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[Camp San Luis Obispo, U.S. Army World War II photograph album].
BANC PIC 2020.077
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Title:

[Camp San Luis Obispo, U.S. Army World War II photograph album]

Abstract:

Photograph album of snapshots depicting everyday life of U.S. Army soldiers of the 160th Infantry Regiment, part of the 40th Divistion stationed at Camp San Luis Obispo during the early years of World War II. Images depict military and leisure activities, including field exercises, camping and hiking. Many images depict members of the 40th Division Dance Band, including scenes of music practice. Many soldiers are identified in descriptive captions.

Date:

1941 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
California. -- National Guard.
United States. -- Army. -- Division, 40th -- Photographs
United States. -- Army. -- Infantry Regiment, 160th -- Photographs
United States. -- Army -- Bands -- Photographs
United Service Organizations (U.S.) -- Photographs
World War, 1939-1945 -- California -- San Luis Obispo County -- Photographs
Soldiers -- California -- San Luis Obispo County -- Photographs
Bands (Music) -- California -- Photographs
San Luis Obispo County (Calif.) -- Photographs

Note:

Text tooled and written on front cover: "U.S.A. Service album, U.S. Army, Camp San Luis Oblisp, Cal." Decorative cover also includes amateur tooling of a bald eagle and rendering of the Great Seal of the United States.
Photographer(s), compiler unknown.
Album leaves include hand-written captions for most images.
UNARRANGED COLLECTION. UNAVAILABLE FOR USE: Inquiries regarding these materials should be submitted to The Bancroft Library via the Notice of Interest in Unprocessed Collections form.
Camp San Luis Obispo, U.S. Army World War II photograph album, BANC PIC 2020.077, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase ; from Michael Gilbert Fairley ; 2020.
As part of the United States mobilization during World War II, the 160th Infantry Regiment was federalized at Los Angeles, California, on 3 March 1941 and moved to Camp San Luis Obispo, California, within two weeks. The regiment trained there for over a year as part of the 40th Division before relocating to Fort Lewis, Washington, on April 29, 1942. From there, the regiment went to San Francisco on September 1, 1942, and was shipped to Hawaii the following month. (Cf. Wikipedia)

Type:

graphic
Photograph albums.

Physical Description:

photoprint
approximately 120 photographs in 1 album : gelatin silver prints

Language:

English

Identifier:

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BANC PIC 2020.077

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

UNARRANGED COLLECTION. UNAVAILABLE FOR USE: Inquiries regarding these materials should be submitted to The Bancroft Library via the Notice of Interest in Unprocessed Collections form.

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