Guide to the Charles Pospisil papers
Collection number: HMC-1156.
Creator: Pospisil, Charles.
Title: Charles Pospisil papers.
Dates: undated, 1944-1946
Volume of collection: 0.75 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials are in English.
Collection summary: Papers and photographs of a New Jersey policeman stationed in Amchitka, AK during WWII.
Charles Pospisil was born in Newark, NJ in 1915 and later became a police officer in Irvington, NJ. He also served in the Army during WWII and was stationed in Amchitka, AK. He married Myrtle Feldmann soon after he returned home from the war, but they divorced after two years of marriage. Pospisil later married Doris L’Abbe. He died in 2001.
The majority of this collection consists of letters written by Charles Pospisil to Myrtle Feldmann, his girlfriend, during his time in WWII. A majority of the letters were written while Pospisil was stationed in Amchitka, AK. Pospisil wrote of his daily life in the Army, as well as of personal matters. Included in the collection are photographs, postcards, and an Aleutian Islands masonic membership card Pospisil sent to Feldmann in his letters. The photographs depict daily life on Amchitka, and were either bought or given to Pospisil by aquantinces. Pospisil occasionally numbered and described the photographs. The collection also contains three copies of the “Daily Duration,” a military newsletter that was published on Amchitka, which he mailed to Feldmann, and a wedding photograph of Myrtle Feldmann and Charles Pospisil.
Arrangement: This collection is mostly arranged in chronological order.
Digitized copies: Some of the photographs have been scanned and letters have been partially transcribed by the donor and can be found a thttp://www.hlswilliwaw.com/aleutians/Amchitka/html/amchitka-scrapbooks-pospisil-charles.html. Digital copies of other collection material are not available online. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Rights note: The Archives does not own copyright to this collection.
Preferred citation: Charles Pospisil papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Works used in preparation of inventory: Background information on Charles Pospisil was provided by the donor.
Acquisition note: This collection was donated to the Archives by Lynne Ranieri in 2013.
Processing information: This collection was described by Veronica Denison in 2013.