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Marie Silverman papers

Guide to the Marie Silverman papers
An Alaska Pacific University collection

Collection number: HMC-0778-APU.
Creator: Silverman, Marie.
Title: Marie Silverman papers.
Dates: 1906-1966.
Volume of collection: 1.0 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Memorabilia from an early Anchorage resident.

Biographical note:

Marie Silverman was born in Norway in 1878. She came to Ketchikan, Alaska, in 1908, where she married Sol Silverman. Marie and her husband lived on Prince of Wales Island and Seward before moving to Knik in 1912. The couple then moved to Anchorage shortly after the city was established in 1915. Sol Silverman died in Anchorage in 1942. Marie Silverman worked for the Anchorage Times newspaper for nearly thirty years. She was also active in several local service organizations including the Order of the Eastern Star, Anchorage Chapter (charter member, 1918); Order of Amaranth, Alaska Court No. 1 (charter member); Pioneers of Alaska Auxiliary; and the Sons of Norway. Marie Silverman died in Anchorage in 1967.

Collection description:

The collection consists of photographs and clippings. The collection contains clippings, clipping books, memorabilia, photographs and postcards on a variety of subjects, primarily the early years of Anchorage.

Arrangement: The contents of the collection are grouped by document type: clippings, memorabilia, and photographs.

Digitized copies: 65 images from the collection have been digitized and placed on the Alaska’s Digital Archives. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Copyright to materials in this collection has not been transferred to the Archives.

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

Acquisition note: The collection was transferred to the Archives by Alaska Pacific University in 2005.

Processing information: This collection was arranged and described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2008. The guide to the collection was updated to current standard by Arlene Schmuland in 2015. The clippings pages were copied onto acid-free paper at that time.

Container list:

Folder Description Dates
1 Biographical clippings about the Silvermans 1939-1966
2 Weddings of old times clippings 1933-1959
3 Clipping book 1925-1929
4 Some of the folks I knew who have passed away clippings 1928-1962
5 Service organization clippings 1933-1962
6 Biographical clippings, including Muktuk Marston, J. J. Delaney, Ernest H. Gruening, Anton J. Wendler, Roy Southwork, John W. Troy, Walter Jones, Orah Dee Clark, and Lillian Watson 1939-1966
7 Anchorage historical clippings 1932-1957
8 Poetry clippings Undated
9 Bowling scores clippings 1932-1937
10 Trails of the last frontier cartoons clippings Undated
11 Men you should know clippings ???
12 Down the years in Anchorage clippings 1936-1938
13 Rolling back the years in Anchorage clippings 1938
14-15 Turning back the years in Anchorage clippings 1939-1940
16 Memorabilia; maps, illustrations, event programs and badges 1924-1965
17 Handwritten notes and correspondence Undated
18 Photo prints of Sydney Lawrence paintings (primarily caches, cabins, and Mt. McKinley) Undated
19 Anchorage Times photo contest photographs (scenery, children, pets, and animals). Entrants include: Fred Alnutt, Mrs. G. B. Atkinson, Bruce Ayer, Hugh Bartol, Gayla Beach, Mrs. Murray Bell, Hugh S. Clark,  Marjorie Combs, Marthanna Conner, Henry L. Courtemanche, W. S. Crutchers, Mrs. Roy F. Downing, A. M. Edminster, William H. Estes, Larry Lee Fulton, Bill Gilleland, Ester Green, Elmer C. Hassel, Martina I. Heckman, Jean H. Helmes, Charles D. Herrington, Diane Howell, Kenneth Huber, Duffy Jackinsky, Teresa James, Evelyne M. Jensen, A. C. Johnson, Melvin G. Lensegrav, Gracie Mahoney, T. R. McCart, Dexter R. McDaniel, Jim McKinley, Randall Mullins, Mrs. Earl Ramp, Janice Reekie, L. Reisner, R. W. Richart, K. Rousey, Henry Sandland, Joseph M. Schaaf, Peter Schultz, Judith Serle, Gordon Skrede, Mrs. James Small, Mrs. Harry Smith, A. C. Spielman, LeRoy Strong, Janie Swanson, Barbara Thomas, Mrs. Fred W. Tisdell, Ray Torgerson, Byron Van Slyke, Mrs. D. B. Weirich, Howard O. Welch, Golda Whittaker, Glen V. Williams, C. Zelma Willson, Gerald W. Wood, and Isabelle Woolcock 1961-1963
20 Family photograph album. Identified photographs include: Ray C. Larson, Judge David, William Gerig, Judge David, A. H. Marsh, Mr. Patton, Curtis Morford, William Butts, George Phelps, Frank Skeen, John Lechner, Walter Howard, Judge Morford, John Sulivan, Alex Wise, Sol Silverman, Ira Brown, Ray McDonald,  Al Taylor, Jee Grimes, William Murray, Mrs. Hansen, Capt. Gighama, W. L. Durham, Henry Dohrmann, Carl Martin, Mr. Pedersen, William Hesse, H. C. Dohrman, steamship Alameda, and the tug Wilhelmina. Undated
21-22 Family photographs. Locations include: Anchorage;  Kennecott, Latouche, Alaska railroad scenes at Chatanika, King River, Chickaloon, Lake Spenard, and Mt. McKinley National Park. Subjects include parades, bands, leisure activities, Anchorage buildings, and Fur Rendezvous events. Individuals include: Charles Glace, Emma and Charles Olson, Al Jackson, Archie Lewis, Charlie Bisel, N. N. Joffee, Mr. Bruto, Mrs. Elkins, Marie and Sol Silverman, Noble Temmed, Nobel Craig, Mrs. Bayles, Mrs. Manning, J. B. Gottstein, Mrs. Murray, Captain Lanstrem, Captain Hunter, Captain Cramer, Mrs. Carmicke, Mrs. George Hershe, Mrs. Spaulding, Mrs. Martin, Mrs. Harry Brown, Al Davis, Will Howard, Joe Grimes; C. P. Pedersen, Hiram Mitchell, Albert Dorkman, Charlie Silverman, John Lechner, Frank Skeen, Mrs. Wendler, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Elkin, Werner Ohls, Jess Storm, Mrs. Bagoy, Gunner Navjord, John Erickson, Pat Baldwin, Fred Broadwell, J. Harry Lauder, Mr. and Mrs. Kincel, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Price, Elizabeth Bliss, Leif Strand, Mrs. Lars Padersen, and Heinie Snider. 1906-1962
23 Postcard photographs. Locations include: Anchorage, Wasilla, Matanuska Valley, and Seward. Subjects include buildings, groups of people fishing, baseball games, and parades. 1915-1927
24 Black and white tourist postcards. Locations include Shishaldin volcano, inside passage, Fairbanks, Mt. McKinley National Park, Anchorage, Matanuska Valley, Kenai Peninsula, and Wasilla. Subjects include sunsets, scenery, wildlife, sled dogs, railroad scenes, and buildings. Undated, 1910
25 Color tourist postcards. Locations include Sitka, Matanuska Valley, Mt. McKinley, Ketchikan and Anchorage. Subjects include dogs, railroad, flowers, farms, and buildings. Undated
26 Commercial tourist photograph prints. Locations include Mt. McKinley Park, Seward, Taku Glacier, Anchorage, Hatcher Pass road, Palmer, and Fire Island. Subjects include scenery, buildings, railroad, and sled dogs. Undated
27 Photo greeting cards. Subjects include a winter scenes and the Pioneers’ Home. Correspondents include George L. Johnson, William A. Hesse, and Colonel and Mrs. Mears. Undated
28 Reprints of family and historical Anchorage photographs. Subjects include ships and boats en route to Alaska, scenery, and Anchorage tent city. Undated, 1915
29 Reprints of historical commercial photographs. Subject include Knik River bridge, downtown Anchorage, Buildings, and dog teams. Undated, 1915-1916
30 Unsorted photographs. Subjects include scenery, a radio tower, and Pioneer Hall in Anchorage. Undated, 1965
31 Alaska Engineering Commission photographs. Subjects include offices, buildings, Anchorage, trains, baseball games, parades, railway construction, construction camps, and the Matanuska Valley. 1916-1919
32 H. G. Kaiser photographs (non-AEC). Subjects include Anchorage, railroads, mines, events at the Alaskan Agricultural Fair, scenery, and dog teams. 1912-1921



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