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Guide to the Lawrence Eastman photographs
circa 1949-1951

Collection number: HMC-1050.
Creator: Eastman, Lawrence J.
Title: Lawrence Eastman photographs.
Dates: circa 1949-1951.
Volume of collection: 0.75 cubic feet. 
Language of materials: Collection materials in English.
Collection summary: Photographs taken by a U.S. Coast Guard serviceman serving on a buoy tender in the Aleutians and along the western Alaska coast.

Biographical note:
Lawrence J. (Larry) Eastman served aboard the U.S. Coast Guard buoy tender Bittersweet in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

Collection description:
The collection consists of three photograph albums of black and white prints. Most photographs were taken by Larry Eastman while aboard the Bittersweet, a Coast Guard buoy tender homeported at Kodiak, Alaska.  Subjects of the images include fellow servicemen, ships, ports, scenery, and work duties.

Arrangement: The albums are maintained in their original order.  Some loose sheets broken off from pages follow the albums.

Digitized copies: Thanks to an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant supplied through the Alaska State Library, the original images in this collection have all been digitized and placed online in the Alaska's Digital Archives (search Lawrence Eastman). For information about obtaining high resolution digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Please consult Archives and Special Collections for rights status on this collection.

Preferred citation: Lawrence Eastman photographs, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Custodial history: In 2005, Larry Eastman gave the albums to his fellow Bittersweet veteran, Dave Bouker of Dillingham, Alaska.

Acquisition note: Dave Bouker gave the albums to Archives and Special Collections in 2009.

Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2009.