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Manuscript Group 356
DANIEL B. STRICKLER COLLECTION
1916-1919, 1943-1957, 1967, & undated
3 cubic feet


A native of Columbia, Pennsylvania, Daniel Bursk Strickler was Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor from 1947-1951, a Pennsylvania State Representative from 1935-1937, and an officer in the 28th Division of the Pennsylvania National Guard from 1916-1959 where he rose to the rank of Major General. A graduate of Cornell Law School, he was admitted as a member of the Lancaster County Bar, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Blackstonian Club, Lancaster. He served in the Mexican Border Campaign, 1916; was wounded in France, 1918; landed at Omaha Beach, 1944; commanded the 109th and 110th Infantry at the Battle of the Bulge and was the recipient of numerous military decorations.

The collection consists primarily of photographs collected by Strickler, both loose and in albums, depicting his service in the 28th Division during World War II and the Korean Conflict. One album is devoted to his tenure as Lieutenant Governor under James Duff. Also present are correspondence (1943, 1945, 1947, 1948), military files (1950-1952), a field message book (1918), political campaign files (1946, 1947) publications concerning the 28th Division, a collection of maps used in World War I showing French battlefields (1911-1918), and miscellaneous newspapers (1951, 1952).

Originally some of these materials were in MG-272, the Pennsylvania Military Museum Collection, and were later transferred to MG-356 to consolidate material.



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