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Frankville U.S. Military Collection, 1911-1984 | Special Collections & University Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: Frankville U.S. Military Collection, 1911-1984Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Frankville, Dr. Dominick (1917-2006)

Extent: 4.25 Linear Feet

Subjects: Frankville, Dom--Archives, United States--History, Military--20th century--Sources, World politics--20th century--Sources, World War, 1914-1918--Sources, World War, 1939-1945--Sources

Forms of Material: Personal Papers

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Frankville US Military Collection documents Dr. Dominick Frankville's career in the military and academia. The majority of the collection contains historical research pertaining to Frankville’s master's thesis, as well as materials from military classes he taught at DePaul University.  The collection also includes materials from his military assignments.  The majority of documents focus on US military history and Soviet relations after WWII.   Highlights of the collection include several small publications about military history which relate to Frankville’s research.  These materials include diaristic accounts of German and Russian officers during WWII, weapons profiles, field manuals, and detailed writings about battles fought in the Pacific and European theatres.  Substantial parts of the collection concern the Cold War era, especially with regard to US and Russian foreign policy. Items of interest include materials regarding Soviet intelligence and foreign relations, Vietnamese policy, and international security in the nuclear age. Arranged chronologically, the collection is comprised of correspondence, pamphlets, reports, military documents, and books.

Biographical Note

Dr. Dominick Donati Frankville was an Army veteran, military historian, educator, and community organizer born on November 6, 1917 in Silvas, Illinois. He attended St. Ambrose College in 1938 and enlisted in the Army Reserve soon afterwards.  Over the course of his twenty-five year military service, Frankville served in the Second World War and two tours in the Korean War, retiring in 1962. During his service, he earned a bachelor's degree in history from Colorado College and a Master's of Arts in history from DePaul University.  Frankville's master's thesis, titled "The Lend-lease Program and US Aid to Russia from US Sources," focused on foreign relations between the United States and the USSR.  From 1960 to 1962, Dr. Frankville taught military history at DePaul University and wrote a workbook/study guide for senior ROTC students.  In 1969, he received a doctorate in educational leadership at the United States International University.

Later, Frankville settled in Point Loma and taught history at Dana Junior High School as well as several campuses in the San Diego Community College District.  He went on to volunteer at the Veteran's Museum and Memorial Center in Balboa Park, where he became founding curator in 1991. Frankville later became the chairman of the Memorial Day Committee at Fort Rosecrans, where he planned Memorial Day ceremonies for more than a decade.

Frankville was designated San Diego County's Veteran of the Year in 1993, and also received the George Washington Medal of Honor from the Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge.  He continued to teach at Pacific Beach Middle School until his retirement.  Frankville died on April 27, 2006.

Subject/Index Terms

Frankville, Dom--Archives
United States--History, Military--20th century--Sources
World politics--20th century--Sources
World War, 1914-1918--Sources
World War, 1939-1945--Sources

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives

Accruals: 1988, 2001

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Acquisition Source: Dr. Dom Frankville

Preferred Citation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, Frankville U.S. Military Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.


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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: British Information Services, "Parachute Corps"Add to your cart.
Item 2: Division I & E Office, "G.I. Bill of Rights"Add to your cart.
Item 3: Kornfield, Joseph S., "Judaism and International Peace"Add to your cart.
Item 4: Troop Information and Education Section, "Military Words with Pictures," parts I and IIAdd to your cart.
Item 5: War Department, "Combat Lessons"Add to your cart.
Item 6: Minimanual of Urban GuerrillaAdd to your cart.
Folder 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Sumner, Charles, "The Duel Between France and Germany", 1911Add to your cart.
Item 2: Sumner, Charles, "The Truth Grandeur of Nations", 1911Add to your cart.
Folder 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Lichnowsky, Prince, "My Mission to London", 1914Add to your cart.
Item 2: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, "The European War", 1914Add to your cart.
Folder 4Add to your cart.
Item 1: Balfour, A.J., "The Navy and the War", 1915Add to your cart.
Item 2: Committee on Alleged German Outrages, "Alleged German Outrages", 1915Add to your cart.
Item 3: Namier, Lewis, "Germany and Eastern Europe", 1915Add to your cart.
Item 4: Struycken, A.H., "The German White Book on the War in Belgium", 1915Add to your cart.
Folder 5Add to your cart.
Item 1: Adams, J.E. (ed), "Their Crimes", 1917Add to your cart.
Item 2: Archer, William, "Shirking the Issue", 1917Add to your cart.
Item 3: Borsa, Mario, "England and Her Critics", 1917Add to your cart.
Item 4: Doran, George H., Company, "A War of Liberation", 1917Add to your cart.
Item 5: Grey, Viscount, "The Conflict for Human Liberty", 1917Add to your cart.
Item 6: Johnson, Douglas W., "The Peril of Prussianism", 1917Add to your cart.
Item 7: Kowalczyk, Jan. J., "Prussian Poland", 1917Add to your cart.
Item 8: Merz, Charles, "The First Session of the was Congress", 1917Add to your cart.
Folder 6Add to your cart.
Item 1: Muir, Ramsay, "Mare Liberum", 1917Add to your cart.
Item 2: Muir, Ramsay, "The Character of the British Empire", 1917Add to your cart.
Item 3: Murray, Gilbert, "Great Britain's Sea Policy", 1917Add to your cart.
Item 4: Passeleoq, Fernand, "The 'Sincere Chancellor'", 1917Add to your cart.
Item 5: Towne, Charles H., "The Balfour Visit", 1917Add to your cart.
Item 6: Unwin, Fisher T. Ltd publishing, "The Was on Hospital Ships", 1917Add to your cart.
Item 7: Von Bissing, General, "General Von Bissing's Testament", 1917Add to your cart.
Item 8: Wilson, President Woodrow, "The War Message and Facts Behind It"Add to your cart.
Folder 7Add to your cart.
Item 1: Atschul, Charles, "German Militarism and its German Critics", 1918Add to your cart.
Item 2: Bevan, Edwyn, "German War Aims", 1918Add to your cart.
Item 3: Bevan, Edwyn, "The Pan - German Program", 1918Add to your cart.
Item 4: Ehrhardt, Paul, "Disclosures of a German Staff Officer", 1918Add to your cart.
Item 5: George, David Lloyd, "British War Aims", 1918Add to your cart.
Item 6: Girey, Viscount, "The League of Nations, 1918Add to your cart.
Item 7: Gore, Charles, "The League of Nations", 1918Add to your cart.
Item 8: Grant, W.L., Colquhoun, Mr. and Mrs. A., "Our Just Cause", 1918Add to your cart.
Item 9: Hewlett, Mrs. Maurice, "Our Flying Men", 1918Add to your cart.
Item 10: Newbolt, Sir Henry, "A Note on the History of Submarine War", 1918Add to your cart.
Item 11: Patterson, E.M. (ed) "Financing the War", 1918Add to your cart.
Item 12: Zimmern, A.E., "The Economic Weapon in the War Against Germany", 1918Add to your cart.
Item 13: Smuts, General, "General Smuts' Message to Southwales", 1918Add to your cart.
Item 14: Sperry, Earl E., "German Plots and Intrigues", 1918Add to your cart.
Item 15: Weston, Frank, "The Black Slaves in Prussia", 1918Add to your cart.
Folder 8Add to your cart.
Item 1: Kikuchi, Kan, "The Dawn of Western Science in Japan", 1924Add to your cart.
Folder 9Add to your cart.
Item 1: Highs, Chas E., "The Permanent Court of International Justice", 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 10Add to your cart.
Item 1: National Service Publishing Company, "Map Reconnaissance", 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 11Add to your cart.
Item 1: Vendome Press, "Gold and Armageddon", 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 12Add to your cart.
Item 1: Belegarde, Dantes, "Haiti and Her Problems", 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 13Add to your cart.
Item 1: Hayes, Carlton, "Patriotism, Nationalism and the Brotherhood of Man", 1937Add to your cart.
Item 2: National Peace Conference, "Conference on World Economic Cooperation", 1938Add to your cart.
Item 3: Stately, Eugene, "War Losses to Neutral", 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 14Add to your cart.
Item 1: Hodson, H.V., "The British Empire", 1939Add to your cart.
Item 2: Leacock, Stephen, "All Right, Mr. Roosevelt", 1939Add to your cart.
Item 3: Salter, Arthur, "The Dual Policy", 1939Add to your cart.
Item 4: Wheeler-Bennett, John W., "The Treaty of BrestLitovsk and Germany's Eastern Policy", 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 15Add to your cart.
Item 1: Holmes, John W. (editor), "Australia and New Zealand at War", 1940Add to your cart.
Item 2: Manger, Wm., "Inter-American Highlights", 1940Add to your cart.
Item 3: Williams, Rushbrook L., "India", 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 16Add to your cart.
Item 1: Misc. Clippings re WWII eventsAdd to your cart.
Folder 17Add to your cart.
Item 1: Director of Public Information, "Canada at War", (July 1, October 1, November 1, December 1) 1941Add to your cart.
Item 2: Ilsley, J.L., "Speaking of Money and War", 1941Add to your cart.
Item 3: McDonald, H.F., "Veterans of the Present War", 1941Add to your cart.
Item 4: Menzies, R.G., "Two Addresses", 1941Add to your cart.
Item 5: Spry, Graham, "Canada", 1941Add to your cart.
Item 6: Sun Yat-Sen, "China at War", (October 1, November 1, December 1) 1941Add to your cart.
Item 7: Warburg, James P., "The Isolationist Illusion and World Peace", 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 18Add to your cart.
Item 1: American Council on Soviet Relations, "The Molotor Paper on Nazi Atrocities", 1942Add to your cart.
Item 2: American Russian Institute, "The USSR at War", 1942Add to your cart.
Item 3: Callender, Harold, "The Enigma of the British", 1942Add to your cart.
Item 4: Clark, G.N., "Belgium and the War", 1942Add to your cart.
Item 5: Director of Public Education, "Canada at War", (January 1, June 1, August 1, November 24) 1942Add to your cart.
Item 6: Union for Democratic Action, "The People vs. the Chicago Tribune", 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 19Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Adjutant General's Office, "Your Job in the Army", 1943Add to your cart.
Item 2: Director of Public Education, "Canada at War", January 11, 1943Add to your cart.
Item 3: The Library of International Relations, "The USSR", 1943Add to your cart.
Item 4: Ponomarov, B., "The Peoples of Europe vs. Hitler", 1943Add to your cart.
Item 5: War Department, "Direct Fire Control for Automatic Weapons, Tracer Observation", 1943Add to your cart.
Item 6: War Department, "To Bizerte with the II Corps", 1943Add to your cart.
Item 7: Wilkie, Wendell, "One World", Simon and SchusterAdd to your cart.
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Item 1: Report to Congress on Lend Lease OperationsAdd to your cart.
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Item 1: Ehrenburg, Ilya, "We Will Not Forget", 1944Add to your cart.
Item 2: Stalin, Joseph, "For Victory and Enduring Peace", 1944Add to your cart.
Item 3: US War Department, "Papuan Campaign", 1944Add to your cart.
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Item 1: US War Department, "The Admiralities", 1945Add to your cart.
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Item 1: Churchill, Winston, "The Sinews of Peace" (Iron Curtain Speech), 1946Add to your cart.
Item 2: Masters, Dexter and Way; Katharine, Ed., "One World or None", 1946Add to your cart.
Item 3: US War Department, "Guam", 1946Add to your cart.
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Item 1: Department of the Army, "Utah Beach to Cherbourg", 1947Add to your cart.
Item 2: Ward, Harry F., "Soviet Democracy", 1947Add to your cart.
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Item 1: Statement of General Omar N. Bradley, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff before the armed services committee of the House of Representatives, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 26Add to your cart.
Item 1: Social Welfare Programs for the Blind, 1950Add to your cart.

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