Guide to the John Macomber photographs
Collection number: HMC-0602.
Creator: Macomber, John.
Title: John Macomber photographs.
Dates: circa 1943-1996 (bulk: circa 1943).
Volume of collection: 0.02 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Photographs and papers of an Eleventh Air Force serviceman in Alaska.
John Macomber of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina served in the Eleventh Air Force in Alaska during World War II. He and his wife, Doris, were married in 1946.
This collection contains 12 photographs originally belonging to James M. Graham, also a member of the Eleventh Air Force, and depict Macomber while he was stationed in Anchorage in 1943, the co-op building at Palmer, and other servicemen and women. Also included are a 1996 card and note written to the Macombers by Graham’s wife, Peggy, a clipping regarding the Macomber’s 50th anniversary, and a postcard packet of scenic views of Anchorage. The postcard packet includes 10 black and white images and was mailed from Anchorage in 1943. The subjects of the post cards include an aerial view of Anchorage, the court house, the Loussac Building, Providence Hospital, the Anchorage Hotel, Anchorage street scenes, Kenai Lake, Spencer Glacier, and the Matanuska Valley.
Arrangement: Collection materials are arranged by document type. Photographs were reordered by size.
Digitized copies: Selected photographs in this collection have been digitized and are available online in the Alaska’s Digital Archives (http://vilda.alaska.edu; search for “Macomber”). For information about obtaining digital copies, contact Archives and Special Collections.
Rights note: Archives and Special Collections does not hold copyright to the materials in this collection.
Preferred citation: John Macomber photographs, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Acquisition note: Archives purchased this collection at internet auction in 2002.
Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2003.