Guide to the Herbert G. Jill letter
1950 October 30
Collection number: HMC-0668.
Creator: Jill, Herbert G.
Title: Herbert G. Jill letter.
Date: 1950 October 30.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet and 5.97 MB.
Language of materials: Materials in the collection are in English.
Collection summary: Letter written by a U.S. Army captain stationed at Elmendorf Air Force Base.
Herbert Jill was a captain in the U.S. Army. He was stationed at Elmendorf Air Force Base in 1950. He had previously been stationed at Camp Kilmer, a staging area for east coast ports near New Brunswick, New Jersey. Rose Jill, his wife, had been a Lieutenant in the Air Force until 1949 and joined Herbert in Anchorage in March of 1950. Herbert Jill died in Torrington, Connecticut, in 1973.
The collection consists of a letter written by Captain Herbert Jill on behalf of himself and his wife Rose, to his brother Frank when he was stationed at Elmendorf Air Force Base. In the letter, Jill writes about his life in Alaska, including scenery, agriculture, weather, living costs, fellow officers, recreation, and inter-service sports (football and track).
Arrangement: The collection has been maintained in original order.
Digitized copies: The collection has been digitized and transcribed and both are available on Alaska’s Digital Archives. For information about obtaining copies please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Rights note: Archives does not hold copyright to materials in this collection.
Preferred citation: Herbert G. Jill letter, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Acquisition note: The collection was purchased via Internet auction in 2004.
Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2004. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Veronica Denison in 2015.