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Alan C. Brandes photographs

Guide to the Alan C. Brandes photographs
circa 1941-1947
An Alaska Historical Society collection

Collection number: HMC-1141-AHS.
Creator: Brandes, Alan C.
Title: Alan C. Brandes photographs.
Dates: circa 1941-1947.
Volume of collection: 0.2 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in the collection are in English.
Collection summary: Photographs collected by a civilian employee of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers working at Fort Richardson during World War II.

Biographical note:
Alan Carl Brandes was born in Portland, Oregon and worked as a safety engineer. Around 1941, he moved to Anchorage for work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Fort Richardson. He left the state in 1947 and died in California in 1981.

Collection description:
The collection consists of black and white photographs taken near Fort Richardson. Most of the photographs depict construction, including personnel, equipment, and partially finished projects. There are also photographs of buildings on base, scenery, and people at a banquet or dance.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in no discernible 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 this collection, however, some of the images are official U.S. military photographs and therefore in the public domain.

Preferred citation: Alan C. Brandes photographs, Alaska Historical Society collections, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Works used in preparation of inventory:

Biographical information provided by the donor.

Alan Carl Brandes. Ancestry.com. U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.

Alan C. Brandes. Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Related materials: For additional materials related to World War II in Alaska, see our World War II in Alaska topic guide.

Acquisition note: This collection was donated to the Alaska Historical Society in 2013 by Sally Brandes, daughter-in-law of Alan C. Brandes.  The Historical Society retains ownership of the collection and placed it on deposit in Archives and Special Collections in 2013.

Processing information: This collection was described by Gwen Higgins in 2023.

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