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Guide to the Clyde Medlin World War II photograph albums
Undated, 1945

Collection number: HMC-0907.
Creator: Medlin, Clyde.
Title: Clyde Medlin World War II photograph albums.
Dates: undated, 1945.
Volume of collection: 0.45 cubic feet. 
Language of materials: Collection materials in English.
Collection summary: Photograph albums from a U.S. Coast Guard serviceman.

Biographical note:
Clyde Medlin was from Springfield, Missouri.  During World War II, he served in southeast Alaska in the U.S. Coast Guard.

Collection description:
The collection consists of the World War II era photograph albums of U. S. Coast Guard seaman Clyde Medlin. The collection contains: a xerographic copy of both albums (Album 1: 63 pages; Album 2: 29 pages); 592 original black and white prints (Album 1: 428 prints; Album 2: 164 prints); 24 black and white Alaskan commercial tourist prints (Album 2); the original illustrated album cover, a page containing the poem, "Alaska's Flag," and one page of memory leaves (Album 1); and one photographic Christmas greeting card, Clyde Medlin's Coast Guard Welfare card from Washington D. C. for the year ending June 30, 1945, and two illustrated cocktail napkins (Album 2). Sixty-three of the photographic prints contain two small images each. Subjects of the original photographs include: Clyde Medlin, fellow seaman, officers, friends and family; U. S. Coast Guard ships and patrol boats; and Southeast Alaska coastal towns and scenery. The Alaskan commercial tourist prints are Otto Schallerer photographs of Southeast Alaska.

Arrangement: The materials in the collection are arranged by type.

Rights note: Archives does not hold copyright to the materials in this collection.

Preferred citation: Clyde Medlin World War II photograph albums, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The collection was purchased at internet auction by the Archives in 2006.

Processing information: This collection was arranged and described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2006.  The albums were disassembled and contents rehoused.