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Wanda A. Wheeler slides

Guide to the Wanda A. Wheeler slides


Collection number: HMC-1189.
Creator: Wheeler, Wanda A.
Title: Wanda A. Wheeler slides.
Date: 1964.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary: Images of 1964 earthquake damage.

Biographical note:
Wanda Wheeler (née Anderson) was born in 1914 in Idaho. Wheeler moved to Alaska and worked for the Soil Conservation Service in Palmer. In 1951, she married Wayne Wheeler. Wanda Wheeler died in 2007.

Collection description:
The collection contains 35mm slides, most of which were taken by Wanda Wheeler in the aftermath of the 1964 earthquake. The images depict damages to buildings and neighborhoods in Anchorage, including Government Hill and Turnagain, downtown Anchorage and 4th Avenue, Ship Creek and the Alaska Railroad yard, Elmendorf Air Force Base, and houses along 8th Avenue.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in the order in which it arrived at the Archives.

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

Rights note: Archives and Special Collection holds copyright to materials created by Wanda Wheeler.

Preferred citation: Wanda A. Wheeler slides, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Works used in preparation of inventory:
Wheeler, W. (2018). Wanda Wheeler’s Obituary on Post Register. [online] Post Register. Available at: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/postregister/obituary.aspx?n=wanda-wheeler&pid=97473586 [Accessed 13 Sep. 2018].

Acquisition note: The collection was donated to Archives and Special Collections by Sandra Quimby, Wanda Wheeler’s daughter. Quimby signed a deed of gift at the time of donation.

Processing information: This collection was described by Veronica Denison in 2018.

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