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Otto W. Eggerman scrapbook

Guide to the Otto W. Eggerman scrapbook
circa 1943

Collection number: HMC-0523.
Creator: Eggerman, Otto W.
Title: Otto W. Eggerman scrapbook.
Dates: circa 1943.
Volume of collection: 0.2 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials in English.
Collection summary: Scrapbook kept by a soldier stationed in Alaska.

Biographical note:
Otto W. Eggerman served in the U. S. Army in Alaska during World War II. H was a soldier in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 58th Infantry Regiment.

Collection description:
This collection consists of a scrapbook of photos and photo postcards relating to Otto W. Eggerman’s service in the Army while in Alaska. The photos include images of Eggerman and his fellow soldiers, friends from home, buildings, equipment, and scenery. The postcards include popular tourist images of scenery, fishing, and wildlife.  The collection contains 44 black and white photos and 11 black and white photo post cards, most of which are unidentified, the original scrapbook cover, a xerographic copy of the scrapbook, and copy negatives of 17 of the photographs.

Arrangement: The collection was removed from the scrapbook and the collection has been arranged in the following order: the xerographic copy of the scrapbook, the scrapbook cover, photographs, and copy negatives.  Photographs have been arranged by size.

Alternative formats: The collection includes a xerographic copy of the album indicating the original order of the materials as well as copy negatives of 17 of the photographs.

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

Rights note: Copyright to collection materials is not held by Archives & Special Collections.

Preferred citation: Otto W. Eggerman scrapbook, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Related materials: For more materials related to World War II, please see the World War II in Alaska topic guide.

Custodial history: The provenance and attribution of this collection are uncertain.  The scrapbook was purchased by a dealer from Otto W. Eggerman’s estate.

Acquisition note: This collection was purchased at internet auction by the Archives in 2001.

Processing information: This collection was arranged and described by Kathleen Hertel in 2001.

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