Guide to the Lynn McConnell photographs and papers
Collection number: HMC-1049.
Creator: McConnell, Lynn.
Title: Lynn McConnell photographs and papers.
Volume of collection: 0.2 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials in English.
Collection summary: Photographs and a few documents from an Anchorage showgirl.
Lynn McConnell came to Alaska in 1977 under contract to the Jess Mack Agency (Las Vegas, Nevada) to work as a showgirl at the Kit Kat Club in south Anchorage. She also worked at Embers on 5th Avenue in downtown Anchorage.
The collection contains photographs, postcards, clippings, and Lynn McConnell’s original contract. Club materials include staging test shots, act rehearsal photographs, behind-the-scenes candid photographs, and clippings of club advertisements. Other photographs include Anchorage-area scenery and buildings, leisure hours activities including visits to Alyeska ski resort and the Bird House bar in Indian, a drag race, and another showgirl’s wedding. Photographs also include images sent to Lynn McConnell from her showgirl friends after they had left Alaska.
Arrangement: Materials were grouped by Lynn McConnell by topic and include description and commentary on the documents and photographs.
Digitized copies: Digital copies of collection material not available online. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Access restrictions: Archives and Special Collections holds copyright to collection materials created by Lynn McConnell.
Rights note: Copyright to some materials in the collection is not held by Archives and use restrictions may apply.
Preferred citation: Lynn McConnell photographs and papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Acquisition note: The collection was given to the Archives by Lynn McConnell in 2009.
Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2009.