Guide to the Dale and Ferguson papers
Collection number: HMC-0098.
Dale, Essie Rock.
Title: Dale and Ferguson papers.
Volume of collection: 0.2 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in the collection are in English.
Collection summary: Primarily photographs of the Dedication of the Port of Anchorage.
Essie Rock Dale was born in Kansas in 1881. She obtained her B.S. degree from the University of Wyoming. She moved to Fairbanks, Alaska in 1937 and opened a small dress shop. In 1942, her husband, son, and daughter joined her in the business and formed Dale Enterprises which opened a sporting goods store called the Sportsman, and also ran a fishing lodge on Paxon Lake. She was active in politics and served as a Democratic National Committeewoman from 1948 to 1952, and as a member of the Alaska Territorial Legislature (house) in 1949. She died in 1965.
Jack Ferguson was Dale’s son-in-law. He worked for twenty-five years with the Northern Commercial Company in Alaska, and was also a member of the Anchorage Port Commission.
The collection contains photographs of various people including Essie Rock Dale, Bob Bartlett, and Jack Ferguson, and a photographic album of the Dedication of the Port of Anchorage.
Arrangement: The collection is arranged in the order it arrived.
Digitized copies: Select images have been digitized and are available on Alaska’s Digital Archives. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Rights note: Archives holds copyright to materials created by Essie Rock Dale and Jack Ferguson. The collection includes materials not created by Dale and Ferguson, which may be subject to copyright.
Preferred citation: Dale and Ferguson papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Separated materials: Publications were removed from this collection and added to the Library’s Rare Books. Please contact an archivist for further information.
Acquisition note: The collection was donated to the Archives by Inez Ferguson in 1981.
Processing information: This collection was described prior to 1985. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Veronica Denison in 2015.