3:36 PM, January 30, 2008

An autographed copy of the famous photograph of marines raising the flag on Mount Suribachi on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima in 1945 was recently donated to the library by Viena L. Katainen.  The photograph, taken by Joe Rosenthal, is autographed by Rosenthal and inscribed to Katainen (Louise Spinello at the time).

The photograph plus explanatory material is located in a small glass exhibit case next to the door to the Alabama Collection, located in the Special Collections and Archives Department which is located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.  Viena L. Katainen is Associate Professor Emerita of Italian at Auburn University.

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