Guide to the Coast Artillery soldier photographs
Collection number: HMC-0578.
Title: Coast Artillery soldier photographs.
Dates: undated, 1941.
Volume of collection: 0.2 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials are in English.
Collection summary: Photographs of a cook who was a member of the 75th Coast Artillery, stationed at Fort Richardson during World War II.
The soldier who took these photographs was a cook with the 75th Coast Artillery Regiment (Anti-aircraft), Battery G. The regiment sailed from Seattle to Seward aboard the USAT St. Mihiel. Its 50 officers and 996 enlisted men arrived in Anchorage aboard the Alaska Railroad on November 30, 1940. The unit was stationed at Fort Richardson during World War II.
The collection consists of the World War II era photographs of a 75th Coast Artillery (AA) soldier. The collection contains 190 black and white prints. Subjects of the photographs include military training, fellow soldiers and cooks, scenery, and U.S. Army buildings and installations. Locations of the photographs include Fort Richardson, Palmer, Wasilla, Seward, and scenes along the Alaska Railroad between Seward and Anchorage.
Arrangement: Photographs are arranged by size.
Alternative formats: 20 copy negatives were made of selected images.
Digitized copies: Selected photographs from this collection have been digitized and can be viewed on Alaska’s Digital Archives by searching for “Coast Artillery soldier.” For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Rights note: The Archives and Special Collections does not own copyright to these photographs.
Preferred citation: Coast Artillery soldier photographs, 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.
Acquisition note: Archives and Special Collections purchased these photographs from an online auction in 2002.
Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2002. The guide was converted to current standards by Amanda Coffey in 2016.