Guide to the Eleanor Louise Wedge papers
Collection number: HMC-1233.
Creator: Wedge, Eleanor Louise.
Title: Eleanor Louise Wedge papers.
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.
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.
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.