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Stanley Fuller Dole Papers M303

Title:
Stanley Fuller Dole papers
Creator:
Dole, Stanley Fuller
ID:
M303
Date [inclusive]:
1908-1962, undated
Extent:
2.0 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
Stanley Fuller Dole's U.S. Navy material including field maps, the bulk concerning Russia. Also includes Dole's autobiography, a personal history written for his Bowdoin 25th reunion, and a scrapbook of his high school and college years.
Preferred Citation:

Stanley Fuller Dole Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine

Stanley Fuller Dole was born on July 9, 1890, in Portland, Maine. He attended Portland High School and North Yarmouth Academy before graduating from Bowdoin in 1913. Dole served as an ensign in the U.S. Navy (1917-1921), was a member of the American Commission to Negotiate Peace (1919) and a member of the American Mission to Russia (1919-1920) during the Russian civil war between the Reds and the Whites. For his work in Russia he received two White Russian decorations, the Order of Saint Anne (3rd class) and the Order of Stanislav (2nd class). The bulk of Dole's business career (1921-1955) was spent with the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A&P). After retiring from A&P, Dole was Vice President of Olivet College in Michigan (1955-1958). He served as Bowdoin College Alumni Fund director (1944-1947), as a member of the Alumni Council (1947-1951), and as Overseer from 1951 until his death.

Dole died on October 4, 1962, survived by his wife, Valrosa Vail, whom he married in 1925, his son, Stanley F. Dole, Jr. (Bowdoin Class of 1947), two grandchildren, and a brother, Howard Dole.

Stanley Fuller Dole's U.S. Navy material including field maps, the bulk concerning Russia. Also includes Dole's autobiography, a personal history written for his Bowdoin 25th reunion, and a scrapbook of his high school and college years. There is correspondence and other printed material related to Dole's roles as Bowdoin College Alumni Fund director, Alumni Council member, and Overseer. Frequent correspondents include Harry Palmer, Chairman of the Sesquicentennial Fund, Seward Marsh, Alumni Secretary, and William Stewart Woodfill (Bowdoin Class of 1918).

Autobiography, pt.1, 1890-1918, written ca. 1961

Box 1 Folder 1

Autobiography, pt.2, 1890-1918, written ca. 1961

Box 1 Folder 2

Autobiography, ca. 1908-1938, for Class of 1913 reunion, written in response to Dean Nixon's request, ca. 1938

Box 1 Folder 3

Biographical material, 1914, 1948, 1962, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 4

Scrapbook, 1908-1913, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 5

Dole's U.S. Navy papers, 1917-1921, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 6-10

Greeting card from U.S.S. Florida, 1918 Christmas

Map-case C-4

Map of Russia, n.d.

Map-case C-4

Map with all information in Russian, (Novorossisk, 1910?)

Map-case C-4

Message sent from Russia by General Denkin to U.S. President, 1919 Aug 23

Box 1 Folder 11

Messages sent from Russia to the State Department by various officials, 1920 Jan-Nov, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 12-13

Miscellaneous U.S. Navy/Russia material, 1916-1921, 1962, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 14

Newspaper clippings, 1918-1929

Box 1 Folder 15-16

Newspaper clippings, 1930s

Box 1 Folder 17

Newspaper clippings, 1940s

Box 1 Folder 18

Newspaper clippings, 1954, 1962

Box 1 Folder 19

Newspaper clippings, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 20-21

Notes - handwritten, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 22

Reports from Dole to U.S. Navy Commanders, 1919-1920, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 23

Reports from others, 1920, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 24

Reports - unknown authors, 1919, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 25

Volunteer Army and Bolshevik Operations field maps, 1919 (3 file copies: May 1-Jun 1, Jun 1-Jul 1, and Jul 1-Aug 1)

Map-case C-4

Alumni Council, 1949-1951, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 1

Alumni fund raising, 1959-1960

Box 2 Folder 2

Correspondence and printed material concerning Bowdoin, 1940s

Box 2 Folder 3

Correspondence and printed material concerning Bowdoin, 1950-1951

Box 2 Folder 4

Correspondence and printed material concerning Bowdoin, 1952-1959

Box 2 Folder 5

Correspondence and printed material concerning Bowdoin, 1960s, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 6

General Catalogue of Bowdoin College correspondence, 1949-1950

Box 2 Folder 7

Notes for talks given re: Bowdoin, 1962, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 8

Sesquicentennial Fund campaign, 1947-1948

Box 2 Folder 9

Sesquicentennial Fund campaign, 1949-1952, 1960, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 10

Size/expansion of Bowdoin College, 1960-1961, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 11

W. Stewart Woodfill '18 material, 1949-1952, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 12
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