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Alice Weber Photograph Albums

Creator:
Weber, Alice  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photograph albums
Photographs
Place:
Okinawa
Shanghai (China) -- 1940-1950
Kauai (Hawaii)
Oahu (Hawaii)
Honolulu (Hawaii)
China
Guam
Hawaii
Hilo (Hawaii)
Date:
1945-1948
Summary:
Collection consists of two photograph albums documenting Alice Weber's work and travels to California, Japan (specifically Okinawa), Hawaii, China and Guam from 1945-1948. The images depict base housing and facilities, Weber's co-workers, aircraft, sheet metal shops, historic sites, agriculture (including cane, pineapple and coffee cultivation in Hawaii), native people, cities, and other subjects.
Scope and Contents:
Two photograph albums, captioned (in some instances with brief descriptions, locations, and dates), documenting Alice Weber's travels to California, Okinawa, Japan, Hawaii, China and Guam, from 1945-1948.. The images depict such things as base housing and facilities in Hawaii, Weber's co-workers, aircraft, sheet metal shops, historic sites, agriculture (including cane, pineapple and coffee cultivation in Hawaii), native people, cities, and other subjects. There is also a printed booklet titled First Air Division, 1947. The booklet describes Okinawa and was written and compiled by Captain Robert F. Meritt, staff public information officer for the United States Air Force. Many of the line illustrations in the booklet were drawn by McFadden of the Daily Okinawan.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Alice Weber worked in a civilian capacity on a military base in Okinawa, Japan. Her work was connected to sheet metal. Her work and travels took her to California, Japan, Hawaii, China, and Guam.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

The History of the Royal Hawaiian Band Collection, 1836-1980 (AC0361)

A.R. Van Tassell Photograph Albums, 1900-1956 (AC1015)

Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, 1895-1921 (AC0143)

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Hawaii Series, ca. 1724-1977 (AC0060)
Provenance:
Collection donated by Ruth Masters on December 31, 2008.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives.
Rights:
Copyright status unknown. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Airplanes  Search this
Agriculture -- Hawaii  Search this
Aircraft  Search this
Military bases  Search this
Pineapples -- Hawaii  Search this
Coffee -- Hawaii  Search this
Hawaiians  Search this
Sheet-metal work  Search this
Sugar cane -- Hawaii  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photograph albums -- 1940-1950
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1940-1950
Citation:
Alice Weber Photograph Albums, 1945-1948, dates, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1144
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1144

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