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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Note.

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Robert Dark Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1917-1964.
    Collection number: 77078
    Creator: Dark, Robert, 1894-1976.
    Collection Size: 2 manuscript boxes, 5 card file boxes, 6 envelopes, 2 oversize boxes (6.7 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Orders, correspondence, speeches, clippings, and photographs, relating to the U.S. Army in the Philippines, 1931-1932, the activities of the 321st Infantry Regiment in the Pacific Theater, 1942-1946, and the invasion of Angaur and Peleliu Island, 1944.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Robert Dark Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1977.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Access Points

    United States. Army--Officers.
    United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 321st.
    World War, 1939-1945.
    World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Ocean.

    Biographical Note.

    1894 September Born, North Carolina
    1912 Joined United States Army as a private of the Cavalry branch
    1915 Noncommissioned Officer, Coast Artillery Corps
    1917 Second Lieutenant, Infantry branch
    1917-1919 Served with American Expeditionary Force in France, attained rank of brevet Major
    1931-1932 Served at Zamboanga, Mindanao, Philippine Islands
    1932-1933 Served at Vancouver Barracks, Washington
    1941 Colonel, United States Army
    1942-1946 Regimental commander, 321st Infantry Regiment, 81st Division, (1942-1944, trained in continental United States; 1944-1945, fought in Pacific campaigns, 1945-1946, served with occupation troops on Kyushu, Japan).
    1946 Resigned from United States Army.