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Guide to the Darrell J. Inabnit Papers
MSS 2003/38  
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  • Scope and Contents note
  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Other Finding Aids note
  • Accruals note
  • Appraisal note
  • Processing Information note
  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note
  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Biographical/Historical note

  • 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