Guide to the Joseph J. Burgess photographs
Collection number: HMC-1230.
Creator: Burgess, Joseph J.
Title: Joseph J. Burgess photographs.
Dates: circa 1943-1945.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in the collection are in English.
Collection summary: Photographs of a lieutenant in the 714th Railway Operating Battalion who served in Alaska during World War II.
Joseph J. Burgess was born in 1904 and lived in Minnesota. He served as a lieutenant 714th Railway Operating Battalion, which was stationed at Fort Richardson during World War II. Burgess died in 1995.
The collection consists of photographs depicting the activities of the 714th Railway Operating Battalion in Alaska during World War II. Subjects of the photographs include a Christmas celebration; Burgess and other members of the battalion; military bases and camps; trains and other railroad equipment; and soldiers receiving medical and dental care. Many of the photographs in the collection appear in a regimental history of the battalion published in 1945.
Arrangement: The photographs are arranged in the order in which they arrived at the Archives.
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: Joseph J. Burgess photographs, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Works used in preparation of inventory: United States. 1945. 714th Railway Operating Battalion. San Angelo.
Related materials: Materials relating to the 714th Railway Operating Battalion can also be found in the Lelon E. Alexander papers, HMC-1231.
Custodial history: The photographs in the collection were given to Joe A. Ashley by Joseph J. Burgess in 1994.
Acquisition note: The collection was donated to the Archives and a deed of gift signed by Joe A. Ashley in 2016.
Processing information: This collection was described by Gwen Sieja in 2016.