Guide to the Duane George Darling papers
Collection number: HMC-1101.
Creator: Darling, Duane George.
Title: Duane George Darling papers.
Dates: circa 1942-1946.
Volume of collection: 0.5 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Documents related to a serviceman at the U.S. Naval Operating Base at Dutch Harbor.
Duane Darling was born December 20, 1912 in Alliance, Nebraska. He attended the University of Utah and George Washington University and was licensed as a public accountant. In 1938 he married Elizabeth Coats, and they had two children: Deirdre Darling Ford and Ellen Pat Darling Welch. In 1942/1943 while living in Utah, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. During World War II and shortly thereafter, he served as a storekeeper at the Naval Operating Base at Dutch Harbor. [Biographical information courtesy of Deirdre Ford.]
The collection consists of materials relating to Duane Darling’s time at the Naval Operating Base at Dutch Harbor. They include photographs of servicemen, the base and events, some of his military personnel records including certificates of training, a group portrait of his fellow trainees at the training center in Farragut, Idaho, and a map of the Naval Operating Base.
Arrangement: The collection materials are grouped by type.
Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Rights note: The Archives holds copyright to collection materials created by Duane George Darling. Other materials may be subject to copyright not held by the Archives.
Preferred citation: Duane George Darling papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Separated materials: One published item was placed in the Rare Books collection.
Acquisition note: The collection was given to the Archives by Deirdre D. Ford on behalf of herself and her sister, Ellen Pat Welch, daughters of Duane Darling.
Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2012.