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Bill Bacon photograph files; 1941-2004. 6.0 cubic feet. hmc-0991. Photographs, color slides, and subject files of Alaskan photographer and filmmaker.

Richard Anthony Baenen memoir; circa 1940-1990. 0.2 cubic feet. hmc-1394. Memoir of an attorney who worked for NANA Corporation during the passage of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

John P. Bagoy papers; 1916-2003. 0.75 cubic feet. hmc-0807. Papers regarding the identification and marking of gravesites at the Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery.

Harry Bailey papers; 1943-1983. 0.01 cubic feet. hmc-1205. Photographs and papers of a soldier who served with the Army Transport Service in the Aleutians during World War II.

Eugene C. Baker photographs; undated, 1942-1943. 0.2 cubic feet. hmc-1350. Photographs taken or collected by a radar operator stationed on Adak during WWII.

John E. Baker papers; 1910-1925. 0.25 cubic feet. hmc-0065. Papers of a businessman and homesteader in Alaska.

Alfred and Mae Bakken slides and memorabilia; 1964-1977. 0.25 cubic feet. hmc-0589. Slides and other Alaska memorabilia collected by a couple who lived in Fairbanks.

Ella Bamford photograph album; circa 1926-1932. 0.25 cubic feet. hmc-1402. Photograph album of a teacher at the Eklutna Industrial School.

Ted Bank papers; 1882-1980. 5.50 cubic feet. hmc-0068. Papers and photographs of an explorer and anthropologist who worked in the Aleutian Islands and Japan.

Baptist tour group member photograph album; 1952. hmc-0539. Photograph album of a woman who traveled around the western United States and Canada as part of a Baptist tour group.

Marilynn S. Barks papers; circa 1939-1961. 0.5 cubic feet. hmc-0478. Letters and papers of an Alaskan woman who worked in the mining business.

Ramona Barnes papers; circa 1980-2000. 39 cubic feet. hmc-0502. The political papers of a long-time Alaska legislator.

Barnett and Stevens family papers; 1901-1928, 2014, bulk 1901-1928. 0.2 cubic feet. hmc-1167-ahs. Correspondence of a missionary who worked at the Jessie Lee Home with Albert Newhall.

Chester E. Barr scrapbook; 1942-1944. 0.2 cubic feet. hmc-0495. Soldier in the 131st Signal Radio Intelligence Company who served at Fort Richardson.

Neil R. Bassett papers; 1940-1991. 13.8 cubic feet.  hmc-0377. Bureau of Land Management official involved with Alaska land issues.

Edna and Norman Bassett photographs; undated, 1927-1932. 0.01 cubic feet. hmc-1027-AHS. Alaska trip on the S.S.Dorothy Alexander and the White Pass & Yukon Railroad in 1932.

Charles V. Baxter papers; undated, 1943-1945. 0.25 cubic feet. hmc-1033-ahs. Photographs and post cards of an engineer during the construction of the Canol Pipeline.

Bean’s Café appeal letter and proposal; 1979. 0.01 cubic feet. hmc-0170. Appeal letter and proposal for a free restaurant, day shelter, and social center in Downtown Anchorage.

William E. Beaty photograph album; 1935. 0.2 cubic feet. hmc-1056-AHS. A tourist visiting Alaska in 1935.

Frank A. Bebey theater production papers; 1972-2009. 4.7 cubic feet. hmc-1090. Papers of UAA professor of theater, set designer, and director.

John L. Beck papers; circa 1967-1984. 7 cubic feet. hmc-0450. Papers of an archaeologist who worked for the Anchorage office of the Bureau of Land Management.

Hal Beery photographs; undated, 1942. 0.01 cubic feet. hmc-1207. Photographs of a pilot with 404th Bombardment Squadron who served in the Aleutian Islands during World War II.

Helen Dittman Beirne papers; 1951-2003. 11.7 cubic feet. hmc-0535. Alaskan physician and Alaska Department of Health and Social Services commissioner.

Miriam Bell papers; 1969-1991. 0.80 cubic feet. hmc-1074. Papers and photographs created and collected by a nutritionist.

George Benesch Alaska Marine Highway records; 1965-1970. 2.2 cubic feet. hmc-1052. Alaska Assistant Attorney General involved with the Alaska Marine Highway.

Peggy Benesch Wickersham ferry papers; 1968-1970. 0.02 cubic feet. hmc-1053. Assistant traffic manager for the state ferry system.

Thomas W. Benham photographs; circa 1880-1890. 0.4 cubic feet. hmc-0069. Photographs owned by an officer in the U. S. Revenue Marine.

Joseph Benoit photographs, 1950-1952. 0.01 cubic feet. hmc-1356-ahs. Photographs from a military serviceman stationed in Alaska.

John Boyd Bentley autographed letters; 1932-1936. 0.02 cubic feet. hmc-0797. Episcopal Bishop of Alaska from 1931 to 1947.

John Carroll Benton papers; 1930-1949. 0.2 cubic feet. hmc-0645. Papers and photograph album of an U.S. Army Coast Artillery officer who served in the Sitka area.

Bernasconi family papers; 1917, 1961-1966. 0.02 cubic feet. hmc-1161. Primarily slides related to 1964 earthquake damage in Anchorage.

Gretchen T. Bersch papers; 1973-2008. 3.0 cubic feet. hmc-0666. Professor of Education at Anchorage Community College and the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Lester H. Best photographs; undated, 1944. 0.2 cubic feet. hmc-1206. Photographs of a member of the 77th and 404th Bombardment Squadrons who served in the Aleutian Islands during World War II.

Edwin G. Beu, Jr. Alaska Home Movie and Camera; 1958-1959. 0.85 cubic feet. hmc-0677. Home movie production with soundtrack of Anchorage resident.

Al E. Beyer papers; 1994. 0.25 cubic feet. hmc-0958. California motorcycle tourist who traveled over 7,000 road miles on a trip to Alaska.

A.G. Bickel photographs and guide; 1917-1918. 0.02 cubic feet. hmc-1096. Photographs of a member of the Alaska Engineering Commission and passenger on the S.S. Admiral Dewey.

Edward M. Biddle photograph album; 1913. 0.4 cubic feet. hmc-0901. Album of tourist from Pennsylvania who visited Glacier National Park and Southeast Alaska.

Herman Binschus application and permit; 1943. 0.01 cubic feet. hmc-0612. Application to the Western Defense Command Alaska Travel Control.

Bioneers in Alaska records; 2003-2012. 1.0 cubic feet. hmc-1228. Records of an organization that promoted sustainability in Alaska.

B. Black photograph album; 1944-1945. 0.25 cubic feet. hmc-0582. Photograph album of a woman who worked for the Civil Aeronautics Authority in Anchorage during World War II.

Black Arts Association records; 1972-1980. 1.7 cubic feet. hmc-0070. Records of an organization promoting artistic engagement for African Americans in Anchorage.

Blacks in Alaska History Project records; 1953-2004. 9.4 cubic feet. hmc-0681

Ruth E. Blanchard slides; 1971, 1975. 0.2 cubic feet. hmc-0754. Slides of a retired librarian who toured Alaska, Yukon Territory and British Columbia.

Thomas Wade Bledsoe photographs; 1975-1985. 4.0 cubic feet. Wildlife photographs from a biologist and photographer.

William K. Boardman papers; 1940-1985. 4.6 cubic feet. hmc-0072. Professional and business papers of an Alaskan legislator.

Esther Louise Boch papers; 1944-1967. 1.15 cubic feet and 67.7 MB. hmc-1392. Documents from a public health nurse who worked for the Indian Health Service in Alaska.

Eldon B. Bonnet papers; 1942-1989. 0.2 cubic feet. hmc-1208. Papers and photographs of a member of the 400th Base Headquaters and Air Base Squadron, who served in the Aleutian Islands during World War II.

Botens-Stoops family film; circa 1955-1978. 2 cubic feet. hmc-1281. Film footage taken by an Alaskan family.

H.A. “Red” Boucher papers; 1942-1995, bulk 1978-1990. 23 cubic feet.hmc-0420. Government service related committee and public policy files of Alaskan public figure.

Glenn H. Bowersox papers; 1930-2004. 0.2 cubic feet.  hmc-0731. Papers and photographs of a radio operator aboard the USMS Boxer and the USMS North Star in Alaska.

Karl C. Bowersox papers; 1924-1944. 0.2 cubic feet. Papers and photographs of a purser and radio operator aboard the USMS Boxer and USMS North Star.

Willard L. Bowman papers; 1952-1979. 1.7 cubic feet. hmc-0073. Political campaign papers and human rights related materials of African-American legislator.

Walter D. Bradshaw scrapbook; 1942-1943. 0.20 cubic feet. hmc-0974. Copied scrapbook relating to World War II in the Aleutians.

W.G. Brain letter; 1909. 0.1 cubic feet. hmc-0826. Letter written by a mail or freight carrier on the Valdez-Fairbanks Trail.

Randy Brandon photographs; 1976-2004. 3.0 cubic feet. hmc-1136. Photographs taken by a professional photographer living in Girdwood, Alaska.

Margaret Branson papers; 1967-2005.1.0 cubic feet. hmc-1131. Papers of a woman who was a Kenai Borough Assembly member, Alaska State House Representative, writer, photographer, and art gallery owner.

Jay K. Brause and Gene Dugan papers; 1975-2006. 18.0 cubic feet. hmc-1216. Papers of Alaskan civil rights activists.

John James Brennan papers; 1906-1987. 1.85 cubic feet.  hmc-0596. Papers of Alaskan geologist and native of Anchorage.

Robert E. Brennan letters; 1942. 0.01 cubic feet. hmc-0962. Letters written by a soldier who worked on the Alaska Highway.

Emorene and Roger Briggs letters; 1957-1966. 0.01 cubic feet. hmc-0676. Annual letters to family friends from a family living at Lake Clark.

Wilson W. Brine papers; 1919-1967, bulk 1919-1926. 0.7 cubic feet. hmc-0074. Papers and photographs of a clerk for the St. Michael Board of the U.S. Steamboat Inspection Service.

Bristol Bay Native Association records; 1968-2004. 18.2 cubic feet. hmc-0075. Records of a Bristol Bay area organization promoting development in the region.

British Women’s Club of Anchorage records; 1965-1983. 1.0 cubic feet. hmc-1093. Records of a civic and social organization in Anchorage, Alaska.

Sylvia Broady papers; 1963-2007. 0.75 cubic feet. hmc-1251. Papers of an Alaskan journalism professor.

George K. “Steve” Brodie papers; 1934-1941. 0.25 cubic feet. hmc-0378. Papers and photographs of an officer in the U. S. Navy.

Maria Brooks papers; 1966-2006. 2.0 cubic feet. hmc-0530. Maritime research materials.

Brooks Range Trust records; 1969-1984. 1.0 cubic feet. hmc-0076. Administrative records from an organization dedicated to the conservation of the Brooks Range.

Albert Brown letter; 1938. 0.01 cubic feet. hmc-0870. Alaska Native Brotherhood member’s letter to a classmate at Sheldon Jackson College.

Alice E. Brown papers; 1954-1973. 5.5 cubic feet. hmc-1060. Papers of a member of the Alaska Federation of Natives’ board of directors and advocate to pass the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

Barbara Brown papers; 1994-2008. 4.0 cubic feet and 1.43 gb hmc-1269. The professional papers of an Alaska author.

David K. Brown photographs and papers; 1942-2002. 0.2 cubic feet. hmc-0658. Papers and photographs of an engineer who worked on the construction of Whittier Tunnel in 1942 and other projects in Alaska.

Kay Brown papers; 1983-1996. 64.0 cubic feet. hmc-0457. A manager of non-profit and government agencies, as an elected public official, author, and journalist.

Robert Brown Jr. papers; 1972-1975. 0.4 cubic feet. hmc-1260. A White Alice Training Manual and photos of sites related to Mr. Brown’s work the White Alice Communications System (WACS) through ITT-Arctic Services Inc.

Robert H. Brown photographs; 1942-1944. 0.01 cubic feet. hmc-1239. Panorama and other photographs of Dutch Harbor, Unalaska, and Attu taken during WWII.

Arthur F. Buddington Southeast Alaska photographs; 1921-1925. 0.2 cubic feet. hmc-0779-APU. Photographs taken by a U. S. Geological Survey geologist on a survey of Southeast Alaska.

Joseph J. Burgess photographs; circa 1943-1945. 0.01 cubic feet. HMC-1230. Photographs of a lieutenant in the 714th Railway Operating Battalion who served in Alaska during World War II.

Raymond Burgess survey records; 1976-1992. 0.1 cubic feet. hmc-1197. Land surveys of Seward, Alaska.

Donald Burnell photographs; 2000. 0.01 cubic feet. HMC-1103. Photographs of covered bridges and other structures in Alaska.

William Burnett letter; 1941. 0.01 cubic feet. hmc-0811. Letter written by a U.S. Army soldier in the 73rd Bombardment Squadron.

Carl D. Burns photograph album; undated, 1946. 0.1 cubic feet. hmc-1277. Photograph album of a soldier who was stationed on Adak as part of Task Force Williwaw.

Benedict Burvainis papers; 1939-1945, 1958. 0.25 cubic feet. hmc-0624. Photographs and papers of a Transportation Corps soldier who served at Adak Army Air Field during World War II.

Robert Bush letter; 1898. 0.01 cubic feet. hmc-0819. Letter written by a miner on the Kenai Peninsula during the 1898 gold rush.

Doyle and Gloria Bushman papers; 1949-2019. 1.0 cubic feet. hmc-0663. Papers, audio and video recordings, and color slides of Anchorage residents documenting the Alaska earthquake of 1964.

Ted Buszek photographs; undated, 1943-1986. 0.2 cubic feet. hmc-1209. Photographs of a member of the 404th Bombardment Squadron, who served in the Aleutian Islands during World War II.

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