Guide to the Darrell J. Inabnit Papers
MSS 2003/38

Summary Information

Repository
California State University, Sacramento Special Collections & University Archives
Title
Darrell J. Inabnit papers
ID
MSS 2003/38
Date [inclusive]
1938-1993
Extent
1.25 Linear feet  (1 record carton)
Language
English

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], Darrell J. Inabnit papers, Department of Special Collections and University Archives, The Library, California State University, Sacramento.

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Biographical/Historical note

Darrell J. Inabnit was born in Ladysmith, Wisconsin on October 28, 1916, the oldest child of Henry Elmo Inabnit and Josephine Marie Krajecki. He attended local public elementary and secondary schools and, by 1937, he was a student at the University of Minnesota. He graduated with a B.A. in Medical Bacteriology in 1939. Several years later, he would continue graduate work at the Universities of Colorado and Illinois to focus on Education, Psychology, and School Administration.

In 1939, he served active duty with the Coast Artillery Corps. He joined the U.S. Army Air Forces in 1942. He eventually became a pilot and staff bombardier, where he served combat in the European Theater. In 1944, during a campaign in Italy, his plane was shot down by an enemy aircraft. He was later evacuated to Germany where he lived as a Prisoner of War in one of its stalag camps. He was freed in 1945, and received the Purple Heart shortly after. He retired in 1946 with the rank of Major.

In the years that followed, Inabnit taught high school biology and chemistry in Boulder, Colorado. From 1951-1953, he became an instructor at the University of Illinois where he taught psychology and education. He returned to the U.S. Armed Forces Institute in Madison, Wisconsin in 1954 where he became deputy. By 1958, Inabnit took over as director. In 1961, he served as dean of admissions and records at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.

In 1966, Inabnit became the administrative vice president of Sacramento State College. He served in that position until retiring in 1977, where he received the title "Vice President for Administration Emeritus".

Darrel J. Inabnit died of a stroke on October 18, 1996.

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Scope and Contents note

Collection consists of memory books, biographical information, and personal papers of Darrell Inabnit, administrative vice president emeritus of Sacramento State College.

Most interestingly, the memory books consist of letters, postcards, and photographs collected by Darrell while he served in World War II.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

California State University, Sacramento Special Collections & University Archives June 2010

The Library
2000 State University Drive East
Sacramento, CA, 95819-6039
916-278-6144
scua@csus.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright is protected by the copyright law, Chapter 17 of the U.S. Code. Requests for permission to publish, quote, or reproduce from collections must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives. Permission for publication is given on the behalf of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, The Library, California State University, Sacramento as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Accruals note

No additions are expected.

Processing Information note

Processed by Christopher Rockwell.

Appraisal note

There is no current criteria for records retention.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Inabnit, Darrell J.

Subject(s)

  • Prisoners of war--1940-1950.
  • World War II
  • World War II propaganda

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Other Finding Aids note

There are no alternate forms of this collection.

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

There are no technical restraints to this collection.

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Collection Inventory

Biographical n.d. 

Biographical n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 1

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U.S. Army 1938-1993 

U.S. Army Orders and Papers 1938-1941 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 2

U.S. Army Orders and Papers 1942 


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Mixed materials   1 3

U.S. Army Orders and Papers 1943-1944 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 4

U.S. Army Orders and Papers 1945 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 5

U.S. Army Orders and Papers 1946-1952 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 6

U.S. Army Orders and Papers n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 7

Veteran's Affairs Papers 1977-1993 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 8

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Education 1946-1954 

University of Colorado Graduate School 1946 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 9

University of Illinois Graduate School 1948-1949 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 10

University of Illinois Graduate School 1950-1952 


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Mixed materials   1 11

University of Illinois Graduate School 1952 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 12

University of Illinois Graduate School n.d. 


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Mixed materials   1 13

University of Illinois Graduate School n.d. 


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Mixed materials   1 14

University of Illinois Graduate School n.d. 


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Mixed materials   1 15

University of Illinois Graduate School - PhD Thesis 1954 


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Mixed materials   1 16

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Professional 1966-1967 

A Committee Report on an In-Depth Study of the Division of Health, Physical Education Recreation and the Department of Athletics at Sacramento State College November 13, 1969 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 17

Employment - Sacramento State 1966-1977 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 18

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Scrapbooks n.d. 

Scrapbook 1 - Lieutenant Darrell J. Inabnit CAC circa 1940s 


    Box Item
Mixed materials   2 1

Scrapbook 2 - Captain Darrell J. Inabnit AAF circa 1940s 


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Mixed materials   2 2

Scrapbook 3 - Prisoner of War Number 2246 1944-1945 


    Box Item
Mixed materials   2 3

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