Guide to the Joseph Roger Mondor papers and photographs
Collection number: HMC-0734.
Creator: Mondor, Joseph Roger (d. 2003).
Title: Joseph Roger Mondor papers and photographs.
Volume of collection: 0.02 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials in English.
Collection summary: Papers and photographs of a soldier who served in the 324th Port Battalion in Seward during World War II.
Joseph Roger Mondor was from Woonsocket, Rhode Island. He was inducted into the U.S. Army at Providence, Rhode Island in August 1942, and began his enlistment at Fort Devens, Massachusetts. In 1943, Mondor served in Company B of the 324th Port Battalion at Fort Raymond in Seward, Alaska. Joseph Roger Mondor died in Woonsocket, Rhode Island in 2003.
The collection consists of the papers and photographs of Joseph Roger Mondor from his service during World War II, 1942-1944. The collection contains Mondor’s U.S. Army orders, correspondence with friends, family, and colleagues, and newspaper clippings about his service during the war. There are also 97 photographs taken and collected by Mondor that detail his time with the Army. Subjects of the photographs include Mondor with his parents Ernest and Isabella Bourdon Mondor, views of Seward and Fort Raymond, and soldiers and friends working, snow skiing, fishing, and boating. Many of the soldiers are identified by name on the backs of the prints.
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 own copyright to this collection.
Preferred citation: Joseph Roger Mondor papers and photographs, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Acquisition note: The collection was purchased at internet auction by the Archives in 2005. Some of the photographs in this collection were donated by John M. Eisen in 2005.
Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2005.