Guide to the William R. Howerton World War II photographs
Collection number: HMC-1097.
Creator: Howerton, William R.
Title: William R. Howerton World War II photographs.
Volume of collection: 0.25 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Photographs taken by a soldier during his time in Seward.
William Robert Howerton was born February 9, 1921 in Nelsonville, Arkansas. At the age of 19, Howerton enlisted in the U.S. Army. After completing basic training, he was sent to Alaska to be an aerial photographer in the summer of 1941. He was assigned to I company, 153rd Infantry, 3rd Regiment, 3rd Battalion. After World War II he worked for Pepsi Cola Co. until his retirement.
The collection contains photographs from Howerton’s time in Seward in 1941. Photographs depict downtown Seward, Resurrection Bay, a group of soldiers on a lake wearing ice skates, nurses heading overseas, Howerton on the beach and playing checkers with another soldier, Alaska Nellie and her cabin, and people lined up along the street for a parade.
Arrangement: Collection materials remain in the order in which they came.
Digitized copies: Digital copies of collection material not available online. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Rights note: The Archives owns copyright to this collection.
Preferred citation: Wlliam R. Howerton World War II photographs, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Works used in preparation of inventory:
Brief biography of William R. Howerton provided by his son, Gary Howerton, in 2011.
Acquisition note: The collection was donated to the Archives and deed of gift signed by William R. Howerton in 2011.
Processing information: This collection was described by Mariecris Gatlabayan in 2011.