Guide to the Bob and Marie Logan slides
Collection number: HMC-1071.
Title: Bob and Marie Logan slides.
Dates: circa 1945 -1962.
Volume of collection: 0.2 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Color slides belonging to an Alaska state senator and his wife.
Balfour John “Bob” Logan (1906-1974) and his wife, Marie R. Logan (1900-1985), lived in Cordova, Alaska. Bob was a marine surveyor by trade and owned a boat salvage and insurance company in Cordova. His company also inspected pipe for the Alaska pipeline. Bob Logan was elected as one of Alaska’s first state senators in the Alaska legislature and served from 1958-1962 as a Democrat from Cordova. The Logans later moved to Anchorage.
The collection contains 628 color slides taken by Bob and Marie Logan that date from circa 1945-1962. Most of the slides were taken in 1962, and subjects include a flight tour around the state with the U. S. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, the salmon fishing industry at King Salmon, aerial photographs of glaciers and towns such as Anchorage, Cordova, Valdez, and Fairbanks, military personnel of the Alaskan Air Command and the United States Army Arctic Test Board at Fort Greely, and Mount McKinley National Park. These also include a significant number of images of Barrow and Kotzebue, depicting blanket tosses, Alaska Natives, sled dogs, and walrus hunting. Other Alaska-related slides in the collection include a series labeled “John’s photos” that date from circa 1953-1962 and contains images of Glacier Bay and other Alaska locations. There are also slides depicting a pilgrimage to Lourdes, France in 1958 where Pope Pius XII appeared to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Marian apparitions, as well as slides of the 1962 World’s Fair in Seattle.
Arrangement: The slides are arranged in the order in which they arrived at the Archives.
Digitized copies: Selected slides in this collection have been digitized and are available online in Alaska’s Digital Archives. For information about obtaining digital copies, contact Archives and Special Collections.
Rights note: Archives and Special Collections does not own copyright to this collection.
Preferred citation: Bob and Marie Logan slides, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Custodial history: Bob and Marie Logan gave this collection to Lucy W. Whitehead of Anchorage, who donated it to the Archives.
Acquisition note: This collection was donated to the Archives by Lucy W. Whitehead in July 2010.
Processing information: This collection was described by Megan K. Friedel in 2010.