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Ben F. Pinks papers

Guide to the Ben F. Pinks papers

Collection number: HMC-0554.
Creator: Pinks, Ben F.
Title: Ben F. Pinks papers.
Dates: 1936-1953.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Trap line and farm supply records of an Alaska Road Commission employee.

Biographical note:
Ben F. Pinks was a trapper and employee of the Alaska Road Commission in Alaska, in in the 1930s and 1940s. While living in Alaska, Pinks ran a trap line near his home, probably in the Valdez area, and in other locations in South-central Alaska.

Collection description:
This collection consists of a small record book containing information about Ben Pinks’ trap line operations, and account and supply information for a possible farm operation in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. Trap line entries include the date the line was set and checked, location, and the number and type of animal caught. The account and supply portion lists supplies purchased and amount paid. Also included in the collection are a receipt from the Matanuska Valley Farmers Cooperating Association warehouse dated 1950, and Mr. Pinks’ W-2 form from the Alaska Roads Commission for the years 1946 and 1947.

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 own copyright to the collection.

Preferred citation: Ben F. Pinks papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The collection was purchased by the Archives on eBay in 2001.

Processing information: This collection was described by Kathleen Hertel in 2002. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Gwen Sieja in 2015.

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