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Guide to the Nicandro Mancha photograph album
1942-1943

Collection number: HMC-0855.
Creator: Mancha, Nicandro, 1922-1992.
Title: Nicandro Mancha photograph album; 1942-1943.
Dates: 1942-1943.
Volume of collection: 0.02 cubic feet. 
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English and Spanish.
Collection summary: Photograph album of a Mexican-American serviceman who was stationed at Fort Richardson during World War II.

Biographical note:
Nicandro Mancha was born in Mexico in 1922. He enlisted in the U. S. Army at Fort Sam Houston, Texas on November 10, 1942 and trained at Camp Callan near San Diego, California.  Mancha served at Fort Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska in 1943. Nicandro Mancha died in Hazel Crest, Illinois in 1992.

Collection description:
The collection consists of photographs and other materials from the 1942-1943 photograph album of U. S. Army soldier Nicandro Mancha. The collection contains 61 snapshots taken and collected by Mancha, 12 commercial photograph of Alaska, 28 postcards, 4 greeting cards, and an illustrated Alaska airmail postal cover.  There is also a photocopy of the original album.   Subjects of the photographs include Nicandro Mancha and fellow soldiers in California and Alaska, U. S. Army brass band and troops, trains, and Alaskan scenery.  Subjects of the post cards include Camp Callan, Alaska Defense Command, views of Alaska, Mexico, California, Washington state, and Georgia, and cartoons of U. S. Army soldiers by J. R. Wiseman.

Arrangement: Collection materials are arranged by document type. Photographs were reordered by size.

Digitized copies: Digital copies of collection material not available online. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

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

Preferred citation: Nicandro Mancha photograph album, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: Archives purchased this collection at internet auction in 2006.

Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2006. Materials were removed from the original album for preservation reasons.