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Dick H. Kastrup photograph album

Guide to the Dick H. Kastrup photograph album

Collection number: HMC-0585.
Creator: Kastrup, Dick H.
Title: Dick H. Kastrup photograph album.
Dates: 1941-1945.
Volume of collection: 0.20 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary: Attu, Kiska, and Kwajalein photographs of U.S. Army infantry sergeant stationed in the Aleutian Islands.

Biographical note:
Dick Kastrup was from Lomita, California. He graduated from Narbonne High School, and worked in the trucking business before enlisting in the United States Army on January 20, 1941. During World War II, Kastrup was a sergeant in L Company, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division (Mechanized). His regiment fought Japanese forces on Attu and Kiska in the Aleutian Islands (May-June 1943), Kwajalein Island (January-February 1944), Leyte Island (October-December 1944), and Okinawa (April-June 1945).

Collection description:
The collection consists of the photograph album of infantry sergeant Dick H. Kastrup. The collection contains: a xerographic copy of the original 99 page photograph album; the original album covers and selected pages with mounted wartime newspaper clippings, color wartime patriotic stamps and stickers, and hand-made insignia; photographs; an Imperial Domain of Golden Dragon card certificate given to Kastrup while on the U.S.S. Windsor; and a small map of the Kwajalein or Menschikov Atoll, Marshall Islands. The clippings are from a local Lomita, California newspaper, and concern Kastrup’s wartime communications with his parents, and Japanese battle souvenirs he sent home to them. Locations of the photographs include Attu and Kiska islands in Alaska, and Kwajalein Island. Subjects of the photographs include fellow soldiers, troop encampments, battle weapons and positions, island landscapes, battlefield wreckage, South Pacific islanders, Japanese war dead, snapshots taken by Japanese soldiers, scenes aboard troop transport ships, wartime newspaper headlines, and a division parade or review ceremony.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged by document type.

Alternative formats: The collection contains a xerographic copy of the album indicating the original order of the materials. Copy negatives were made from 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 does not hold copyright to materials in this collection.

Preferred citation: Dick H. Kastrup photograph album, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: This collection was purchased from eBay in 2002.

Processing information: The photograph album was dismantled, photographs amd papers removed from the album and rearranged by size, and the collection described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2002. The collection was converted to current standard by Veronica Denison in 2015.

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