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Anne Purdy papers

Guide to the Anne Purdy papers
undated, 1977

Collection number: HMC-0414.
Creator: Purdy, Anne.
Title: Anne Purdy papers.
Dates: undated, 1977.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary: Correspondence concerning a land allotment and publication rights.

Biographical note:
Anne Hobbs Purdy was born on November 10, 1901 in Missouri, and grew up in Longmont, Colorado. She came to Alaska in 1928 and taught for the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Eagle, Tetlin, and Chicken. She married a gold miner, Fred Purdy of Chicken, Alaska, in 1940. The couple adopted and raised eleven children. In 1976, Anne Purdy wrote the book, Tisha, based on her experiences as a teacher. She also wrote Dark Boundary, as well as numerous newspaper and magazine articles. Anne Purdy died in Dot Lake on April 15, 1987.

Collection description:
The collection consists of correspondence related to Alaska Native land allotment claims for two of Anne Purdy’s children, Social Security benefits for Anne Purdy, and the copyright status of her book, Tisha. Major correspondents are U.S. Senator Ted Stevens and J. Chester Gordon, an Anchorage attorney.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in chronological order.

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

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

Preferred citation: Anne Purdy papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Related materials: HMC-1159, Donald E. Luke and Anne Purdy correspondence.

Acquisition note: The collection was donated to the Archives by J. Chester Gordon in 1994.

Processing information: This collection was originally described by Michele Wellck in 1994. The guide to this collection was converted to current standard by Veronica Denison in 2014.

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