Guide to the Edith and Edward Lindsay papers
Collection number: HMC-1135.
Lindsay, Edith (1907-1990).
Lindsay, Edward (1907-2000).
Title: Edith and Edward Lindsay papers.
Volume of collection: 0.25 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Photographs and personal letters related to the 1964 Alaska earthquake.
Edward Lindsay was appointed Director of Collections, U.S. Internal Revenue Service’s Alaska region in 1958 and worked and lived in Anchorage from 1958 to 1968 when he retired and returned to Bellingham, Washington. Edith, his wife, and their daughter Laurie moved to Anchorage in 1959. Edith worked at the Smart Shop, a ladies apparel shop on 4th Avenue in Anchorage. Laurie was in college in Bellingham in 1964. The Lindsays lived in the Turnagain Arms Apartments on 3rd Avenue at the time of the earthquake. [Biographical description provided by Doug and Laurie Lindsay Lundgren.]
The collection consists of photographs taken by Edward Lindsay and letters written by both Edith and Edward to their daughter, Laurie, in the aftermath of the 1964 Good Friday earthquake. The collection contains 64 35mm color slides, 63 black and white photographic prints, and 14 letters.
Arrangement: Collection materials are grouped by format. The letters are arranged in chronological order.
Digitized copies: Select photograph have been digitzed and are available on Alaska’s Digital Archives by searching “Edith and Edward Lindsay.”
Rights note: Archives and Special Collections holds rights to the materials.
Preferred citation: Edith and Edward Lindsay papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Acquisition note: The collection was given to the Archives by Laurie Lindsay Lundgren in 2013.
Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2013. Olga Lopatina digitized the photographs in the collection.