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Daniel Denning papers and photographs

Identifier: SPEC-099

Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence, agendas, event programs, advance operation manuals, directories, blueprints, memoranda, and photographs created and/or collected by Daniel Denning of Washington D.C. ranging from 1952 to 2012 regarding the Desert Storm Victory Celebration and the Presidential administrations of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.


  • 1952 - 2012

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Literary rights, including copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their legal heirs and assigns. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Archives and Special Collections. The publisher must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical Note

Daniel Denning comes from a family with a tradition of military service. Denning's father, Pvt. Daniel Burke, fought in the Battle of the Bulge with the 84th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army. Daniel Denning graduated from Indiana University in 1967 with a BA in Government and received a Master of Public Administration (MPA) in 1974 from American University. During his military career, Denning served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs (1985-1986), Director of Department of Energy Defense Programs Congressional Affairs (1986-1988), and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs (2002-2007). In 1991, Denning served as the Executive Director of the Desert Storm Homecoming Foundation, a short-term organization dedicated to providing the 1991 Homecoming Celebration in Washington, D.C. for Soldiers returning from Desert Storm. Denning's position within Manpower and Reserve Affairs was responsible for overseeing Army functions relating to manpower, human resources, recruiting and retention, health affairs, training, readiness, and mobilization. In this position, Denning frequently helped plan and coordinate public events, such as inaugural parades, political conventions, and Presidential and Vice Presidential travels across the United States. Since 2009, Denning has served as a consultant for several defense contractors including Booz Allen Hamilton, MBO Partners, LLC, and Northport Affiliates, LLC.


8 Cubic Feet (9 boxes)

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Arranged in the following series:

Series 1: Desert Storm Victory Celebration records, 1991

Series 2: Presidential and Vice Presidential administration records, 1983-2012

Series 3: Photographs, 1952-1991

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from Daniel Denning on 2015/01/21.


No further additions are expected.

Related Archival Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie IN:

SPEC.D.001: Presidential and Vice Presidential Nominee Advance Operations manuals

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/04/20 by Lindsey M. Vesperry and Audra Butler. EAD finding aid created 2015/04/20 by Lindsey M. Vesperry. EAD finding aid updated 2015/04/27 by Brandon Pieczko.

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana 47306 USA