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Civilian construction worker photograph album

Guide to the Civilian construction worker photograph album

Collection number: HMC-0678.
Creator: Unknown.
Title: Civilian construction worker photograph album.
Dates: 1948-1950.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary: Photograph album of an unidentified heavy equipment operator who worked at military sites on Adak, Kodiak, and Afognak Islands.

Biographical note:
The civilian construction worker who created this photograph album was from Springfield, Massachusetts. From 1948-1949, he operated heavy machinery at military construction sites on Adak, Kodiak, and Afognak Islands in Alaska.

Collection description:
The collection consists of the photograph album of an unidentified civilian construction worker who was employed at military sites on Adak, Kodiak, and Afognak Islands from 1948-1949. The collection contains the original Alaska themed album cover, photographs, and two newspaper clippings of wedding photographs. Subjects of the photographs include: family photographs taken at a Tennessee Walking Horse farm in Massachusetts and elsewhere; the construction worker with fellow workers on Adak, Kodiak, and Afognak Islands; heavy equipment, including tractors, graders, snowplows, and other machinery. Fellow workers identified in the photographs include: Steve Foster, Sid Gibson, John Hanek, Paul Johnson, Holt Powerhouse, George Seglitz, Bill Tucker, Art Twaddle, Bud Walser, and Paul Weyer. The clippings of wedding photographs, from a Springfield, Massachusetts newspaper, are for the following couples: Harold A. Bush and Lucy King, and Earl N. Pilgrim and Ruth E. Wallis (June 20, 1950).

Arrangement: Photographs are arranged by size.

Alternative formats: The collection includes a xerographic copy of the original photograph album indicating the original order of the materials.

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: Civilian construction worker photograph album, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The collection was purchased via Internet auction in 2004.

Processing information: The original photograph album was dismantled, materials rearranged, and the collection described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2005. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Veronica Denison in 2015.

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