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Harold Denton Albrecht Photographs

Identifier: MC 1695

Scope and Content Note

Materials in this collection include two albums with photographs of paddle boats and scenes on the Mississippi River, the University of Arkansas campus and students, as well as scenes of Europe dating circa 1925-1937.


  • 1925 - 1958


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

Harold Albrecht, a native of Dermott, Chicot County, Arkansas, was born July 17, 1904. In his early twenties, he was employed as a radio engineer in the Merchant Marines, circa 1925-1930, working on the Mississippi River where he also designed levees. He later attended the University of Arkansas where he studied electrical engineering, graduating as one of the top in his class in 1932. Albrecht went on to work at Radio Corporation of America (RCA) where he invented various radar transmitters. During the Spanish Civil War, Albrecht installed one of those transmitters in Spain for the resistance forces opposing Franco. He narrowly escaped capture by Franco and returned to the United States where he continued to work at RCA in missiles. Harold Denton Albrecht died October 1, 1981 and is buried in Dermott City Cemetery in Chicot County, Arkansas.


.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by topic.

Acquisition Information

The Harold Denton Albrecht Photographs were donated to Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries on, April 14, 2005, by Melynda Winsor of Oakland, California.

Processing Information

Processed by Amy Russell; completed in November 2012.

Harold Denton Albrecht Photographs
Amy Russell
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
(479) 575-8444