BENJAMIN B. TALLEY (1903-1998). Papers; 1925-2002. 35 cu. ft.
Benjamin Branche Talley was born in Greer County, Oklahoma, in 1903. After graduating from Enid High School in 1920, he attended Oklahoma Agricultural and Mining College from 1920 to 1923. Talley then transferred to Georgia School of Technology, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1925. After graduating from the Graduate Engineering School of the Westinghouse Electric Manufacturing Company in 1926, he worked for the company for a short time. Talley then pursued a career as an officer in the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, receiving his commission in 1926. His service as a military engineer included: participation in the Nicaraguan Canal Survey (1929-1932); experimental and development work in the field of photogrammetry or creating maps using aerial photographs; supervising army and air corps construction in Alaska (1940-1943); V Corps deputy chief of staff for plans in Europe, including planning for the landing at Omaha Beach in Normandy (in which he participated); commander of the First Engineer Special Brigade on the Okinawa beach head; district engineer in Huntington, West Virginia, and Louisville, Kentucky (1946-1948); chief of the estimators branch of the Army General Staff Intelligence Division (1949-1952); and division engineer of the North Atlantic Division and the Mediterranean Division (1952-1956). He retired in 1956 with the rank of brigadier general. Talley later continued his engineering career in various managerial positions in the private sector in Alaska, Brazil, and Vietnam. Beginning in the 1964, Talley maintained a residence at Anchor Point on the Kenai Peninsula. Talley's second wife, aviator Manila Davis Talley, to whom Talley had been married since 1933, died in 1973. He and his third wife, Virginia Talley, were principle advocates for an initiative to relocated the Alaska capital from 1974 to 1983. Talley was also active in planning, developing, and raising funds for a documentary film history of World War II in Alaska, entitled "Alaska at War," which was completed in 1986. Benjamin B. Talley died in Homer, Alaska, in 1998.
The collection consists of the papers of military engineer Benjamin B. Talley, as well as those of his second wife, Manila D. Talley. The collection contains correspondence, military records, writings, diaries, maps, publications, photographs, and other materials. The collection is divided into seven different parts: 1) military career, 2) personal papers, 3) Manila D. Talley Papers, 4) projects, 5) other papers, 6) publications, and 7) photographs. The majority of parts 1 and 7 of the collection are arranged chronologically into series corresponding to the locations of Talley's duty stations during his career in the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The collection was presented to the archives by Benjamin B. Talley and wife Virginia Talley between 1980 and 2004. A deed of gift was signed in 1986.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
BENJAMIN B. TALLEY: ENGINEER AND SOLDIER
SCOPE AND CONTENTS
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
I. SERIES DESCRIPTIONS
Part 1. Military Career
Part 2. Personal Papers
Part 3. Manila D. Talley Papers
Part 4. Projects
Part 5. Other Papers
Part 6. Publications
Part 7. Photographs
II. BOX AND FOLDER LIST
Part 1. Military Career And Related Materials
Part 2. Personal Papers
Part 3. Manila D. Talley Papers
Part 4. Projects
Part 5. Other Papers
Part 6. Publications
Part 7. Photographs
An important function of an archival repository is to make its collections available for use by researchers. This can be done by means of simply processing collections and creating an inventory or list, or it can involve publishing a special guide to the collection in either a paper or electronic format, and/or placing it on the internet. The creation of a guide is usually limited to significant holding, such as collections of papers of individuals that lived an interesting life, played an important role in the development of a region, or made an impact on historical events. In the history of the Archives and Special Collections Department of the University of Alaska Anchorage, there have been a number of accessions of papers of individuals that fit one or more of these broad categories. In a few cases, the department staff determined that the collection was important enough historically to impel consideration of the creation of a special guide to the individual’s papers. To the end of 2005, the UAA archives has issued only three collection guides and these were to the papers of the Richard Tighe Harris, Fred W. Fickett, and Victor C. Rivers.
Among the other significant holdings of the UAA archives are the papers of Benjamin B. Talley. Gen. Talley had a long military career that included service in Nicaragua, Alaska, Normandie, Okinawa, Korea, and elsewhere. It also involved important work as an engineer, an inventor, and in other activities. During his military service, he made many important contributions, of which his service in military construction in Alaska during World War II stands out as truly significant in the progress of the war in the region but also in the development of the region. In addition, Gen. Talley accumulated an extensive body of papers documenting his career and his life. Very clearly, the significance of the man and his impact necessitated the development of a guide to his papers.
The guide is the result of the combined efforts of several staff members of the UAA Archives & Special Collections Department. Since the collection was presented to the archives by Gen. Talley and/or his wife over a period of years, several people were involved in the processing of the materials and the development of the collection inventory. Those involved in the work included (in alphabetical order), Carolyn Bowers, Oleta Dimmer, Jeffrey Sinnott, and Dennis Walle. Ms. Bowers developed the summary of the Talley's World War II Alaska logs. Mr. Sinnott reorganized the early inventories of the collection and wrote the initial draft of the introductory materials as well as the final draft of the collection inventory. Dennis Walle is responsible for the final version of the introductory sections.
Dennis F. Walle
Archivist and Manuscripts Curator
BENJAMIN B. TALLEY, AMERICAN ENGINEER AND SOLDIER
Benjamin Branche Talley served in the United States Army for three decades. He was an outstanding professional soldier and engineer who made a significant impact on the development of Alaska during World War II and contributed significantly to the military campaigns in France and Okinawa. Talley's military career spanned several decades (1926-1957) and included service in Nicaragua, Alaska, England, France, the Pacific Theater, Korea, and North Africa.
Benjamin Branche Talley, sometimes referred to as "B B" or "Ben," was the son of Benjamin Branche Talley, Sr., and Sarah Elizabeth Norton Talley. He was born in Greer County, Oklahoma, on July 29, 1903, and was the last of twelve children. His father, a successful rancher and cotton farmer, died a few weeks after he was born. His mother died when he was twelve years old. After living with older brothers and sisters for three years, he went out on his own, got a job and a place to live, and put himself through his last two years of high school and college. He graduated from Enid (Oklahoma) High School in 1920 and then studied electrical engineering at Oklahoma Agricultural and Mining College (now Oklahoma State University) from 1920 to 1923. He then transferred to the Georgia School of Technology from which he graduated in 1925 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. Thereafter, he attended the Graduate Engineering School of the Westinghouse Electric Manufacturing Company, graduating in 1926. He also worked as a graduate and design engineer for that company's Electric Locomotive Motor Department. Talley left Westinghouse in September 1926.
Talley was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Coast Artillery Reserve in 1924, and was on active duty from September 1924 to August 1925. Soon thereafter, he entered the Corps of Engineers by competitive examination (June 1926) with the rank of second lieutenant. He served for two years with the Second Engineers in Colorado and Texas before attending Army Engineer School Company Officer's School in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, graduating in 1929. He was then assigned duty as supply officer of the engineer battalion conducting the Nicaraguan Canal Survey (1929-1931). While in Nicaragua, Talley assisted in the restoration of vital services in Managua following the violent 1931 earthquake. He also traveled extensively throughout Nicaragua and recorded his observations of the people, customs, scenery, politics and history of the country in various narratives. In 1931, he was promoted to the rank of first lieutenant. In 1932, he was awarded the Medal of Merit of the republic of Nicaraguan for his relief work after the earthquake in Managua, Nicaragua in 1931.
Lieutenant Talley returned from Nicaragua in 1932. Over the next nine years, he served with the Twenty-Ninth Engineers from 1932 to 1935 and from 1937 to 1939. Between 1935 and 1936, he was with the Engineer Detachment at Wright Field working in the area of aerial topographic surveying and participating in the National Geographic Society and U. S. Army Air Corps Stratospheric Balloon flights. Talley was promoted to the rank of captain in 1936. He also lectured on aerial photogrammetry (the use of aerial photography in mapping) at Harvard University and he invented a portable stereo comparagraph, for which he received a patent. Talley wrote a book on the subject, Engineering Applications of Aerial and Terrestrial Photogrammetry, that was published in 1938, and he contributed a chapter on photogrammetric surveying for a college textbook on surveying.
B. B. Talley married Grace Lattner in 1925 in Macon, Georgia. They had one son, named Robert Emmett Talley. They were divorced in 1933. He then married Manila Davis Reidell in New York in 1933. An avid flier, she was the first woman in West Virginia to receive a pilot's license. She actively promoted the concept of women in aviation and was acquainted with many early women aviators. Manila Talley eventually became a Lieutenant Colonel in the Civil Air Patrol. She was also a very able pianist, having studied at the New England Conservatory. At the time of her death in 1973, Benjamin and Manila Talley had been married for forty years. Benjamin Talley's son, Robert E. L. Talley, became a lieutenant colonel in the army.
In September 1939, Captain Talley was designated executive officer for the District Corps of Engineers in Portland, Oregon. He served in that position until September 1940, when he was appointed resident engineer in charge of design and construction of the Yakutat Airfield in Alaska. He left that position in December 1940 to become officer in charge of Army and Air Corps construction in Alaska during World War II, stationed at Anchorage. In that position, he oversaw construction of military facilities throughout the territory, with a total expenditure of more than three hundred million dollars. The projects included the building of bases or facilities in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Umnak, and other locations in the Aleutians. In 1943, he received the Distinguished Service Medal for his work on the secret Umnak airfield. He was the first member of the Alaska Defense Command to win that honor in World War II. Talley also participated in several reconnaissance missions in the Aleutians, in the landing on Adak, and in the invasion of Attu in 1943. He was promoted twice while in Alaska, achieving the rank of colonel in 1942.
In June 1943, after the Attu campaign, Colonel Talley was transferred to England and was assigned to the position of deputy chief of staff for the V Corps. In that position, he was responsible for overseeing the operations plan for the D-Day Landing on Omaha Beach. He designed the system of radio communication used during the landing, and he and his volunteer information team (twenty-one men in two DUKWs army amphibious landing craft) provided close offshore observation and communications with the commander of the Fifth Corps afloat, concerning the progress of the landing operation while under enemy fire. For his activities on June 6, 1944, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, and many in his command were awarded the Silver Star. He subsequently served as commander of the Normandy Base Section and the Omaha Base Command. Later, in November, Colonel Talley transferred to the Pacific Theater from France with his command, the First Engineer Special Brigade. There, he participated in the Okinawa campaign and served as commander of the Okinawa Beachhead. After the surrender of Japan, from September to November 1945, Colonel Talley was stationed at Pusan, Korea, as deputy commander of Army Service Forces.
After World War II, Colonel Talley served briefly as district engineer in Huntington, West Virginia, and then for two years as district engineer in Louisville, Kentucky (February 1946 to August 1948). He then studied for a year at the National War College (August 1948 to July 1949). From July 1949 to February 1952, Colonel Talley served on the Army General Staff in Washington, D.C., as chief of the Estimates Branch of the Intelligence Division. In that position, he was responsible for briefing the Joint Chiefs of Staff on intelligence relating to the Korean War and the Soviet acquisition of atomic weapons. In February 1952, the Chief of Engineers appointed him Division Engineer for the North Atlantic Division in charge of military and civil construction projects in the districts of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, and Norfolk. He was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General in April 1955. In June 1955, he became Division Engineer for the Mediterranean Division, stationed in Morocco and Egypt, overseeing United States military construction projects in North Africa and the Middle East. In November 1955, he traveled to Pakistan in that capacity to oversee the beginning of a United States funded project to improve Pakistani air bases, highways, and port facilities. Brigadier General Talley retired from military service in April 1956.
General Talley's military honors included the Distinguished Service Cross, the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Honor with two oak leaf clusters, the Bronze Star, the Nicaraguan Medal of Merit, and the French Croix de Guerre with palm. He also received a number of medals for service in various theaters of operation and campaigns.
After his retirement from the military, General Talley worked as the project manager, and later, vice president, of Raymond International, Inc. (September 1956 to December 1959) where he was involved in foreign contract negotiations. In that position, he was responsible for personally negotiating and overseeing the contract to construct the principle tower and eleven office buildings in Brasilia, the new capital of Brazil.
He left Raymond International in January 1960 to operate a cattle ranch in Greer County, Oklahoma, on land originally homesteaded by his father. In April 1964, he left Oklahoma to become a resident manager with Metcalf and Eddy, Engineers. The firm was under contract with the Anchorage District of the Corps of Engineers, for engineering services following the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake. While in the state, he and his wife bought a home in Anchor Point on the Kenai Peninsula. He remained with Metcalf and Eddy in Alaska from April 1964 to June 1965. Thereafter, he served as their vice president and resident manager in Da Nang, Vietnam (September 1965 to March 1967), where his office provided "in house" engineering services in the design of military facilities for the United States Navy and Air Force.
General Talley returned from Vietnam in March 1967 and continued ranching in Oklahoma and living a part of each year in Anchor Point, Alaska. His wife, Manila, died in 1973. In 1975, B. B. Talley married Virginia Morsey Wheeler of Miami, Oklahoma. She had been married to Lieutenant General Raymond A. Wheeler (1885-1974) and had been a practicing attorney in Washington, D.C.
In 1974, Ben Talley became a principle advocate for the Alaska Capital Move Initiative. He wrote over twenty-five articles on various aspects of the capital move issue that were published in the Anchorage Times between 1974 and 1979. He remained active in that effort until 1983. Talley was also interested in other public projects, such as the Bradley Lake Hydroelectric Project on the Kenai Peninsula in the 1970s. During the 1980s, General Talley became involved in the planning, development, and fundraising for a documentary film on World War II in Alaska. In 1984, Talley was appointed by Steve McAlpine, Lt. Governor of Alaska, to a Citizen's Advisory Committee to plan the project. The documentary project, entitled "Alaska at War," was the joint effort of several organizations and many individuals, especially the Alaska Historical Commission. The award winning effort was completed in 1986.
Brigadier General Benjamin Talley died on November 27, 1998, in Homer, Alaska. He was survived by his wife Virginia Talley; his son Robert E. Talley; and by six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.
Benjamin B. Talley was, in many ways, the essential self made man. Working his way through high school and university, he became an engineer, and then set out on a career in the army. He worked diligently in the military service in the engineering field. He contributed to his profession in the military in many ways, but uniquely in aerial photography and photogrammetry. Talley's military decorations illustrate the diversity of his activities and contributions. Concerning his most important awards, he received one medal for his relief work in Nicaragua, another for military construction in Alaska, and another for courage under fire and activities on D-Day. His military service took his to him to Nicaragua, Alaska, France, Okinawa, Korea, Morocco, Egypt, and Pakistan. His retirement with the rank of Brigadier-General, did not end his work as an engineer. He obtained employment with a private engineering firm and worked in Alaska, Brazil, Viet Nam, and elsewhere.
Considered to be the "Father of Military Construction in Alaska," his contributions in life went far beyond that area and field. He was truly an energetic man who sought to make a mark in his field, in military service, and in life. He succeeded admirably.
SCOPE AND CONTENT
This collection consists of the personal papers of Benjamin B. Talley, American soldier and engineer. The materials in this collection primarily document Talley's extensive military service and his professional activities which ranged from the jungles of Nicaragua to the beaches of Normandy and from Okinawa to Brazil and Alaska. The collection also contains information on his personal life and his political and public policy interests. In the files and boxes constituting this collection, the researcher will find information the many interests of this hard working professional soldier and engineer.
The papers and other materials in the Benjamin B. Talley Collection are divided into the following seven parts or subgroups.
Part 1. Military Career and Related Materials. This part consists of many of the basic materials that document Talley's military career. Included are specific military records and various items concerning his various stations, posts, or periods of service. This part is divided into nine series: 1) personal files (1938-1956); 2) personnel files (1940-1952); 3) other military records (1933-1955); 4) Fort Humphreys, Virginia (1929); 5) Nicaragua (1930-1933); 6) Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio (1934-1940); 7) World War II and Korea (1940-1945); 8) Huntington, West Virginia, and Louisville (Kentucky); and 9) his later career (1949-1956).
Some of the more interesting files or documents in this section are Talley's army personnel and travel files; letters, papers, and maps relating to his activities as a member of the Nicaragua Canal Survey; his daily logs documenting his work in Alaska during World War II; papers and medal recommendations regarding his service in the Normandy invasion and in France; and documents relating to the occupation of Korea. Also included are papers relating to his post war service in West Virginia, Kentucky, and Morocco, and his promotion to brigadier general.
Part 2. Personal Papers. This section contains various personal papers relating to Talley's life and interests as well as his activities while in military service and in civilian life. The sixteen series include: biographical materials (1925-1999); oral history interviews and related materials (1977-1996); personal correspondence (1929-1995); writings (1930-1993); business and professional interests (1957-1973); politics (1960-1996); organizations (1938-2002); travel materials (1937-1956); World War II history (1942-1998); military (1967-2000); reunions (1980-2000); photogrammetry and photogrammetric inventions (1921-1954); National Geographic Society - U. S. Army Air Corps Stratosphere Flights of 1934 and 1935 (1934-1936); Japan related papers (1986); maps (1903-1953); and diaries (1931, 1956-1993).
The most interesting materials found in this section are the following: Talley's personal correspondence and his writings, including fiction, from and about Nicaragua while a member of the Nicaragua Canal Survey; his V-mail to his in World War II; his papers and book concerning photogrammetry; papers and photographs on the National Geographic Society-U. S. Army Air corps Stratosphere Flights in the 1930s; and the diaries that he maintained after leaving the military service.
Part 3. Manila D. Talley Papers. This part contains a few personal papers of Talley's second wife, Manila Davis Talley (1898-1973). Many of these papers reflect her interests as a pilot and writer. The seven series include: biographical materials (1925-1973); correspondence (1939-1990); diaries (1938-1958); education (1946-1967); writings (1947-1973); publications (1805-1951); and her historical research index cards.
Part 4. Projects. This part contains records of three different projects in which Talley played a central role. The first project concerned a partially successful, but ultimately failed, effort to relocate the Alaska capital from Juneau to a site in Southcentral Alaska beginning in 1974 and ending in 1983. The ten series of records from the capital relocation effort include: correspondence (1974-1885); Talley speeches, interviews, and draft and published articles (1974-1983); Frustrated Alaskans Needing Knowledge (FRANK) Initiative and related legislation (1959-1981); Capital Site Selection Committee with early capital relocation legislation (1962-1979); Capital Site Planning Commission and New Capital Site Planning Commission legislation (1978-1982); New Capital Site Planning Commission minutes, resolutions and transcripts (1982); Juneau Cost Impact and Indemnification (1974-1981); reports (1977-1982); polls and publicity/political candidates positions (1978-1982); and clippings (1974-1983). The second project involved plans for a hydroelectric dam at Bradley Lake. The four series for this Bradley Lake project include: correspondence (1977-1982); plans and analyses (1975-1982); Army Corps of Engineers publications (1978-1982); and issue of the newspaper, the Homer News (1983). The third project related to the creation of a film documentary of Alaska during World War II, entitled, Alaska at War. These records are Talley's project files, and include papers concerning such subjects as legislation, fundraising, documentary sources, production company proposals, and scripts.
The most important materials in this part are those concerning the capital move. Talley and his wife, Virginia, were both extensively involved in this effort. The capital relocation materials amount to about eight cubic feet. Also of interest are the papers relating to the "Alaska at War Project" which proved to be a very informative and highly rated project.
Part 5. Other Papers. This part contains various publications, reports, and other reference materials primarily concerning the subjects of the 1964 earthquake in Alaska, and the oil industry, with the bulk concerning the former.
Part 6. Publications. This part consists of military and non-military publications collected by Talley primarily concerning World War II in Alaska and engineering.
Part 7. Photographs. This section consists of photographs from Talley's private life, military career, and collecting interests. The seventeen series of photographs include: Fort Logan, Colorado (1928); Nicaragua Canal Survey (1929-1931); Fort Schuyler, New York (1931-1934); Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio, including the National Geographic Society (NGS) - U. S. Army Air Corps Stratosphere Flights of 1934 and 1935 (1934-1937); trip to the Southwest and Crater Lake during change of station (1937); Portland, Oregon (1937-1940); Alaska (1940-1943); Europe (1944-1950); Okinawa and Korea (1945-1947); Huntington, West Virginia, and Louisville, Kentucky (1946-1948); North Atlantic Division, New York (1952-1955); Casablanca, Morocco, and Nouasseur, Egypt (1956); retirement (1959-1991); Manila D. Talley (n.d., 1944-1961); miscellaneous photographs including and Klondike era album (1898-1947); Alaska photo post cards; and aerial photographs (n.d., 1935).
This part contains over twenty-seven hundred prints, contact prints, negatives, proof sheets, and transparencies. The largest series relate to Nicaragua, the NGS-Air Corps Stratospheric Flights, and Alaska. The Nicaragua Canal Survey materials include over seven hundred prints and negatives which depict military personnel and equipment, political figures, associates, archaeological artifacts and sites, and views of damage and relief efforts in the Managua Earthquake of 1931. The NGS-Air Force materials amount to over three hundred personal and professional prints and negatives of the high altitude balloon flights near Rapid City, South Dakota. The Alaska related materials consist of over two hundred prints, negatives, and copy negatives relative to Talley's activities throughout Alaska in the World War II period.
The Benjamin B. Talley collection is an extensive body of historical documentation concerning this soldier and engineer. It provides the researcher with an extensive and varied amount of information covering almost seven decades of this person's life and activities. It is a fine addition to the holdings of the Archives and Special Collections Department of the University of Alaska Anchorage.
This collection was acquired from Brigadier and Mrs. Benjamin B. Talley. The initial transfer of papers took place in October 1980. Over the following twenty-four years, B. B. and Virginia Talley periodically brought or sent files and boxes of papers to the UAA Archives and Special Collections Department. A deed of gift was signed by General Talley in 1986.
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
1. Col. Benjamin B. Talley in the Aleutians; ca. 1943. (Department of Defense photograph). "Alaska at War" Collection.
2. Map Prepared For Lieutenant Talley While He was Stationed in Nicaragua; August 15, 1930. Benjamin B. Talley Collection.
3. Sandino Manifesto; September 6, 1929. Benjamin B. Talley Collection.
4. Map of Alaska Showing World War II Army Corps of Engineers Projects; 1941-1944. United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. "Narrative Report of Alaska Construction: 1941-1944" Collection.
5. Col. Talley on a Reconnaisance Mission in the Aleutians; ca. 1942-1943. (Army Corps of Engineers photograph). "Alaska at War" Collection.
6. Army Corps of Engineers Laying Down Steel Matting for the Runway on Umnak; ca. 1942. (Photographer Unknown). "Alaska at War" Collection.
7. Enroute via the Alaska Railroad to the Whittier Tunnel "Holing Through" Ceremonies; November 20, 1942. (Photograph from the Alaska Railroad Collection, Anchorage Museum of History and Art). "Alaska at War" Collection.
8. Col. Talley, Left, and Maj. Gen. Simon B. Buckner and Party Entering the Whittier Tunnel for the "Holing Through" Ceremonies; November 20, 1942. (Photograph from the Alaska Railroad Collection, Anchorage Museum of History and Art). "Alaska at War" Collection.
9. Col. Talley and Two Unidentified Officers in Front of the Army Engineers Area Office; ca. 1942-1943. (Army Corps of Engineers photograph). "Alaska at War" Collection.
10. Military and Civilian Personnel of the United States Engineers in Alaska at the Headquarters of the Alaska Defence Command, Fort Richardson, Following the Award of the Distinguished Service Medal to Col. Talley, Officer in Charge of Alaska Construction; February 8, 1943. (Army Signal Corps photograph). Victor C. Rivers Collection.
11. Farewell Party for Col. Talley. Pictured are, L to R, Col. Talley, Victor C. Rivers, Col. George Nold, Lt. Col. D. O. Givens, and Robert Musser; June 13, 1943. (Army Air Corps photograph). Victor C. Rivers Collection.
12. Plaque Presented to Col. Talley by the Personnel of the United States Engineers in Anchorage; June 1943. Victor C. Rivers Collection.
13. Anchorage Times Article by B. B. Talley on the Capital Move; May 9, 1976. Benjamin B. Talley Collection.
PART 1. MILITARY CAREER
Series 1. Personal Files; 1938-1948, 1952-1956. 1.05 cu. ft.
This series consists of Talley's incoming and outgoing personal and professional correspondence including letters and telegrams. This file was created by Talley to document his military career, separate from other personal correspondence located in his personal papers in Part 2.
Series 2. Personnel Files (Personal Copies); 1940-1952. .45 cu. ft.
This series consists of Talley's personal copies of personnel records concerning pay and allowances, personal equipment, shipping, orders, promotions, assignment to quarters, physical examinations and immunizations, travel, and flights. It also includes telegrams and radiograms.
Series 3. Other Military Records; 1933-1948, 1952-1955. .6 cu. ft.
This series consists of various other types of military records including those concerning orders, pay and allowances, travel, and aircraft flights.
Series 4. Fort Humphreys, Virginia; 1928-1929. .1 cu. ft.
This series consists of programs for the April Horse Show, the Graduation Horse Show, and graduation exercises of the officers and reserve officers class at the Engineer School at Fort Humphreys, Virginia. Also included with these items is a certificate for completion of a correspondence course on chemical warfare and a toll service statement from the period.
Series 5. Nicaragua and Fort Schuyler, New York; 1929-1933, 1977. .45 cu. ft. (See also Part 2, Subseries 3g and Series 4, and Part 7, Series 2).
This series consists of papers relating to Talley's participation in the Nicaraguan Canal Survey as an officer of the United States Army Engineers Battalion in Nicaragua from late 1929 to 1931. Talley, at that time a member of the 29th Engineers, served as the commanding officer of the Headquarters and Service Platoon in Granada, after a short period as a supply and transport officer at San Carlos, responsible for moving supplies to survey camps on the San Juan River. Talley also had some responsibilities as a press officer, supplying photographs and news stories, and taking some motion picture film for Pathé News. The series includes military records, a Thanksgiving menu listing unit personnel from 1930, newsletters, clippings, articles, Augusto Sandino's people's manifesto, memorabilia, a brief account of the Managua Earthquake of 1931, xerographic copies of 469 photographs from the period, lists of numbered photographs and their captions, and maps. The military records include memoranda, orders, letters, a mobilization order, and accounts of a vaccination campaign and the canal survey. The newsletters include those of the Guardia Nacional de Nicaragua and the Second Brigade of the U. S. Marine Corps, both in Managua. The xerographic copies of photographs are of prints that Talley at one time in the possessed. The maps are of various areas of Nicaragua, including a 1901 Isthmian Canal Commission map showing the line of a proposed Nicaraguan canal.
Series 6. Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio; n.d., 1934-1937, 1940. .15 cu. ft.
This series consists of papers from Talley's stationing at Wright Field with the Engineer Detachment, Air Corps Materiel Division, from 1934 to 1937. He was involved there with photogrammetry, or mapping using aerial photographs. The papers include Talley's articles and lectures, records from his participation as a guest lecturer for the Institute of Geographical Exploration at Harvard University, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous materials. These miscellaneous items include officers' directories, the order promoting Talley to the rank of captain, and an Army Air Corps Materiel Division newsletter with a photograph of Talley.
Series 7. World War II and Korea; 1940-1945. 1.15 cu. ft.
This series consists of papers concerning Talley's activities during World War II and the occupation of Korea directly following the war.
Subseries 7a. Alaska Daily Logs; Feb. 1940-June 1943.
This subseries consists of Talley's daily logs, written during the period in which he was in charge of construction in Yakutat (October to December 1940) and Officer-in-Charge of Alaskan Construction (January 1941 to June 1943). These logs provide a detailed and comprehensive account of military construction in Alaska during much of World War II, particularly the construction of garrisons at Seward and Whittier, in the interior of Alaska, and in the Aleutians. In the logs, Talley also records his participation several reconnaissance missions to the Aleutians, and accounts of his participation in the landing on Adak and the Battle of Attu. The logs also contain much important information on command relationships in Alaska, and the labor, supply, and transportation situation in the territory during the war.
Subseries 7b. Alaska Clippings; 1940-1943.
This subseries consists of newspaper clippings documenting Talley's service in Alaska.
Subseries 7c. Europe; 1943-1944.
This subseries consists of papers from Talley's service in the European Theatre of Operations, where he was Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans in V Corps (Aug. 1943-June 1944), Omaha Beach Commander (June-Aug. 1944), Omaha District Commander (Aug., Oct.-Dec 1944), Normandy Base Section Commander (Aug.-Oct. 1944), and First U. S. Engineers Special Brigade Commander (Dec. 1944). Papers from this period include a personal diary (June-July 1943), Normandy invasion documents, orders (June 1944), and other papers concerning the evacuation of prisoners of war (June 1944), congressional visitors to Utah Beach Command (Sep. 1944), activities of the 5th and 6th Engineers Special Brigades, and artificial ports and harbors during the D-Day invasion (after-action report, Dec. 1944). Also included are letters of appreciation to Talley from superior officers, and records of Talley receiving the U. S. Distinguished Service Cross, and the French Croix de Guerre with Palm.
Subseries 7d. Okinawa and Korea; 1945.
This subseries consists of papers from Talley's service during the invasion of Okinawa, Japan, and the occupation of Korea. Talley commanded the U. S. Engineers Special Brigade in the Pacific-Asiatic Theatre (June-Aug. 1945), and was Deputy Commander of the Army Service Forces in Korea (Aug.-Nov. 1945). Talley's papers from Okinawa include an informational bulletin on the formation of the Okinawa District Engineers, drafts of Talley's messages during the invasion, and a Japanese Kiri Leaf leaflet. Talley's papers from Korea include intelligence documents, memoranda, an advance party journal, letters to his wife concerning his activities there, proclamations from General McArthur to the people of Korea, Japanese documents of surrender, and souvenir items.
Series 8. Huntington, West Virginia, and Louisville, Kentucky (District Engineer); 1945-1948, 1974 .45 cu. ft.
This series consists of Talley's papers from his service as district engineer in Huntington, West Virginia (Jan.-Mar. 1946), and Louisville, Kentucky (Mar. 1946-July 1948), in the Ohio River Division of the Corps of Engineers. Talley's papers from this period include correspondence, prepared speeches, speeches by others, conference materials, articles and papers on radar navigation and mapping of inland waterways, biographical clippings, clippings concerning floodwalls in the Louisville District, and a 1974 Corps of Engineers history of the Louisville District.
Series 9. Late Career; 1949-1956. .45 cu. ft.
This series consists of Talley's papers from the last seven years of his military career. During this period he graduated from the National War College (1949), was assigned to the Office of Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2 (Intelligence) in Washington, D. C. (1949-1952), was division engineer for the North Atlantic Division, New York (1952-1955), and division engineer for the Mediterranean Division, Casablanca, Morocco and Nouasseur, Egypt (1955-1956). Also during this period, Talley was promoted to the rank of brigadier general in April 1955. The first twelve folders of this series have original titles and papers kept by Talley from this period. They consist of such items as passport and shot records, efficiency reports, publicity and letters concerning his promotion, orders, and letters concerning his retirement from active service. In addition to these original files, are various items from Talley's service at the National War College, the North Atlantic Division, and the Mediterranean Division. These items include correspondence, certificates, publications, and memorabilia. This series also includes Talley's own personal statement on his accomplishments and experiences as head of the Mediterranean Division, written in 1971.
PART 2. PERSONAL PAPERS
Series 1. Biographical Materials; n.d., 1925-1999. .9 cu. ft. Arranged Chronologically.
This series consists of various biographical items documenting the life of Benjamin B. Talley and his family. Types of materials include: news releases, profiles, newspaper clippings, articles, invitations, membership cards, license and registration cards, address lists, family history newsletters and newspapers, legal papers, plant specimens (from the Aleutian Islands during World War II), sympathy letters and cards (upon Talley's death), obituaries, a funeral program, and souvenir items. There are also two videocassettes of an Adak Community Forum meeting from 1979 entitled, "World War II Evacuation of Kiska," which includes a talk by Talley.
Series 2. Oral History Interviews and Related Materials; n.d., 1977-1983, 1994-1996. .5 cu. ft.
This series consists of records of three different oral history interviews conducted with Talley, along with related correspondence. The first is a transcript of a United States Air Force interview conducted by John Cloe in 1979 concerning Talley's service in Alaska during World War II. The second is two audiocassettes of a Talley narrative concerning Project "Overlord," including the landing on Omaha Beach and the Normandy Invasion in 1944. The third is a draft (1983) and a published (1994) transcript of a Corps of Engineers interview conducted by Charles Hendricks. There are also correspondence files for the Hendricks interview, Alaska oral history, and the Louisville District of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (Including two newsletters with biographical articles on Talley from 1996).
Series 3. Personal Correspondence; n.d., 1929-1995. 2.9 cu. ft.
This series consists of Talley's personal correspondence with family, friends, U. S. Army officers, and others. The family and Vietnam correspondence contains a large body of Talley's letters to his wife Manila describing his activities. The general correspondence also includes World War II era V-Mail letters, primarily from family members, written to Talley from 1943 to 1945. Of particular interest is his correspondence from service with the U. S. Army Engineer Battalion in Nicaragua, which surveyed a proposed Nicaraguan canal in 1929 to 1931.
Subseries 3a. General; n.d., 1929, 1934, 1936-1940, 1941-1943, 1955-1965, 1995.
Subseries 3b. Vietnam; 1965-1967.
Subseries 3c. Virginia M. Wheeler; 1974-1975.
Subseries 3d. Friends; 1976-1981.
Subseries 3e. V. Corps and Normandy Friends; n.d., 1944-1948, 1969-1996.
Subseries 3f. Family; 1936, 1941-1965, 1977-1981.
Subseries 3g. Nicaragua; 1929-1932, 1936-1938, 1982-1983.
Series 4. Writings; 1930, 1932, 1933, 1938, 1944, 1946-1948, 1954, 1970, 1971, 1978, 1989, 1990, 1993. .5 cu. ft.
This series consists of some of Talley's various published and unpublished writings. These include; Talley's manuscripts related to Nicaragua and his experiences during the Nicaraguan Canal Survey in 1929 to 1931, including his book-length personal memior, "Fiesta," a few historical and political articles, and four fiction pieces; several manuscripts and articles on Omaha Beachhead and the D-Day Invasion of Normandy in 1944; a paper presented to the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1954 entitled, "Development of the Delaware River for Commerce"; a talk given before the Kenai Historical Society in 1971 on "World War II in the Aleutians"; and the article, "To Develop a Spring," published in Alaska magazine in July 1970.
Series 5. Business and Professional Interests; n.d., 1957-1973. 25 cu. ft.
This series consists of various materials from Talley's engineering career after retirement from the U. S. Army in 1956. There is correspondence, newspaper and magazine clippings, and memorabilia about the construction of the capital city of Brasilia, Brazil. There are also business cards, travel expense reports, a map of Vietnam, and a drawing presented to Talley, then an officer of the engineering firm of Metcalf & Eddy, Inc., at his farewell party at DaNang, Republic of Vietnam, in 1967.
Series 6. Politics; 1960-1996. .6 cu. ft.
This series consists of papers from Talley's brief political career and his political interests. Talley served as the Director of Civil Defense for Greer County and the City of Mangum, Oklahoma from 1960 to 1962. He also ran for U. S. Congress for the 6th District of Oklahoma in 1962. Items from his time as director of civil defense includes a civil defense operations plan, and related newspaper clippings. Materials from Talley's congressional campaign include correspondence, biographical summaries, expense and advertising records, newspaper clippings, fliers, business cards, and photographs. There are also political files, consisting primarily of correspondence, from the years 1960-1996.
Series 7. Organizations; 1938-2002. .5 cu. ft. Arranged Alphabetically.
This series consists of Talley's papers related to his memberships in various professional, veterans, scientific, and social organizations. Professional and scientific organizations include the American Society of Photogrammetry, the Society of American Military Engineers, The Moles, the American Polar Society, the Explorers Club, and the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers & Commerce. Other organizations include the Military Order of the World Wars and the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. Types of materials found in these files include correspondence, publications, newsletters, professional papers, speeches, member lists, and event programs. This series also contains files kept by Talley's widow, Virginia W. Talley, concerning the Benjamin B. Talley Scholarship Endowment Fund, which is distributed through the Society of American Military Engineers.
Series 8. Travel Materials; n.d., 1937, 1940, 1941, 1947, 1953, 1956. .45 cu. ft.
This series consists of materials Talley collected from his travels in the Southwest United States, Alaska, Oklahoma, and Europe. The Southwest materials are from his visit to Gallup, New Mexico and the surrounding area when he had a change of station from Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio, to Portland, Oregon in 1937. They include Manila Talley's travel diary, some three-dimensional images, and travel publications on Gallup, New Mexico and the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial held there. The Alaska materials include travel and souvenir items, primarily from 1940 to 1941, including a menu and newsletters from Yakutat Landing Field, hotel letterheads, luggage stickers, and souvenir envelopes. There are also three notable Alaskan publications: a U. S. Forest Service booklet on the Tongass National Forest (1940), an Alaska Planning Council booklet with general information on the territory (1941), and a photo-illustrated booklet describing the collections of the Alaska Historical Museum in Juneau (ca. late 1930s). The Oklahoma materials consist of state highway maps from 1953 and 1956. The European materials consist of travel literature for France, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland dating from 1956, along with travel receipts and post cards.
Series 9. World War II History; n.d., 1942-1998. .6 cu. ft.
This series consists of various materials relating to World War II history, particularly the Aleutian Campaign and the Normandy Invasion.
Subseries 9a. Research Materials, Conferences, Studies, Transcripts, and Drafts; n.d., 1942-1944, 1971, 1979, 1982-1985, 1988-1994. Arranged Chronologically.
Subseries 9b. D-Day Subject Files; 1946-1998.
Series 10. Military; 1967-1998. 1.05 cu. ft. Arranged Alpha/numerically.
This series consists of Talley's files concerning his activities as a retired officer of the U. S. Army, most of which concern the Army Corps of Engineers. Types of materials represented in the files include correspondence, invitations, programs, briefings, plans, clippings, newsletters, and photographs. Some of these files were maintained for a time by his widow, Virginia M. Talley.
Series 11. Reunions; 1980-2000. .5 cu. ft. Arranged Alpha/numerically.
This series consists of correspondence, documents, and other materials concerning reunions of World War II military units to which Talley belonged or had some other relationship. Reunions include those of V Corps, the 11th Air Force, the 807th Aviation Engineer Battalion (Yakutat, 1990), Alaska/Siberia Lend Lease Aviators, Japan Alpine-Ski Soldiers/87th Mountain Infantry Regiment (Kiska, 1993), the 807th Aviation Engineer Battalion, and the 531st Engineer Shore Regiment.
Series 12. Photogrammetry and Photogrammetric Inventions; 1921-1954. .45 cu. ft.
This series consists of Talley's patents, descriptions, drawings, manuscripts, correspondence, research materials, photographs, and published book on the subject of photogrammetry, or map-making using aerial photographs. Talley was a successful inventor and author in this field.
Series 13. National Geographic Society - U. S. Army Air Corps Stratosphere Flights of 1934 and 1935; 1934-1936. .5 cu. ft.
This series consists of Talley's reports, correspondence, publications, and souvenir items from the pioneering stratospheric balloon flights for which he served as ground crew member and aerial observer. Photographs from the flights are found in Part 7, Subseries 4b.
Series 14. Japan Related Papers; n.d., 1986. .25 cu. ft.
This series consists of a 1986 speech by Ambassador Mike Mansfield before the American-Japanese Society in Sapporo, Japan, and a xerographic copy of the memoirs of Horace Capron, who led an expedition to Japan from 1871 to 1875.
Series 15. Maps; n.d., 1903, 1939, 1941-1946, 1953. .2 cu. ft.
This series consists of miscellaneous maps Talley collected. They include a German language map of Peking, China from 1903; Alaska maps from 1939 and 1941; World War II era French maps of Cherbourg and Paris; aeronautical charts of the areas of Cincinnati, Ohio, New York, and the Mediterranean Ocean and North Africa.
Series 16. Diaries; 1931, 1956-1993. 1.75 cu. ft.
This series consist of Talley's bound diaries. There is one volume Tallely kept while serving with the U. S. Army Engineer Battalion in Nicaragua in 1930. The rest of the volumes cover the period after Talley's retirement from the U. S. Army. These volumes include daily entries, addresses, and attached items including memoranda, notes, business cards, clippings, and memorabilia. The diaries are particularly detailed for the period of the 1960s when Talley was a consultant in DaNang, Vietnam.
PART 3. MANILA D. TALLEY PAPERS
Series 1. Biographical Materials; n.d., 1925, 1934, 1940-1973. .2 cu. ft.
This series consists of a variety of materials from or about the life of Manila Davis Talley (1898-1973) and the Davis family of Morgantown, West Virginia. Notable files include those on the Civil Air Patrol, in which Manila Talley served as a lieutenant colonel, various pilots organizations, and memorial records from her funeral in 1973. Types of materials found in this series include correspondence, medical records, newspaper clippings, newsletters, programs, membership cards, business cards, invitations, and small artifacts
Series 2. Correspondence; 1939-1990. .1 cu. ft.
This series consists of correspondence between aviator Laura Ingalls and Manila Talley. The correspondence concerns the flying activities of Laura Ingalls and Manila Talley, their friendship, and personal matters. Miscellaneous correspondence (1939-1957) between Manila Talley, Benjamin B. Talley, family, and others is also included.
Series 3. Diaries; 1938-1940, 1956, 1958. .1 cu. ft.
This series consists of Manila Talley's travel diaries. Subjects of the diaries include: the Talleys' trip from the Southwest U.S. to Yakutat (1940), life in Yakutat (1940), and travel to Morocco, Cairo, Karachi, and Bangkok (1956 and 1958).
Series 4. Education; n.d., 1946, 1954-1967. .15 cu. ft.
This series consists of records of Manila Talley's education as a pilot from the Army Air Forces Training program (1946), the USAF Extension Course Institute (1954-1962), and the Air War College (1963-1967).
Series 5. Writings; n.d., 1947, 1968-1970, 1973. .2 cu. ft.
This series consists of magazine and newspaper articles and a short story written by Manila Talley.
Series 6. Publications; 1805, 1898, 1912, 1914, 1938, 1951. .35 cu. ft.
This series consists of miscellaneous old publications kept by Manila Talley.
Series 7. Historical Research Index Card File; n.d. .2 cu. ft.
This series consists of a card file concerning various subjects in Alaskan and Russian history, including animals, the aurora borealis, Behring, bells, cities, cloth, cossacks, exile, food, furs, grass, the Klondike, liquor, merchants, minerals, prisons, revolution, ships and ship building, timber, water, and other subjects.
PART 4. PROJECTS
SECTION A. CAPITAL RELOCATION
Series 1. Correspondence; 1974-1983, 1985. .25 cu. ft. Arranged Chronologically.
This series consists of letters sent by B. B. Talley and his wife Virginia to various individuals involved in the capital move issue, and letters received by Talley and his wife concerning various issues of the capital move. Subjects discussed include the proposed cost of the capital move, the activities of the Capital Site Selection Committee and the Capital Sites Planning Commission (CSPC), the membership of the CSPC, the FRANK (Frustrated Alaskans Needing Knowledge) Initiative, the activities of "anti-move" groups, legislation affecting the capital move, and other subjects. Major correspondents include Anchorage Times publisher Robert Atwood; Frank Harris; state senators Clem Tillion, Bill Sumner, and other members of the Alaska State Senate; Anchorage Daily News editor and publisher Kay Fanning; Leonard D. Lane, executive director, Capital Site Selection Committee; Arliss Sturgelewski; and Governor Jay Hammond.
Series 2. Talley - Speeches, Interviews, Drafts and Published Articles; 1974-1982. .45 cu. ft. Arranged by Type and Then Chronologically.
This series consists of speeches, drafts, published articles, and letters to the editor by B. B. Talley concerning the capital move in Alaska and related issues. Subjects include site selection, move costs, capital move methods and plans, legislative activities affecting the move, the FRANK initiative, efforts to defeat the move, the Capital Site Planning Commission, reasons for the capital move, and other subjects. The articles were primarily published in the Anchorage Times. Included are drafts and published articles of a four-part series by Talley entitled "The New Capital" (Anchorage Times September-October 1974), and of a five part series of articles on the stalled capital move effort (Anchorage Times, July 1980). There are also copies of capital move speeches by Talley, a capital move interview given by him for the KIMO-TV program "Contact," and a draft of an unpublished article entitled "Relocating Alaska's Capital" written by Talley for The Wall Street Journal.
Series 3. Frustrated Alaskans Needing Knowledge (FRANK) Initiative and Related Legislation ; 1959-1960, 1974-1981. 1.35 cu. ft. Arranged by Type and Then Chronologically.
This series consists of papers relating to the development, passage, and effect of the FRANK Initiative and related legislation. Included are drafts of reports, correspondence, copies of FRANK Initiative petitions, advertisements, drafts of letters to Governor Hammond, 1978 General Election pamphlets, copies of proposed amendments relating to capital move legislation, press releases, and other records. There are also notes, correspondence, memos, legislative journals, statements by Virginia Talley and Governor Hammond, and drafts of legislation concerning House Bill 603 (the Governor's compromise capital move bill), Senate Bill 86 (Capital Development Corporation bill), and Senate Bill 586.
Series 4. Capital Site Selection Committee (CSSC) With Early Capital Relocation Legislation; 1962-1979. 1.15 cu. ft. Arranged Chronologically.
This series consists of records relating to the Capital Site Selection Committee and to early capital relocation legislation. Included are records concerning anti-move activities; capital relocation statutes; drafts of legislation; Capital Site Selection Committee reports, publications, and work plans; drafts and working papers concerning Talley's capital relocation plan; papers concerning the Matanuska-Susitna Borough capital relocation proposal; and other records.
Series 5. Capital Site Planning Commission (CSPC) and New Capital Site Planning Commission (NCSPC) Legislation; 1978-1982. .35 cu. ft. Arranged Chronologically.
This series consists of records and legislation relating to the Capital Site Planning Commission (CSPC) and New Capital Site Planning Commission (NCSPC). Included are drafts of legislation; papers concerning capital relocation costs; records concerning the scope, policies and limitations of the CSPC; CSPC financial plans; air transportation information; NCSPC legal opinions; and other records.
Series 6. New Capital Site Planning Commission Minutes, Resolutions and Transcripts; 1982. .45 cu. ft. Arranged Chronologically.
This series consists of schedules and minutes of New Capital Site Planning Commission meetings, an index of resolutions and motions debated and voted on at NCSPC meetings, and verbatim and reporter's transcripts of NCSPC meetings and public hearings held in Anchorage, Nome, Fairbanks and Juneau.
Series 7. Juneau Cost Impact and Indemnification; 1974, 1978-1981. .35. cu. ft. Arranged Chronologically.
This series consists of records relating to the impact of the capital move on Juneau. Included are notes, cost work sheets, drafts of studies on the impact of capital relocation on Juneau's population, employment and investment requirements, reports on the cost of indemnification for Juneau, copies of legislation concerning indemnification, a draft of a report by B. B. Talley entitled "No Move Costs More Than Relocation;" and other records.
Series 8. Reports; 1977-1978, 1982. 2.75 cu. ft. Arranged by Type and Then Chronologically.
This series consists of drafts and published reports of the Capital Site Planning Commission and the New Capital Site Planning Commission. Included are New Capital City Planning Process background reports 1-12; drafts of NCSPC technical reports 2-12;; drafts of NCSPC reports on capital relocation financing, new capital environmental assessment, recommendations and proposed legislative program, construction costs, capital relocation plans, and capital relocation impact, and other related subjects; and the NCSPC summary report and technical reports 1-12.
Series 9. Polls and Publicity/Political Candidates Positions; 1978-1982. .25 cu. ft. Arranged by Type.
This series consists of records concerning publicity for the capital relocation movement and opinions of the public and legislators concerning the capital move. Included are notes, copies of a letter from Virginia Talley to the chair of the New Capital Site Planning Commission concerning a NCSPC brochure, drafts of a presentation by B. B. Talley to the NCSPC, NCSPC plans and reports, senate resolutions, advertisements of the Capital Access Committee, public opinion polls, clippings concerning the capital move position of various candidates in the 1982 Alaska gubernatorial race, surveys, and other records.
Series 10. Ballot Measure; 1982. .1 cu. ft.
This series consists of records relating to Proposition 8, the 1982 capital move proposition. Included are a copy of the 1982 General Election pamphlet containing Proposition 8, drafts of the proposition, and copies of Virginia Talley's suggested changes to it.
Series 11. Clippings; 1974-1983. .45 cu. ft. Arranged Chronologically.
This series consists of newspaper clippings from Alaskan and out-of-state newspapers concerning Alaska's capital move and related subjects. Subjects include the FRANK Initiative, capital site selection, capital move costs, the 1977-1978 gubernatorial race in Alaska, the capital move in Brazil, city planning and development in other states, the Alaska Permanent Fund, and other subjects.
SECTION B. BRADLEY LAKE HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT; 1975-1983.
Series 1. Correspondence; 1977-1982. .1 cu. ft.
This series consists of correspondence between Talley and various state and federal officials concerning the Bradley Lake Hydroelectric Project on the Kenai Peninsula.
Series 2. Plans and Analyses; 1975-1982. .1 cu. ft.
This series consists of environmental impact reports, feasibility studies, cost-benefit analyses, financial methods, market analyses, and other papers concerning the proposed project.
Series 3. Army Corps of Engineers Publications; 1978-1982.
This series consists of informational brochures, the final environmental impact statement, and other papers on the project.
Series 4. Homer News; Mar. 3, 1983. .1 cu. ft.
This series consists of an issue of the Homer News newspaper containing articles on various aspects of the project.
SECTION C. WORLD WAR II IN ALASKA, DOCUMENTARY
Series 1. "Alaska At War" Project Records; 1982-1989. 2.1 cu. ft. Arranged by Subject.
This series consists of papers concerning Talley's role in the planning, development, and fundraising for the World War II documentary film "Alaska At War." Included are records concerning legislation, fundraising, documentary sources, the Citizens Advisory Committee, proposals, the premier of the film, production costs, and other subjects. Types of records include correspondence, notes, agendas and minutes, proposals, bids, scripts, and reviews.
PART 5. OTHER PAPERS
Series 1. 1964 Earthquake ; 1962, 1964-1968. .75 cu. ft. Arranged Chronologically.
This series consists of papers concerning the 1964 Alaskan Earthquake. It includes testimony from people in Anchorage on their earthquake experiences; and government, Army, and geological reports concerning the impact of the earthquake on Alaska and rebuilding efforts. There are also articles, reports and clippings concerning earthquakes in other parts of the world.
Series 2. Oil Industry; 1975-1978. .1 cu. ft.
This series consists of records concerning the oil industry in Alaska and the United States. Included are pamphlets, brochures, maps and other general publications by various oil and petroleum related organizations and companies.
PART 6. PUBLICATIONS
Series 1. Military Publications; 1967, 1986-1988, 1990, 1992, 1993. 1 cu. ft.
This series consists of publications concerning the military in Alaska. The first subseries contains published drafts of a study and management plan for World War II Department of Defense sites in Alaska, along with some military histories on World War II in Alaska. The second subseries contains a U. S. Army orientation pamphlet for new soldiers in Alaska, a 172d Infantry Brigade pamphlet on the history of the U.S. Army in Alaska, an Alaska Air Command study on the impact of military spending on the Alaskan economy, and an historical study on military support of cleanup of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill.
Subseries 1a. World War II in Alaska; 1986-1988, 1992, 1993.
Subseries 1b. Other Military Publications; 1967, 1976, 1984, 1990. Arranged Chronologically.
Series 2. Engineering Publications; 1943, 1944, 1946, 1947, 1971, 1986, 1988, 1992, 1993. .4 cu. ft.
This series consists of various military and non-military publications on engineering subjects. These include: a fiftieth anniversary history of The Moles (1988); three issues of the Pacific Builder and Engineer magazine featuring articles on U. S. Army construction in Alaska (1943-1944); two volumes of the proceedings of the Symposium on Cold Regions Engineering, held at the University of Alaska (1971); proceedings of the 45th meeting of the Coastal Engineering Research Board, Alaska District, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (1986); an issue of Waterways magazine containing a biographical sketch of Talley as a World War II engineer (1947); a Mississippi Valley Association booklet on resources and opportunities in the mid-continental United States; and a booklet on the historical development of a highway in South Florida (1946).
Series 3. Non-Military Publications on World War II in Alaska; 1983, 1987, 1988, 1992, 1993. .3 cu. ft.
This series consists of various historical publications on World War II in Alaska, including an historical building survey of Dutch Harbor and Unalaska, and works concerning Aleutian aviation.
PART 7. PHOTOGRAPHS (1,489 b&w prints; 131 color prints; 664 b&w negatives; 47 b&w proof sheets; 135 b&w contact prints; 238 b&w copy negatives; 15 color transparencies; 1 color slide).
The first twelve photograph series are arranged chronologically by location of Talley's duty station during his military career.
Series 1. Fort Logan, Colorado (2nd Engineers Battalion); 1928 (5 b&w prints, rolled). .2 cu. ft.
This series consists of large format panoramic prints of the members of the 2nd Engineers Battalion and its quarters at Fort Logan, Colorado, as well as the Broadmoor Hotel at Colorado Springs.
Series 2. Nicaraguan Canal Survey (29th Engineers Battalion); 1929-1931 (434 b&w prints; 135 b&w contact prints; 145 b&w negatives; 10 b&w copy negatives. 1 cu. ft.
This series consists of photographs taken by Talley and others to document the activities of the United States Army Battalion in Nicaragua, during the period of their Nicaraguan Canal Survey of 1929 to 1931. The series contains over three hundred different numbered photographs, most with captions, that were taken under the direction of Talley as a press officer for the battalion. Subjects of these photographs include survey crews, camps, supply boats, a Nicaragua Canal Commission inspection, the Managua Earthquake of March 1931, U. S. Army Engineer officers and enlisted at their headquarters in Granada, and various entertainment and social functions. Of special note are portraits of Nicaraguan President Adolfo Diaz, General Augusto Sandino, and Talley's friend from San Marcos, J. C. Kennedy. Also of special note are photographs of archeological artifacts and sites found on Zapatera Island and the nearby Isla de los Muertos. Large stone idols were found on Zapatera Island and removed to the college in Granada. Ancient pictographic drawings were carved on a basalt slab on the Isla de los Muertos.
Series 3. Fort Schuyler, New York (29th Engineers Battalion); 1931-1934 (17 b&w prints; 5 b&w negatives). .1 cu. ft.
This series consists of prints taken at Fort Schuyler, including those of Talley with fishing rod, reel and fish, buildings and grounds on the fort, winter scenery, and Talley's young son playing outside the Talley family quarters.
Series 4. Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio (Engineer Detachment, Air Corps Materiel Division); 1934-1937 (290 b&w prints; 89 b&w negatives; 10 b&w proof sheets). .85 cu. ft.
Subseries 4a. Personal Photographs; n.d., 1937 (58 b&w prints; 89 b&w negatives; 10 b&w proof sheets). .2 cu. ft.
This subseries consists of Talley's various personal photographs from his stationing at Wright Field. Subjects include: Benjamin and Manila Talley recreating with Mr. and Mrs. Albert W. Stevens; Talley at the Institute of Geographical Exploration on the campus of Harvard University; stereo views of the Talley family house, Harvard University campus, and scenes of Cambridge, Massachusetts; and other miscellaneous personal photographs including those of Talley's son, the Talleys' travel trailer, and Manila Talley at an awards ceremony for women aviators.
Subseries 4b. National Geographic Society - U. S. Army Air Corps Stratosphere Flights; 1934-1935 (232 b&w prints; 89 b&w negatives)(See also: Part 2, Series 13). .5 cu. ft.
This series consists of personal and professional photographs and photo post cards of the preparation for, launching, flight, and landing of these pioneering balloon flights into the stratosphere. Explorer and Explorer II, and they were launched from a camp near Rapid City, South Dakota. Talley's papers from the flights are located in Part 2, Series 13.
Series 5. Trip to Southwest and Crater Lake During Change of Station; Summer 1937 (139 b&w prints; 285 b&w negatives; 15 color transparencies). .4 cu. ft.
This series contains prints and negatives from Benjamin and Manila Talley's vacation in the summer of 1937. During that summer they visited Gallup, New Mexico, Mesa Verde, Colorado, Crater Lake, Oregon, and other sites. The majority of the images are from the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial at Gallup, New Mexico, and the nearby sites of the Mesa Verde cliff dwellings, the Puyé cliff dwellings, and Hopi Village. A large number of these photographs were taken with a stereo camera. The papers from this trip are located in Part 2, Series 8.
Series 6. Portland, Oregon (29th Engineer Battalion and Portland, Oregon Engineer District); 1937-1940 (50 b&w prints; 2 b&w negatives; 3 b&w copy negatives). .1 cu. ft.
This series consists of photographs from Talley's stationing at Portland, Oregon. Included are portraits of Talley, images depicting mapping facilities and equipment of the 29th Engineers Battalion, and some personal photographs.
Series 7. Alaska (Seattle Engineer District, 1940, and Officer in Charge of Alaskan Construction, 1941-1943); n.d., 1940-1943 (62 b&w prints, 63 b&w negatives; 148 b&w copy negatives; 14 b&w proof sheets). .5 cu. ft. Arranged Alphabetically by Subject.
This series consist of photographs from Talley's service in Alaska. Locations where the images were taken include: Adak, Cold Bay, Fairbanks, Fort Richardson, Seward, Anchorage, Umnak, Whittier ("Holing Through" ceremony, Nov. 1942), Yakutat, Attu, and Kiska.
Series 8. Europe (V Corps, First U. S. Engineers Special Brigade); n.d., 1944, 1954 (50 b&w prints; 1 color slide, 35mm; 4 b&w negatives). .1 cu. ft.
This series consists of photographs from Talley's service in Europe from 1943 to 1944, as well as later images of the Cherbourg Museum and its exhibit on the Normandy Invasion. Included in these images are: a group photo of V Corps officers signed by the members; U. S. Army photos of an English manor house; French post cards of Chartres Cathedral, the city of Cherbourg, and country scenes; and the Cherbourg Museum.
Series 9. Okinawa and Korea (First U.S. Engineers Special Brigade, Army Service Forces in Korea); 1945-1947 (22 b&w prints; 4 b&w negatives; 1 b&w copy negatives). .1 cu. ft.
This series consists of photographs from Talley's service during the invasion of Okinawa and the occupation of Korea. Subjects of these images include: Major General G. X. Cheves, Major Talley, and other members of the Army Service Forces in Korea (two group portraits); the Simon B. Buckner monument (Okinawa) and memorial (West Point, New York); and the gold and bronze Buddha figure that Talley presented to the National Geographic Society on behalf of a Japanese civil engineer living in Korea.
Series 10. Huntington, West Virginia, and Louisville, Kentucky (District Engineer); 1946-1948 (118 b&w prints; 1 copy negative). .3 cu. ft.
This series consists primarily of official photographs from Talley's service in Huntington and Louisville in the Ohio River Division of the Corps of Engineers. Many of the images are of groundbreaking ceremonies for area flood protection projects. Of particular interest are photographs of the ceremony, in 1947, in which Talley was presented with the Oak Leaf Cluster for the Legion of Merit.
Series 11. North Atlantic Division, New York (Division Engineer); 1952-1955 (31 b&w prints; 2 b&w negatives; 2 b&w copy negatives). .1 cu. ft.
This series consists of various photographs from Talley's service as division engineer for the North Atlantic Division of the Corps of Engineers. Subjects of these photographs include: Talley at a meeting of the Society of Military Engineers in New York (1953); Talley with other officers of the New York Mobilization Designation Detachment #11 (1953); Hoy W. Wong congratulating Talley on his promotion to the rank of brigadier general (1955); and Talley with Vice President Richard Nixon and fellow D-Day veteran and Distinguished Service Cross recipient Colonel J. T. O'Neill at the annual dinner for the Society of Military Engineers (1955).
Series 12. Casablanca, Morocco and Nouasseur, Egypt (Division Engineer, Mediterranean Division); 1956 (41 b&w prints; 2 copy negatives). .2 cu. ft.
This series consists photographs of General Talley's quarters at Nouasseur Air Base in Morocco, his meeting with a Moroccan diplomat, and his farewell party as division engineer.
Series 13. Retirement; 1959, 1975, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1990, 1991 (10 b&w prints; 131 color prints; 9 b&w copy negatives). .15 cu. ft.
This series consists of various groups of photographs taken after Talley's retirement as an officer in the U. S. Army. Subjects of the images include: Moroccan royalty at a reception in New York (1959); Society of Military Engineers Dinner Dances at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel (1975-1986); memorial services at Dutch Harbor (1982); a veterans reunion at Yakutat (1990); and Masonic Educational Awards presentations at the Mangum Lodge #6, Mangum, Oklahoma (1995-1991).
Series 14. Manila D. Talley: Portraits and Family Photographs; n.d., 1944, 1961 (31 b&w prints; 1 b&w negative). .1 cu. ft.
This series consists primarily of portraits of Talley's second wife, Manila Davis Talley. Included within this series is a photograph of Manila with aviator Amelia Erheart and an unidentified woman.
Series 15. Miscellaneous Photographs; n.d., 1898-1901, 1908, 1918, 1933, 1941, 1942, 1944-1947 (111 b&w prints; 50 b&w negatives; 31 b&w copy negatives; 23 b&w proof sheets). .35 cu. ft.
This series consists of various individual and groups of photographs. Subjects of the photographs include: Benjamin Talley, the Talley Family, and friends (portraits and miscellaneous prints, primarily unidentified); early family (ca. 1918); hunting and hiking trips in Alaska; Hoover Dam (ca. late 1930s); and the Klondike Gold Rush (photograph album, 1898-1908).
Series 16. Alaskan Photo Post Cards; n.d., 1941 (Xerographic copies of 31 original b&w photo post cards; 31 b&w copy negatives). .1 cu. ft. Arranged Alphabetically by Subject.
This series consists of tourist post cards. Subjects or locations of the post cards include: Anchorage, animals, Bristol Bay fishing, Chevak, the Matanuska Valley, Mount McKinley National Park, Mountain Village, Nome, Seldovia, Yakutat, and the Lower Yukon River.
Series 17. Aerial Photographs; n.d., 1935 (76 b&w prints; 14 b&w negatives). .15 cu. ft.
This series consists of a few groups of aerial photographs. Subjects of the images include: Washington mountains and towns (Wallace Serial Survey, Spokane, Washington); the Olympic Mountains and Western Washington; and the Ohio River Valley.
Series 18. Camera; ca. 1930s. .25 cu. ft.
This series consists of a Stereoplast 40mm camera and leather case.
BENJAMIN B. TALLEY COLLECTION
II. BOX AND FOLDER LIST
Note: Folder numbers within series in this list are in bold type. Numbered items within folders are not in bold type.
PART 1. MILITARY CAREER AND RELATED MATERIALS
Series 1. Personal Files; 1938-1948, 1952-1956.
1. Personal File; 1938.
2. Personal File; 1939 (1 of 2).
3. Personal File; 1939 (2 of 2).
4. Personal File; Feb. 1940-May 1941.
5. Personal File; June 1941-Jan. 1942.
6. Personal File; Feb.-Sep. 1942.
7. Personal File; Oct. 1942-Mar. 1943.
8. Personal File; Apr.-Dec. 1943, Apr. 1944.
9. Personal File; Dec. 1945.
10. Personal File; Jan.-Apr. 1946.
11. Personal File; May-Aug. 1946.
12. Personal File; Sep.-Dec. 1946.
13. Personal File; Jan.-Feb. 1947.
14. Personal File; Mar.-Apr. 1947.
15. Personal File; May-June 1947.
16. Personal File; July-Aug. 1947.
17. Personal File; Sep.-Oct. 1947.
18. Personal File; Aug.-Dec. 1947 (Includes index to Feb.-Dec. 1947 correspondence plus extras).
19. Personal File; Jan.-Feb. 1948.
20. Personal File; Mar.-Apr. 1948.
21. Personal File; May-June 1948.
22. Personal File; June-July 1948 (Includes index to Jan.-July 1948 correspondence).
23. Personal File; 1952-1954.
24. Personal File; May-June 1955.
25. Personal File; Aug.-Dec. 1955.
26. Personal File; Jan.-Mar. 1956.
Series 2. Personnel Files (Personal Copies); 1940-1952.
1. 20l File; Sep. 1940-May 1942.
2. 201 File; June-Nov. 1942.
3. 201 File; Dec. 1942-May 1943.
4. 201 File; June-Dec. 1943, Apr., Dec. 1944, Jan., June 1945.
5. 201 File; 1945-1952 (Includes awards, immunizations, and a Personal Qualification Record).
Series 3. Other Military Records; 1933-1948, 1952-1957.
1. Orders; 1933-1940.
2. Pay and Allowances Account; Oct. 1940- Jan. 1941, Nov. 1945-Dec.1947, July-Aug. 1948, Apr. 1952-July 1955.
3. Travel records; Feb. 1941-June 1943 (1 of 2).
4. Travel records; Feb. 1941-June 1943 (2 of 2).
5. Per diem vouchers; Feb. 1941-Nov. 1942.
6. Travel records; 1940-1941.
7. Travel records and movement orders; Jan 1945-June 1946.
8. Travel records and movement orders; July 1946-Dec. 1947.
9. Travel records; 1948.
10. Travel records; 1952-1953.
11. Travel records; 1954-1955.
12. Pilot’s Log Book; 1941-1943.
13. Individual Flight Record; Apr. 1934-Aug. 1937, Sep. 1941-June 1943.
14. Flying Time (Statements of flying time); Dec. 1941-June 1943.
15. Retirement; 1956-1957.
Subseries 4. Fort Humphreys, Virginia; 1928-1929.
1. Fort Humphreys, Virginia; 1928-1929.
-Certificate of completion for the Corps Area Correspondence Course in Chemical Warfare for Chemical Warfare Officers, Headquarters Eighth Corps Area, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Aug. 6, 1928.
-April Horse Show, 1929, The Engineer School, Fort Humphreys, Virginia; 1929 (program, 7 pages, with Talley listed under student officers jumping and hay race).
-Graduation Exercises of the Company Officers' Class and the National Guard and Reserve Officers' Class, Harris Hall, Friday June 7, 1929, The Engineer School, Fort Humphrey, Va. (program, 5 pages, with Talley listed under graduates of the company officer's course, 1928-1929).
-Graduation Horse Show, The Engineer School, Fort Humphreys, Virginia; 1929 (program, 12 pages, with photograph of Talley with other members of the polo squad on page 9).
-Toll service statement, Post Signal Office; Oct. 31, 1929.
Series 5. Nicaragua and Fort Schuyler, New York; 1901, 1928-1933, 1977 (See also: Part 2, Subseries 3g and Series 4, and Part 7, Series 2).
1. Military records; 1929-1933.
-Memorandum from Headquarters, U. S. A. Engineer Battalion in Nicaragua, Granada, Nicaragua, concerning diaries to be kept by company commanders in the field; Nov. 4, 1929.
-Special orders from Headquarters, U. S. A. Engineer Battalion in Nicaragua, Granada, Nicaragua; Nov. 29, 1929.
-Special orders from Headquarters, U. S. Army Troops in Nicaragua, Granada, Nicaragua, granting Talley 25 days leave of absence to visit Chontales and Bluefields, Nicaragua; Mar. 3, 1931 (3 copies).
-Special orders for officers and enlisted men to proceed to Managua, Nicaragua for temporary duty in connection with earthquake relief work, Headquarters; SA Engineer Battalion in Nicaragua, Granada, Nicaragua; Apr. 1, 1931 (carbon tissue copy).
-Red Cross statement concerning the behavior of Americans after the earthquake in Nicaragua; Apr. 15, 1931 (copied by Talley from a translation).
-Memorandum from the Corps of Engineers, Nicaragua Canal Survey, to the Chief of Engineers, U. S. Army, commending troops and officers involved in the survey; July 11, 1931 (carbon copy).
-Memorandum from Talley recommending Staff Sergeant Hubert Bennett for the award of a Soldier's Medal for service after the earthquake in Managua, Nicaragua; Sep. 24, 1931.
-Memorandum from Talley to the commanding officer of the Twenty Ninth Engineers, Fort Schuyler, New York, concerning two Nicaraguan idols found by Talley on Zapatera Island; Jan. 19, 1932.
-Letter of appreciation from Talley to General Jose Maria Moncada, President of the Republic of Nicaragua, for being awarded the Medal of Merit of the Republic of Nicaragua, for relief work after the earthquake in Managua; May 30, 1932.
-Letter to Talley from the Smithsonian Institution, United States National Museum, acknowledging the permanent loan of two stone figures from the Headquarters and Service Platoon of the 29th Engineers; June 7, 1932.
-Memorandum from Talley to the Chief of Engineers concerning transmittal of his report on the operations of U. S. Army troops in Managua, Nicaragua, following the earthquake of March 31, 1931; Mar. 29, 1933.
-Letter to Talley from W. P. Wooten, editor of The Military Engineer: Journal of the Society of American Military Engineers, concerning a decision not to publish his article, "Sandino is Back"; Apr. 10, 1933.-Memorandum to Talley from the Chief of Engineers concerning the exclusion of his article, "Sandino is Back," in a report about Nicaragua; Apr. 11, 1933.
-Mobilization assignment memorandum from Headquarters Second Corps Area, through the commanding officer, Fort Schuyler, New York, assigning Talley to the Adjutant, 29th Engineer Battalion; Nov. 28, 1933.
-"United States Army Engineers prevent spread of Smallpox epidemic on Costa Rican Border"; account of a vaccination campaign; n.d. (2 pages).
-"From Corinto to San Juan Del Norte with the USA Engineer Battalion in Nicaragua"; manuscript of article on the Nicaraguan Canal Survey; n.d. (5 pages).
2. Thanksgiving Menu 1930, U. S. A. Troops, Granada, Nicaragua (6 pages, lists all personnel by unit and rank).
-Talley listed as commanding officer of Headquarters and Service Platoon.
3. Military Newsletters; 1930-1931.
-Guardia News Letter; Headquarters, Guardia Nacional de Nicaragua, Managua, Nicaragua; Nos. 51, 52, 54; June 4-12 (20 pages), June 11-20 (26 pages), June 25-July 2, 1931 (27 pages) (3 issues, English language).
-The Second Brigade News; Second Brigade, United States Marine Corps, Managua, Nicaragua; Vol. 3, No. 11; Mar. 16, 1930 (single issue, 12 pages).
4. Nicaragua clippings, articles, and manifesto; 1929-1933.
-La Noticia; Managua Nicaragua; Dec. 3, 1929 (oversize, located in Flat Cabinets).
-"Manifiesto Al Pueblo Nicaraguense"; Sep. 6, 1929 (people's manifesto written by Augusto Cesar Sandino while in exile in Yucatan, Mexico)(11 X 17 inches, original oversize, located in Flat Cabinets).
-"Nicaraguan Canal Survey Begun as Need of Waterway is Weighed"; New York Herald Tribune, Section 3; Jan. 19, 1930 (Oversize, original located in Flat Cabinets).
-"Ruins of Aztec City Discovered By U. S. Engineers in Nicaragua: Relic City in Tumble Down Condition - Sacrificial Stones, Giant Idol and Tomb Found"; By Associated Press; Granada, Nicaragua; Oct. 22, 1930.
-"Along the Route of the Proposed Second Great Canal in Central America Connecting the Two Oceans";The New York Times, Rotogravure Picture Section; Mar. 8, 1931 (8 photographs and map)(Oversize, located in Flat Cabinets).
-Nicaragua Canal Survey photographs; The Detroit Free Press, Gravure Supplement; Mar. 15, 1931 (3 photographs: Technical Sergeant Newell F. Johnstone using plane table near Greytown; a sub-camp near East Divide; and men auger boring the subsurface)(Oversize, located in Flat Cabinets).
-"An Army Engineer Explores Nicaragua: Mapping a Route for a New Canal Through the Largest of Central American Republics"; By Lieut. Col. Dan I. Sultan, Corps of Engineers, U. S. Army; The National Geographic Magazine; May 1932 (Pages 592-627, photo-illustrated, xerographic copy).
-"President of Nicaragua Embraces Sandino: Cordial Greetings Mark the Signing of Peace Pact on Feb. 2, Ending Hostilities Which Had Persisted for Several Years" (photograph); New York Times; Feb. 8, 1933.
-"Harvest Explosion"; Time Magazine, Foreign News section under Nicaragua; Aug. 14, 1933.
5. Nicaragua memorabilia (calling cards, invitations, lottery ticket, programs, etc.); n.d., 1929-1931.
6. "The 1931 Managua Earthquake"; Mar. 5, 1977 (Copy of item inserted in book of photographs donated to Engineer Museum, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 1 page).
7. Xerographic copies of Nicaragua photographs; ca. 1929-1933.
469 photographs of Nicaraguan scenery, wildlife, people, cities and towns, and archeological sites. Included are views of the cities of Granada, Managua, Bluefields, Greytown, Castillo, San Miguelito, Cornito, and those of surveying parties. Many of the photographs are annotated by Talley and include captions. These copies include those of contact print sheets and original prints.
8. Numbered lists of Nicaragua photographs and their captions, Nos. 57-103, 210-303; n.d. (3 pages).
9. Nicaragua Maps; n.d., 1901, 1928, 1930 (14 items, oversize, located in Flat Cabinets).
-Map of Nicaragua; Prepared for Lieutenant Talley, Corps of Engineers, U.S.A. by F. Castellon; Scale = 1:2,073,660; August 15, 1930 (Original ink on cloth map and 4 sepia copies, 11 X 14 inches).
-Map of Western Nicaragua; n.d. (2 sepia copies of section of larger map, 17 X 17 inches).
-Map of Central Nicaragua; n.d. (blueprint copy section of larger map; 9 X 17 inches).
-Map of West-central Nicaragua (blueprint copy section of larger map; 9 X 14 inches).
-Hacienda San Francisco de don Antonio Barberena, Hectareas 6.281.1168; Scale = 1 meter: 40,00 meters; hacienda located in Southeast Nicaragua; n.d. (hand-drawn map in ink and colored pencil on brown paper, 16 X 20 inches).
-U. S. M. C. Regiment Special Map of Nicaragua in Two Sections, One - Western & Central; Map Section, Fifth Regiment, From Sketches by Marine Patrols, Air Patrol Reports, ...of Nicaragua, Information Furnished by Civilians; Section One completed August 30, 1928; Scale = 1:500,000 (blueprint copy section of larger map, 15 X 19 inches).
-Cuidad de Granada (City of Granada, Nicaragua); Copiada del croquis por Sanchez Vigil; Scale=1 inch: 500 feet; n.d. (blueprint copy of plot map marked with red pencil, 22 X 26 inch).
-Plot map of the city of Nandaime; Drawn by C. G. Wadbrook, 2nd Lt., U. S. M. C., 1 Sep. 1928; Scale = 1:2,000.
-Isthmian Canal Commission, Nicaragua Route, Parts of Nicaragua and Costa Rica Showing the Line of the Proposed Nicaraguan Canal; Authorities: Surveys of the Isthmian Canal Commission and the Nicaraguan Canal Commission, Maps of the Maritime Canal Co., U. S. Hydrographic Charts, Chalkley Map of Nicaragua, 1900, Friederichsen's Map of Costa Rica, 1876 and Maps of the Intercontinental Railway, 1899; Scale = 1:506,880; 1901 (white with black print, blue water contours, brown land contours, and red canal line; 33 X 39 inches).
Series 6. Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio; n.d., 1934-1937, 1940.
1. Articles and Lectures; n.d., 1934, 1936.
-"Specifications and Estimate of the Cost of Photographing 1719 Square Miles in Eastern Oklahoma"; By B. B. Talley, 1st Lieutenant, C. E.; Dec. 22, 1934.
-"Aerial Photography: A Discussion of Getting Good Photographs From the Air"; By B. B. Talley, Corps of Engineers, U.S.A., Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio; Mechanical Engineering, March 1936.
-"Flying High," by B. B. Talley, 1st Lt., C. E., US Army; A lecture given before the Institute of Geographical Exploration, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., on April 22, 1936 (typescript draft with corrections, 12 pages).
-"Terrain Map of New York City and Vicinity," By B. B. Talley, First Lieutenant, Corps of Engineers; n.d. (Carbon copy of typescript draft, 18 pages).
2. Institute of Geographical Exploration, Harvard University; 1934-1937, 1940 (3 b&w photo prints, 8 X 10 inch).
Talley was a guest lecturer on aerial photography. The file includes correspondence, appointment letters, an examination, a technical drawing, and three aerial photographs of Harvard University.
3. Newspaper clippings: xerographic copies; 1934-1937.
4. Newspaper clippings: originals; 1934-1937.
5. Miscellaneous materials; 1934-1937.
-Officers' Directory[s], Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio and Patterson Field, Fairfield Ohio; Apr. 15, 1934, Oct. 15, 1936, and July 15, 1937 (3 different).
-Program of the Semi-Annual Meeting of the American Society of Photogrammetry, September 16 and 17, 1935, Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio.
-Special Orders No. 155, War Department, Washington, June 30, 1936 (Includes Talley's promotion to the rank of captain.
-Air Corps News Letter, Materiel Division Number; Issued by the Office of the Chief of the Air Corps, War Department, Washington, D.C.; Vol. XX, No. 1, January 1, 1937 (40 pp.).
Talley is pictured on page 23 as one of two officers in the Engineer Detachment handling development of map-making methods.
-Copies of outgoing letters; Apr. 12, 1936, June 21, 1937.
-Figure of an adjustment of a radial line plot.
Series 7. World War II and Korea; 1940-1945 (See also: Part 7, Series 7 to 9).
Subseries 7a. Alaska Daily Logs; Feb. 1940-June 1943 (See also: Part 7, Series 7).
1. Memorandum to Colonel Dunn; February 10, 1941 (9 pages).
The memo covers Major Talley's trip to military bases in Seattle, Portland and San Francisco January 26 - February 12, 1941 to discuss construction plans for the Elmendorf/Fort Richardson field and projects and plans for Ladd Field at Fairbanks. Also discussed were the problems of protecting construction materials on the job; maintaining law and order among civilian employees; channels of communication between Anchorage, the District Engineer Offices, the Division, General Buckner, and so forth; transfers of civilian and military personnel to work at Anchorage; equipment and construction costs at Yakutat; and other subjects relating to military construction projects in Alaska.
2. Daily Log; October 22 - December 31, 1940 (48 pages).
Covers Captain Talley's trip from Seattle to Yakutat aboard an army transport via Ketchikan and Juneau, and his supervision of the construction of the Yakutat Landing Field.
3. Daily Log; January 4-18, 1941 (6 pages).
Departure of Captain Talley for Anchorage via Seward and Cordova. Cordova (January 5-6). Discussion with Dr. Chase, Mayor of Cordova, concerning the formal abandonment of the railroad in Cordova, and proposed sites for the airfield there. Inspection of the airfield at Cordova. Departure for Seward and Anchorage (January 6). Review of construction at Elmendorf and Fort Richardson. Fairbanks (January 10-11). Discussion with Engineering staff at Ladd Field concerning the transfer of the Field from the Central Quartermaster to the Engineer Department. Inspection of the powerhouse at Ladd Field and its operation, and of the temporary barracks for troops coming to conduct cold weather tests there. Return to Anchorage (January 11). Discussions concerning the establishment and possible design of a pumping station and water tower to collect and store water from Ship Creek. Talley records that he assumed responsibility for the Ladd Field and Fort Richardson projects as of midnight January 15-16.
4. Daily Log; January 19-24, 1941 (7 pages).
Supervision of construction activities and problems at Fort Richardson and Elmendorf.
5. Daily Log; January 25 - February 25, 1941 (13 pages.).
Fairbanks (January 25-26). Discussion of the electrical distribution system at Ladd Field. Trip to Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco (see folder 1. Memo to Colonel Dunn; February 10, 1941). Return to Seward by ship via Ketchikan and Juneau. Juneau (February 17). Meeting with Governor Gruening concerning aid from the Engineers Department in the preparation of plans for the construction of armories, the use of Alaskans on military construction projects in Alaska, and the general organized labor situation in the territory. Discussion with the Director of the Alaska Employment Service, concerning the employment of Alaskans on defense projects in the territory. Flight to Yakutat with Governor Gruening to inspect the project there (February 18). Discussion concerning the need for more men in order to keep the project on time and bring it up to war strength. Seward (February 19-20). Discussion with the Port Quartermaster concerning the inadequacy of the present cargo handling procedures to accomdodate the amount of materials needed for the planned military construction program. Return to Anchorage (February 21). Construction activities and personnel arrangements at Fort Richardson.
6. Daily Log; February 26 - March 16, 1941 (20 pages).
Fairbanks (February 26 - March 1). Inspection of construction projects at Ladd Field. Conference concerning the power plant there. Inspection of the Chena Slough dike project and the rock quarry. Discussion of construction costs and fiscal matters at Ladd Field. Return to Anchorage (March 1). Discussions concerning the labor situation, the NCO quarters at Elmendorf and Fort Richardson, the ability of the railroad and dock in Seward to handle the required volume of military and civilian freight, and what additional port facilities would be needed at Seward to handle it. Discussion of problems at a civilian construction camp on Fort Richardson, and arrangement to house a Signal Corps company and the 29th Engineers. Seward (March 8-11). Inspection of railroad and dock facilities at the port to determine what additional freight handling facilities might be required. Return to Anchorage (March 11). Discussion concerning problems reaching a labor agreement with the union for a Betchel-McCone-Parsons contract at Fort Richardson and Ladd Field. Recommendations that additional Engineer troops be sent in order to stabilize the labor situation. Discussion of the lack of progress on the officers' and non commission officers' quarters at Fort Richardson and possible lay offs of workers. Plans for a lighterage dock at the Port of Anchorage. Discussions of the water supply system at Ladd Field and the possibility of bringing gasoline and oil into Anchorage by boat. Problems arranging accommodations at Fort Richardson for Company D of the 29th Engineers. Included with this daily log are Talley's notes of a radiophone call he made to Seattle on March 13. Subjects discussed include a request for $50,000 for construction at Fort Richardson, the construction of a control tower at Elmendorf, recommended changes in construction plans at Ladd Field, the construction of a lighterage dock at the Port of Anchorage, a request for $350,000 for construction at Ladd Field, the costs of various construction projects at Anchorage and Ladd Field, the labor situation, and plans for various construction projects at Fort Richardson.
7. Daily Log; March 17-24, 1941 (6 pages).
Discussion of problems finding housing on Fort Richardson for the 29th Engineers. Trip to Goose Bay by car with General Buckner via Wasilla and Palmer to inspect the dock at Goose Bay. Discussion of the high number of injuries at Ladd Field. Fairbanks (March 19-21). Discussion of the water supply situation and the fire fighting equipment at Ladd Field. Return to Anchorage (March 21). Discussion of recommended changes to various construction projects at Ladd Field, and of the need for a drill ground at Fort Richardson. Flight to Passage Canal with General Buckner (March 22). Inspection of the eastern end of the Portage Railroad Cutoff. Aerial inspection of Rose Point on Hinchenbrook Island and a site near Cordova along the Copper River Railroad to determine their suitability as sites for Civil Aereonautics Association (CAA) airfields. Yakutat (March 23). Inspection of the progress of runway construction and the dock at Monty Bay. Return to Anchorage (March 23).
8. Daily Log; March 25-29, 1941 (3 pages).
Kodiak (March 25-26). Inspection of the site selected for the Air Craft Warning Station at Chiniak Point and arrangements with the Naval Air Station for the transportation of materials, the supply of commissary goods, and the repair of equipment for the site. Return to Anchorage (March 26). Discussion of the gasoline supply system at Fort Richardson.
9. Daily Log; March 30 - April 4, 1941 (2 pages).
Reconnaissance of a possible site for a gasoline reserve at Cairn Point near Anchorage. Fairbanks (April 3-4). Inspection of the gasoline and water supply situation at Ladd Field. Return to Anchorage (April 4). Flight to Seward (April 4). Inspection of the dock facilities of the Alaska Railroad there. Return to Anchorage with an aerial reconnaissance of Passage Canal (April 4).
10. Daily Log; April 5-15, 1941 (10 pages).
Discussion of problems of bringing ships to Anchorage and unloading at a lighterage dock. Inspection of the site of the "Ocean Dock" at Anchorage. Agreement with the Alaska Railroad for them to construct the dock on a reimbursable basis. Fairbanks (April 5-7). Outline of the terms of the agreement with the Alaska Railroad to construct the dock at Anchorage. Inspection of the work being done on the Chena Slough dike project and the quarry. Discussion of plans for the gasoline system at Ladd Field. Return to Anchorage (April 7). Discussion of construction plans for the officers' quarters at Fort Richardson. Inspection of the dock site at the Port of Anchorage. Seward (April 8). Inspection of the work at Seward and the site selected for a dock at Caines Head. Return to Anchorage (April 8). Flight to Yakutat via Passage Canal (April 9). Inspection of the possible site for a town and terminal facilities at the head of Passage Canal. Yakutat (April 9-11). Inspection of the camp, runway areas, and the dock and road leading to it. Comment on problems with the construction of the CAA road to the dock site. Inspection of the ground and drainage of the runway sites. Discussion of additional equipment required for Yakutat. Flight to Cordova (April 11) with a description of the country between Yakutat and Cordova. Cordova (April 11-14). Held over due to weather. Return to Anchorage (April 14). Discussion of various construction projects at Anchorage and Fort Richardson.
11. Daily Log; April 16-30, 1941 (14 pages).
Comment on Alaska Railroad information that they do not have sufficient material to begin work on the dock at Anchorage. Inspection of the proposed site for the gasoline reserve near Anchorage. Discussion of the equipment needed for the gravel plant and runways at Yakutat. Fairbanks (April 18-19). Inspection of the facilities at Ladd Field. Discussion of the proposed gasoline system there. Comments on a report giving plans and estimates for construction needed to convert Ladd Field from an Air Corps cold weather testing station to a combat station. Return to Anchorage (April 19). Inspection of the Ocean Dock and discussion of plans for its enlargement. Conference concerning a contract for the use of six barges and a tug at Anchorage. Discussion of a proposal to store sufficient foodstuffs in Alaska to carry over through the winter in the event of an interruption in transportation. Comment on the leak of confidential information concerning the construction of the dock at Anchorage and the arrival in Anchorage of a transport carrying construction materials. Discussion of the construction being done on the Ocean Dock by the Alaska Railroad. Comment on the housing situation in Anchorage. Inspection of the Whitney Loop Road and construction activities and military operations at Fort Richardson. Authorization received for the construction of a National Guard camp at Fort Richardson. Comment on problems obtaining air transportation to construction projects and a request that a plane be assigned for the use of the Area Engineer to prevent such problems. Conversation concerning the unsatisfactory employment situation at Fort Richardson which is causing delays in the progress of construction projects. Discussion of the general employment situation in Alaska and the longshoremen and stevedore situation at Anchorage and Seward. Discussion concerning the buildings to be constructed at Ladd Field and their location. Arrival of a United States Coast and Geodetic Survey (USCGS) ship to do a hydrographic survey of Knik Arm. Inspection of the Ocean Dock and work being done on two single family homes for officers on Government Hill.
12. Daily Log; May 1-13, 1941 (7 pages).
Discussion of the need for a gravel plant at Ladd Field. Discussion with representatives of the longshoremen's union of dock work at the Port of Anchorage. Request for labor troops to come to Alaska and the recommendation that the Port of Anchorage be considered a strictly military port manned by military personnel. Discussion of a possible strike by restaurant employees in Anchorage and arrangements to feed the Engineer Department staff in the event of a strike. Preparations for the housing of per annum employees in Anchorage. Discussion of proposed plot plan for buildings at Ladd Field and of the types of building most comfortable for the conditions there. Flight to Nome via Unalakleet. Description of Unalakleet and the landing strip there. Nome (May 3-6). Reconnaissance of the area around the town to determine the best location for a garrison for ground troops and inspection of a proposed site for a CAA airfield. Comment on the different types of ground cover found at Nome, Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Yakutat. Return to Anchorage (May 6). Restaurant employees strike. Yakutat (May 8-10). Comment on the condition of the landing strip there. Discussion of the construction, equipment, property and personnel situation. Inspection of the runway construction projects. Return to Anchorage (May 10). Discussion of the pending arrival in Anchorage of a ship carrying pilings and lumber for the construction of the dock at Anchorage. Discussion of the camp site selected for the Seward garrison.
13. Daily Log; May 14-25, 1941 (7 pages).
Fairbanks (May 14-16). Discussion of the property account, construction, and water supply at Ladd Field. Inspection of the ammunition magazines and the sanitary conditions of the temporary plant. Return to Anchorage (May 16). Discussion of problems with the longshoremen's union over plans to unload a transport using army troops rather than union labor. Conference concerning problems using the Alaska Employment Service to hire personnel for Fort Richardson. Discussion of AFL union activities in Anchorage with respect to the restaurant employees strike. Inspection of the progress of construction at Fort Richardson, on two off base homes for officers, on the Ocean Dock and of the site selected near Anchorage for a gasoline storage reserve. Arrival in Anchorage of the transport carrying materials for the Ocean Dock and unloading of the transport using army troops. Seward (May 22-23). Discussion of the Passage Canal Project and inspection of the Seward Garrison Site with General DeWitt, Commanding General, 4th Army, and General Buckner. Return to Anchorage (May 23). Inspection of construction at Fort Richardson with generals DeWitt and Buckner and discussion of plans for the garrisons at Nome and Ladd Field.
14. Daily Log; May 26-30, 1941 (4 pages).
Seward (May 25-27). Reconnaissance of the naval and army garrison sites at Seward and of the old Signal Corps reservation at the head of Resurrection Bay. Return to Anchorage (May 27). Inspection of the runway construction at Fort Richardson and discussion of the progress of the "Ocean Dock." Inspection of the site for the proposed intake works for the Fort Richardson water system and discussion of plans for the system. Fairbanks (May 29-30). Discussion of equipment available at Ladd Field for use at Seward and inspection of Ladd Field construction.
15. Daily Log; May 31 - June 10, 1941 (11 pages).
Discussion of the increase in the amount of gasoline stored in Alaska, of ships to transport men and materials in Alaskan waters, and of methods to ship gasoline by air. Cordova (May 31 - June 2). Yakutat (June 1). Inspection of construction there. Return to Cordova. Inspection of the small boat harbor there and a hearing to determine the advisability of improving and enlarging it. Return to Anchorage (June 2). Brief discussion of the Nome project. Nome (June 5-6). Inspection of the old Fort Davis Military Reservation there, of the proposed new garrison site at Moonlight Springs near Nome, and of the airfield site. Discussion of the maintenance of Nome harbor. Return to Anchorage (June 6). Discussion with General Buckner concerning the results of the Nome trip and the need to make a decision soon on the final selection of the site for the garrison there. Discussion of the slow progress of Aircraft Warning Service (AWS) work in Alaska and of methods to speed up approval of AWS projects. Conference with General Buckner and other officers concerning the location of the garrison at Nome. Discussion of plans for additional airfields ("dispersion fields") in Alaska. Discussion of the contract for the Nome airfield construction. Discussion of the construction plans for officers' housing on Fort Richardson. Comment on problems with tugs furnished for use at Anchorage. Comment on overcrowded conditions at the Area Engineers office in Anchorage. Inspection of the construction of the Ocean Dock and comment on the work done by the USCGS in Knik Arm in the vicinity of the dock. Plans for the arrival of the garrison at Seward and discussion of problems with the airfield site at Nome.
16. Daily Log; June 11-25, 1941 (13 pages).
Fairbanks (June 11-12). Drive towards Circle. Comment on the condition of the road and on a possible strike by Fairbanks Exploration Company employees. Inspection of Ladd Field and instructions that surplus trucks and equipment be transferred to Seward. Nome (June 12-13). Inspection of Fort Davis, the Moonlight Springs "tailing site," and the runways at the CAA airfield site. Radio from the Commanding General, Alaska Defense Command, concerning the location of the garrison at Nome and the need to make arrangements to lease land from the CAA for a portion of the garrison. Return to Fairbanks (June 13). Return to Anchorage (June 14). Discussion of problems with the plans for the officers quarters at Fort Richardson, and discussion with the District Engineer concerning an increase in the amount of "war reserve" aviation gasoline stored in Alaska and the amount that could be stored in Anchorage. Passage Canal (June 16). Inspection of the camp site, the east portal of the tunnel, and the progress of the construction. Seward (June 16). Inspection of the proposed site for the garrison and cantonment at Caines Head near Seward. Discussion of the labor situation at Seward and arrangements for troops to unload ships in the event of a strike. Inspection of the Lowell Tunnel Flood Control Project, and the offices of the Army Engineers at Seward. Return to Anchorage (June 16). Yakutat (June 17). Inspection of the construction camp, the project, and the dock. Discussion of personnel and equipment needed for the Yakutat Project, and of the operation of the gravel plant. Return to Anchorage (June 17). Portage (June 21-22). Detailed inspection of the survey camp near Portage Glacier working on the alignment of the Alaska Railroad cutoff west of Portage Pass and of the area surrounding the camp. Return to Anchorage (June 22). Discussion of various construction projects at Portage, Nome, Ladd Field, and Yakutat.
17. Daily Log; June 25 - July 2, 1941 (6 pages).
Fairbanks (June 25-26). Inspection of the Chena Slough Dike. Conference concerning testing the powerhouse at Ladd Field and discussion of the plot plan for Ladd Field. Return to Anchorage (June 26). Discussion of additional housing and bedding required for personnel at Fort Richardson and of the problem of gambling at Anderson's Camp on Fort Richardson. Seward (June 28). Inspection of the Seward construction project and comment on the need to build a construction camp for the construction personnel due to the unexpected early arrival of the troops for the garrison. Yakutat (June 29). Inspection of the construction there. Return to Anchorage (June 28). Discussion of the Passage Canal project with representatives of the West Construction Company. Discussion with a representative of the AFL concerning the general labor situation and complaints over the labor conditions at Andersen’s Camp. Discussion of personnel problems at Ladd Field and the location of the war reserve of aviation gasoline near Anchorage.
18. Daily Log; July 3-20, 1941 (16 pages).
Nome (July 3-6). Inspection of the town and vicinity with General Buckner for possible sites for portions of the garrison and CAA buildings. Description of Fourth of July activities in Nome. Beginning construction of the gasoline tanks and warehouse in Nome and inspection of the airfield construction site and the dredging work being done in the mouth of the Snake River. Return to Anchorage (July 6). Unloading of an army transport at the Anchorage Dock. Discussions of the need for a labor battalion in Anchorage, the labor situation in Seward and Anchorage, and the need for a new garrison between Fort Richardson and Eagle River to relieve overcrowding at the base. Seward (July 13-15). Discussion of gun emplacement construction at the Caines Head garrison site and the progress of construction at the garrison site near Jesse Lee Home in Seward. Plans for the construction of an airfield at Seward. Discussions of dock construction at Caines Head, the Navy's desire to build a Naval Section Base at Seward, the land situation in the town, and the radio communications situation in Alaska. Return to Anchorage via Valdez (July 15). Outline of progress at the Passage Canal site. Discussion of freight unloading at the Port of Anchorage and construction at Fort Richardson. Nome (July 17). Inspection of the construction site and discussion of construction problems at Nome. Return to Anchorage (July 17). Discussions of freight unloading at the Port of Anchorage, the development of the Aircraft Warning Service in Alaska, the coal storage problem at Ladd Field, and the labor situation with respect to the construction of the powerhouse on Fort Richardson.
19. Daily Log; July 20-26, 1941 (4 pages).
Juneau (July 20-23). Discussion of the coal storage situation and problems with it at Ladd Field with Bureau of Mines officials. Dinner at the Governor's Mansion. Yakutat (July 23-25). Inspection of the construction there with Colonel B. C. Dunn, District Engineer. Return to Anchorage with Colonel Dunn (July 25). Conference with Colonel Dunn, General Buckner, and other officers concerning the runway construction at Yakutat and plans for the official opening of the field there on August 6th.
20. Daily Log; July 27 - August 17, 1941 (17 pages).
Conference with General Buckner, Colonel Dunn, and representatives of the CAA concerning CAA airfield construction at McGrath, West Ruby, and Nome with Talley's comments on the slowness of CAA progress on projects throughout Alaska. Discussion with representatives of the Betchel-McCone-Parsons Corp. concerning labor questions raised by BMP on labor hours and conditions on the construction of the powerhouse at Fort Richardson. Nome (July 30-31). Inspection of the jetties and floating plant, the airfield site, and the Moonlight Springs site there. Flight to Fairbanks with an aerial inspection of the West Ruby airfield site (July 31). Fairbanks (July 31 - August 1). Discussion of the coal handling situation at Ladd Field. Return to Anchorage (August 1). Discussion of construction plans for the Passage Canal/Portage Bay project. Conference with various officers and CAA representatives concerning plans for the construction of airfields in the Aleutians, with particular discussion of the construction of an airfield and garrison at Cold Bay. Request for additional supplies and equipment needed to construct and equip the National Guard encampment at Fort Richardson to properly house troops and workmen at Seward and Fort Richardson, and to extend the runways at Yakutat. Yakutat (August 6). Opening ceremonies for Yakutat Field. Reconnaissance of sites for the construction of concealed positions for pursuit aircraft. Inspection of the site for the camp for the infantry company scheduled to arrive at Yakutat and inspection of the progress of runway construction. Return to Anchorage (August 6). Discussion of the drainage system at the Yakutat Landing Field. Inspection of the Passage Canal Project and discussion of problems with the progress of construction on the project and methods to improve progress. Discussions of plot plans for the construction of 220 additional NCO quarters on Fort Richardson, the layout of the garrison at Seward, and the need for an additional engineer to handle personnel problems at Ladd Field. Conference concerning the layout of the garrison at Seward. Discussions of tent housing for troops expected at Seward and Fort Richardson and the necessity of expanding the authorized plot plan for the garrison at Seward to accommodate the number of troops authorized for there. Reorganization of the Area Engineers Office at Anchorage to handle the authorized projects at Seward, Nome, and Passage Canal. Comments on the slowness of the CAA response to requests for information concerning their plans for constructing an airfield at Seward and their refusal to cooperate with an employment agreement reached with other government bureaus in Alaska. Yakutat (August 15-16). Inspection of arrangements to receive the troops expected to arrive there on August 19 and discussion of possible plans for housing them. Inspection of the progress of construction on the runways and landing field. Return to Anchorage (August 16). Fairbanks (August 16-17). Discussion of the expansion of facilities at Ladd Field and the need for the construction of a gasoline system, secondary runways, and additional parking areas for airplanes at the field. Inspection of the rifle range, magazines, and powerhouse at Ladd Field. Flight to Nome (August 17) with an aerial inspection of the airfields at Nenana, Ruby, and West Ruby.
21. Daily Log; August 17-24, 1941 (7 pages).
Nome (August 17-18). Inspection of airfield, CAA runway site, and Moonlight Springs site. Return to Anchorage (August 18) with aerial reconnaissance of the CAA construction project at Farewell. Discussion of the slow progress of the Passage Canal project. Conference with General Buckner and members of the Territorial Tax Collector's Office concerning the payment of school tax by federal employees engaged in defense work in Alaska. Discussion of CAA airfield construction in Alaska and problems with it.
22. Daily Log; August 25 - September 7, 1941 (6 pages).
Discussion of problems slowing the Passage Canal/Portage Bay project. Seward (August 29). Inspection of the Seward Airport construction. Return to Anchorage (August 29). Inspection of the Passage Canal project. Nome (September 1-2). Meeting and interview with visiting Russian General Gromov and his aircrew. Brief discussion of needed construction for the Nome Garrison. Return to Anchorage (September 2). Seward (September 4). Brief discussion of requirements for the Navy Section Base there. Return to Anchorage (September 4). Discussions of the construction of 30 igloo magazines at Fort Richardson, the CAA construction project at Bethel, the construction of the gasoline system at Fort Richardson, and the operation of the Port of Anchorage by the Post Quartermaster.
23. Daily Log; September 8-10, 1941 (4 pages).
Passage Canal/Portage Bay (September 8-9). Discussion of problems at Passage Canal. Inspection of the construction at Portage Bay. Return to Anchorage (September 9). Fairbanks (September 9-10). Inspection of the construction of the temporary camp for anti-aircraft artillery at Ladd Field. Return to Anchorage (September 10). Discussion of the manpower situation at Seward and the progress of the construction on the Seward Airfield. Plans for a trip to Bethel.
24. Daily Log; September 11-24, 1941 (19 pages).
This log covers a reconnaissance trip to Southwestern Alaska as far as Nelson and Nunivak Island and from there to the Aleutians as far as Umnak. Bethel (September 11-14). Description of the flight to Bethel, the town, and lodgings. Inspection of Bethel Airfield and the surrounding area. Aerial reconnaissance of the Kuskokwim River Valley near the town. Kodiak (September 14-15). Description of flight from Bethel to Kodiak. Discussion of problems delaying the construction of the Aircraft Warning Station at Chiniak Point. Flight to Sand Point (September 15) with an aerial inspection of Port Heiden and Cold Bay. Flight to Dutch Harbor (September 17). Brief discussion of base construction there. Trip by boat to Umnak (September 17). Umnak (September 18-21). Description of the island and reconnaissance of it for possible airfield and base sites. Dutch Harbor (September 21-22). Discussion with the commanding officer of the Naval Air Station and the commanding officer of Fort Mears concerning ship transportation for supplying the survey party at Umnak and for additional reconnaissance. Flight to Cold Bay and Sand Point (September 22). Brief discussion of construction plans for Cold Bay. Description of problems with the weather on the flight to Sand Point. Sand Point (September 22-23). Problems with the weather and the plane. Return to Anchorage (September 24).
25. Daily Log; September 25 - October 27, 1941 (11 pages).
Discussion of CAA airfield construction at Bethel. Nome (September 29-30). Flight to Nome with a stop at McGrath. Inspection of CAA airfield construction at McGrath. Aerial reconnaissance of the airfield sites at Galena and West Ruby. Inspection of military and CAA construction at Nome. Return to Anchorage (September 30) with an aerial reconnaissance of the St. Michaels area. Whittier [Passage Canal] (October 30). Inspection of the activities of the West Construction Company there. Seward (October 1). Inspection of the Caines Head Garrison site and Fort Raymond. Return to Anchorage. Yakutat and Annette Island (October 2-4). Brief inspection of Yakutat Field and Annette Island. Return to Anchorage (October 4). Seward (October 8). Discussion of the construction of the CAA airfield there and general discussion of construction work at Fort Raymond. Return to Anchorage. Discussion of problems making contact with the survey party on Umnak Island. Brief discussion of general construction problems of the CAA. Discussion of changes in the construction project at Caines Head. Work on estimates for additional military construction in Alaska. Radio communication with the survey party at Umnak to discuss the completion of the work there. Discussions of the unsuitability of Unalaska for an airfield site, the construction of a USO building in Anchorage by the Army Corps of Engineers, and of which civilian company would do the construction at Umnak. Discussion with General Buckner concerning construction at the Caines Head Garrison site. Seward (October 23). Inspection of construction progress on the CAA airfield there. Return to Anchorage. Discussion of the coal supply for Fort Richardson.
26. Daily Log; October 28 - November 6, 1941 (9 pages).
Discussion of the site selected for the USO building in Anchorage. Inspection of defense construction in Western and Central Alaska with officers from the Washington General Staff and the Western Defense Command (November 1-3). Aerial inspection of the CAA airfield at Gulkana and the Morrison-Knudsen airfield at Nabesna. Aerial and ground inspection of the Tetlin and Big Delta airfields. Fairbanks (November 1). Discussion of the power generation situation at Ladd Field and the construction of a USO building in Fairbanks. Aerial inspection of the airfield at Minchumina. Ground inspection of the airfield and the garrison site at McGrath and discussion of the possibility of using local lumber in the construction of the garrison. Ground inspection of the West Ruby airstrip at Galena. Nome (November 2). Inspection of construction and discussion of the morale problem among the troops stationed there. Aerial inspection of the airfield at Russian Mission and a brief ground inspection of airfield construction at Bethel. Return to Anchorage (November 3). Naknek (November 4). Inspection of the airfield and garrison site there. Return to Anchorage (November 4). Brief discussion of the reasons for delays in construction in Alaska. Discussion of sites for the USO buildings in Seward and Anchorage.
27. Daily Log; November 26 - December 9, 1941 (7 pages).
Washington, D.C. Discussion of the airfield situation in Alaska with General Connolly of the CAA. Discussion of construction work and troop housing in Alaska. San Francisco (November 29-30). Discussion with General DeWitt concerning Umnak, the AWS in Alaska, troop housing, and other subjects. Seattle (December 1-3). Discussion with the District Engineer concerning Major Talley's recent trip to Washington and the garrisoning of Umnak. Return flight to Anchorage (December 3-6) with stops in Vancouver, B.C, Annette Island, and Yakutat. News of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the Philippines. Plans for emergency construction on the airfields at Yakutat and Annette Island. Brief discussion of plans for additional troop housing for Alaska. Comment on the military and civilian response in Anchorage to three false air raid alarms.
28. Daily Log; December 10-21, 1941 (8 pages).
Discussions of requests for the construction of Quonset huts to house additional air force personnel scheduled to arrive in Alaska, the shortage of gasoline and heating oil supplies in the territory, the coal supply for the powerhouse at Fort Richardson, problems with the administration of the project at Seward, the construction of a CAA airfield at Port Heiden, the situation at Nome, and the movement of an advance party of men and officers to Umnak to make preparation for the construction of barracks and landings there. Yakutat (December 17-18). Briefing for the officers and men of the advance party to Umnak. Return to Anchorage (December 18). Discussion with the CAA concerning the construction of the airfield at Port Heiden and the garrison at Cold Bay.
29. Daily Log; December 22, 1941 - January 4, 1942 (10 pages).
Brief discussion of emergency construction at Ladd Field (December 19). Discussion concerning the construction of CAA airfields in Alaska and problems affecting CAA construction activities in the territory. Discussion of a rumor that dependents of military and civilian workers in the Engineer Department in Alaska were going to be evacuated. Brief discussion of supply and equipment arrangement for projects "A" and "Y" to the westward. Seward (December 26-28). Discussions of administrative and other problems with the Seward project, coordinating and equipping ships and supplies at Seward for supplying various projects to the westward, and the defense of Seward. Return to Anchorage (December 28). Brief discussion of arming ships under the control of the Area Engineer in Alaska, and plans for the construction of an airfield at Port Heiden. Discussion of problems coordinating men and ships and loading scows on to ships for transport to various project sites. Seward (January 2). Discussion of problems loading scows on to ships for transfer to various projects and comments on the lack of cooperation by the captain of one of the ships and on the unsatisfactory operation of the Seward Port. Brief discussion of problems with communications between the Engineers office and Fort Greely at Kodiak. Return to Anchorage (January 2). Discussion of problems coordinating ships, men, and supplies for various projects.
30. Daily Log; January 5-18, 1942 (9 pages).
Instructions for obtaining authorization for emergency construction sent to the resident engineers. Discussion of problems in this area at Ladd Field. Arrival of a cargo ship at the Ocean Dock at Anchorage. Seward (January 9). Discussion of problems with pay and morale there. Return to Anchorage. Brief discussion of the airfield layout at Cold Bay, CAA construction there, and the responsibilities of the CAA and the Army Engineers in that construction. Inspection of the powerhouse at Fort Richardson. Discussion of various problems with supplies for bases in the Aleutians. Discussion of problems with the work done by Betchel-McCone-Parsons on the powerhouse at Fort Richardson. Discussion of arrangements for the construction of the field at Cold Bay and comment on the unsatisfactory shipping and transport situation in the Aleutians.
31. Daily Log; January 19 - February 13; 1942 (12 pages).
Brief discussion with a representative of the CAA concerning the uniform wage scale between the CAA, the Army Engineers, and the Navy. Yakutat (January 22-23). Description of flight. Brief discussion concerning the expansion plans for the Yakutat Garrison and comments on the ability of the commander there. Juneau (January 23-24). Inspection of the Juneau garrison site. Return to Yakutat (January 24). Review of changes in the lay-out drawings for the garrison, inspection of the magazine area and oil storage tanks, comments on the accidental burning of a ship in Yakutat Harbor. Cordova (January 25-26). Inspection of the CAA airfield and the dock facilities of the Alaska Steamship Company. Discussion of oil gas storage facilities. Return to Anchorage (January 26). Discussion of problems with shipping and unloading cargo in Chernofski Bay and Dutch Harbor on Unalaska Island, and of plans for the manning of the garrisons at Juneau, Cordova, Lazy Bay, and Nikolski. Reconnaissance of the area around Campbel's station on the Alaska Railroad near Lake Spenard to find a site for an air depot. Discussions of the transportation situation along the Alaska Railroad and the changes needed to insure proper handing of cargo along the railroad and in the ports of Anchorage and Seward, of the airfields at Cold Bay and Juneau, of the program of additional construction at Fort Richardson, and of problems with construction at Chernofski Bay. Seward (February 7-8). Inspection of construction on the Navy Section Base there and of cargo and equipment unloading at the Seward dock. Return to Anchorage. Discussions of plans for the Umnak airfield, the inspection of Strawberry Point near Juneau as a possible airfield site, the method of unloading cargo ships at Juneau, the purchase of equipment for Cold Bay from the Morrison-Knudsen Co., the possible use by the Army of the Copper River Railroad in Cordova, reconnaissance of the Strawberry Point site and its suitability as a site for an airfield, and of the preparation in Juneau for the arrival of the 42nd Engineers.
32. Daily Log; February 14 - March 27, 1942 (14 pages).
Kodiak (February 15-17). Discussion of the construction of a battery at Chiniak Point and the problems and delays with work at Kodiak. Cold Bay (February 17-20). Inspection of the progress of construction there and discussions of the cargo handing and personnel situations. Return to Kodiak (February 20) with an aerial inspection of Port Heiden. Discussions of the construction of a battery at Chiniak Point, the Navy Section Base at Cordova, and housing construction. Return to Anchorage (February 27). Yakutat (February 26 - March 1). Inspection of the infantry camp there. Juneau (March 1-4). Inspection of the CAA airfield site there and a survey of the area surrounding it to select sites for various installations. Conference with union representatives concerning union objections to soldiers loading and unloading food in the refrigeration plant, and the use of soldiers to unload ships in Auk Bay. Wrangell (March 4-5). Discussion of shipping on the Sitkine River. Return to Anchorage via Ketchikan and Juneau (March 4-6). Discussions of the layout at Yakutat Field, and of a War Department directive stopping all emergency construction. Discussion with General Butler, Commanding General, 11th Air Force, concerning gasoline storage installations at McGrath and Naknek. Brief discussion of changes to the garrison layout at Cold Bay. Big Delta and Ladd Field (March 20). Inspection of the airfield at Big Delta with Gen. Butler. Brief inspection of the hangar at Ladd Field with an eye to turning Ladd Field into an air depot. Nome (March 20-21). Discussion with Gen. Butler concerning the problems of getting authorization for construction in Alaska. McGrath (March 21). Brief inspection of the airfield. Return to Anchorage (March 21). Brief discussion with representatives of the carpenters union concerning the wage rates of carpenters in Alaska working for the Army, Navy, and CAA. Inspection of the hangar and aqua gasoline system at Fort Richardson. Discussion of the possible construction of fixed defenses for Seward, Sitka, Kodiak, and Dutch Harbor.
33. Daily Log; March 28 - April 26, 1942 (11 pages).
Discussions of the shortage of ships for transportation of construction and military supplies and materials to Alaska and the transfer of the responsibility for military construction in Alaska from the chief of engineers to the commanding general, Western Defense Command. Seward (March 30-31). Discussion of the status of construction and the operation of utilities at Fort Raymond. Cold Bay (March 31). Inspection of the engineers camp and dock construction. Umnak (March 31 - April 2). Inspection of the runway. Discussions of the problems of communication between Fort Glenn and other military bases, and of the layout of the camp and selection of sites for additional construction. Return to Anchorage via Cold Bay (April 2-3). Conference between Lt. Col. Talley, General Buckner, the Chief of Staff, the Area Engineer and others relative to the transfer of responsibility for military construction in Alaska from the Chief of Engineers to the Western Defense Command. Whittier (April 5). Inspection of the camp, tunnel heading of the Alaska Railroad Project, and powerhouse. Trip to Seward by ship (April 5). Inspection of the dock site there. Portage (April 6). Inspection of the Portage Camp of the West Construction Company, and of the tunnel head. Return to Anchorage (April 6). Discussions concerning the return of responsibility for construction at Umnak to the area engineer, the situation at Cold Bay relative to construction for the CAA there and the take-over by the Army, negotiations with the Morrison-Knudsen Co. over the price for work to be done on the runway there, the situation at Annette Island, the personnel situation at Umnak, the revetment program at Fort Richardson, and of reconnaissance for a railroad or highway west of Fairbanks.
34. Daily Log; April 27 - May 8, 1942 (4 pages).
Brief discussions of construction at Umnak and administrative problems there, the use of the Ocean Dock at Anchorage for coal loading, and the authorization to begin construction of the mobile AWS station at Jeanie Point on Montague Island. Talley notes that on April 30 he terminated his duties as area engineer and began his new duties as officer in charge of Alaskan construction, directly under the commanding general, Alaska Defense Command. Brief discussions of cargo handling procedures after the opening of the Port of Anchorage on May 8, and the construction of a proposed airfield on the Seward Peninsula. Cordova (May 4). Brief discussion of construction and personnel matters there. Return to Anchorage (May 4). Discussion of the arrival of the 813th Engineers Battalion in Seward and arrangement for their transportation by rail to construction sites in Birchwood and Willow.
35. Daily Log; May 9-26, 1942 (7 pages).
Recommendations for the construction of an ocean dock on Excursion Inlet near Juneau. Brief discussion of construction material needed for the construction of the Air Corps dock at Anchorage and personnel needs at Yakutat. Nome (May 11-15). Comment on the conditions of the runway there. Inspection of the construction of the garrison and the Engineer River and harbor warehouses. Discussion of changes in the plot plans for the Air Corps buildings at Nome. Inspection of the well. Flight to Kotzebue and Davidson's Landing (May 14). Aerial inspection of the Quartz Creek airfield site near Kotzebue and inspection of Davidson's Landing near Teller with a discussion of freight hauling from Teller to Davidson's Landing and from there to the Quartz Creek site. Return to Anchorage (May 15). Brief discussions of the cleanup of the Campbell Creek field, the suitability of the Quartz Creek site for a satellite field; defense construction in Alaska, and a proposal to build airfield along the Yukon River with a highway connecting Skagway to the Yukon. Discussion with a CAA representative concerning the work being done on the runways at Cold Bay by the Morrison-Knudsen Co. and the Army Engineers taking over the paving of the runways. Conference with the Morrison-Knudsen Co. concerning the Cold Bay Project and the completion of it by the Army Engineers. Decision reached to immediately prepare the fields at Umnak and Cold Bay to receive large numbers of aircraft. Cold Bay (May 19-20). Inspection of the airfield there with Colonels Eareckson and Sillin of the 11th Air Force bomber and interceptor squadrons and instructions for finishing construction of the runway. Umnak (May 20-21). Inspection of the airfield and revetments with colonels Eareckson and Sillin and instructions for the completion of the airfield and garrison buildings by May 30. Return to Anchorage (May 21). Brief discussions of arrangement for shipping men and materials to Umnak and Cold Bay, and the survey for a proposed highway or railroad from Fairbanks to Norton Sound. Discussions of problems obtaining heavy equipment for construction at site on the Seward Peninsula, the military situation in Alaska, and steps being taken to protect and house planes at Umnak and Cold Bay.
36. Daily Log; May 27 - June 20, 1942 (16 pages).
Umnak (May 27). Report on the progress of construction since previous visit. Boat to Chernofski Bay on Unalaska Island. Dutch Harbor (May 28). General discussion of the ground defenses at Umnak and the situation at Dutch Harbor. Umnak (May 29). Discussion of airfield operation and preparation for an expected Japanese attack. Cold Bay (May 30). Discussion of emergency construction completed since last visit. Return to Anchorage (May 30). Speculation as to Japanese knowledge of and plans for attack on the airfield at Umnak. Mention that Dutch Harbor is under attack (June 3). Brief discussions of the need to prepare for an attack on Anchorage, and the problem of shipping fuel to Alaska. Discussion of the purchase of equipment from the Alaska Chemical Co. at Fairbanks and its removal for use in Anchorage. General discussion with a Department of Commerce representative concerning problems hindering construction in Alaska. Brief discussion of the reassignment of several officers from Juneau to take over operation of projects being constructed by the 42nd and 176th Engineers. Seward (June 9). Discussion with Army Transport Service salvage expert Colonel Wood concerning the salvage of a transport ship which ran aground off Middleton Island in the Gulf of Alaska. Inspection of the construction of the Army Dock at Seward. Boat trip to Middleton island (June 10). Inspection of the grounded transport and salvage efforts. Extensive discussion of the possible cause of the accident. Return to Anchorage via Seward (June 10). Discussions of the construction of the town of Whittier and of the status of land purchases for various projects and the purchase of the Copper River Railroad for $60,000. Kodiak (June 13). Discussion with General Butler concerning the condition of the fields at Umnak and Cold Bay and the need to expedite and expand construction at those sites to prepare for operations against the Japanese on Attu and Kiska. Cold Bay (June 13). Discussion of the progress of construction and construction priorities there, and the problems caused by using seamen to unload transports. Umnak (June 13). Discussion of the progress of construction and construction priorities, the condition of the field, and plans for its defense. Return to Cold Bay. Return to Anchorage (June 14). Kodiak (June 14-15). Discussions with General Butler concerning the situation at Cold Bay and Umnak, the addition of men and equipment for the construction effort at those places, the progress of construction at Umnak, and plans to enlarge that field to accommodate more planes. Discussion concerning the construction of an airfield at Chiniak Point on Kodiak Island. Return to Anchorage (June 15). Decision to abandon the transport grounded off Middleton Island after the salvage of the cargo is completed.
37. Daily Log; June 21 - July 8, 1942. (11 pages).
Cold Bay (June 22-23). Inspection of the progress of construction on the airfield and garrison there. Comment on personnel problems. Inspection of the AWS station forty miles north of the field. Umnak (June 24-27). Inspection of the airfield. Comment on the use of the field by Navy, Army, and Air Force planes. Aerial reconnaissance of the Japanese camp on Kiska with a description of the camp. Aerial survey of Kavalaga Island, Tanaga Island, Kanaga Island, Cape Yakok on Adak, Kuluk Bay, Samalaga Island, and Umnak Island for a possible site for a staging field. Discussion with General Ladd concerning possible sites on Umnak Island for dispersal airfields. Discussion of construction problems and details of the runway construction on Umnak. Discussion with General Ladd and other officers concerning construction priorities and the construction of tactical roads for the Umnak garrison. Ground reconnaissance of Tanaga Island. Return to Anchorage (June 27). Discussion of the quality of pictures taken during the last trip.
38. Daily Log; July 9 - September 15, 1942 (35 pages).
Departure for Seattle via Yakutat, Juneau and Annette Island (July 9). Inspection of the welding being done on the tanks for the aviation gasoline system at Yakutat, the construction on the government dock at Juneau, and the airfield and seaplane ramp on Annette Island. Return to Juneau. Discussion of acquiring land around the government dock. Flight to Prince George (July 10). Flight to Seattle and San Francisco (July 11). San Francisco (July 11-13). Conference at the Presidio with the deputy chief of staff and the engineer for the Western Defense Command concerning conditions in Alaska, the state of various construction projects in the territory, problems there, and the development of a plan for driving the Japanese out of Attu and Kiska. In particular, discussion of various proposals to supply Interior Alaska. Return to Seattle (July 13). Discussion with General DeWitt concerning the situation in Alaska and planned operations in the Aleutians. Discussion of acquiring dock storage space in Juneau and the construction of a barge terminal in Excursion Inlet. Discussion with General DeWitt of the Excursion Inlet proposal and the dock at Juneau. Supplies ordered for various construction projects in Alaska. Meeting of the Society of American Military Engineers in Portland (July 15). Return to Seattle (July 16). Brief discussions concerning the construction program in Alaska and the Excursion Inlet proposal. Discussion of the installation of gasoline tanks at Nome and attempts to obtain civilian personnel and contractors handle the project. Fairbanks (July 20-21). Inspection of construction at Ladd Field. Brief discussions of the transportation of supplies from Fairbanks to Northway and the general construction program of the 176th Engineers. Return to Anchorage (July 21). Brief discussion with the Chief of Staff concerning the outcome of the trip to Seattle and San Francisco. Discussion with General Buckner concerning construction sites in the Aleutians and Talley's earlier reconnaissance of Kiska and other island along the Alaska Peninsula. Flight to Umnak (July 25) with Col. Zanuck of the Signal Corps. Discussions of the colonel's plans to set up motion picture units to document activities in Alaska, and his trip to Europe and participation in an English Commando raid. Umnak (July 25-26). Inspection of runway construction at Fort Glenn. Discussion of plans for paving the runways and the need for additional facilities for ground troops there. Inspection of the roads and area around Fort Glenn. Boat to Dutch Harbor (July 27). Aerial inspection of Tanaga Island (July 28) with Admiral Reeves, Commander, Alaska Sector; General Buckner; and other officers. Ground inspection of Kuluk Bay on Adak Island and description of the area around the bay and Sweeper Creek with a discussion of possible airfield sites. Description of weather problems encountered trying to fly out of Kuluk Bay. Return to Anchorage (July 29). Report to General Buckner concerning the relative merits of Tanaga and Adak as airfield sites for an advanced base in the Aleutians. Discussion with Admirals Reeves and Theobald, Commanders, Task Force 8, concerning the relative merits of the two islands as sites for an advanced base. Admiral Theobald's objections to the Tanaga Island site. Brief discussion with Admiral Theobald concerning U.S. losses at the Battle of Midway, the submarine sinking of three Japanese destroyers at Kiska, and the possible effects of Japanese 900lb. torpedoes on U.S. transports. Brief discussion of the Army - Navy conference over the Tanaga Bay site and Admiral Theobald's objections to that site. [The following is a summary of Talley's resume of events between August 4-September 6]. Discussions of several conferences between General Buckner and General DeWitt over the selection of a site for an advanced base in the Aleutians and the selection of Tanaga Island for the site. Discussions of efforts to complete the garrison at Nome before winter, of personnel in charge construction for the newly authorized garrison at Moses Point, and the decision by Washington that Adak would be the site for an advanced base in the Aleutians due to the Navy's refusal to locate anywhere else. Discussion of the visit to Anchorage of generals Sommerville, Reibold, and Hoge (in charge of ALCAN construction), to confer with General Buckner over the issue of whether the railroad or highway should be continued west of Fairbanks, and the decision that instead the Yukon and Tanana Rivers would be used in emergency situations to supply the Seward Peninsula and a road would be built between Kaltag and Unalakleet as an auxiliary route of supply. Brief discussion with General Sommerville concerning the need for additional troops for construction work and the construction plans for readying the Adak site. Discussion of problems assembling tugs and barges for the move westward. Trip to Seward (August 21) to arrange for a tug to go to the west. Trip to Kodiak (August 22-23) to discuss the site at Adak. Cold Bay (August 22-23). Comment on the construction situation at Fort Randall and the local base commander there. Flight to Umnak and Sand Point (August 24) to get two barges underway to Cold Bay. Flight to Chernofski Bay. Brief discussion with the convoy officer in charge of the naval convoy accompanying a group of tugs, barges, and transports to Adak. Tug, barge and transport convoy departs for Adak (August 25). Mechanical problems with one of the tugs. Discussions of problems arranging transport to reconnoiter a site for an advanced airfield on Atka Island because of reports of Japanese bombers in the area and of the false alarm reports of Japanese bombers attacking a PBY in Nazan Bay on Atka Island. Flight to Dutch Harbor (August 29). Joking about the "Battle of Nazan Bay." Aerial reconnaissance of a possible airfield site on Atka Island and comments on its suitability. Flight to Kuluk Bay, Adak (August 30). Aerial survey of the troop landing. Comments on Admiral Theobald's objections to Tanaga Bay as a staging site. Flight to Nazan Bay and transfer to a naval ship for the trip to Adak (August 30). Arrival of the barge fleet at Adak (August 30) and reconnaissance of a suitable landing site for the transports. Reconnaissance of a site for an airfield near the landing area and selection of the site. Discussion of construction plans for the airfield. Return to Umnak (September 4). Discussion of plans for additional barge shipment to Adak. Return to Anchorage (September 5). Discussions of the Adak operations, supply plans for the newly authorized garrison at Atka, and plans for lighterage operations at the planned garrisons on Atka and in the Pribilofs. Brief discussion with General Buckner concerning the next possible move in the Aleutians. Brief discussion concerning requests for more land to expand Navy facilities at Cold Bay. Conference with Victor Rivers and various officers concerning the construction of the gasoline storage system at Fort Richardson. Comment on Navy opposition to Army plans in the Aleutians. Discussions of problems with the expansion of the Naval Section Base at Cold Bay and of various administrative "headaches."
39. Daily Log; September 16 - October 16, 1942 (10 pages).
Meeting with General DeWitt to discuss recent operations in the Aleutians. Meeting with General Sturdevant, Assistant Chief of Engineers, to discuss the reassignment of regiments working on the ALCAN Project. Portage (September 18). Inspection of the tunnel project. Return to Anchorage. Flight to Big Delta with General Sturdevant (September 19). Inspection of the garrison there and instructions for the construction of the Air Corps facilities, and a brief discussion of plan for the construction of a trestle bridge over the Tanana River. Flight to Whitehorse along the route of the ALCAN. Discussion concerning the reassignment of two regiments of engineers working on the ALCAN project. Juneau (September 20-23). Discussion concerning the transfer of CCC equipment to the Juneau Barge Terminal Project. Inspection of the garrison and the construction of the barge terminal. Visit by General Gross, Chief of Staff, Services and Supply, to inspect a site at Auk Bay as a possible location for the barge terminal being constructed at Excursion Inlet. Conversation with General Gross concerning the military situation in Alaska, transportation and the Army Transport Service in Alaska. Flight to Skagway (September 23). Flight over the Chilkoot Pass to make aerial observations of the Yukon and Whitehorse Railroad. Inspection of harbor and railroad facilities at the head of Lynn Canal. Flight to Excursion Inlet to inspect the barge terminal construction project. Return to Anchorage (September 23). Discussions of the conference with General Gross, the organization of a transportation section at the Alaska Defense Command, and General DeWitt's response to Colonel Talley's request for an engineer amphibious brigade. Report of a flood on the runway at Adak. Discussion of airfield and runway construction there, and comment on the cause of the flood. Brief discussion of additional troops and equipment for "Project Fireplace" [Adak]. Extensive discussion concerning the boat situation in Alaska. Comment on construction priorities for Adak. Discussion of plans to establish sawmills during the next season at Whittier, Seward, Cordova, and in the vicinity of Big Delta or Fairbanks. Portage (October 10). Inspection of the powerhouse at Portage Junction. Seward (October 10). Trip to Rugged Island camp and inspection of the battery site. Whittier (October 11). Inspection of the camp for the dock crew there. Surveying for timber in Pigot Bay and Port Wells. Return to Anchorage (October 12). Conference to decide next season's construction at Fort Richardson. Discussion of the construction at Cold Bay and Umnak. Discussion with General Buckner concerning plans for further operations in the Aleutians and plans for a trip to survey Amulet and Amchitka.
40. Daily Log; October 17 - November 8, 1942 (10 pages).
Umnak (October 18). Discussions of the construction program there, problems with the lighterage docks, and plans for the construction of a main dock at Otter Point. Adak (October 20). Attempts to reach Tanaga Island. Tanaga Island (October 22-27). Landing at Hot Springs Bay and making camp. Reconnaissance of the land between Hotsprings Bay and Tanaga Bay. Description of the exploring party's "misadventures" attempting to get off the island, and a description of their "rescue." Return to Adak (October 27). Discussion of the construction program there and plans for future activities in the Aleutians. Trip to Atka with General Butler to inspect construction work there. Aerial reconnaissance of Tanaga, Amchitka, and Kiska. Umnak and Cold Bay (October 31). Inspection of the project at Cold Bay. Flight to Port Heiden (November 1). Brief inspection of construction there. Return to Anchorage via Kodiak (November 1). Discussions of recommendations to shift Engineer troops to work at Adak and other Aleutian projects, and the operations of the 177th Engineers at Fort Richardson and the 331st Engineers at Excursion Inlet. General discussion of the reorganization of the North and South Pacific Divisions and the Rocky Mountain Division into a single Pacific Division. Plans for reconnaissance operations beyond Tanaga Island.
41. Daily Log; November 9-24, 1942 (7 pages).
Arrangements for equipment and supplies for a reconnaissance trip to the Aleutians. Umnak (November 10) and Adak (November 11-12). Cancellation of the reconnaissance trip because of the inability to arrange transportation. Discussion with Colonel Davis, Chief of Staff, 11th Air Force, concerning construction at Adak and Atka. Return to Umnak (November 13). Aerial reconnaissance of Inanudak Island for possible harbor development. Kodiak (November 14). Discussion with General Buckner concerning the military situation in Alaska and the movement of portions of the Alaska Defense Command Headquarters to Kodiak. Return to Anchorage (November 15). Discussion with General Butler concerning the possibility of making accurate contoured maps of Kiska using aerial photographs and a Multiplex Aero Projector. Preparation for the holing through ceremony for the Whittier Tunnel. Trip to Portage for the holing through ceremony (November 20). Plans for reconnaissance of Amchitka. Trip to Kodiak to check on transportation for the reconnaissance trip. Cancellation of the trip and return to Anchorage (November 23). Extensive discussion with the chief of staff, Alaska Defense Command and General Buckner concerning the place in the organizational structure of the Alaska Defense Command of the officer in charge, Alaskan construction, and the resident engineers. Discussion with the resident engineer at Atka to straighten out a problem there over construction orders and requests for additional equipment. Discussion with General Butler concerning the type of aircraft hangar to be constructed at Adak. Conference concerning the laying of steel for the Whittier cut-off on the Alaska Railroad.
42. Daily Log; November 25 - December 2, 1942 (4 pages).
Discussion of the possibility of the assignment of the harbor master at Nome as a warrant officer with the Engineers to allow him to continue his work at Nome. Notes from a conference (November 27) concerning the ALCAN highway which involved Colonel Talley; General Buckner; General O'Connor, Commanding General, Northwest Service Command; and other officers of the NSC and the ADC. The conference concerned the operation and capacity of the highway and plans for its future. Discussions of a snafu over the control of the Fairbanks Exploration Company, and of the delivery of pilings and railroad materials to Seward.
43. Daily Log; December 2, 1942 - January 1, 1943 (14 pages).
Flight to Naknek (December 10). Discussion of the water supply at the Naknek base and taxiway and of construction problems caused by the cold. Cold Bay (December 11). Inspection of the bakery and hospital there, and of cargo unloading. Comment on the cold and its impact on construction. Inspection of hangar construction. Adak (December 12). Discussion of the changes in Air Force Officers in Alaska over the past two years. Briefing with General Butler and other Air Force and Navy officers concerning the dangers of the proposed reconnaissance mission to Amchitka. Flight to Amchitka (December 17). Landing and description of the trappers cabin and barabaras near the landing area; preparations for reconnaissance. Fly over of a Japanese plane. Comments on the Alaska Scouts "Castner's Cutthroats" along on the mission. Return to Adak (December 19), and Umnak (December 20). Account of mechanical problems with the PBY while flying to Kodiak, and being picked up by a destroyer. Loss of the PBY when it sank while being towed by the destroyer. Kodiak (December 23). Briefing of General Jones and other officers concerning the results of the reconnaissance mission. Discussion concerning the possibilities and problems of a harbor at Inanudak Bay (Umnak Island) and the recommendation that Chernofski Bay would be a better site. Discussion with Admiral Fletcher, Seattle Naval District, concerning the construction capabilities of the Japanese and the reasons why they have not constructed a land base in the Aleutians. Request by Col. Talley to ADC for personnel to take care of necessary expansion and the increased work load of his office.
44. Daily Log; January 2-14, 1943 (4 pages).
Recommendations for the assignment of troops to various garrisons. Discussions of problems with the operations of military transport and shipping vessels; the release of civilian construction workers for hire by the Engineer's Office; and the work of the 177th Engineers Regiment at Fort Richardson. Assignment of seventy-five men from the Alaska Communications Service to build telephone telegraph lines in the area around Portage Camp. Conference with General Buckner over allowing the Northwest Service Command to handle their own construction along the ALCAN highway, and concerning the proposal that the NWSC construct a road from Fairbanks to Galena and McGrath. Comment on the landing of U.S. forces on Amchitka (January 13).
45. Daily Log; January 15 - February 5, 1943 (7 pages).
Discussion of the grounding and sinking of a destroyer during the occupation of Amchitka, and of problems with barging operations during the occupation. Juneau (January 20-27). Inspection of the Alaska Barge Terminal Project on Excursion Inlet. Discussion of problems with the Juneau Barge Terminal Project and of a request for Quartermaster port troops to operate the barge terminal on Excursion Inlet. List of persons attending a conference of the War Manpower Commission in Juneau. Yakutat (January 27). Inspection of the project there. Return to Anchorage (January 28). Brief discussion of the procurement of additional equipment, boats and barges for Amchitka. Trip to Whittier aboard the Alaska Railroad's "Silver Bullet" train (February 3). Inspection of the terminal facilities in Whittier. Description of difficulties encountered while returning to Anchorage. Discussion of problems which occurred during the occupation of Amchitka and their causes.
46. Daily Log; February 6 - March 13, 1943 (9 pages).
Seattle via Yakutat and Annette Island (February 7-8). Brief discussion of the general construction program in Alaska, the wage rate in the lumber industry in Alaska, and the return of leased fishing boats to the fishing industry. Conference with representatives of the fishing industry concerning returning to the canneries fishing boats and equipment leased by the military following the attack on Dutch Harbor in June 1942. Hamilton Field (February 12-15). Conference with General DeWitt of the Western Defense Command concerning the situation in the Aleutians, the construction program in Alaska, and a comparison of the move to Adak in August, 1942 with the recent move to Amchitka. Inspection of various landing craft and a discussion with General DeWitt concerning their possible use in Alaska. Return to Seattle (February 15). Conference with representatives of the Alaskan lumber industry concerning the setting of a wage rate to allow the opening of the lumber industry in Southeastern Alaska. Annette Island (March 2). Inspection of the garrison there. Juneau (March 2). Inspection of the Barge Terminal Project on Excursion Inlet. Yakutat (March 4). Inspection of the Navy installation there. Return to Anchorage (March 4). Brief discussions of the return of fishing boats based in Excursion Inlet, and the paving of the satellite field at Goose Bay. Whittier (March 10). Inspection of the remaining construction there. Presentation of the Army-Navy E (Efficiency) Pennant production award to the West Construction Company. Return to Anchorage (March 10). Discussions of employment contracts for personnel under the North West Service Command, and designs for the harbor at Amchitka. There is also a copy of Colonel Talley's presentation address given at the Whittier ceremony and a copy of the presentation ceremony program.
47. Daily Log; March 14 - April 12, 1943 (16 pages).
Kodiak (March 14). Request for surplus heavy machinery from Sitka. Description of the Quonset hut barracks used at Kodiak. Cold Bay (March 15). Inspection of the garrison there and comment on problems caused by the cold weather. Adak (March 16). Discussion of the poor condition of morale among the troops stationed there. Inspection of the airfield site. Comment on the Navy's lack of assistance in the construction of airfields in the Aleutians. Aerial reconnaissance of the Semichi Islands and Attu (March 18). Account of a brief engagement with two Japanese barges off Attu. Amchitka (March 21-24). Comment on the runway and status of construction there. Inspection of construction and comment on the arrival of a battalion of the 177th Engineers. Discussion of various possible plans for the construction of harbor facilities on the island. Cold Bay (March 27-28). Inspection of the garrison there and comment on the problems caused by the cold. Return to Anchorage (March 30). Discussions of a recent Manpower Commission conference in Juneau and the stabilization of wages and development of a uniform contract for civilian military workers in Alaska. Discussion of a request that itinerant fishermen be housed on Fort Richardson, a dispute with the Fairbanks Trades Union over wage rates for carpenters, modifications needed on the new terminal facilities at Seward and Whittier, and jetty construction on Amchitka.
48. Daily Log; April 13 - June 13, 1943 (34 pages).
Fairbanks via Gulkana, Northway, Tanancross, and Big Delta (April 14). Aerial inspection of Gulkana. Inspection of the garrison and ice pit construction at Northway. Aerial inspection of Tanacross. Inspection of the garrison at Ladd Field. Discussion with a representative of the Carpenter's Union concerning wage increases for carpenters and a threatened strike by carpenters in Fairbanks. Conference with General Whittaker, Deputy Commander, Alaska Defense Command; General O'Connor, Commanding General, Northwest Service Command; Colonel Talley; and members of their staffs concerning the relationship between the ADC and the NWSC. Return to Anchorage (April 15). Juneau (April 17-20). Inspection of the Juneau Barge Terminal Project. Discussion of problems blocking effective operations of the Juneau Lumber Mills. Return to Anchorage (April 21). [The following is a summary of Colonel Talley's account of his participation in preparations for and actions leading to the reduction of Attu, dictated on June 10, 1943]. Adak (April 28). Description of the situation there concerning the move to Attu and the preparations of the 18th Engineers for the move. Description of the trip aboard the destroyer Casco to Attu (Massacre Bay), and preparations for the invasion. Reports of the battle. Account of Colonel Talley's scouting activities around Massacre Bay while the battle was being fought. Description of problems with the equipment sent with the Engineers, and Colonel Talley's return to Adak to arrange for additional construction equipment. Comment on the unsuitability of some of the clothing issued to the soldiers. Comment on the replacement of General Brown during the battle and the reason he failed in his mission. Description of Japanese entrenchments and the main Japanese camp. Reconnaissance of "Voluble" [Shemya Island] for harbor and airbase construction, and the landing of men and equipment there. Return to Anchorage (June 6). Colonel Talley's remarks at the end of his time in Alaska concerning the people he worked with and what was accomplished.
Subseries 7b. Alaska Clippings; 1940-1943 (See also: Part 7, Series 7).
1. Newspaper clippings: xerographic copies; 1940-1943.
2. Newspaper clipping: originals; 1940-1943.
Subseries 7c. Europe; 1943-1944 (See also: Part 7, Series 8).
1. Diary, Headquarters, V Corps; ca. June-July 1943 (21 pages).
An account of Talley's departure from Alaska and his arrival in England.
2. V Corps Normandy Invasion Documents; May 1944.
-Standing Operating Procedure V Corps Shore Information Detachment Operation "Neptune"; May 12, 1944 (7 pages).
-Office of the Signal Officer, V Corps Information Team PMC, Operation "Neptune"; May 20, 1944 (Three letter codes for messages on D-Day, 6 pp.).
-Memorandum by Colonel Talley, commander of the V Corps Information Detachment, to junior officers in the event of his becoming a casualty; May 29, 1944 (2 pages, 2 copies).
3. Orders; June 1944.
-Assignment to Advance Section, Communications Zone; June 25, 1944 (2 copies).
-Designation as commanding officer of Omaha Beach Command (Prov.); June 27, 1944 (4 copies).
4. Evacuation of Prisoners of War, Headquarter, First U.S. Army; June 1944.
-Memorandum by Talley estimating requirements for the evacuation of 50,000 prisoners of War; June 19, 1944 (1 page)
-Procedures for Handling Large Bodies of Prisoners of War; June 20, 23, 1944 (Written by Talley as Officer in Charge of Prisoners of War, 11 pages, including flow chart and addendum).
5. Congressional Visitors to Utah Beach Command, Sep. 21-22, 1944; Sep. 1944, Feb. 1945.
-List of visiting congressmen (2 pages).
-Transmittal memorandum for photographic prints of visit; Sep. 22, 1944.
-Letters of appreciation to Talley from congressmen for receiving photographs of visit; Feb. 1945 (11 different).
6. Headquarters, 5th and 6th Engineer Special Brigade (ESB) documents; Oct.-Dec. 1944.
-Memoranda concerning Force "O" Engineer Combat Battalions ceremony, 5th ESB; Oct. 3, 1944 (6 pages, 2 copies).
-Memoranda concerning extra curricular activities, 6th ESB; Nov. 2, 1944.
-Carbon copy of Talley's pay allotments; Nov. 30, 1944.
-Omaha Beach District illustrated Christmas greeting; Dec. 1944 (color, 2 pages).
7. Part VII: Artificial Ports and Harbors, of after-action report on the D-Day Invasion; ca. Dec. 1944 (10 pp. including references).
8. Letters of appreciation; Aug.-Dec. 1944.
-Letter to Talley from Major General Karl Truesdell, Commandant, Command and General Staff School, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Aug. 25, 1944.
-Letter to Talley from Julius Amberg, Special Assistant to the Secretary of War; Oct. 23, 1944.
-Letter to Talley from Major General L. T. Gerow, V Corps; Oct. 31, 1944.
-Letter from Talley, Headquarters, Omaha District, to Colonel John R. Hardin, Deputy Engineer, Communications Zone; Dec. 11, 1944.
-Letter from Talley to Major General L. T. Gerow, Commanding General, V. Corps; Dec. 12, 1944.
9. Awards; 1944-1945.
-Recommendation for Award, Distinguished Service Cross, by Major General L. T. Gerow, Commanding General, V Corps; June 13, 1944 (3 copies).
-General Order for the Award of Distinguished-Service Cross, by Major General W. B. Kean, Chief of Staff, First United States Army; July 21, 1944 (10 pages plus 1 page extract for Talley).
-Citation for Legion of Merit; Aug. 3, Sep. 2, 1944 (award citation and carrier sheet announcing award).
-Decision announcing of the award of the Croix de Guerre avec Palm by General de Gaulle; Jan. 29, 1945.
Subseries 7d. Okinawa and Korea; 1945 (See also: Part 7, Series 9).
1. Okinawa; 1945.
-Information Bulletin, Okinawa District Engineers; ca. 1945 (Memorandum concerning formation and operations of the Okinawa Engineer District, by Colonel Lee B. Washburn, District Engineer, 7 pages).
-Originator's rough drafts by Talley of messages concerning the invasion; May 1945 (31 different messages).
-Teletype with two messages from Talley concerning invasion.
-Letter from Louis B. Ely concerning return of Okinawa invasion messages to Talley; Oct. 4, 1945.
-Three Japanese language documents concerning Okinawan woman hoping to attend a school of domestic economics in Tokyo.
-Kiri Leaf used as leaflet dropped on Japanese troops and English explanation of the Japanese language item.
2. Korea: Intelligence Documents; Aug. 1945.
-Summary of PW Interrogation Reports, Kyongsong-Inch'on-Pusan (Korea); Study by Headquarters XXIV Corps, Nakagusuku Castle, Okinawa; Aug. 26, 1945 (8 pp.).
-Annex 8 to FO 55 (Military Government); Headquarters XXIV Corps; Aug. 29, 1945 (16 pages plus cover memorandum.
-Summary of Interrogation Reports: Korean Political Matters; Headquarters XXIV Corps; Aug. 29, 1945 (2 pages).
-Dissemination of Information to the Korean People; Memo by Lieutenant General John R. Hodge, Headquarters United States Army Forces in Korea, to Brigadier General Charles S. Harris, Deputy for Military Government in Korea; Aug. 31, 1945 (2 pages).
-The Korean Government; By Colonel Cecil W. Nist, Headquarters XXIV Corps; Aug. 31, 1945 (5 pages).
3. Korea: Memoranda; Sep. 1945.
-United States Armed Forces in Korea Advance Party (Instructions and attached agenda).
-Notes on Aerial Reconnaissance of Korea; Memo by Captain Markam S. Cheever, Army Service Command (ASCOM) 24, to Lieutenant Colonel Edwin R. Closs; Sep. 1, 1945 (4 pages).
-Report of Reconnaissance Over Korea; Memo by Major C. C. McClosky to Commanding Officer, 5221st Engineer Construction Brigade; Sep. 1, 1945 (7 pages).
-Initial Requirements for ASCOM 24 in Korea; Memo by Major General G. X. Cheves, ASCOM 24, to Commanding General XXXV Corps; Sep. 3, 1945 (6 pages).
-Letter Orders; Memo by Captain Chas. P. Bradley, Jr., United States Forces in Korea, to Brigadier General Lawrence E. Schick; Sep. 6, 1945 (Schick named Provost Marshal).
-Letter of Instruction; Memo by command of Major General Cheves, Headquarters ASCOM 24, to Colonel B. B. Talley, Deputy Commander; Sep. 30, 1945 (Order to proceed to Kunzan, 2 copies).
4. Korea: Journal, Advance Party, XXIV Corps, Kyongsong, Korea; By Colonel B. B. Talley; Sep. 5, 1945 (3 pages, typescript copy, 11 X 17 inch).
5. Korea: Messages and drafts; Sep. 1945.
Military messages sent by Col. Talley while in Korea to the commanding general, XXVI Corps, U.S. Army and various other officers. The messages concern the arrival of the Japanese surrender party in Korea, the disposition of Japanese military equipment and supplies in Pusan, Korea, the withdrawal of Japanese forces, civilian internees, and other subjects.
-Signal Corps Message Book with copies of messages; Sep. 4-6, 17, 21, 1945.
-Includes typescript and handwritten messages from Lieutenant General Hodge, U.S. 24 Army Corps to the Commanding General of the 17 Japanese Army Group; Sep. 4-6, 1945.
6. Korea: Handwritten accounts and reports; n.d., Sep. 3-5, 1945.
7. Personal notebooks kept by Talley while in Korea; 1945.
There are three notebooks, primarily concerning Talley's military activities while stationed in Pusan, Korea. The first two cover the period of August 26 to November 3, 1945 and include notes on refugees, riots in Pusan, meetings with various Korean officials, the labor situation, the city's water supply, transportation and travel, the city's electric supply, conferences with Japanese officers, rivers and harbors, city buildings, and other subjects. The third notebook contains a list of units attached to ASCOM 24. Included with the notebooks is a transcript of instructions for processing Japanese POWs.
8. Korea: Letters; Sep. 3, 7, 14, Oct. 5, 23, 26, 1945.
Two letters from Talley to his wife, Manila, discussing his assignment and activities there.
9. Proclamations 1, 2, and 3 (in English, Japanese, and Korean) issued by General McArthur to the People of Korea; September 7, 1945 (Located in Flat Cabinets, 15 X 21 inch).
The proclamations concern currency, crimes and offenses, and the authority of United States military forces.
10. Documents of Surrender of the Japanese at Seoul, Korea; September 9, 1945.
-Plans and Protocol to Effect the Acceptance of Surrender of the Japanese Ground, Sea, Air and Auxiliary Forces in Korea South of 381 N. Latitude (4 pp.).
-Remarks and Instructions of the Chief of Staff at Preliminary Conference at Inchon (4 pages).
-Surrender of the Japanese at Seoul, Korea, 9 September 1945 (Japanese and English language versions, unsigned copies).
11. Miscellaneous and souvenir materials; 1945.
-Various military passes issued to Col. Talley while he was stationed in Korea, and various business cards, some in Korean (?).
-Military life insurance policy filed by Col. Talley prior to his assignment to Korea.
-Potsdam Proclamation (copy, 6 pages).
-XXIV Corps Korea Graphic; Sep. 30, 1945 (newspaper, 4 pages).
-Map of Inchon; Aug. 1945 (marked with in red pencil).
-Kuan Yin: The Legend of the Eight Immortals; Edited and Copyrighted by H. T. Morgan; 1941 (booklet, 16 pages).
-Ten Sen military currency note.
Series 8. Huntington, West Virginia, and Louisville, Kentucky (District Engineer); 1945-1948, 1974 (See also: Part 7, Series 10).
1. Gold-covered Buddha presented to the National Geographic Society by Benjamin B. Talley for Korean owner; 1945-1947.
Newspaper article (Jan. 27, 1946), National Geographic bulletin, customs declaration (Nov. 8, 1945), correspondence, and report concerning gold and bronze statue containing prayer scrolls donated to the National Geographic society.
2. Correspondence and related materials; 1946-1948.
3. Prepared speeches; 1946.
-"The Army Engineers Flood Control Program for the State of Indiana"; a paper presented at the annual meeting of the Indiana Section of the American Water Works Association, Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana, 2 April 1946, by B. B. Talley, Colonel, Corps of Engineers, District Engineer, Louisville, Kentucky District (15 pp. plus map).
-"Address on Louisville District, Ohio Valley Improvement Association Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio, 15 April 1946" (6 pages).
-"Talk before Izaak Walton League, Spring Mill Inn, 3 November 1946" (20 pages).
4. Prepared speeches; 1947.
-"The Determination of Flood Control Economics"; Col. B. B. Talley, 14 February 1947, Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers, Lexington, Ky. (two versions, 9 pages each).
-"Flood Control Plans for the Little Miami Valley, for Mount Lookout Civic Club, Cincinnati, Ohio" (6 pages).
-"Speech to be given by the District Engineer, Huntington District, before the Ohio Valley Improvement Association on 28 April 1947" (11 pages).
-"Local Flood Protection in the Ohio Division"; For 28-29 April 1947 Meeting, Ohio Valley Improvement Association (13 pages).
-"The Louisville Flood Wall"; 31 July 1947 (original and carbon copy, 6 pp. each).
-"Kentucky's Flood Problems and the Louisville Floodwall, Louisville Chamber of Commerce"; 6 November 1947 (12 pages).
-"Progress on Current Flood Control Projects in the Louisville District"; 24 November 1947 (6 pages).
5. Prepared speeches; n.d., 1948.
-"Flood Control and Water Resources, Commission Programs in Other States (Pendennis Club, 19 January 1948)" (3 pages).
-"Indiana Projects"; Mar. 16, 1948 (Information for Clyde Black speech, 7 pages).
-"Civil Works of the Corps of Engineers, U. S. Army"; University of Louisville; Apr. 1, 1948 (11 pages).
-"Life History of a Project from Inception to Completion"; Ohio Valley Improvement Association talk; Apr. 12, 1948 (9 pages).
-"Flood Control in the Ohio River Basin"; Cleves, Ohio; May 19, 1948 (8 pages).
-"Flood Control in Kentucky"; n.d. (7 pages).
-"Cincinnati Project"; n.d. (2 pages).
6. Speeches by others; 1944, 1947-1948.
-"River Transportation as an Emergency Measure"; Excerpt from address by General Reybold to Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, 12 October 1944 (12 pages)
-"Aerial Surveys Expedite Highway Planning"; By Samuel Nelson, Deputy Chief Engineer, Palisades Interstate Park Commission, Bear Mountain, N. Y.; Paper presented before the Committee on Road Design, American Association of State Highway Officials, Cincinnati, Ohio, November 28-30, 1944 (18 pages, reprint).
-"Navigation in the Ohio River Division"; Remarks by Colonel W. E. Lorence, District Engineer, Pittsburgh District; Ohio Valley Improvement Association Convention, 28-29 April 1947, Cincinnati, Ohio (11 pages).
-"The Good Earth"; Address by Brig. Gen. Douglas L. Weart, Ohio River Division Engineer, Cincinnati, before the Ohio River Division of the Mississippi Valley Association, Hotel Netherland-Plaza, Cincinnati, Monday, 24 November, 1947 (6 pages).
-"Address of Lachlan Macleary, President, Mississippi Valley Association, Cincinnati, Ohio, Monday, Nov. 24, 1947." (4 pages).
-"Remarks by Walter E. Lorence, Exec. Vice Pres., Ohio Valley Improvement Association, Inc., To the Agriculture and Forestry Sub-Committee of The U. S. Senate Committee on Appropriations, Washington, D. C., April 26, 1948" (4 pages).
7. Conference programs, proceedings, and related materials; n.d., 1946-1948.
-Community Planning Institute, Summary of Proceedings, Turkey Run Inn, Turkey Run State Park, Marshall, Ind., May 19-22, 1947 (59 pages).
8. Articles, papers, maps, and related materials on radar navigation of inland waterways; n.d., 1947-1949.
-"Radar on Restricted Waterways"; By B. B. Talley, Colonel, Corps of Engineers; n.d. (9 pages, draft).
-"Radar and Its Uses in River Navigation"; By Col. B. B. Talley District Engineer; Lecture No. 4; May 12, 1947 (6 pages).
-"Radar Charting on the Ohio River"; Paper presented before the Third Meeting of the Institute of Navigation, Washington D. C., 23 June 1947 (8 pages).
-"Radar Does It Again! Device Disclosed By Engineers Can Guide River Vessels In Pea Soup Fog, Save Millions"; By Alvin Forkner, The Cincinnati Enquirer; Apr. 27, 1947.
-"Seeing-Eye Plots Waterway Course; May Bring on Boom in Boat Business"; The Cincinnati Post; Apr. 28, 1947.
-"Radar Used to Chart Ohio River"; By John Eschrich, The Courier-Journal, Louisville; Apr. 27, 1947.
-"Radar Chart: New Exacting System To Aid Navigation."; The Louisville Times; Apr. 26, 1947.
-"Radar Charting the Inland Waterways"; By Manila D. Talley, Waterways; July 1947 (Original magazine plus related correspondence).
-"Navigation on the Ohio River"; By P. W. Loveland, and T. P. Bailey, Louisville Engineer District, The Military Engineer, Vol. XLI, No. 281; May-June 1949.
9. Newspaper clippings: Personal (xerographic copies); 1946-1948.
10. Newspaper clippings: Personal (originals); 1946-1948.
11. Floodwall, Louisville District: newspaper clippings (xerographic copies); 1947-1948.
12. Floodwall, Louisville District: newspaper clippings (originals); 1947-1948.
13. The Falls City Engineers: A History of the Louisville District, Corps of Engineers, United States Army; By Leland R. Johnson; Published by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers; 1974 (hardbound book, signed by the author, 347 pages).
Series 9. Late Career; 1949-1956, 1971 (See also: Part 7, Series 11 and 12).
Note: The first twelve folders of this series have original titles and papers kept by Talley concerning the last few years of his military career. The remaining folders contain various other papers from this period.
1. Special Equipment for General Officers; Apr. 1955.
2. Household Goods; 1953, 1955.
Documents concerning the storage and shipment of Talley's household goods.
3. General and Mrs. Talley's Passport and Shot Records; 1951, 1955-1956.
Talley's passport from 1951, immunization registers, passport applications for Manila Davis Talley, and related materials.
4. Efficiency Reports and Papers; 1953-1955.
Memoranda concerning efficiency reports and letters of appreciation to Talley from superior officers.
5. Correspondence Regarding Insurance Policies; 1952-1954.
6. Promotion to Brigadier General; Apr. 1955.
-"General Talley, North Atlantic Division Engineer; Receives Stars in Brief New York Ceremony"; Corps of Engineers, U. S. Army, North Atlantic Division, Technical Liaison Branch; Apr. 7, 1955 (press release and three copies of biography).
-Memorandum for General Talley concerning the dinner party for his promotion; Apr. 12, 1955.
-Newspaper clipping of photograph of Talley having his general's insignia being pinned on by wife Manila D. Talley at 90 Church Street in New York City; New York Journal American; Apr. 8, 1955 (2 copies).
7. Congratulatory Messages to B. B. Talley; Mar.-June 1955.
Letters and other messages congratulating Talley on his promotion to brigadier general and carbon copies of Talley's responding letters. Included with the letters is a list of 107 letters received.
8. Orders, Leave of Absences, and Installation Clearance Certificate; 1953-1955.
9. Best Wishes Upon Retirement to General B. B. Talley; Feb. 1956.
Two letters to Talley, his responding letters, and list.
10. Address and Invitation File and Thank You Letters; 1955-1956.
11. Professional License in State of New York; 1954.
12. Service Record Jacket; 1955.
File contains a memorandum certifying Talley as physically fit, and a copy of a statement of personal history for general officers.
13. National War College and Intelligence Division, Pentagon; 1949-1951.
This folder contains a small amount of correspondence, orders, a certificate for increased allowances, a statement of service, two certificates from military schools, war college folders, and other materials from Talley's service during this period.
14. North Atlantic Division; 1951-1952 (See also: Part 7, Series 11).
-Statement by Lyman D. Wilbur, Vice-President and Director of Morrison-Knudsen Company, Inc., and Resident Partner of Atlas Constructors in Morocco, on behalf of Atlas Constructors, before the Preparedness Subcommittee of the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate; May 7, 1952.
-Short letters from: Maj. Gen. Tsao-Mo, President, Surveying College, Hwalien, Taiwan, China (June 25, 1952); Lewis A. Pick, Lieutenant General, Chief of Engineers (June 26, 1952); and Douglas MacArthur (July 10, 1952).
15. Mediterranean Division: Correspondence; 1955-1956 (See also: Part 7, Series 12).
This correspondence is from Talley's tenure as Division Engineer, Mediterranean Division, stationed in Casablanca, Morocco, and Nouasseur, Egypt at the end of his career.
16. Mediterranean Division: Miscellaneous materials; 1955-1956 (See also: Part 7, Series 12).
This material includes: a newspaper article on Talley; Mediterranean Division bulletins (2 different), Air Force bulletins (7 different); an enlisted personnel roster; formal dinner menus from the Hotel El Mansour, Casablanca (2 different); a Christmas flier for the TCV Club; an illustrated booklet on the importance of the High Dam at Aswan; the February 1956 issue of The Scribe, a publication of the Centre for Middle East Research, Information Department; an illustrated booket on Le Conseil Permanent pour les Services Public; two photographs and corresponding negatives of the interior of Talleys' quarters; Christmas greetings for 1955 (8 pages); and a metal tag for Talley's car from Nouasseur, Egypt.
17. Mediterranean Division: Invitations; 1955-1956.
18. Mediterranean Division: Personnel Rosters; 1956.
-Division Headquarters Personnel Rosters; Feb. 1, 1956 (2 copies, 2 pages each).
-Roster; Apr. 15, 1956 (27 pages).
-Roster of Non American Personnel; Apr. 15, 1956 (15 pages).
19. Mediterranean Division: Automobile Documents; 1955-1956.
Insurance, title, power of attorney, customs, and other documents relating to Talley's personal vehicle.
20. Mediterranean Division: Personal Statement; 1971 (7 pages).
Talley's personal statement of his accomplishments and experiences while division engineer, written in response to a request from the current division engineer. The file also contains the related request and transmittal letters.
21. Retirement; 1955-1956.
This file primarily contains letters replying to Talley's inquiries about possible employment and educational opportunities upon his retirement from the army. The file also contains: a list of retired regular army officers of the Corps of Engineers; letters concerning travel in Europe upon retirement and other subjects; telegrams; two clippings of articles concerning Talley's retirement; and several business cards.
PART 2. PERSONAL PAPERS
Series 1. Biographical Materials; n.d., 1925-1999. Arranged Chronologically.
1. Biographical Data and Resume; n.d., 1952, 1953, 1955, 1979.
File kept by Talley containing news releases with biographical information on his military career. Other notes and drafts are also included.
-Resume, Brigadier General Benjamin B. Talley, USA-Ret.; 1979 (5 pages).
2. Biographical profiles; 1939, 1955, 1958, 1978, 1995.
-The A and M College Magazine, Vol. X, No. 4; Jan. 1939 (Profile on Talley, Class of 1923, on page 8).
-[Society of] American Military Engineers, Engineering for Defense, New York City Post: Host to the National Society's 35th Annual Meeting at the Waldorf Astoria, New York, May 5-6, 1955 (Meeting program with photographs and profiles of engineers, 100 pages, 2 copies; Talley's profile is on page 30).
-Galley proof of Talley's entry in World Who's Who in Commerce and Industry, Twelfth International Edition; ca. 1958.
-Personal profile of Talley in Holing Through, a publication of The Moles; Nov. 1978.
-The Military Order of the World Wars; 75th anniversary volume; Published by Turner Publishing Company, Peducah, Kentucky; 1995 (208 pages; Talley's veteran's biography is on page 151).
3. Clippings and articles; 1927-1929, 1947, 1950, 1953, 1959, 1964, 1967, 1971, 1972, 1980, 1985, 1991, 1993.
4. List of uniform and personal items presented to museum (recipient not mentioned); n.d.
The list includes Talley's World War II uniform with decorations and ribbons, and a map case and musette bag with contents.
5. Whittier Tunnel "Holing Through" ceremony and Army-Navy Production Award presentation ceremony; Nov. 20, 1942, Jan. 9, 1943 (Three copies of the "holing through" program and one copy of the production award program).
6. Invitations; n.d., 1957-1961, 1963.
7. Membership cards; n.d., 1964-1975.
8. Licenses and registration cards and records: driver's, fishing, professional, voter; n.d., 1946, 1950, 1964-1967, 1975.
9. Address Lists (damaged); n.d., 1969.
10. The Talley Sheet family history newsletters; 1970, 1971 (Includes list of subscribers).
11. Talley Family clippings; n.d., 1936, 1945.
-The Magnum Daily Star, Old Greer County Pioneers' Reunion Edition; June 28, 1936 (28 pages in four sections, located in Flat Cabinets).
12. Legal papers; 1933, 1936.
The papers concern Talley's divorce from Grace Lattner Talley in 1933, and an injury release waiver for Talley and his wife, Manila Davis Talley, from 1936.
13. Plant specimens collected by Talley during Alaska Campaign; 1942-1943 (4 different).
1. Atka, Adak (flower taped to strip of paper).
2. Flowers from Tanaga Island; 1942 (Encased in clear plastic with slip of paper).
3. Flower stalk from Adak Island; July 28, 1942 (Encased in clear plastic with American Polar Society membership card).
4. Flower from Shangra-La II; Aug. 31, 1942 (Encased in clear plastic with The Explorers Club membership card).
14. Sympathy letters upon Talley's death; Nov. 1998-Apr. 1999.
15. Sympathy cards upon Talley's death; 1998-1999 (1 of 2).
16. Sympathy cards upon Talley's death; 1998-1999 (2 of 2).
17. Obituary notices and funeral services; 1998-1999.
-Program from Arlington National Cemetery service; Dec. 16, 1998 (2 copies).
18. Recommendation of the 1st Engineer Special Brigade for the Meritorious Service Unit Plaque; 1946.
Talley's file includes correspondence, plaque text, and troop lists.
19. Miscellaneous materials; n.d., 1925, 1942-1990.
-Georgia School of Technology, 1925 Commencement Program (Small bound volume with leatherette cover; Talley is listed under class roll for Electrical Engineering).
-War Ration Book Two (ration book covers for Benjamin B. and Manila D. Talley); 1942.
-War Savings Bonds authorization and changes forms; 1944.
-Souvenir program from the grand opening of the 4th Avenue Theatre in Anchorage, May 31, 1947 (Includes original envelope, note from Austin E. Lathrop, and program from presentation of the "Jolson Story").
-119th Anniversary Dinner of the Saint Nicholas Society of the City of New York, Commemorating New York City’s 300th Anniversary, Hotel Biltmore, Monday, December 7, 1953 (program, seating list, and first day cover).
-Society of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick, One Hundred and Seventieth Anniversary Dinner, Hotel Astor, March 17th, 1954 (seating list and place marker).
20. "World War II Evacuation of Kiska"; Adak Community Forum; September 1979 (.75 inch videocassette, 52 minutes, 2 copies).
Videocassette of an Adak Community Forum meeting featuring talks by Admiral James Russell, Rear Admiral H.S. Monroe, and Brigadier General Benjamin B. Talley on World War II, the Aleutian Campaign; followed by Admiral James S. Russell on the evacuation of Kiska.
Series 2. Oral History Interviews and Related Materials; n.d., 1977-1983, 1994-1996.
1. United States Air Force Oral History Interview: Brigadier General B. B. Talley, USA-Ret, 14, 28-30 September 1979; By John Haile Cloe, Office of History, Alaskan Air Command (oral history transcript, 280 pages, 2 copies).
The interview covers Talley's arrival in Alaska and his assumption of duties as the head of the Office of Engineering; the construction of Yakutat airfield and Elmendorf (Fort Richardson); the survey of Umnak and construction there; amphibious operations in the Aleutians; aircraft in Alaska and the Aleutians; command relationships in Alaska; controversy over whether to occupy Tanaga Island or Adak and the decision to occupy Adak; reconnaissance, landing and occupation of Amchitka; the landing on and occupation of Shemya; the invasion and occupation of Attu; and other subjects. Included in a brief resume of Talley's military background and a brief biography of his career.
2. Project "Overlord" - Narrative; n.d. (2 audiocassettes, 60 minutes each).
The tapes contain a narrative by Talley concerning Project "Overlord," the landing on Omaha Beach and the Invasion of Normandy by allied forces during World War II. Tape one, side one concerns the planning, security, communications, and intelligence of the landing and invasion. Tape 1, side 2 concerns the lodgement on Omaha Beach. Tape two side one continues the account of the lodgement on Omaha Beach and the invasion of the countryside. This side is difficult to understand because of the poor quality of the recording. Tape 2, side 2 contains an interview of Talley by Herb Shandlin concerning the capital move issue in Alaska (See also Part 4, Section A, Series 2, Folder 11).
3. Corps of Engineers Interview with Benjamin B. Talley; by Charles Hendricks (volumes I & II, 1st draft); 1983 (495 pages).
4. Engineer Memoirs: Brigadier General Benjamin B. Talley; Interviewed by Charles Hendricks, Fort Belvoir Virginia: Office of History, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1994. (oral history transcript, 300 pages).
5. Corps of Engineers Interview with Charles Hendricks: Correspondence and biographical sketch; 1977-1983.
6. Oral History - Alaska: Correspondence; 1979-1981.
7. Oral History - Louisville District, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers: Correspondence and newsletters with biographical articles; 1995-1996.
Series 3. Personal Correspondence; n.d., 1929-1995.
Subseries 3a. General; n.d., 1929, 1934-1965, 1969, 1977, 1981, 1988, 1995.
1. Correspondence; n.d., 1929, 1934-1940.
2. Correspondence; 1941.
3. Correspondence; 1942.
4. Correspondence; Jan.-Aug., Dec 1943.
5. Correspondence; July-Dec. 1944.
6. Correspondence; 1945.
7. V-Mail Correspondence; Jan. 1943-Feb. 1945.
Correspondents include: Mrs. R. L. McGuffin (sister "Ollie," Mangum, Oklahoma), Mrs. F. J. Loomis ("Sunny"), Lt. Col. Dodson O. Givens (brother-in-law, Anchorage), Mrs. D. O. Givens (sister "Jennie," Mangum, Oklahoma), Miss Lydia Sturn (Anchorage), Mrs. Nettie Thomas (Mangum, Oklahoma), Maj. J. W. Baum (San Francisco), Lt. Col. J. D. Lang (Seattle), and Lt. Col. M. N. Huston (Washington, D. C.).
8. Correspondence; 1946-1949.
9. Correspondence; n.d. (ca. 1941-1945).
10. Correspondence; 1950-1954.
11. Correspondence; 1955-1956.
12. Correspondence; 1957-1958 (7 b&w photos).
13. Correspondence; 1959.
14. Correspondence; n.d., 1960-1962 (2 b&w and 2 color photos).
15. Africa diaries, notes, and correspondence; 1963.
16. Correspondence; 1964-1965.
17. Correspondence; 1969, 1977, 1981, 1988, 1995.
Subseries 3b. Vietnam; 1965-1967.
1. Letters from B. B. Talley to Manila D. Talley; Sep. to Dec. 1965.
2. Letters from B. B. Talley to Manila D. Talley; Jan.-June 1966.
3. Letters from B. B. Talley to Manila D. Talley; Sep.-Dec. 1966.
4. Letters from B. B. Talley to Manila D. Talley; Jan. to Apr. 1967.
5. Other correspondence; 1965-1967.
Subseries 3c. Virginia M. Wheeler; 1974-1975.
1. Letters from Virginia Wheeler to B. B. Talley; Apr.-June 1974.
2. Letters from Virginia Wheeler to B. B. Talley; July-Sep. 1974 (3 color photos).
3. Letters from Virginia Wheeler to B. B. Talley; Oct.-Dec. 1974 (1 color photo).
4. Letters from Virginia Wheeler to B. B. Talley; Jan.-Mar. 1975.
Subseries 3d. Friends; 1976-1981.
1. Bill and Katherine Arthur; 1978-1980 (2 b&w and 1 color photo).
2. Ed and Helen Bartlett; 1976, 1977.
3. Clare Booth Luce; 1982-1987.
4. Paul Hoefler; 1981.
5. Marvin "Muktuk" and Elsie Marston; 1979, 1980 (includes obituaries and memorial service program).
6. Jane Morgan; n.d., 1970, 1971.
7. R Street Gang; n.d., 1978-1981.
8. Josephine Sather; 1953-1954.
9. Richard H. Sneed (Major C.E., AUS, retired); 1992 (includes biographical information).
10. D.W. Titus; n.d., 1974.
11. Correspondence; 1974-1976.
12. Correspondence; n.d., 1977, 1978 (1 color photo).
13. Correspondence; 1979 (1 color photo).
14. Correspondence; 1980.
15. Correspondence; 1981 (1 color photo).
Subseries 3e. V. Corps and Normandy Friends; n.d., 1944-1948, 1969-1996.
1. Antoinette de Berenger (Museé d'Arromanches); 1981-1987 (3 color photos).|
2. Alain and Beatrice de la Hossenaye (Beatrice is the daughter of Isabelle de Kergorlay, Marquise de Sayve); n.d., 1981, 1984, 1985, 1988-1990, 1994.
3. Therese and Etienne de Maupeou (Comte and Comtesse de Maupeou); 1984-1992.
4. Jean Louis and Louise de Rougement (General Comte and Comtesse de Rougement); n.d., 1983, 1984, 1986, 1989, 1993, 1994.
5. Antoinette and Thierry de Sayve (Comte and Comtesse Thierry de Sayve); 1969, 1984-1990, 1995.
6. Raymond Triboulet (Député du Calvados, later President Comite du Debarquement); 1944, 1945, 1981, 1982, 1984-1987, 1989-1996.
7. Odette d'Ursel (Comtesse d'Ursel); n.d., 1984, 1987, 1994.
8. "Hoy" W. Wong and Family (Talley's orderly in Normandy); 1986, 1991,1993-1995 (4 color photos).
9. Miscellaneous correspondence; n.d., 1975, 1981, 1983-1984, 1996.
Subseries 3f. Family; 1936, 1941-1965, 1977-1981.
1. B. B. Talley and Manila D. Talley; 1941-1945.
2. B. B. Talley and Manila D. Talley; 1955-1959.
3. B. B. Talley and Manila D. Talley; 1960-1962, 1964, 1965.
4. Emmett R. Talley (brother); 1936, 1941-1942.
5. Jennie (Mrs. Dodson O. Givens, sister); 1943-1944.
6. John Talley (brother); 1944.
7. Olin W. Talley (brother); 1942.
8. Ollie (Mrs. R. L. McGuffin, sister); n.d., 1941, 1942, 1944, 1948.
9. Ted R. Talley (brother); 1954, 1956, 1957.
10. Lattner E. Talley (son); 1942-1943.
11. Joan (daughter); 1956, 1957, 1959.
12. Steve and Kay Talley (son and daughter-in-law); 1941, 1942, 1956-1962.
13. Harold H. Thomas (nephew); 1957.
14. Jack (nephew); 1956-1958.
15. Grace Lattner (ex-wife); 1941-1942.
16. Mrs. James Edgar Baker (Florence); 1978-1981.
17. Davis (Manila Talley's family); 1943, 1965, 1978-1981.
18. Morsey (Virginia Talley's mother and siblings); 1978.
19. Morsey; 1979.
20. Morsey; 1980.
21. Morsey; 1981.
22. Emory Talley; 1979.
23. Talley - Parmer (Oklahoma); 1978-1981.
24. Kay Talley; 1980-1981 (1 color photo).
25. Talley; 1977-1978.
26. Talley; 1979.
27. Talley; 1980.
28. Talley; 1981.
29. Wheeler; 1978-1979.
30. Wheeler; 1980-1981.
31. Wilkinson (Vogt); 1978-1981.
Subseries 3g. Nicaragua; 1929-1932, 1936-1938, 1982-1983.
This correspondence consists primarily of carbon copies of Talley's letters to his wife Grace, brother Emmette, and other family members, friends, other Corps of Engineer officers and soldiers, editors of news organizations, and a few Nicaraguans. There are also letters from Talley's friend J. C. Kennedy of San Carlos, written after Talley's service in Nicaragua, as well as a 1983 letter and response from U. S. Senator Ted Stevens. The correspondence appears complete from September 1929 until June 1930, and then is sparse and discontinuous.
1. Correspondence; Sep.-Dec. 1929.
2. Correspondence; n.d., 1930.
3. Correspondence; 1931-1932, 1936-1938, 1982-1983.
Series 4. Writings; 1930, 1932, 1933, 1938, 1944, 1946-1948, 1954, 1970, 1971, 1978, 1989, 1990, 1993.
Note: The following manuscripts are typescript drafts unless otherwise specified.
1. "Some Historical Notes on Nicaragua"; Apr. 2, 1930 (article, 28 pages).
Talley states that the purpose of the article is to "show briefly the history of this tempestuous country for the last forty years." The article is primarily a history of the political and revolutionary activities in Nicaragua during the period 1890-1930, with a focus on the role played by the United States and the Marines in Nicaragua during that time. The article covers the reign of President Jose Santos Zalaya (1893-1909), the revolution of General Estrada (1909-1910), the Dawson Agreements (October 1910), the administration of President Estrada (January-April 1911), the revolution of General Mena (July-October 1912) and the administration of President Diaz (1913-1916), the administration of General Emiliano Chammoro (1917-1920), the administration of Diego Chammoro (1921-1923), the administration of President Martinez (October-December 1923), the administration of the Coalition Party (1924-October 1925), the Chammoro coup d’etat (October 1925-January 1926), the revolution of 1926-1927, the Stimson Mission (April 27-May 22, 1927), the Titapata Conference during the Stimson Mission, the general disarmament of the country (May 1927), the banditry of Sandino, the elections of 1928, and the administration of General Moncada. Written by Lieutenant Talley while he was stationed at Granada, Nicaragua.
2. "Since Tipatapa"; May 1, 1930 (21 pages plus bibliography).
This article is about the political and economic situation in Nicaragua from 1925 to 1930.
3. "Little Known Nicaragua"; Aug. 23, 1930 (14 pages).
The article is a brief general survey of Nicaraguan history from Balboa (1517) to the elections of 1928. The article covers the attempts by Gil Gonzales de Avila to find a waterway connecting the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans, his explorations of the country and the discovery of Lake Nicaragua, the founding of the City of Granada, the English invasion of Nicaragua under Lord Nelson, Nicaraguan independence, the activities of William Walker, the rule of President Zalaya and the revolutions from 1909 to 1927, and the election of 1928. The article concludes with a survey of the racial composition of the population of Nicaragua, its geography and agriculture, and the United States Nicaraguan Canal Survey. Written by Lieutenant Talley while he was stationed at Granada, Nicaragua.
4. "Wail of the Lonesome Wolf"; Dec. 1930 (article, original draft and carbon copy, 12 pages each).
The article is an account of a general conversation between Talley and a native Nicaraguan, which occurred while Talley was on an expedition to an island in Lake Nicaragua to search for archaeological ruins. Written by Lieutenant Talley while he was stationed at Granada, Nicaragua.
5. "Fiesta: A Tale of Nicaragua": Introduction and Chapters I-VIII, Pages i-135; 1932 (book manuscript).
6. "Fiesta: A Tale of Nicaragua": Chapters IX-XVI, Pages 136-301; 1932 (book manuscript).
7. "Fiesta: A Tale of Nicaragua": Chapters XVII-XXI, Pages 302-372; 1932 (book manuscript).
8. "Fiesta: A Tale of Nicaragua": Hand-edited copies of Chapters I-IV; 1932 (book manuscript).
This manuscript was written by Talley in 1932 at Fort Schuyler, New York, shortly after his return from Nicaragua, where he served for twenty-two months as a lieutenant with the United States Army Engineer Battalion in Nicaragua during their Nicaraguan Canal Survey.
Synopsis of the "Fiesta" Manuscript:
Title Page and Introduction. 2 numbered and 2 unnumbered typed pages.
Dedication: "To those two-hundred United States Marines who have fallen in the defense of the American Flag and Nicaraguan Freedom, this book in humbly dedicated. As were you - may we remain SEMPER FIDELIS."
Talley states that the book is an account of some of the things he learned during the twenty-two months he served as a lieutenant with the Army Corps of Engineers engaged in the survey of a route for a canal across Nicaragua connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. During the course of the Survey he traveled throughout the country and sailed both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts. Talley states that the book in not a record of the survey nor political propaganda. Its purpose is to introduce the reader to Nicaragua.
Chapter I, pages 1-22.
Talley gives an account of his arrival at Cornito, Nicaragua on the army freighter Kenowis. He describes Cordon Island and the town of Cornito, and tells of his first night at the Lupon Hotel.
He describes his trip on the Pacific Railroad of Nicaragua into the interior of the country as well as the scenery, flora and fauna encountered along the way.
Chapter II, pages 23-39.
Talley describes his arrival in the City of Granada and the San Francisco Monastery where the United States Engineers Barracks were located. He gives an account of the Sunday evening concert at the Club de Granada, and gives anecdotes of his trip across Lake Nicaragua on the steamer Victoria to the city of San Carlos. He describes the scenery along the way and the city of San Carlos.
Chapter III, pages 40-49.
Talley gives an account of his meeting with the Nicaraguan Comandante of San Carlos to obtain permission to establish a radio communications station overlooking Lake Nicaragua, and his difficulties with the local telegraph operator over the selected site.
Chapter IV, pages 50-80.
Talley describes the problems encountered ferrying men and supplies up the San Juan River to supply the two companies of engineers along the river. He recounts the beginning of his first trip down the river, describes the town of Castillo, and gives the history of the old castle of San Juan above the town. He also provides descriptions of the flora and fauna encountered, the site of the old Maritime Canal Company Headquarters near Greytown and the ghost town near it. He then describes his trip back up the river to San Carlos.
Chapter V, pages 81-99.
Talley writes about the children at the hotel in San Juan and gives an account of a typical week for the residents of the town. He describes the social events of the bochinche and the fiesta during Epiphany.
Chapter VI, pages 100-109.
Talley recounts the events surrounding an incident in San Carlos in which he became involved, concerning a false letter threatening revolution against the Nicaraguan President.
Chapter VII, pages 110-125.
Talley tells of a smallpox epidemic in San Carlos and in the town of Los Chiles in Costa Rica on the Nicaraguan border, and describes his vaccination efforts to control it.
Chapter VIII, pages 126-135.
Talley relates several incidents concerning medical assistance rendered while he was returning up the river from the town of Los Chiles, and discusses his transfer from San Carlos to the City of Granada to become supply officer there.
Chapter IX, pages 136-144.
Talley recounts anecdotes on his trip from San Carlos to Granada and gives a description of the ancient city of Nicaro. He describes his arrival in Granada, the city, and its history.
Chapter X, pages 145-158.
Talley discusses the customs and activities of the residents of Granada.
Chapter XI, pages 159-171.
Talley writes about the Fiesta de San Blas in the neighboring town of Diriomo, and gives an account of his meeting with General Jose Maria Moncada, President of Nicaragua.
Chapter XII, pages 172-183.
Talley recounts the arrival of his wife in Nicaragua and describes their life and activities in Granada.
Chapter XIII, pages 184-201.
Talley describes a trip he took to the Island of Zapatera in Lake Nicaragua with several other marines to hunt deer and tiger and to search for ancient ruins. He describes the ruins of an ancient temple he found on the island, its statues, and the retrieval of two of the statues for shipment to the United States. He outlines his plan to search for additional ruins in Bluefields, Nicaragua.
Chapter XIV, pages 202-224.
Talley recounts the beginnings of his trip to Bluefields with a friend; describes the City of Juigalapa, their activities there, and a trip to a nearby waterfall. He describes their trip over the mountains from Juigalapa to the mining town of El Liberdad with an overnight stop in at a small hostel.
Chapter XV, pages 225-261.
Talley describes the hotel in El Liberdad and the discomforts of the accommodations. He tells of his visit to the nearby Babalonia Gold Mine and briefly describes the mine and its operation. He gives a brief account of the judicial services rendered by "el tiente" (United States Marine Corps lieutenants) to the Nicaraguan people in outlying areas and recounts anecdotes of his trip from El Liberdad to Santa Domingo, giving a description of the mountain trails, the scenery, the gold mine of Mina Jabali and Mount Pina Blanca. Gives a fuller description of the mine and its history and recounts his own and his companion's efforts to reach Mount Pina Blanca and their difficulties in reaching the fianca of Dos Bocas on the Sequia River.
Chapter XVI, pages 262-301.
Talley describes the "fianca" of Dos Bocas, the family there, and a deer hunt. Relates anecdotes of the beginning of his and his companion's journey down the Sequia River with a stop at the "fianca" of El Chile. Describes the scenery along the way and the Suma Indians he saw along the river. Gives an account of his overnight stop at the dam at Tapalguas and describes the dam and its operation. Continues his account of his trip down the river with anecdotes on the scenery, the people encountered, the river, and his arrival at the town of Rama. Gives a brief history of the people of the Mosquito Coast.
Chapter XVII, pages 302-316.
Talley describes the town of Rama and one of the construction sites of the Caneteria Atlantica (Atlantic Highway) across the river from the town. He relates a brief account of the Battle of Rama, which took place during the latest revolution. He comments on the stories of several United States citizens living in the town. Describes his arrival in the City of Bluefields, the city, and his visit with Mr. A.T. Rowe, United States Vice-Consul at Bluefields.
Chapter XVIII, pages 317-324.
Talley writes about his journey along the Atlantic coast from Bluefields to Greytown on the Schooner Rosarita with descriptions of the scenery, and his trip from Greytown back to Granada.
Chapter XIX, pages 325-339.
Talley gives an account of the Managuan Earthquake, the destruction it caused, and the subsequent fire that started in Managua. Tells of the efforts to rebuild the city and of the part played by the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the Red Cross in that effort. He describes a near riot by Managuan residents against the Yanquis (United States citizens) in the city during the rebuilding efforts.
Chapter XX, pages 340-365.
Talley gives an account of an expedition he led from Granada to the Gulf of Fonesca and down the Nicaraguan coast to the Bay of Salinas and recounts anecdotes of his various encounters with people along the way with descriptions of the scenery and wildlife.
Chapter XXI, pages 366-372.
Talley relates an account of a bandit ambush of a Marine patrol led by his friend, Marine Lieutenant Ross, which took place near the town of Quilali, Nicaragua. Lieutenant Ross was injured in the ambush.
9. "Then Came Barbara," chapters 1 & 2; May 1932 (fiction, 33 pages).
10. "The Patrol from El Sauce"; ca. 1932 (fiction, 3 different drafts).
11. "Camp Alibi"; ca. 1932 (fiction,15 pages).
12. "The Story He Hoped to Write"; ca. 1932 (fiction, 18 pages).
13. "Sandino is Back"; Feb. 1933 (article, 13 pages).
The article is an account of the return of General Agusto Cesar Sandino to Nicaragua, his reunion with President Juan Batista Sacasa, and his return to northern Nicaragua. The article details the history of the breach between Sandino and President Sacasa and discusses the expectation of the disarmament of Sandino's followers after his return to northern Nicaragua.
14. "Memories of Nicaragua"; A radio address given over WPAP, New York City, on September 23, 1933, at 6:00 P.M., by Lieutenant B. B. Talley, Corps of Engineers, U. S. Army; Sep. 20,. 1933 (hand-edited script, 16 pages).
15. "Ancient Cannon Arrive in New York"; ca. 1930-1933 (article, 5 pages).
Draft of an article on the history of four Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century cannons brought to the United States from Corinto, Nicaragua. The cannon were from the Spanish forts of San Juan and San Carlos.
16. "Great Decision-Omaha Beach 1944"; June 9, 1944 (article, 4 pages plus letter).
-Copy of letter from Talley to First Person Editor, The Reader's Digest; Feb. 23, 1976.
17. "The Miracle of the Beaches"; Talk by Colonel B. B. Talley to the American Society of Military Engineers, Cincinnati, Ohio, 13 March 1946; 1946-1947 (speech, 7 pages plus related documentation).
18. "Omaha Beachhead"; By Colonel B. B. Talley, C. E.; 1948, 1954 (article, 3 copies, 2 different, plus related letter and television script).
-Part I (31 pages).
-Par II: Notes and Suggested Additions to "Omaha Beachhead" (8 pages).
-Letter to Paul Mason, U. S. Army Engineers, Cincinnati, from Katherine Fox, Director of Special Broadcast Services, WLW Cincinnati, Crosley Broadcasting Corporation, rejecting the script for use in a radio production; Mar. 22, 1948.
-Script for television feature on the tenth anniversary of D-Day, hosted by Dave Garroway and including the showing of the film, "Omaha Beach D-Day," and interviews with chaplin Master Sergeant Scott and Colonel Talley; June 7, 1954 (9 pages).
19. "D-Day Plus 10 Years"; By Colonel B. B. Talley; Reproduction for placement in the French Museum at Arromanches, France, on the Tenth Anniversary of D-Day, 1944, in appreciation of the comradeship of those who made Omaha Beachhead secure; Reproduced by New York District, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army; Mar. 22, 1954 (article, 27 pages plus rejection letter and comments from an editor at The American Weekly).
20. "Development of the Delaware River for Commerce"; By B. B. Talley, M. ASCE, Waterways Division, Proceedings, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 80, Separate No. 503, Sep. 1954; 1954, 1955 (article, 8 pages, 2 copies plus discussion issue).
21. "To Develop a Spring"; By B.B. Talley; Alaska: The magazine of Life on the Last Frontier; July 1970.
This article describes the construction of a springhouse as a permanent source of water.
22. "World War II in the Aleutians"; By B. B. Talley; A talk given before the Kenai Historical Society at Kenai, Alaska on 10 October, 1971 (article, 17 pages).
Draft of a talk given by Talley concerning his experiences as head of the Office of Engineering and as Engineer-in-Charge of construction in Alaska from 1941 to 1943, and includes a brief account of his participation in the landing on Attu in June, 1943.
23. Operation "Overlord," "Neptune": The Landing in Normandy on D-Day, 6 June 1944; By B. B. Talley, BG-USA, Retired; A monograph prepared for the Engineer Museum, Fort Belvoir, Virginia; February 1978 (draft in two parts).
-Part I: Preparation (17 pages).
-Part II: Lodgement at "OMAHA" Beach (28 pages).
24. "D-Day 1944 - In Retrospect"; By B. B. Talley, Brig. Gen., U. S. Army, Ret.; speech before the Colonel Markle Chapter, Association of the United States Army, New York City, during their annual "D-Day" Memorial Luncheon; June 6, 1989 (article, 11 pages plus insertion page and related attachments).
25. "D-Day 1944 - Planning and Communications"; By B. B. Talley, Brig. Gen., U. S. Army, Ret.; ca. 1989 (article, 7 pages).
26. "D-Day Participant recalls the sights, sounds of battle"; By B. B. Talley, The Anchorage Times; June 6, 1990 (3 clippings of the opinion page article and 4 draft pages).
27. "Building Alaska's Defenses in World War II"; By Virginia M. Talley in collaboration with Benjamin B. Talley, Brig. Gen. USA-Retired; Presented at Alaska at War Symposium; 1993 (3 drafts, 18 pages each).
Series 5. Business and Professional Interests; n.d., 1957-1973.
1. Brasilia, Brazil: correspondence; n.d., 1957.
2. Brasilia, Brazil: "It Happened Here Yesterday," English language newspaper column in Brazilian newspaper; n.d.
3. Brasilia, Brazil: Brazilian Bulletin (Brazilian Government Trade Bureau publication)--issues and clippings; 1961, 1964, 1966.
4. Brasilia, Brazil: "This is Brasilia" (copied pages from Revista Da Semana); n.d.
5. Brasilia, Brazil: newspaper and magazine articles; n.d., 1957, 1962, 1963, 1968.
6. Brasilia, Brazil: memorabilia - map, menu, invitation, airline labels, etc.; ca. 1957.
7. Business Cards; n.d.
-Project Manager, Metcalf & Eddy, Engineers, Anchorage, Alaska (2 cards).
-Vice President, Raymond International, Inc., New York, New York.
8. Membership and business cards, receipts: DaNang, Vietnam; n.d., 1966, 1967.
9. Travel Expense Reports; Sep. 1956-Dec. 1959.
10. Business cards of others; n.d.
11. U.S. Army grid map of Thon Mau Tai, Vietnam; prepared by the National Geographic Service of Vietnam (Grid Zone 48Q, Sheet 6560 IV, 1:50,000 scale, 21.5 X 28 inch); 1964 (Located in Flat Cabinets).
12. Watercolor drawing presented to Gen. Talley of Metcalf & Eddy Inc. at his farewell party at DaNang, Republic of Vietnam (30 X 42 inch); Mar. 1967 (Located in Flat Cabinets).
13. A Nova Capital: Por que para onde e como mudar a Capital Federal (A New Capital); By Peixoto Da Silva; Published by Pongetti; 1957 (softbound Spanish language book, 357 pages, with photographs and map).
14. Brasilia, Plan and Reality: A Study of Planned and Spontaneous Urban Development; By David G. Epstein; University of California Press; Copyright 1973 (hardbound book, 206 pages, with photographs, tables and maps).
Series 6. Politics; 1960-1996.
1. Republican State Committee Meeting (Oklahoma): minutes; Feb. 14 & 28, Mar. 19, 1960.
2. Position notes (hand-written); n.d.
3. Agriculture newspaper clippings, correspondence, bacterial examination of water, and 1963 Wheat Stabilization Program; n.d., 1960, 1961, 1963.
4. Chamber of Commerce, Mangum, Oklahoma; 1960.
5. Director of Civil Defense, Greer County and the City of Mangum; 1960-1962.
-Civil Defense Operations Plan, Greer County and the City of Mangum, Oklahoma, 9 November 1962 (carbon copy and Talley's bound, marked copy, 17 pp.).
-Newspaper clippings concerning Talley, civil defense planning, and the Atlas Missile Site Program; 1960-1963.
6. Rotary Club, Tulsa Oklahoma: Talley Speech: newspaper clippings, newsletter, correspondence; 1961.
7. Greer County, Oklahoma: Area Redevelopment Act: meeting minutes, correspondence, and newspaper clippings; 1962.
8. Congressional Campaign, 6th District, Oklahoma: Correspondence; 1962.
9. Congressional Campaign, 6th District, Oklahoma: Biographical Summaries; 1962.
10. Congressional Campaign, 6th District, Oklahoma: Expenses and Advertising; 1962.
11. Congressional Campaign, 6th District, Oklahoma: Script for television speech; Apr. 29, 1962.
12. Congressional Campaign, 6th District, Oklahoma: Newspaper clippings and miscellaneous records; 1962.
13. Congressional Campaign, 6th District, Oklahoma: photo fliers, business cards; 1962.
14. Congressional Campaign, 6th District, Oklahoma: Photographs; 1962 (9 b&w prints, 5 X 7 inch).
15. Richard M. Nixon (correspondence, clippings, and bumper sticker; includes correspondence with Eugene McGovern); 1965, 1967-1969, 1971.
16. William J. Sheffield (correspondence and campaign resolutions); 1981.
17. Political File (correspondence, clippings, certificates, photographs, and other materials); n.d., 1960-1964, 1970, 1971, 1975-1977,1979-1981.
18. Political File; 1982-1985.
19. Political File; 1986.
20. Political File; 1987-1988.
21. Political File; 1989-1992.
22. Political File; 1993-1996.
Series 7. Organizations; 1938-2002. Arranged Alphabetically.
1. American Polar Society; 1940-1942, 1946.
-Recent Polar Publications; Mar. 1940 (list, 41 pages).
-Member Roster; Mar. 1940.
-The Polar Times Index, 1935-1940; Mar. 1940.
-The Polar Times; Dec. 1941, June, Dec. 1942, June, Dec. 1946 (5 issues).
2. American Society of Photogrammetry; 1941, 1965, 1972.
-Photogrammetric Engineering; Published Quarterly by the American Society of Photogrammetry; July-August-September 1941.
-"A Talk Given Before the American Society of Photogrammetry, Anchorage, Alaska, 23 April 1965, Subject: Early Developments in Photogrammetry"; By B. B. Talley (hand-edited draft).
-Letter to Talley from Heinze E. R. Gruner plus two biographical essays, a lectures and photograph:
1. "Reinhard Hugershoff: His masterpiece, the Aerocartograph, introduced in the U. S. in 1927, opened a new era of mapping performance and aerotriangulation."; By Heinz Gruner, Rochester, N. Y.; Presented at the Annual Convention of the American Society of Photogrammetry in Washington, D. C., March 1971; Photogrammetric Engineering; 1971. (reprint edition, lecture transcript with illustrations, lecture program, and b&w photo of Heinze Gruner next to lecture sign).
2. "Colonel Claude H. Birdseye: Memorial lecture salutes an American pioneer in photogrammetry"; By Heinz Gruner, Rochester, N. Y.; Presented at the Annual Convention of the American Society of Photogrammetry, Washington, D. C., March 1972; Photogrammetric Engineering; 1972 (reprint).
-Photo portrait of General James H. Doolittle, U. S. A. F.; n.d. (published card).
3. Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; 1978, 1981, 1983-1986 (correspondence).
4. Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; 1987,1990-1998.
5. Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, Mangum Lodge #61, Masonic Education Awards; 1985-1998 (See also: Part 7, Series 13, Folder 5).
6. The Explorers Club; 1946, 1990-1998 (correspondence).
-Forty-second Annual Dinner, The Explorers Club, Hotel Plaza, New York City, Saturday, January 19, 1946 (program, announcement, and an 8 pages handwritten draft of a speech Talley wrote for the event on his experiences during World War II).
7. The Military Order of the World Wars: New York Chapter; 1951-1953.
-Members list; 1951.
-Annual Spring Dinner program and guest list; Apr. 28, 1952.
-Annual Dinner program and guest list; June 4, 1953 (2 copies).
8. The Military Order of the World Wars: Anchorage Chapter; 1978, 1986, 1990-1997 (correspondence).
9. The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers & Commerce (RSA); 1956, 1990, 1992-1995, 1997-1999 (correspondence, certificate).
10. Society of American Military Engineers; 1952, 1954.
-"Responsibilities of Military Engineers"; Address given before the Baltimore Chapter of the Society of Military Engineers, Baltimore Md. - 17 September 1952 (typescript draft, 16 pages).
-Inspection of New York Harbor Aboard U. S. Seagoing Hopper Dredge Essayons, August 11, 1954 (program).
-Dinner Dance program, Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York; May 6, 1955.
11. Society of American Military Engineers; 1979, 1985-1989, 1991, 1993 (correspondence).
-Fact Book; Jan. 1979.
12. Society of American Military Engineers; 1953, 1954, 1976, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990-1992 (See also: Part 7, Series 13, Folder 2).
Dinner dance and annual banquet programs.
13. Society of American Military Engineers: Northwest Regional Conference, "Arctic Technology for the Nineties," Anchorage; Sep. 6-8, 1989 (program, schedules, and other materials, including those relating to a trip to Prudhoe Bay).
14. Society of American Military Engineers: Benjamin B. Talley Scholarship Endowment Fund, Inc.; 1999-2000 (File kept by Virginia Talley).
15. Society of American Military Engineers: Benjamin B. Talley Scholarship Endowment Fund, Inc.; 2000-2002 (File kept by Virginia Talley).
16. Miscellaneous professional organizations; 1938, 1951, 1955, 1957, 1974, 1979, 1992, 1994-1995, 2000.
-American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Transmission and Distribution Committee Meeting; Oct. 27, 1938 (announcement).
-"An Address of Rear Admiral Reginald R. Belknap, U. S. Navy, Retired, ... at the Annual Meeting and Dinner of the Naval Order of the United States at The New York Yacht Club, ... December 6th, 1951"(6 pages).
-The Moles: Officers, Committees, Members, Awards, 1953 (booklet, 68 pages).
-The Moles: By-laws, Revised May 1, 1951 (booklet, 17 pages).
The Moles is composed of men now or formerly engaged in the construction of tunnel-subway-sewer-foundation-marine-sub-aqueous or other heavy construction.
-Retired Officers Association; May 3, 1957 (recruitment letter).
-American Society of the French Legion of Honor, Inc. (correspondence); 1994-1995.
Series 8. Travel Materials; n.d., 1937, 1940, 1941, 1947, 1953, 1956.
1. Change of Station: Trip across Indian Country in Southwest U.S. en route to Portland n.d., 1937 (See also: Part 7, Series 5).
File contains Manila Talley"s diary, travel literature, articles, Zeiss aerotopograph three-dimensional images (10 images, 3 different), and macyscopes (5 blue and red viewers).
-16th Annual Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial, Gallup, New Mexico - "The Indian Capital," August 25-26-27, 1937 (program and brochure).
-Gallup New Mexico - The Land of Enchantment (photo-illustrated tourist guide, 16 pages).
2. Alaska-related travel and souvenir items; n.d., 1939-1941, 1943, 1947.
-"The Conservation of the Alaska Salmon Fisheries"; By Frederick A. Davidson, Director, United States Fisheries Biological Station, Seattle, Washington; The Military Engineer; March-April, 1939.
-USAT Etolin Radio News wire service reports; Oct. 20, 22-24, 1940.
-Yakutat Landing Field Christmas dinner menu; 1940.
-Yakutatler; Dec. 1940, Mar. 1941 (Yakutat Landing Field newsletters, 2 issues).
-Text Frank Loomis letter to mother from Yakutat Landing Field; Mar.-May 1941 (3 pp.).
-Dinner menu for the United States Army Transport President Cleveland; July 22, 1941 (From Manila Talley's trip back from Alaska).
-"Alaska's Flag" poem and historical note; Published by the Office of the Governor, Juneau, Alaska; Oct. 1941 (4 pp.).
-"Greetings from Yakutat, Alaska, 1941" photo-illustrated souvenir envelopes published by The Alaska Sportsman, Ketchikan, Alaska; 1941 ("Seaplane Trout Fishing" - 10 copies; "Alaska Brown Bear" 1 copy; "Three Alaska Belles" - 1 copy).
-"Alaska Highway - Organizing $30,000,000 Job"; By Thos. H. MacDonald, Commisioner of Public Roads, L. I. Hewes, Chief, Western Region Public Roads Administration, and J. S. Bright, Alaska Highway District, Public Roads Administration, Edmonton, Canada; Western Construction News; Feb. 1943.
-Letter from the Haskin Service, The Louisville Times, to Mrs. Talley concerning information on colonists sent to Yakutat in 1794; June 11, 1947.
-Nordale Hotel, Fairbanks, Alaska letterhead (10 sheets).
-The Baranof Hotel, Juneau, Alaska letterhead (1 sheet).
-The Baranof Hotel luggage stickers (4 copies) and card.
-MacDonald's Roadhouse, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. MacDonald, Bethel, Alaska (letter envelope).
-Ingersol hotel, Ketchikan, Alaska, George Brink, Manager (top of letterhead sheet).
-"NAA" sticker with wings.
-Bear Totem Store, Wrangell, Alaska, Walter C. Waters (oversize business card).
-Columbia Glacier, Alaska (post card).
3. Alaska publications; n.d., 1940, 1941.
-Tongass National Forest, Alaska; United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Alaska Region; USGPO, Washington; 1940 (46 pages plus foldout map).
-General Information Regarding Alaska; The Alaska Planning Council, Juneau, Alaska; 1941 (Photo-illustrated, 180 pp.).
-Descriptive Booklet on the Alaska Historical Museum; Issued by the Alaska Historical Association, Juneau, Alaska; Edited by Rev. A. P. Kashevaroff, Curator; ca. late 1930s (Photo-illustrated, 52 pp.).
4. Oklahoma highways maps, Oklahoma Department of Highways; 1953, 1956.
5. Europe: Travel literature - France; 1956.
6. Europe: Travel maps and guides - France; 1956.
7. Europe: Travel literature - Italy; 1956.
8. Europe: Travel literature - Spain; 1956.
9. Europe: Travel literature - Switzerland; 1956.
10. Europe: Travel receipts; 1956.
11. Europe: Post cards; 1956 (27 total).
Series 9. World War II History; n.d., 1942-1998.
Subseries 9a. Research Materials, Conferences, Studies, Transcripts, and Drafts (chronological order); n.d., 1942-1944, 1971, 1979, 1982-1985, 1988-1994.
1. Unopposed Landing Plans for Adak Island; Aug. 22, 1942 (copy of portion of original secret field order, 15 pages).
2. Diary of Lt. Frank Chown, account of Cold Bay and landing on Adak. Attached to the 53rd Infantry; June 18, 1942-March 31, 1943 (photocopy).
3. "The Aleutians" and "U.S. Fighting Men in Alaska"; Life (illustrated, 4 pages); Sep. 1942.
4. Alaskan Air Defense and the Japanese Invasion of the Aleutians, Army Air Force Historical Studies, No. 4; By Lt. Arthur B. Ferguson, Prepared by Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Intelligence Historical Division; Apr. 1943.
The study covers Alaskan air defenses from 1934 to 1943. Subjects covered include the need for systematic air defense in Alaska; the establishment of the Alaskan Air Base (1940); the expansion of airfield construction in Alaska (1940-1941); the need for advanced bases in the Aleutians; the establishment of a base at Umnak; problems with the building program and with providing support for advance bases; the shortage of materials; the organization of the Eleventh Air Force; problems of supply, transportation, and command; the attack on Dutch Harbor; the role of Aleutian airfields; the Japanese retreat to Attu and Kiska; and other subjects. Included are appendices concerning the record of aviation strength and key personnel of the Eleventh Air Force, the Eleventh Air Force Alaskan Defense supporting plan, lists of airfields and Air Corps stations with the number of men assigned to each, lists of aircraft, and other subjects.
5. Photographs and Map of Adak Island (Xerographic copies of 49 photos with captions); 1943.
6. Cartoons from Adak Island Newspaper, The Adakian; 1943-1944 (photocopies).
7. "The Forgotten Front"; By John H. Cloe, Historian, USAF, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska; 1979 (typescript draft, 78 pages., plus 4 pages of handwritten notes).
This manuscript is a general account of the early military history of Alaska and the build-up of the military there 1939-1940, with emphasis on the early history and World War II build-up of air forces in Alaska. It covers early air flights to Alaska, attempts to obtain funding for bases in Alaska, the arrival of troops and air forces in the territory, the construction of Ladd Field and Elmendorf, and other related subjects.
8. The Dauntless Defenders of Dutch Harbor, Way Back When; 1982, 1983 (bound publication including correspondence, narratives, and photos about the group and Dutch Harbor, Alaska during World War II).
9. Pearl Harbor Survivors Association: The Forgotten War: Aleutian Islands; 1983, 1984.
Bound volume containing historical materials and correspondence concerning a film documentary on World War II in the Aleutians.
10. History of the 802d Engineer Battalion (Construction), 1941-1964; n.d., 1984.
File includes correspondence, a unit history, and a copy of a unit newsletter.
11. United States Historical Aircraft Preservation Museum; 1985.
File contains a promotional flier, public notices, and a newspaper column about the museum.
12. "The First Wave: To this day nobody will take responsibility for the orphan dead of the 741st Tank Battalion"; By Alan D. Wiener, American Heritage, May/June 1987; 1983, 1987 (Includes related correspondence between Talley and Alan D. Wiener).
13. Materials received from Lawrence Reineke concerning the 11th Air Force and the Aleutians during World War II; 1988-1994.
14. "The D-Day Connection"; By MG Bruce Jacob (ret.), National Guard; June 1989 (clipping of 5 page magazine article, plus related correspondence between Talley and Bruce Jacobs).
This file contains correspondence and historical newspaper and magazine clippings.
15. "The Japanese Perspective [on the bombing of Pearl Harbor]"; By Lieutenant General Masatake Okumiya, Japanese Self-Defense Force (Retired); Naval History; Winter 1991 (2 photocopies plus greeting card sent by the author).
16. "General recalls horrors of war: Amphibious raid talk elicits deja vu for Normandy planner"; By Ben Ellis, The Anchorage Times; Feb. 10, 1991 (clippings of article plus related letters to the editor by Charlie Parker).
17. Engineers in the Normandy Invasion; Prepared by the Society of American Military Engineers; Final Draft; Apr. 22, 1991 (57 pages plus photos and illustrations).
18. Admiral Nimitz Museum State Historical Park, Fredericksburg, Texas; 1992.
Museum letter and Talley's responses to a veteran's questionnaire for the museum's upcoming symposium, "1943: Turning Toward Victory," held in 1993.
19. Alaska at War Veteran's Day Symposium, Nov. 11-13, 1993; 1993-1996.
Correspondence, call for papers, programs, handouts, forms, and other papers from or concerning the symposium.
20. Oral History Interview (Transcript) with General Okumiya and Admiral James Russell by John H. Cloe; n.d. (Sixty pages).
The interview covers Japanese objectives in the Aleutian Campaign and plans for attacks on Adak and Dutch Harbor and the invasion of Attu and Kiska, United States Air Force and Navy activity against the Japanese in the Aleutians, the relationship between General Buckner and Admiral Theobald, the Japanese withdrawal from Kiska, air operations against the Japanese on Attu and Kiska, and other subjects.
21. The Strategic Importance [of] The Air Force in Alaska, Chapter 1; By John H. Cloe; n.d.(115 pages).
Subseries 9b. D-Day Subject Files; 1946-1998.
1. Miscellaneous articles; n.d., 1959, 1964, 1988, 1994.
2. Normandy Beach Operations; 1946, 1994, 1997.
-Amphibian Highlights for the First Annual Convention, Amphibian Engineer Association, Engineer Amphibian Trust Association, Washington, D. C., 6-7 December 1946 (xerographic copy, 28 pages).
-The Beachhead: The Official Journal of the Battle of Normandy Foundation; Summer 1994 (newsletter).
-"On the Road to Victory: The Red Ball Express"; By David Colley, World War II; Mar. 1997.
3. Miscellaneous correspondence; 1991-1998.
Series 10. Military; 1967-2000. Arranged Alpha/numerically.
1. 1st Engineer Brigade: correspondence. ; 1989-1994.
2. 1st Engineer Brigade: documents; n.d., 1989-1993.
3. 1st Engineer Bridage: 531st Engineer Shore Regiment newsletters; 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994.
4. 1st Engineer Brigade: photographs; n.d., 1989, 1992 (55 color prints, 3.5 X 5 inch).
-Benjamin and Virginia Talley's visit to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; July 1989 (28 color prints, 3.5 X 5 inch).
-577th and 87th Engineer Battalions, 58th Transportation Battalion, and Brigade Headquarters, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; n.d. (26 color prints, 3.5 X 5 inch).
-Cake, HHC, 1st Bde, 1942-1992; 1992 (1 print, 3.5 X 5 inch).
5. 6th Engineer Battalion, 6th Infantry Division (Light) Dining Out, and Dining In ceremonies, Fort Wainwright: correspondence, notes, and programs; Apr. 7, 1990, Nov. 1, 1991.
6. 21st Civil Engineering Squadron Combat Dining In, Elmendorf Air Force Base: letter of appreciation, speech notes, and program; May 9, 1991.
7. 29th Engineers Division: correspondence; 1987-1989, 1993.
8. Alaska: General: correspondence; 1977, 1982-1989.
8.5. Alaska: General: correspondence; 1995-2002.
9. Alaska: General: invitations and programs; 1983-1989.
10. Alaska: General: clippings, newsletters, etc.; 1983-1989, 1996-2000.
11. Alaska: Short-Snorter; n.d., 1977-1981.
12. Alaska National Guard: letter; 1975.
13. Chief of Engineers Briefing for Retired Engineer General Officers and Key Civilians: letter of invitation, itinerary, and briefing packet; Nov. 20, 1981.
14. Chief of Engineers (Lieutenant General J.K. Bratton) Visit to Alaska: correspondence, itinerary and field briefing; Aug. 2-4, 1982.
15. Corps of Engineers: correspondence; 1967, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1978-1989.
16. Corps of Engineers: correspondence; 1990-1995 (3 color photos).
16.5. Corps of Engineers: correspondence; 1996-2000.
17. Corps of Engineers: greeting cards and attached letters; n.d., 1985-1990, 1995-2000.
18. Corps of Engineers: invitations; n.d., 1982-1989, 1997, 1999.
19. Corps of Engineers: documents, publications, and clippings; n.d., 1973, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1983-1985, 1988, 1989 (1 photo).
20. Corps of Engineers: Louisville District: 50th anniversary of Cagles Mill Lake, Indiana; 1998.
21. Corps of Engineers: Rivers & Harbors; 1980, 1982.
-A History of the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors; Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (168 pages plus appendices); June 1980.
-"Rivers and Harbors Board Takes Action on Twenty-three Water Resources Projects"; news release, U.S. Corps of Engineers, Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors (25 pages); Dec. 16, 1982.
22. European Theater of Operations: correspondence; 1985, 1991.
23. Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Office of the Commanding Engineer, Washington, D.C: briefing packet; 1988.
24. Normandy Training Center Dedication, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri (1st Engineer Brigade): correspondence, clippings, and other documents, June 6, 1990; May, June 1990.
25. Renaming of Shemya Air Force Base to Eareckson Air Force Station, May 19, 1993 (6 color photos, 5-4 X 6 inch, 1-3.5 X 5 inch).
26. United States Army Corps of Engineers Reorganization Plan; ca. 1991.
27. U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Special Annual Briefing for Leaders Emeritus, Dec. 1, 1986, Washington, D.C.: correspondence, itinerary, and briefing packet; 1986.
28. U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Annual Briefing for Leaders Emeritus, May 4, 1995, Washington, D.C.: agenda and briefing packet; May 4, 1995.
29. U. S. Army Military History Institute: correspondence; 1991.
Series 11. Reunions; 1980-2000. Arranged Alpha/numerically.
1. 1st Engineer Special Brigade Reunion, Oct. 10-12, 1991, Virginia Beach, Virginia; 1990, 1991, 1995.
2. V Corps Reunions: correspondence; 1989-1995.
3. V Corps Reunions: documents; 1989-1992.
4. V Corps Reunions: documents; 1993.
5. V Corps Reunions: documents; 1994-1995.
6. V Corps Reunions: documents; 1999-2000.
7. 11th Army Air Force Reunion, Aug. 1980 - Aleutian Trip: correspondence; n.d., 1979-1983, 1988, 1989, 1991.
8. 11th Air Force Reunion, Aug. 1980 - Aleutian Trip: documents; n.d., 1973, 1980 (2 b&w photos and 1 cloth shoulder patch).
9. 11th Air Force Reunion, Oct. 17-19, 1986; 1986, 1987 (1 color photo).
10. 11th Air Force Reunion, Aug. 1990, Anchorage: correspondence; 1988-1991, 1995.
11. 11th Air Force Reunion, Aug. 1990, Anchorage: documents; 1988-1990, 1994, 1995.
12. 807th Aviation Engineer Battalion Reunion (Including Yakutat, June 1990); 1986-1995 (See also: Part 7, Series 13, Folder 4).
13. Alaska/Siberia Lend Lease Aviators Reunion, July 1992, Fairbanks; 1989-1992.
14. Fleet Reserve Association, Branch 342, 50th Anniversary Observance of the Attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1991, Fort Richardson; Sep., Dec. 1991.
15. Japan Alpine-Ski Soldiers Association/87th Mountain Infantry Regiment 50th Anniversary of Kiska Island Landing; Aug. 15, 1993 (2 illustrated booklets).
16. Miscellaneous Reunions; 1988, 1992.-531st Engineer Shore Regiment; 1988, 1992.-1988 Topo West Reunion; 1988.
Series 12. Photogrammetry and Photogrammetric Inventions; 1921-1954.
Note: The first six folders of this series deal with patent and other descriptive information on Talley's inventions.
1. Method and Apparatus for Producing Orthographic Projections; 1938 (patent license, oath, petition, and specifications).
2. Map Plotting Device (formerly called Stereo Sketching Device); 1936, 1938, 1940, 1943. (correspondence and patent license draft, petitions, and specifications with blueprint copies of drawings).
3. Relief Displacement Compensating Attachment for the Stereocomparagraph; 1940 (correspondence and patent specifications, descriptions of device with blueprint copies of drawings, and affidavit).
4. A Method of Mapping with Aerial Photographs; 1940 (patent petition, specifications, and application addendum).
5. A Universal Automatic Stereoscopic Plotting Instrument; July 17, 1940 (description text, 19 pages, 2 copies).
6. Figures and other drawings of the Stereocomparagraph and other photogrammetric devises; n.d. (includes 1 b&w negative, 8 X 10 inch, of Talley's stereocomparagraph).
7. Wright Field, Photogrammetry; n.d., 1937 (contents of envelope containing drawings, figures, four b&w photographs, and other research materials on the subject).
8. Photographic Surveying (book); 1945, 1948 (correspondence, manuscript drafts, and related photographs).
Talley and Paul H. Robbins wrote this book, published in 1945 by Pittman Publishing Corporation of Greenwich, Connecticut.
-"Photogrammetric Surveying"; By B. B. Talley, Colonel, Corps of Engineers, U. S. Army (typescript draft of book chapter, 96 pages).
-Photographs of photogrammetric instruments and cameras from Fairchild Aerial Surveys, Inc. of Los Angeles, California; July 29, 1948 (7 b&w prints).
9. "Photogrammetric Surveying" chapter in Elementary Plane Surveying (textbook); 1953-1954 (correspondence and chapter draft, 17 pages).
10. Research materials on photogrammetric instruments; 1921, 1935, 1941, 1946, 1948 (includes correspondence from 1948).
-Instructions for the Stereograph (Model S.G.E.) By Emilio Wolf, Technical Consultant, Geographic Service of the Army, Rio de Janiero - 1935 (typescript draft, 28 pages).
-"The Camera Transit: Its Use in the Resurgence of Terrestrial Photogrammetry"; By Revere G. Sanders, Assistant Vice President, Fairchild Camera & Instrument Corporation, New York, Public Works Magazine; December 1946 (reprint).
-"Two New Analytical Methods of Space Resection in Aerial Photogrammetry"; By Earl Church, Professor of Photogrammetry, Syracuse University; No. 12 in a Series of Bulletins of Aerial Photogrammetry Published by Syracuse University; April 1941.
-Instructions for Setting up and Operating the Ryker Model PL-3 Stereoscopic Plotter Wernstedt-Mahan Type; Manufactured by Harrison C. Ryker, Inc., Berkeley, California; 1948 (38 pages plus figures and photographs).
-"Aerial Surveys Speed Turnpike Location"; By Frank J. Williams, Gannet Fleming Corddry & Carpenter, Inc., Harrisburg, Pa., Engineering News-Record; July 8, 1948.
-"Radar for Charting"; By George J. Podeyn, Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corporation, Jamaica, N. Y., Anglo-American Industrial Newsletter; April 1948 (reprint).
11. Photographs of photogrammetric instruments; n.d. (15 b&w prints, 8 X 10 inch).
12. Miscellaneous correspondence concerning photogrammetry and the stereocomparagraph; 1934, 1939, 1945.
- Check stub from the Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corporation for stereocomparagraph royalties for the quarter 10/1 to 12/31/45.
13. Engineering Applications of Aerial and Terrestrial Photogrammetry; By B. B. Talley, Captain, Corps of Engineers, U. S. Army; New York: Pittman Publishing Company, Copyright 1938 (hardbound volume with photographs and illustrations, 612 pages).
-Includes two copies of the publisher's prospectus for the book, and an order form for books on aircraft and photogrammetry.
Series 13. National Geographic Society - U. S. Army Air Corps Stratosphere Flights of 1934 and 1935; 1934-1936 (See also: Part 7, Subseries 4b).
1. "Special Report: Study of the Vertical Aerial Photographs Taken on the National Geographic Society - U. S. Army Air Corps Stratosphere Flight, 1934"; Submitted to Captain A. W. Stevens, Air Corps, U. S. A., Scientific Observer, N. G. S. - U. S. A. A. C. Stratosphere Flight, 1934; Prepared by Lieutenant B. B. Talley, Corps of Engineers, U. S. Army, Engineer Detachment, Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio (blueprint copy with 22 pages, 14 b&w photographs, and 3 foldout graphs).
2. Bureau of Standards Reports; 1934.
-"Report on Altitude Recorded by Friez dual-traverse barographs, U.S.N. Nos. 8-27 and 9-27, submitted by National Geographic Society, Washington, D.C. on August 4, 1934." (4 pages plus b&w photograph of barograph readings).
-"Air Pressure by Mercurial Barometer, Angle of Tilt and Barometer Temperatures from Film Records of National Geographic Society - U. S. Army Air Corps Stratosphere Flight of July 28, 1934." (4 pages).
3. Correspondence; July-Dec.1934.
-"Time - Air Pressure Curve" for July 28, 1934 flight; National Bureau of Standards; Aug. 6, 1934 (16 X 16 inch).
4. The National Geographic Society-U. S. Army Air Corps Stratosphere Flight of 1934 in the Balloon "Explorer"; National Geographic Society Contributed Technical Papers, Stratosphere Series, No. 1; Washington, 1935 (soft bound, 122 pages, plus hand-edited galley proof of title page, table of contents, and first article).
-"The Stratosphere Flight of the 'Explorer'"; By Lyman Briggs, Chairman, Advisory Committee (4 pages).
5. Times Wide World Photos of preparations for the Stratosphere Flight; New York Times, Rotogravure Picture Section; July 8, 1934 (4 copies of clipping, located in Flat Cabinets).
1. "The Scene of the Start of the Next Stratosphere Flight: An Airplane View Taken at a Height of 7,000 Feet, of the Natural Bowl in the Hills Near Rapid City, N. D., Now Being Prepared for the Ascent Into the Upper Air Sponsored by the National Geographic Society."
2. "Final Preparations for the Stratosphere Flight: Captain Albert W. Stevens (Centre), Who Will Make the Ascent, Soldering a Connection at the Headquarters Near Rapid City." Captain Benjamin B. Talley at left.
3. "An Instrument to Study the Cosmic Rays in the Upper Air: Dr. W. F. G. Swann, One of the Scientists of the Stratosphere Flight Expedition, Adjusting One of the Cosmic Ray Counters Which Will Be Carried in the Gondola on the Stratosphere Flight."
6. Stratosphere Flight of 1935 ("Explorer II"); 1935-1936 (Talley's letters, memorandum, trip account, and souvenir items).
-Memorandum to Captain Stevens: Probable Drift of the Explorer II; Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio; April 28, 1935 (4 copies: 1 carbon, 3 blueprint; 3 pp. and 2 figures each).
-Our Trip to See the Stratosphere Balloon Ascension; November 11, 1935 (2 pp.).
-First day cover carried aboard the Stratosphere Balloon "Explorer II," addressed to Lieutenant B. B. Talley, Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio, with Rapid City, South Dakota postmark, 4 A. M, July 12, 1935 (time of original postmark before balloon ripped), and 5 A. M, Nov. 11, 1935 (time of actual start of flight).
-Fabric bookmarks commemorating the flight of November 11, 1935 (5 copies, with one signed to "B. B." by A. W. Stevens.
-Stratospheric Flight Information, 1935, "In the Black Hills of South Dakota" (photo-illustrated booklet, 8 pages, 2 copies).
-Program of the Joint Meeting of The Engineers' Club of Dayton and The Dayton Section of The Society of Automobile Engineers, Tuesday Evening, January 14, 1936 at The N. C. R. Schoolhouse. The meeting featured an address by Captain Albert W. Stevens entitled "Man's Farthest Aloft." The program also contains a photograph of Captain Steven and Captain Anderson in front of the balloon gondola, and a brief account of the flight of the "Explorer II."
-Souvenir edition of the Rapid City Daily Journal; Nov. 10, 11 and 16, 1935 (10 pp., 2 copies)(Located in Flat Cabinets).
7. The National Geographic Society-U. S. Army Air Corps Stratosphere Flight of 1935 in the Balloon "Explorer II"; National Geographic Society, Contributed Technical Papers, Stratosphere Series, Number 2, Washington, 1936 (soft bound, 278 pages with photographic supplement showing the lateral curvature of the earth, 17 X 24 inch).
8. Aerial photographs from the flights mounted on paperboard; 1935 (7 b&w prints, 8 X 10 inch; Nos. 1-23, 8-788, 8-789, 8-790, 8-791, 8-792, 9-793).
Series 14. Japan Related Papers; n.d., 1986.
1. Remarks by Ambassador Mike Mansfield Before the America-Japan Society, Sapporo, Japan; Nov. 21, 1986 (8 pp.).
2. Memoirs of Horace Capron, Volume 1, Autobiography (second generation xerographic copy of original, 183 pp.); ca. 1959.
3. Memoirs of Horace Capron, Volume 2, Expedition to Japan, 1871-1875 (photocopy, 310 pp.); ca. 1959.
Series 15. Maps; n.d., 1903, 1939, 1941-1946, 1953.
1. German language map of Peking China; Scale 1:17500; 1903 (24 X 29 inch).
Talley likely acquired this map from A. H. Young in Anchorage on Jan. 13, 1942. The map is labeled on the back as follows: "A. W. Young, Co. B. 9th U.S. Inf., Peking China, 1903-1904."
2. Map of Alaska Showing Aviation Fields and Roads; United States Department of the Interior; Compiled by the Territorial Board of Road Commissioners; Base Map from U. S. Geological Survey; Scale 1:5,000,000; 1939 Edition (19 X 26 inch).
3. Alaska; Published by Kroll Map Company, Inc., Seattle, Washington; Compiled from the latest surveys of the U. S. Geological Survey, Alaska Road Commission, Forest Service and other authentic sources; 1941 (32 X 48 inch).
4. Grid maps of France (pasted together): La Haye du Puts (Sheet 6E/5) and Periers (Sheet 5/2 & 6F/1); Scale 1:50,000; 1942 (30 X 36 inch).
5. Town Plan of Cherbourg; Published by War Office, 1941, 3rd Edition 1943; Geographical Section, General Staff, No. 4234; Scale 1:100,000; (20 X 25 inch).
6. Paris, France; G. S., G. S. No. 4234, War Office 1944; Copied from a French plan dated 1938; Photolithographed by O. S. 1944; Scale 1:16,000 (33 X 43 inch).
7. Okinawa Base Development Plan, Revisions as of June 1, 1945; Commander Construction Troops, Island Command, A. P. O. 331; Scale 1:100,000 (30 X 42 inch).
8. Cincinnati (T7) Aeronautical Chart; Compiled and printed at Washington D.C. by the U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey under the authority of the Secretary of Commerce; Principal Sources: U. S. Geological Survey, U. S. Dept. of Agriculture, Civil Aeronautics Administration and the U. S. Coast Guard; Edition of April 1939, Revised March 1946; Scale 1:250,000 (23.5 X 47 inch).
9. New York (U-9) Sectional Aeronautical Chart; Compiled and printed at Washington D.C. by the U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey under the authority of the Secretary of Commerce; Principal Sources: U. S. Geological Survey, U. S. Dept. of Agriculture, Civil Aeronautics Administration and the U. S. Coast Guard; Edition of Jan. 1950, Revised Dec. 1953; Scale 1:250,000 (23.5 X 44 inch).
10. Aeronautical chart of the Mediterranean Sea and North Africa from Spain to Afghanistan (cut strip of original map); n.d. (14.5 X 54 inch).
11. French language map of Parisian train lines and stations; n.d. (12.5 X 19 inch).
Series 16. Diaries; 1931, 1956-1993.
1. Nicaragua Diary; March 1930.
Talley kept this diary in an Engineer's Level Book in pencil, with writing one side of each page from front to back, and then continued from the rear of the book to the front on the other side of the page.
2. National Diary, 1956; 1956.
3. National Diary for 1957; 1957 (includes attached loose notes).
4. National Diary for 1958; 1958.
5. National Diary for 1959; 1959 (includes attached loose notes and clipping).
6. National Diary for 1960; 1960 (includes attached loose addresses and business card).
7. National Diary for 1961; 1961 (includes attached loose notes and addresses).
8. National Diary for 1962; 1962, Jan. 1-16, 1963.
9. National Diary for 1963; Jan. 17-Apr. 20, Oct. 18-Dec. 31, 1963 (diary for period at home; includes attached notes and addresses).
10. National Diary for 1963; June 2-Oct. 18, 1963 (diary for period away from home; includes attached loose notes, addresses, business cards, and clippings).
11. Standard Diary for 1964; 1964.
12. National Diary, 1965; 1965.
13. National Diary for 1966; 1966 (includes attached loose notes, addresses and business cards; also includes inserted copies of memoranda from Talley describing travel to, and conditions in, Da Nang, Vietnam).
14. Daily Reminder, 1967; 1967 (includes attached loose memoranda, notes, addresses, business cards, and pressed leaf).
15. Daily Reminder, 1968; 1968 (includes attached loose notes, addresses, business cards, and a receipt).
16. Daily Reminder, 1969; 1969 (includes attached loose addresses, business cards, and clipping).
17. Daily Reminder, 1970; 1970.
18. Daily Reminder, 1971; 1971 (includes attached loose notes and addresses).
19. Daily Reminder, 1972; 1972 (includes attached loose clipping).
20. Daily Reminder, 1973; 1973 (includes attached loose address).
21. Daily Reminder, 1974; 1974 (includes attached loose notes).
22. Daily Reminder, 1975; 1975.
23. Daily Reminder; 1976; 1976 (includes attached loose note, business card, and obituary clipping for Manila D. Talley).
24. National Time Line, 1977; 1977.
25. National Time Line, 1978; 1978 (includes attached loose address).
26. National Time Line, 1979; 1979 (includes attached loose passage of poem).
27. National Diary, 1980; 1980 (includes attached loose notes, addresses, business cards, clipping and restaurant menu).
28. National Diary, 1981; 1981 (includes attached memorandum on Capital Relocation Legislation, dated June 16, 1981.
29. National Diary, 1982; 1982 (includes attached loose notes, address, and business cards).
30. National Diary, 1983; 1983. (includes attached loose notes, addresses, business cards, clipping and color photograph of Talley family headstone).
31. National Diary, 1984; 1984 (includes attached loose notes, addresses and business cards; also includes attached schedule of D-Day trip to Europe in May to June).
32. National Diary, 1985; 1985 (includes attached loose notes, addresses and business cards).
33. Daily Reminder, 1986; 1986 (includes attached loose clipping).
34. Daily Reminder, 1987; 1987 (includes attached loose note and business cards).
35. Daily Reminder, 1988; 1988 (includes attached loose notes, addresses and business cards).
36. Daily Reminder, 1989; 1989.
37. Daily Reminder, 1990; 1990 (includes attached loose notes and business card).
38. Daily Reminder, 1991; 1991 (includes attached loose invoice and address).
39. Daily Reminder, 1992; 1992 (includes attached loose notes, addresses and business cards).
40. Daily Reminder, 1993; 1993 (includes attached typed diary entries for Sep. 1-13).
PART 3. MANILA D. TALLEY PAPERS
Series 1. Biographical Materials; n.d., 1925, 1934, 1940-1973.
1. Letter of reference for Manila Davis from A.M. Berry, Sheriff of Braxton County, Sutton,West Virginia; Sep. 4, 1925.
2. Medical Records; 1940, 1941, 1952, 1954-1956.
3. Davis Family clippings; n.d., 1947, 1953, 1957, 1961, 1966, 1973.
This file contains clippings concerning the Davis Family of Sutton, West Virginia.
4. Miscellaneous receipts; 1932, 1944, 1953, 1955, 1958, 1959.
5. Civil Air Patrol; n.d., 1954, 1957, 1959-1960, 1962-1964, 1967.
This file contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous records concerning Manila Talley's career as a pilot and membership in the Civil Air Patrol.
-Activity Report, New York Wing, Civil Air Patrol; ca. 1954 (photo-illustrated, 24 pages).
-Civil Air Patrol, Auxiliary of the United States Air Force, Northeast Region Conference, 12-13 October 1957, Statler Hotel, 33rd & 7th Avenue, New York City (program).
6. Pilots Organizations; n.d., 1952, 1957, 1958, 1962 (newsletters, programs, and miscellaneous items).
Organizations represented include: The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association; The Ninety-Nines, Inc. (International Organization of Women Pilots); Aero Club of Washington (D. C.); OX-5 Club of Pennsylvania; National Aviation Club; National Aviation Education Council; and the National Pilot's Association.
7. Travel authorization for Mrs. Manila D. Talley to accompany Brig. Gen. Talley for an inspection mission for the Mediterranean Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Mar. 13, 1956.
8. Driver's License - State of Oregon; June 15, 1941.
9. Business cards of Manila Talley; n.d.
1. Curtiss-Wright Flying Service, Boston Airport, Miss Manila Davis, Sales Dept.
2. Miss Manila Davis, Aviation Representative, Hotel Paramount, New York.
10. Membership cards; 1957, 1971, 1973.
1. National Aeronautics Association; Sep.30, 1957.
2. Aero Club of Washington; Oct. 1, 1957.
3. Woman's Press Club of N.Y.C.; 1971.
4. United Military Wives; 1973.
11. Handwritten appointment calendars; 1952-1955.
12. Clipping scrapbook pages, guest lists, and invitations from time living in North Africa; 1955-1957.
-Council of Islamic Foreign Affairs, List of Attendance; Nov. 29, 1956, Mar. 28, 1957 (2 lists).
13. Memorial records from Manila Talley's funeral; Dec. 20, 1973.
14. Newspaper clippings and items by or about Manila Talley; n.d., 1934, 1942, 1946, 1947, 1951, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1966-1968.
This file includes clippings concerning Manila Talley's trip to DaNang, Vietnam in 1966, along with other activities.
15. World War II era newspaper clippings and souvenir publications; n.d., 1942-1945.
-Life, Overseas Service Edition; Nov. 27, 1944 (52 pp.).
-Invasion; By Charles Christian Wertenbaker; A Liberty Book Condensation; Published by D. Appleton-Century Company, Inc., New York-London; Nov. 25, 1944 (D-Day account, 15 pp.).
16. Clippings on women aviators and explorers; n.d., 1937, 1943.
17. Artifacts; n.d., 1934.
1. Aluminum plate: Woman's National Air Meet; Aug. 1934.
2. Wallet for identification card: Air Corps, U.S. Army; n.d.
3. Shoulder patch: Civil Air Patrol, USAF Auxiliary; n.d.
4. Pin: C.A.P.; n.d.
5. Decal sticker: Silver Wings Fraternity, Harrisburg, Pa.; n.d.
6. Pendant of racecar: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corp., 500 Mile Race; n.d.
7. Ruler: Aircraft Owner's and Pilot's Association; n.d.
8. Sticker: Aircraft Owner's and Pilot's Association; n.d.
18. Miscellaneous items; n.d., 1919, 1945, 1956, 1957.
-Strand Theatre, Morgantown, West Virginia, program for a performance by the 350th Field Artillery, U. S. A. "Black Devil Band"; Apr. 22, 1919.
-Condensed Statement of Condition of Home National Bank of Sutton, West Virginia At Close of Business Dec. 31, 1945.
-Tim Burr Helps, Vol. XIV, No. 9; Sep. 1956 (construction firm periodical).
-Varig airlines of Brazil menu; Dec. 22, 1957.
Series 2. Correspondence; 1939-1990.
1. Correspondence with Laura Ingalls; April-May 1941, 1990.
This file contains copies of correspondence between aviatror Laura Ingalls and Manila Talley. The letters concern the flying activities of Laura Ingalls and Manila Talley, their friendship, and personal matters. There is also correspondence between Walter Walsh and Gen. Talley concerning Manila Talley's friendship with Laura Ingalls (1990).
2. Miscellaneous correspondence; n.d., 1939, 1941-1945, 1955-1958.
This file contains correspondence between Manila Talley, Benjamin B. Talley, family, and others. It includes four black and white photo post cards of Japanese scenes.
Series 3. Diaries; 1938-1940, 1956, 1958.
1. Travel diaries: Indian reservations, Southwest U.S. to Portland, and Seattle to Yukatat; 1938-1940 (2 small notebooks).
2. Yakutat (Includes letters); 1940 (2 b&w photos, 3½ X 5 inch).
3. Travel diaries: Morocco, Cairo, Karachi, Bangkok; 1956, 1958 (two small notebooks).
Series 4. Education; n.d., 1946, 1954-1967.
1. Certificate for completion of Army Air Forces Training program at Godman Field, Fort Know, Kentucky as a member of the Civil Air Patrol, Kentucky Wing 53; Aug. 25, 1946.
2. USAF Extension Course Institute: Correspondence, student progress chart, progress reports, and institute newsletters; 1954-1961.
3. USAF Extension Course Institute: Course 1 - Questions missed and certificates of completion; 1954, 1955.
4. USAF Extension Course Institute: Course NE02 (Power and Policy) - answer sheets, questions missed, and certificates of completion; 1955-1957.
5. USAF Extension Course Institute: Course 3 (Command and Staff College) - form letter, answer sheets, list of volumes and credit hours, and certificate of completion; n.d., 1961, 1962.
6. Air War College, Air University, United States Air Force, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama - Correspondence; n.d., 1963-1967.
7. Air War College, Air University: Papers submitted to the faculty for completion of course work and letters of certification for books read; 1964-1966.
Series 5. Writings; n.d., 1947, 1968-1970, 1973.
Note: Published magazine articles by Manila Talley are contained in copies of the original magazine issues.
1. "Radar Charting the Inland Waterways"; By Manila D. Talley, Waterways, July 1947 (pages 14-17).
2. "Little Joe's Dream"; By Manila Davis Talley; 1959 (typed short story manuscript, correspondence, and newspaper clipping).
Note: This short story won the 1959 Writer's Digest Short Story Contest.
3. "Air Patrol Has Dramatic History"; By Mrs. B.B. Talley, The Mangum (Okla.) Star, May 5, 1960; 1960 (file contains typed manuscript entitled, "What is Civil Air Patrol?").
4. "Looking at the World"; By Manila Talley; July 1966 (2 typescript draft copies, one edited in pencil).
5. "Farming in Vietnam"; By Manila Talley, The International Flying Farmer, June 1968, pages 12, 13, 19; 1967, 1968 (File contains typescript draft and correspondence).
6. "Fun With Mushrooms"; By Manila D. Talley, Alaska Sportsman, Sep. 1968, pages 27-30, 42 (file contains typescript draft); 1968.
7. "Cook Inlet Razor Clams"; By Manila D. Talley, Alaska Sportsman, May 1969, page 31.
8. "We Dig Clams"; By Manila D. Talley, Alaska Sportsman's 1970-71 Alaska Fishing Annual, pages 127-128.
9. "Manila Talley", article in Profile, edited by The Officers Wives Club, Altus AFB, Oklahoma, Mar. 1973, pages 7-8.
10. "What is Tet?"; By Manila Talley; n.d. (typescript draft, 4 pp.).
Series 6. Publications; 1805, 1898, 1912, 1914, 1938, 1951.
1. Characteristic Anecdotes from the History of Russia, With Notes, Chronological, Biographical, and Explanatory; Forming a Useful Manual of Russian History; Translated from the French of the Counselor of State, Clausen, By B. Lambert; London: T. Ostell, Ave-Maria-Lane, 1805.
2. Laird & Lee's Vest-Pocket Practical Spanish Instructor: A Common Sense System; By F.M. de Rivas; Chicago: Laird & Lee, 1898.
3. A Handbook of Home Economics; By Etta Proctor Flagg; Boston: Little, Brown, & Co., 1912.
4. Domestic Science Principles and Application: A Textbook for Public Schools; By Pearl L. Bailey; St. Paul, Minn.: Webb Publishing Co., 1914.
5. Elements of Musical Theory; By Charles N. Boyd & Will Earhart, Vol. 1 - Text and Briefer Examples; New York: G. Schirmer, Inc., 1938.
6. Alumni Opus; Associate Editors Percy Jewett Burrell and Laura Huxtable Porter; Boston: New England Conservatory of Music Alumni Association, Inc., June 1951.
Series 7. Historical Research Index Card File; n.d.
This file contains Manila Talley's research notes on Russian and Alaskan history, organized alphabetically. Subjects include animals, aurora borealis, Behring, bells, cities, cloth, Cossacks, exile, eclipse, food, furs, grass, the Klondike, liquor, merchants, minerals, prisons, perfume, revolution, ships and ship building, timber, water, weddings, and others.
PART 4. PROJECTS
SECTION A. CAPITAL RELOCATION
Series 1. Correspondence; 1974-1983, 1985.
1. Correspondence; 1974-1976.
2. Correspondence; 1977.
3. Correspondence; 1978.
4. Correspondence; 1979-1982.
5. Correspondence: CSPC Membership; 1979-1982.
6. Correspondence; 1983, 1985.
Series 2. Talley Speeches, Interviews, Drafts, and Published Articles; 1974-1982.
1. Speeches; 1978-1979.
2. Drafts and published articles - Anchorage Times article series "The New Capital."; By B. B. Talley; September-October 1974 (four part series).
3. Drafts and published articles - Anchorage Times five part series on capital relocation by B. B. Talley; July 1980.
4. Drafts - Talley capital relocation articles; 1976.
5. Drafts - Talley capital relocation articles; 1977.
6. Drafts - Talley capital relocation articles; 1978.
7. Drafts - Talley capital relocation articles; 1979.
8. Drafts - Talley capital relocation articles; 1982.
9. Published capital relocation articles by Talley; 1976-1978.
10. Published capital relocation articles by Talley; 1982.
Series 3. Frustrated Alaskans Needing Knowledge (FRANK) Initiative and Related Legislation; 1959-1960, 1974-1981.
1. Relocation of the capital of Brazil; 1959-1960, 1974-1975.
2. A.I.A. Journal special edition "Washington D.C. Capital City"; January 1963.
3. FRANK Initiative background and DeVries Report; 1978.
4. FRANK Initiative amendments proposed by B. B. and Virginia Talley; 1981 (folder 1).
5. FRANK Initiative amendments proposed by B. B. and Virginia Talley; 1981 (folder 2).
6. FRANK Initiative draft amendments proposed by others; 1981.
7. FRANK Initiative - legal opinions; 1975, 1977-1981.
8. FRANK Initiative - Virginia M. Talley opinions; 1978.
9. Capital relocation statues and legislative history; 1981.
10. Capital relocation initiative procedures; n.d., 1977-1983.
11. Capital relocation regionalization; n.d.
12. Capital relocation general information; 1976-1978, 1981.
13. Capital relocation legislative and initiative proposals; 1979-1980.
14. Capital relocation draft legislation; 1979-1981 (folder 1).
15. Capital relocation draft legislation; 1979-1981 (folder 2).
16. Senate Bill 586 (governor's capital move bill) memos and amendments; 1981.
17. House Bill 603 (governor's capital move bill) memos and amendments; 1981.
18. Capital relocation - Senate Bill 586 and House Bill 603 drafts and memos; 1981 (folder 1).
19. Capital relocation - Senate Bill 586 and House Bill 603 drafts and memos; 1981 (folder 2).
20. Capital City Development Corporation (CDC) - early legislation and statutes; 1978.
21. CDC - Senate bills 86 and 112, working drafts and Virginia Talley memos; 1981 (folder 1).
22. CDC - Senate bills 86 and 112, working drafts and Virginia Talley memos; 1981 (folder 2).
23. CDC - Senate Bill 86, amendments; 1981.
24. CDC - Senate Bill 86 as passed and vetoed (includes copies of a ballot proposition); ca. 1981.
Series 4. Capital Site Selection Committee with Early Capital Relocation Legislation; 1962-1979.
1. Report of Alaskans United (Juneau) and other anti-move activities; 1962, 1969.
2. Capital relocation statutes; 1974, 1981.
3. Capital relocation - Frank Harris arguments for 1974 Initiative; 1974.
4. Capital relocation - Boeing Report, reprinted by the Capital Relocation Committee; July 1974.
5. Capital Relocation Committee meetings; 1978.
6. Capital Site Selection Committee (CSSC) - information for participants; n.d.
7. CSSC - capital site selection, general information; n.d.
8. CSSC Phase One: regional screening; March 25, 1975.
9. CSSC Phase Two: screening; May 6, 1975.
10. CSSC Phase Three: preliminary screening criteria; June 12, 1975.
11. CSSC Report, "The State of Alaska Capital Site Selection Project: The Selection of Alternate Sites"; December 1974 (3 copies).
12. CSSC publications; ca. 1976.
13. CSSC work plan; n.d.
14. Capital relocation legislation; 1976-1977.
15. "State Capital Relocation Alternate Plan and Estimate of Cost"; Prepared by B. B. Talley; Sep. 1979 (report, 4 copies).
16. "Our New Capital City"; n.d. (newspaper supplement, 3 copies).
17. Capital relocation - B. B. Talley plan; December 1979.
18. Working papers - B. B. Talley capital relocation plan; September 1979.
19. "Capital Relocation, An Adjusted Estimate of Cost"; By B. B. Talley; September 1982 (report).
20. Capital relocation reports, B. B. Talley alternate plan and estimate; 1979.
21. Capital relocation - Mat-Su Borough concept, drafts; 1979.
22. Capital relocation - Mat-Su Borough proposal, financial and bonding; 1979.
23. Capital relocation - Mat-Su Borough proposal, cost estimates and legal issues; 1979.
24. Capital relocation - Mat-Su Borough proposal, maps, notes and memos, CSSC files; 1979.
Series 5. Capital Site Planning Commission (CSPC) and New Capital Site Planning Commission (NCSPC) Legislation; 1978-1982.
1. Cost information "basic move"; 1977-1978.
2. CSPC legislation; 1977-1978, 1981.
3. CSPC scope, policies and limitations; 1978.
4. CSPC financial plan and bond issue; 1978.
5. CSPC, NCSPC and capital relocation appropriations legislation; 1981.
6. Appropriations limit - constitutional amendments; 1981.
7. Land values; 1981.
8. Capital relocation planning; 1981-1982.
9. NCSPC Action; 1981-1982.
10. Land exchange proposal; 1982.
11. Air transportation information; 1982.
12. NCSPC legal opinions and interpretations; 1982.
Series 6. New Capital Site Planning Commission (NCSPC) Minutes, Resolutions and Transcripts; 1982.
1. NCSPC meeting minutes and schedules; 1982.
2. NCSPC resolutions; 1982.
3. NCSPC transcripts - reporter's transcript of the proceedings of a public hearing at Juneau; April 15-16, 1982.
4. NCSPC transcripts - verbatim transcript of a Commission meeting in Anchorage; April 30, 1982.
5. NCSPC transcripts-reporter's transcript of the proceedings of a Commission meeting in Juneau; May 7, 1982.
6. NCSPC transcripts-verbatim transcript of the proceedings of a public hearing in Nome; May 19-21, 1982.
Series 7. Juneau Cost Impact and Indemnification; 1974, 1978-1981.
1. Legislation and studies - impact of capital relocation on Juneau and indemnification; 1978.
2. "No Move Costs More Than Willow"; By B. B. Talley; 1974, 1978-1981 (draft report).
Series 8. Reports; 1977-1978, 1982.
1. Capital Site Planning Commission (CSPC) background memo; November 1, 1977.
2. CSPC "Workbook on Economic and Social Impacts of the Capital Move on Juneau and on the Matanuska-Susitna Borough"; December 1977.
3. Alaska Capital Project - Juneau impact revisions; January 1978.
4. "New Capital City Planning Process (NCCPP) background report 1 - Introduction and Overview"; March 1978.
5. NCCPP background report 2 - "Analysis of State Government"; March 1978.
6. NCCPP background report 3 - "Program Components for the New City"; March 1978.
7. NCCPP background report 4 - "Natural Site Conditions"; March 1978.
8. NCCPP background report 5 - "Water Source"; March 1978.
9. NCCPP background report 6 - "Energy and Utilities"; March 1978.
10. NCCPP background report 7 - "Transportation"; March 1978.
11. NCCPP background report 8 - "Outdoor Recreation Sources"; March 1978.
12. NCCPP background report 9 - "Financial Plan and Detailed Economic Projections, Part A"; March 1978.
13. NCCPP background report 9 - "Financial Plan and Detailed Economic Projections, Part B"; March 1978.
14. NCCPP background report 10 - "Socioeconomic Impact Analysis for Juneau and the Mat-Su Borough"; March 1978.
15. NCCPP background report 11 - "Environmental Guidelines and Assessment, Permits and Procedures"; March 1978.
16. NCCPP background report 12 - "Implementation Plan"; March 1978.
17. New Capital Site Planning Commission (NCSPC) report - "Financing Plan for New Capital City of Alaska"; January 1978.
18. NCSPC report - "Summary and Rationale of Recommendations and Proposed Legislative Program"; March 15, 1978.
19. NCSPC staff report - "Environmental Assessment Program - Phase I, Source Document 5"; December 1978.
20. NCSPC information plan; March 1982.
21. NCSPC report - "Financing and Cost Assumption New Capital Site and Juneau"; March 23, 1982 (2 copies).
22. NCSPC letter and draft report on the Alaska Capital City plan and transit use in other cities; March 30, 1982.
23. NCSPC report - "Progress Report on the Work of the Commission"; April 15, 1982.
24. NCSPC draft report - "Utilities Plan for New Capital City"; April 27, 1982.
25. NCSPC report - "Construction Cost Review"; June 22, 1982 (two copies).
26. NCSPC summary report - "Plans, Costs and Impacts Relating to Relocation of the State Capital"; August 1982.
27. NCSPC staff comments -"General and Specific Plans for the Development of the New Capital City"; n.d.
28. Frank Orth and Associates, Inc. - "Corporate Qualifications: Socioeconomic Impact Analysis"; n.d.
29. NCSPC draft technical report 2 - "Analysis of Alaska Central State Government - Preliminary Data"; January 8, 1982.
30. NCSPC draft technical report 2 - "Analysis of Alaska Central State Government"; January 18, 1982.
31. NCSPC draft technical report 2 - "Analysis of Alaska Central State Government"; March 2, 1982.
32. NCSPC draft technical report 3 - "Population and Facilities Projections"; February 17, 1982.
33. NCSPC draft technical report 3 - "Population and Facilities Projections"; May 1982.
34. NCSPC draft technical report 4 (with related correspondence) - "General and Specific Plans for the Development of the New Capital City"; March-May 1982.
35. NCSPC draft technical report 6 - "Transportation Plan"; March 1982.
36. NCSPC technical report 6 - "Transportation Plan"; April 1982.
37. NCSPC draft technical report 7 - "Cost Assumptions for Retaining Juneau as the Capital City ('No Move Study')"; March-April 1982.
38. NCSPC draft technical report 8 - "Construction Cost Assumptions"; March 18, 1982 (copy 1).
39. NCSPC draft technical report 8 - "Construction Cost Assumptions"; March 18, 1982 (copy 2).
40. NCSPC draft technical report 8 - "Construction Cost Assumptions"; June 1982.
41. NCSPC draft technical report 9 - "Real Estate Cost Assumptions for the New Capital Site and For Juneau"; July 1, 1982.
42. NCSPC draft technical report 10 - "'No Move' Aspects at Willow, 'Move' Aspects at Juneau"; March 26, 1982.
43. NCSPC draft technical report 10 - Cost Estimates for the New Capital City: Construction, Relocation, Indemnification and for Retaining Juneau as the Capital City: "No Move" Costs; June 1982.
44. NCSPC interim technical report 11 - "Financing and Implementation Plans New Capital Site and Juneau"; April 20, 1982.
45. NCSPC draft technical report 11 - "Financing and Implementation Plans for the New Captial City and for Retaining Juneau as the Capital City"; June 1982.
46. NCSPC draft technical report 12 - "Socioeconomic Impact Analysis of Capital Relocation"; April 7, 1982.
47. NCSPC draft technical report 12 - "Socioeconomic Impact Analysis of Capital Relocation, Vol. I"; May 26, 1982.
48. NCSPC draft technical report 12 - "Socioeconomic Impact Analysis of Capital Relocation, Vol. II"; May 26, 1982.
49. NCSPC Summary Report - Plans, Costs and Impacts Relating to Relocation of the State Capital; Aug. 1982 (Includes Talley's notes and highlighting).
50. NCSPC Technical Report Number 1 - Introduction and Overview: Legislation and Planning Process; Aug. 1982 (Includes Talley's notes).
51. NCSPC Technical Report Number 2 Relocation Plan: Personnel and Space Projections for the New Capital Site; Mar. 1982 (Includes Talley's notes and highlighting).
52. NCSPC Technical Report Number 3 - Population and Facilities Projections; July 1982 (Includes Talley's highlighting).
53. NCSPC Technical Report Number 4 - General and Specific Development Plan for the New Capital City; July 1982.
54. NCSPC Technical Report Number 5 - Utilities Plan for the New Capital City; Aug. 1982.
55. NCSPC Technical Report Number 6 - Transportation Plan for the New Capital City; Aug. 1982.
56. NCSPC Technical Report Number 7 - Cost Assumptions for Retaining Juneau as the Capital City ("No Move" Study); June 1982 (Includes Talley's notes on cover).
57. NCSPC Technical Report Number 8 - Construction Cost Assumptions for the New Capital City, and for Juneau; Aug. 1982 (Includes Talley's notes on cover).
58. NCSPC Technical Report Number 9 - Real Estate Cost Assumptions for the New Capital Site, and for Juneau; July 1982.
59. NCSPC Technical Report Number 10 - Cost Estimate for the New Capital City: Construction, Relocation, Indemnification; and for Retaining Juneau as the Capital City: "No-Move" Costs; Aug. 1982 (Includes Talley's notes on cover and highlighting).
60. NCSPC Technical Report Number 11 - Financing and Implementation Plans for the New Capital City, and for Retaining Juneau as the Capital City; Aug. 1982 (Includes Talley's notes on cover).
61. NCSPC Technical Report Number 12 - Socioeconomic Impacts of Capital Relocation: Effects on the State, Juneau and Matanuska-Susitna Borough; 1982 (Includes Talley's notes on cover and highlighting).
62. New Capital City Planning Process, Background Report No. 13, Legislative Package; Mar. 1978 (Talley's annotated xerographic copy).
Series 9. Polls and Publicity/Political Candidates' Positions/Travel Records; 1978-1982.
1. Polls and publicity; ca. 1982.
2. Political candidates/legislators positions; 1978-1982.
3. Benjamin B. Talley travel records: itineraries, receipts, and notes; 1982.
Series 10. Ballot Measure; 1982.
1. Ballot Measure 8 - capital relocation, text and memoranda; 1982.
Series 11. Clippings; 1974-1983.
5. Mat-Su Borough proposal; 1979.
Series 12. New Capital Site Map; n.d.
1. New Capital Site Map: Generalized Land Use Plan of Capital City at Full Development (Approx. 75,000 Population); Capital Site Planning Commission, Anchorage; Scale 1-25,000; n.d. (36 X 56 inch).
SECTION B. BRADLEY LAKE HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT
Series 1. Correspondence; 1977-1982.
Correspondence between B. B. Talley and various state and federal officials concerning the Bradley Lake Hydroelectric Project on the Kenai Peninsula. Major correspondents include Army Chief of Engineers, John Morris, U.S. senators Ted Stevens and Mike Gravel, Representative Don Young, various engineers and administrators of the Federal Power Commission and the Alaska Power Administration, Governor Hammond, and the general manager of the Homer Electric Association. There are also clippings, bumper stickers, and resolutions concerning the Bradley Lake Project.
Series 2. Plans and Analyses; 1975-1982.
Reports and studies concerning the Bradley Lake Hydroelectric Project. Included are environmental impact reports, feasibility studies, cost-benefit analyses, financing methods, and market analyses.
1. Plans and Analyses; 1975-1982.
Series 3. Army Corps of Engineers Publications; 1978-1982.
Included are information brochures and the final environmental impact statement on the Bradley Lake Project.
1. Army Corps of Engineers Publications; 1978-1982.
Series 4. Homer News; Mar. 3, 1983.
Newspaper issue containing articles concerning various aspects of the Bradley Lake Hydroelectric Project.
1. Homer News; Mar. 3, 1983.
SECTION C. ALASKA AT WAR DOCUMENTARY
Series 1. "Alaska At War" Project Records; 1982-1989.
1. Correspondence - general; 1983-1988.
2. Correspondence - Aurora Films; 1985-1986.
3. Correspondence - Aurora Films; 1987.
4. Legislation - correspondence; 1983-1987.
5. Legislation - documents and memoranda; 1984.
6. Legislation - documents and testimony; 1984.
7. Funding - Alaska Historical Commission and Alaska Legislature; 1985-1987.
8. Funding - request for fiscal support, Army Corps of Engineers; 1986.
9. Funding - corporate fund raising; 1985.
10. Funding - Citizen's Advisory Committee (status); 1986-1987.
11. Funding - donations; 1985-1986.
12. Funding - fundraising, general; 1985-1986.
13. Funding - National Park Service; 1985-1987.
14. Funding - fundraising, general; 1984-1986.
15. Funding - fundraising, summary; 1985-1986.
16. Funding - cost; n.d., 1983-1985.
17. Funding - donated funds, authorization for disbursement; 1985-1986.
18. Concept and content; 1983-1985.
19. Documentary sources - general; 1982-1985.
20. Documentary sources - recent film and videotape; 1983-1985.
21. Documentary sources - articles sent by Admiral Russell; n.d., 1982.
22. Documentary sources - miscellaneous; 1984-1987.
23. Documentary sources - National Archives; n.d.
24. Documentary sources - National Archives, notes and correspondence; n.d., 1985.
25. Anchorage Times - articles and letters to the editor; 1985.
26. Japanese, articles and letters; n.d., 1985.
27. Key personnel, correspondence; 1982-1985.
28. Citizens Advisory Committee - agendas and minutes, correspondence, notes; 1984-1987.
29. Script draft; 1985.
30. Script draft; June-July 1986.
31. Script draft; July-Aug. 1986.
32. Errors in Script; Sep. 25, 1986.
33. Script draft, n.d.
34. Scripts drafts, extras; 1985-1986.
35. Telephone calls; October 1985-May 1986.
36. Telephone calls; September 1986-February 1987.
37. Travel, authorization forms and receipts; 1984-1986.
38. Request for proposal - correspondence; 1984,
39. Request for proposal - Alaska Historical Commission drafts and correspondence; 1984.
40. Request for proposal - Aurora Films proposal; ca. 1984.
41. Request for proposal - evaluation; October 1984.
42. Bids - Pima Paisano Productions; September 1984.
43. Bids - Action Mobile Television (AMTV); September 1984.
44. Bids - Parker Associates; September 1984.
45. Bids - Image Makers Film Production; September 1984.
46. Bids - The North Star Chapter, Pearl Harbor Survivors Association; August 1984.
47. Bids - Mind's Eye Productions; September 1984.
48. Bids - Alaska Video Productions; September 1984.
49. Bids - Alaska Historical Aircraft Society; September 1984.
50. Bids - Alaska Heritage Film Project, University of Alaska Museum; September 1984.
51. Premier - correspondence and press releases; 1986.
52. Premier - Northern Television, Inc.; 1986-1987.
53. Premier - Juneau, advertisements and programs; 1986.
54. Premier - 11th Air Force Reunion, programs and itinerary; 1986.
55. Premier - Japanese showing; 1987-1988.
56. Elderhostel showing; 1988-1989.
57. Publicity and reviews; 1987-1988.
58. PBS broadcast (includes publicity and reviews); April-June 1988.
59. Master mix sound tape, correspondence; March 1988.
60. Post production costs, correspondence and reviews; February-August 1987.
61. Distribution, correspondence; 1986-1988.
62. Cassette sale, correspondence, memoranda, contracts; 1987-1989.
63. University of Alaska Anchorage Archives; 1986-1987.
PART 5. OTHER PAPERS
Series 1. Earthquake; 1962, 1964-1968.
1. Earthquake Testimonial - Volume 1; 1964.
2. Earthquake Testimonial - Volume 2; 1964.
3. Bob Reeve, Earthquake Experience; 1964.
4. Anchorage and the Alaska Earthquake of March 27, 1964; By G. V. Berg and J. L. Stratta, American Iron and Steel Institute; 1964.
5. Alaska's Good Friday Earthquake March 27, 1964 - A Preliminary Geologic Survey; By A. Grantz, G. Plafker, R. Kachadoorin, U. S. Department of the Interior, Geologic Survey Circular #491; 1964.
6. The Alaska Earthquake - March 27, 1964, Report by the National Board of Fire Underwriters and Pacific Fire Rating Bureau; 1964.
7. Great Alaska Earthquake ! ... A Pictorial Review, Alaska Publishing Company; April 1964.
8. Quake; Compiled and published by Parks Letter Service; 1964.
9. Operation Helping Hand: The Armed Forces React to Earthquake Disaster; Headquarters, Alaskan Command, Office of the Commander in Chief; 1964.
10. The Alaskan Earthquake: A Preliminary Report Concerning the Great Earthquake that Struck South-Central Alaska on Good Friday, March 27, 1964, and Subsequent Civil Defense Emergency Operations; Prepared by the Office of Civil Defense, Secretary of the Army, DOD; May 1964.
11. Post-Earthquake Fisheries Evaluation: An Interim Report on the March, 1964 Earthquake Effects on Alaska's Fishery Resource; Alaska Department of Fish and Game; January 1965.
12. The Alaska Earthquake March 27, 1964: Regional Effects, Martin-Bering Rivers Area; By Samuel J. Tuthill, Wilson M. Laird, Geological Survey Professional Paper #543-B; 1966.
13. The Alaskan Earthquake March 27, 1964: Effects on Communities, Homer; By Roger M. Waller, Kirk Stanley, Geologic Survey Professional Papers #542-D; 1966.
14. The Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964: Hydrology, Part A, National Academy of Sciences Publication No. 1603; 1968.
15. The Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964: Hydrology, Part B, A Portfolio Containing 7 Charts; National Academy of Sciences Publication No. 1603; 1968.
16. 1964 Earthquake - Article and Clippings; 1964-1965.
17. Earthquake Forces on Tall Structures; By Henry J. Degenkolb; ca. 1962.
18. The Agadir, Morocco Earthquake; Committee on Structural Steel Producers of the American Iron and Steel Institute; 1962.
19. The Skopje, Yugoslavia Earthquake; By Glen V. Berg for the American Iron and Steel Institute; 1964.
Series 2. Oil Industry; 1975-1978.
1. Pamphlets, brochures, maps, and other publications concerning the oil industry in Alaska and the rest of the country and its impact on the economy. Included are publications by Alaska Pacific Bank; the Independent Petroleum Association of America; Texaco, Inc.; the American Petroleum Institute; the Alaska Oil and Gas Association; Alyeska Pipeline Service Co.; and others.
PART 6. PUBLICATIONS AND CLIPPINGS
Series 1. Military Publications; 1967, 1986-1988, 1990, 1992, 1993.
Subseries 1a. World War II in Alaska; 1986-1988, 1992, 1993.
1. A Comprehensive Study and Historic Sites Management Plan, World War II Department of Defense Sites, Alaska. Working Draft, Vol. 1; Jan. 1986.
2. A Comprehensive Study and Historic Sites Management Plan, World War II Department of Defense Sites, Alaska. Working Draft, Vol. 2; Jan. 1986.
3. A Comprehensive Study and Historic Sites Management Plan, World War II Department of Defense Sites, Alaska. Draft, Vol. 1A; Apr. 1986.
4. A Comprehensive Study and Historic Sites Management Plan, World War II Department of Defense Sites, Alaska. Draft, Vol. 1B; Apr. 1986.
5. A Comprehensive Study and Historic Sites Management Plan, World War II Department of Defense Sites, Alaska. Draft, Vol. 2; Apr. 1986.
6. The Air Force in Alaska: Part II: Buildup to Dutch Harbor: June 1940-1942; Office of History, Alaska Air Command; April 1986.
7. World War II in Alaska: A History and Resources Management Plan. Final Report, Vol. 1; April 1987.
8. World War II in Alaska: A History and Resources Management Plan. Final Report, Vol. 2; April 1987.
9. The Defense of Dutch Harbor, Alaska: From Military Construction to Base Cleanup; By D. Colt Denfeld, Defense Environment Restoration Program, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District; December 1987.
10. Cold Bay in World War II: Fort Randall and Russian Naval Lend-Lease; By D. Colt Denfeld, Defense Environmental Restoration Program, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District; January 1988.
11. Aleutian Islands: The U.S. Army Campaigns of World War II; Prepared by George L. MacGarrigle, U.S. Army Center of Military History; 1992 (illustrated with b&w photos and color maps).
12. The Aleutians Campaign: June 1942-August 1943; Naval Historical Center, Department of the Navy; 1993 (illustrated with b&w photos and maps).
Subseries 1b. Other Military Publications; 1967, 1976, 1984, 1990.
1. Welcome to United States Army, Alaska; Pamphlet No. 360-1, Headquarter, U.S. Army, Alaska; Aug. 15, 1967.
2. The U.S. Army in Alaska; 172d Brigade (Alaska), Pamphlet 360-5; May 1976.
3. Impact of Military Spending on the Economy of Alaska, Fiscal Year 1984; Prepared by the DCS/Comptroller, Headquarters, Alaskan Air Command, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska; 1984.
4. Military Support for Cleanup of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill: a special historical study; By William S. Hanable, Headquarters Alaskan Air Command, Office of History; 1990.
Military newspapers, 1965-1967.
Series 2. Engineering Publications; 1943, 1944, 1946, 1947, 1971, 1986, 1988.
1. The Moles' First 50 Years: "Greatest Joint Venture in the World"; By Bill Young, Southampton, New York: The Moles, 1988.
2. Pacific Builder and Engineer; Dec. 1943, Jan. 1944, Feb. 1944.
Note: These three issues feature articles and photographs on Army construction in Alaska.
3. Proceedings of the Symposium on Cold Regions Engineering, Volume I; Alaska Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Alaska; March 1971.
4. Proceedings of the Symposium on Cold Regions Engineering, Volume II; Alaska Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Alaska; March 1971.
5. United States Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District, Coastal Engineering Research Board, 45th Meeting; May 14-16, 1986.
6. Waterways; May 1947.
Note: This issue contains an article entitled, "Engineers in World War II," in which a biographical sketch of Col. B.B. Talley is featured.
7. Resources and Opportunities of the Mid-Continent Area of the United States; Issued by the Mississippi Valley Association; Nov. 1947 (51 pages).
8. Hurricane Between . . .: Storm and War Turn Route of $49,000,000 Ocean-Going Florida Railroad Into World's Most Amazing Highway; By Frank W. Lovering; 1946 (23 pages).
Series 3. Non-Military Publications on World War II in Alaska; 1983, 1987, 1988, 1992, 1993.
1. After the Battle; Battle of Britain Prints, International Ltd., No. 62; 1988.
Note: This issue features 3 articles on World War II in the Aleutian Islands.
2. Aleutian Aerdales: Stories of Navy Fliers in the Pacific of World War II; Edited by Carl H. Ames; Plains, Mont.: Plainsman Publishing, 1987.
3. The Historical Remains of the "Battle of Alaska": Report of the Special Committee on Veteran Affairs to the Alaska State Legislators, Sen. Brad Bradley, Chairman; Prepared by Frank P. Lee, Administrative Assistant, Senate Veteran Affairs Committee; Jan. 1992.
4. Naval Operating Base, Dutch Harbor and Fort Mears, Unalaska, Alaska: Historic American Buildings Survey Recording Project Report; Compiled by Sandra McDermot Faulkner and Robert L. S. Spude, National Park Service, Alaska Region; 1987 (illustrated with photos and line drawings).
5. Tail Winds: Alaskan Aviation History News; The Alaskan Historical Aircraft Society; Vol 3, Nos. 2-4, 1983.
6. World War II in the Aleutians: Alternatives for Preservation and Interpretation of Historic Resources at Dutch Harbor Naval Operating Base and Fort Mears, U.S. Army, National Historic Landmark, Unalaska, Alaska; U.S. Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service, Alaska Regional Office; May 1992 (b&w and color photos and illustrations).
7. World War II National Historic Landmarks: The Aleutian Campaign; Prepared by Carol Burkhart and Linda Cook of the National Park Service; 1993 (illustrated brochure).
PART 7. PHOTOGRAPHS (1,489 b&w prints; 131 color prints; 664 b&w negatives; 47 b&w proof sheet; 135 b&w contact prints; 238 b&w copy negatives; 15 color transparencies; 1 color slide).
Series 1. Fort Logan, Colorado (2nd Engineer Battalion); 1928 (5 b&w prints, rolled).
1. Group portrait of Headquarters Company, 2nd Engineers; San Antonio Photo Service, San Antonio, Texas; ca. 1928 (10 X 33 inch).
2. "'E' Co. 2nd Eng'r's - Ft. Logan, Colo - 1928 - Capt. P. M. Ellman, Com'd'g." Group photo; National Photo Service, San Antonio, Texas, Photo #1533-B; 1928 (8 X 21.5 inch).
3. "2nd Engineers - Ft. Logan, Colorado - 1928 - Lt. Col. W. T. Hannum, Com'd'g." Group photo on parade ground with horses, wagons, and mules; National Photo Service, San Antonio, Texas, Photo # 1536A; 1928 (8 X 52 inch).
4. "Birdseye View of Ft. Logan, Colorado - Snow Covered Rockies in Background" Panoramic Photo with 2nd Engineers quarters, post headquarters, and hospital identified; National Photo Service, San Antonio, Texas, Goldbeck Photo # 1530; ca. 1928 (8 X 46 inch).
5. "Broadmoor Hotel - The World's Finest and Cheyenne Mountain - Colorado Springs" Panoramic photo of hotel and lake; National Photo Service, San Antonio, Texas, Goldbeck Photo No. 1537-A; ca. 1928 (10 X 44 inch).
Series 2. Nicaraguan Canal Survey (29th Engineer Battalion); 1929-1931 (434 b&w prints; 135 b&w contact prints; 145 b&w negatives; 10 b&w copy negatives (See also: Part 1, Series 5, and Part 2, Subseries 3g and Series 4).
1. Numbered Photographs of the United States Army Engineer Battalion in Nicaragua (USAEBIN); 1929-1931 (306 b&w prints: 226 - 3.25 X 5.5 inch, 79 - 5 X 7, 4 X 6, and 4 X 5 inch prints).
These photographs were taken under the direction of Second Lieutenant Talley to document and publicize the work of the Nicaraguan Canal Survey expedition. The primary photographer was Technical Sergeant Newell F. Johnstone, although it is clear that Talley took many of the photographs himself. Original captions or titles from prints or photograph lists are in quotation marks. Untitled photographs are identified as such and described as completely as possible. This is not a complete list of all the photographs from the expedition, only those that exist in the collection.
3.25 X 5.5 Inch Prints:
2. "Hotel Prado, San Carlos, Nicaragua."
3. "San Francisco, the Headquarters of the USA Engr. Bn. in Nicaragua."
5. "Fountain in the Garden of San Francisco, Granada, Nicaragua."
6. "Quartel, Corinto, Nicaragua. Temporary quarters of Engineers at Corinto upon arrival."
10. "Fort San Carlos, San Carlos, Nicaragua. A Guardia Nacional in door[way]." Building with American flag outside of window.
17. "Engineers unloading equipment at the Monastery of San Francisco, Granada."
18. "Co. B, U. S. Army Engineer Bn., enroute to Greytown on the San Juan River. (Nov. 21, 1929)."
19. "Bull baggage cart, Granada."
21. " The Steamer Victoria which runs from Granada to San Carlos."
23. "Bridge connecting Isla[nd] and the mainland. Corinto is located on the island." View of railroad bridge from train.
24. "Lupone's Continental Hotel, Corinto, Nicaragua." Front view of hotel.
26. "Unloading beef for Engineers, Granada."
27. "Ditto of 26."
28. "Engineers leaving Granada on the Victoria." Soldiers at ship's railing at dock.
30. "Engineers enroute from transport Chateau Thierry to Corinto in Marine Corps motor sailers." Soldiers on boat deck.
31. " Ditto of 30."
34. "Boa Constrictor killed by Engineers, Granada. Soldier holding up dead snake.
38. "Dredge at Greytown left by the Maritime Canal Co. upon abandoning property in 1893." Dredge in distance.
39. "Co. B, USA Engineer Battalion in Nicaragua land at Greytown from ponton on which they came 130 miles down the San Juan River from San Carlos."
40. "Co. B, USA Engineer Bn. in Nicaragua on San Juan River in ponton boats powered with outboard motors."
41. "Ditto of 40."
42. "Ditto of 40."
44. "Native hut along the San Juan River."
46. "Castillo, Nicaragua from the San Juan River."
47. "Native hut, near Castillo."
48. "The trimotored fleet of the Engineers on the San Juan River. A trip is made from San Carlos to Greytown and return each week. A total distance of about 260 miles."
49. "Co. B, eats chow enroute to Greytown." Men eating on boat.
52-54. "Launch and pontons of Engineers on San Juan River."
55 (6). San Juan River Boat. Dogs casts, bananas, pigs, men, women and children are packed in like sardines for the three day journey up the San Juan from Greytown."
57. "The steamboat channel leading to Greytown." Soldiers on boat.
59. Sparse settlements on the lower San Juan River.
61. "Castillo, Nicaragua."
62. "Boats of Engineers at Castillo, men unloading preparing for passage of rapids."
63. "Rearranging cargo on the supply boats at El Castillo prior to shooting the rapids of the San Juan River."
67. Ochoa Landing. At Ochoa, located midway from San Carlos to Greytown, the main camp of the survey has been established. It is here that Co. F, 11th Engineers, commanded by 1st Lieut. Stanley, are surveying the central division of the route..."
70. "The Steamer Victoria leaves San Carlos for its return to Granada." Busy dock scene.
72. "Mr. Peyton and Mr. Brand, the only white people living in Greytown. Mr. Peyton is English Consul and Mr. Brand is an American from Louisiana who came to Nicaragua with the Canal Co. in 1890, bought land and has been waiting to get rich when the canal is built. (Mr. Peyton is the small man in the light suit.)." Men standing on veranda of two-story house.
74. "The Protestant Church at Greytown."
75. "'Buffalo Bill' a la canalero" Man holding pistols.
94 & 95. "Greytown (San Juan Del Norte). Engineers of the present canal survey mission taking over the abandoned machine shop of the Maritime Canal Company, which was active in 1890. This building has been salvaged and removed by the Engineers now engaged in the new survey."
96. "Headquarters of Co. A, 29th U. S. Engineers at Greytown."
97. "The business district," Greytown.
98. "Customs House at Greytown. Customs house, residence, freight depot and wharf all in one."
99. "Church at San Carlos. Lake Nicaragua and islands in the background."
100. "San Carlos, from the fort." Elevated view toward lake.
103. "Mountains and San Juan River near Castillo."
104. "A modern hispital is established at Ochoa. Hospital tent." Two men standing inside tent.
106. "The Engineer's laundry is done by hand in Nicaragua. Scene at Granada." Natives at laundry station.
107. "Entrance to the Headquarters, USA Engineer Battalion in Nicaragua, at the Monastery of San Francisco at Granada." Man with handcart on ramp into doorway.
111. "Engineers unloading freight from trucks an San Francisco in Granada."
112. "Brother and sister. Native children at Granada."
113. "A Nicaraguan 'Hot Dog' stand at Granada. Here the local firewater, Auguardiente, is sold."
117. "The Beef for the Engineers arrives by boat at Granada." Steer swimming to shore.
118. "Ditto of 117, scene on the boat at Granada." Men hoisting steer off boat.
119. " Three soldiers and two bottles of beer. Granada." Men drinking beer on steps.
120. "Street scene in Granada." People and donkeys on street.
121. "Unloading cattle at Granada." Cow being lowered into water from boat.
122. "The Engineers came ashore from the Chateau Thierry in small boats." Soldiers on boat.
124. "Francisco Silva, judge and chief of police, Granada." Man mounted on horse.
125. "Engineers unloading freight from cars at Granada." Men loading tent poles onto truck.
130. "A boy taking straw to town. Granada." Boy on loaded horse on cart path.
132. "Washerwomen at San Carlos." Women doing laundry on platform at shoreline of lake.
133. "Bull cart with four bulls and a headlight an San Jorge, Nicaragua. This cart is for passenger traffic between San Jorge and Rivas a distance of about five miles."
134. "Water front at San Carlos."
135. "The Main Street of San Carlos. The pavement is of cobblestones..."
136. "Bull cart with two bulls at San Jorge."
136. "Lieut. Talley, C. E., at San Carlos." Talley standing with foot on small boat.
144. "Engineers on the train from Corinto to Granada." Men looking out of open windows of passenger car.
146. "The department of street cleaning at Granada." Vultures near tent camp.
147. Headquarters of the Engineer Supply Detachment, at San Carlos." Tent and oil drums near path.
148. "Venders of 'dulco' - the native sweets, San Carlos." Woman and children at tent camp.
149. "Meeting the train at La Pas." A gathering of men and women.
153. "Guardia Nacional de Nicaragua. The Guardia detachment at San Carlos. The Guardia Nacional is the new military force of Nicaragua, and is officered by American Marines." Four soldiers outside building.
156. "Chico, the pet monkey at Granada."
162. "Native boat on the San Juan River overtakes the Engineer boats near Carlos. Great rivalry exists between the native boatmen and the Engineers to see who can make the trip from Greytown to San Carlos in the least time."
162. "A close-up of one of the native boats on the San Juan River. November 1929." Same boat as above.
163. "Old Glory and the Guidon of Co. A, 29th US Engineers float proudly in the breeze at San Carlos, Nicaragua."
164. "Another scene of the native river boats on the San Juan River."
166. "The Engineer camp at Ochoa." Tent camp next to river.
167. "Machuca Camp, a sub-camp from Ochoa. Machuca lies at the foot of the rapids in the San Juan." Distant view from river.
172. Soldier with covered wagon and oxcart.
173. "The old and the new in Nicaragua. The white man and the native indian. Lt. Ross, Guardia Nacional, Miss Julia Kautz and Ricardo Kautz, at an indian settlement on the Malchora River, near San Carlos.
174. "Indian Boy at home near San Carlos, Nicaragua."
174. "The Mozo Family crushee its own corn for meal."
175. "Washing scene at San Carlos."
193. Untitled. Train station.
208 Untitled. Talley and teenage girl.
211. Untitled. Three men cooking on wood stove.
217. "A small alligator killed at San Carlos." Tally and alligator.
224. Untitled. Soldiers eating dinner at long mess table.
226. "Santa and his reindeer. Soldiers of the Nicaraguan Canal Survey celebrate Christmas at 'San Grancisco' in Granada." Santa figure in handcart with two soldiers dressed as reindeer.
248. "'Forty-Second Street' at Camp Hoover, Ochoa." Tent camp with boardwalk beside river.
249. "Large dugout canoe showing stern for outboard motor." Canoe tied to dock.
263. "Motor mounted on dugout shown in No. 249." Dugout canoe with outboard motor tied to dock.
267. "The Hains with two pontons on San Juan at Toro Rapids." Two engineer supply boats on the San Juan River.
268. "Ponton boats serve as barges on the San Juan River." Soldiers on two boats.
269 (306). "A boa found on a jungle trail." Soldier holds up dead boa constrictor.
275. "Coffee must be carefully cleaned and dried before packing for shipment." Man spreading coffee beans for drying on patios.
287. "San Carlos, Nicaragua. Engineer Supply Boat leaving San Carlos for the 125 mile trip to the camps down the San Juan River." Supply boat Childs at dock.
304. "A current meter." Soldier holds meter in water from boat to compute river flow in cubic feet per second.
305. "Stream gauging on the San Juan River. Measuring the flow of the San Juan River at Machuca, Nicaragua." Soldiers in dugout boat below rope stretched across river.
308. "Gauging the San Juan River. Lines are strung across the river to which the boat is tied."
311. "Chow time in the jungle...Beans, 'Corned Bill' and 'Gold Fish' make a meal for the survey parties in the heart of the jungle..."
317. "...a man experienced in jungle finds fresh water the 'bajoca' vine." Two soldiers extracting water from large vine.
318. "Taking a shot." Soldier measures topography in the jungle with a plane table and alidade.
320. " A plane table party at work in the jungle along the lower San Juan River.
328. "Castillo Rapids." Rapids on the San Juan River.
334. "San Miguel, Nicaragua." View from boat of dock and tropical village on the banks of Lake Nicaragua.
338. "A native boat experiences difficulties in its progress up the San Juan River in Nicaragua." Men pushing covered boat in river.
345. "A jungle camp of the US Army Engineer Battalion in Nicaragua. A scene in the late afternoon when the men have returned from surveying in the jungle." Men outside camp shelters.
346. "The back door to a jungle camp. The kitchen hut of a camp of the USA Engineer Battalion in Nicaragua in the heart of the lower San Juan River jungle."
347. "A Machetero. Natives are used to cut trails through the jungle to permit an instrument survey. On his back are both his food and his camp outfit as he may be several days in the jungle before returning to camp."
349. " A Canalero tends his boats at one of the outlying camps near San Juan del Norte." Man with paddle and three small boats.
350. "Party of Engineers of the US Army Engineer Battalion in Nicaragua enroute to a new camp site up one of the smaller rivers in the vicinity of San Juan del Norte, Nicaragua. Lieut. Lane with a survey party going up the Deseado River, near Greytown." Men sitting atop loaded boat.
357. "The beginning of a camp." Men with boats setting up camp along river.
371. Untitled. Survey party with transit in jungle.
387. "Soldier of the USA Engineer Battalion in Nicaragua making a hydrographic survey of the harbor of San Juan del Norte (Greytown), the eastern terminus of the proposed canal." Man standing in river holding measuring rod.
391. "The coast an San Juan del Norte is littered with debris." a surveying party of three men with transit and rods measuring coastline.
416. "The Church at Masaya, Nicaragua."
420. "...the home of Arthur Vaughan near San Marcos." Two men standing outside large two-story house with large verandas.
421. "A coffee beneficio near San Marcos, Nicaragua." Coffee processing plant.
444. "An Engineer Camp in the heart of the jungle along the Lower San Juan River."
447 (444 caption). "Distributed around Lake Nicaragua and Lake Managua are many stations where daily studies are made of the evaporation of the water from the lakes." Man measuring water in small evaporation tub or pool.
448. "What an instrument man sees throught his transit. "Man holding measuring rod in jungle for surveying party.
470. "From San Jorge to Brito there are roads that will permit the passage of bull carts and many were used to transport supplies in the survey of the Western Division of the Canal Line between these points." Loaded bull cart pulled by four animals.
472. Untitled. Loaded bull cart moving through jungle.
477. "Music is a great morale builder." Three men listening to music on a record player under shelter.
480. "A Bull cart used to transport supplies for the US Army Engineer Battalion in Nicaragua." Bull cart in village.
502. "A Denison of the Nicaraguan Forest. Trees on the western side of Lake Nicaragua often reach ponderous sizes." Two men leaning against trunk of large tree.
521. Logo of the United States Army Engineer Battalion in Nicaragua incorporating transit, boa constrictor, and machete.
528. "A bull cart train of the United States Army Engineers near Rivas, Nicaragua. In this small area the country is sufficiently open to permit the use of bull carts, ..."
577. "A hog nosed python. Hardly a friend as he lays on the walk constructed from the camp to the river (Along the San Juan River, Nic.)" Snake coiled on log walkway.
579. "Proud of his kill: a soldier of the U. S. Army Engineer Battalion in Nicaragua with a small alligator that has [fallen] prey to his Springfield."
626. Untitled. Bull cart train moving through clearing.
623. "The flag of the 'Liberator,' captured by G.N. Sandino's flag captured by Marines." Flag with skull, machete and rifle in white against dark background.
676. Untitled. Talley in suit with two men and woman in front of fountain in the Garden of San Francisco, Granada.
692. Untitled. Talley and three men posed with boat.
697. "Bull riding in the plaza of the church at the Fiesta de San Blas, Diriomo, Nicaragua." Distant view of sporting event.
698. "A Caballero from the hills. One of the riders in the Fiesta de San Blas, at Driomo, Nicaragua."
701. "President Moncado of Nicaragua with friends at the 'Fiesta de San Blas,' at Diriomo."
704. "Over the housetops one sees Mombacho Mountain from Granada."
705. "Three senoritas of Nicaragua watch the bull riding at the Fiesta de San Blas at Diriomo, Nicaragua."
785. "Brito Head on the Pacific. Brito, the Pacific entrance to the proposed canal is guarded by the giant head of a man carved by nature in the cliff." Waves breaking on beach.
852. "'Coches' take the place of taxis in Nicaragua. At Masaya, 'the granary of Nicaragua', the coches meet all the trains for one 'real' or ten cents will take you anywhere in the city." Coaches at train station.
861. "Central Park in Managua." View of park toward fountain and gazebo.
926. Soldier and pet animal on leash.
928. Untitled. Soldiers moving canoe over downed tree across stream.
932. "Young Nicargagua looks to the future with a questioning air." Two babies sitting on blanket.
1233. Untitled. Three engineers supply boats tied together for freighting in river.
1274. Untitled. Two soldiers examine transit in courtyard.
1299. Untitled. Soldier with transit in forest.
2037. Untitled. Church with damaged facade.
2063. Untitled. Passenger train with small steam locomotive at station.
2091. Untitled. Automobile is mud up to its axles on road.
2196. Untitled. Two soldiers taking bath in river.
2304. Untitled. Four soldiers.
2305. Untitled. Party of soldiers pack mules and horse truck.
2312. Untitled. Stable or factory building.
2313. Untitled. Talley with hands on hips on veranda, 1931.
2318 & 2319. "Granada and the north end of Lake Nicaragua as seen from the top of Mombacho Volcano (Lieut. B. B. Talley)." Two different views.
2352. Untitled. Soldiers unloading supplies from boat.
2353 & 2354. Untitled. Soldiers unearthing prehistoric stone idol on Zapatera Island.
2364 & 2365. Untitled. Truck backed up to door of railroad boxcar at station.
2478. Untitled. Portrait of four soldiers in courtyard.
2479 and 2490. Untitled. Soldiers visiting local maket.
2491. Untitled. Man cooking at wood stove.
2500. Untitled. Three members of the Nicaragua Canal Commission stand on bow of engineer launch Ludlow in the San Juan River.
2506. Untitled. Nicaragua Canal Commissioners on board the engineer launch Ludlow on the San Juan River.
2513. Untitled. Man at tent camp.
2524 & 2525. Untitled. Nicaragua Canal Commissioners aboard small boat in river.
2554. "Mr. Sydney B. Williamson en 'El Alhambra, Nicaragua, 1931." Cartoon of elderly man with cigarette and beer.
2616. Untitled. Soldier in village street.
2668. Untitled. Soldiers with safe behind automobile in village.
2675. Soldiers at station at relief station for earthquake outside of Managua, 1931.
2678 & 2879. Displaced people camped with their belongings outside Managua, 1931.
2679. Crowd of displaced people at train station.
2720. "One Volcano as seen from another - Omotepe Volcano in Lake Nicaragua as seen from the top of Mombacho above the clouds. (Lieut. B. B. Talley.)."
2721. Untitled. Talley with pack bulls on grassy hillside.
2788. Untitled. Distant view of processing plant.
2789. Untitled. Soldiers on horses fording stream.
2790. Untitled. Talley in uniform with pistol examining earthquake damage in Managua.
2798. Untitled. Two young women carrying their babies in the street.
2804. Untitled. Soldiers fording canoe.
2811. Untitled. Native man and woman in canoe in river.
2813. Untitled. People constructing road near village. Tractor at left.
2815. Untitled. Soldiers at gravel plant.
2816. Untitled. Talley at entrance to earth tunnel or mine.
2817. Untitled. Another view of soldiers at gravel plant.
2822. Untitled. Talley and soldier at end of wooden bridge.
2825. Untitled. Man with rifle walking down ravine.
2827. Untitled. Dilapidated processing plant.
2830. Untitled. Street scene in city.
2833. Untitled. Man standing atop concrete dam.
2834 & 2835. Untitled. Views of wooden bridge over canal bed.
2836. Untitled. View of canal bed.
2838. Untitled. View of wooden bridge over canal bed.
2867. Untitled. Talley and canal inspector at top of rocky ravine.
2868. Untitled. Inspection party examines site.
2869. Untitled. Rail line on canal site.
2871. Untitled. Cement dam viewed from reservoir.
2872-2974. Untitled. Views of cement dam from below.
2875. Untitled. Top of cement dam from reservoir.
2876. Untitled. Men inspecting canal site.
2877. Untitled. Waterfall from small dam.
2878. Untitled. Pistol in dry canal bed.
2879. Man riding donkey.
2882. Untitled. Canal excavation site.
2883. Untitled. Hydroelectric plant at dam.
2884. Untitled. View of concrete damn from reservoir.
2885. Untitled. View of concrete dam from above.
2891. Untitled. Building housing hydroelectric plant and powerline.
5. "Fountain in the Garden of San Francisco, Granada, Nicaragua."
14. "Porch and patio, San Francisco, Granada."
15. "Engineers unloading freight, Granada, Nicaragua." Soldiers unloading freight from boxcars.
16. "Ditto of 15."
17. "Engineers unloading equipment at the Monastery of San Francisco, Granada."
28. "Engineers leaving Granada on the Victoria."
52. "Launch and pontons of Engineers on San Juan River."
80. "The patio of the quarters of Major Dan I. Sultan, Corps of Engineers, Granada, Nicaragua. Major Sultan has charge of the survey." Mrs. Sultan on patio.
81. "Mrs. Dan I. Sultan, wife of Major Sultan." Woman and two parrots.
82. "Swimming pool in the patio of Maj. Sultan's quarters."
83. "Maj. & Mrs. Sultan outside their home in Granada."
84. "Major & Mrs. Sultan, another scene at their home."
85 & 86. "Interior of Major Sultan's quarters."
99. "Church at San Carlos. Lake Nicaragua and islands in the background."
153. "Guardia Nacional de Nicaragua." Four soldiers.
161. "The Monastery of San Francisco at Granada. Headquarters of the USA Engineer Battalion in Nicaragua." Headquarters entrance.
185. "The corridor of a Nicaraguan home." Porch or patio of large house.
408. Untitled. American doctor performing operation in rustic operating room.
522. "Many Nicaraguan fincas are in groves of cocoanut palms." Cocoanut grove.
585. Untitled. Engineers in Granada in formation with hats on ground beside them. Lieutenant Talley in front at left.
589. Untitled. Engineers in Granada in formation wearing hats.
635. Untitled. Major Sultan with Nicaraguan soldiers in courtyard.
635. "Granada. Nicaragua. The drafting room of the United States Army Engineers in Nicaragua engaged in surveying the route for the Nicaragua Canal."
676. "Lieut's Curran, Talley, Mrs. (Major Hawley, and Lieut. Horn, before the fountain at San Francisco."
686. "Lieutenant Colonel Dan I. Sultan, Corps of Engineers, United States Army, Officer in Charge of the Nicaragua Canal Survey." Portrait in full uniform.
884. "Omotepe Volcano, Lake Nicaragua."
889. "One of the many tarpon caught in the San Juan River. Two soldiers pose with large fish next to river.
899. Untitled. Soldier working at bench under a shelter at tent camp.
901. Untitled. Soldiers drilling for core samples.
904. "Subsurface explorations are made by taking sample or 'cores' of earth by means of drills. Gasoline engine driven diamond core drills are used wherever possible, but in the inaccessible regions hand operated earth augers are used to test the dam sites and possible sites for canal locks." Three soldiers operating drill.
905. Untitled. Another view of the three soldiers operating drill.
908. Untitled. Two soldiers examining core samples held in wooden frame or crate.
993. "The Centennial Monument in Granada." Obelisk in Granada from 1921 commemorating Nicaragua's independence.
996. "'El Mercado' from whence cometh Granada's food." Soldiers at local market.
1072. "The army wife follows her 'canalero' husband into the jungle." Two women on the second story porch of jungle house at Camp Hoover.
1083. "Good bread requires an excellent oven. Readily adapting himself to his surroundings, the Army cook at Camp Hoover furnishes fresh bread from a mud oven of his own manufacturer."
1142. "At home on a cattle boat. In the survey of the San Juan River from San Carlos to Castillo a cattle boat was used as a floating camp." Smaller covered boat tied to larger cattle boat.
1157. "The supply boats of the lower San Juan River consist of native dugout canoes, which during the dry season often have to be dragged over the sand bars into the succeeding pools of the river." Three supply boats on river.
1164. "A party enters to jungle." Three soldiers walking into jungle vegetation.
1169. "Nature claims her own. At San Juan del Norte, the abandoned dredges of the Maritime Canal Company are crumbling to dust. Purchased from the French after they had abandoned the Panama Canal project, these dredges worked many months on a Nicaraguan Canal in 1893, until in turn, it was abandoned."
1202. "Watersnakes blend into their background. The photographer's 'cuyuca' was tied to this old pontoon, from one of the Maritime Canal Company's dredges for more than hald an hour before the snake was seen..." Snake coiled inside end of pontoon.
1229. Untitled. Soldiers at dock in harbor.
1300. "A health survey is made along the canal route. Under the direction of the Medical Officers, on the Nicaraguan Canal Survey, an accurate health survey is conducted in the area along the route of the proposed canal." Men examine specimens in laboratory.
2004. Untitled. Men load cargo onto ship from flatbed rail cars.
2027. Untitled. Group photo of boys gathered around fountain in park.
2028. "Guadalupe Church in Leon is on of the oldest in Central America." Decaying stone church.
2044. Untitled. Lake scene.
2066. Untitled. Portrait of engineer lieutenant in front of map.
2097. Untitled. Three men in dugout canoe in swamp.
2098. "Plane-table work in the Rio Negro swamps presents difficulties. Photograph by Newell F. Johnstone."
2109. Untitled. Group photo of men relaxing at jungle camp.
2139. "Natives with pick and shovel dug the San Jorge San Juan del Sur cut. With labor plentiful at 40 cents a day, the laying of this 17-mile stretch of railroad is being accomplished at comparatively small expense." Men laying timbers for railroad in deep cut.
2161. Untitled. Engineer logos.
2199. Untitled. Group of soldiers in jungle clearing.
2372. Untitled. Men lying on cots.
2374. Untitled. Soldiers at jungle camp.
2376. Untitled. Group photo of engineer soldiers on beach. Talley standing third from right.
2508. "Nicaragua Canal Commission inspects the route of the proposed Nicaragua Canal. The inspecting party consisting of Dean A. Marston, of Iowa State College, Ames, Iowa, Major C. P. Gross, Corps of Engineers, Mr. R. G. Finch, Civil Engineer of Albany, N. Y., Lieut. C. D. Curran, Corps of Engineers, Major Paul R. Hawley, Chief Surgeon of the Nicaragua Canal Survey, Lieut. W. E. Potter, Corps of Engineers, Lieut. Leslie R. Groves, and Lieut. Col. Dan I. Sultan, Corps of Engineers, at lunch aboard the Engineer Launch, 'Ludlow', on the San Juan River, enroute to Greytown to study the eastern terminus of the proposed canal."
2519. Untitled. Group photo of inspecting party at tent camp.
2529. "Interoceanic Canal Commission inspects the route of the proposed Nicaragua Canal. Greytown, Nicaragua. The Interoceanic Canal Commission consisting of Dean Anson Marston of Iowa State College, Ames, Iowa, Mr. Sidney J. Williamson, Civil Engineer of Washington, D. C., and Mr. R. G. Finch, Civil Engineer of Albany, New York, confer with officers of the Corps of Engineers, U S Army, concerning the Atlantic terminus of the proposed Nicaragua Canal. Left to right: Dean A. Marston, Past-Pres., Amer. Soc. of Civil Engrs., Lt. Col. Dan I. Sultan, Corps of Engineers, Major C. E. Gross, Corps of Engineers, Mr. Sidney J. Williamson, Mr. R. G. Finch, Major Paul R. Hawley, Medical Corps, Chief Surgeon, Nic. Can. Survey, Lieut. Leslie R. Groves, Corps of Engineers, Lieut. T. L. Mulligan, Corps of Engineers."
2546. Untitled. Boy and girl in theatrical show.
2547. Untitled. Man and woman in theatrical show.
2548. Untitled. Cast photo of theatrical show. Talley wearing top hat in center right.
2549. Untitled. Cast photo of four couples from theatrical show.
2550. Untitled. Cast photo of theatrical show.
2564. Untitled. Men setting up equipment in jungle.
2569. Untitled. "A survey camp on the upper Deseado River." Jungle camp viewed from hillside.
2588. Untitled. Waterfall in jungle.
2593. Untitled. Surveying crew working in jungle.
2606. Untitled. Soldier at top of wooden bridge next to jungle shelter for generator.
2627. Untitled. Four soldiers with rifles on street corner.
2635. Untitled. Soldier and doctor examine wounded man on strecher.
2638. Untitled. Displaced people camping with their belongings outside Managua after earthquake.
2639. Untitled. People sitting on chairs in street outside houses in Managua after earthquake.
2642. "Inspecting the ruins in downtown with Lt. Col. Dan I. Sultan C. E., officer in charge of the survey. This photo appeared on a 2 page spread in NY Times Photogravure 1931. Talley and Sultan on ruins, along with local men moving rubble.
2648. Untitled. Soldiers with rifles guard the street in Managua after the earthquake.
2726. Untitled. Group photo of Colonel Sultan and other men outside relief tents after earthquake in Managua.
2971. Untitled. Letter accompanying congratulatory letter from President Herbert Hoover for Corps of Engineers soldiers of the Nicaragua Canal Survey, from Major General Lytle Brown, Chief of Engineers, dated May 14, 1931.
2. Other unnumbered USAEBIN photographs with or without original captions; n.d., 1929 (25 b&w prints).
3.25 X 5.5 Prints:
-"Major Dan I. Sultan, C. E., U. S. Army (in white), officer in charge of the Nicaraguan Canal Survey, and Major C. P. Gross, C. E. (Brooklyn, New York), who is in command of the troops of the Nicaraguan Canal Survey." Senior officers in uniform.
-"Lieut. B. B. Talley, C. E., while officer in charge of the transportation and supply on the San Juan River for the USAEB-N. 1929." Talley standing with one foot in supply boat.
-Church building with bell tower.
-Six officers in pith helmets and jodhpurs.
-Two soldiers carrying cattle skull on beach next to engineer launch Ludlow.
-Nicaraguans sorting unknown crop in village.
-Talley and another soldier with dog and unknown animal pet.
-Soldier with dog and unknown animal pet.
-Canoe in rapids.
-Vegetation near stream.
-Soldier standing on boulder.
-Talley standing on boulder.
-Soldier in formation in front of tent camp.
-Indian girl in print dress near fort at San Carlos.
-Man standing behind stone idol on ground (2.5 X 4 inch).
-"Four Nicaraguan Senoritas on a 'Fiesta.'"
-"'The American Colony' at Granada, Nicaragua, composed of the officers on duty with the Headquarters of the United States Army Engineer Battalion in Nicaragua, and their families photographed in the patio of the San Francisco Convent, which serves as a cuartel and headquarters for the expedition." Group photo (5 X 7 inch).
-Major Dan. I. Sultan, Major C. P. Gross, and Sultan's assistant, Lieutenant Caffey (4 X 5.5 inch).
-"November 14th, 1929. Company 'B', U. S. Engineer Battalion in Nicaragua (on canal survey). Noon chow from the can..." Men having lunch on boat.
-"Letter of appreciation from President Herbert Hoover to General MacArthur, Chief of Staff, concerning the work of the Army Engineer Battalion on the Nicaraguan Canal Survey; May 12, 1931.
-Man with small alligator at Engineer Battalion Headquarters at San Francisco, Granada, Dec. 1929 (6 X 8 inch).
-Country farm scene near lake (4.5 X 6.75 inch).
-View of lake, island and volcano from shore (4.5 X 6.75 inch).
-Aerial view of relief stations and outskirts of Managua after earthquake of 1931 (4 X 6 inch).
-Proof sheet with five numbered USAEBIN photos, including family scenes, a plantation, and stone idols in Granada (8 X 10 inch).
3. Nicaragua photographs from original negatives taken by Talley; 1929-1931 (18 b&w prints, 3.25 X 5.5 inch; 83 b&w contact prints; 83 b&w negatives, 3.5 X 5.5 inch).
Photos with Original Prints and Captions:
-"A party of friends on a picnic in Nicaragua." Group photo.
-"Not on the rocks, but still on the ox cart that carried it to the lake, is the Menocal, a launch built for the US Army Engineers in Nicaragua."
-"Down to the sea on an ox cart. The Menocal, Launch built for the US Army Engineer Battalion in Nicaragua on its maiden voyage. The crudeness of the ox Cart is hardly comparable to the excellence of the launch; both of which were built with the same tools." Launch boat on ox cart.
-Two American visitors at the Fiesta de San Blas at Diriomo, Nicaragua. Lt. E. C. Ross, Guardia Nacional de Nicaragua."
-"An American institution in a foreign land. Diriomo, Nicaragua. The merry-go-round that carried its merry makers to the tune of 'East Side, West Side, all Around the Town', at the Fiesta de San Blas."
-"The water front at Granada, Nicaragua, on Lake Nicaragua." View from dock."
-"Mr. Kennedy and a Nicaraguan Indian Girl at San Carlos." Talley friend J. C. Kennedy.
Photos with Captions Only:
-"Sergeant Bennett with fat Don Vicente and his 'mozo' at the mill in the cane field."
-"These sourdoughs found life lonesome at Babalonia because their women would not stay with them." Two miners.
-"The heir to half-way house between Juigalpa and La Liberdad." Boy standing in front of plants growing in cans.
-"The American Consolate at Bluefields." Talley standing between two men at top of stairs to porch of large house.
-"The ford over the Sequia at El Chile." Canoe crossing river.
Subjects of the other photographs include: a wedding between a United States Army officer and a Nicaraguan woman; Talley giving smallpox vaccinations to Nicaraguans; soldiers and their families at docks; scenes of religious festivals and celebrations; engineers swimming; street scenes; boats and canoes on lakes and rivers; villages, farms, dams, and mines; scenery; and people singly and in groups.
4. Diaz, Sandino, and other subjects of special note (9 b&w prints).
-Portrait of Nicaraguan President Adolfo Diaz (4.25 X 6.5 inch print inside gray mat).
-Portrait of El General Augusto C. Sandino; 1930 (3.5 X 5.5 inch).
-"Patria Y Libertad" Revolutionary logo on extortion letter from A. C. Sandino (two different prints).
-"La Fachada Principal del Cuartel General de la Guardia Nacional. Managua - Terremoto 31/3/31." (Earthquake damaged jail in Managua, 3.5 X 5.5 inch, two prints).
-"Salon Prio Donde Fue Deleite del Publico Capitalino. Managua. 31/3/31." (Street scene with destroyed building after earthquake, 3.5 X 5.5 inch).
-"Parts of Nicaragua and Costa Rica Showing the Line of the Proposed Nicaragua Canal, United States Army Engineers in Nicaragua." (Map, 3.5 X 5.5 inch).
-"J. C. Kennedy, San Carlos, Nic." Portrait of J. C. Kennedy (3.5 X 5.5 inch).
-"G. F. Borden, M. D., To my friend Lt. B. B. Talley" Portrait of man in suit and hat (4.25 X 5.75 inch).
5. Archeological Artifacts; ca. 1931 (37 different images; 56 b&w prints; 28 b&w contact prints; 18 negatives; 10 b&w copy negatives).
-USAEBIN Nos. 2363-2364, 2366-2371, 2378-1980. Pictographic drawings carved in a basalt slab on the Isla de los Muertos near Zapatera Island (13 different images; 21 prints: 16-3 X 4.75 inch, 5-5 X 7 inch).
-Stone idols from Zapatera Island displayed in the patio at the university in Granada (18 different images;18 prints, 3 X 5 inch; 18 contact prints, 3.5 X 5.75 inch; 18 negatives, 3.5 X 5.75 inch).
-Small artifacts (6 different images; 10 contact prints, 4 X 5 inch; 17 prints, 2.5 X 4 to 8 X 10 inch; 10 copy negatives, 4 X 5 inch).
6. Engineers trucks with water pumps travel into countryside, Nos. 0-23; ca. 1929-1931 (24 b&w contact prints, 3.5 X 5.75 inch; 24 negatives, 3.5 X 5.75 inch).
7. Miscellaneous groups of Prints and/or Negatives; ca. 1929-1931 (32 different different images; 20 b&w prints; 20 b&w negatives).
-Engineers' supplies being loaded onto large transport ship at port in Brooklyn, New York. U. S. Army Transport Kenowis also in port; ca. 1929 (11 prints, 3.5 X 5.75 inch; 1 b&w negative, 3.5 X 5.75 inch).
-Soldiers at Engineers' headquarters in Granada, area buildings, three church bells, and people in square in front of monastery at San Francisco in Granada; ca. 1929-1931 (5 b&w prints, 3.25 X 5.5 inch; 6 prints, 3.5 X 5.75 inch).
-Baseball team on steps in front of Engineers' Headquarters in Granada, and playing game at stadium in front of covered bleachers (2 prints, 3.5 X 5.75 inch).
-U. S. Army sergeant with wife and two small children, U. S. Army Transport Chateau Thierry approaching harbor and at dock, and woman on ship's deck, probably at the port of Corinto; ca. 1930 (2 prints, 3.25 X 5.5 inch; 5 negatives, 3.5 X 5.75 inch).
-Portraits of J. C. Kennedy at San Carlos (2 negatives, 3.5 X 4.25 inch).
-Talley and young local woman near tent camp, USAEBIN Nos. 206-208 (3 negatives, 3.5 X 5.75 inch).
-Portrait of Talley sitting with dog on lounge chair in patio at Granada (1 b&w negatives, 5 X 7 inch).
-Portrait of Talley's young son standing in garden, USAEBIN Nos. 2468 & 2469; ca. 1931 (2 b&w negatives, 5 X 7 inch).
Series 3. Fort Schuyler, New York (29th Engineer Battalion); 1931-1934 (17 b&w prints; 5 b&w negatives).
1. Groups of prints and negatives; ca. 1931-1934 (17 b&w prints, 3.5 X 5.75 inch; 5 b&w negatives, 3.5 X 5.75 inch).
-Talley with with rod, reel, bait can and fish.
-"Looking from parade ground towards Point Roade, left center. Taken in winter. Officers quarters in front."
-Buildings, grounds and breakwater in summer (2 prints).
-Winter scenes on fort or surrounding area, and ship in channel (5 prints).
-Winter scenes of ice, snow, and ships in channel off fort (5 prints).
-Two women with baby and pet dog at Lt. Talleys quarters on fort (3 prints).
-Talley's young son and pet dog playing outside family's quarters on fort (5 negatives).
Unidentified summer and winter views of fort buildings, grounds, and surrounding waters, plus a snapshot of Talley with rod, reel, and fish.
Series 4. Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio (Engineer Detachment, Air Corps Materiel Division); 1934-1937 (290 b&w prints; 89 b&w negatives; 10 b&w proof sheets)(See also: Part 1, Series 6).
Subseries 4a. Personal Photographs; n.d., 1937 (58 b&w prints; 89 b&w negatives; 10 b&w proof sheets).
1. Benjamin Talley, Manila Talley, and Mr. and Mrs. Albert W. Stevens recreating; n.d. (8 b&w prints).
2. Institute for Geographical Exploration, Harvard University (entrance and surrounding buildings); n.d. (12 b&w stereo negatives, 45 X 115 mm; 12 b&w contact prints, left and right sides).
3. Talley family house, Harvard University, and Cambridge, Massachussets (buildings, street scenes and monuments; ca. 1937 (31 b&w stereo negatives, 5 X 7 inch; 31 contact prints, 3.5 X 5 inch).
4. Talley family personal photographs: child, vehicles, travel trailer, and awards ceremony for women aviators; n.d., 1937 (6 b&w prints; 46 b&w negatives: 17-120 size, 17-3.5 X 4.5 inch, 12-5 X 7 inch; 10 b&w proof sheets from 37 original negatives).
Box 82 (box 96: rolled negatives)
Subseries 4b. National Geographic Society - U. S. Army Air Corps Stratosphere Flights; 1934-1935 (232 b&w prints; 89 b&w negatives)(See also: Part 2, Series 13).
1. Portraits and stratosphere photo; n.d., 1935 (10 b&w prints, 1 b&w negative).
1. Captain Albert W. Stevens in uniform (8 X 10 inch).
2 & 3. Talley in three-piece suit in front of brick building (8 X 10 inch; 5 X 7 inch, cropped).
4. Talley in shirt and tie in front of gondola trailer (8 X 10 inch).
5 & 6. "To Captain B.B. Talley with best wishes, AW Stevens OA Anderson" Captains Orville A. Anderson and Albert W. Steven and Anderson in office with trophy cup, National Geographic Society flag, and stratosphere flight photographs; Photo No. 83369-A; ca. 1935 (5 X 7 inch signed print; 8 X 10 inch enlargement; 8 X 10 inch negative, located in Box 19).
7 & 8. Captains Stevens and Anderson in harnesses and helmets in front of balloon gondola; 1935 (4.75 X 5.75 inch prints, both signed).
9. Group photo in front of brick building, probably Wright Field; n.d. (8 X 10 inch).
10. "The First Photograph Ever Made Showing the Division Between the Troposphere and the Stratosphere and Also the Actual Curvature of the Earth - Photographed from an Elevation of 72,395 Feet, the Highest Point Ever Reached by Man"; Photograph by Captain Albert W. Stevens, Copyright Supplement to the National Geographic Magazine, May, 1936; Photo No. 65908 (6.5 X 9.5 inch).
2. Photo Post Cards; 1934-1935 (16 b&w photo post cards, 10 different, 3.5 X 5.5 inch).
1. "Major W. E. Kepner and Capt. A. W. Stevens (Pilot and Scientific Observer), National Geographic Society - U.S. Army Air Corps Stratosphere Flight - Ascent, Rapid City, S.D., 1934"; Published by Rise Studio, No. 808; 1934 (2 copies).
2. "On the way to Stratosphere Bowl"; Photo by Rise Studio, No. 809; 1934.
3. "Capt Albert W. Stevens, America's Ace Air Photographer, Arrives at Rapid City. Capt. Stevens will act as Scientific Observer on Flight." Stevens at door of plane; Photo by Rise Studio, No. 811; 1934.
4. "Army Transport (Fokker) Plane which will follow Stratosphere Balloon on its flight."; Photo by Rise, No. 812; 1934.
5. "Capt. Stevens and Lt. Anderson with Gondola"; Photo by Rise Studio, No. 815; ca. 1934.
6. "Preparing Gondola for Flight"; Rise Photo, No. S-3; 1935 (3 copies).
7. "Rigging Gondola"; Rise Photo, No. S-5; 1935.
8. "Members of the Flight Personnel of Explorer I holding a press conference in front of the Headquarters cabin in Stratobowl near Rapid City, South Dakota."; National Geographic Society; 1934 (2 copies).
9. "Captain Albert W. Stevens, Air Corps, (center) Leader of the Expedition and Scientific Observer. Captain Orvil A. Anderson, Air Corps, (right) Pilot of the Stratosphere Balloon Explorer II. Captain Randolph P. Williams, Air Corps (left) Alternate Pilot and Ground Operations Officer."; National Geographic Society; 1935 (2 copies).
10. "The stratosphere balloon Explorer I is shown tugging at its mooring ropes prior to the ascension from the Stratobowl near Rapid City, South Dakota, on July 28, 1934."; National Geograpic Society; 1934 (2 copies).
3. Stratosphere camp and balloon aerial photographs (numbered set); 1935 (18 b&w prints, 7 X 9 inch).
1. (V1-349-I-BF)(6- -35-12N)(12-5000) Strato Camp, S.D.
2. (V3-349-I-BF)(6- -35-12N)(12-5000) Strato Camp, S.D.
3. (V4-349-I-BF)(6- -35-12N)(12-5000) Strato Camp, S.D.
4. (V5-349-I-BF)(6- -35-1P)(12-3000) Strato Camp, S.D.
5. (V6-349-I-BF)(6- -35-12N)(12-5000) Strato Camp, S.D.
6. (V6-349-I-BF)(6- -35-12N)(12-5000) Strato Camp, S.D.
7. (01-349-I-BF)(7-1-35-1P)(12-1500) Strato Camp, S.D.
8. (02-349-I-BF)(7-11-35-4P)(12-500) Stratosphere Balloon.
9. (03-349-I-BF)(7-11-35-4P)(12-500) Stratosphere Balloon.
10. (04-349-I-BF)(7-11-35-6P)(12-400) Stratosphere Balloon.
11. (05-349-I-BF)(6- -35-12N)(12-1000) Strato Camp, S.D.
12. (06-349-I-BF)(6- -35-12N)(12-1000) Strato Camp, S.D.
13. (07-349-I-BF)(6- -35-12N)(24-1500) Strato Camp, S.D.
14. (08-349-I-BF)(6- -35-12N)(24-1500) Strato Camp, S.D.
15. (09-349-I-BF)(7-1-35-12N)(12-3000) Strato Camp, S.D.
16. (10-349-I-BF)(7-1-35-12N)(12-3000) Strato Camp, S.D.
17. (G1-BF)(7-1-35-11A) Strato Camp, S.D.
18. (G2-BF)(7-1-35-11A) Strato Camp, S.D.
4. Stratosphere flight taken from airplane (numbered photos); ca. 1934 (50 b&w prints, 8 X 10 inch).
Photo Nos.: 12, 13, 17, 25, 26, 33, 37, 38, 43, 45, 48, 52, 60, 62, 64, 67, 70, 72, 78, 79, 86, 95, 100, 110, 117, 135, 151, 160, 165, 173, 175, 179, 182, 186, 188, 195, 207, 208, 212, 213, 222, 230, 231, 233, S-27.
12. "Bowl & Crowds after Early Morning Takeoff."
13. "Bowl & Road to Rapid City after Takeoff."
17. "Looking N. - Black Hills & Rapid City."
25. "Looking W. over So. Fork Cheyenne R. at Black Hills Balloon 12,000', Photo Ship 20,000'."
26. "Balloon over Edge of Mesa in Bad Lands."
33. "Beginning ascent from 12,000' over Pine Ridge Indian Res."
38. "Balloon 20,000' - Photo Ship 24,000'."
43. "24,000' Alt."
45. "Balloon 28,000'."
48. "Balloon 30,000 - Spectrograph."
52. "Balloon 40,000' over N. Nebr. from airplane @ 25,600'."
60. "Descent - 25,000'."
62. "Descent - 20,000'."
64. "Descent - 17,000'."
67. "15,000' - near Holdredge, Nebr."
70. "12,000' - N. Platte R."
78. "12,000' - Gondola & Moon."
79. "12,000' - Lowering Spectograph."
86. "12,000' - Lowering Spectograph - Black Hills in background."
95. "S. Fork Cheyenne R. ' McAllister's plane upper left."
100. "Over Eroded Bad Lands."
110. "N. Platte R."
117. "6,000' - Looking S.E. - Holdredge in distance."
151, 179, 195. Devil's Tower, Wyoming.
160, 230, 231, 233, S-27. Stratosphere Camp.
173, 175, 182, 186, 188, 207, 208, 212, 213, 222. Black Hills and George Washington’s face carved into Mount Rushmore.
Extra prints with captions:
"The First Stage of the Flight." (No. 86).
"Approaching the Second Stage of the Flight" (two different views of the balloon).
"Nearing the End." (two different views of balloon, one is No. 117).
"The Gondola with Instrument Arms Outstretched."
Close-up of lower balloon tearing away.
5. Explorer II ascent and descent taken from airplane (numbered set, EII #1 to 42); 1935 (42 b&w prints, 5 X 7 inch).
6. Numbered aerial photos, probably taken from balloon (numbered prints, no identification); n.d. (13 b&w prints, 7.25 X 9.5 inch).
Photo Nos.: 3-193, 3-194, 3-219, 3-220, 3-230, 3-231, 4-301, 4-346, 4-347, 9-859, 9-860, 9-893, 9-894.
7. Talley photos taken at Stratobowl camp before Explorer II flight; 1935 (70 b&w contact prints, 5 X 7 inch; 88 b&w negatives, 5 X 7 inch, rolled, located in Box 19).
Subjects include: Albert W. Steven, Benjamin B. Talley, and Manila D. Talley, and others in front of balloon gondola in shed; area Indians posing in front of balloon gondola; men preparing balloon gondola for flight; NBC radio broadcast facilities; Stratobowl camp and launch area; area scenery; men launching weather balloons; camp headquarters building; night inflation of balloon; men attaching balloon to gondola, and airplanes used to follow flights at airfield with hangars.
8. Miscellaneous photograph sets; n.d. (13 b&w prints).
-Talley and two other men weighing equipment in tent (5 prints, 2.5 X 3.5 inch).
-Airplanes taking off from airfield and close-up of windsock (4 prints, 3.5 X 4.75 inch).
-Men preparing balloon gondola for flight in front of shed (4 prints, 6.75 X 8 inch).
Series 5. Trip to Southwest and Crater Lake During Change of Station; Summer 1937 (139 b&w prints; 285 b&w negatives; 15 color transparencies)(See also: Part 2, Series 8, Folder 1).
1. Gallup, Hopi Village, and Puyé cliff dwellings, New Mexico; 1937 (70 b&w stereo prints, 45 X 107mm; 75 b&w stereo prints, 45 X 70mm).
The Gallup, New Mexico photographs include those of parade and ceremonies from the annual Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial there, held on Aug. 25-27, 1937.
2. Mesa Verde cliff dwellings, Colorado; 1937 (28 b&w stereo prints, 45 X 107mm; 36 b&w stereo negatives, 45 X 107mm).
3. Mesa Verde, Colorado, Gallup, Puyé cliff dwellings, and Hopi Village, New Mexico; 1937 (41 b&w prints, 3.5 X 5 inch).
4. Gallup, Puyé cliff dwellings, and Hopi Village, New Mexico; 1937 (69 b&w negatives, 3.5 X 5 inch).
5. Mesa Verde cliff dwellings; 1937 (33 b&w negatives, 3.5 X 5 inch).
6. Mesa Verde, Colorado, and Gallup, Puyé cliff dwellings, and Hopi Village, New Mexico; 1937 (44 b&w stereo negatives, 5 X 7 inch).
7. Mesa Verde Museum, Colorado; 1937 (8 b&w stereo negatives, 5 X 7 inch).
8. Gallup, New Mexico; 1937 (15 color transparencies, 3.5 X 5 inch).
9. Crater Lake, Oregon; 1937 (20 b&w stereo negatives, 5 X 7 inch).
Series 6. Portland, Oregon (29th Engineer Battalion and Portland, Oregon Engineer District); 1937-1940 (50 b&w prints; 2 b&w negatives; 3 b&w copy negatives).
1. Talley portraits; n.d., 1939 (8 b&w prints; 1 b&w copy negative).1
1. Talley in uniform without hat; 1939 (xerographic copy of original b&w print; 1 copy negative, 120 size).
2. Talley in uniform with hat; ca. 1939 (1 print, 4.5 X 6.5 inch).
3. Talley in suit at desk; n.d. (2 different images, 3 prints: 2-3.5 X 5 inch, 1-8 X 10 inch).
4. Talley in suit; n.d. (4 prints: 2-4.5 X 6.5 inch, 2-5 X 7 inch).
2. 29th Engineers; n.d. (24 b&w prints, 3.25 X 5 inch).
Photographs primarily of mapping facilities and equipment with one image each of unit basketball team, kitchen, and dress parade. Talley is in only one these photographs.
3. Personal photographs; n.d., 1938, 1939 (18 b&w prints; 2 b&w negatives, 3.5 X 5 inch; 2 b&w copy negatives).
-Home in Portland; 1938 (1 print, 3 X 4 inch; 1 copy negative, 120 size).
-Talley and wife Manila posed with biplane; n.d. (7 different images; 14 prints: 6-2.5 X 4.25 inch, 1-3 X 5 inch; 4-3.75 X 4.75 inch, 2-4 X 5 inch, 1-8 X 10 inch).
-Mount Hood; n.d. (7 different images; 5 prints, 1-3.25 X 4.75 inch, 4-5 X 7 inch; 2 negatives. 3.5 X 5 inch; 1 copy negative, 120 size).
-Manila Talley at Fort Rains blockhouse; n.d. (3.75 X 4.75 inch).
-Talley and wife Manila on rock viewing sailing ship in harbor; n.d. (4.5 X 6.5 inch).
-Group photo including Benjamin and Manila Talley; n.d. (4 X 5 inch).
Series 7. Alaska (Seattle Engineer District, 1940, and Officer in Charge of Alaskan Construction, 1941-1943); n.d., 1940-1943 (64 b&w prints, 63 b&w negatives; 148 b&w copy negatives; 14 b&w proof sheets)(See also: Part 1, Subseries 7a and 7b).
1. Adak: first plane to land; April 1, 1941 (1 xerographic copy of original print, 3.5 X 5 inch; 1 b&w copy negative, 120 size).
2. Amchitka, Talley on reconnaissance at Constantine Harbor; December 1942 (1 xerographic copy of original print, 8 X 10 inch; 1 b&w copy negative, 120 size).
3. Animals; n.d., 1941 (12 b&w prints; 2 copy negatives, 120 size).
-Brown bear killed on Kodiak Island and mauled cow; 1941 (10 b&w prints, 2.5 X 3.5 inch; 1 xerographic copy of original print; 1 b&w copy negative, 120 size).
-Foxes on Adak Island; n.d. (1 xerographic copy from original print; 1 b&w copy negative, 120 size.
- Fox kit and caribou calf; n.d. (2 b&w prints, 8 X 10 inch).
4. Cold Bay: Blue Goose airplane at dock after forced landing; ca. June 1942 (2 b&w prints, 2.75 X 4 inch; xerographic copies of 7 original prints; 7 b&w copy negatives, 120 size).
5. Fairbanks area: Talley with dog sled and team; April 1941 (7 b&w negatives, 3.5 X 5 inch; xerographic copies of 4 original prints; 2 b&w proof sheets from 7 original negatives).
6. Fort Richardson: Anchorage Engineers Area Office; 1941 (4 b&w prints; xerographic copies of 4 original prints; 1 b&w copy negative, 120 size).
Colonel Talley, executive officer Captain D. O. Givens, and Lieutenant Baum standing in front of office sign on side of building.
7. Mt. McKinley area: railroad inspection; September 1940 (xerographic copies of 3 original prints, 3.25 X 4.5 inch; 3 b&w copy negatives, 120 size).
Colonel B. C. Dunn, Captain Talley, and Colonel C. H. Lee in civilian clothes at station house and on railroad tracks.
8. Manila Point at Seward Harbor and railroad car; 1941 (xerographic copies of 4 different b&w prints: 1-2.5 X 4.25 inch, 3-3.25 X 4.25 inch; 4 b&w copy negatives, 120 size).
Talley traveled from Yakutat to Seward, where he was met by Alaska Railroad manager Col. Ohlsen, who had traveled there on his personal railroad motor car. One of these photographs is Manila Point, and the other three are of railroad tracks and Colonel Ohlsen's motor car.
9. Dr. Romig's place toward Spenard: frosted trees and gate in winter; n.d. (xerographic copy of 1 original print, 8 X 10 inch; 1 b&w copy negative, 120 size).
10. Talley: Distinguished Service Medal presentation at engineers office in Anchorage; U. S. Army Photos; 1942 (4 different images; 2 b&w prints, 7.25 X 9 inch; xerographic copies of 4 original prints, 7.25 X 9 inch; 4 b&w copy negatives).
1. General Simon Buckner pinning medal on Talley with Colonel Edwin in center.
2. General Buckner shaking hand with Talley after pinning.
3. Portrait of Talley wearing medal.
4. Group photo, including: Lieutenant Colonel Leon B. DeLong, Victor C. Rivers (chief engineer), Lieutenant Colonel B. B. Talley, Robert Musser (assistant chief engineer), Major Dodson O. Givens (executive officer), and Lieutenant James D. Bush.
11. Talley: Portraits; 1941-1942 (13 different images; 7 b&w prints, 4 different; xerographic copies of 12 original prints, 8 X 10 inch; 12 b&w copy negatives, 120 size).
1 & 2. Lieutenant Colonel Talley at desk.
3-5. Colonel Talley in garrison cap.
6-9. Colonel Talley in dress uniform.
10. Colonel Talley in garrison cap in front of Army Engineers Area Office door.
11. Bearded Colonel Talley in rain jacket on reconnaissance in the Aleutians, Dec. 1942.
12. Talley in knit cap and rain jacket on reconnaissance in the Aleutians.
13. Talley in winter jacket with hood up, tractor in background.
12. Talley with others; n.d., 1943 (xerographic copies of 7 original prints, 1-5 X 6 inch, 6-8 X 10 inch; 7 b&w copy negatives, 120 size).
1 & 2. Colonel Talley and unidentified man in front of Quonset hut; Roger Dudley, commercial photographer, Seattle, Washington.
3. Colonel Talley and Colonel Erie in front of map; Public Relations #414.
4 & 5. Luncheon at Pacific Huts, Inc. at Seattle, Washington. Those pictured include Major J. D. Lang, Colonel Talley, Frank Hobbs (President, Pacific Huts, Inc.), Major General H. G. Winsor (Northwest Director, War Manpower Commission), George K. Comstock (Executive Vice President, Pacific Huts, Inc.; Feb. 24, 1943.
6 & 7. Colonel Talley, Colonel Richard Park (Division Engineer, North Pacific Division), and Captain J. D. Lang examine plans on Park's desk, Seattle; Public Relation #415 & 416.
13. Umnak survey parties; 1940-1942 (1 b&w print, 3.5 X 4.5 inch; xerographic copies of 15 original b&w prints; 15 b&w copy negatives, 120 size).
Those people identified include: Second Lieutenant C. H. Lee (chief of party), Co.onel Everett C. Davis (chief of survey), and Colonel Talley.
14. Volcanoes: Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutians; n.d. (xerographic copies of 4 original b&w prints, 5 X 7 inch; 4 b&w copy negatives, 120 size).
Popov Volcano is identified in three of the photographs.
15. Whittier: Construction Building Shop; 1942 (xerographic copies of 4 original b&w prints, 3.25 X 4.25 inch; 4 b&w negatives, 3.5 X 5 inch; 4 b&w copy negatives, 120 size; 1 b&w proof sheet from 4 original negatives).
Interior views of shop. Al Coker of West Construction identified.
16. Whittier Tunnel "Holing Through" ceremony; U.S. Army Signal Corps Photos; November 1942 (1 b&w print, 5 X 7 inch; xerographic copies of 20 original b&w prints, 8 X 10 inch; 20 copy negatives, 120 size).
1. "Enroute Anchorage to Tunnel Site." Interior of railroad car. Robert Atwood at left.
2. "General Buckner addressing the employees and guests of the banquet - Whittier Camp."
3. "Col. Ohlsen - ditto." Col. Ohlsen speaking at banquet.
4. "'Friends, Romans, countrymen - keep your ears - mine are sufficient thank you' (Not the benediction - just my usual humor) They ain't hungry the've done >et." Left to right: Col. Otto Ohlsen, Al Coker (Superintendent in charge of construction), and Col. Talley speaking.
5. "Preparing for the last shot." General Buckner with hand on switch.
6. "Here we go!" Gen. Buckner throws switch.
7. "lst try - nothing happened- (blew a fuse) Gen. Buckner throws the switch."
8. "Waiting for the tunnel to clear after the last blast - Bear Valley Portal."
9. Believe it or not - the 2 ends meet.
10. "What the inside of a well const'd tunnel looks like."
11. "Watch your step." Men walking through rubble in tunnel.
12. "Over the last muck pile. You will note the ghost of C. Chaplain in The Gold Rush."
Left to right: Rusty Dow (only woman in party at left), Gen. Buckner (right foreground), Col. Talley, and civilian.
13. "It's pretty funny" General Buckner congratulates Col. O.F. Ohlsen.
14. "You did a fine job' Talley to Coker 'Thanks' Coker to Talley." Col. Talley congratulates Al Coker. Left to right: Gen. Buckner, Col. Ohlsen.
15. "The 2 tunnel foremen meet at the center of the tunnel. L to R: Col. O. F. Ohlsen mgr Ak RR, Col. B.B. Talley, Gen. Buckner."
16. "The return of the tramline (Chaplain is with us again)."
17. "It must have been pleasant news - I don't recall." Col. Talley and Col. Post.
18. "1st load of passengers thru the tunnel - on the way in."
19. "It is cold - and all are sober (-2E F)."
20. "This one wouldn't start either."Automobile on flatbed railcar.
17. Yakutat: general scenes; 1940-1941 (8 b&w prints, 3.25 X 4.25 inch; xerographic copies of 36 b&w original prints; 10 b&w negatives, 3.5 X 5 inch; 32 copy negatives, 120 size; 3 b&w proof sheets from 10 original negatives).
1. "Yakutat, Alaska";1940. Libby McNeil Cannery. Staff quarters in foreground. Cannery center with dock on left.
2. "Yakutat, Alaska" Town from harbor; 1940.
3. "Hidden Glacier near Yakutat, Alaska."
4. Interior of native church full with congregation; 1940.
5. Yakutat from harbor.
6. Cannery superintendent's quarters, Libby McNeil Cannery. Quarters occupied by Col. and Mrs. B.B. Talley, Oct. 1940 to Jan. 7, 1941.
7. Dock and town of Yakutat looking to the northeast.
8. Yakutat looking from the west across the bay.
9. Bulldozer clearing field (original print).
10. "BBT (center) with salmon caught from bridge over the _____ River 5 miles south of Yakutat at terminus of railroad."
11. "Upper reaches of Yakutat Bay looking North East." (no negative).
12. "Live Seals on Iceberg Near Yakutat" (no negative).
13. Yakutat in distance from southwest (original print, no negative).
14-16. Views of Yakutat from harbor (no negative for No. 14).
17. Yakutat from west.
18 & 19. Construction party at Yakutat doing soil testing (original prints).
20. Four radio towers with platforms in clearing.
21. Road scene at Yakutat after and before digging clams.
22-24. Aerial views of Yakutat and radio towers.
25. View of Yakutat with Libby McNeil Cannery in foreground.
26-29. Views of radio tower and building in clearing.
30-33. Libby McNeil Cannery. Quarters leased to army during construction of airfield (original print, No. 31).
34. Aerial of Yakutat. Libby McNeil Cannery at left and docks at right.
35. B.A. Jack, native carver, and a harpoon he was making.
36. Left to right: Sam George, Peter Lawrence, David Hewey, and Sheldon James.
18. Yakutat: Christmas picnic; Dec. 25, 1940 (6 b&w prints, 3.25 X 4.25 inch; xerographic copies of 6 original b&w prints; 8 b&w negatives, 3.5 X 5 inch; 6 b&w copy negatives, 120 size; 2 b&w proof sheets from 8 original negatives; 8 different images).
1. Left to right: Capt. Frank Loomis, Manila Talley, Lois "Sunny" Loomis, and Capt. B.B. Talley.
2. Left to right: Lois "Sunny" Loomis, Capt. Frank Loomis, Manila Talley, and Lois Ba (2 original prints).
3. Enroute to Christmas dinner in the open. Left to right: Manila Talley, Captain B.B. Talley, Lois Baum, Second Lieutenant John Baum, Lois “Sunny” Loomis, and Captain Frank Loomis (no original print).
4. Left to right: Manila Talley, Lois Baum, Lois "Sunny" Loomis, and Captain Frank Loomis.
5. Left to right: Captain B.B. Talley, Captain Frank Loomis, Lois Baum, Lois "Sunny" Loomis, Lieutenant Birch (behind), Manila Talley, civilian engineer, and Second Lieutenant John Baum.
6. Capt Frank Loomis and wife Lois "Sunny" Loomis (followed Talley as R. E. at Yakutat).
19. Yakutat: First plane to land at Yakutat Field; May 8, 1941 (xerographic copies of 5 original b&w prints; 2 b&w negatives, 3.5 X 5 inch; 5 b&w copy negatives, 120 size; 1 b&w proof sheet from 2 original negatives).
20. Yakutat: Airport opening; May 1941 (4 b&w prints, 2-3.25 X 4.25 inch, 2-3 X 4; xerographic copies of 4 original b&w prints; 2 b&w copy negatives, 120 size; 2 different).
1. Left to right beside plane: Gov. Ernest Greuning, Major General Simon Bolivar Buckner, Lieutenant Francis Loomis (Resident Engineer), Major B.B. Talley, and Colonel George Nold.
2. Left to right: unknown officer, Major B.B. Talley, and Gov. Ernest Greuning (back to camera).
21. Yakutat: Aerial views, flying to Yakutat; ca. 1941 (xerographic copies of 20 original b&w prints; 19 b&w negatives, 3.5 X 5 inch; 5 b&w copy negatives, 120 size; 5 b&w proof sheets from 19 original negatives).
22. Miscellaneous World War II Photos; n.d., 1940, 1942, 1943 (xerographic copies of 14 original b&w prints; 14 b&w copy negatives, 120 size).
1. Japanese water depth gauge; U.S. Army Air Corps photo; June 6, 1943.
2. General Simon Buckner near headquarters command post in the Aleutians; n.d.
3. Partial Mosaic, Holtz Bay, Attu Island (mosaic of aerial photographs); Mar. 1943.
4. "Embarkation of Co. 'B', 28th Engineers aboard the U.S.A.T. ETOLIN, Tamgas Bay, Annette Island, Alaska."; Oct. 21, 1940.
5. Grave marker: "Sleeping here. A brother in arms who lost youth and happiness for his Motherland, July 25th, Nippon Army."
6. "Canadian and U.S. flags fly over Kiska"; U.S. Army Signal Corps Photo; Aug. 1943.
7. Japanese submarine, Kiska; 1943.
8. The 28th Engineers landing supplies at Shemya; n.d.
9. "Gen. S.B. Buckner (CG. Of Alaska Defense Command) looking at the American flag hoisted above the captured Japanese headquarters in Chichagof Bay after the Japanese had been routed and the island was again in the hands of the Americans. L to R: Lt. Col. Nelson, C.O.; Gen. Buckner, CG of ADC; Col. Culin, C.O. of Holtz Bay forces, during Gen. Buckner's inspection tour of Attu, Alaska Chichagof Bay, 6/2/43."
10. Japanese bombing of Dutch Harbor; n.d.
11. "DOWN BUT NOT OUT. Colonel B.B. Talley resting on the beach during a reconnaissance of Tanaga Island to determine its suitability for an air base. Conditions were suitable on Tanaga, but the advantages of the excellent harbors of Adak outweighed favorable condition at Tanaga, and Adak was rightfully chosen as the site for a major air and naval base in the mid-Aleutians."; Oct. 24, 1942.
12. "An officer & gentleman" Colonel Talley in raincoat holding chin.
13. Combination print of five images: man with transom, landing craft unloading supplies on beach, bomber landing or taking off, men laying Marston matting for air field, and tractor; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Photo; n.d.
14. Sign marking Engineer Hill on Attu Island, named in honor of the 50th Engineer Regiment that fought the last Japanese counterattack on May 29, 1943; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Photo; n.d.
23. Unidentified photo sets taken in Alaska; ca. 1941 (21 b&w prints, 3.5 X 4.5 inch; 23 b&w negatives, 3.5 X 5 inch).
Subjects of the photos include scenery, airfields, buildings, an airplane, dogs, and Inupiat natives.
Series 8. Europe (V Corps, First U. S. Engineers Special Brigade); n.d., 1944, 1954 (50 b&w prints; 1 color slide; 4 b&w negatives)(See Also: Part 1, Subseries 7c).
1. Group photo of V Corps officers, signed by members; ca. 1944 (1 b&w contact print; 1 b&w negative, 8 X 10 inch).
2. English manor house; U.S. Army Pictorial Service; Negative Nos. ETO-FA-44-155, ETO-FA-44-156, ETO-FA-44-159; 1944 (3 b&w prints, 4 X 4.5 inch).
3. French post cards; ca. 1944 (19 b&w photo post cards: 8-3.5 X 5.5 inch, 11-4 X 5.75 inch).
-Chartres Cathedral (6 different).
-Chateau de Castilly, par Lison (Calvados). Exterior and interior views (2 different).
-Country scenes; Yvon (4 different).
-Cherbourg city scenes;Yvon (5 different).
1. Place Napoleon et Gare maritime.
2. Le Casino.
3. Eglise de la Trinité.
4. L'Avant-Port le quai de Coligny.
5. Le Petit Port.
6. Le Jardin Public.
-Sail boat race.
4. Cherbourg Museum: Normandy Invasion exhibit; n.d., 1954 (27 b&w prints: 2-2.5 X 3.5 inch, 15-3 X 4.5 inch, 2-2.5 X 4.25 inch, 8-4 X 5 inch; 1 color slide, 35mm; 3 b&w negatives: 2-4 X 5.5 inch, 2-8 X 10 inch).
Series 9. Okinawa and Korea (First U.S. Engineers Special Brigade, Army Service Forces in Korea); 1945-1946 (22 b&w prints; 4 b&w negatives; 1 b&w copy negatives)(See also: Part 1, Subseries 7d).
1. Group photos of Major General G. X. Cheves and Staff, ASCOM 24; 1945 (2 b&w prints, 8 X 10 inch; 2 different).
Talley was the deputy commander of the unit, and is seated to the right of General Cheves.
2. Simon Bolivar Buckner Monument and Memorial; 1946 (4 b&w prints).
-Buckner Monument in Okinawa (3 prints: 1-3 X 4.25 inch, 2-3.25 X 4 inch).
-Proposed plaque for Buckner Memorial (1 print, 6.25 X 9 inch).
-Program for dedication of the Memorial to Buckner, Camp Buckner, West Point, New York, July 6, 1946.
3. Buddha figure presented to the National Geographic Society by Talley for Japanese civil engineer living in Korea (Also includes set of armor and other artifacts); 1945-1947. (16 b&w prints; 4 b&w negatives, 4 X 5 inch; 1 b&w copy negative, 120 size).
-Man attaching pin to Talley's chest (1 print, 4 X 5 inch).
-Cannon in storage yard (3 prints, 4 X 5 inch; 3 negatives, 4 X 5 inch).
-Warrior set of armor (1 print, 4 X 5 inch; 1 negative, 4 X 5 inch).
-Gold and bronze Buddha figure (1 print, 4 X 5 inch).
-Gold and bronze Buddha figure in display case at National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C.; 1947 (2 prints: 1-7.75 X 9.5 inch, 1-5.75 X 8.25 inch; 1 copy negative, 120 size).
-Base of gold and bronze Buddha figure opened, revealing prayer scrolls, pearls, and coral; Those present include Colonel Talley, Manila D. Talley, F. M. Setzler, and other officials of the Smithsonian Institution; Photo Nos. 52781-TR to 52788-TR; Jan. 1946 (8 prints, 7.75 X 8.5 inch or smaller).
Series 10. Huntington, West Virginia, and Louisville, Kentucky (District Engineer); 1946-1948 (118 b&w prints; 1 copy negative)(See also: Part 1, Series 8).
1. Legion of Merit medal presented to Lieutenant Colonel John P. Cruickshank, Army Reserve, Huntington, West Virginia, by Colonel Talley at private dinner; 1946 (6 b&w prints, 8 X 10 inch).
2. Oak Leaf Cluster of the Legion of Merit presented to Colonel Talley for service on Omaha Beach in the Normandy Invasion, by Brigadier General D. L. Weart, Division Engineer, Cincinnati, Ohio; Mar. 20, 1947 (10 b&w prints, 8 X 10 inch).
3. Louisville Floodwall groundbreaking ceremony at 39th and Rudd, performed by Colonel Talley and Louisville Mayor E. Leland Taylor; Mar. 20, 1947 (4 b&w prints, 8 X 10 inch).
4. A. J. Stewart, Vice President of Citizens Fidelity and Trust Company, presents $350,000 check to Colonel Talley to complete purchase of the Gibbs-Inman Building in Louisville for a permanent home for the Corps of Engineers; June 24, 1947 (3 b&w prints, 8 X 10 inch).
5. Cagles Mill Reservoir Outlet Works groundbreaking ceremony, performed by Colonel Talley, Governor Ralph Gates, and contractor John Kenney; July 1, 1948 (12 b&w prints, 8 X 10 inch).
6. Covington Floodwall groundbreaking ceremony, performed by Colonel Talley and Cincinnati Mayor William F. Rolfes; July 21, 1948 (5 b&w prints, 8 X 10 inch).
7. Farewell dinner for Colonel Talley on his departure from the Louisville District; Aug. 1948 (18 b&w prints, 4 X 5 inch).
8. Portraits; n.d., 1946 (4 b&w prints, 8 X 10 inch).
-Colonel Talley at desk; 1946 (3 prints).
-Major General D. L. Weart, Division Engineer, at desk; n.d. (1 print).
9. Individual identified photographs; 1947-1947 (11 b&w prints; xerographic copy of one original b&w print; 1 b&w copy negative, 120 size; 12 different).
1. Lou. F. Wall, equipment operator, is presented with $10 bonus by Mr. Jones, construction superintendent, Terry & Steadman Construction Company (Colonel Talley in foreground); Courier-Journal and Louisville Times Photo; Sep. 21, 1947 (8 X 10 inch).
2. Colonel Talley and Major General Weart in front of display for engineer radar survey equipment and related Ohio River navigational charts; Received from "The Work Boat," New Orleans, La.; Feb. 20, 1948 (8 X 10 inch).
3. Dinner on the occasion of turnover to the City of Cincinnati of the Mill Creek Barrier Dam Project; Left to right: W. R. Kellogg (city manager), Colonel Talley, Morris Edwards, D. K. Fuller, H. A. Seaman, and Don Rolf; Osbourne & O'Hagan, photographers, Cincinnati; Feb. 26, 1948 (8 X 10 inch).
4. Ohio River Division senior engineers at Cincinnati office; left to right: B. B. Talley (District Engineer, Louisville), H. V. Canan (District Engineer, Nashville), Major General D. L. Weart (Division Engineer), A. M. Nelson (Huntington), and F. H. Falkner (Pittsburgh); Feb. 1948 (8 X 10 inch).
5. Left to right: Colonel Talley, Senator Robert A. Taft of Ohio, Major General Douglas Weart, and Lieutenant General Raymond A. Wheeler (Chief of Engineers) view flood control model at the Waterways and Flood Control Convention, Cincinnati, Ohio; Marsh Photographic Studio, Cincinnati; 1948 (xerographic copy of original b&w print, 8 X 10 inch; 1 b&w copy negatives, 120 size).
6. Men talking at party; left to right: Mr. Kenyon, Colonel Talley, and Colonel Petit; Phot No. A337-2; n.d. (8 X 10 inch).
7. Men seated at dinner party; seated left to right: Mr. Kenyon, Major Barjuad, Colonel Bethume, Colonel Talley, Lieutenant Colonel Leguay, Colonel Adams, Colonel Dechaene, Colonel Petit, General Weckerling, General de la Boisse, Colonel Smith, Colonel De Pass, Lieutenant Colonel Amprino, Colonel MacAdam, Major Bergeron, Captain Laurent, and Lieutenant Rishell; Photo No. A-337-6; n.d. (8 X 10 inch).
8. Group photo at dinner party; seated left to right: Colonel Talley, Colonel Petchot-Bacque, Colonel Howze, and Colonel Duff; standing left to right: Major Cunningham, Colonel Jung, Mr. Valentin, Mr. L'Abbe, Major Boussarie, Colonel Leguay, Colonel Dickens, Colonel Harris, and Major Bergeron; n.d. (8 X 10 inch).
9. Group photo left to right in suits; Jim Haines, Major General Douglas L. Weart, Senator Josh Lee (Democrat, Oklahoma), and Colonel Talley; n.d. (3.5 X 5.75 inch).
10. Group photo left to right: Gertrude Weart, Manila Talley, Rae Haines, and Mrs. Josh Lee; n.d. (3.5 X 5.75 inch).
11. Pete and Rene, marriage at Evangelical Children's Home, St. Louis, Missouri; Feb. 10, 1946 (3.5 X 5 inch).
12. "Greetings & Best Wishes, Jim Kelley, 1948" Three men view certificate; n.d. (4 X 5 inch).
10. Unidentified groups of photographs; n.d. (35 b&w prints).
1. Colonel Talley and unidentified man speak at podium (4 prints, 8 X 10 inch).
2. Colonel Talley, Major General Weart, and others power up river facility (4 prints, 8 X 10 inch).
3. Colonel Talley at outdoor dinner party; U. S. Army Photographs, Nos. 1-886-(2, 3, 5, 8, and 9)/A1-50 (5 prints, 8 X 10 inch).
4. Colonel Talley at ceremony for Surveyor (riverboat with radar mapping equipment?); Kentucky Department of Highways Photo, Nos. 436-6 and 436-13 (2 prints, 8 X 10 inch).
5. Colonel Talley, Manila Talley, A. C. Ingersoll (Mississippi Valley Association), and E. Leland Taylor (Mayor, Louisville), and others at pinning ceremony for Talley at Louisville District office (11 prints, 8 X 10 inch).
6. Colonel Talley at groundbreaking ceremony for Uniontown, Kentucky Flood Protection project (2 prints, 8 X 10 inch).
7. Colonel Talley at document signing ceremony (8 prints, 4 X 5 inch).
8. Colonel Talley with racks of drying tobacco, and unidentified man and woman (3 prints, 3.5 X 5.75 inch).
11. Unidentified individual photographs; n.d. (10 b&w prints: 1-3.5 X 5.75 inch, 1-4.5 X 6.5 inch, 6-8 X 10 inch; 2-9 X 18 inch, oversize, located in Flat Cabinets).
Series 11. North Atlantic Division, New York (Division Engineer); 1952-1955 (31 b&w prints; 2 b&w negatives; 2 b&w copy negatives)(See also: Part 1, Series 9, Folder 14).
1. Talley portraits; n.d., 1952 (10 b&w prints; 4-3.25 X 4.5 inch; 6-8 X 10 inch; 2 b&w negatives, 5 X 7 inch; 7 different).
Four portraits of Talley's head and chest, and one of him at his desk.
2. Identified photographs; 1952-1954 (6 b&w prints, 8 X 10 inch).
1. Talley posed with others in small boat; Photo by K. J. Shepard, Clarksville, Virginia; Sep. 1952.
2-4. Talley at meeting of the Society of Military Engineers, New York City Post; Oct. 22-1953.
5. New York Mobilization Designation Detachment #11 (ENGR NAD); Front Row, left to right: Captain Winthrop W. Dudley, Lieutenant Colonel Brian P. Emerson, Colonel Garret J. Byrnes, Colonel Herbert Davidson (Commanding Officer), Colonel B. B. Talley (Division Engineer, North Atlantic Division), Colonel Ralph P. Levison, Lieutenant Colonel Michael J. Hered, and Colonel James R. Johnston; Back Row, left to right: Lieutenant Colonel James G. Collins, Lieutenant Colonel Peter T. Gavaris, Lieutenant Colonel Louis Gardner, Lieutenant Colonel Anthony J. Giardina, ________, Lieutenant Colonel Eugene R. Bernardi, Lieutenant Colonel Arthur N. Vanderlip, Major Wilbur L. Clark, Major Robert S. Froman, Captain Aaron B. Calvin, Major Herbert W. Holmgren, and ________; Oct. 1953.
6. "Muting - Public Hearing, Monterey, Cal., Bd Engrs R & H - 21 Jan 54. L-R, Berrigan, Vogel, Potter, Robinson, Trainer, Talley, Falkner"; Lee Blaisdell Photo Service, Monterey, California, Print No. 6694; Jan. 21, 1954.
3. Unidentified groups of photographs; n.d., 1952 (15 b&w prints, 8 X 10 inch).
1. Talley and others speaking at a veterans group meeting; U. S. Army Photographs, Nos. 21-610-(1, 2, 4, 5)/AI-52; 1952 (4 prints).
2. Talley meeting with same veterans group as above; n.d. (2 prints).
3. Talley meeting with officials Rhode Island officials; Rhode Island Department of Public Works, Division of Harbor Rivers, Providence, Rhode Island; n.d. (5 prints).
4. Talley performing promotion ceremony for Corps of Engineers soldier; n.d. (4 prints).
4. Hoy W. Wong (Talley's orderly in Europe during World War II) congratulates Talley on his promotion to brigadier general; Apr. 1955 (xerographic copy of original print; 1 b&w copy negative, 120 size).
5. Talley with Vice President Richard Nixon and Colonel. J. T. O'Neill (District Engineer, New York) at Society of Military Engineers annual dinner dance in New York; 1955 (xerographic copy of original b&w print, 8 X 10 inch; 1 b&w copy negative, 120 size).
Talley and O'Niell were awarded Distinguished Service crosses for D-Day operations in Normandy in 1944.
Series 12. Casablanca, Morocco and Nouasseur, Egypt (Division Engineer, Mediterranean Division); 1956 (41 b&w prints; 2 copy negatives)(See also: Part 1, Series 9, Folder 16).
1. Quarters, Nouasseur Air Base, Morocco; Atlas Constructors photos, Nos. AFL 297 to 300; Feb. 1956 (9 b&w prints: 6-8 X 10 inch, 2-3.75 X 4.5 inch, 1-2.75 X 2.75 inch; 2 b&w negatives, 4 X 5 inch; 5 different images).
2. Brigadier General Talley meets with a Moroccan diplomat; Photo by D. Duncan; ca. 1956 (6 b&w prints, 6.5 X 9.75 inch).
3. Farewell Party for General Talley; Photos by Sergeant Broome, Air Force Photo Lab; 1956 (26 b&w prints: 3-5 X 7 inch, 23-8 X 10 inch).
Series 13. Retirement; 1959, 1975, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1990, 1991 (10 b&w prints; 131 color prints; 9 b&w copy negatives).
1. Moroccan Royalty at reception in New York; 1959 (xerographic copies of 2 original b&w prints, 8 X 10 inch; 2 b&w copy negatives, 120 size).
1. Left to right: Minister Plenipotentiary Ahmad Ben Abaud, B.B. Talley (Vice President, Raymond, International, Inc.), and Crown Prince Maullay Hassan.
2. Crown Prince Maullay Hassan and sister Princess Lalla Ishu.
2. Society of Military Engineers Dinner Dances at Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York; 1975, 1977, 1981, 1986 (2 b&w prints, 8 X 10 inch; 5 color prints, 8 X 10 inch).
1. Group photo of Benjamin and Virginia Talley with table mates,; Nov. 1975 (b&w, includes letter).
2. Group photo of Benjanin and Virginia Talley with table mates,; ca. 1977 (b&w).
3 & 4. Group photos of Benjamin and Virginia Talley with tablemates; Nov. 1981 (color, includes letter).
5 & 6. Group portrait left to right: Benjamin Talley, Virginia Talley, Mrs. Douglas MacArthur, and Joe Marble; Nov. 1981 (color).
7. Group photo of Benjamin and Virginia Talley with tablemates, Waldorf Astoria Hotel; Nov. 1986 (color, includes letter).
3. Dutch Harbor, Alaska, 1942-1982 Memorial Service; Norm Kaas, photographer; June 5, 1982 (96 color prints, 3.5 X 5 inch).
4. Reunion at Yakutat; June 1990 (xerographic copies of 7 original b&w prints; 7 b&w copy negatives, 120 size).
1. Left to right:Carolyn Craig, Lois Baum, Lou Dingess, Joy Bitts, Julie Loomis, and Bonnie Talley (standing); Virginia Talley and Dee Taylor (kneeling).
2. Left to right: John Baum, Francis Loomis, Robert E.L. Talley, Thomas Dingess, B.B. Talley, Dean Taylor, Ben Craig, and Max Bitts.
3. Left to right: John Baum and B.B. Talley.
4 & 5. Old locomotive and car, Yakutat and Southern Railroad.
6. At site of old mortar on Pacific Coast west of Yakutat. Left to right: Max Bitts, Dean Taylor, Frank Loomis, and Virginia Talley.
7. At site of old mortar. Left to right: Max Bitts, Dean Taylor, Frank Loomis, and Virginia Talley.
5. Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, Mangum Lodge #6, Masonic Education Awards; n.d., 1985, 1990, 1991 (8 b&w prints; 30 color prints)(See also: Part 2, Series 7, Folder 5).
Benjamin and Virginia Talley are present in the first and fourth group of photographs.
1. Awards presentation; n.d. (6 b&w prints, 3.5 X 3.5 inch).
2. Awards presentation; n.d. (13 color prints, 3.5 X 5 inch).
3. Awards presentation; 1985 (7 color prints, 3.5 X 5 inch).
4. Awards presentation; Apr. 3, 1990 (5 color prints, 4 X 6 inch).
5. Awards presentation; 1991 (5 color prints, 4 X 6 inch).
Series 14. Manila D. Talley: Portraits and Family Photographs; n.d., 1944, 1961 (31 b&w prints; 1 b&w negative)(See also: Part 3).
1. Photographs; n.d., 1944, 1961 (31 prints; 1 negative, 2.75 X 3.5 inch).
Primarily portraits of Manila Davis Talley. Also includes photo of Manila with pilot Amelia Erheart.
Series 15. Miscellaneous Photographs; n.d., 1898-1901, 1908, 1918, 1933, 1941, 1942, 1944-1947, 1956 (111 b&w prints; 50 b&w negatives; 31 b&w copy negatives; 23 b&w proof sheets).
1. Miscellaneous personal and family photographs; n.d., 1933, 1941, 1942, 1944-1947, 1956 (84 b&w prints).
People identified include: Benjamin B. Talley, Manila Davis Talley, Grace Talley (first wife), Paul Hoefler (explorer from Denver, Colo.) and family, Clarence Cobb, Jeanne Geis (infant), J. C. Talley (in uniform), Hoy W. Wong (Christmas photo greeting card), Jim Parmer (half back, Oklahoma A & M), Toy Ledbetter (half back, Oklahoma A & M).
2. Family photographs; n.d., 1918 (37 b&w negatives, 3.5 X 5.75 inch; 19 b&w proof sheets from 37 original negatives).
3. Two young men on caribou hunt; n.d. (xerographic copies of 2 original b&w prints, 2.75 X 3.75 inch; 2 b&w copy negatives, 120 size).
1. Man aiming rifle at caribou in field.
2. Two men with rifles over dead caribou.
4. Hiking trip from lake to mountains and glaciers; n.d. (xerographic copies of 10 original b&w prints, 2.75 X 4 inch; 10 b&w copy negatives, 120 size).
5. Farm scenes including house, fields, horses, tractor, and harvesting equipment; n.d. (13 b&w negatives, 3.5 X 5 inch; 4 b&w proof sheets from 13 original negatives).
6. Hoover Dam: dam, reservoir, generators, spillways, sculptures, and area scenery; ca. late 1930s (15 b&w prints, 2.75 X 4.5 inch).
7. Omaha Beachhead Model; ca. 1950s (12 b&w prints, 8 X 10 inch).
Included with the photographs of the model are assembly and mounting instructions, recommended display arrangement, an explanation of the logistical development of the beachhead, statistical data on beachhead operations, an illustrated drawing of beachhead equipment, and a container list for the display.
8. Klondike Gold Rush era photograph album; n.d., 1898-1901, 1908 (xerographic copies of 30 original b&w prints from photo album pages; 29 b&w copy negatives, 120 size).
George Barrack Party:
1. "The Graves of 2 English Brothers of the Research Party who went up the Koyukuk, Summer of 1898."
2. "George Barrack and Party Crossing Lake Louise on the Ice"; n.d.
3. "George Barrack and Party lying over at Tagish Portage"; n.d.
4. "George Barrack and Party Prospecting on Tagish Lake"; Robertson Photo; n.d.
5. "Dawson Fire Jan. 10, 1900. Dawson Bank of Commerce"; By Goetzman.
6. "Scene of First Avenue After Monte Carlo Fire Jan. 10, 1900."; Goetzmen, Dawson, No. 190.
7. Men standing amid ruins of fire in Dawson; Jan. 10, 1900 (no negative).
8. "22 BEL UP' DOMINION" 22 miles below Upper Dominion Creek. Seven men and two mules posed next to their gold sluice; Larrs & Duclos, Photographers, Dawson, Y.T.; 1901.
9. Same men and gold sluice taken from upstream; 1901.
10. "Men and horse-drawn sleigh in front of Hotel McDonald in Dawson"; n.d.
11. "Genuine Koyukuk Malamute Dog"; n.d.
12. "One hour after the Break up on the Koyukuk River, Spring 1899." Woman sitting on ice block; n.d.
13. "Hughes Cabin near Red Mountain on the Koyukuk River where tis said forty Thousand Dollars was taken Out of a Bar..."; n.d.
14. "Prospectors on the Koyu[kuk] River, Winter 1898."
McDonald Iron Works:
15. "back view of shop"; n.d.
16. "Geo & Mrs. M..." Shop sled and dogs; n.d.
17. "Boiler room w Foundry Dept. Showing cupola that iron is melted."; n.d.
18. "Front view of shop"; n.d.
19. Man working iron at anvil in shop; n.d.
20. "S.S. Yucatan in the Ice, Bearing Sea. June 13.08"; H.W. Laws; Copyright 1908.
21. "S.S. Yucatan in Ice Bearing Sea. June 13-08"; H.W. Laws; Copyright 1908.
Yukon River, Upper:
22. "Five Fingers from Below (P. No. 61 U.C.)"; n.d.
23. "Miles Canyon N.W.T."; Robertson Photo; n.d.
24. "Running White Horse Rapids June 1899."; Robetson Photo; n.d.
25. Women and girls walking in front of Administration Building, Dawson, Y.T.; n.d.
26. Man with pack dogs; n.d.
27. Woman, small child, and dog; n.d.
28. Studio portrait of man in wool jacket and fur hat against painted backdrop; n.d.
29. Unidentified town on river (upper portion torn away).
30. "Last Chance Hotel, Open Day, Night, Bar in Connection, T.W. Cross Prop."; n.d. (no xerographic copy).
Series 16. Alaskan Photo Post Cards (Alphabetical by subject); n.d., 1941 (xerographic copies of 31 original b&w photo post cards; 31 b&w copy negatives, 120 size).
1. Photo post cards; n.d., 1941.
1. "Anchorage Summer Sunset"; Hewitt's, No. 31; n.d.
2. "Alaska Brown Bombers" (bears); Hewitt's, Anchorage; n.d.
3. "Moose, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska"; Hewitt's Photo Shop, Anchorage, No. 76; n.d.
Bristol Bay Fishing:
4. "Bristol Bay Fishing Boat"; Hewitt's, Anchorage, Alaska, No. 2; n.d.
5. "Gill Netting Salmon, Bristol Bay"; Hewitt's, No. 22; n.d.
6. "Eskimos, Chevak, Alaska"; Hewitt's, No. 41; n.d.
7. "Mission at Chevak, Alaska"; Hewitt's, No. 44; n.d.
8. "Trading Post at Chevak, Alaska"; Hewitt's, No. 37; n.d.
9. "Harvesting Matanuska Grain" with two-horse team; Hewitt's, No. 89; n.d.
10. "Pioneer Peak and Knik River Bridge, Palmer Highway"; Hewitt's, No. 102; n.d.
11. "Pioneer Peak and Matanuska Grain"; Hewitts, No. 86; n.d.
Mt. McKinley National Park:
12. "Along the McKinley Park Route"; Hewitt's Photo Shop, Anchorage, No. 70; n.d.
13. "Highway, Mt. McKinley Nat. Park"; Hewitt's, No. 22; n.d.
14. "Mile 54 Mt. McKinley National Park"; Hewitt's, No. 2; n.d.
15. "Wonder Lake and Mt. McKinley, Mt. McKinley National Park"; Hewitt's, No. 4; n.d.
16. "White Fox, Mt. Village, Alaska" Airplane and two sleds loaded with furs; Hewitt's, 43; n.d.
17. "Five American and Three Russian Ships - Nome Roadstead."; Jacobs, Nome; n.d.
18. "Nome from the Air"; Jacobs, Nome; n.d.
19. "Storm Damage Oct. 1941"; Jacobs, Nome.
Otto Schallerer Photographs:
20. "Caribou Swimming the Yukon, Alaska"; Schallerer, photographer; n.d.
21. "Ready for the Winter Trail in Alaska" Man with sled and dog team; Schallerer, photographer, No. S-177; n.d.
22. "Seldovia, Alaska"; Hewitt's, No. 57; n.d.
23. "Big Load Salmon, Yakutat, Alaska"; n.d.
24. "Turner Glacier, Yakutat, Alaska"; n.d.
25. "Yakutat, Alaska, Mt. St. Elias in distance, Alt. 18,00 ft."; n.d.
26. "Eskimos and Husky Puppies, Lower Yukon"; Hewitt's, No. 39; n.d.
27. "Native Graveyard at Eek, Alaska Lower Yukon"; Hewitt's, No. 42; n.d.
28. "Native Woodpile, Lower Yukon"; Hewitt's, No. 40; n.d.
29. "Eskimos standing on top of their underground home"; Hewitt's, No. 45; n.d.
30. "Arctic Seal Hunter"; Hewitt's, No. 40; n.d.
31. "Motorships 'Discovery' and 'Kasilof'"; Hewitt's Photo Shop, Anchorage; n.d.
Series 17. Aerial Photographs; n.d., 1935 (76 b&w prints; 14 b&w negatives).
1. Aerial photographs, cameras, and accessories; ca. late 1930s (14 b&w stereo negatives, 45 X 107mm).
2. Wallace Aerial Surveys, Spokane, Washington; n.d., 1935 (14 b&w prints, 8 X 10 inch.
1. "Mt. Hood-Ore."
2. "Kachess Lake-Wash."
3. "Lewiston-Ida. & Clarkston-Wash."
6. "Columbia Crest-Mt. Rainier."
7. "Mount St. Helens."
8. "Lakes Below Seven Devils Mts."
9 & 10. "Snoqualmie Pass."
11. "Snoqualmie Pass District."
12. "Spokane Business Section."
13. "Felts Field-Spokane-Wash."
14-17. Photo Nos. SM-87, SM-88, SM-97, SM-98; Sep. 27, 1935.
3. Olympic Mountains and Western Washington; n.d., 1933 (37 b&w prints, 6¾ X 9 inch).
1. "W. portion of Baley Range, Wash. looking S."
2. "Mt. Carrie of Baley Range, Wash. looking S."
3-8. "The Brothers Mts Wash."
9. "Dartford," S. R. No. 3; Official Photograph, Washington State Highway Department.
10. "Duckabush River, Wash."
11 & 12. "Hamma Hamma River."
13. "Mt Hill, Wash."
14. "Mt. Jupiter, Wash. and lookout."
15-18. "Mt. Jupiter, Wash."
19. "S. E. Spur of Mt. Olympus, Wash. looking N."
20. "Mt Tom to Mt Olympus, Wash. looking N E."
21. "Mt Olympus, Wash. looking N."
22. "East of Mt Olympus, Wash. looking N into head of Hob Valley."
23 & 24. "Mt. Tom to Mt Olympus, Wash. looking E N E."
25. "Mt Olympus, Wash. looking N."
26. "Mt Olympus, Wash. looking N E."
27. "Mt Olympus, Wash. looking E N E."
28. "Quinault River, Wash."
29. "Queets River, Wash."
30. "(02-110-15)(8-7-33-4:30 P.M.)(12-6000) Mt. Washington, Wash."; Aug. 7, 1933.
31. "(03-110-15)(8-15-33-2:15 P.M.)(12-8000) Mt. Washington, Wash."; Aug. 15, 1933.
32. "Mt Washington, Wash."
35. "FA-11," Contour lines drawn on print.
36. River valley and mountains.
37. River valley and mountains; Official Photograph, Washington State Highway Department.
4. Ohio River Valley; Photo Nos. H-34-76 to 100; n.d. (25 b&w prints, 8 X 10 inch).
Series 18. Camera; ca. 1930s.
1. Stereoplast 40mm stereo camera and leather case.