Guide to the Walter H. Ziegler papers
Collection number: HMC-0877.
Creator: Ziegler, Walter H.
Title: Walter H. Ziegler papers.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary: Papers of an ordnance officer with the 1788th Engineers Base Depot Company who served at Adak.
Walter H. Ziegler was from College Park, Georgia. During World War II, he was a U. S. Army ordinance officer with the 1788th Engineers Base Depot Company, stationed at Adak Army Air Field in the Aleutian Islands from April 1943 to July 1945. After leaving Alaska, he was stationed in Albany, Georgia, and Patterson, New Jersey.
The collection consists of letters, Christmas cards, and photographs of U.S. Army Captain Walter H. Ziegler, who served at Adak Army Air Field. Subjects of the letters include news of family members, the weather, travel, birthdays, holidays, gifts, outings, and church services. Subjects of the photographs include: Walter Ziegler in uniform as well as in his graduation cap and gown, a collection of native artifacts including ivory, spear points, and bone needles, and a group of three women and one man in front of Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.
Arrangement: The collection is arranged by document type.
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: Walter H. Ziegler papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Acquisition note: The collection was purchased via Internet auction in 2006.
Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2006. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Veronica Denison in 2015.