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Dayne Donovan Collection M/A 1994.15.01

Dayne Donovan Collection M/A 1994.15.01

Creator:Donovan, Dayne, 1892-1967
Title: Dayne Donovan Collection
Quantity: 1.0 boxes
Repository: James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library


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 Examing 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.

Collection Description

One box. The collection consists of family records and papers, school notebooks and yearbooks, World War I memorabilia, postcards, photographs, and newspaper clippings.

Subject Headings


World War, 1914-1918.

Table of Contents

Family records and papers undated and 1873-1924 -- Box 1, Folder 1
Garfield Junior High history notebook September 1905-June 1906 -- Box 1, Folder 2
Minneapolis Central High School yearbook 1911 -- Box 1, Folder 3
World War I memorabilia undated and May 1917-? -- Box 1, Folder 4
Postcards -- Box 1, Folder 5
Photographs -- Box 1, Folder 6
Newspaper clippings -- Box 1, Folder 7

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