Robert E. Kingsley photographs
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.
- Kingsley, Robert E., 1921-1999 (Person)
Language of Material
Materials in English
This collection is open for research.
The nature of the College of Charleston's archival holdings means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. Special Collections claims only physical ownership of most archival materials.
The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.
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.
1.25 linear feet (1 photograph album, 4 folders)
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.
Materials are described at the folder level.
Materials donated in 2009 by Rebecca Travis, Robert E. Kingsley's daughter.
Processed by Rebecca McClure, October 2012.
- Concentration camps -- Austria
- Concentration camps -- Germany
- Dachau (Concentration camp)
- Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
- Kingsley, Robert E., 1921-1999
- Korea (South)
- Korean War, 1950-1953
- Lakonia (Motorship)
- Mauthausen (Concentration camp)
- South Carolina
- United States. Air Force
- United States. Army. Armored Division, 11th
- World War, 1939-1945
- black-and-white negatives
- black-and-white photographs
- magazines (periodicals)
- photograph albums
- Inventory of the Robert E. Kingsley Photographs, 1942-1967
- Processed by: Rebecca McClure; machine-readable finding aid created by: Rebecca McClure
- Description rules
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the processing of this collection and encoding of the finding aid.