Eleanor Louise Wedge papers

Guide to the Eleanor Louise Wedge papers

Collection number: HMC-1233.
Creator: Wedge, Eleanor Louise.
Title: Eleanor Louise Wedge papers.
Dates: 1940-1941.
Volume of collection: 0.2 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary: Primarily photographs taken by the U.S. Army Air Corps.

Biographical note:
Eleanor Louise Wedge was born in Minnesota in 1915. Her family moved to California prior to 1939. Wedge graduated from UCLA with a degree as a registered dietician, and enlisted in the Women’s Army Corps during WWII. She was stationed at Fort Richardson Station Hospital from 1940-1941. Wedge was an amateur pen and ink artist and photographer.

Collection description:
The collection contains U.S. Army Air Corps photographs and a 1941 Fort Richardson Station Hospital Thanksgiving menu. The photographs depict totem poles; Alaska Natives; Alaska Railroad; Matanuska Valley; Otter Lake; Seward; the Chugach, Kenai, and Talkeetna mountain ranges; Knik River Bridge; Palmer; Knik Glacier; Anchorage; Fairbanks; children from the Eklutna Vocational School; and soldiers stationed at Fort Richardson.

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

Digitized copies: Select images 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 Eleanor Louise Wedge. The collection also contains materials not created by Wedge which are in the public domain.

Preferred citation: Eleanor Louise Wedge papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Works used in preparation of inventory: Biographical information was provided by the donor, Ann Tyree.

Acquisition note: The collection was donated to Archives by Ann Tyree, Wedge’s daughter.

Processing information: The photograph album was dismantled prior to arriving at Archives. This collection was described by Veronica Denison in 2016.

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