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Dixie West photograph album

Guide to the Dixie West photograph album
undated, 1942-1945

Collection number: HMC-0127.
Creator: West, Dixie.
Title: Dixie West photograph album.
Dates: undated, 1942-1945.
Volume of collection: 0.25 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in the collection are in English.
Collection summary: Photograph album of a nurse who worked at the Bishop Rowe Hospital in Ketchikan.

Biographical note:
Dixie West was a nurse from Kentucky who worked for a time at the Bishop Rowe General Hospital in Ketchikan. In 1945, she was the special supervisor of nurses at Louisville General Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

Collection description:
The collection consists of the photograph album of Dixie West. The collection contains: a xerographic copy of the original 31-page photograph album, photographs and photo post cards from the album, and a photograph clipping from the Louisville Courier-Journal showing West holding an abandoned baby at Louisville General Hospital. Subjects of the photographs include: Dixie West, friends and family, Ketchikan area scenery, fellow medical staff at the Bishop Rowe Hospital in Ketchikan, the ship MS Hygiene at a Ketchikan dock, and two groups of nurses or nursing students. Subjects of the photo post cards include: Bishop Rowe General Hospital, a street scene of Wrangell, an aerial view of Wrangell, Chief Shakes Community House and Totems at Wrangell, Franklin Street in Juneau (all taken by photographer Otto Schallerer), and a color aerial view of Juneau.

Arrangement: Collection materials are arranged by document type. Photographs were rearranged by size.

Alternative formats: The collection includes a xerographic copy of the album indicating the original order of the materials. Copy negatives were made from selected photographs in the collection.

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Archives does not hold copyright to materials in the collection.

Preferred citation: Dixie West photograph album, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The collection was purchased via Internet auction in 2003.

Processing information: The photograph album dismantled, materials rearranged, and the collection described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2003. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Veronica Denison in 2015.

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