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Fort Huachuca, Arizona photograph album

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: PH 203_043

Scope and Contents note

The Fort Huacuca photograph album collection contains one album 7x10" album of snapshots of African-American solder and family at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, circa 1940s. A postcard featuring the Mount Olivet Baptist Church in Portland, Oregon is also included in this album.


  • circa 1940s

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use note

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Fort Huachuca, located in Cochise County, Arizona was founded as camp Huachuca on March 3, 1877 by Captain Samuel Marmaduke Whitside leading two companies of the 6th Cavalry. Huachuca was designated as a fort in 1882. Long associated with the history of African American service in the United States Army, in 1913 Fort Huachuca became the base for the 10th Cavalry Regiment, better known as the “Buffalo Soldiers.” From 1916 to 1917, the base was commanded by Charles Young, the first African American to be promoted to colonel. During World War II, For Huachuca served as the training base for African American troops serving in the 92nd and 93rd Infantry Divisions.


0.06 linear feet (1 portfolio)

Language of Materials



The Fort Huachuca photograph album collection consists of one album of snapshots of an African-American soldier and family at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, circa 1940s.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Purchased from Thomas Robinson in 2006.

General Physical Description note

1 album

Processing Information note

Collection processed by Normandy S. Helmer, 2007 Sep. Revisions made by Alexandra M. Bisio, 2017.

Guide to the Fort Huachuca, Arizona photograph album
Complete Description
Finding aid prepared by Normandy Helmer.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA