Daniel Denning papers and photographs
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.
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)
Language of Materials
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
This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from Daniel Denning on 2015/01/21.
No further additions are expected.
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.
- Manuals (instructional materials) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Nuclear weapons -- Nevada -- Testing Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Persian Gulf War, 1991 Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Photographs Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Programs Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- United States -- Politics and government Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Washington (D.C.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Daniel Denning papers and photographs
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