Dayne Donovan Papers
Description of Contents
The collection consists of family records and papers, school notebooks and yearbooks, World War I memorabilia, postcards, photographs, and newspaper clippings.
- Creation: 1892 - 1967
- Donovan, Dayne (Person)
The collection is available for use in Special Collections at Minneapolis Central Library during the department's open hours.
Dayne Donovan was born to Daniel and Maud Laura (Williams) Donovan on July 19, 1892, in Auburn, Indiana. The family eventually relocated to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where Dayne attended Garfield Junior High and Minneapolis Central High, graduating in 1911. He enrolled at the University of Minnesota but ceased his studies in June 1913.
His military career was as follows: He applied for an officer's commission in the Officers' Reserve Corp (May 1917). Nearly a year later, he applied to the War Department's Aviation Examining Board, while he also took radio classes at Minneapolis's William Hood Dunwoody Industrial Institute. He was inducted into the Signal Corps (May 4, 1918) and was assigned to Company B, 6th Field Signal Battalion, Sixth Division, U.S. Army (June 12, 1918). He left for France on July 7, 1918.
Dayne Donovan died November 26, 1967, in Hennepin County, Minnesota.
1 boxes (1 box)
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- Dayne Donovan Papers
- Christopher G. Welter
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Part of the Hennepin County Library Special Collections Repository
Minneapolis Central Library
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Minneapolis MN 55401 U.S.A.