Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Japanese soldier photographs

Abstract

The Japanese soldier photographs (dated circa 1930-1949; 0.02 cubic feet; 12 photographs, 1 folder) comprise photographs, currency, and an auto maintenance slip that document the life of a Japanese soldier.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Japanese soldier photographs
Extent
0.02 Cubic Feet
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0615: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Japanese soldier photographs, circa 1930-1949, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
No biographical information available on Japanese soldier.
American Letters collector Wade Hall (1934-2015) was a native of Union Springs, Alabama. Starting in 1962, he lived in Louisville, where he taught English and chaired the English and Humanities/Arts programs at Kentucky Southern College and Bellarmine University. He also taught at the University of Illinois and the University of Florida. He held degrees from Troy State University (B.S.), the University of Alabama (M.A.), and the University of Illinois (Ph.D.). He served for two years in the U.S. Army in the mid-fifties. Dr. Hall was the author of books, monographs, articles, plays, and reviews relating to Kentucky, Alabama, and Southern history and literature. His most recent books include A Visit with Harlan Hubbard; High Upon a Hill: A History of Bellarmine College; A Song in Native Pastures: Randy Atcher's Life in Country Music; and Waters of Life from Conecuh Ridge.
Scope and Content
The Japanese soldier photographs (dated circa 1930-1949; 0.02 cubic feet; 12 photographs, 1 folder) comprise photographs, currency, and an auto maintenance slip that document the life of a Japanese soldier. The photographs are of men, women, and children depicting daily life in Japan. The folder contains two paper money pieces, which are Japanese Yen, and an auto maintenance slip which documents the upkeep of a vehicle.
The Japanese soldier photographs collection is part of the Wade Hall Collection of American Letters, which includes correspondence and diaries from all over North America covering the time period of the Civil to Korean Wars. The materials were collected by Wade Hall and document everyday men and women.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Unidentified Japanese soldier, circa 1930-1949

  • Box WH-59, item 1
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Unidentified Japanese woman in a kimono, circa 1930-1949

  • Box WH-59, item 2
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Unidentified Japanese soldier, circa 1930-1949

  • Box WH-59, item 3
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Five unidentified young Japanese women and girls, circa 1930-1949

  • Box WH-59, item 4
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Two unidentified Japanese women, circa 1930-1949

  • Box WH-59, item 5
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Unidentified Japanese woman, circa 1930-1949

  • Box WH-59, item 6
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Unidentified young Japanese woman, circa 1930-1949

  • Box WH-59, item 7
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Unidentified young Japanese woman in a kimono, circa 1930-1949

  • Box WH-59, item 8
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Four unidentified white soldiers, circa 1930-1949

  • Box WH-59, item 9
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Four unidentified Japanese soldiers, circa 1930-1949

  • Box WH-59, item 10
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Unidentified Japanese woman in a kimono, circa 1930-1949

  • Box WH-59, item 11
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Group photo of unidentified Japanese men and women, note in Kanji on back, circa 1930-1949

  • Box WH-60, item 12
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Japanese soldier papers, circa 1930-1949

  • Box WH-58, folder 14
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