Manuscripts Division
William L. Clements Library
University of Michigan

Finding aid for
Frank B. Haines Collection, 1916-1917

Finding aid created by
Cheney J. Schopieray, June 2008

Summary Information
Title: Frank B. Haines collection
Creator: Haines, Mrs. Frank B.
Inclusive dates: 1916-1917
Extent: 48 items (0.25 linear feet)
Abstract:
The Frank B. Haines collection is made up of letters and postcards to Mr. Haines' wife in Duryea, Pennsylvania, from a U.S. Army camp in Douglas, Arizona, where he served in the 11th Infantry.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
909 S. University Ave.
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
Phone: 734-764-2347
Web Site: www.clements.umich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

2007. M-4582.1.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright status is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

Frank B. Haines Collection, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan


Biography

Frank B. Haines served in the U.S. 11th Infantry while it was stationed in Douglas, Arizona, as a border guard during the Punitive Expedition into Mexico, 1916-1917. The 11th Infantry was formed during the Civil War and saw service in World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Frank B. Haines collection is made up of 48 letters and postcards to Haines' wife in Duryea, Pennsylvania, from a U.S. Army camp in Douglas, Arizona, where he served in the 11th Infantry, Company D. His letters are all addressed to "Mrs. Frank B. Haines"; he does not mention her first name in the letters. He wrote extensively about daily life, such as drills, guard duty, other work, and leisure activities. Rabbit hunting and dog fighting are among the recreations mentioned. Frank made remarks about Francisco "Pancho" Villa (see esp. letter dated December 5, 1916) and about news relevant to his service, such as a threatened railroad strike (December 31, 1916).

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Soldiers.
    • Soldiers--Recreation.
    • United States. Army--Drill and tactics.
    • United States. Army--Guard duty.
    • United States. Army--History--Punitive Expedition into Mexico, 1916.
    • United States. Army--Infantry Regiment, 11th.
    Contents List
    Container / Location Title
    Box   1  
    Frank B. Haines collection,  1916 January 4-1917 May 3 [series]