Guide to the Edwin F. Finch scrapbook
Collection number: HMC-0653.
Creator: Finch, Edwin F.
Title: Edwin F. Finch scrapbook.
Volume of collection: 0.2 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Scrapbook contains photos and papers documenting the Alaska earthquake of 1964.
Edwin F. Finch was an Anchorage resident and employee of the Federal Aviation Agency at the time of the Alaska Earthquake on March 27, 1964.
The collection consists of Edwin F. Finch’s scrapbook concerning the Alaska earthquake of 1964. The scrapbook contains an account of Finch’s personal experiences during the earthquake in Anchorage, a Federal Aviation Agency certificate of appreciation issued to Finch for service after the earthquake, 42 photographs of earthquake damage in Anchorage, a copy of the photo-illustrated 1964 annual report for the city of Anchorage, and three different pictorial reviews of the earthquake, including Quake, Great Alaska Earthquake!…A Pictorial Review, and Good Friday Nightmare: Pictorial Review – Quake and Tidal Wave – Alaska to California – 1964. The photographs primarily depict the Turnagain Heights subdivision and downtown areas of Anchorage.
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 own copyright to this collection.
Preferred citation: Edwin F. Finch scrapbook, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Acquisition note: This collection was purchased by the Archives at internet auction in 2003.
Processing information: This collection was originally processed and described by Jeffrey A. Sinnott in 2004. The guide to the collection was revised by Megan K. Friedel in 2010.