ROBERT B. ELLIS PAPERS
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
The collection spans 1942 to 1998. Copies and transcriptions of letters sent by Ellis to his mother form the bulk of the collection. Included with the letters are copies of military orders and other materials that were enclosed with the original letters. A transcription of Ellis' war diary is also included. Book reviews of Ellis' 1996 memoir See Naples and Die and an article critical of fellow 10th Mountain Division veteran and presidential candidate, Robert Dole, completes the collection.
Robert Ellis wrote extensively to his mother, Jessie Lee Ellis, during World War II. The series contains copies and typed transcriptions of these letters.
A transcription of Robert Ellis' war diary is the most significant item in the series. Also included are the orders awarding Ellis the Bronze Star, an article, and reviews of his 1996 memoir, See Naples and Die.
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
The collection is open for research.
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Robert B. Ellis was born July 3, 1924, in Urmia, Iran, the youngest child of medical missionaries, Wilder P. and Jessie Lee Ellis. He enlisted in the Army December 8, 1942, at Chicago, Illinois. He had one year of college, and listed himself as a student at the time of his enlistment. While serving with the 10th Mountain Division, he was assigned to the 86th Infantry Regiment, where he served in Companies L and M, as well as with the 85th Infantry Regiment, Company F. Ellis was stationed at Camp Hale, Colorado; Camp Swift, Texas and Camp Carson, Colorado. He also saw combat in Italy. During combat operations Ellis received a Bronze Star Medal for his actions near Mount della Spe on April 14, 1945. Following the war, Ellis attended the University of Chicago, receiving a Master of Arts degree in Diplomacy and International Relations in 1949. He served with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency from 1951 to 1980. Ellis published his 10th Mountain Division memoirs, See Naples and Die, in 1996. Ellis passed away July 4, 2002 in San Francisco, California.
Other Finding Aids
GIft; Robert B. Ellis; donated these materials March 17, 2000.
Number of Boxes: 1 (.25 linear feet)
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- Camp Hale (Colo.) -- Archival resources. Subject Source: Lcnaf
- Ellis, Robert B., -- 1924- -- Archives.
- Military records Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Personal papers. Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Ski troops. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Soldiers -- United States -- Correspondence. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- United States. -- Army. -- Infantry Regiment, 86th -- Archival resources.
- United States. -- Army. -- Mountain Division, 10th -- Archival resources.
- United States. -- Army. -- Mountain Infantry Regiment, 85th -- Archival resources.
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- ROBERT B. ELLIS PAPERS
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