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Kenneth M. Roberts collection

 Collection — Container: Single Folders Collections - 2015 Box 3 (15.0034-15.0043), Folder: 15.0035 - Folder 1
Identifier: 15.0035

Scope and Contents

This collection related to Kenneth M. Roberts. The collection contains negatives of photographs from an officer who served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with the 42nd Engineer Construction Battalion.  The photographs show scenes in Luzon, Philippines, of US Army housing, social life, and construction, as well as local agriculture and architecture. The collection contains a set of 68 negatives that document Kenneth M. Roberts' service in the Philippines in 1945.


  • 1945-1945
  • Other: Majority of material found within 1945
  • Other: Date acquired: 09/25/2015


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

Kenneth M. Roberts was born in Sandy, Oregon, on January 9, 1920. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Oregon State College. From July 25, 1942 until April 3, 1946, he served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the 42nd Engineer Construction Battalion. He was stationed in both Alaska and the Philippines during the Aleutian Isalnd and the Luzon Campaigns, achieving the rank as captain. Mr. Roberts passed away on March 31, 2008.

Note written with information provided by Jolene Kennah, William E. Davis, Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center


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Arrangement Note

Contained in one box with locations "Manilla" or "Philippines" written on envelope.

Custodial History

This collection was donated by Kenneth M. Roberts. The collection was acquired on September 25, 2015.

Custodial History

Transferred from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience to FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives in July 2022.

Related Materials

The Anchorage Musuem at the Rasmuson Center, 625 C. Street., Anchorage, AK 99501 has 105 photographs from Kenneth M. Roberts' service in Alaska during the Aleutian Island Campaign.


Kenneth M. Roberts collection
Mallory McGovern
June 7, 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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