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Robert E. Kingsley photographs

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 1065-048

Collection Overview

The collection consists of approximately 90 photographs, 260 negatives, and three scrapbooks of Robert E. Kingsley, a U.S. Air Force staff photographer, taken during World War II, the Korean War, the 1963 fire aboard the TSMS Lakonia, a Greek-owned cruise ship that caught fire and sank, and at North and Shaw Air Force Bases in South Carolina. Also included are 16 Holocaust atrocity photographs taken at Dachau and Mauthausen concentration camps.

Dates

  • 1942-1967

Creator

Language of Material

Materials in English

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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Biographical Note

Robert E. Kingsley joined the U.S. Army as a member of the 11th Armored Division during World War II. The division liberated Gusen and Mauthausen, two German concentration camps located in Austria.

After the war, Kingsley reentered the military and joined the Air Force. He served as an information office photographer and was stationed in Korea and South Carolina before retiring from the military in 1968.

Extent

1.25 linear feet (1 photograph album, 4 folders)

Abstract

The collection consists of approximately 90 photographs, 260 negatives, and three scrapbooks of Robert E. Kingsley, a U.S. Air Force staff photographer, taken during World War II, the Korean War, the 1963 fire aboard the TSMS Lakonia, and at North and Shaw Air Force Bases in South Carolina. Also included are 16 Holocaust atrocity photographs taken at Dachau and Mauthausen concentration camps.

Collection Arrangement

Materials are described at the folder level.

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated in 2009 by Rebecca Travis, Robert E. Kingsley's daughter.

Processing Information

Processed by Rebecca McClure, October 2012.

Creator

Source

Title
Inventory of the Robert E. Kingsley Photographs, 1942-1967
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by: Rebecca McClure; machine-readable finding aid created by: Rebecca McClure
Date
2013
Description rules
DACS
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Sponsor
Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the processing of this collection and encoding of the finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Special Collections
College of Charleston Libraries
66 George Street
Charleston South Carolina 29424
(843) 953-8016
(843) 953-6319 (Fax)