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Bernasconi family papers

Guide to the Bernasconi family papers
1917, 1961-1966

Collection number: HMC-1161.
Creator: Bernasconi, Jean.
Title: Bernasconi family papers.
Dates: 1917, 1961-1966.
Volume of collection: 0.02 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Photographs primarily of the Anchorage area after the 1964 earthquake.

Biographical note:
Jean Bernasconi was married to Victor F. Bernasconi, who retired as Anchorage’s fire chief in 1972 when they moved out of state.

Collection description:
The collection contains 35 mm slides, some clippings, and a few photographs. The bulk of the collection is slides which include some social events between 1961 and 1964 and then primarily images of earthquake damage to the Anchorage area in 1964. The clippings mostly relate to Victor Bernasconi’s work with the Anchorage Fire Department. The photographs are prints from Anchorage circa 1917.

Arrangement: The materials in the collection are arranged by format type. The slides are arranged by the dates printed on the slide mounts.

Digitized copies: 148 photographs from the collection have been digitized and are available on Alaska’s Digital Archives. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: The Archives holds copyright to materials created by Jean Bernasconi. Other materials in the collection may be subject to copyright not held by the Archives.

Preferred citation: Bernasconi family papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The collection was given to the Archives by Victor Bernasconi, son of Jean and Victor F. Bernasconi.

Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2014.

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