“Mill” Plum photograph album

Guide to the “Mill” Plum photograph album
1942-1944

Collection number: HMC-0629.
Creator: Plum, “Mill.”
Title: “Mill” Plum photograph album.
Dates: 1942-1944.
Volume of collection: 0.2 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in the collection are in English.
Collection summary: Photograph album of a technical sergeant stationed in the Aleutians.

Biographical note:
Technical Sergeant “Mill” Plum served in the Aleutians in 1943-1944, most likely as part of a Coast Artillery antiaircraft battalion.

Collection description:
The collection consists of 138 black and white prints taken from Mill Plum’s photograph album and the album covers. The photographs that date from 1942 are primarily of his family and friends, but also include a few from Camp Haan, California. The majority of photographs were taken while Sergeant Plum was stationed in the Aleutians from September 1943 to October 1944. Subjects of the images include housing, equipment, and many of soldiers at work and in leisure moments as well.

Arrangement: Photographs are arranged in the order in which they appeared in the album.

Alternative formats: A xerographic copy of the album was made to indicate the original order of the photographs and their placement on the pages.

Digitized copies: Selected photographs from this collection have been digitized and can be found on Alaska’s Digital Archives by searching for “Mill Plum.”

Rights note: Archives and Special Collections does not own copyright to the collection.

Preferred citation: “Mill” Plum photograph album, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The collection was purchased by the Archives on eBay in 2003.

Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2003. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Gwen Sieja in 2015.

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