Skip to main content

135th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron photograph album

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2956
Contains 355 personal photographs taken by members of the 135th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron, including 272 mounted on cardstock, 82 loose. Also contains a binder made from aluminum from an aircraft used by the squadron with a yellowing photograph fixed in the spine with scotch tape, and a two-page personal written history and poem by creator.

Dates

  • approximately 1940-1949

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the 135th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron photograph album must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Extent

2 boxes (1 linear ft.)

Overview

355 personal photographs taken by members of the 35th photo reconnaissance squadron, 272 mounted on cardstock, 82 loose; 1 binder made from aluminum from an aircraft used by the squadron, the binder contains a yellowing photograph fixed in the spine with scotch tape; 2-page personal written history and poem by creator.

Biographical History

Lloyd K. Lewis entered the United States Air Force on December 7, 1942. Started service as an operator mechanic #756 and later was reclassified as a radio mechanic #754 after requesting a change. First to be sent home from his squadron, April 22, 1944, because he had a wife and child. The photograph album in this collection was presented to Lewis as a going away present.

Arrangement

Arranged in eight series: 1. 135th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron scrapbook pages, 1944. 2. 135th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron loose photographic prints, circa 1940-1949. 3. 135th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron photographs in plastic sheets, 1944-1945. 4. 135th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron photograph album, undated. 5. Lloyd K. Lewis writings, undated. 6. 135th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron Flying Tigers photograph album (photocopies), undated. 7. 135th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron scrapbook register, undated. 8. 135th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron scrapbook digital scans, undated.

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.
Other Finding Aids File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS2956.xml

Custodial History

Collection donated by Lloyd K. Lewis in February 2007.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Lloyd K. Lewis; 2007.

Appraisal

Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Processing Information

Processed; Jonathan Harmon; 2004 (revised 2007).

Creator

Title
Register of the 135th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron photograph album
Status
completed
Author
Jonathan Harmon
Date
2004 (revised 2007)
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Revision Statements

  • 2010 March 29: GilEADized to correct small errors. Updated to DACS and CCLA standards by Anita Hawkins.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States