John Shipman scrapbook

Guide to the John Shipman scrapbook

Collection number: HMC-1018-AHS.
Creator: Shipman, John.
Title: John Shipman scrapbook.
Date: 1964.
Volume of collection: 0.2 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Scrapbook documenting the Alaska earthquake of 1964.

Biographical note:
John Shipman was an Anchorage resident at the time of the Alaska earthquake in March 1964.

Collection description:
The collection consists of a scrapbook compiled by Anchorage resident John Shipman relating to the Alaska earthquake of 1964. The collection contains twelve letters written to Shipman and his family from concerned friends and relatives; 35 photographs of earthquake damage around Anchorage; publications about the earthquake; and newspaper clippings relating to the military’s role in earthquake cleanup.

Arrangement: All materials organized in the manner in which they were originally presented to the Archives.

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: John Shipman scrapbook, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Related materials: For other materials in the Archives relating to the Alaska earthquake of 1964, see the “1964 Alaska earthquake collections” research guide.

Acquisition note: This collection was presented to the Alaska Historical Society by Michael McDonald in 2000. It was then deposited in the Archives.

Processing information: This collection was described by Kathy Hertel in 2001.  The guide to the collection was revised by Megan K. Friedel in 2011.

Container list:



Description Date
1/1 Letters to the Shipman family from friends outside inquiring about the family’s condition after the earthquake 1964 March-April
1/2 – 1/3 Photographs and contact prints of earthquake damage in the downtown and Turnagain Heights areas of Anchorage. 1964
1/4 Publications, including Alaska Medicine (Vol. 6, No. 2, June 1964), Alaska Sportsman (June 1964), and Great Alaska Earthquake, A Pictorial Review (1964) 1964
1/5 U.S. Army photographs of earthquake damage from an unknown publication. 1964
1/6 Newspaper clippings 1964

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