Guide to the Hartley G. Fleming Papers and Photographs 1848-1987

Senator John Heinz History Center

Summary Information

Repository
Detre Library & Archives, Heinz History Center
Title
Hartley G. Fleming Papers and Photographs
Creator
Fleming, Hartley G.
Collection Number
MSS 843
Date [inclusive]
1848-1987
Extent
0.5 linear feet (1 boxes)
Language of Materials
The material in this collection is in English.
Abstract
Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., Hartley G. Fleming served in both World War I and World War II, rising to the rank of lieutenant commander in 1954. The Hartley G. Fleming Papers and Photographs contain personal papers, records, and photographs from Fleming's widely traveled life.
Sponsor Note
This collection has been made accessible as part of an NHPRC-funded Basic Processing grant.

Preferred Citation

Hartley G. Fleming Papers and Photographs, 1848-1987, MSS 843 , Thomas and Katherine Detre Library and Archives, Senator John Heinz History Center

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History

Hartley G. Fleming was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on March 2, 1898. His father, J.W. Fleming, moved from California to Pittsburgh, where for 38 years he worked as a cashier, and later became vice president of Farmers Deposit National Bank. His mother was Jean Caven Fleming. Hartley Fleming began his military service in 1917, after briefly studying at Princeton University. During World War I, he served in both the United States Army and Navy, shuttling troops between Hoboken, NJ, and Brest, France. After the war, he managed investment securities in Pittsburgh and New York, before spending two years with the American Can Co. in Honolulu. Fleming then moved to Pasadena, Ca., where he worked in the real estate business. During World War II, he began a second tour of duty in the Navy, rising from the rank of lieutenant to lieutenant commander by 1954. During this time, he also traveled extensively in Asia and northern Africa. After retiring in 1959, he moved to La Jolla, Ca., where he lived until his death on March 1, 1987.

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Scope and Content Notes

The Hartley G. Fleming Papers and Photographs contain personal papers, family photographs, and official records from the life of Hartley Given Fleming. The collection holds official documents from Fleming's years of military service, including discharge papers, medical assessments, officer applications, and certificates. Also included are items from Fleming's civilian career in real estate and investment. In addition to newspaper clippings about Fleming's life, the papers include personal items such as family photographs, private correspondence, childhood drawings, and a leather-bound bible. .

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Senator John Heinz History Center Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania , October 2012

Senator John Heinz History Center
1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-454-6364
library@heinzhistorycenter.org
http://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/libraryArchives.aspx

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with the Senator John Heinz History Center. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the Thomas and Katherine Detre Library and Archives of the Senator John Heinz History Center.

Acquisition Information

Gift from Richard L. Linder in 1987.

Archives accession # 1987.0023

Processing Information

Preliminary processing by Patrick R. Dunn on 9/14/2012.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • United States. Navy.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Pittsburgh (Pa.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Fleming, Hartley G.

Subject(s)

  • World War, 1914-1918.
  • World War, 1939-1945.

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