace" 1944

Box 1, Folder 21

US War Department, "Papuan Campaign" 1944

Box 1, Folder 22

Box 1, Folder 22

US War Department, "The Admiralities" 1945

Box 1, Folder 23

Box 1, Folder 23

Churchill, Winston, "The Sinews of Peace" (Iron Curtain Speech) 1946

Box 1, Folder 23

Masters, Dexter and Way; Katharine, Ed., "One World or None" 1946

Box 1, Folder 23

US War Department, "Guam" 1946

Box 1, Folder 24

Box 1, Folder 24

Department of the Army, "Utah Beach to Cherbourg" 1947

Box 1, Folder 24

Ward, Harry F., "Soviet Democracy" 1947

Box 1, Folder 25

Box 1, Folder 25

Statement of General Omar N. Bradley, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff before the armed services committee of the House of Representatives 1949

Box 1, Folder 26

Box 1, Folder 26

Social Welfare Programs for the Blind 1950

Box 2, Folder 1

Box 2, Folder 1

Department of the Army, "Officers Call" 1950

Box 2, Folder 1

Department of Defense, "The Armed Forces Officer" 1950

Box 2, Folder 1

M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Strategic Area Maps 1950

Box 2, Folder 2

Box 2, Folder 2

"Operation Ripper," reprint from The East Central Front 1951

Box 2, Folder 2

Douglas, Wm. O., "The Fire of Iran," reprint from LIFE magazine June 18, 1951

Box 2, Folder 2

Schneck, Hubert, "Conservation for Peace" 1951

Box 2, Folder 3

Box 2, Folder 3

MAPS: Sardinia, Italy, France, N. Africa (3) 1952

Box 2, Folder 4

Box 2, Folder 4

"The Southeast Asian Collective Defense Treaty," text from Current History Volume 28 1954

Box 2, Folder 4

Karpinsky, V., "How the Soviet Union is Governed" 1954

Box 2, Folder 5

Box 2, Folder 5

MAP: Red China 1955

Box 2, Folder 5

Molotov, V.M., "The International Situation and Soviet Foreign Policy" 1955

Box 2, Folder 6

Box 2, Folder 6

"Tactical Consideration of Chemical, Biological, or Radiological (CBR) Warfare for Small Units" 1956

Box 2, Folder 7

Box 2, Folder 7

Columbia University, "International Stability and Progress" 1957

Box 2, Folder 8

Box 2, Folder 8

Department of the Army, "Army ROTC Units and National Defense Cadet Corps Schools" 1958

Box 2, Folder 8

Master Lesson Plan (MLP): "Armor Operations" 1958

Box 2, Folder 8

Master Lesson Plan (MLP): "Fundamentals of Offensive Combat" 1958

Box 2, Folder 8

Master Lesson Plan (MLP): Fundamentals of Defensive Combat" 1958

Box 2, Folder 8

Master Lesson Plan (MLP): "Fundamentals of Patrolling" 1958

Box 2, Folder 8

Master Lesson Plan (MLP): "Estimate of the Situation" 1958

Box 2, Folder 8

Master Lesson Plan (MLP): "Engineer Plan for a River Crossing" 1958

Box 2, Folder 8

Master Lesson Plan (MLP): "Employment of Obstacles" 1958

Box 2, Folder 8

Rockefeller Brothers Fund, "International Security, The Military Aspect" 1958

Box 2, Folder 8

United States War Department, "A Guide to Army Philosophy" 1958

Box 2, Folder 9

Box 2, Folder 9

Deutsh, Harold, "New Crisis on Berlin" 1959

Box 2, Folder 9

Instructor Mission Management System (MMS) for Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), "Role of Armor" 1959

Box 2, Folder 9

Master Lesson Plan (MLP): "Security of Engineer Units" 1959

Box 2, Folder 9

Master Lesson Plan (MLP): "Combat Command Offensive Operations" 1959

Box 2, Folder 9

United States Army School, "Artillery Operations" 1959

Box 2, Folder 10

Box 2, Folder 10

Bradley, Gene (ed), "The General Electric Defense Quarterly" Volume 3, Number 1 January-March 1960

Box 2, Folder 10

Godber, JB, "Chinese Representation in the United States" 1960

Box 2, Folder 10

Mallory, Lester, "Social Implications of the Act of Bogota"

Box 2, Folder 10

Parks, E. Taylor, "The First Japanese Diplomatic Mission to the United States" 1960

Box 2, Folder 11

Box 2, Folder 11

Home, Honorable Earl of, "Foreign Affairs," British Information Services 1961

Box 2, Folder 11

McCabe, Gibson, "Seborg's AEC: Atoms for War of Peace" reprint from Newsweek October 16, 1961

Box 2, Folder 12

Box 2, Folder 12

United States Army Infantry, Tactical Operations Handbook

Box 2, Folder 12

Cuba United States Military Policy 1965-1966

Box 2, Folder 13

Box 2, Folder 13

Patrol Leader's Card 1967

Box 2, Folder 13

United States Army Infantry School (USAIS), "81MM Mortal Technique of Fire without a Fire Direction Center" 1967

Box 2, Folder 13

United States Army Infantry School (USAIS), "Small Arms Preventive Maintenance Checklist" 1967

Box 2, Folder 13

United States Army Infantry School (USAIS), "Close Air Support Guide" 1967

Box 2, Folder 13

United States Army Infantry School (USAIS), "Preventive Maintenance 81MM Mortar for Tropical Climates" 1967

Box 2, Folder 13

United States Army Infantry School (USAIS), Army Airmobility Handbook 1967

Box 2, Folder 14

Box 2, Folder 14

"The World Wars Officer Review: The Military Order of the World Wars", Volume 9, Issue 5; Volume 10, Issues 2, 3, and 5; Volume 2, Issue 5; Volume 12, Issues 1 and 2 1971

Box 2, Folder 15

Box 2, Folder 15

List of Depository Libraries (For Government Publishing) 1974

Box 2, Folder 16

Box 2, Folder 16

"Army Times," January 15, 1975; Book Review, 1975

Box 2, Folder 17

Box 2, Folder 17

"Republic of Philippines Provincial and Regional Map" 1980

Box 2, Folder 18

Box 2, Folder 18

Pocket Guides to: Arctic (1957), Austria (1953), Great Britain (1955), Germany, 3c. (1956), Japan (1950) and Korea (1956)

Box 2, Folder 19

Box 2, Folder 19

Map (2) Plan of "Krematorium in KzLager"; Okinawa 1944

Box 2, Folder 20

Box 2, Folder 20

Correspondence between Eloise Swain and Ruth Swain 1942-1943

Box 2, Folder 21

Box 2, Folder 21

Correspondence - Frankville 1961-1962

Box 2, Folder 22

Box 2, Folder 22

Lend-Lease Material

Box 3

Annals of American Academy of Political and Social Science, <u>Canadian National Problems</u>, Volume 65, 1913 (this item removed from collection, catalogued, and shelved; see PAC for Library holdings of this title).

Box 3

<u>Report of Operations</u>, 12th Army Group, Volumes 4 and 5

Box 3

United States Navy, <u>National Aviation Review</u>, 1958

Box 3

National Education Association (NEA): Propaganda Front of the Radical Left 1984

Box 3

Conquest Without War 1961

Box 3

How to Prevent Your Young Person from Becoming a communist

Box 3

Communism and the New Left 1970

Box 3

Why They Behave like Russians 1947

Box 3

The Roots of American Communism 1957

Box 3

Mission to Moscow 1943

Box 3

United States Foreign Policy 1950

Box 3

The Citadel of Freedom 1924

Box 3

Speaking Frankly 1947