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Hazel M. (Archibald) Draper Scrapbook Page

 Collection — Box: World War I Oversize Box 1, oversize: folder
Identifier: 2021-00-00-37
The Hazel M. (Archibald) Draper Scrapbook Page is a small collection consisting of one oversize scrapbook page documenting Draper's time serving with the Red Cross and her brother Norman Archibald's military service during World War I.

The scrapbook page inludes: a clipping of the masthead from the Seattle Sunday Times from June 14, 1919 promoting an article by Draper; a clipping from the June 29, 1919 Seattle Sunday Times with a complete article by Draper with photographs regarding her experiences in France and meeting General Pershing; a letter to Draper from Phelps Newberry of the American Expeditionary Forces Air Service personnel section dated December 7, 1918 regarding her brother's status as a prisoner of war; a telegram to Draper dated November 30, 1918 confirming that her brother was alive;, and a program from the University Club in Seattle from 1920 for a Christmas play listing her brother among the cast members.


  • 1918-1920


Language of Materials

The materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research and is accessible in the Dahlberg Research Center by appointment. For more information contact us.

Conditions Governing Use

The Museum of Flight (TMOF) Archives is the owner of the physical materials in the archives and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from TMOF archives before any publication use. TMOF does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.


.05 Cubic Feet (1 oversize folder)

Biographical Note: Hazel M. (Archibald) Draper

Hazel Marjory (Archibald) Draper was the sister of Norman S. Archibald and served with the Red Cross during World War I.

Draper was born to Silas Archibald and Elizabeth J. Langille Archibald on March 28, 1891. During World War I, she served with the American Red Cross in Paris, France. She was accepted for service in October 1918, a month after her brother, who was serving in the military, was captured in France. Draper performed as an entertainer in the Red Cross Hospital Hut Service and later worked in the vocational department. She was reunited with her brother in Tours, France in early December 1918, and served until May 1919.

After the war, Draper regularly wrote for the Seattle Times under the pseudonym "Dora Dean." She moved to New York around 1921, where she was successful as a songwriter, pianist, and performer. On November 12, 1926, she married Congressman Eben Sumner Draper, Jr., son of former Massachusetts governor Eben S. Draper (Sr.).

Draper was highly active in promoting her brother's book before and after its 1935 publication. She continued to compose music with great success, with one of her songs being used in a Broadway musical and writing an operetta to be performed for a United Nations Relief benefit.

Draper died in February 1973.

Sources: Museum of History and Industry, Norman Archibald and Hazel Archibald Draper Papers, (finding aid).

Related Materials

The Museum of Flight archives also has the Norman "Jim" S. Archibald Collection (1986-10-10-A). The Museum of History and Industry library holds the Norman Archibald and Hazel Archibald Draper Papers.

Separated Materials

A "Pilote Mitrailleur" medal for Norman S. Archibald was transferred to the objects collection.
Guide to the Hazel M. (Archibald) Draper Scrapbook Page
Completed - Level 2
N. Davis
Description rules
Language of description
Edition statement
1st edition

Repository Details

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Seattle Washington 98108-4097

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