Pearl Harbor attack photographs

Pearl Harbor attack photographs

Dates: December 7, 1941

Materials include six black and white aerial photographs of the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941, taken from a Japanese fighter plane.

  • Extent: 6 folders (1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Bradford, Ray
  • Call Number: MSS 6789
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Photograph Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research. Kept in cold storage; materials require 24 hour notification for retrieval.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Pearl Harbor attack photographs must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 6789; Pearl Harbor attack photographs; Photographic Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6789, LTPSC.
Custodial History
These photographs were donated by Ray Bradford, who obtained them from a Mr. Shimizu while serving a mission in Japan. Mr. Shimizu said the photographs had no meaning to him now. His friend had taken the photographs from the back of the airplane he was flying in. The photographs remained in Ray Bradford's possession until March 2009 when he donated them to Special Collections.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Ray Bradford; 2009.
Subject Terms
Material Types; Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941--Pictorial works; World War, 1939-1945--Photographs
Genre / Form
Aerial photography; Photographs
Processing Information
Processed; Whitney Peterson; 2009.
Appraisal Information
Photographic Archives; photographs.
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Finding Aid Title
Pearl Harbor attack photographs
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Whitney Peterson
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-09-09T18:00-0600
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Biographical History

Ray Bradford was a Latter-day Saint missionary to Japan.

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