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Don Schwartz papers

Guide to the Don Schwartz papers
An Alaska Historical Society collection

Collection number: HMC-1354-AHS.
Creator: Schwartz, Don.
Title: Don Schwartz papers.
Date: 1959.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Letter and photographs from a Coast Guard serviceman stationed in Ketchikan.

Biographical note:
Don Schwartz was a serviceman stationed aboard a Coast Guard buoy tender, the White Holly, homeported in Ketchikan, Alaska. He may have been from Minnesota.

Collection description:
The collection consists of a letter and photographs. The letter was written to a friend, Red Midtbo, and talks about the area, the weather, and Don’s activities. The nine photographic slides include local totem poles, a photograph of the buoy tender,  a photograph of a support boat, and a photograph of a man at a table onboard a ship.

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

Digitized copies: The nine photographic slides in the collection have been digitized and can be found on Alaska’s Digital Archives. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: The Alaska Historical Society does not own copyright to these materials.

Preferred citation: Don Schwartz 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 2021 by Thomas Midtbo.  The Historical Society retains ownership of the collection and placed it on deposit in Archives and Special Collections in 2021.

Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2021.

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