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  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: University of California, Santa Cruz
    Title: Dr. Charles E. Gail photographs
    creator: Gail, Dr. Charles E.
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.470
    Physical Description: 3 Linear feet 4 boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1951-1952
    Abstract: This collection contains gelatin silver photographs of Okinawa, taken from 1951-1952.
    Language of Material: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights for this collection reside with the University of California. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. The publication or use of any work protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use for research or educational purposes requires written permission from the copyright owner. Responsibility for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user. For more information on copyright or to order a reproduction, please visit the UCSC Special Collections and Archives website.

    Preferred Citation

    Dr. Charles E. Gail photographs. MS 470. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Geraldine Gail, September 2013. Two mounted prints gift of Laura Julia Heins, 2018.


    Charles Eugene Gail, DDS (October 21, 1921-May 3, 2003) was born in Chetopa, Kansas and raised in San Bernardino, California. He was an avid photographer all of his life. He graduated from the University of Southern California in 1945 and practiced dentistry for over 50 years in Montrose, California. During the Korean War, he was stationed at an Army Hospital in Okinawa between December 1951 and November 1953. During this period, he took unique pictures of the post-war island and its people. In later years, he focused his photographic works on Sierras and White Mountains in California.
    Geraldine Gail 9/4/2013

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection consists of 154 gelatin silver photographs of Okinawa, it's people and daily life, taken from 1951-1952 by Dr. Gail during his tour of duty.


    Dr. Gail's captions are shown in quotes in the Container List. The descriptions in brackets are supplied by the archivist.

    Processing Information

    Processed by:
    M. Carey
    Date Completed:
    April 2014
    Encoded by:
    M. Carey

    Related Materials

    Edward A. Podesta Collection (MS 184), Kilsoo Haan Papers (MS 151), John Remak Collection (MS 182), Earle and Akie Reynolds Archive (MS 120)

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Ryukyu Islands
    Okinawa-ken (Japan)--History
    Japan--History--Allied occupation, 1945-1952
    Gail, Charles Eugene--Archives