Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Creator
Dole, Stanley Fuller
Title
Stanley Fuller Dole papers
ID
M303
Date [inclusive]
1908-1962, undated
Extent
2.0 linear feet
Language
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


Biographical/Historical Note

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.


Scope and Content

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).


Administrative Information

Publication Information

 George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288
scaref@bowdoin.edu

Collection Inventory

Box Folder
1 1

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

    1 2

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

      1 3

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

        1 4

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

          1 5

          Scrapbook, 1908-1913, n.d. 

            1 6-10

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

              Map-case
              C-4

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

                C-4

                Map of Russia, n.d. 

                  C-4

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

                    Box Folder
                    1 11

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

                      1 12-13

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

                        1 14

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

                          1 15-16

                          Newspaper clippings, 1918-1929 

                            1 17

                            Newspaper clippings, 1930s 

                              1 18

                              Newspaper clippings, 1940s 

                                1 19

                                Newspaper clippings, 1954, 1962 

                                  1 20-21

                                  Newspaper clippings, n.d. 

                                    1 22

                                    Notes - handwritten, n.d. 

                                      1 23

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

                                        1 24

                                        Reports from others, 1920, n.d. 

                                          1 25

                                          Reports - unknown authors, 1919, n.d. 

                                            Map-case
                                            C-4

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

                                              Box Folder
                                              2 1

                                              Alumni Council, 1949-1951, n.d. 

                                                2 2

                                                Alumni fund raising, 1959-1960 

                                                  2 3

                                                  Correspondence and printed material concerning Bowdoin, 1940s 

                                                    2 4

                                                    Correspondence and printed material concerning Bowdoin, 1950-1951 

                                                      2 5

                                                      Correspondence and printed material concerning Bowdoin, 1952-1959 

                                                        2 6

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

                                                          2 7

                                                          General Catalogue of Bowdoin College correspondence, 1949-1950 

                                                            2 8

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

                                                              2 9

                                                              Sesquicentennial Fund campaign, 1947-1948 

                                                                2 10

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

                                                                  2 11

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

                                                                    2 12

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