Guide to the McGlashan and Monsen family photographs
Collection number: HMC-1278.
Monsen, Martha McGlashan.
Monsen, Melvin Sr.
Title: McGlashan and Monsen family photographs.
Dates: circa 1880-1974.
Volume of collection: 0.7 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary: Photographs primarily taken in Naknek and Akutan.
Martha McGlashan was born in Akutan in 1890. She married Martin Monsen in 1912 and the couple moved to Naknek. Martha was a postmistress and midwife in Naknek for many years, before moving to the Palmer Pioneer Home in 1979. Martin Monsen was born in Stavanger, Norway in 1873, and came to Bristol Bay in 1898. He was a winter watchman at the Naknek Packing Company cannery. Martin died in 1950, and Martha died in 1981.
The collection contains photographs taken or collected by Martha McGlashan Monsen. Subjects of photographs include Naknek, Akutan, St. Paul, St. George, Unalaska, Red Salmon Cannery, Graveyard Cannery, Naknek Packing, Pacific American Fisheries, Nakeen Cannery, the Monsen and McGlashan families, reindeer herding, fishing, hunting, caches, camps, and sailboats on the Naknek River.
Arrangement: The collection is arranged in the order in which it arrived at Archives and Special Collections.
Digitized copies: Selected 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: Archives and Special Collections holds copyright to materials created by Martha McGlashan Monsen and Melvin Monsen Sr.
Preferred citation: McGlashan and Monsen family photographs, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Works used in preparation of inventory:
Biographical information was provided by the donor.
Acquisition note: The collection was donated to Archives and Special Collections by Melvin Monsen Sr., son of Martha McGlashan Monsen, in 2018.
Processing information: This collection was described by Veronica Denison in 2018.