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Preliminary Guide to the Frederick Rust Papers
Mss 108  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Frederick Rust Papers
    Dates: ca. 1897, 1935-1946
    Bulk: 1941-1945
    Collection number: Mss 108
    Creator: Rust, Frederick
    Collection Size: 2 linear feet (5 document boxes)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: The collection mainly contains WWII era correspondence between Frederick Rust, his wife Celia Adams Rust, and his mother Mariette Rust, as well as histories of units in the 18th Engineers, detailing their efforts to construct the Alaskan Highway under very difficult wartime and physical conditions, 1942-1943.
    Physical location: Del Sur.
    Languages: English

    Access Restrictions

    None.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item description, folder title, box number]. Frederick Rust Papers. Mss 108. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Undetermined.

    Biography

    Frederick [Fred] E. Rust was born in Michigan ca. 1906 and moved to California in 1918, settling in Los Angeles. During World War II he served with the 18th Engineers Regiment (Combat) and worked on the Alaskan Highway where, as regimental historian, he wrote the histories of the units of the Regiment during the time, April 1942 to January 1943, that they were constructing the highway. Rust married Celia Adams in December 1944 and, after the war, they moved to Santa Barbara. He died in Santa Barbara, July 1969.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection mainly contains WWII era correspondence between Frederick Rust, his wife Celia Adams Rust, and his mother Mariette Rust, as well as histories of units in the 18th Engineers, detailing their efforts to construct the Alaskan Highway under very difficult wartime and physical conditions, 1942-1943. Also included are general files which contain various Army and court documents, poems and short stories written by Rust, and a handful of black/white photographs, mostly of fellow soldiers.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Rust, Frederick
    World War, 1939-1945--Alaska.
    World War, 1939-1945--Engineering and construction.
    Alaska Highway.