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M/V Hygiene logbooks

Guide to the M/V Hygiene logbooks
1947, 1956-1958

Collection number: HMC-1109.
Creator: Unknown.
Title: M/V Hygiene logbooks.
Dates: 1947, 1956-1958.
Volume of collection: 0.4 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Logbooks for the ship providing health care to coastal western Alaska residents during the 1940s and 1950s.

Organizational history:
The Alaska Department of Health provided health-care services to some coastal residents of western Alaska through vessels known as the “floating clinics.” The M/S or M/V Hygiene was one of those ships.

Collection description:
The collection consists of five logbooks from the Hygiene. These include information about ports of call, repairs done on the ship, and the ship’s schedule.

Arrangement: The logbooks are in chronological order.

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

Rights note: The Archives does not own copyright to these materials.

Preferred citation: M/V Hygiene logbooks, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Related materials: A listing of health and medicine-related collections at the Archives is available in a topical guide.

Custodial history: The log books were held by the University of Alaska Fairbanks BioSciences Library. They were transferred to the Alaska and Polar Regions collections of the Rasmuson Library.

Acquisition note: The logbooks were transferred to Archives and Special Collections along with the Alaska Nurses’ Association collection from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Rasmuson Library, Alaska and Polar Regions Collections. As the logbooks had not yet been incorporated into the Nurses’ Association collection at the time of their transfer, they were accessioned separately into their own collection at Archives and Special Collections.

Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2012.

Container list:

Folder Description
1 1947 August-November
2 1956 November 7-1957 April 6
3 1957 April 7-July 28
4 1957 July 29-October 4
5 Recommendations for 1958 drydocking


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