Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: World War II soldier photographs

Abstract

The World War II soldier photographs (dated circa 1939-1945; 0.01 cubic feet; 13 photographs) comprises photographs that document the experiences of US soldiers stationed in the southern pacific and their interactions with local communities during World War II.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: World War II soldier photographs
Date
Circa 1939-1945 (inclusive)
Extent
0.01 Cubic Feet
Subjects
World War, 1939-1945.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Photography
Military life.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area
Arrangement
The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0614: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: World War II soldier photographs, circa 1939-1945, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
No biographical information available on 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 World War II soldier photographs (dated circa 1939-1945; 0.01 cubic feet; 13 photographs) comprises photographs that document the experiences of US soldiers stationed in the southern pacific and their interactions with local communities during World War II. The photographs depict indigenous persons in their traditional clothing, performing dances or rituals, and going about daily life.
The World War II 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
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 man standing in body of water, circa 1939-1945

  • Box WH-59, item 1
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Two unidentified indigenous men in traditional clothing, circa 1939-1945

  • Box WH-59, item 2
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Group of unidentiifed indigenous persons in traditional clothing, circa 1939-1945

  • Box WH-59, item 3
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Unidentified indigenous men in traditional clothing, circa 1939-1945

  • Box WH-59, item 4
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View of thatched-roof house across a field, circa 1939-1945

  • Box WH-59, item 5
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Unidentified indigenous men and women in traditional clothing, circa 1939-1945

  • Box WH-59, item 6
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Large group of unidentified indigenous persons, circa 1939-1945

  • Box WH-59, item 7
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Unidentified indigenous persons carrying children, baskets, and bags, circa 1939-1945

  • Box WH-59, item 8
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Unidentified indigenous men performing in traditional clothing, circa 1939-1945

  • Box WH-59, item 9
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Unidentified indigenous women performing, circa 1939-1945

  • Box WH-59, item 10
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View of thatched-roof houses obscured by palm trees, circa 1939-1945

  • Box WH-59, item 11
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Unidentified indigenous persons performing, circa 1939-1945

  • Box WH-59, item 12
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Seven unidentified white military men, circa 1939-1945

  • Box WH-59, item 13
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