Guide to the Alice Weber Photograph Albums

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1144
Creators:
Weber, Alice
Dates:
1945-1948
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Cubic foot
3 boxes
Repository:
Collection consists of two photograph albums documenting Alice Weber's work and travels to California, Japan (specifically Okinawa), Hawaii, China and Guam from 1945-1948. The images depict base housing and facilities, Weber's co-workers, aircraft, sheet metal shops, historic sites, agriculture (including cane, pineapple and coffee cultivation in Hawaii), native people, cities, and other subjects.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Two photograph albums, captioned (in some instances with brief descriptions, locations, and dates), documenting Alice Weber's travels to California, Okinawa, Japan, Hawaii, China and Guam, from 1945-1948.. The images depict such things as base housing and facilities in Hawaii, Weber's co-workers, aircraft, sheet metal shops, historic sites, agriculture (including cane, pineapple and coffee cultivation in Hawaii), native people, cities, and other subjects. There is also a printed booklet titled First Air Division, 1947. The booklet describes Okinawa and was written and compiled by Captain Robert F. Meritt, staff public information officer for the United States Air Force. Many of the line illustrations in the booklet were drawn by McFadden of the Daily Okinawan.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is arranged into one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Alice Weber worked in a civilian capacity on a military base in Okinawa, Japan. Her work was connected to sheet metal. Her work and travels took her to California, Japan, Hawaii, China, and Guam.

Administration
Processing Information
Processed by Alison Oswald, archivist, October 2011.
Author
Alison Oswald
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Ruth Masters on December 31, 2008.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research. Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives.
Preferred Citation
Alice Weber Photograph Albums, 1945-1948, dates, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright status unknown. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Related Materials
Materials in the Archives Center
The History of the Royal Hawaiian Band Collection, 1836-1980 (AC0361)
A.R. Van Tassell Photograph Albums, 1900-1956 (AC1015)
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, 1895-1921 (AC0143)
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Hawaii Series, ca. 1724-1977 (AC0060)

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Okinawa Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shanghai (China) -- 1940-1950 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kauai (Hawaii) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oahu (Hawaii) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photograph albums -- 1940-1950 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1940-1950 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Airplanes Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Agriculture -- Hawaii Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aircraft Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Honolulu (Hawaii) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Military bases Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pineapples -- Hawaii Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Coffee -- Hawaii Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hawaiians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
China Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Guam Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sheet-metal work Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sugar cane -- Hawaii Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hawaii Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hilo (Hawaii) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives