Guide to the Alice Weber Photograph Albums
NMAH.AC.1144

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Archives Center, National Museum of American History 2011

Smithsonian Institution
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C., 20013-7012
Phone: 202-633-3270
Email: archivescenter@si.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Collection donated by Ruth Masters on December 31, 2008.

Processing Information note

Processed by Alison Oswald, archivist, October 2011.

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Summary Information

Repository
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Creator - (creator,
Weber, Alice
Title
Alice Weber Photograph Albums
ID
NMAH.AC.1144
Date
1945-1948
Extent
1.0 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Language
English
Abstract
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.

Preferred Citation note

Title and date of item, Alice Weber Photograph Albums, 1945-1948, dates, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, box number X, folder number XX, digital file number XXXXXXX

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Biographical/Historical note

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.

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Scope and Contents note

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.

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Arrangement note

Collection is arranged into one series.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

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)

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Photograph albums--1940-1950
  • Photographs--Black-and-white photoprints--Silver gelatin--1940-1950

Geographic Name(s)

  • China
  • Guam
  • Hawaii
  • Hilo (Hawaii)
  • Honolulu (Hawaii)
  • Kauai (Hawaii)
  • Oahu (Hawaii)
  • Okinawa
  • Shanghai (China)--1940-1950

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture--Hawaii
  • Aircraft
  • Airplanes
  • Coffee--Hawaii
  • Hawaiians
  • Military bases
  • Pineapples--Hawaii
  • Sheet-metal work
  • Sugar cane--Hawaii

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives.

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Collection Inventory

Hawaii Photograph Album, 1945-1946 


  Box Folder
Graphic materials   1 1-4

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First Air Division (booklet about Okinawa), 1947 


  Box Folder
Text   2 1

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California, Okinawa, Guam, Hawaii, and China Photograph Album, 1945-1948 


  Box Folder
Graphic materials   2 2
  Box Folder
Graphic materials   3 1-3

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