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Quinn F. Griffith photographs

Guide to the Quinn F. Griffith photographs

Collection number: HMC-0576.
Creator: Griffith, Quinn F.
Title: Quinn F. Griffith photographs.
Dates: 1948-1949.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in the collection are in English.
Collection summary: Photographs of a soldier stationed at Adak.

Biographical note:
Quinn F. Griffith was from Mobile, Alabama. He was a United States Army soldier with the 530th Quartermaster Supply Detachment, and was stationed at Adak Army Airfield in 1949.

Collection description:
The collection consists of the photographs of Quinn F. Griffith, a U.S. Army soldier stationed on Adak in 1949. The collection contains 15 black and white photographs (13 different images), plus an addressed envelope in which he sent the photographs home to his family. Subjects of the photographs include fellow soldiers, enlisted quarters, and area scenery at Adak Army Airfield, as well two locations in Europe. Two prints of particular note are elevated views of the enlisted or troop quarters area on Adak, primarily composed of quonset huts. Locations of two European prints are identified as Gatthard Pass between Italy and Switzerland, and Munich, Germany, in 1948.

Arrangement: Photographs in the collection are arranged by size.

Alternative formats: Four 4×5 black and white copy negatives were made of 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: Quinn F. Griffith photographs., 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.

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