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"Greeting from Nassau Bahamas" Scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: SPC-2023-001

Scope and Contents

This scrapbook dated June 1947 contains ephemera such as a Pan American passenger coupon, napkin, and doily; photographs and postcards of an airplane; homes and cottages in Nassau; images taken at a public open-air market; the Water Tower and Queen's staircase; Fort Fincastle; Fort Charlotte; Marine Gardens; a cave that was the former meeting place of Seventh-day Adventists; beaches; local Bahamians; flora and fauna; hotels such as Fort Montagu Beach Hotel and Royal Victoria Hotel; Supreme Court; taxis; and other places visited during their trip. Also included in this scrapbook is a detailed written account of the trip by Gilbert J. Iles; an itinerary for places they visited and wanted to visit during their trip; Bahama Islands map; clippings; a S.S. Evangeline cruise program; church programs, prayers, programs, and announcements; and other material.


  • June 1947


Conditions Governing Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.


1 box (one scrapbook)

.21 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



This collection contains one scrapbook. In June 1947, Gilbert J. Iles and his mother, presumably Berdella Iles went on a trip to Nassau, Bahamas. In the creator's words the scrapbook starts by stating: "In June 1947, mother and I went to Nassau, Bahamas to visit Bill and Theda who were engaged in missionary work in that field. He was pastor of the two churches in the city -- the Shirley street church and the Grants Town church. We made the trip by car to Miami and from there to Nassau by Pan American airplane, taking 65 minutes for the plane trip. The following pages depict, by words and pictures, the wonders and pleasures of our vacation."

Inventory of the "Greeting from Nassau Bahamas" Scrapbook
Karen Clemons
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Repository Details

Part of the California State University Dominguez Hills, Gerth Archives and Special Collections Repository

University Library South -5039 (Fifth Floor)
1000 E. Victoria St.
Carson CA 90747