Doyle K. Otto Papers
c.00653

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator
Otto, Doyle K.
Title
Doyle K. Otto papers
ID
c.00653
Date [inclusive]
1948-1951
Extent
0.1 Cubic feet
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Biographical Note

Doyle K. Otto, son of Earle G. and Myrtle K., was born circa 1930 in Danville, Ilinois. Otto had a younger sister by the name of Erlene R. Otto. It is unknown when the Otto family moved to Michigan. Doyle attended Everett High School, located on the south side of Lansing, Michigan, in the mid- to late-1940s. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army. From 1948 to 1951 he served in MacArthur's Army in Tokyo, Japan during the American occupation. Otto worked at the General Headquarters of Japan in the Counter Intelligence Section "handling confidential and secret documents."

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains the personal papers and memorabilia of Doyle K. Otto, who served with the U.S. Army in Japan following World War II from 1948 to 1951. There are a variety of photographs of different people and some negatives. Weekly schedules for his basic enlisted stenographic course over the course of several weeks are included. There are several greeting cards and letters to his parents from when Doyle was stationed in Japan. In the correspondence, Doyle writes about food, lodging, making friends with Japanese workers, and not getting paid in a timely fashion by the U.S. Army.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections November 2012

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824
517-355-2330
archives@msu.edu

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • United States. Army.

Genre(s)

  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Photographs

Geographic Name(s)

  • Japan -- History -- Allied occupation, 1945-1952
  • Tokyo (Japan)

Personal Name(s)

  • Tracy, Anne E.

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Collection Inventory

Folder

Basic Enlisted Stenographic Course- Weekly Schedules (Camp Lee, Virginia) May 3- July 30 

1

Cards, postage, business cards 1948-1951 

2

Drawings from Everett High School 

3

Letters 1948-1951 

4

Newspaper Clipping - obituary of Pfc. Edmon Gene Feeny 

5

Special Order from Fort Custer, Michigan March 6, 1951 

6

Short Essay on Women 

7

Photographs 

Box

Military photographs 

15

Co. 1919 US Naval Reserve, Great Lake, Illinois October 6, 1951 

Co. "A" 33rd Tank Bn. Reserve Comman 3d Armored Division, Fort Knox, Kentucky 1947 

People 

15
Drawer

People 

Collection Photos

Negatives 

Small Photographs