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John F. Engel photograph album

Guide to the John F. Engel photograph album
1940-1941

Collection number: HMC-1440.
Creator: Engel, John F.
Title: John F. Engel photograph album.
Dates: 1940-1941.
Volume of collection: 0.3 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in the collection are in English.
Collection summary: Photograph album of a member Company H, 4th Infantry Regiment, stationed at Fort Richardson in 1941.

Biographical note:
John Frederick Engel was born in Duluth, Minnesota in 1917 and enlisted in the Army in 1940. He was sent to Ft. George Wright in 1940, and then Ft. Richardson in 1941. In 1942, he married Dorothea Regelsberger. Engel died in Minnesota in 1962.

Collection description:
The collection consists of a photograph album containing original and commercial prints documenting John Engel’s service at Fort Richardson, as well as his civilian life. Many of the photographs depict Engel and other military personnel on duty and engaged in recreational activities. Subjects of other images include buildings and construction on Ft. Richardson; street scenes in Anchorage; airplanes; scenery; and animals. There are also photographs of Engel with Dorothea and other friends and family in Minnesota and Wisconsin, as well as photographs taken at Ft. George Wright and Ft. Lewis in Washington. Tucked between the first two pages is a certificate for the “Totem Igloo Mystic and Auroral Order of Alaska Cheechakos.”

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in original order.

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

Rights note: Archives & Special Collections does not own copyright to the collection.

Preferred citation: John F. Engel photograph album, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Works used in preparation of inventory:

Acquisition note: This collection was presented to the Archives in 2019.

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

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