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Chester E. Barr scrapbook

Guide to the Chester E. Barr scrapbook

Collection number: HMC-0495.
Barr, Chester E. Sr., Mrs.
Barr, Chester E.
Title: Chester E. Barr scrapbook.
Dates: 1942-1944.
Volume of collection: 0.2 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials in English.
Collection summary: Scrapbook of materials kept for a U.S. Army serviceman stationed at Ft. Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska.

Biographical note:
Chester E. Barr was a Corporal in the United States Army, 131st Signal Radio Intelligence Company. Originally from Sacramento, California, Barr arrived at the Army Docks in Anchorage, Alaska, on September 11, 1942. He was stationed at Fort Richardson from September 1942 through September 1944. While serving in the 131st, Barr received the Good Conduct Medal. While in Alaska, Barr was a member of the Fort Richardson Ski Club and took many photographs of his activities and surroundings, which he sent home to his mother who compiled the scrapbook.

Collection description:
This collection consists of a scrapbook of clippings and photographs relating to Chester Barr’s service in the U.S. Army, 131st Signal Radio Intelligence Company. The scrapbook, assembled by Barr’s mother, includes clippings on World War II in Europe and the Pacific; 34 photographs of Barr and his Army co-workers, local buildings, and scenery; and a document relating to Barr’s Good Conduct Medal.

Arrangement: The scrapbook pages were maintained in their original order.

Alternative formats: A xerographic copy of the scrapbook and 22 copy negatives of selected photographs are included in the collection.

Digitized copies: Selected items from this collection have been digitized and placed on Alaska’s Digital Archives. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Copyright to the materials in this collection are not held by Archives and Special Collections.

Preferred citation: Chester E. Barr scrapbook, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: This collection was purchased at internet auction by the Archives in 2000.

Processing information: This collection was arranged and described by Kathleen Hertel in 2001. The scrapbook was disbound and acidic pages interleaved with acid-free paper.

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