Register of the Robert Dark papers

Finding aid prepared by Donald Abenheim
Hoover Institution Archives
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Stanford University
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© 1998


Title: Robert Dark papers
Date (inclusive): 1917-1964
Collection Number: 77078
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 2 manuscript boxes, 5 card file boxes, 6 envelopes, 3 oversize boxes (8.7 linear feet)
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. Digital copies of select records also available at https://digitalcollections.hoover.org. 
Creator: Dark, Robert, 1894-1976.

Access

The photographic negative file in Boxes 3-7 is restricted. The remainder of the collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use.

Publication Rights

For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives

Preferred Citation

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

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1977.

Alternate Forms Available

Digital copies of select records also available at https://digitalcollections.hoover.org. 

Accruals

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.

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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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

 

Correspondence 1935-1946

Scope and Contents note

Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent.
Box 1

Collier, W. A. 1946

Box 1

Dark, Robert 1944

Box 1

McDowell, C. R. 1944

Box 1

Meachum, L. T. 1935

Box 1

O'Hanlon, Redmond 1945

 

Subject file 1931-1964

Scope and Contents note

Memoranda, orders, printed matter, charts, notes, etc., arranged alphabetically by title or subject.
Box 1

Camp Horn, Arizona, manouver grid 1943

Box 1

Civilian Conservation Corps, Medford, Oregon 1933

Box 1

Commendations 1942-1946

 

Eighty-First Division

Box 1

Divisional newspaper, Wildcat 1945

Box 1

Memoranda and manouver notes 1943

Box 1

Newspapers, San Luis Obispo Independent, and San Francisco Examiner 1944

Box 1

Officer list 1944

Box 1

Operation report, "Palau Island to New Caledonia, to Leyte Islands, to Japan, 5 January 1945-10 January 1946."

Box 1

Poetry

Box 1

Special orders 1942-1943

Box 2

Operation Stalemate II, draft of United States Marine Corps official history of Palau phase, western Carolines operation 1950

Box 2

Petit Barracks, Zamboanga, Mindanao, Philippine Islands 1931

Box 2

Petit Barracks, Zamboanga, post regulations 1931

 

Three Hundred Twenty-First Infantry Regiment

Box 2

Air ground tests, Camp San Luis Obispo 1944

Box 2

Company "L", Christmas program 1942

Box 2

Manouver adjutant's manouver file 1944

Box 2

Manouver handbook undated

Box 2

Movement, Camp Horn to Camp San Luis Obispo 1943

Box 2

Officer list undated

Box 2

Organization day 1942

Box 2

Vancouver Barracks, Washington 1932-1933

 

Speeches and writings undated

Scope and Contents note

Writing and speech as listed.
Box 2

"Notes on National Defense," typewritten carbon copy

Box 2

Speech relating to Moro tribe on Mindanao, typewritten undated

Boxes 2-7

Miscellany

Scope and Contents note

Pamphlets, reports, greeting cards, drawings, and photographic negatives.
Box 2

Miscellaneous clippings, greeting cards, printed reports, 1918-1944

Box 9

Coat of arms for the 321st Regiment Infantry 13 July 1931

 

Scrapbooks, assembled by Robert Dark, including newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and photographs relating to his career and the units with which he served 1933-1945

Scope and Contents note

Includes newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and photographs relating to his career and the units with which he served
Box 8

Scrapbook of Organized Reserve Duty, 81st Division 1935-1936

Box 8

Album of unidentified photographs undated

Box 9

Scrapbook of clippings and photographs of Camp Horn and 81st Division 1943

Box 10

Scrapbook of Pacific campaigns 1944-1945

 

Photographs 1942-1946

Envelope A

Four prints of Major Dark, with officers of 47th Infantry Regiment, American Expeditionary Force, France, 1917-8. 3 prints of Petit Barracks, Zamboanga, Philippine Islands, 1931. 1 print of squad Philippine Scouts, among them two Moro soldiers, Zamboanga, 1931. 12 prints various US Army activities in the continental United States, 1941. 31 prints of 321st Infantry Regiment, Camp Rucker, ALA 1942-1943

Envelope B

34 prints of 321st Infantry Regiment, Camp Rucker ALA 1942-1943

Envelope C

62 prints of 321st Infantry Regiment, Cam Rucker ALA 1942-1943

Envelope D

45 prints of 321st Infantry Regiment, 81st Division, on maneuvers Cumberland River valley 1943

Envelope E

10 prints, Camp Rucker, ALA.; 15 prints of 321st Infantry Regiment in desert warfare training, Horn Ranch, Arizona; 7 prints of 321st Infantry Regiment at Camp San Luis Obispo; and 12 prints of 321st Infantry Regiment at Camp Beale, 1942-1944

Envelope F

One print of George Catlett Marshall inspecting the 321st Inf. Reg., Camp Beale; 14 prints of 321st Inf. Reg. at Camp Beale; 24 prints of U.S. troops engaged in action on Anguar and Peleliu Islands; and 19 prints of Col. R. F. Dark and the 321st Inf. Regt. on Kyushu, Japan 1944-1946

Envelope mG

10 oversized prints of 321st inf. regt. in the U.S.A, and Pacific Campaigns 1942-1944

 

Photographic negative file 1942-1944

Scope and Contents note

Photographic negatives depicting scenes of Camp Rucker, Horn, San Luis Obispo, Beale, and Pacific campaigns.

Access

Photographic negative file in Boxes 3-7 is restricted.
Box 3

Infantry life 1943-1944

Access

Box 3 is restricted.
 

Amphibious landings 1943-1944

 

Artillery company action 1943-1944

 

Chaplains 1943-1944

 

Expert Infantrymen Group 1943-1944

 

Entertainment 1943-1944

 

Inspections 1943-1944

 

Miscellaneous, Division 1943-1944

 

Miscellaneous, Post 1943-1944

 

Miscellaneous, Regiment 1943-1944

 

Officers, group 1943-1944

 

Sports 1943-1944

 

Reviews, Division 1943-1944

 

Reviews, Regimental 1943-1944

 

Non-Regimental portraits, alphabetical order 1943-1944

Box 4

Infantry maneuvers and life 1943-1944

Access

Box 4 is restricted.
 

Andalusia maneuvers 1943-1944

 

Bivouac 1943-1944

 

Huntsville 1943-1944

 

Company Group pictures 1943-1944

 

Chaplains 1943-1944

 

General Mueller 1943-1944

 

Lebanon scenes 1943-1944

 

Officers, Regimental 1943-1944

 

Moving Pictures 1943-1944

 

Miscellaneous maneuvers 1943-1944

 

Miscellaneous, Divisional 1943-1944

 

River crossings 1943-1944

 

Regimental 1943-1944

 

Small miscellaneous 1943-1944

 

Sports 1943-1944

 

Scenic 1943-1944

 

Reviews 1943-1944

 

Party at Maxwell House 1943-1944

 

Non-Regimental miscellaneous 1943-1944

 

Chaplains 1943-1944

 

Expert Infantrymen group 1943-1944

 

Entertainment 1943-1944

 

Inspections 1943-1944

 

Officers, group 1943-1944

 

Sports 1943-1944

 

Non-regimental portraits and scenes, alphabetical 1943-1944

Box 5

Portraits 1942-1943

Access

Box 5 is restricted.
 

Unidentified 1942

 

Alphabetical 1942-1943

Box 6

Infantry training and life 1942-1943

Access

Box 6 is restricted.
 

First training 1942-1943

 

New Year's 1942

 

Field maneuvers 1942-1943

 

Christmas 1942

 

Chaplains 1942-1943

 

Expert Infantrymen groups 1942-1943

 

Entertainment 1942-1943

 

Inspections 1942-1943

 

Miscellaneous, Division 1942-1943

 

Miscellaneous, Post 1942-1943

 

Miscellaneous, Regiment 1942-1943

 

Review, Regiment 1942-1943

 

Review, Division 1942-1943

 

Sports 1942-1943

 

Officers, group 1942-1943

 

Rangers 1942-1943

Box 7

Camp Horn 1943

Access

Box 7 is restricted.
 

En route, train 1943

 

Chaplains 1943

 

Expert Infantrymen group 1943

 

General McNair 1943

 

Miscellaneous 1943

 

Officers, Regimental 1943

 

Organization 4 September 1943

 

Range 1943

 

Athletic training 1943

 

Sports 1943

 

Scenic 1943

 

Desert maneuvers 1943

 

Non-regimental portraits, alphabetical 1943

 

Declassified U.S. Government Records 1943-1945

 

2018 release of declassified records 1943-1945

2018 release of declassified records,, 1943-1945

Reading room workstation

Operation report, "Ulithi Atoll, and other Western Carolines-Islands, 21 September 1944-4 January 1945."

Reading room workstation

Operation report, "Operations on Peleliu Island, 23 September 1944-27 November 1944."