Request Material

James Edward Drake papers

James Edward Drake papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: James Edward Drake papers
Creator: Mitchell, David Yoakley
Inclusive Dates: 1920-1940
Language(s): English
Extent: 1.5 Linear Feet 1 box, 1 Hollinger box
Collection Number: ms4273
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

James Edward Drake (1902-1969) was a native of Atlanta, Georgia, and served in the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps (1919-1921), the U.S. Navy (until 1934) as a yeoman 1st class and ship's writer, and in the Naval Reserve. He briefly served as a prison guard in the United States Penitentiary in Atlanta. He served with the U.S. Border Patrol as a patrol inspector in Mobile, Alabama and Sarasota, Florida. He was married to Gladys Hogg from 1928-1941, and Ethel Lee Smith in 1957.

Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence and paperwork ragarding his time serving in the U.S. Navy, and his work with the U.S. Border Patrol. Also included is correspondence from his first wife Gladys and friends. Items include documents related to Border Patrol investigations, and immigration policies and procedures printed during the 1930s when the Border Patrol was undegoing s significant expansion.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James Edward Drake papers, ms4273, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

This collection forms part of the Jule Carnes Mitchell, Jr. Archive of Southern Record.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Border patrol agents
Criminal investigation -- United States.
Immigration enforcement -- United States
Prison wardens
U.S. Border Patrol
United States. Navy

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1928-1938
12Correspondence - From Gladys Drake, 1927-1938
13Correspondence - to Gladys Drake, 1934-1939
14U.S. Army discharge certificate, 1934
15U.S. Navy, Naval Reserve - correspondence, orders
16U.S. Navy - writing
17U.S. Penitentiary - Atlanta, Georgia, 1929-1930
18-9U.S. Border Patrol - memos, bulletins, orders
110U.S. Border Patrol - investigations
111U.S. Border Patrol - legal documents, statements
112U.S. Border Patrol - exam materials
113Photographs - unidentified
114Personal business
115Newspaper clippings regarding immigration
116Printed materials - Federal employees
117Printed materials - Border Patrol Training School, 1937 September
2Printed materials (bound) - Indexes, regulations