Guide to the Thomas Sampson photograph album
Collection number: HMC-0509.
Creator: Sampson, Thomas.
Title: Thomas Sampson photograph album.
Volume of collection: 0.2 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Photograph album of a U.S. Naval Reserve sailor in the 41st Construction Battallion who served in Alaska during World War II.
Thomas Sampson, Construction Mechanic 3rd Class, was a member of the 41st Construction Battalion of U. S. Naval Reserve. His tour of duty in World War II began in Boston, Massachusetts in 1942 and continued in Alaska from 1943 through 1944. Sampson arrived in Kodiak, Alaska in January 1943. While in Alaska he participated in a number of projects including the construction of artillery mounts in a battery on Long Island, near Kodiak.
This collection consists of an album compiled by Thomas Sampson detailing his service in the United States Naval Reserve in Alaska during World War II. The album contains schedules relative to his trip to Alaska, maps, poetry, and 220 black and white prints. The subjects of the photographs include fellow soldiers, equipment, buildings, and scenery. Other places shown include: the town of Kodiak; North Cape on Spruce Island; Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox Church, Kodiak; Seal Rock, also called Bird Rock, Sargent Creek, and Bell Flats on Kodiak Island; Long Island, east of Kodiak; the Alaska Highway; Sitka; and Dog Lake, near Lake Louise.
Arrangement: The collection is arranged in original order.
Alternative formats: The collection contains 21 black and white 4 X 5 conservation negatives made from selected prints 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 and Special Collections does not own copyright to the collection.
Preferred citation: Thomas Sampson photograph album, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Acquisition note: The collection was purchased by the Archives on eBay in 2001.
Processing information: This collection was described by Kathleen Hertel in 2001. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Gwen Sieja in 2015.