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Photograph Collection of Military Life in Virginia

Identifier: MS 00347

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  • No requestable containers

Content Description

This collection includes eighty two black and white photographs that depict American life at a military base in Virginia. Situated during the Korean War, these photographs mainly feature soldiers. However, couples, women, children, food preparation, and landscapes are also included in the collection. The collection belonged to a soldier stationed at Fort Lee and Fort A. P. Hill in Virginia in 1950. The photos were likely taken by a member of the Quartermaster Corps.


  • Creation: 1950

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical / Historical

This collection of photographs decpit the life of the military in Virginia during the Korean War. The photos were likely taken by a member of the Quatermaster Corps, thus, its subjects often include the preperation of food at the camps. Besides including portraits and candid photographs of members of the military, the collection also features pictures of families and events at the Forts.


0.1 Linear Feet (1 legal sized folder. )




The collection contains one series: Series I. Photographs.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased with the Nell Richardson Tonkin Fund.

Processing Information

The collection received file level processing. This finding aid may be updated to reflect new descriptions and acquisitions to the collection.

Guide to the Photograph Collection of Military Life in Virginia
Kendall McKinley
February 2023
Language of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository