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Lena Smith letters

Guide to the Lena Smith letters
An Alaska Historical Society collection

Collection number: HMC-1316-AHS.
Creator: Smith, Lena.
Title: Lena Smith letters.
Date: 1964.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Letters written about the 1964 Alaska earthquake.

Biographical note:
Lena Smith was married to Roger Smith. The family were residents of Spenard at the time of the 1964 Alaska earthquake.

Collection description:
The letters were written by Lena Smith on behalf of her family to family members outside of Alaska. In them she talks about how the family and community are responding to the earthquake damage. The letters date between the end of March and June, 1964.

Arrangement: The letters are in chronological order.

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Copyright to the materials is held by the Alaska Historical Society.

Preferred citation: Lena Smith letters, 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 2019 by Tom Knowles, Lena Smith’s nephew.  The Historical Society retains ownership of the collection and placed it on deposit in Archives and Special Collections in 2019.

Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2019.

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