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Series VII. Williwaw War

Scope and Content Notes:

Dating from 1940 to 2001, this series is comprised of Donald Goldstein’s research files and unpublished manuscript drafts for The Williwaw War: The Arkansas National Guard in the Aleutians in World War II. Published in 1992, the book describes the conditions faced by the 206th Coast Artillery Regiment during their service in Alaska in 1942. Researchers should consult Series XIII: Photographs to see images associated with the Williwaw War. The documents in this series are further described in the following subseries scope notes.

Subseries 1. Research Materials

Scope and Content Notes:

Dating from 1940-1992, this subseries contains Goldstein’s research on the Japanese attack of the Aleutian Islands during World War II. Particularly notable are the questionnaire responses Goldstein received from veterans of the 206th Coast Artillery Regiment in 1989. The responses contain first-hand accounts of recreational activities, weather, training, and living quarters in the Aleutians. The arrangement of the questionnaires is based upon a series of numbers assigned by Goldstein, and are referenced throughout his summaries of the responses. The remaining files consist of secondary sources such as journal articles, newspaper clippings, and manuscripts.

Section: Articles

Folder 12-14 Miscellaneous Journals, 1940 - 1989
Folder 15 Newsweek, 1942 - 1943
Folder 16 Saturday Evening Post, 1943 - 1945

Section: Diary of John Bowen,

Folder 17 Diary of John Bowen, 1942

Section: Manuscripts,

Folder 18 Capture of Attu: Tales of World War II in Alaska As Told by the Men Who Fought There, 1984
Folder 19 The Defense of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, 1987
Folder 20 History of Battery “K” 206th C.A. (AA): 1941-1943, undated
Folder 21 Military Histories of Aleutians, undated
Folder 22 Miscellaneous, undated
Folder 23 Morrison Chapters on the Aleutians, undated
Folder 24 Personal Justice Denied - Evacuation of Aleuts, undated
Folder 25 Preliminary Report Concerning the 1942 Japanese Invasion and Occupation of Attu and the Subsequent Removal of Attuans to Japan 1942-1945, 1978
Folder 26 The Relocation and Internment of the Aleuts During World War II, 1981
Folder 27-28 The Thousand-Mile War: World War II in Alaska and the Aleutians, 1969
Folder 29 The Unknown Islands: Life and Tales of Henry Swanson , 1982

Section: Newspaper Clippings, 1943 - 1989

Folder 30 Newspaper Clippings, 1943 - 1989

Section: Notes

Folder 29 Bibliography of Available Resources, undated

Box 15
Folder 1-6 Note Cards on Books, undated

Section: Questionnaires

Folder 7-8 Correspondence, 1988 - 1992
Folder 9 Notes, undated
Folder 10 Respondent Data Sheets, 1989
Folder 11-16 Respondent Replies, 1989
Folder 17-26 Typed Summaries, undated

Section: Subject Files

Folder 27 Chronology of Messages Received During Attack , June 1942
Folder 28 Dutch Harbor Anniversary and Remembrance, 1991 - 1992

Subseries 2. Manuscripts and Related Materials

Scope and Content Notes:

Dating from 1984-2001, the documents in this subseries mostly consist of manuscript drafts that emphasize the development of the manuscript from the original draft to the published version. The correspondence between Goldstein and Katherine Dillon further illuminates the editing process, as well as the marketing of the book.


Box 16
Folder 1 Corrections and Articles, 1987 - 1995
Folder 2 Correspondence- Arkansas Endowment for the Humanities, 1986 - 1990
Folder 3 Correspondence- General, 1984 - 2001
Folder 4-20 Manuscript Drafts, undated

Box 17
Folder 1 Manuscript Drafts, 1991