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Series Description

Box 1

BIOGRAPHICAL FILE, 1927-1954.

Scope and Content Note

Biographical sketches, orders and memoranda related to the career of Frank Dorn, arranged chronologically.
Box 1

CORRESPONDENCE, 1928-1974.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged by name of correspondent.
Boxes 1-2

CHINA-BURMA-INDIA THEATER, 1941-1946.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda, correspondence, reports, and maps, arranged chronologically.
Boxes 2-6

SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, 1929-ca. 1976.

Scope and Content Note

Manuscripts, notes, drafts of writings of Frank Dorn. Arranged chronologically.
Box 6

SUBJECT FILE, 1932-1974.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, memoranda, printed matter, arranged alphabetically by topic.
84007 - 10.A-V

AUDIO-VISUAL.

Scope and Content Note

1151 prints / 13 pencil drawings / 121 negatives / 24 postcards

Container List

 

BIOGRAPHICAL FILE, 1927-1954

Box 1, Folder 1

Awards, commendations, 1927-1947

Folder 2

Biographical sketches of Frank Dorn

Folder 3

Orders and memoranda related to the career of Frank Dorn, 1931-1954

 

CORRESPONDENCE, 1928-1954

 

General

Box 1., Folder 4

Letters of commendation, 1928-1949

Folder 5

Letters on retirement, 1953

Folder 6

Altieri, J.J., 1974

Folder 7

Barrett, David D., 1971

Folder 8

Ch'en Ch'eng, 1953

Folder 9

Hsiao I-hsu, 1953

Folder 10

Kirby, Lillian, 1948

Folder 11

Li Mi, 1957

Folder 12

Park, F.L., 1956

Folder 13

Pizer, Vernon, 1954

Folder 14

Radus (?), Harvey, 1945

Folder 15

Ridgway, Matthew B., 1954

Folder 16

Stilwell, Joseph W., 1939

Folder 17

Sun Li-jen, 1952

Folder 18

Welk, Robert, 1944

Folder 19

Young, Jack, 1952

 

CHINA-BURMA-INDIA THEATER, 1941-1946

 

Memoranda, reports, correspondence (arranged chronologically)

Box 1, Folder 20

Butler, Harold (British Minister, Washington, D.C.) Directive, "Publicity Requirements for the War in Asia", n.d.

Folder 21

Chinese Eighth Army, Report on the Sung-Shan Campaign, n.d.

Folder 22-24

"Loss of Burma" (may have been written for the History of the China-Burma-India Theater, prepared by Gen. Stilwell's staff for the Department of War, 1944) This chapter undated.

Folder 25

"Status of the Chinese Troops in Yunnan", n.d.

Folder 26

Stilwell, Maj. Gen. Joseph W. Orders from Assistant Chief of Staff, Washington, D.C., January 1, 1942

Folder 27

ANAKIM Project. General Plan, May 19, 1943

Folder 28

Dorn, Col. Frank. Memorandum to Gen. Yu Ta-wei, August 17, 1943

Folder 29

Condon, Col. Reynolds to Chief of Staff, Y-Force, Kunming. "Will the Chinese Fight?" (two copies, page 3 of copy 2 is missing), December 31, 1943

Folder 30

Dorn, Brig. Gen. Frank to the Commanding General, Headquarters, USAF in CBI. "Will the Chinese Fight?", January 4, l944

Folder 31

Personal Opinion of the Chinese Army to the Commanding General, USAF in CBI from Headquarters, Y-Force Operations Staff, March 21, 1944

Folder 32

Commanding General, USAF, CBI. Memorandum from Headquarters, Y-Task Force, May 9, 1944

Folder 33

Dorn, Brig. Gen. Frank. Memorandum to Col. Sandusky (copy to be transmitted immediately on receipt to Gen. Claire Chennault), May 9, 1944

Folder 34

Dorn, Brig. Gen. Frank. Memorandum to Gen. Hsiao I-Hsu, May 18, 1944

Folder 35

Notes and personal comments (typescript), May 10 to July 2, [1944]

Folder 36

Enslow, Col. Philip H. Letter to Middleton with notes of a conversation with General Lu Han, May 19, 1944

Folder 37

Dorn, Brig. Gen. Frank. Memorandum to Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell, May 22, 1944

Folder 38

Dorn, Brig. Gen. Frank. Letter to Col. Philip Enslow, May 28, 1944

Folder 39

Davies, John (?) Letter to Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell, June 5, 1944

Folder 40

Dorn, Brig. Gen. Frank. Memorandum to Chief of Staff, Forward Echelon, HQ USAF, CBI, July 11, 1944

Folder 41

Ch'en Ch'eng, Gen. Telegram to Brig. Gen. Frank Dorn, July 20, 1944

Folder 42

Dorn, Brig. Gen. Frank. Letter to Gen. Ho Ying-chin (two copies with letter of July 5, 1944 attached), August 4, 1944

Folder 43

Dorn, Brig. Gen. Frank. Memorandum to Gen. Hsiao I-Hsu, August 22, 1944

Folder 44

Condon, Reynolds. Memorandum to Chief of Staff, Y-Force Operations Staff on General Lu Tzu. Reply from Frank Dorn attached (page one is missing), September 11, 1944

Folder 45

Dorn, Brig. Gen. Frank. Memorandum to Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell on the Chinese Commanders in the Chinese Expeditionary Forces, September 22, 1944

Folder 46

Service, John S. Report to Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell entitled "The Need for Greater Realism in Our Relations with Chiang Kai-shek", October 10, 1944

Folder 47

Stilwell, Gen. Joseph W. Letter to Brig. Gen. Frank Dorn, October 20, 1944

Folder 48

Chung Shan-ching. Letter to Brig. Gen. Frank Dorn, October 22, 1944

Folder 49

"Reconstruction of the Burma Road", Y-Force Operations Staff, October 24, 1944

Folder 50

Press report on the recall of Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell, November 3, [1944]

Folder 51

Davies, John P. "The Chinese Communists and the Great Powers", November 7, 1944

Folder 52

Davies, John P. "How Red Are the Chinese Communists?", November 7, 1944

Folder 53

Davies, John P. "Will the Communists Take Over China?", November 7, 1944

Folder 54

Davies, John P. (?) Letter to Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell, November 21, 1944

Folder 55

Dorn, Brig. Gen. Frank. Historical Report of Y-Force Operations Staff, period 1 January 1944 thru 24 October 1944, for the Adjutant General, Washington, D.C., November 25, 1944

Folder 56

Davies, John P. "Comments on the Current Crisis", December 5, 1944

Folder 57

Davies, John P. "Reported Central Government Order to Attack New Fourth Army", December 9, 1944

Box 2., Folder 1

Davies, John P. "The Generalissimo's Dilemmas", December 9, 1944

Folder 2

"Training of Chinese Units", December 19, 1944

Folder 3

Taylor, Col. B.F. Memorandum to Frank Dorn, December 20, 1944

Folder 4

Davies, John P. "Increased Political Activity of Dr. Sun Fo", December 26, 1944

Folder 5

Davies, John P. "Visit to Yenan, December 15-17", December 27, 1944

Folder 6

McClure, Maj. Gen. Robert. Memorandum to Brig. Gen. Frank Dorn, "Reorganization of Chinese Training and Combat Command", December 17, 1944

Folder 7

Dorn, Brig. Gen. Frank. Letter to Maj. Gen. Albert C. Wedemeyer, December 28 1944

Folder 8

Dorn, Brig. Gen. Frank. Memorandum to Commanding General, U.S.F.C.T., December 31, 1944

Folder 9

"Letter to the Japanese People", ca. 1945

Folder 10

Dorn, Brig. Gen. Frank. Report to the Adjutant General, Washington, D.C. "Historical Report of Chinese Training and Combat Command (Y-Force Operations Staff and Z-Force), period 25 October 1944 thru 31 December 1944", January 1, 1944 (sic)[1945]

Folder 11

Wedemeyer, Maj. Gen. Albert C. Letter to Brig. Gen. Frank Dorn, January 3, 1945

Folder 12

Wei Li-huang. Letter to Brig. Gen. Frank Dorn, January 15, 1945

Folder 13

Tu Li-ming. Letter to Brig. Gen. Frank Dorn, January 15, 1945

Folder 14

Wedemeyer, Maj. Gen. Albert C. Efficiency Report on General Officer to the Adjutant General, Washington, D.C., January 25, 1945

Folder 15

Chieh Han-chien. Letter to Brig. Gen. Frank Dorn, January 30, 1945

Folder 16

Huang Chieh. Letter to Brig. Gen. Frank Dorn, February 2, 1945

Folder 17

"Completion of the Salween Campaign", compiled and distributed by Public Relations Officer, Chinese combat command, February 4, 1945

Folder 18

Hsiao Yi-shu. Letter to Brig. Gen. Frank Dorn, April 29, 1945

Folder 19

Dorn, Brig. Gen. Frank. Report to the Adjutant General, Washington, D.C., July 16, 1945

Folder 20

Li Hua-ying. Letter to Brig. Gen. Frank Dorn, December 19, 1945

Folder 21

Dorn, Brig. Gen. Frank. Memorandum to Lt. Col. Charles H. Franklin, on Y-Force, May 18, 1946

Folder 22

"Record of Burma Operations" (second supplement), issued by The First Demobilization Bureau, October 1946

Folder 23

Map of the Burma Road, 1943; Chinese map

Folder 24

Japanese flag presented to Frank Dorn by Gen. Li-whang (sic) Wei, December 1944

 

SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, 1929-ca. 1976

Box 2, Folder 25

"An Teh Hai (Palace Eunuch)", l typescript, l carbon copy, n.d.

Folder 26

"Ceremony at Huang Chi Tien for the Lying in State of a Dead Emperor", typescript with drawing, n.d.

Folder 27

"Li Lien Ying (Life Story from the Imperial Archives in the Forbidden City)", typescript, n.d.

Folder 28

"Life in the Imperial Palace, and the Excesses Which Led to the Communist Takeover", typescript draft, n.d.

Folder 29

Miscellaneous holograph notes

Folder 30

"The Political Situation Between the United States and China", typescript and photocopy of speech to the U.S. Naval Academy, n.d.

Folder 31

"The Significance of Discussions Between the United States and Red China", typescript of speech, n.d.

Folder 32

"A Tale of Three Cities", December 7-8, 1941, draft of Chapter I; "The Situation in China up to December, 1941, draft of Chapter II, n.d.

Folder 33-36

"This Fury", Prelude - page 269, typescript of novel, n.d.

Box 3., Folder 1-6

"This Fury", pages 270-890, typescript of novel, n.d.

Folder 7-9

"Walkout", carbon copy of Frank Dorn's account of the Burma to India "walkout" by General Joseph W. Stilwell, his staff and others who were fleeing the advancing Japanese troops, pages 1-275, n.d.

Box 4., Folder 1

"Walkout", pages 276-362, n.d.

Folder 2-3

Notes, research materials, lists for dictionary of the Negrito dialect, compiled by Frank Dorn while on duty in the Philippine Islands, ca. 1929

Folder 4

"Hungry Negritos in Their Watchful Forests", Asia, November 1931, p. 72

 

Holograph and typescript notes by Frank Dorn (probably for use in Dorn's writings)

Folder 5

Chiang Mon-lin, Dr. March 8, 1945

Folder 6

Condon, Col., interview, March 27, 1945

Folder 7

Darrah, Col. J.W., letter, April 19, 1945

Folder 8

Kennedy, Col. Vann, May 7, 1945

Folder 9

Kitts, Col. I.L., letter, March 16, 1945

Folder 10

Kung, Mrs. H.H. (Soong Ai-ling), interview, March 9, 1945

Folder 11

Middleton, Brig. Gen. J.W., letter, April 18, 1945

Folder 12

Payne, Lt. Col. W.K., March 2, 1945

Folder 13

Schwartz, Capt. March J., April 27, 1945

Folder 14

"Situation (Sino-American) in China", ca. 1945

Folder 15

Stilwell, Gen. Joseph W., typescript, ca. 1945

Folder 16

Sung Hsi-lien, Huo Kuei-chang, Huang Chieh, Chung Pin, Wang, Chou, Fang Tien, ca. 1945

Folder 17

Ward, Col. Ivan W., letter, March 12, 1945

Folder 18

Wedemeyer, Gen. Albert C., ca. 1945

 

"After the Flag is Lowered", autobiography of Frank Dorn, ca. 1974

Box 5., Folder 1

Preface, Part l

Folder 2

Part 2

Folder 3-9

Part 3

Folder 10

Part 4

Box 6., Folder 1

"Love and War at Pinatubo", photocopy, ca. 1975

Folder 2-3

"China in World War II, 1941-1945, From Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay", 3 photocopies, letter of rejection, bibliography, ca. 1976

 

SUBJECT FILE, 1932-1974

Box 6., Folder 4

Chiang Kai-shek - Letter to Major General Wendell J. Coats from Frank Dorn noting contingency plans made during World War II for the assassination of Chiang Kai-shek, May 7, 1969

Folder 5

China-Burma-India Theater. Miscellaneous printed material

Folder 6

Kennedy, John F. Chinese poem copied by Frank Dorn on the death of Kennedy, 1963

Folder 7

Miscellaneous printed material

Folder 8

Peking, China. Guidebook, 1934

Folder 9-10

Shanghai, China. International Settlement Incident between Japanese and American troops, April 29, 1932. Thermofax copies of correspondence and memoranda

Folder 11

Sino-Japanese relations. "The China Incident and Manchoukuo," 1937

 

AUDIO-VISUAL.

Envelope A

61 prints of Frank Dorn and others, Camp Sanchez, Philippine Islands; 63 prints of the Philippine Islands. 1926-29

Envelope B

147 prints of the Philippine Islands. 1929

Envelope C

128 prints of the Philippine Islands 1926-29

Envelope D

69 prints of Negrito tribesmen, Philippine Islands, circa 1929; 4 prints of scenes, Philippine Islands; 2 prints of maps of the Philippines, circa 1929.

Envelope E

26 prints of Frank Dorn, 4 miscellaneous prints, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, 1931-1932; 6 prints of Oregon, 1 print of Frank Dorn, 1 miscellaneous print, 1933.

Envelope F

4 prints of the Ming Tombs, Great Wall, China; 11 prints of Peking and environs; 5 prints of Potala, Jehol, China; 3 prints of the Temple of Heaven, Peking. 1934-1938

Envelope G

28 prints of Peking, 4 prints of Frank Dorn, 1935-1938; 9 prints of the Ming Tombs, 1935; 75 prints of Jehol, Dolunnor, Kalgan, 1935.

Envelope H

3 prints of Suchow, 2 prints Lien Yung, China, 1935; 3 prints of Frank Dorn and Anna May Wong; 2 prints of Anna May Won; 1 print of Frank Dorn and Mr. Mills, Peking, 1935-1936; 5 prints of T'ai Miao, Peking, 1936: 2 prints of Chou En-Lai, Hankow, China, 1938; 1 print of Frank Dorn; 7 prints of Frank Dorn and others, 3 prints of scenes in Shantung, China, 1937-38.

Envelope I

13 prints of the Summer Palace, Peking, 1935-1938; 13 prints of Peking; 26 prints of the Western Hills, Peking; 1935-38; 4 scenes of China from book drawings; 7 miscellaneous prints of China; 8 prints of Japanese atrocities, 1937.

Envelope J

6 prints of the Dowager Empress, Hze Hsi; 1 print of Emperor Hsuan T'ung (Pu Yi), circa 1922; 18 prints of China.

Envelope K

62 prints of China; 7 prints of beheading in China, 1928.

Envelope L

13 prints of China from books; 4 prints of China, 1936-38.

Envelope M

1 print of Frank Dorn, Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell, Frank Merrill; 4 prints of the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II; 2 unidentified prints; 2 prints of Gen. Wei Li-huang and Mrs. Wei. undated

Envelope N

13 pencil drawings of the China-Burma-India Theater, World War II. undated

Envelope O

8 prints of Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell and others; 3 prints of Frank Dorn and others, New Delhi, India, 1942; 1 print of Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell, 1 print of Gen Stilwell and others, New Delhi Airport after walkout from India, 1942; 1 print of Frank Dorn, John Davies; 1 print of Frank Dorn, Chou En-lai, Agnes Smedley; 1 print of Chou En-lai, 1 print of Fend Yu-hsiang; 1 print of Frank Dorn and others; 1 print of Frank Dorn, Gen. Stilwell and others in the China-Burma-India Theater, World War II. 3 prints of Chou En-lai; 2 prints of Chou En-lai, Frank Dorn, Agnes Smedley; 1 print of Chou En-lai and Frank Dorn; 1 print of Chou En-lai, Chu Teh, John P. Davies, Mao Tse-tung, Yeh Chien-ying; 1 print of Gen. Chiang Kai-shek and Mrs. Chiang, 1942.

Envelope P

49 prints of Kunming headquarters and training centers. 1943-1945

Envelope Q

1 print of Gen. Tu Li-ming; 1 print of Gen. Hsiao I-hsu; 1 print of Gen. Wei Li-huang. undated

Envelope R

29 prints of Walkout from Burma 1942

Envelope S

59 prints of the Salween Campaign. 1944-45

mT

9 prints of the Walkout from Burma. 1942

mU

56 prints of the Sino-Japanese War 1937

mV

1 print of Chiang Kai-shek; 1 print of James Stewart and Frank Dorn; 1 print of Clare Boothe Luce and Frank Dorn; 1 print of General Stilwell's party walking out of Burma, 1942.

Envelope W

19 prints of Frank Dorn and others, 11th Airborne Division, 1945; 3 prints of Frank Dorn and others, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, 1946-49. undated

Envelope X

17 prints of Frank Dorn and others, Carlisle Barracks, Pa., 1948; 3 unidentified prints, Carlisle Barracks, Pa.

Envelope Y

1 print of Frank Dorn; 3 prints of Frank Dorn and others, 1952; 4 prints of atomic tests in Nevada, 1953; 1 print of Frank Dorn, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower and others; 2 prints of Frank Dorn and others; 1 print of Frank Dorn, Lt. Gen. and Mrs. Clovis Byers, 1972.

Envelope Z

12 prints of Austria' 17 postcards of Austria, 1947; 5 postcards of Borobodor, Java, 1938; 19 postcards of Bali, 1938-39.

Envelope AA

119 negatives undated

mBB

2 negatives of maps: Lower Burma Campaign; Upper Burma, General Joseph W. Stilwell's Route, April 25 - May 24, 1942. 1942