Register of the Frank Dorn Papers, 1927-1976
Register of the Frank Dorn Papers, 1927-1976Hoover Institution Archives
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|1901, June 25||Born, San Francisco, California|
|1915-1918||Student, San Francisco Insitute of Art|
|1923||Graduate, U.S. Military Academy, West Point|
|1926||Assigned to Philippine Islands|
|1935||Author, Forest Twilight|
|1936-1938||Military Attache's Office, Peking, China|
|1939||Promoted to Major|
|1939-1945||Aide and Public Information Officer for General Joseph Stilwell, 7th Division, III Corps, Headquarters China-Burma-India|
|1942||Promoted to Colonel|
|1944||Promoted to Brigadier General|
|1946-1949||Assistant Commandant and Acting Commandant, Army Information School and Armed Forces Information School, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania|
|1950-1951||Office of the Chief of Information, Department of the Army|
|Author, The Dorn Cookbook|
|1954-1957||Exhibits of paintings of Frank Dorn in: California; Galerie Andre Weil, Paris; Instituto de Cultura Hispanica, Madrid; Instituto Mexicano-Norteamericano de Relaciones Culturales, Mexico City|
|1958||Author, Just A Pinch|
BIOGRAPHICAL FILE, 1927-1954.
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CHINA-BURMA-INDIA THEATER, 1941-1946.
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SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, 1929-ca. 1976.
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SUBJECT FILE, 1932-1974.
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BIOGRAPHICAL FILE, 1927-1954
Awards, commendations, 1927-1947
Biographical sketches of Frank Dorn
Orders and memoranda related to the career of Frank Dorn, 1931-1954
Letters of commendation, 1928-1949
Letters on retirement, 1953
Altieri, J.J., 1974
Barrett, David D., 1971
Ch'en Ch'eng, 1953
Hsiao I-hsu, 1953
Kirby, Lillian, 1948
Li Mi, 1957
Park, F.L., 1956
Pizer, Vernon, 1954
Radus (?), Harvey, 1945
Ridgway, Matthew B., 1954
Stilwell, Joseph W., 1939
Sun Li-jen, 1952
Welk, Robert, 1944
Young, Jack, 1952
CHINA-BURMA-INDIA THEATER, 1941-1946
Memoranda, reports, correspondence (arranged chronologically)
Butler, Harold (British Minister, Washington, D.C.) Directive, "Publicity Requirements for the War in Asia", n.d.
Chinese Eighth Army, Report on the Sung-Shan Campaign, n.d.
"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.
"Status of the Chinese Troops in Yunnan", n.d.
Stilwell, Maj. Gen. Joseph W. Orders from Assistant Chief of Staff, Washington, D.C., January 1, 1942
ANAKIM Project. General Plan, May 19, 1943
Dorn, Col. Frank. Memorandum to Gen. Yu Ta-wei, August 17, 1943
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
Dorn, Brig. Gen. Frank to the Commanding General, Headquarters, USAF in CBI. "Will the Chinese Fight?", January 4, l944
Personal Opinion of the Chinese Army to the Commanding General, USAF in CBI from Headquarters, Y-Force Operations Staff, March 21, 1944
Commanding General, USAF, CBI. Memorandum from Headquarters, Y-Task Force, May 9, 1944
Dorn, Brig. Gen. Frank. Memorandum to Col. Sandusky (copy to be transmitted immediately on receipt to Gen. Claire Chennault), May 9, 1944
Dorn, Brig. Gen. Frank. Memorandum to Gen. Hsiao I-Hsu, May 18, 1944
Notes and personal comments (typescript), May 10 to July 2, 
Enslow, Col. Philip H. Letter to Middleton with notes of a conversation with General Lu Han, May 19, 1944
Dorn, Brig. Gen. Frank. Memorandum to Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell, May 22, 1944
Dorn, Brig. Gen. Frank. Letter to Col. Philip Enslow, May 28, 1944
Davies, John (?) Letter to Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell, June 5, 1944
Dorn, Brig. Gen. Frank. Memorandum to Chief of Staff, Forward Echelon, HQ USAF, CBI, July 11, 1944
Ch'en Ch'eng, Gen. Telegram to Brig. Gen. Frank Dorn, July 20, 1944
Dorn, Brig. Gen. Frank. Letter to Gen. Ho Ying-chin (two copies with letter of July 5, 1944 attached), August 4, 1944
Dorn, Brig. Gen. Frank. Memorandum to Gen. Hsiao I-Hsu, August 22, 1944
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
Dorn, Brig. Gen. Frank. Memorandum to Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell on the Chinese Commanders in the Chinese Expeditionary Forces, September 22, 1944
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
Stilwell, Gen. Joseph W. Letter to Brig. Gen. Frank Dorn, October 20, 1944
Chung Shan-ching. Letter to Brig. Gen. Frank Dorn, October 22, 1944
"Reconstruction of the Burma Road", Y-Force Operations Staff, October 24, 1944
Press report on the recall of Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell, November 3, 
Davies, John P. "The Chinese Communists and the Great Powers", November 7, 1944
Davies, John P. "How Red Are the Chinese Communists?", November 7, 1944
Davies, John P. "Will the Communists Take Over China?", November 7, 1944
Davies, John P. (?) Letter to Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell, November 21, 1944
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
Davies, John P. "Comments on the Current Crisis", December 5, 1944
Davies, John P. "Reported Central Government Order to Attack New Fourth Army", December 9, 1944
Davies, John P. "The Generalissimo's Dilemmas", December 9, 1944
"Training of Chinese Units", December 19, 1944
Taylor, Col. B.F. Memorandum to Frank Dorn, December 20, 1944
Davies, John P. "Increased Political Activity of Dr. Sun Fo", December 26, 1944
Davies, John P. "Visit to Yenan, December 15-17", December 27, 1944
McClure, Maj. Gen. Robert. Memorandum to Brig. Gen. Frank Dorn, "Reorganization of Chinese Training and Combat Command", December 17, 1944
Dorn, Brig. Gen. Frank. Letter to Maj. Gen. Albert C. Wedemeyer, December 28 1944
Dorn, Brig. Gen. Frank. Memorandum to Commanding General, U.S.F.C.T., December 31, 1944
"Letter to the Japanese People", ca. 1945
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)
Wedemeyer, Maj. Gen. Albert C. Letter to Brig. Gen. Frank Dorn, January 3, 1945
Wei Li-huang. Letter to Brig. Gen. Frank Dorn, January 15, 1945
Tu Li-ming. Letter to Brig. Gen. Frank Dorn, January 15, 1945
Wedemeyer, Maj. Gen. Albert C. Efficiency Report on General Officer to the Adjutant General, Washington, D.C., January 25, 1945
Chieh Han-chien. Letter to Brig. Gen. Frank Dorn, January 30, 1945
Huang Chieh. Letter to Brig. Gen. Frank Dorn, February 2, 1945
"Completion of the Salween Campaign", compiled and distributed by Public Relations Officer, Chinese combat command, February 4, 1945
Hsiao Yi-shu. Letter to Brig. Gen. Frank Dorn, April 29, 1945
Dorn, Brig. Gen. Frank. Report to the Adjutant General, Washington, D.C., July 16, 1945
Li Hua-ying. Letter to Brig. Gen. Frank Dorn, December 19, 1945
Dorn, Brig. Gen. Frank. Memorandum to Lt. Col. Charles H. Franklin, on Y-Force, May 18, 1946
"Record of Burma Operations" (second supplement), issued by The First Demobilization Bureau, October 1946
Map of the Burma Road, 1943; Chinese map
Japanese flag presented to Frank Dorn by Gen. Li-whang (sic) Wei, December 1944
SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, 1929-ca. 1976
"An Teh Hai (Palace Eunuch)", l typescript, l carbon copy, n.d.
"Ceremony at Huang Chi Tien for the Lying in State of a Dead Emperor", typescript with drawing, n.d.
"Li Lien Ying (Life Story from the Imperial Archives in the Forbidden City)", typescript, n.d.
"Life in the Imperial Palace, and the Excesses Which Led to the Communist Takeover", typescript draft, n.d.
Miscellaneous holograph notes
"The Political Situation Between the United States and China", typescript and photocopy of speech to the U.S. Naval Academy, n.d.
"The Significance of Discussions Between the United States and Red China", typescript of speech, n.d.
"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.
"This Fury", Prelude - page 269, typescript of novel, n.d.
"This Fury", pages 270-890, typescript of novel, n.d.
"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.
"Walkout", pages 276-362, n.d.
Notes, research materials, lists for dictionary of the Negrito dialect, compiled by Frank Dorn while on duty in the Philippine Islands, ca. 1929
"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)
Chiang Mon-lin, Dr. March 8, 1945
Condon, Col., interview, March 27, 1945
Darrah, Col. J.W., letter, April 19, 1945
Kennedy, Col. Vann, May 7, 1945
Kitts, Col. I.L., letter, March 16, 1945
Kung, Mrs. H.H. (Soong Ai-ling), interview, March 9, 1945
Middleton, Brig. Gen. J.W., letter, April 18, 1945
Payne, Lt. Col. W.K., March 2, 1945
Schwartz, Capt. March J., April 27, 1945
"Situation (Sino-American) in China", ca. 1945
Stilwell, Gen. Joseph W., typescript, ca. 1945
Sung Hsi-lien, Huo Kuei-chang, Huang Chieh, Chung Pin, Wang, Chou, Fang Tien, ca. 1945
Ward, Col. Ivan W., letter, March 12, 1945
Wedemeyer, Gen. Albert C., ca. 1945
"After the Flag is Lowered", autobiography of Frank Dorn, ca. 1974
Preface, Part l
"Love and War at Pinatubo", photocopy, ca. 1975
"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
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
China-Burma-India Theater. Miscellaneous printed material
Kennedy, John F. Chinese poem copied by Frank Dorn on the death of Kennedy, 1963
Miscellaneous printed material
Peking, China. Guidebook, 1934
Shanghai, China. International Settlement Incident between Japanese and American troops, April 29, 1932. Thermofax copies of correspondence and memoranda
Sino-Japanese relations. "The China Incident and Manchoukuo," 1937
61 prints of Frank Dorn and others, Camp Sanchez, Philippine Islands; 63 prints of the Philippine Islands. 1926-29
147 prints of the Philippine Islands. 1929
128 prints of the Philippine Islands 1926-29
69 prints of Negrito tribesmen, Philippine Islands, circa 1929; 4 prints of scenes, Philippine Islands; 2 prints of maps of the Philippines, circa 1929.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
6 prints of the Dowager Empress, Hze Hsi; 1 print of Emperor Hsuan T'ung (Pu Yi), circa 1922; 18 prints of China.
62 prints of China; 7 prints of beheading in China, 1928.
13 prints of China from books; 4 prints of China, 1936-38.
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
13 pencil drawings of the China-Burma-India Theater, World War II. undated
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.
49 prints of Kunming headquarters and training centers. 1943-1945
1 print of Gen. Tu Li-ming; 1 print of Gen. Hsiao I-hsu; 1 print of Gen. Wei Li-huang. undated
29 prints of Walkout from Burma 1942
59 prints of the Salween Campaign. 1944-1945
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9 prints of the Walkout from Burma. 1942
56 prints of the Sino-Japanese War 1937
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.
19 prints of Frank Dorn and others, 11th Airborne Division, 1945; 3 prints of Frank Dorn and others, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, 1946-49. undated
17 prints of Frank Dorn and others, Carlisle Barracks, Pa., 1948; 3 unidentified prints, Carlisle Barracks, Pa.
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.
12 prints of Austria' 17 postcards of Austria, 1947; 5 postcards of Borobodor, Java, 1938; 19 postcards of Bali, 1938-39.
119 negatives undated
2 negatives of maps: Lower Burma Campaign; Upper Burma, General Joseph W. Stilwell's Route, April 25 - May 24, 1942. 1942