Guide to the Seward (Alaska) residents list
Collection number: HMC-1145.
Title: Seward (Alaska) residents list.
Dates: circa 1940-1949.
Volume of collection: 0.2 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: A listing of residents in the Seward area and surrounding communities.
The papers were found among the possessions of Jane Behlke, a long-time resident of Seward. Her mother, Luella McMullen James was also a long-time resident of Seward: the collection was most likely created by one of them.
The collection consists of two types of documents. The first is a financial ledger sheets containing hand-drawn rough maps of sections of the town of Seward and names of inhabitants according to address. The second type consists of forms collecting information similar to census records: the name of a resident, twon in which he or she resides, the name of spouse, childrens’ names and ages, other household residents, length of residence in Alaska, length of residence in Seward, and whether the home is rented or owned. The second set of documents includes Moose Pass, Bell’s Landing, Cooper’s Landing, and a few for Eklutna.
Arrangement: The documents are in the order in which they arrived at the Archives. The forms are in rough geographic groupings. The two types of documents are mixed together.
Digitized copies: Digital copies of collection material are not available online. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Rights note: Copyright to the materials is unknown as the creator is unknown.
Preferred citation: Seward (Alaska) residents list, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Acquisition note: The collection was given to the Archives by Carol Fox on behalf of the family of Jane Behlke.
Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2013.