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Charles A. Goodspeed scrapbook

Guide to the Charles A. Goodspeed scrapbook

Collection number: HMC-0817.
Creator: Goodspeed, Charles A.
Title: Charles A. Goodspeed scrapbook.
Dates: 1922-1945, bulk 1941-1945.
Volume of collection: 0.5 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: U.S. Navy intelligence officer in the 7th Fleet who was stationed in Juneau and Sitka.

Biographical note:
Charles Allen Goodspeed was from Glendive, Montana. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Montana in 1933. Goodspeed was later commissioned as an officer in the U. S. Navy. During World War II, he served as an intelligence officer in the 7th Fleet and was stationed in the following locations: Astoria, Oregon; Juneau and Sitka, Alaska; and Tolosa, Leyte Island and Manila, Philippines. He was discharged from the U. S. Navy in Seattle, Washington, in October 1945. Charles Goodspeed died in Seattle, Washington, in 2004.

Collection description:
The collection consists of the World War II era scrapbook of U. S. Navy intelligence officer, Lt. Charles A. Goodspeed. The scrapbook contains: 163 black and white photographic prints; 1 color print; identification and membership cards, mess tickets, newspaper clippings, menus, programs, newsletters, orders, transportation documents, and various other memorabilia. Papers in the scrapbook include: personnel lists for the U. S. Naval Air Station in Sitka, Alaska, and the 7th Fleet Staff Intelligence Section at Manila, Philippines; an identification sheet with profiles of Pacific Northwest commercial ships; a U. S. Navy report concerning combat operations from March 1944 to March 1945; a commencement program from the University of Montana in Missoula; a Glendive City Schools certificate for completion of grammar school; and a certificate of promotion from the Sunday School of the Glendive Methodist Church. Subjects of the photographs include: a chart of Pearl Harbor found in a captured Japanese submarine; Charles A. Goodspeed and fellow naval officers and friends in Astoria, Oregon and Juneau, Skagway and Sitka, Alaska; Alaska Territorial Governor Ernest Gruening at Skagway; a training exercise involving the recovery of an airplane using a navy diver; and the 7th Fleet Intelligence sections at Tolosa, Leyte Island, and Manila, Philippines.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in original order.

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: Charles A. Goodspeed scrapbook, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The collection was purchased by the Archives on eBay in 2005.

Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2005. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Gwen Sieja in 2015.

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