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Ivan and Oro Stewart papers

Guide to the Ivan and Oro Stewart papers
circa 1961-1998

Collection number: HMC-0990.
Stewart, Ivan.
Stewart, Oro.
Title: Ivan and Oro Stewart papers.
Dates: circa 1961-1998.
Volume of collection: 9.6 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials in English.
Collection summary: Personal papers and photographs from Anchorage residents and and world travelers.

Biographical note:
The Stewarts moved to Anchorage in 1942 and opened Stewart’s Photo Shop in downtown Anchorage in 1943. Long-time gem and mineral enthusiasts, the Stewarts traveled internationally for many years as well as in Alaska. Ivan Stewart died in 1986 and Oro Stewart died in 2002.

Collection description:
This collection consists of personal documents created and maintained by Ivan and Oro Stewart. Record types include: photographic slides, travel records, Chugach Gem and Mineral Society records, property records, moving image materials, and oversize photographs. The photographs, travel records, moving image materials, and oversize photographs are primarily from the Stewarts’ travel internationally on various gem and mineral-related trips. Those trips included China, India, Bolivia, Peru, Australia, Africa and a variety of other international destinations.

Arrangement: The materials in the collection are grouped by type.

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Access restrictions: Some of the property files may contain personally identifiable information not subject to disclosure. Please contact the Archives in advance of a research visit for further information about access to these materials.

Rights note: Materials in the collection not created by the Stewarts may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Preferred citation: Ivan and Oro Stewart papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Works used in preparation of inventory:
Stewart’s Photo Shop website. “Stewart’s History.” Accessed January 14, 2011. http://www.stewartsphoto.com/stewarts-history

Acquisition note: Oro Stewart left these materials to the University as part of her estate.

Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2011.  Slides were removed from their slide trays and retained in the order in which they had been placed in the trays. Tray descriptions were transferred to the folders. The records were otherwise left in the order in which they arrived at the Archives.

Container list:

Box Description Dates
1-7 Slides. circa 1970-1994
8-10 Travel records. circa 1970-1995
11 Chugach Gem and Mineral Society records. 1969-1993
12 Property records. circa 1961-1998
13 Moving image materials. undated
14-15 Oversize photographs. undated
OSF 1 Oversize photographs and print drawing of Star. undated

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