Guide to the Charles “Clif” Howard photographs
Collection number: HMC-1341.
Creator: Howard, Charles “Clif.”
Title: Charles “Clif” Howard photographs.
Dates: circa 1932-1943.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in the collection are in English.
Collection summary: Photographs taken and collected by a radio operator for the Alaska Communications System.
Charles “Cliff” Howard was an Alaska Communications System (ACS) radio operator. He was stationed in Kodiak in 1932; Anchorage in 1934 and again from 1940 to 1941; and Bethel in 1935. From 1942 to 1943, he was stationed at Ladd Field in Fairbanks with the U.S. Army Signal Corps.
The collection consists of original photographs, commercial photographs, and postcards depicting scenes in Anchorage. Subjects of the original photographs include scenery near Anchorage, captive bear cubs, a parade on a street in Anchorage, a children’s dance performance in a park, and an Alaska Railroad train. The commercial photographs and postcards show buildings and scenery, primarily in Anchorage and Kodiak. There is a greeting from a friend in Fairbanks on the reverse of one of the postcards.
Arrangement: The collection is arranged in the order in which it arrived in 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 owns copyright to materials created by Charles “Clif” Howard. Other materials, such as commercial prints and postcards may be subject to copyright not held by the Archives.
Preferred citation: Charles “Clif” Howard photographs, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Acquisition note: The collection was donated to the Archives and a deed of gift signed by Terris C. Howard, son of Charles “Clif” Howard.
Processing information: This collection was described by Gwen Higgins in 2019.