MARTIN L. "MARTY" DANEMAN PAPERS
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
World War II correspondence between Daneman and his high school sweetheart and future wife, Lois Z. Miller comprises the bulk of the collection. Since Daneman established the National Association of the 10th Mountain Division's Armadillo Chapter, its financial records and reunion planning documents also form a substantial portion of the collection. Limited World War II era memorabilia is also included.
Correspondence between Martin Daneman and Lois Miller comprises the bulk of the series. Limited correspondence from friends and family members is also included.
Newspaper clippings, articles and newsletters comprise a portion of the series. Also included are a receipt for flowers that Daneman wired to Lois and a cartoon drawing. A leather writing portfolio, which Daneman carried throughout the war and a selection of Daneman's poetry complete the series.
Armadillo Chapter financial papers and reunion planning documents comprise the bulk of the series. Also included are limited photographs depicting chapter activities.
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
The collection is open for research.
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Martin L. "Marty" Daneman was born March 9, 1925 in Brooklyn, New York. When he was thirteen, his family moved to Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from Chicago's Nicholas Senn High School in 1943. Daneman volunteered for service with the 10th Mountain Division on his eighteenth birthday. He was accepted and arrived at Camp Hale, Colorado in April 1943. Although initially assigned to the 86th Infantry Regiment, Daneman spent most of his service with the Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion of the 85th Infantry Regiment.
Daneman trained as an intelligence scout and observer. During combat operations against the German Army in Italy, Daneman received the Combat Infantryman Badge, Good Conduct Medal, Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster, and the European-African-Middle Eastern campaign ribbon with two battle stars. He attained the rank of corporal.
Following the war, Daneman returned to the United States to marry his high school sweetheart, Lois Miller. They wed on August 25, 1945 and had four sons. Daneman attended DePaul University and graduated in 1949. He moved to Texas in 1966 and retired in 1987 following a thirty-eight year career in sales and sales management with the Enro Shirt Company of Louisville, Kentucky. After his retirement, Daneman became a Republican party activist. He served in numerous capacities including Texas state co-chair of Veterans for Dole in 1996. He was also the Texas 26th Congressional District presidential elector for the 1996 presidential election.
Active in the National Association of the 10th Mountain Division, Daneman was the founder and chairman emeritus of the Association's Armadillo Chapter.
Other Finding Aids
Gift; Martin and Lois Daneman; 2005.
One oversize folder containing thirty-nine sectional maps of Italy, indexed by Daneman to show the battle objectives of the 85th Infantry Regiment during World War II, is included in collection TMD1, 10th Mountain Division Records.
Number of Boxes: 3 (3 linear feet)
- Administrative records. Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Camp Hale (Colo.) Subject Source: Lcnaf
- Camp Swift (Tex.) Subject Source: Lcnaf
- Correspondence. Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Daneman, Martin L., -- 1925- -- Archives.
- Memorabilia. Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Miller, Lois Zora -- Archives.
- National Association of the 10th Mountain Division, Inc. -- Armadillo chapter -- Archives.
- Soldiers -- United States -- Correspondence. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- United States. -- Army. -- Mountain Division, 10th.
- United States. -- Army. -- Mountain Infantry Regiment, 85th.
- MARTIN L. "MARTY" DANEMAN PAPERS
- December 2008
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