In 2016, a box of photographs and memorabilia was donated to the Martin-Springer Institute of Northern Arizona University (NAU). The cluttered collection contained over 400 photographs and material items related to World War II in Europe. They belonged to U.S. Medical Corp. soldier, James P. Kuykendall. With little information about the contents of the collection and the photographer himself, the Institute created, funded, and supervised a team of NAU students to research and archive the collection. The student team organized, identified, and preserved the collection of photographs. The team also consulted additional sources, records, and archivists to reconstruct part of Kuykendall’s life and wartime experience.