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Emmett A. Parrish Photographic Album of Panama and Native Populations in World War II

 Collection
Identifier: 2020-008

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one photographic album containingg 137 black-and-white photographs depicting Emmett A. Parrish's life in Panama working as military radar technician. Of particular interest are the images of the native populations of Panama and their villages, showing the people engaged in foraging and farming. In addition to the images of the native populations, the album contains images related to Parrish's work as a radar technician, which included a more than three-day journey across the Bay of Panama to a remote site on a small piece of land between the Rio Tuira and the Rio Balsas in Darien.

Dates

  • 1943 - 1944

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Due to the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to certain materials may require additional advance notice.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers are responsible for using the materials in conformance with United States copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any copyright claimants in collection materials. Copyright for official University records is held by The University of Alabama. The library claims only physical ownership of many manuscript collections. Anyone wishing to broadcast or publish this material must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of literary property rights or copyrights. Please contact Special Collections (archives@ua.edu) with questions regarding specific manuscript collections.

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Biographical / Historical

The Emmett A. Parrish from the album is more than likely Emmett Anderson Parrish of Savannah, Georgia. He was born January 2, 1925, to Daniel Benjamin and Rebecca Lanier Parrish. According to his World War II draft card, Emmett was a semi-skilled lineman or serviceman for telegraph, telephone, and power. He died in Savannah, Georgia, on 8 June 2013.

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

One photographic album containing 137 black-and-white photographs depicting Emmett A. Parrish's life in Panama working as military radar technician.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The University of Alabama Libraries acquired the Emmett A. Parrish Photographic Album of Panama and Native Populations in World War II in 2019.

Processing Information

Processed by Jessica Rayman, November 2020.
Title
Guide to the Emmett A. Parrish Photographic Album of Panama and Native Populations in World War II
Status
Completed
Author
Jessica Rayman
Date
June 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500