Guide to the Raymond Burgess survey records
Collection number: HMC-1197.
Creator: Burgess, Raymond M.
Title: Raymond Burgess survey records.
Volume of collection: 0.1 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Land surveys of Seward, Alaska.
Ray Burgess was born in 1939 in Yakima, Washington and moved to Alaska as a child. After high school he left Alaska and became a land surveyor. In 1975 he returned to Alaska, settling in Seward in 1976 and opening a surveying business called Alaska Land Surveys. He served on the Seward City Council in the 1980s. In 1992 he left Alaska and later retired. He died in 2007.
The collection consists of 35 survey drawings on mylar depicting locations within and near Seward, Alaska. The survey drawings are based on a local coordinate system developed by Mr. Burgess.
Arrangement: The mylars were retained in the order in which they were given to the Archives.
Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Preferred citation: Raymond Burgess survey records, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Acquisition note: The collection was provided to the Archives by Dick Lowman on behalf of Gene Burgess, Raymond’s son, in 2014.
Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2015.