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Guide to the Quincy H. Hale Army Air Service School Papers, 1918
Table of Contents
- Quincy H. Hale, well known La Crosse lawyer and civic leader, was born on March 24, 1893, in Spring Valley, Minnesota. In 1918 he graduated from the University of Minnesota with a law degree. Hale died February 28, 1987. These papers consist entirely of military notes and essays written by Hale while he was in training in the Army Air Service in Austin, Texas, in 1918. They contain nothing about Hale’s personal life.
- Collection Title
- Quincy H. Hale Army Air Service School Papers
- Date of Materials
- Hale, Quincy H., 1893-1987
- Call Number
- MSS Y
- 0.2 cubic feet
- Physical Description
- 1 archives box
- Language of Materials
- La Crosse Public Library Archives
[Identification of item], Quincy H. Hale Army Air Service School Papers, MSS Y, La Crosse Public Library Archives, La Crosse, WI
Quincy H. Hale, well known La Crosse lawyer and civic leader, was born on March 24, 1893, in Spring Valley, Minnesota to Samuel and Helen Hale. In 1918 he graduated from the University of Minnesota with a law degree. He joined the Army Air Service that same year and was sent to training school in Austin, Texas, learning aviation and balloon observation. The War ended before his training was complete, so he took a job with the law firm of Hartwell & Cowie in La Crosse in 1919. In 1925 he was diagnosed as having tuberculosis and went through a year of recovery at a sanatorium in Stevens Point. Shortly after his recovery he became a trustee for Oak Forrest Sanatorium in La Crosse, and thus began Mr. Hale’s long record of community service in La Crosse.
He was on the City Plan Commission for 18 years, was a trustee of the La Crosse Public Library for 27 years, being named Library Trustee of the Year by the Wisconsin Library Association in 1966. In 1929 Hale was elected president of the La Crosse County Bar Association and in 1945 he became the first La Crosse lawyer to become president of the Wisconsin Bar Association. He was vice chairman of the Pettibone Park Commission and was involved in the planning of the La Crosse Municipal Airport and the Mary E. Sawyer Auditorium. Hale was also on the G. Heileman Brewing Co. Board of directors for 48 years and served on the board of directors for First Federal Savings and Loan as well.
Quincy Hale was married to Helen Wilson in 1923. They had three daughters; Jane, Molly, and Helen. Mrs. Hale died on March 3, 1976. Quincy Hale died February 28, 1987.
Scope and Contents
The collection is made up entirely of notes and essays written by Hale while he was enrolled as a trainee at the Army Air Service School in Austin, Texas in 1918. The subject matter deals with military topics and says nothing about Hale’s life.
The topics are listed in alphabetical order and include the following; administration and organization of the U.S. Army, army regulations, artillery observation, camp sanitation, court martial, engines, gas defense, instruments, Lewis Gun, maps, Marlin Aircraft Gun, military courtesy, military hygiene, modern warfare, paper work, and rigging and meteorology.
La Crosse Public Library Archives 1988 February800 Main St.
La Crosse, Wisconsin, 54601
Access to Materials
Materials in this collection are available for patron use.
Donated by Quincy H. Hale, LPL Trustee (Accession No. 1988.001)
Processed by Bill Petersen, Feb. 1988
Controlled Access Headings
- United States. Army. Air Service.
- Hale, Quincy H., 1893-1987
- Military education
Administration and organization of United States Army
Marlin aircraft gun
Rigging and meteorology