Guide to the Navy Seabee photograph album
Collection number: HMC-0570.
Title: Navy Seabee photograph album.
Dates: undated, 1936-1944.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Photograph album of a Navy Seabee starioned on Kodiak Island during World War II.
The creator of this photograph album was a Seabee with the United States Navy during World War II. His nickname was “Shad,” and he was stationed in Kodiak, Alaska, in 1943.
The collection consists of the World War II era photograph album of a Seabee stationed in Kodiak, Alaska. The collection contains the album cover and first page; eight pages of names, home addresses, and comments of fellow soldiers and friends; a Domain of Neptunus Rex certificate; and 73 black and white and 20 color-tinted photographs. Subjects of the photographs include: fellow sailors; Kodiak Island scenery; post cards of U.S. Navy Seabees in the Aleutian Islands and elsewhere during the war; Alaska post cards; an Alaska tourist photo set; and family and friends before and during the war.
Arrangement: The collection is arranged by type of material.
Alternative formats: Copy negatives were made from four of the photographs 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 materials in the collection.
Preferred citation: Navy Seabee photograph album, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Acquisition note: The collection was purchased by the Archives on eBay in 2002.
Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2002. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Gwen Sieja in 2015
|1||Two sailors in uniform||undated|
|2||Sailor in work clothes standing next to building||undated|
|3||“Bayard taken first part of July 1942.” Sailor in dress white uniform||July 1942|
|4||Man in swimming trunks standing in surf on beach||undated|
|5-11||Group of soldiers in helmets and field uniforms posing with rifles||undated|
|12||Group portrait of Seabees unit||undated|
|13||Portrait of three sailors standing in front of log wall||undated|
|14-15||Houses in deep snow||undated|
|16||Mountains with dock in foreground||undated|
|17||Aerial view of venting volcano||undated|
|18||“Island Lake,” Kodiak Island (Helsel, photographer)||1941|
|19||“Mill Bay,” Kodiak Island (Helsel, Photographer)||1941|
|20||“View from Mission Highway,” Kodiak Island (Helsel, photographer)||1941|
|21||“Mission Lake,” Kodiak Island (Helsel, photographer)||1941|
|22||“St. Paul Harbor,” Kodiak Island (Helsel, photographer)||1941|
|23||“Surf,” Kodiak Island (Helsel, photographer)||1941|
|24||“Near Kodiak Alaska” Wooded trail (Helsel, photographer)||1941|
|25||“Sunset,” Kodiak Island (Helsel, photographer )||1941|
|26||“Landing on Kiska – U.S. Navy Destroyer in foreground” (Official U.S. Navy photo)||undated|
|27||“The Seabees at Attu, in the Aleutians, exchanging Bayonet for Hammer” (Official U.S. Navy photo)||undated|
|28||“Seabee Barber Shop in the Aleutians” (Official U.S. Navy photo)||undated|
|29||“Hitch hiker strikes out alone,” small tank exiting from LST landing ship (Official U.S. Navy photo)||undated|
|30||“LST’s disgorge at Rendova Island, near Munda” (Official U.S. Navy photo)||undated|
|31||“Sea Beas in work up to their neck in South Pacific,” four officers standing waist-deep in water (Official U.S. Navy photo)||undated|
|32||“The Sea Bees on guard somewhere in the Pacific,” guard tower (Official U.S. Navy photo)||undated|
|33||“‘Trail to Tokyo’ Seabees build Road of Pontoons and dirt” (Official U.S. Navy photo)||undated|
|34||“Among the Ice Floes” (photo post card)||undated|
|35||“Cutthroat Trout Catch” (photo post card)||undated|
|36||“Fishing Stream” (photo post card)|
|37||“Gold Dredge” (photo post card)||undated|
|38||“Hair Seals, Southeast Alaska” (photo post card)||undated|
|39||“Moose Calf, Kenai Peninsula” (photo post card)||undated|
|40||“Reindeer on Seward Peninsula” (photo post card)||undated|
|41||“Spring Break-up on the Tanana” (photo post card)||undated|
|42||“Kodiak Brown Bear”(Helsel photo, No. A-506)||undated|
|43||“Nugget Chain – Alaska.”; (Helsel photo, No. A-509)||undated|
|44||“Mallards at Sunset – Alaska” (Helsel photo, No. 650)||undated|
|45||Husky sled dog in snow (photo post card); Photograph approved by censor, Alaska Defense Command||undated|
|46||Husky sled dog in harness (photo post card); Photograph approved by censor, Alaska Defense Command||undated|
|47||Four Inupiat women in fur parka (photo post card); Photograph Approved by Censor, Alaska Defense Command||undated|
|48||“A Wrestling Match – Alaska,” two bear cubs (photo post card)||undated|
|49||“‘Northwestern’ – Juneau, Alaska” Steamship covered in ice (Winter & Pond photo, No. 315)||undated|
|50-69||Alaska tourist photo set (20 different, color-tinted): Subjects include Chilkoot Pass, Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka, Seward, Mt. McKinley, the Yukon River, Alaska Natives, and animals||undated|
|70-94||Family and friends (25 different): People identified by full name include: Linda Lee Osborne (infant), Donna Kay McKee (child), Norma Jean McKee, Helen Corwin, and Bill Corwin. Two of the prints are identified as having been taken in Wilmar, California. Some of the prints were developed at photo finish shops in South Pasadena, California, and Waterloo, Iowa||undated, 1936-1944|