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Julius Christian Harland Knauss Collection

Identifier: 1987-03-30-B
The collection is comprised of a panoramic photograph and a souvenir album, circa 1918-1919, and a magazine clipping, circa 1959, all relating to the Naval Training Camp situated on the University of Washington campus during World War I. The panorama, broken in two parts, shows the camp along the waterfront of the Lake Washington Ship Canal. The clipping includes a later image of the canal in 1959 and a map of the city of Seattle. The album contains photographs of individuals, officers, staff groups, and companies, as well as facilities and activities.


  • circa 1918-1959
  • Majority of material found in 1918


Language of Materials

All materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research and is accessible in the Dahlberg Research Center by appointment. For more information contact us.

Conditions Governing Use

The Museum of Flight (TMOF) Archives is the owner of the physical materials in the archives and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from TMOF archives before any publication use. TMOF does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.


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Julius Christian Harland Knauss (1898-1986) served in the U.S. Navy during World War I at the Seattle (Wash.) Naval Training Camp. The collection contains material relating to the camp.

Biographical Note

Julius Christian Harland Knauss was born in 1898 in Minnesota. He trained at the Naval Training Camp in Seattle, Washington during World War I. According to the U.S. Census, he was the Quartermaster 1st Class at Naval Air Station San Diego (California) in 1920. Knauss died in 1986 and is buried in Minnesota.


Biographical information derived from U.S. Census data.
Historical Note The Naval Training Camp in Seattle, Washington began with a contract between the Navy and the University of Washington in June 1917 to use land belonging to the university. The site was along the waterfront of the canal between Lake Union and Lake Washington. Construction began in July and in August the camp began operation under the command of Miller Freeman, Commander U.S.N.R.F. Among other specializations, the camp included a Ground School for Aviation.


Derived from "Prologue" in the souvenir album. See "Related Archival Materials" for further information on the Naval Training Camp on the University of Washington campus.


No further accruals are expected.

Existence and Location of Copies

Materials from this collection have been digitized and are available at The Museum of Flight Digital Collections.

Related Archival Materials

The following collections at other Seattle archival repositories relate to the Naval Training Camp:

U.S. Naval Training Station at University of Washington photograph albums, 1917-1918. Photographs of buildings, grounds, cadets and officers at the U.S. Naval Training Station on the University of Washington campus. Museum of History & Industry, Sophie Frye Bass Library. Finding aid:

Miller Freeman photograph albums, 1917-1918. Photograph albums documenting the construction and activities of the U.S. Naval Training station on the University of Washing (UW) campus from 1917-1918. Miller Freeman (July 20, 1875-Oct 10, 1955) was the Navy commandant for the U.S. Naval Training Station at UW during World War I. Finding aid:

Phil J. Weiss letters, 1916-1917. Letters from the naval training station that operated on the University of Washington Campus during World War I. University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections. Finding aid:

Copies of the souvenir album can also be found in the Special Collections departments of the University of Washington Libraries and the Seattle Public Library.
Guide to the Julius Christian Harland Knauss Collection
Completed - Level 4
A. Demeter
Description rules
Language of description
Processing, cataloging and digitization of this collection was made possible by a Council on Libraries and Information Resources (CLIR) "Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives" grant.
Edition statement
1st Edition

Revision Statements

  • November 2018: Finding aid migrated to ArchivesSpace.

Repository Details

Part of the The Museum of Flight Archives Repository

9404 East Marginal Way South
Seattle Washington 98108-4097

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