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DIXIE WEST. Photograph Album; n.d., 1942, 1945. .25 cu. ft.

Dixie West was a nurse from Kentucky who worked for a time at the Bishop Rowe General Hospital in Ketchikan. In 1945, she was the special supervisor of nurses at Louisville General Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

The collection consists of the photograph album of Dixie West. The collection contains: a xerographic copy of the original 31-page photograph album; 194 original black and white prints from the album; six photo post cards from the album (five black and white and one color); and a photograph clipping from the Louisville Courier-Journal showing her holding an abandoned baby at Louisville General Hospital. Subjects of the photographs include: Dixie West; friends and family; Ketchikan area scenery; fellow medical staff at the Bishop Rowe Hospital in Ketchikan; the ship MS Hygiene at a Ketchikan dock; and two groups of nurses or nursing students. Subjects of the photo post cards include: Bishop Rowe General Hospital, a street scene of Wrangell, an aerial view of Wrangell, Chief Shakes Community House and Totems at Wrangell, Franklin Street in Juneau (all taken by photographer Otto Schallerer), and a color aerial view of Juneau.

The collection was acquired by the archives in 2003.

JAS (11/2003)