Guide to the Anchorage Engineering Geology Evaluation Group papers
Collection number: HMC-0051.
Creator: Anchorage Engineering Geology Evaluation Group.
Title: Anchorage Engineering Geology Evaluation Group papers.
Volume of collection: 0.25 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Papers from a group who reported on damages to Anchorage after the 1964 Alaska earthquake.
The Anchorage Engineering Geology Evaluation Group was formed two days after the 1964 Earthquake in Alaska, at the urging of Dr. Lidia Selkregg, a geologist with the Alaska State Housing Authority. The group was composed of forty geologists, soil scientists, and engineers from various federal and state agencies, and private companies. Under the sponsorship of the State Housing Authority and the City of Anchorage, the group mapped and outlined slide areas, and areas of damage and potential danger. The group issued several reports which provided basic data to guide city officials in replacing utilities, and to guide urban renewal. The group issued its final report on May 8, 1964.
The collection consists of the group’s preliminary report on earthquake damage in the Anchorage area, an article from Geotimes about the group from October 1964, and maps of earthquake damage in the greater Anchorage area.
Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Rights note: Archives may not own copyright to this collection.
Preferred citation: Anchorage Engineering Geology Evaluation Group papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Acquisition note: The collection was donated to the Archives by Ruth A. M. Schmidt in 1981.
Processing information: The guide to the collection was revised by Megan K. Friedel in 2010.