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Dr. Charles E. Gail Photographs
MS 470  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Dr. Charles E. Gail photographs
    Dates: 1951-1952
    Collection number: MS 470
    Creator: Gail, Dr. Charles E.
    Collection Size: 3 flats

    154 photographs
    Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
    Santa Cruz, California 95064
    Abstract: This collection contains gelatin silver photographs of Okinawa, taken from 1951-1952.
    Physical location: Stored in Special Collections & Archives: Advance notice is required for access to the papers.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Dr. Charles E. Gail photographs. MS 470. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Geraldine Gail, September 2013.


    Charles Eugene Gail, DDS (October 21, 1921-May 3, 2003) was born in Chetopa, Kansas and raised in San Bernardino, California. He was an avid photographer all of his life. He graduated from the University of Southern California in 1945 and practiced dentistry for over 50 years in Montrose, California. During the Korean War, he was stationed at an Army Hospital in Okinawa between December 1951 and November 1952. During this period, he took unique pictures of the post-war island and its people. In later years, he focused his photographic works on Sierras and White Mountains in California.
    Geraldine Gail 9/4/2013

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection consists of 154 gelatin silver photographs of Okinawa, it's people and daily life, taken from 1951-1952 by Dr. Gail during his tour of duty.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Gail, Charles Eugene--Archives
    Ryukyu Islands
    Okinawa-ken (Japan)--History
    Japan--History--Allied occupation, 1945-1952

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