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

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Frank Dorn Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1927-1976
    Collection number: 84007
    Creator: Dorn, Frank
    Collection Size: 6 manuscript boxes, 28 envelopes (5.3 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Memoirs, correspondence, writings, memoranda, orders, and photographs, relating to General Joseph W. Stilwell, American military operations in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II, and ethnology in the Philippines.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection 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], Frank Dorn Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1984.


    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

    Stilwell, Joseph Warren, 1883-1946
    United States. Army--Officers
    World War, 1939-1945
    World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Burma
    World War, 1939-1945--China
    United States--Armed Forces

    Biographical Note

    1901, June 25 Born, San Francisco, California
    1912-1915 Studied violin
    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
    1953 Retirement
      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