Papers, circa 1940s, of Richard Williams, an African-American soldier stationed in Alaska during World War II. Includes a diary, in which he describes the weather, fishing and other recreational activities, and his duties. There are photographs and postcards that have been glued into the diary, which depict the local post office covered in snow, the towns of Juneau and Sitka, as well as Williams and other people that he met. There are also loose photographs, which seem to have come out of the diary, a marriage license for Richard Williams and Mattie Williams, and postcards from other locations.
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Accessioned and minimally processed by Benjamin Bromley in June 2011.
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