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Lois A. Hornberger photograph album

Guide to the Lois A. Hornberger photograph album

Collection number: HMC-0730.
Creator: Hornberger, Lois A.
Title: Lois A. Hornberger photograph album.
Date: 1943.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Photograph album of a woman who seems to have worked as a nurse in Nome during World War II.

Biographical note:
Lois A. Hornberger worked at the local hospital in Nome and Nome Air Base in 1943. She was friends with soldiers of the 81st Field Artillery Battalion stationed in Nome.

Collection description:
The collection consists of the contents of a World War II era photograph album of Lois A. Hornberger, which has been disassembled. The collection contains: 162 black and white prints from the album; an invitation and program for the official opening of the Non-Commissioned Officers Club at Nome Garrison on November 28, 1943; a program for the Fourth of July celebration in Nome in 1943, including literary exercises, general sports program, and Eskimo sports; a military pass to work at the air base dated August 11, 1943; a military pass to travel to Dexter dated September 17, 1943; an Alaska Steamship Company ticket envelope; a baggage check ticket for Star Air Lines, Inc. of Anchorage; a photo-illustrated card for the Wallace Hotel in Nome; and a letterhead sheet and envelope for Tex’s Chili Parlor in Nome, June Robinette, proprietor. Subjects of the photographs include: Lois Hornberger and friends, soldiers, sailors, and Alaska Natives; Nome street scenes and area villages; dogs, dog teams, and dog lots; Nome buildings including the hospital, bank, Board of Trade, the Polar Curio Shop, Cavey’s Liquor Store, North Pole Bakery, and City Hall; kayak and skin boat races; and a blanket toss.

Arrangement: The contents of the album are arranged by type of material. Photographs are further arranged by size.

Alternative formats: The collection contains a xerographic copy of the original 31-page photograph album to indicate 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 and Special Collections does not own copyright to the collection.

Preferred citation: Lois A. Hornberger photograph album, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The collection was purchased by the Archives on eBay in 2004.

Processing information: The original album was dismantled, its contents rearranged and the collection described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2004. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Gwen Higgins in 2015.


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