Guide to the Virginia Terrill papers
Collection number: HMC-0432.
Creator: Terrill, Virginia.
Title: Virginia Terrill papers.
Dates: undated, 1941-1991.
Volume of collection: 0.80 cubic feet.
Language of materials: A majority of the materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary: Personal papers and photographs of a public health worker.
Virginia Terrill was born on December 12, 1906, in Meta, Missouri. She lived in Texas and California prior to moving to Alaska in the years before World War II. She worked for the Public Health Service and the Alaska Native Medical Center as a medical transcriptionist before retiring in 1981. Terrill was active in local community groups including the Libertarian Party, and served as secretary of the Anchorage Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
This collection contains the personal papers and photographs of Virginia Terrill. Included are correspondence, insurance and employment files, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) correspondence and articles, Libertarian Party clippings and mailers, as well as photographs. Subjects of the photographs include WWII, Hawaii, Terrill’s family and dogs, the Jesse Lee Home, the Seward Sanitarium, and the Seward Hospital.
Arrangement: The collection is arranged in the following series:
Series 1. Personal and employment papers; undated, 1944-1990
Series 2. SPCA files; undated, 1970-1983
Series 3. Libertarian Party files; 1982
Series 4. Photographs; undated, 1941-1971
Digitized copies: Selected photographs have been digitized and can be found online at Alaska’s Digital Archives by searching for “Virginia Terrill.”
Access restrictions: Some items were written using Stenography and will only be readable to those with Stenographic knowledge.
Rights note: Archives does not hold copyright to materials in this collection.
Preferred citation: Virginia Terrill papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Separated materials: Plaques have been photographed and removed from the collection. Publications were removed and placed in Rare Books. Please contact an archivist for further information.
Custodial history: The collection was given to Steven Levi prior to 1995.
Acquisition note: The collection was donated to the Archives by Steven Levi in 1995.
Processing information: This collection was described by Kathleen Hertel-Baker in 1998. The collection was converted to current standard by Veronica Denison in 2014.
Series 1: Personal and employment papers; undated, 1944-1990. 0.50 cubic feet.
This series contains personal and employment records. It includes correspondence, medical records, employment information and correspondence from when Terrill worked at the Alaska Native Medical Center, as well as real estate information, diet and meal plans, and Matanuska Telephone Association annual reports.
|4||Messages on audio tape (3 tapes)||undated|
|5||Unemployment records, insurance, correspondence||1977-1981|
|8||Medical transcription notes and manuals||1956-1977|
|9||Alaska Native Medical Center correspondence and memoranda; Newsletters: The Mukluk Telegraph, National Secretaries Association||1971-1981|
|10||Public Health Service Employees Association: correspondence, notices, meeting minutes||1979-1980|
|12||Honors and awards||1971, 1981|
|13||Alaska Longevity Bonus||1982, 1989|
|14||Real estate; house construction complaints||1981-1983|
|15||Poems; diet and meal plans||undated|
|16||Matanuska Telephone Association annual reports; utility bills||1977, 1980-1990|
Series 2: SPCA files; undated, 1970-1983. 0.15 cubic feet.
This series contains Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) files. The series includes correspondence, activity reports, city ordinances and investigations, newsletters, and journal and news articles.
|20||Animal activity reports, House bills, city ordinances, investigation reports, newsletters, fliers||1970-1981|
|21||Journal articles, newsletters, news clippings||1973-1983|
|22||Political mailers, news clippings|
Series 4: Photographs; undated, 1941-1971. 0.25 cubic feet.
This series contains photographs. Subjects of the photographs include Terrill’s family, friends, and pets, the Jesse Lee Home, Seward Hospital, Crow Creek Mine, and the Seward Sanitarium. Many people and places depicted in the images are unidentified.
|24||Young Virginia Terrill, family, and friends||undated, 1941-1957|
|25||Terrill’s mother and Texas||undated, 1945-1971|
|26||WWII, Alaska, Hawaii, friends||1943-1959|
|27||Relatives and friends, birthday parties||undated, 1950-1982|
|28||Terrill’s dogs, scenery||undated, 1961-1973|
|29||Crow Creek Mine, Seward Sanitarium, Jesse Lee Home, Seward Hospital||undated, 1949|
|30||Jesse Lee Home||1952|