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Ruby I. Cashen photographs

Guide to the Ruby I. Cashen photographs

Collection number: HMC-0421.
Creator: Cashen, Ruby I.
Title: Ruby I. Cashen photographs.
Dates: 1935-1937.
Volume of collection: 0.02 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Photographs relating to the Matanuska Colony.

Biographical note:
Unavailable at this time.

Collection description:
The collection consists of photographs relating to the Matanuska Colony. The sixteen black and white photographs and postcards depict houses, farms, tents, churches, the hospital, people, Palmer Day activities, and the Matanuska School.

Arrangement: The collection contents are arranged as noted in the list below.

Digitized copies:  Nine images from the collection have been digitized and placed online in Alaska’s Digital Archives. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Postcards in the collection may be subject to copyright not held by the Archives.

Preferred citation: Ruby I. Cashen photographs, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The collection was given to the Archives by Ruby Cashen in 1994.

Processing information: This collection was arranged and described by Michele Wellck in 1995. The guide to the collection was reformatted to meet current standard by Arlene Schmuland in 2017.

Container list:

Item Description Date
1 “Moonlight – Chugach Mts. – Palmer, Alaska” postcard 1936-1937
2 . “Colony Farmers & Trading Post – Palmer, Alaska” postcard 1936-1937
3 “AARC 88” – “St. Mihiel – Ship that carried colonists” 1935
4 “P-544-B Maypole Dance – Palmer, Alaska – 5/15/37”, Hewitts Photo Shop 1937
5 “P-549” – “School Bus and Drivers – Matanuska”, Hewitts Photo Shop 1936-1937
6 “P-542-B Queen – Palmer Day – Palmer, Alaska – 5/15/37” Hewitts Photo Shop 1937 May 15
7 “AARC 596” – “Tent City Before 1936” undated
8 “P-546-B Dedication of Hospital – Palmer, Alaska – 5/15/37” Hewitts Photo Shop 1937 May 15
9 “Colony Farm – Palmer, Alaska” “Looking Toward Little Butte” postcard undated
10 “P-548 Placing of Corner-Stone – Palmer Day – Palmer, Alaska” Hewitts Photo Shop 1937
11 “Dr. Albright” Dr. C. Earl Albrecht holding a long string of fish 1937
12 “Church” 1936
13 “Church being built” 1936
14 “Typical farm” 1936
15 “P-15-0 – 9/22/36” – “Matanuska School” Hewitts Photo Shop 1936 September 22
16 “P-21-0 – 9/22/36” – Large group of people posed on the front steps of the Trading Post – Hewitts Photo Shop 1936 September 22


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