Frank O'Driscoll Hunter papers, 1917-1982.

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Hunter, Frank O'Driscoll, 1894-1982. Frank O'Driscoll Hunter papers, 1917-1982.

Frank O'Driscoll Hunter papers, 1917-1982.

The Hunter Papers, which fill two scrapbooks and 139 folders in 17 boxes, document the life and military career of Frank O'Driscoll Hunter from 1917-1982. The majority of the materials are comprised of news clippings from various newspapers and magazines which deal with his career and friends and family. Also included are personal correspondence (mostly with family members); official military correspondence, orders, and reports; commendations and awards; financial records; photographs; various subject files; and miscellaneous printed materials. Notable among the correspondents are General Carl A. Spaatz, Sholto Douglas, General Ira C. Eaker, Air Commander T.N. McEvoy, Wing Officer Margaret Forbes-Semphill, Herbert Buckmaster, General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, Colonel Robert H. Jones, Jacqueline Cochran and Floyd Odum, General Nate F. Twining, General Edward V. Rickenbacker, General Frank Mezar, General Leon W. Johnson, Grover A. Whalen, and Jock Whitney. Papers are arranged chronologically. Addenda to the collection (materials received in 1982) appear at the end of the collection, in boxes 1A-8A and include correspondence, clippings, photographs, maps, military records, and other papers.

17 boxes, 2 volumes, 1 oversize folder (8.5 cubic feet)

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