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P.I. Thomas slides

Guide to the P.I. Thomas slides
1942 April

Collection number: HMC-1361.
Creator: Thomas, P.I.
Title: P.I. Thomas slides.
Dates: 1942 April.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in the collection are in English.
Collection summary: Slides of Anchorage after the 1964 earthquake.

Biographical note:
Unknown at this time.

Collection description:
This collection consists of slides depicting damage to building and roads in Anchorage caused by the 1964 Alaska earthquake. The slides were taken for the purpose of handling claims for Kemper Insurance. The slides were taken primarily in Downtown Anchorage and the Turnagain neighborhood and show damage to business, homes, and infrastructure, like roads. Some of the slides also depict people and animals.

Arrangement: The slides are arranged in the order in which they arrived at the Archives.

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

Rights note: Archives and Special Collections does not hold copyright to this collection.

Preferred citation: P.I. Thomas slides, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Related materials: For additional collections related to the 1964 Alaska earthquake, see our 1964 Alaska earthquake collections topic guide.

Custodial history: The slides were found by Peter Walgate in a donation to a charity shop in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

Acquisition note: Peter Walgate donated the collection to the Archives and signed a deed of gift in 2021.

Processing information: This collection was described by Gwen Higgins in 2021.

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