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Descriptive inventory for the Collection of United States Marine Corps war photographs, 1945-1968

Collection of United States Marine Corps war photographs

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Descriptive inventory for the Collection of United States Marine Corps war photographs, 1945-1968

Prepared by Meghan Ryan and Dana Lamparello.
  
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Chicago History Museum, Research Center
1601 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614-6038
Web-site: http://libguides.chicagohistory.org/research
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E-mail: research@chicagohistory.org
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Collection Overview +/-

Title: Collection of United States Marine Corps war photographs, 1945-1968 (inclusive)
Creators: John Fabian
Theo Hios
Dates: 1945-1968 (inclusive)
Accession number: 1971.0376
Bib number: 00004577
Call number: 1971.0376 PPL
Size: 0.8 linear feet, including 256 images (2 boxes)
Language of material:Collection is written in English.

Provenance statement:

Gift of John Fabian (accession #: 1971.0376).

Terms governing use:

No known copyright restrictions. Credit photographer.

Please cite this collection as:

Collection of United States Marine Corps war photographs, 1945-1968 (Chicago History Museum) plus ID-number and box/folder number of a specific item.

Collection Summary +/-

Black and white photographic prints of United States Marines related to World War II and the war in Vietnam. WWII images, photographed by Theo Hios, show wounded or deceased soldiers, as well as the destruction of Japanese military facilities, terrain, and equipment, including ships, airfield equipment, and heavy artillery used during the battle of Iwo Jima. Images related to the war in Vietnam, most photographed by civilian John Fabian, depict Marines in action in Vietnam, combat artillery, Vietnamese terrain, and Vietnamese civilians. Other Vietnam photographs are credited to various photographers affiliated with the United States Marine Corps.

Biographical/Historical Note +/-

Theo Hios (1908-1999), a painter by training, enlisted in the Marine Corps during WWII and became a combat photographer. John Fabian was a civilian artist sent to Vietnam to document the war effort.

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

Subjects:
Arms & armament
Iwo Jima, Battle of, Japan, 1945--Photographs
Marines--American--Japan--Iwo Jima--1940-1949
Marines--American--Vietnam (Republic)--1960-1969
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Photographs
Vietnamese--Photographs
World War, 1939-1945--Japan--Iwo Jima--Photographs
Persons:
Fabian, John, photographer
Hios, Theo, 1908-1999, photographer
Organizations:
United States. Marine Corps
United States. Marine Corps--Military life--Photographs
United States. Marine Corps--Photographs
Genre/Form:
Gelatin silver prints
Photographic prints
War photography
Geographic:
Japan--Iwo Jima
Vietnam

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The collection is arranged physically into two series by subject.

Click on heading to view series description.

Series 1. Iwo Jima photographs
Series 2. Vietnam photographs

About This Finding Aid +/-

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Brenda Lozano using Oxygen XML editor, 2014. Revised by Jill Wiercioch, 2015.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
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