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Collection Number: P0067

Collection Title: Alfred Eric Stepney Photographic Collection, 1941-1942

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Image from the collection

Stepney (l) seated with friends on steps of barracks, Fort Bragg, N.C., 25 June 1942; P0067_0001_0016, in the Alfred Eric Stepney Photographic Collection #P0064, North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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Size 0.25 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 67 items)
Abstract Alfred Eric Stepney was an African American enlisted soldier in the United States Army stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., in 1942. He was from White Plains, N.Y. The collection consists of a photographic album and several loose black-and-white prints. Many of the photographs appear to have been taken outside the barracks at Fort Bragg in 1941 or 1942, and include African Americans and a few white people. Other prints, some apparently from an earlier date, include family and friends in unknown locations. Also included is an undated Fort Bragg "Pass Card" for E.A. Stepney.
Creator Stepney, Alfred Eric.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
Some of the materials in this collection are quite fragile. There are no original negatives for any of the images in the Stepney Collection. Researchers may be presented with a digital copy instead of original materials if the Photographic Archivist has determined an original should not be handled.
Restrictions to Use
For copyright and use restrictions contact the North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Alfred Eric Stepney Photographic Collection #P0067, North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Lynn and Tucker Respess, Charlottesville, Va., in December 2000; accession no. 31027.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Alfred Eric Stepney was an African American enlisted soldier in the United States Army stationed at Fort Bragg in 1942. He was from White Plains, N.Y.

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The collection consists of a photographic album and several loose black-and-white prints. The album is titled "Service Album, Fort Bragg, N.C." and contains 61 black-and-white photographs, some of which are torn. Some images appear to be missing. Also included are five loose black-and-white photographic prints and a Fort Bragg "Pass Card" for E.A. Stepney, undated.

Many of the photographs appear to have been taken outside the barracks at Fort Bragg in 1941 or 1942. Most include African Americans. Other prints, some apparently from an earlier date, include family and friends in unknown locations. Many of the prints have notes identifying the images.

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Contents list

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67 items.

Arrangement: Original order.

Flat Box 01

Photograph Album P0067/0001

"Service Album: Alfred Eric Stepney, ESO; Fort Bragg, N.C.," circa 1942 #P0067, Series: "Alfred Eric Stepney Photographic Collection, 1941-1942." Flatbox 01, Photoalbum P0067/0001

A majority of the images in the album appear to have been taken in June of 1942 at Fort Bragg, N.C. Includes black-and-white prints attached to pages and several loose prints believed to have been originally included in the album, currently in separate sleeves.

Flat Box 01

Special Format Image P0067/0002

Pass Card, undated #P0067, Series: "Alfred Eric Stepney Photographic Collection, 1941-1942." Flatbox 01, Sfimage P0067/0002

From Fort Bragg, issued to E.A. Stepney, signed by "Captain, Infantry Adjutant" (signature illegible).

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Processing Information

Processed by: North Carolina Collection, 1997

Encoded by: Tracy M. Jackson, July 2011

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