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Lois M. Morey artifacts and slide

Guide to the Lois M. Morey artifacts and slide
undated, 1941

Collection number: HMC-0181.
Creator: Morey, Lois M.
Title: Lois M. Morey artifacts and slide.
Dates: undated, 1941.
Volume of collection: 6.8 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English
Collection summary: Mostly Alaska Native and Russian artifacts collected by an Alaska resident.

Biographical note:
Lois Morey came to Alaska in 1942 and worked as a teacher at Anchorage High School for one year. From 1949 to 1950, she served as the Principle Teacher at the school in Adak. In 1951, she became Educational Supervisor for the Alaska Territorial Department of Education (later the State Department of Education), and served in that position for ten years during which time she traveled extensively to rural schools and communities. She retired in 1961.

Collection description:
This collection contains artifacts acquired by Lois Morey during her travels throughout Alaska. In addition, there is a slide of an Anchorage Baha’i group in 1941, as well as documents containing information about the artifacts.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in no discernible order.

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Archives and Special Collections does not hold copyright to materials in this collection.

Preferred citation: Lois M. Morey artifacts and slide, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Separated materials: Publications were removed from the collection and some added to Ephemera Collections. Please ask an archivist for further information.

Custodial history: The artifacts were given, found, or purchased by Lois Morey. Morey donated the artifacts to Anchorage Community College in 1970.

Acquisition note: The collection was transferred to the UAA/APU Archives and Special Collections between 1987 and 1988.

Processing information: This collection was described by Dennis Walle in 1988. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard and publications removed by Veronica Denison in 2017.

Container list:

Box Description
1 List of artifacts and notecards containing information about artifacts; Slide of 1941 Baha’i Group
1 Seal Oil Lamp: Found in 1956 on Kodiak
1 Kantag (Two Alaska Native food-serving dishes): One without rim given to Morey by Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Akers, and the other was purchased by Morey from a friend who bought it from Frank Waskey
2 Tlingit hat: Given to Morey by mother of Jack Burford
3 Copper pail: Bought by Morey in Juneau from a curio shop
3 Copper vodka cup (Russian made): Bought by Morey in Juneau from a curio shop
3 Adze: From Napaimiut, given to Morey by Alta and Jack Brink
3 Scissors (Russian made): Given to Morey by Alta and Jack Brink
3 Copper tea kettle (Russian made): Bought by Morey in Juneau from a curio shop
4 Piece of copper from the dome of Elevation of Holy Cross Russian Orthodox Church in Russian Mission
5 Alaska Commercial Company china compote: Sent to Morey by Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Akers
5 Gold scale: From Napaimiut, given to Morey by Alta and Jack Brink
5 Miner’s weights for gold scale
5 Rusted tin
5 Handcuffs: Given to Morey by U.S. Marshall Havelock from Rampart, Alaska
5 Padlock: Found in Fortuna Ledge (Marshall, Alaska), in the former jail building, given to Morey by a man who once taught there
5 Part of Aleut house post found in house remains near Cape Adagdak, Adak, Alaska, 1950
6 Ship’s lantern used as a port-side running lamp: Originally found by Louise Milnus of Unalaska, and after her death was given to Morey
7 Two carved cedar paddles from Southeastern Alaska used in ceremonial dances
7 Fish or bird spear
Map roll Two staffs from Southeastern Alaska used in ceremonial dances

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