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James H. Arvanites papers

Guide to the James H. Arvanites papers
An Alaska Historical Society collection

Collection number: HMC-1357-AHS.
Creator: Arvanites, James H.
Title: James H. Arvanites papers.
Dates: 1943-1945.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Photographs from a member of the 18th Fighter Squadron stationed in the Aleutians.

Biographical note:
James H. Arvanites was born in Goshen, New York in 1921. He served in the Air Force in Alaska as an armorer in the 18th Fighter Squadron between March 1943 and August 1945. He died in 2012.

Collection description:
The collection consists of photographic prints taken and collected by James Arvanites. Most of the photographs are labeled as having been taken on Attu, some are from Amchitka and a few from Anchorage. The photographs depict other servicemen, living quarters, recreation, airplanes, and ships.

Arrangement: The photographs are 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: The Alaska Historical Society owns rights to collection materials created by James Arvanites.

Preferred citation: James H. Arvanites papers, Alaska Historical Society collections, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: This collection was donated to the Alaska Historical Society in 2020 by Jane Arvanites, James H. Arvanites’ daughter.  The Historical Society retains ownership of the collection and placed it on deposit in Archives and Special Collections in 2020.

Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2020.

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