John Cloe papers

Guide to the John Cloe papers

Collection number: HMC-1290.
Creator: Cloe, John Haile.
Title: John Cloe papers.
Dates: 1943-2016.
Volume of collection: 2.5 cubic feet and 30 gb.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Research materials on the military in Alaska during World War II.

Biographical note:
John Cloe was born in 1938 in Virginia. He served for nearly 30 years in the Army and in 1970 moved to Alaska to be the Alaska Air Command historian at Elmendorf Air Force Base. He served in that role until his retirement in 2006. He died in Anchorage in 2016.

Collection description:
This collection consists of the materials created and collected by John Cloe as he researched and wrote the book Mission to the Kurils, on the military attack on Northern Japan following the Japanese invasion of Alaska during World War II. It includes drafts of the book, photographs, and other research materials used in drafting the book.

Arrangement: The collection was maintained in the order it arrived at the Archives.

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Digital materials: The digital contents of this collection are not available online. Access may only be provided on-site in the Archives research room. For more information about potential distance access to digital records, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Use restrictions: The Archives generally will not provide copies of materials for which the originals are held by other institutions.

Rights note: Copyright to materials created by John Cloe has been transferred to the Archives. The collection contains materials created by others for which the copyright is not held by the Archives.

Preferred citation: John Cloe papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Separated materials: Some published books and Air Command histories were removed from the collection and placed in the Rare Books collection.

Acquisition note: The collection was given to the Archives by Susan Cloe, John Cloe’s wife, in 2017.

Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2018.

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