• Due to renovations to our vault, access to our collections is limited until further notice. Please contact us for more information.

Anne and John earthquake papers

Guide to the Anne and John earthquake papers
An Alaska Historical Society collection

Collection number: HMC-1305-AHS.
Creator: Unknown.
Title: Anne and John earthquake papers.
Date: 1964.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Letters and photographs about the 1964 earthquake from Anchorage residents.

Biographical note:
Anne and John were a married couple with two daughters, Deb and Lori, living in the Turnagain-By-The-Sea neighborhood at the time of the 1964 earthquake. Both may have worked for the Alaska court system. They lived on Iliamna Avenue.

Collection description:
The collection consists of transcripts of letters written by Anne and John to family members about their experiences during and after earthquake. The collection also includes 12 black and white photographic prints of damaged areas of Anchorage.

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

Digitized copies: The twelve photographs in the collection have been digitized and placed on the Alaska’s Digital Archives. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: The Alaska Historical Society and the Archives do not hold copyright to these materials.

Preferred citation: Anne and John earthquake papers, Alaska Historical Society collections, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: This collection was donated to the Alaska Historical Society in 2018 by [x].  The Historical Society retains ownership of the collection and placed it on deposit in Archives and Special Collections in 2018.

Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2022.

Comments are closed.