Guide to the Dixie West photograph album
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.
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.
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.