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Ken Jacobson Photographs of Willamette University Football Team at Pearl Harbor

 Collection — Box: CD/DVD 2
Identifier: WUA096

Scope and Contents

The Ken Jacobson photographs consist of digital copies of photographs donated by Jacobson and taken during the Willamette University football team's 1941 trip to Hawaii. The images depict scenes of Alcatraz, Hawaii, team members, pandas onboard ship, and military cruisers and aircraft. A few scanned documents from the Willamette University Archives are also included.

Dates

  • 1941-2012
  • Majority of material found within 1941 November - December

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Library acts as “fair use” reproduction agent.

For further information, see the section on copyright in the Regulations and Procedures of the Willamette University Archives and Special Collections.

Copyright Information: Before material from collections at Willamette University Archives and Special Collections may be quoted in print, or otherwise reproduced, in whole or in part, in any publication, permission must be obtained from (1) the owner of the physical property, and (2) the holder of the copyright. It is the particular responsibility of the researcher to obtain both sets of permission. Persons wishing to quote from materials in any collections held by University Archives and Special Collections should consult the University Archivist. Reproduction of any item must contain a complete citation to the original.

Biographical / Historical

Kenneth W. Jacobson was born in Vancouver, Washington on September 19, 1921. Jacobson attended Willamette University and was a member of the Willamette University football team that played against the University of Hawaii in Oahu on December 6, 1941 as part of the Shrine Bowl. The team was stranded in Hawaii after the Pearl Harbor bombing on December 7, 1941. Willamette head coach, Spec Keene, volunteered the Willamette contingent to guard the perimeter of the Punahou School in Honolulu for ten days. Unable to fly home, the team remained in Hawaii until December 19, at which time they returned to the mainland aboard the ocean liner SS President Coolidge. While on board, the team bunked in steerage and, in exchange for passage, were assigned as hospital aides attending wounded men until the ship reached San Francisco on Christmas day. Jacobson enlisted in the U.S. Army on May 9, 1942, serving until March 5, 1946. After leaving the army, he continued his studies and graduated from Willamette University in 1947. He was hired by the Dallas, Oregon school district where he served as a teacher, coach, athletic director, and school administrator until he retired in 1983. He died in Dallas, Oregon in 2015.

Extent

49 Megabytes (1 Disc)

Overview

This collection contains digitized photographs donated by Ken Jacobson that were taken during the Willamette University football team's 1941 trip to Hawaii. Scanned documents relating to the event are also included.

Arrangement

The arrangement reflects the order of the files on the disc.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

These photographs were donated as jpeg files on a disc. For access, please contact Willamette University Archives and Special Collections.

Physical Location

Mark O. Hatfield Library

Related Materials

For additional information please see the Pearl Harbor Game collection, Willamette University Archives and Special Collections.
Title
Guide to the Ken Jacobson Photographs of Willamette University Football Team at Pearl Harbor, 1941-2012
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid processed by Amber J. D'Ambrosio.
Date
© 2017
Description rules
DACS
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Willamette University Archives and Special Collections Collection Descriptions

Contact:
Mark O. Hatfield Library
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 United States