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Alfred James Shepherd Papers, ca. 1939-1953.
Bernath Mss 251
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Title:

Alfred James Shepherd Papers, ca. 1939-1953

Creator/Contributor:

Shepherd, Alfred J., creator

Creator/Contributor:

Online Archive of California

Abstract:

Collection contains correspondence, photographs, and other printed ephemera relating to Alfred J. Shepherd's naval career in Taiwan, Japan, and Guam during and after World War II. Materials are primarily from his time in post-war Taiwan as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy MAAG (Military Assistance Advisory Group). Items include invitations to various events (mostly in Chinese, some with English translations in pencil), Christmas cards, Taiwanese yen, items relating to various clubs and fraternal societies, black and white photographs of naval ships and bomb testing explosions, identification cards including an air raid shelter pass, local business cards, and clippings relating to Shepherd's activities. Locations mentioned include Kaohsiung (Taiwan); Iwo Jima, Kyoto (Japan); Guam; Hong Kong (China); U.S. Naval Base at Key West (Florida). Bomb testing photos, which include a photo of the USS Dixie, may have been taken in Bikini Atoll.

Date:

1939 (issued)

Subject:

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United States. -- Military Assistance Advisory Group in Taiwan.
United States. -- Navy -- Officers
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan
Military bases, American -- Guam
Military bases, American -- Japan
Military assistance, American -- Taiwan
Kaohsiung City (Taiwan)
Kyoto (Japan)
Iwo Jima (Volcano Islands, Japan)
Guam

Note:

Use of the collection is unrestricted.
Purchase, 2006.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.
Cite as: [Identification of item], Alfred J. Shepherd Papers. Bernath Mss 251. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Type:

Correspondence.
Photographs.
Paper money.
Business cards.
Identity cards.
Clippings (information artifacts).

Physical Description:

.2 linear ft.

Language:

English
Chinese

Identifier:

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

Use of the collection is unrestricted.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.