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A.J. Vance scrapbook

Guide to the A.J. Vance scrapbook

Collection number: HMC-0532.
Creator: Vance, A.J.
Title: A.J. Vance scrapbook.
Dates: 1943-1944.
Volume of collection: 0.25 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary: World War II scrapbook of a man who served on the USS Mississippi.

Biographical note:
Lieutenant Commander A.J. Vance, United States Naval Reserve, served on the USS Mississippi (nicknamed ‘Ole Miss’) during World War II.

Collection description:
This collection consists of a scrapbook compiled by Lieutenant Commander. A.J. Vance during his service on the USS Mississippi. The scrapbook includes 175 black and white photographic prints of military personnel, civilians, scenery, city views, and buildings in ports in the Pacific. There are also published illustrations of action in the Aleutians; memos; telegrams; and mess tickets. The daily memos contain announcements to crewmembers including accounts of battles, casualties, and the ship’s operations. The telegrams tell of Vance being invited to dinner on another ship.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged by document type.

Alternative formats: The collection includes a xerographic copy of the scrapbook. Copy negatives were made from selected prints in this 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 this collection.

Preferred citation: A.J. Vance scrapbook, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The collection was purchased via eBay in 2001.

Processing information: This collection was described and the scrapbook dismantled by Kathy Hertel in 2001. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Veronica Denison in 2015.

Container list:

Folder Description Dates
1 Scrapbook pages 1943-1944
2 Loose photos 1943-1944
3 Telegrams 1943
4 Memorandum 1943-1944
5 Xerographic copy of scrapbook 1943-1944
6 Scrapbook cover 1943-1944
7 Copy negatives of select photographs 1943-1944

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