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Harold H. Jackson scrapbook

Guide to the Harold H. Jackson scrapbook

Collection number: HMC-0652.
Creator: Jackson, Harold H.
Title: Harold H. Jackson scrapbook.
Dates: 1940-1945.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in the collection are in English.
Collection summary: Scrapbook of a Navy Seabee who served in the 85th U.S. Navy Construction Battalion in Alaska.

Biographical note:
Harold H. Jackson was an industrial arts teacher at Greenburgh High School in Rochester, New York, where he was also a league bowler. Jackson left Rochester in January 1942 to serve as a Sea Bee in B Company of the 85th United States Naval Construction Battalion. His unit served at Dutch Harbor, Adak, Attu, and Kodiak.

Collection description:
The collection consists of the contents of Harold Jackson’s World War II era scrapbook, including base newspapers, a unit memorandum, plan of the day, chapel service schedule, clippings, and photographs. The base newspapers include: three issue of The Attu Morning Sun, from the Naval Air Station, Attu, dated March 10, April 26, and May 27, 1944; and two copies of the Morning Press, from the U. S. Naval Operating Base in Kodiak, dated September 3, 1944. The memorandum is a farewell message from the commanding officer of Company B, 85th U. S. Naval Construction Battalion, dated December 3, 1944, recounting some of the unit’s activities. The plan of the day is from the Naval Air Station, Attu, dated May 11, 1944. The chapel service schedule is from the submarine base at Dutch Harbor, dated October 31, 1943. The clippings include: two group photographs of Sea Bees from Rochester serving in the Aleutians with Jackson pictured; articles about Jackson’s league bowling; an article about a state commendation for the industrial art shop at Greenburgh High School; various magazine items about the war in the Aleutians; and two headline banners from the Rochester Times-Union from May 7 and 8, 1945. There are 22 black and white photographs, primarily of Attu, on the following subjects: Harold Jackson and other naval officers and sailors, Holtz Bay Cemetery, Little Falls Cemetery, a trip on a small patrol boat, mountains, and an unidentified bay.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged by type of material.

Alternative formats: Xerographic copies on acid free paper have been made of selected items from the scrapbook.

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: Harold H. Jackson scrapbook, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: Archives and Special Collections purchased the collection on eBay in 2003.

Processing information: The original scrapbook was dismantled, the contents arranged by material type, and the collection described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2004. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Gwen Sieja in 2017.

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