Deloise W. Graves papers

Guide to the Deloise W. Graves papers
1942-1945, 1963

Collection number: HMC-0543.
Creator: Graves, Deloise W.
Title: Deloise W. Graves papers.
Dates: 1942-1945, 1963.
Volume of collection: 0.25 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Photographs of a U.S. Army soldier in a quartermaster unit stationed at Adak.

Biographical note:
Deloise W. “Bud” Graves was from Cleveland, Ohio. He served in the Detachment Quartermaster Section, Alaska Department, during World War II. Graves was stationed at Fort Lawton in Seattle, Washington (1942), and Adak Army Air Field in the Aleutians (1943-1944). He was married; his wife’s name was Marjorie and their daughter’s name was Marjorie Ann.

Collection description:
The collection consists of Deloise W. Graves’ World War II era photographs. The 295 prints and 69 negatives were taken during the period 1942 to 1945. They are divided into two sections: service photographs and family photographs. The service photographs consist of 176 black and white prints, and 12 black and white negatives. Subjects of the photographs include a railroad trip to the west coast (November 1942); Graves’ stay at Fort Lawton in Seattle Washington (November 1942); and his stationing at Adak Army Air Field in the Aleutians (1943-1944). The photographs primarily depict Graves and fellow soldiers. The family photographs consist of 99 black and white prints, 10 Kodacolor prints, 27 black and white negatives, and 30 color negatives of Deloise Graves and his family and friends during the war. The primary subject of the photographs are his wife Marjorie and their infant daughter Marjorie Ann. Included in the collection with the photographs are a copy of a special order for Graves’ promotion to the rank of corporal, dated July 14, 1944; and a newspaper clipping of an article from the Cleveland Press about World War II era V-Mail babies, featuring photographs of Marjorie and Marjorie Ann Graves, dated April 17, 1963.

Arrangement: Collection is arranged by type of material, and photographs are further arranged by subject.

Alternative formats: There are 8 black and white 4 x 5 copy negatives made from selected prints in the collection.

Digitized copies: Selected photographs from this collection have been digitized and can be viewed on Alaska’s Digital Archives by searching for “Deloise Graves.” 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: Deloise W. Graves papers, 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 Jeffrey Sinnott in 2001. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Gwen Sieja in 2015.

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